Under Armour All-American Camp Tour kicks-off in Southern California

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Over 160 of the top underclassmen from the western part of the country descended upon Mission Viejo High School in Southern California on Sunday to take part in the Under Armour All-America Camp Series and a shot at earning a bid to the 2018 Under Armour All-America game.  The invite-only camp focused on various athletic testing including the 40-yard dash, pro agility and the vertical jump, plus the athletes competed in head-to-head competitions against other athletes at their positions.

Earning bids to this year’s UA All-America game Sunday were Mater Dei (Santa Ana, CA) wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown, Mullen (Denver, CO) linebacker Adrian Jackson and Edison (Fresno, CA) defensive back Steve Stephens.

Three other athletes — Mater Dei (Santa Ana, CA) quarterback J.T. Daniels, St. John Bosco (Bellflower, CA) Chris Steele and Serra (Gardena, CA) defensive back Max Williams — earned invites to Under Armour’s Future 50 Underclassmen Camp. The Future 50 are the best underclassmen high school football players in the nation and 2019 Under Armour All-America Game prospects. Each year Under Armour hosts the Future 50 Underclassman Camp at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex during the week of the Under Armour All-America Game.

Winning the Big Man Challenge Sunday was defensive end Draco Bynum of Wilsonville High School (Wilsonville, OR).  Braden Lenzy of Tigard (Portland, OR) and Olaijah Griffin of Mission Viejo won the UA iLLSpeed competition.

The first year series, which will make stops in nine other cities, is created in partnership with Intersport and 3Step Sports.  The next camp will be February 26th at West Orange High School in Orlando, Florida.

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