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 week’s U.S. Army Bowl

Signing Day Sports team members will have a booth on-site during 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 public 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 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.

Chris Davis Jr.Chris Davis Jr. – RB – Picayune Memorial, MS

Chris Davis Jr. rushed for over 2,000 yards and 33 touchdowns in his last two seasons. And the Picayune Memorial senior shared the backfield with Dante Dowdell, a current Oregon Duck, for one of those seasons. He’s going to be a FORCE at Stanford.

“A do-it-all threat, Davis has proven to be a playmaker all over the football field,” said Cole Patterson, a national recruiting analyst with Rivals. “He is dangerous running the football, is a weapon in the receiving game, and makes a difference as a returner.”

As you can see, it’s not hard to imagine why so many schools around the nation were vying for his services. At a point, Davis Jr. was committed to Ole Miss, before decommitting and reevaluating his priorities. He ended up choosing Stanford due to the education the school could provide for him. 

“It’s not only a four-year decision, it’s a lifetime decision,” Davis said about his commitment to the Cardinal. “I can get the best of both worlds: sports and education.”

Trey Owens – QB – Cy Fair, TXTrey Owens

Trey Owens has been very frank and honest about his journey as a starting quarterback in high school – and he’s that much better for it. 

“I didn’t actually start a game as quarterback until my freshman year, and my sophomore year was pretty rough in my opinion,” Owens said in an interview with Vype. “I was a little doubtful of myself. I wasn’t playing my best – I played scared and wasn’t really playing up to my potential.”

But he flashed potential. And come junior year, he put himself on many schools’ radars – rightfully so. Owens threw for almost 3,000 yards and 34 touchdowns. He only went up from there. Senior year saw him surpass 3,000 yards and toss 42 touchdowns. And now, the sky’s the limit for the Texas commit. 

“I’ve really gotten to know all of them like brothers, and it’s been a really fun ride,” Owens said. “The experience, the games and the relationships I’ve made here – I wouldn’t have wanted to go anywhere else.”

While he is appreciative of his experience at Cy Fair, he has his eyes set on success in Austin. And fans will have their first chance to see him at the Army Bowl in Frisco on December 18th. 

Michael BoganowskiMichael Boganowski – LB – Junction City, KS

The Sooners will soon be watching the top ranked recruit in the state of Kansas, Michael Boganowski. And he comes to Norman with one goal in mind: 

“We bringing the natty back to OU!” Boganowski said.

This is the attitude that led to him being so widely recruited, him being so highly ranked by 247Sports, and it will be why he finds success at the next level. Although it doesn’t hurt to be a dynamic, 6’2” and 205-pound athlete who can effectively play any position on the field. 

Boganowski has earned many honors over the course of his time in high school – most recently he was named first-team all-state in Kansas and All-Centennial League defensive player of the year. But everything so far has led him to a point where he is ready to contribute at the college level. 

“I remember when I got the offer – the interaction on the tweet, it went crazy,” said Boganowski in an interview with Rivals. “And then getting there on campus, the whole staff just showing me love, it was a great feeling… Just made me feel at home. It’s Oklahoma. It’s a big brand. The good football they played in the past, that was a big draw and factor — the culture they have down there.”

D’Antre Robinson – DT – Jones, FLD'Antre Robinson

There may not be a more physically imposing athlete at the Army Bowl on December 18th. Standing at 6’4” and 300 pounds, D’Antre Robinson doesn’t lack anything in terms of speed or agility. In fact, he excels in that area. He’s a unicorn.

On3 evaluated him as a recruit and pointed out that his high motor and closing speed are areas where he excels. And this was made even more impactful because of his size – which has unsurprisingly enticed many schools. His list of offers reads as more of a “how many power-5 schools are there?” list. 

Here’s a quote from the On3 analysis: “Feet are quick and generally stay active. Good straight-line speed and change of direction for his size. Shows good play strength at the point of attack. High motor.”

As he transitions to the college level, he already projects to be a three-down lineman, something he is excited about. And if his analysis holds up, he will be a piece to build around on Steve Sarkisian’s defense. 

Vaboue ToureVaboue Toure – Safety – Irvington, NJ

“Of all of the skill players in New Jersey’s 2024 class, Toure is the best,” said Todderick Hunt of NJ.com. “He is one of the longest, the rangiest, and, arguably, the most skilled.”

Vaboue Toure will arrive in Frisco as a 4-star safety with offers from many top-tier school surround the nation. The 6’1” 185-pound Toure has the clear speed and athleticism to play all over the field. According to some analysis of his film, his aggressiveness sticks out as well. 

What a combination, right? Speed, athleticism, and aggression will likely take him far in the Big10. 

After a visit to Penn State last season, Toure talked about what stood out about his future school and his answer has us hyped for him to be playing in State College. 

“The visit was dope,” Toure told Rivals. “I’d say what stood out to me the most was just the energy that the crowd brought. Also, you can see the momentum that they helped give the team.”

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