ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Four days before Florida State and Auburn meet for the national title, two of their top recruits teamed up Thursday night to help Team Highlight beat Team Nitro 31-21 in the Under Armor All-America Game at Tropicana Field.
Auburn commitment Sean White, from Fort Lauderdale, was selected Team Highlight’s MVP, and Florida State-bound Travis Rudolph, from West Palm Beach, had a touchdown.
Another Seminoles recruit, Dalvin Cook of Miami, had a touchdown for Team Nitro.
Jeff Jones, from Minneapolis, was the MVP for Team Nitro.
New Orleans running back Leonard Fournette, widely considered the nation’s top prospect, caught a touchdown pass before making his verbal commitment to LSU. Fournette, USA Today’s offensive player of the year, chose the Tigers over Alabama and Texas.
Two other New Orleans-area players, defensive lineman Gerald Willis III and wide receiver Devante “Speedy” Noil, decided to go different routes. Willis committed to Florida, and Noil chose Texas A&M over LSU.
Other commitments included Washington, D.C., defensive back Jalen Tabor to Arizona; Lewisville, Texas, safety Jamal Adams to LSU; and Beaumont, Texas, defensive back Tony Brown to Alabama.
Source: Associated Press