While a nation-leading eight Ohio State commits are set to play in the All-American Bowl this January, the program will also be well-represented at the 2021 Under Armour All-America Game.
Three future Buckeyes have committed to the Under Armour All-America Game thus far, including Richfield (Ohio) Revere four-star offensive lineman Ben Christman, who announced on Thursday afternoon he had accepted his invitation to the all-star showcase.
— Ben Christman (@BenChristman70) July 16, 2020
The 6-6, 299-pound Christman — who is considered the sixth-best offensive guard and No. 114 prospect overall in the class of 2021 but can play multiple positions along the line — pledged his services to Ohio State back in June 2019. He will be joined at the Under Armour All-America Game by Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy four-star defensive end Tunmise Adeleye and Philadelphia St. Joseph’s Prep four-star wise receiver Marvin Harrison.
Pickerington (Ohio) North five-star defensive end Jack Sawyer has notably received invitations to both games, but remains undecided on which game he’ll play. If he chooses the All-American Bowl, he’ll join Philadelphia St. Joseph’s Prep five-star quarterback Kyle McCord; Hopewell, Va., five-star running back TreVeyon Henderson; Bellaire (Texas) Episcopal five-star guard Donovan Jackson; St. Louis De Smet Jesuit four-star cornerback Jakailin Johnson; Cornelius (N.C.) William Amos Hough four-star running back Evan Pryor; Streetsboro, Ohio, four-star defensive tackle Mike Hall; Massillon (Ohio) Washington four-star wide receiver Jayden Ballard; and Ironton, Ohio, four-star linebacker Reid Carrico.
The 2021 Under Armour All-American Game is set to take place at Camping World Stadium in Orlando on Jan. 7 at 6 p.m. ET. It will be broadcast live on ESPN.
The 2021 All-American Bowl, meanwhile, is held annually at the Alamodome in San Antonio. Kickoff is scheduled for Jan. 9 at 1 p.m. ET on NBC.
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