Semper Fidelis All American Bowl Participants: Michigan

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12Feb 2016
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Semper Fidelis All American Bowl Participants: Michigan

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:

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

Grant Newsome – OT – Lawrenceville (NJ) School


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

Mario Ojemudia – DE – Farmington Hills (MI) Harrison

*Will participate in the upcoming contest

3Jan 2016
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2016 Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl rosters

Brad Hawkins, Jr.

The 2016 Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl will be played on January 3, 2016, at 9:00 p.m. EST. It will be broadcast on Fox Sports 1. Michigan has a couple commits participating in the 2016 version, and here’s a list of all the Michigan targets involved.

T.J. Chase – WR – FL (Clemson)
Messiah DeWeaver – QB – OH (Michigan State)
Will Fries – OT – NJ (Penn State)
Brad Hawkins, Jr. – WR – NJ (Michigan)
Khaleke Hudson – S – PA
Josh Imatorbhebhe – WR – GA (USC)
Ron Johnson, Jr. – DE – NJ (Michigan)
Khalid Kareem – DE – MI (Notre Dame)
Jay Jay McCargo – OT – NC (North Carolina)
Diondre Overton – WR – NC
Jamal Pettigrew – TE – LA (LSU)
Andrew Pryts – S – PA (Penn State)
Koby Quansah – LB – CT (Duke)

Amani Bledsoe – DE – KS
Isaiah Chambers – DE – TX (TCU)
Demetric Felton – RB – CA (UCLA)
Theo Howard – WR – CA (UCLA)
Jared Mayden – CB – TX (Oregon)
C.J. Pollard – S – CA (USC)
J.D. Spielman – CB – MN (Nebraska)

If you’re interested in these types of things, Will Fries – who will probably miss the game due to injury – is still being recruited by Chris Partridge and the Wolverines. Khaleke Hudson is taking an official visit to Michigan the weekend of January 15th. Also, Messiah DeWeaver was committed to Michigan during the Brady Hoke tenure before decommitting and then choosing the Spartans.

4Jan 2015
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2015 Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl rosters

Grant Newsome (image via

The 2015 version of the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl will be played on Sunday, January 4, at 9:00 p.m. EST. It will be played in California and aired on Fox Sports 1. One current Michigan commit will be on the field in offensive tackle Grant Newsome, and you can also see former Michigan commit Darian Roseboro and the son of Michigan legend Tyrone Wheatley.

Pat Allen – OL – Maryland
Zach Giella – OL – Georgia (Clemson)
Grant Newsome – OL – New Jersey (Michigan)
Kirk Merritt – WR – Louisiana
Tyrone Wheatley, Jr. – TE – New York
Darian Roseboro – DE – North Carolina (North Carolina State)
Darrell Taylor – DE – Virginia (Tennessee)
Tyriq Thompson – LB – Michigan (Michigan State)
Rashard Causey – CB – Florida (Florida International)
Mook Reynolds – CB – North Carolina (Virginia Tech)
Jordan Whitehead – CB – Pennsylvania (Pitt)

Miles Boykin – WR – Illinois (Notre Dame)
Shane Lemieux – OL – Washington (Oregon)
Cameron Townsend – LB – Texas (Texas)

Players expected to commit during the game are:
OL Pat Allen
QB Dwayne Lawson
ATH Austin Joyner

5Jan 2014
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2014 Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl rosters

Illinois linebacker Kyron Watson was close to committing to Michigan at one time

The Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl will take place on Sunday, January 5th, at 9:00 p.m. It will be broadcast on Fox Sports 1. Last year’s game included current Michigan freshmen Maurice Hurst, Jr. and Ross Douglas, but this year no Michigan commits are playing in the game. Here are the guys who were offered by Michigan:

Saeed Blacknall – WR – New Jersey (Rutgers)
Orlando Brown, Jr. – OT – Georgia (Tennessee)
Mattrell McGraw – S – Louisiana
Darrion Owens – LB – Florida (Miami)
Jimmie Swain IV – LB – Kansas
Kyron Watson – LB – Illinois (Kansas)

Steven Parker – S – Oklahoma
Adarius Pickett – CB – California (UCLA)

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Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl analysis

Ross Douglas and Maurice Hurst, Jr. were Michigan’s two representatives in the
Semper Fi All-American Bowl, which their East Team won (image via Scout)

Ross Douglas, CB: Douglas wore #6 and was a backup cornerback.  He was beaten for a touchdown in the first quarter on a fade route by Devon Allen, but it should have been incomplete because Allen dropped the ball as he hit the ground; the coverage was pretty good.  Ross also allowed a couple short completions, but came up well to tackle.  On the opening kickoff of the second half, Ross laid a big hit on the West returner.  Despite the touchdown, Douglas acquitted himself fairly well and met my expectations.

Maurice Hurst, Jr., DT:
 Hurst wore #50 and started at defensive tackle.  He was one of the top performers throughout the week, and on the East’s first defensive series, he shed the offensive guard immediately and made a sack for eight yards.  He got penetration pretty consistently and put pressure on the quarterback, but he missed a couple tackles.  He will also have to work on his technique against double teams; I don’t think he’s used to playing against kids who can actually block him, even two-on-one.  Overall, Hurst looked like one of the best defensive linemen on the field, although the Semper Fi game has less talent overall than the other two high school All-American games.