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Locals take part in U.S. Army Combine

Tim Burton, Bobby Hart, Daniel Ring and Denzel Wimberly of Cardinal Gibbson High School; Pastel Francis and Jared Maldonado of Hollywood Hills High School; Brandon Fulse of Fort Meade High School (Fort Meade); Kyle Joyer and Conner Louis of Tampa Catholic High School (Tampa); Max Lang of Boone High School (Orlando); Sean McVay, Steven Montgomery and Nick North of McArthur High School; Marken Michel of American Heritage-Plantation High School; and Anthony Rabasa of Christopher Columbus High School have been selected to participate in the 2010 U.S. Army National Combine, joining an elite group of the nation’s best underclass student-athletes. The Combine will take place on January 7-9, 2010, during “Bowl Week”—the week-long festivities leading up to the 2010 U.S. Army All-American Bowl on Saturday, January 9, 2010, at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. The annual classic East vs. West match-up will be televised live on NBC at 1:00 PM EST and will feature the nation’s top 90 high school football players.
 
The three-day event, held annually in association with the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, is the first opportunity for the nation’s top underclassmen to demonstrate their physical talent and compete against one another amongst high school and college football’s top scouting organizations, as well as the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Selection Committee, which features Tom Lemming and Rivals.com.
 
Modeled after the NFL combine, all combine tests and competitive drills will take place in the Alamodome. Athletes will receive apparel and gear at the event. In addition, athletes will receive lunch, bus transportation, and a ticket to attend the 2010 U.S. Army All-American Bowl. 

U.S. Army National Combine alumni include: Ted Ginn Jr. (Miami Dolphins), Donte Whitner (Buffalo Bills), Jamaal Charles (Kansas City Chiefs), Tim Tebow (Florida), Colt McCoy (Texas), Matt Stafford (Detroit Lions), Tom Zbikowski (Baltimore Ravens), Myron Rolle (Florida State), Derrick Williams (Detroit Lions) and Armando Allen (Notre Dame)
 
For 10 years, the U.S. Army All-American Bowl has been the nation’s premier high school football game, serving as the preeminent launching pad for America’s future college and NFL stars. Adrian Peterson, Reggie Bush, Mark Sanchez, Tim Tebow, and Terrelle Pryor all made their national debuts as U.S. Army All-Americans.  Last year the U.S. Army All-American Bowl drew more than 32,000 fans to the game at the Alamodome along with being the most watched sporting event on television over the weekend, besides the NFL Playoffs. Last spring, eight alumni of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl were selected in the first round of the NFL Draft.
 
For more information on the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, U.S. Army National Combine and their related events visit www.usarmyallamericanbowl.com & www.goarmy.com/events/aab.  The U.S. Army All-American Bowl is owned by SportsLink, a New Jersey-based sport marketing and event management company.

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