(Wharton, N.J.) Oct. 11, 2012 – John Montelus of Everett High School, Everett, Mass., has been selected to play in the 2013 U.S. Army All-American Bowl, joining an elite group of All-Americans. Those selected will play in the game on Saturday, January 5, 2013, at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. The annual East vs. West match-up will be televised live on NBC at 1:00 p.m. EST and will feature the nation’s top 90 high school football players.
The 6-foot-5, 295-pounder bolsters an impressive roster for the U.S. Army All-American contest. Montelus is currently rated as the No. 2 offensive guard in the country by Scout.com, making him a four-star prospect.
Montelus has made a non-binding verbal commitment to sign with Notre Dame on National Letter of Intent Day.
Scout Eval - "Montelus’ feet are always moving, and moving quickly and freely. He slides well, he is well-balanced and his athleticism exudes. He has tremendous explosion, he stands defenders up quickly and not only does he have a good first punch, he is quick to deliver a second one if needed. His kick-step is good, and although he plays left tackle in high school, his body is built to play guard since he doesn’t have the natural length of most college offensive tackles." - Brian Dohn, Scout.com East Coast Analyst
“John is a talented athlete whose leadership and teamwork qualities have made him a standout at Everett High School,” said John Myers, Director of Marketing, Army Marketing and Research Group. “Only the strongest wear the Army colors, and John possesses mental, emotional and physical strengths similar to the Army Strong Soldier, that have afforded him that honor. We are proud to welcome all of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl players and commend each of them on their selection.”
Montelus was selected by the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Selection Committee.
For more than a decade, 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. Andrew Luck, Mark Sanchez, Tim Tebow, Ndamukong Suh, and Marcus Lattimore all made their national debuts as U.S. Army All-Americans. In the 2012 NFL Draft Andrew Luck became the first U.S. Army All-American Bowl alumnus to be selected with the first overall pick. The 2012 U.S. Army All-American Bowl drew a record crowd of 39,011 to the Alamodome, and was the most-watched sporting event on television over the weekend, excluding the NFL playoffs.
--Originally Published by Greg Powers--