Another coveted Norcross football star has accepted an offer to play in a prestigious all-star game.
Rising senior Prince Kent will play in the 2009 Under Armour All-American All-Star Game presented by ESPN, giving the Blue Devils two high-level all-stars in as many seasons. Brice Butler, a senior at Norcross, played in the 2008 U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
Kent, a highly touted defensive back/wide receiver prospect, will join some of the nation's best at the second annual Under Armour game in Orlando, Fla., at Disney's Wide World of Sports. The game is scheduled for Jan. 4, 2009.
"(Kent's) very excited," Norcross head coach Keith Maloof said. "It's a great honor for him, just like it was for Brice to play in the U.S. Army All-American game. Any time you get to that level, it's impressive. Those are the top two (all-star) games in the country."
Buford senior Omar Hunter played in the inaugural Under Armour game
earlier this year. Butler was the first Gwinnett product to play in the U.S. Army game, although he was the second local player selected. Greater Atlanta Christian's Caleb King was named to the U.S. Army team, but missed the game with an injury.
Kent, a 6-foot-3, 205-pounder, is being recruited primarily as a defensive back at both the cornerback and safety positions. He has scholarship offers from North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Vanderbilt, Boston College, North Carolina State, Alabama, Miami, Clemson, Georgia Tech, Maryland, Mississippi State and LSU.
Teammate and fellow rising senior D.J. Adams also is under consideration for postseason all-star games. The running back sports offers from North Carolina, N.C. State, Wake Forest, Boston College, Maryland, Mississippi State, Clemson and Rutgers.