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2013 MSU commit Jake Thomas invited to U19 Team USA game

  • thanks to stoms for the tip, I talked with Team USA executive director Garrett Shea just now and he said Jake made the 46-member roster for U19 Team USA.
    They will face an International team on Feb. 5th in Austin Texas and the game will be televised by CBSSports network. Congrats to Jake!
    http://247sports.com/Player/Jake-Thomas-14689

  • Big Congrats to Jake Thomas. Flowers seems to be doing really well at MS/AL game as well. I feel pretty good about this OL class once they get a year or two in the weight program. If we could land Odogwu as the other OT prospect opposite of Flowers then that lets us move Thomas, Mix, and Clayborn inside to the OG position. Combine those guys along with Desper, Cole Carter, Senior and Malone and suddenly you start to see a pretty solid OL developing for the future.

  • AlCoDog

    Congrats to Jake!

    I have a question about this team USA competition. It says they play an international team on 2/5/12. Are all of their games vs. international competition? How good are international players? Is it like USA Basketball before all of the other countries developed good basketball?

    GTHOM

  • Here is the release and noticed Austin Droogsma made it to:

    NINE OFFENSIVE LINEMEN ANNOUNCED
    FOR 2013 U.S. UNDER-19 NATIONAL TEAM IN FOOTBALL

    Offensive linemen AUBRY BEAL of DeSoto (Texas) High School, JAKE CAMPOS of West Des Moines (Iowa) Valley High School, DAVID DAWSON of Detroit (Mich.) Cass Technical High School, AUSTIN DROOGSMA of Gulf Breeze (Fla.) High School, JACK KURZU of St. Louis (Mo.) Mary Institute Country Day School, MATTHEW MILLER of Toledo (Ohio) St. John’s Jesuit High School, DONOVAN MUNGER of Shaker Heights (Ohio) High School, JOSHUA OUTLAW of Lithonia (Ga.) Martin Luther King High School and JAKE THOMAS of Columbus (Miss.) High School were selected to play on the 2013 U.S. Under-19 National Team, assembled by USA Football. The team will compete 8 p.m. CT Feb. 5 – the night before National Signing Day – in the fourth annual International Bowl in Austin, Texas.

    The International Bowl is an annual competition that unites nations that comprise the International Federation of American Football (IFAF). The IFAF World Team includes players age 19-and-under from outside the United States. IFAF is composed of 64 countries spanning six continents that possess a national federation dedicated solely to American football.

    The 2013 International Bowl will be played at Kelly Reeves Athletic Complex in Austin, Texas. Both teams will field a roster of 45 players. Team USA’s players and coaches are selected by USA Football.

    Beal has played left tackle, center, defensive tackle and long snapper at DeSoto. He is undecided on a college and is considering scholarship offers from schools such as Army, Northern Colorado and Cornell.

    Campos’ play along the offensive front helped Valley reach the quarterfinals of the Iowa 4A playoffs in 2012. The 6-foot-7 Campos is staying close to home for college as he is verbally committed to Iowa State.

    Dawson has played multiple roles at Cass Technical, seeing action on both sides of the line. He joins Cass Tech teammate Jourdan Lewis on Team USA. Dawson is undecided but is considering offers from Alabama, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State and others.

    Droogsma played primarily along the interior of the Gulf Breeze offensive line as the Dolphins advanced to the 5A state playoffs. He is undecided on his college choice but has offers from Clemson, Florida State and Georgia Tech.

    Kurzuis a powerful interior lineman who was a two-year starter at MICDS. His play at right guard enabled the Rams to break multiple passing records in 2012. Kurzu is verbally committed to Oklahoma State.

    Miller displayed his versatility during his time at St. John’s by playing multiple positions for the Titans, including offensive tackle and defensive end. Miller had 33 pancake blocks as a senior and was named first team All-Ohio. On defense, he made 38 tackles, eight quarterback pressures and forced two fumbles. Miller has verbally committed to Wisconsin.

    Munger had 34 pancake blocks as an offensive tackle for Shaker Heights in 2012. On defense, he recorded 70 tackles, including 14 tackles for loss, six sacks and 23 quarterback hurries. Munger is verbally committed to Ohio State.

    Outlaw spent time primarily at left tackle for Martin Luther King. His protection of the blindside propelled the Lions to a third straight 5A Region 6 championship. M.L. King hasn’t lost a regular season game since 2010. Outlaw currently holds offers from Arkansas, Florida, Georgia and South Carolina, among others.

    Thomas paved the way up front for Columbus as a senior, helping the Falcons make the playoffs for the first time since 2005. The 6-foot-6, 305-pounder was named to the 2012 Mississippi All-Star team and is verbally committed to Mississippi State.

    USA Football will announce 2013 U.S. Under-19 National Team players in their position groups through mid-December.

    Team USA is led by AARON BRADY, head coach of Washington, D.C., Gonzaga College High School. Brady, 36, is 23-11 since being named the head coach of Gonzaga in 2010. In 2011, Brady guided the Eagles to the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference championship game for the first time in 10 years.

    Familiar with the International Bowl, Brady was a defensive assistant for the 2011 U.S. team that won, 21-14, in Austin. Additionally, he has spent the past two summers with USA Football’s U-15 program and has traveled to Sweden teaching the game in conjunction with Sweden’s football federation.

    A national team exemption granted by the NCAA allows high school seniors to play for USA Football and not have their participation count as one of their two permitted all-star game appearances. The International Bowl is recognized as a national team competition.

    USA Football is the sport’s national governing body in the United States and is the official youth football development partner of the NFL and NFL Players Association.

    TUOMAS HEIKKINEN of Finland is the IFAF World Team’s head coach. Heikkinen was the World Team’s defensive backs coach in 2011 and 2012, and the five-time Coach of the Year in Finland was inducted into the Finnish American Football Federation Hall of Fame in 2008.

    The U.S. Under-19 team is 7-2 in international play, including 2-1 in the International Bowl. The World Team won, 35-29, last February in Austin.

    U.S. Under-19 National Team alumni include:

    IFAF World Team alumni include:

    · RB David Wilson, N.Y. Giants (2009 team)

    · DE Mehdi Abdesmad, Boston College/Canada (2010 team)

    · QB Kevin Hogan, Stanford (2011)

    · DL Aiulua Fanene, Arizona/American Samoa (2010)

    · WR Jaxon Shipley, Texas (2011)

    · DE Bjoern Werner, Florida State/Germany (2010)

    · DL Stephon Tuitt, Notre Dame (2011)

    · RB Todd Gurley, Georgia (2012)

    · DT Jesse Williams, Alabama/Australia (2010)

    · OL Aleksandar Milanovic, Sacramento State/Austria (2011)

    Coaches, players, venues and ticket information will be announced in the coming months.

    The U.S. National Team program can be followed on Facebook (www.facebook.com/usnationalfootballteam) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/usnft).

    U.S. Under-19 National Team roster:

    Name

    Pos.

    Ht.

    Wt.

    High school

    Hometown

    College verbal

    Chase Abbington

    RB

    6-4

    210

    Fort Zumwalt South

    St. Peters, Mo.

    Missouri

    Rodney Adams

    WR

    6-1

    166

    Lakewood

    St. Petersburg, Fla.

    Undecided

    Quincy Adeboyejo

    WR

    6-3

    175

    Cedar Hill

    Cedar Hill, Texas

    Texas A&M

    Aubry Beal

    OL

    6-1

    285

    DeSoto

    DeSoto, Texas

    Undecided

    Andrew Billings

    DL

    6-1

    305

    Waco

    Waco, Texas

    Undecided

    Justin Bridges-Thompson

    LB

    6-2

    195

    Spartanburg

    Spartanburg, S.C.

    UNC-Charlotte

    Devin Butler

    DB

    6-1

    179

    Gonzaga College

    Washington, D.C.

    Notre Dame

    Tere Calloway

    DB

    5-11

    185

    Seattle Prep

    Seattle, Wash.

    Undecided

    Jake Campos

    OL

    6-7

    250

    Valley

    West Des Moines, Iowa

    Iowa State

    Shane Cockerille

    QB

    6-2

    205

    Gilman School

    Baltimore, Md.

    Maryland

    Chevoski Collins

    WR

    6-0

    190

    Livingston

    Livingston, Texas

    Texas

    David Dawson

    OL

    6-4

    282

    Cass Tech

    Detroit, Mich.

    Undecided

    Marco DelVecchio

    DB

    5-11

    185

    Bishop Hendricken

    Warwick, R.I.

    Undecided

    Samuel Douglas

    LB

    6-2

    185

    Arlington

    Arlington, Texas

    TCU

    Austin Droogsma

    OL

    6-4

    305

    Gulf Breeze

    Gulf Breeze, Fla.

    Undecided

    Taurean Ferguson

    DB

    5-9

    170

    Jonesboro

    Jonesboro, Ga.

    Vanderbilt

    Ben Gedeon

    LB

    6-3

    215

    Hudson

    Hudson, Ohio

    Michigan

    Shaquem Griffin

    DB

    6-1

    183

    Lakewood

    St. Petersburg, Fla.

    Central Florida

    Shaquill Griffin

    DB

    6-0

    184

    Lakewood

    St. Petersburg, Fla.

    Central Florida

    Damien Haskins

    RB

    5-9

    213

    New Boston

    New Boston, Texas

    Oregon State

    Ben Hughes

    DL

    6-2

    310

    University

    Waco, Texas

    Oklahoma State

    Jacob Hyde

    DL

    6-2

    313

    Clay County

    Manchester, Ky.

    Kentucky

    Ishmael Hyman

    WR

    6-0

    170

    St. John Vianney

    Holmdel, N.J.

    Undecided

    Cory Jasudowich

    LB

    6-2

    235

    Cheshire Academy

    Cheshire, Conn.

    Connecticut

    Ryan Jenkins

    WR

    5-10

    179

    Lassiter

    Marietta, Ga.

    Clemson

    Delando Johnson

    LB

    6-2

    180

    Calvert Hall

    Towson, Md.

    Undecided

    Jack Kurzu

    OL

    6-4

    313

    Mary Institute Country Day

    St. Louis, Mo.

    Oklahoma State

    Jourdan Lewis

    DB

    5-10

    159

    Cass Tech

    Detroit, Mich.

    Michigan

    Matthew Miller

    OL

    6-5

    260

    St. John’s Jesuit

    Maumee, Ohio

    Wisconsin

    Tevin Montgomery

    DL

    6-5

    295

    Tabor Academy

    Marion, Mass.

    Boston College

    Donovan Munger

    OL

    6-4

    290

    Shaker Heights

    Shaker Heights, Ohio

    Ohio State

    Lewis Neal

    DL

    6-1

    232

    Hunt

    Wilson, N.C.

    LSU

    Terrell Newby

    RB

    5-10

    180

    Chaminade College

    West Hills, Calif.

    Undecided

    Joshua Outlaw

    OL

    6-4

    290

    Martin Luther King

    Decatur, Ga.

    Undecided

    Doug Randolph

    LB

    6-3

    237

    Woodberry Forest

    Richmond, Va.

    Notre Dame

    Fred Ross

    WR

    6-1

    200

    John Tyler

    Tyler, Texas

    Oklahoma State

    Deric Robertson

    DB

    6-2

    195

    Killeen

    Killeen, Texas

    Oklahoma State

    Anu Solomon

    QB

    6-1

    202

    Bishop Gorman

    Las Vegas, Nev.

    Arizona

    Vincent Taylor

    DL

    6-3

    277

    Madison

    San Antonio, Texas

    Oklahoma State

    Wyatt Teller

    DL

    6-4

    264

    Liberty

    Bealeton, Va.

    Virginia Tech

    Jake Thomas

    OL

    6-6

    305

    Columbus

    Columbus, Miss.

    Mississippi State

    Derrick Willies

    WR

    6-3

    190

    Rock Island

    Rock Island, Ill.

    Iowa

    USA Football’s national team program is supported by corporate partners Marriott, Riddell, Sports Authority, Rawlings, Cutters, Gatorade, Upper Deck, Shock Doctor and St. Vincent Sports Performance.

    About USA Football: USA Football, the sport’s national governing body in the United States, hosts dozens of football training events annually offering education for coaches, skill development for players and resources for youth football league commissioners. The independent nonprofit is the official youth football development partner of the NFL, its 32 teams and the NFL Players Association. USA Football manages U.S. national teams within the sport for international competitions and provides more than $1 million annually in equipment grants and youth league volunteer background check subsidies. Endowed by the NFL and NFLPA in 2002 through the NFL Youth Football Fund, USA Football (www.usafootball.com) is chaired by former NFL team executive Carl Peterson.

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