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Immokalee High School's Mackensie Alexander, Xavier Richardson and Deadrin Senat, Barron Collier's Mike Heuerman, and South Fort Myers' Joe Fennell and Jayron Kearse have been nominated for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
Alexander actually already has been listed on the roster by Rivals.com for the game, which is Jan. 5 in San Antonio and will be televised by NBC. The cornerback, ranked No. 6 in the nation overall by ESPN.com, withdrew his commitment from Tennessee.
Senat, a defensive lineman and the Daily News Defensive Player of the Year, announced Saturday he was withdrawing his commitment from Florida State, but would keep the Seminoles on his final list. Richardson, a wide receiver, has verbally committed to USF.
Heuerman, a tight end, has committed to Notre Dame. Kearse, who played quarterback at Cypress Lake but is listed as a wide receiver after transferring to South Fort Myers, has committed to Miami. Fennell, an offensive lineman, has yet to commit.
The six are part of 56 nominations from Florida, the most of any state.
The athletes were nominated by the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Selection Committee, which consists of All American Games’ network of regional coaches throughout the country and Rivals.com. Of the 400 nationwide nominees, 90 will ultimately be selected and invited to the Bowl.
The next step for the nominees occurs in September, when the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Selection Tour begins. Final player selections along with All-American Marching Band musicians will be announced nationwide throughout the fall, with the Selection Tour ending in early December.