The Under Armour All-America game will air live on Thursday at 6 p.m. ET on ESPN2 and will feature some of the top high school football players in the country. Recruits from across the country have flown in to Orlando, Florida, to take part in the game, and four of those prospects will announce their commitments during the broadcast.
Here is a look at where our experts believe those recruits announcing their decisions will end up.
Anthony Schwartz | WR, 6-0, 172, Plantation, Fla./American Heritage, ESPN 300 No. 68
Main competition: Florida
Others in the mix: Georgia
Arguably the fastest prospect in the country, Schwartz’s recruitment began as a heavy lean to in-state Florida because of their strong balance between their football and track programs. Auburn has been consistent and recruited the South Florida speedster with maximum effort for more than a year, slowly chipping away at the Gators' lead, making the most of the coaching instability during the season in Gainesville. The work of Auburn co-offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach Kodi Burns could provide the difference here.
Tyreke Smith | DE, 6-4, 252, Cleveland Heights, Ohio/Cleveland Heights, ESPN 300 No. 145
Prediction: Ohio State
Main competition: Penn State
Others in the mix: Alabama, Oregon, USC
This has seemingly been a back-and-forth battle between Ohio State and Penn State throughout Smith’s recruitment. USC looked as though it could make some noise, but the Buckeyes look tough to beat for the in-state prospect. Coach Urban Meyer missed out on top in-state recruit Jackson Carman, but it doesn’t seem as though he’ll miss twice in one class. Smith would give Ohio State three ESPN 300 defensive linemen in this class as well as an ESPN JC 50 prospect in signee Antwuan Jackson Jr.
Jayson Oweh | DE, 6-5, 236, Blairstown, N.J./Blair Academy, ESPN 300 No. 174
Prediction: Penn State
Main competition: Ohio State
Oweh and Smith seemed to be linked in their recruitment if for nothing else than they were considering the same schools in Ohio State and Penn State. His recruitment also seemed to go back and forth between the Buckeyes and Nittany Lions, but Penn State is the prediction. The staff made him a big priority and adding Oweh to this class would give Penn State three ESPN 300 defensive linemen to go along with five-star Micah Parsons, who could start his career at linebacker, and defensive tackle P.J. Mustipher.
Nikolas Bonitto | OLB, 6-3, 206, Fort Lauderdale, Fla./Saint Thomas Aquinas, ESPN 300 No. 197
Main competition: Texas and Louisville
The pass-rushing outside linebacker has been back and forth between Big 12 powers Oklahoma and Texas for weeks, with both programs feeling good about their chances at various times. Lincoln Riley and his staff have seemingly made the best run the last couple of weeks in December, following a Dec. 15 official visit to Norman. Playing in the same role as Sooners standout edge rushing linebacker Ogbonnia Okoronkwo could make a lasting impression.