Three standout juniors from Gwinnett County have made commitments to the 2014 U.S. Army All-American Bowl, the prestigious annual showcase for high school football's elite college prospects.
Norcross' Lorenzo Carter, Buford's Korie Rogers and Peachtree Ridge's Nick Glass have returned commitment papers for the next Army event, scheduled for January, 2014 at the Alamodome in San Antonio. U.S. Army Bowl national scouting director Erik Richards, one of seven people on the selection committee, confirmed those players' commitments.
"I've seen Korie play a lot in the youth league coming up and I coached him as a 10-year-old, I know what kind of player he is," Richards said. "Nick Glass transferred in (to Gwinnett) and I think he'll be a welcome addition to Gwinnett County footbal. He's a well-respected player. I didn't know a lot about Lorenzo Carter until recently, but he's a great kid on and off the field."
Richards said several other Gwinnett juniors are under consideration for the showcase, but those three are the only commitments at the moment. Three selections is still a milestone for Gwinnett, which has never had more than one player compete in the Army game.
Carter, a highly touted defensive end, made a Gwinnett-best 17 sacks this past season as Norcross won its first state championship. The 6-foot-5 , 230-pounder already has numerous scholarship offers, including schools like Alabama, Florida and Notre Dame.
Rogers, a 6-2, 210-pound linebacker, helped Buford to the Class AAA state title as a junior and made 91 tackles, seven sacks and four interceptions. His offer list includes programs like Georgia, Florida and Clemson.
Glass played last season at St. Pius before transferring to Peachtree Ridge. The 6-2, 200-pound safety committed to Georgia last April.