Semper Fidelis All American Bowl Participants: Michigan

Semper Fidelis All American Bowl Participants: Michigan


February 12, 2016

Mario Ojemudia

The Semper Fidelis All American Bowl was played in January. It was just the fifth year of the game, but here’s the very short list of Michigan commits who have participated in the tradition:

2016
Brad Hawkins, Jr. – WR – Camden, NJ
Khaleke Hudson – S – McKeesport, PA
Ron Johnson, Jr. – DE – Camden, NJ
Tru Wilson – S – Warren, MI

2015
Grant Newsome – OT – Lawrenceville (NJ) School

2014
None

2013
Ross Douglas – CB – Avon (OH) Avon
Maurice Hurst, Jr. – DT – Westwood (MA) Xaverian Brothers

2012
Mario Ojemudia – DE – Farmington Hills (MI) Harrison

*Will participate in the upcoming contest

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    Juicy Juice
    Aug 13, 2012 at 8:15 AM

    Do you think this game has the potential to achieve the same amount of prestige as the other two major all-star games? The UA game did it with the power of ESPN behind it, not sure if semper fi can do the same….

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      Aug 13, 2012 at 11:04 AM

      No, I don't think it will get as big as the others. It's starting from behind, and as you said, the UA game got jump-started because of its attachment to ESPN. Unless sponsorships get mucked up or some new allegiances are made, the Semper Fi bowl will probably be a second-tier game.

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    Anonymous
    Aug 28, 2012 at 11:42 AM

    Wrong…Definitely think they'll achieve the success Tom Lemming Chris Dombroski and Brett Cooper are apart of the committee…These men were largely part of the success of the AA game…There are many great athletes in this nation that didn't get picked for the other games but that doesn't mean they couldn't compete either! Semper Fi allows those players to have a plateau to stand on…

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      Aug 28, 2012 at 12:00 PM

      Does that really mean I'm wrong? Or does it mean that you have a different opinion? I think it's the latter.

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    Juicy Juice
    Sep 26, 2012 at 10:32 PM

    Kyle Bosch is a consensus top 100 player (i think?) I wonder why he chose this game when at this point it's considered behind the other 2 in prestige. Could be still end up playing in one of the big 2?

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    Anonymous
    Jan 03, 2014 at 9:46 PM

    I thought Hurst was in the Semper Fi bowl last year..

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      Jan 05, 2014 at 9:14 PM

      Yes, he was. I must have had a brain fart when I had Charlton listed instead of Hurst.

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    UM_1973
    Feb 13, 2016 at 1:37 AM

    Thunder, what is your impression of Tru Wilson? I am amazed we managed to get a sempre fidelis participants to join us as a walk on. Second coming of KOVACS?

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      Feb 13, 2016 at 4:41 AM

      I was familiar with Wilson long before I thought he would be an option for us. I run Recruiting Season and keep track of in-state players who are being recruited, and he was one of the guys I’d tracked for a year or so. Based on what I’ve seen of other preferred walk-ons in recent years, I think Wilson is the best skill walk-on we’ll have brought in during that span. If anyone has a chance to be the second coming of Kovacs, it would be him…or Jordan Glasgow, since both of his brothers turned out to be pretty good. Wilson is better than Bo Dever, Jack Wangler, Tyler Cochran, A.J. Pearson, etc.

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