2023 U.S. Army Bowl Roster

As recently announced on The Wire, as well as our social media accounts, Signing Day Sports will serve as the official national recruiting partner of this month’s U.S. Army Bowl

Signing Day Sports team members will have a booth on-site during U.S. Army Bowl week which will be dedicated to teaching today’s brightest young football stars about the Signing Day Sports platform, and how it can benefit them in their recruiting journey. At the booth, athletes will also be able to get their video-verified measurables recorded and uploaded into their player profiles. 

The U.S. Army Bowl is America’s Biggest Week in Football, where the world’s best athletes come to shine. Hosted in Frisco, Texas, by the Dallas Cowboys, Bowl Week invites the nation’s top athletes and teams to showcase their ability and compete on the nation’s biggest football stage. 

As the official national recruiting partner of the U.S. Army Bowl, Signing Day Sports has played a major role in this selection process by identifying and selecting a number of athletes to participate in the festivities. 

Today, The Wire will highlight a few of the recruits that will be in attendance.

Colin Hurley – QB – Trinity Christian Academy, FL

The first player highlighted is LSU’s next quarterback who intends on returning a national championship to Death Valley. Colin Hurley has reclassified to the class of 2024 in order to join Brian Kelly’s program earlier than anticipated and take the first steps in achieving his eventual goal.

“I can’t wait to get to Baton Rouge,” he said. “My goal is to play quarterback at LSU and to help bring a National Championship to Baton Rouge. That position has not changed. In fact, it’s only strengthened.”

Hurley will be just 16 years old when he enrolls at LSU in January. But Will Hewlett, his quarterback coach of multiple years, has no reservations about his ability to compete and excel at the next stage. 

“Kids that can take coaching and be able to implement it, whether it’s one play, two plays, three reps, whatever it is, I think that’s a good indicator of someone who has potential to continually bring their floor higher and reach their ceiling. He’s able to do that. He’s very coachable. He can execute coaching quickly.”


Max Parrott – OL – Cherry Creek, COMax Parrott

Defensive lineman will need to bring their A-game to Frisco when they line up opposite Purdue commit Max Parrott. At 6’5” and 290 pounds, Parrott is an extremely gifted, athletic lineman for his size. He will be a fixture on the Boilermakers O-line for years to come. 

Marcus Johnson, offensive line coach for Purdue, has already let it be known that Parrott will be utilized all across the offensive line. His potential and dynamic physical attributes have Boilermakers’ faithful hopeful that he will be a Swiss-army knife for the program. But Parrott is most excited for the school’s development of the entire student-athlete.

“One thing I saw with all the coaches was they’re all player focused. They want the players to do well; that’s all they want,” Parrott said. “They want to develop you as much as a football player as a person. They want to make you a well-rounded person, and that’s what really stood out.”

Cherry Creek bullied their way through the regular season and continued their dominant performance in the state playoffs – thanks in no small part to Parrott’s efforts. Cherry Creek came up short to Columbine, but Parrott’s future remains bright. 

EJ CaminongEJ Caminong – QB – Garfield, WA

How about a quarterback with well-founded confidence in his playmaking ability – and more importantly, his ability to make his team better? With Caminong, the U.S. Army Bowl will be getting just that, and more. 

“Personally, I think I’m capable of doing everything,” he told The Seattle Times. “I like to throw first, 100%. I can stand in the pocket and make a throw down the field or I can get out and create. I look at myself as a playmaker, whether that’s with my arm or with my feet. I feel like I can do a lot of things.”

Originally committed to his hometown Washington Huskies, he has since flipped to Cal, in a move that has Berkeley feeling hopeful about their future prior to their move to the ACC. 

Back when he was committed to Washington, Brandon Huffman of 247Sports was already evaluating his arm in the scope of how it would look in the NFL. 

“He made some throws at the Lumen Field game (a 48-7 win over Seattle Prep) that were the kind of throws you see in that stadium on a Sunday — back shoulder throws in the back of the end zone. He just looked so much sharper.”

Talan Chandler – OL – Nevada, MOTalan Chandler

Talan Chandler is Mizzou-bound as a two-time first-team all-state and a three-time all-conference offensive lineman. At 6’4” and 295 pounds, he has been a force at the line of scrimmage for years. His play has been instrumental in his teams’ running backs rushing for record yards and touchdowns. 

Originally committed to Colorado, he flipped to Mizzou with an eye on the future and because of how the school plans to utilize him. He was told that the coaching staff’s plan is for him to come in and immediately compete for the starting center position. 

“Mizzou is my dream school,” Chandler said. “Just being able to stay close to home, it’s three hours from where I live, and all my family can go to games. I have two siblings who live in Columbia. I have family members who are graduates from Mizzou. So just giving my family that opportunity to be able to come watch me play and stay close to home was just an unbelievable opportunity.”

Deshawn WarnerDeshawn Warner – Edge – Desert Edge, AZ

As one of the highest ranked edge prospects in the country, Warner will head to Frisco to further solidify why so many recruiting sites have seen him shoot up the rankings in his senior year. The Desert Edge star has had an extremely productive senior season with a program that ended their season with a 11-3 record. 

“We’re just big fans of the overall profile and the senior tape really pops as he’s constantly creating pressure off the edge, winning with both speed and power,” said 247Sports director of scouting, Andrew Ivins. 

Warner is one of a handful of prospects from Desert Edge to commit to Kansas this year and figures to be a handful for Big 12 offensive lines in the near future.

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