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January 5, 2008
SAN ANTONIO – Rivals.com looks at the top five news items from the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio in the Daily Rewind. Each day Rivals.com will breakdown the biggest news, player commitments and stars from the game in a compact and easy to digest format. Saturday's game was played at 1 p.m. EST in the Alamodome.
1) BATTLE FOR NO. 1
Georgia moved to No. 1 in the Rivals.com team rankings after A.J. Harmon's commitment to the Dawgs. But the stay at the top didn't last long as Deion Walker committed to Notre Dame at the Under Armor All-Star Game in Orlando. Also making nice moves up the rankings were Arizona State to No. 25, Minnesota to No. 21 and Virginia Tech to No. 16.
2) PJ's A TIGER
After originally committing to Miami, then backing away from it, five-star cornerback Patrick Johnson officially ended the recruiting process by selecting LSU. Johnson said he agonized for weeks about the decision and he could have seen himself easily selecting Florida, Florida State or LSU. But in the end his heart was set on Baton Rouge. "I just felt it was where I belonged the most," Johnson of Pompano Beach (Fla.) Ely, said. Johnson is an early enrollee. He said he will report for classes next week.
3) PRYOR SHOWS OUT
Terrelle Pryor showed Saturday why he's ranked as the nation's No. 1 player and he proved it both with his feet and with his arm. The 6-foot-6, 235-pounder was efficient in the passing game, completing four of six passes for 76 yards and one touchdown. He was also a major threat on the ground with 10 rushes for 79 yards and a touchdown on the ground. Pryor also made big news at the game when he showed walked out of the locker room with a Buckeye award sticker on the bottom left corner of his helmet.
4) FLOYD GOES LONGThe West was full of playmakers, but the one that made the biggest plays in the game was St. Paul (Minn.) Cretin-Derham Hall receiver Michael Floyd. The 6-foot-3, 195-pounder had four receptions for 118 yards and two touchdowns. His first touchdown grab was a thing of beauty as he turned the jets on and burned Boubacar Cissoko on a fly route. Floyd ran the ball down and the way he gobbled up yards was impressive.
5) HARMON'S SWITCH
It'd been rumored all week and Louisville (Ga.) Jefferson County offensive lineman A.J. Harmon was going to switch from Clemson to Georgia, but every time he was asked about it, he said it wasn't happening. Guess what? It happened. In the third quarter, Harmon stood in front of NBC's cameras with his family and picked up a Georgia hat and announced he was going to be a Dawg.