The US Army All-American Bowl game had some of the best talent in high school football on Saturday. Two of those recruits, wide receiver Jamil Kamara and running back Joe Mixon, announced their commitment during the game with the Wisconsin Badgers as one of the final three schools for both stars.
The Badgers missed out on both top-notch football players.
Kamara was one of the first players to declare, committing to the Virginia Cavaliers during the first quarter of the game. Jamil, who is a native of Virginia Beach, VA, decided to stay in his home state to play college football. The four-star athlete as 247Sports has him is a versatile receiver that will be a great addition to Cavaliers head coach Mike London and company.
Joe Mixon, who was named MVP of the All-American bowl, was the final declaration of the day as he announced in the waning minutes of the game that he will be playing for Bob Stoops and the Oklahoma Sooners. The five-star and top all-purpose back in the nation was the most anticipated decision of the day. Mixon chose the Sooners over the Badgers and the UCLA Bruins. After his announcement he admitted that the Sooners win over Alabama in the Sugar Bowl had a huge impact as to why he choose Oklahoma. A huge get for Stoops as Mixon follows in the footsteps of Sooners great and 2012 NFL MVP Adrian Peterson.
As for the Badgers, it was a long shot to get both of these recruits so for me not really a big surprise in how it turned out. Back to the drawing board for coach Gary Andersen and company to try to land some big name recruits in next year’s class.