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July 28, 2011 at 5:31 PM

Local players on Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl roster

Mercer Island quarterback Jeff Lindquist and Juanita lineman Nathan Dean have all committed to the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl, according to a press release sent out Thursday.

Tacoma Baptist lineman Walker Williams was also on the list.

Mariner running back KeiVarae Russell is also listed in this press release, but he said he has committed to the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

Here is the press release:

PHOENIX (July 27, 2011) – JuniorRank Sports has unveiled the names of the first round of players to commit to the highly-anticipated inaugural Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl. The East versus West gridiron matchup, presented in partnership with the United States Marine Corps, will feature 100 of the nation’s most highly recruited high school football players and is slated to take place on January 3, 2012, in Phoenix, at the height of bowl season.

“The players selected represent not only impressive athletic talent, but strong character, commitment and academic performance,” said Shaon Berry, Semper Fidelis Bowl founder and CEO of JuniorRank Sports. “Although we’re showcasing these young men on the football field, we’re also setting the precedent that off-the-field performance is equally as important.”

Athletes committed to the inaugural Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl come from around the country, and will be playing on Saturdays for some of the nation’s most respected college football programs.

West Coast:

Michael Barton, outside linebacker, De La Salle High School, from Pinole, Calif. – committed to the University of California-Berkley

Nathan Dean, offensive tackle, Juanita High School, from Kirkland, Wash. – committed to the University of Washington

Deontay Greenberry, wide receiver, Washington Union High School, from Fresno, Calif. – committed to Notre Dame

Bart Houston, quarterback, De La Salle High School, from San Ramon, Calif. – committed to the University of Wisconsin

Jeff Lindquist, quarterback, Mercer Island High School, from Mercer Island, Wash. – committed to the University of Washington

Hardy Nickerson Jr., middle linebacker, Bishop O’Dowd High School, from Oakland, Calif. – committed to the University of California-Berkley

KeiVarae Russell, running back, Mariner High School, from Everett, Wash. – undeclared

Tee Shepard , cornerback, Central High East Campus, from Fresno, Calif. – committed to Notre Dame

Freddie Tagaloa, offensive tackle, Salesian High School, from Vallejo, Calif. – undeclared

Walker Williams, offensive tackle, Tacoma Baptist Schools, from Tacoma, Wash. – undeclared

Southwest/Mountain Region:

Paul Boyette, defensive tackle, Humble High School, from Humble, Tex. – committed to the University of Texas

Jarvis Lewis, defensive end, Chaparral High School, from Scottsdale, Ariz. – undeclared

Max McCaffrey, wide receiver, Valor Christian High School, from Castle Rock, Co. – committed to Duke University

Cyler Miles, quarterback, Mullen High School, from Centennial, Co. – committed to the University of Washington

Paul Thurston, offensive tackle, Arvada West High School, from Broomfield, Co. – committed to the University of Nebraska

Midwest:

Jordan Diamond, offensive tackle, Simeon Vocational High School, from Chicago – undeclared

Andre McDonald, wide receiver, Hopkins Sr. High School, from Plymouth, Minn. – undeclared

Antonio Morrison, offensive linebacker, Bolingbrook High School, from Bolingbrook, Ill. – undeclared

Anthony Standifer, cornerback, Crete-Monee High School, from Crete, Ill. – committed to the University of Michigan

Maxx Williams, tight end, Waconia Sr. High School, from Waconia, Minn. – committed to the University of Minnesota

South:

Patrick DeStefano, offensive guard, Dorman High School, from Spartanburgh, S.C. – committed to Clemson University

Ryan Dillard, cornerback, Buford High School, from Atlanta, Ga. – undeclared

Marshall Morgan, kicker, Archbishop McCarthy High School, from Coral Springs, Fla. – undeclared

East Coast:

Kye Morgan, running back, Franklin High School, from Franklin Park, N.J. – committed to the University of Georgia

Brandon Napoleon, quarterback, St. Peters Preparatory School, from Rahway, N.J. – committed to West Virginia University

Armani Reeves, cornerback, Catholic Memorial School, from Northeastern, Mass. – undeclared

Camren Williams, outside linebacker, Catholic Memorial School, from Northeaston, Mass. – committed to Penn State

Courtnye Wynn, defensive end, Norfolk Christian High School, from Chesapeake, Va. – committed to the University of Virginia

“I’ve been watching and evaluating high school athletes for decades now, and the Semper Fidelis Bowl combines the best on the field and off the field talent,” said Tom Lemming, renowned recruiting analyst for CBS Sports Network and chair of the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl Selection Committee. “The talent we’re proud to announce committing to the Semper Fidelis Bowl is simply astounding. Athletic prowess paired with the Marines’ core values of honor, courage and commitment makes all of these young men top-notch players to watch.”

Invitations to both the Semper Fidelis Bowl and the Proving Ground Football Combine will be issued throughout the summer and fall on a rolling basis until each roster is filled. Athletes interested in enhancing their visibility and improving their skills can register for the affiliated JuniorRank Sports Diamond Flight Camps. Held in a host of major cities, a full camp schedule is available at: http://www.juniorrank.com/camps/diamond-flight-camps.

To learn more about the Semper Fidelis Bowl and presenters JuniorRank Sports and the United States Marine Corps, visit http://www.semperfidelisbowl.com.

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