Cole Van Lanen will have a unique distinction at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl: He is the only player from the state of Wisconsin.
Van Lanen was presented with a helmet and jersey Thursday at Bay Port High School in the Green Bay area during the Selection Tour presented by American Family Insurance.
“To be put with some of the best guys in the country, in one of the best games to go to as a high school athlete, is so unreal,” said Van Lanen, a Wisconsin commit who ranked as the No. 6 offensive tackle and No. 25 player overall in the class of 2016 by the 247 Sports Composite.
The 6-foot-5, 280-pound four-star recruit will have a chance to earn his fifth star at the Army Combine, which happens during the week of the Jan. 9 game.
Van Lanen has helped Bay Port average 229.3 rushing yards per game this season, which was second in the Fox River Classic Conference. He also recorded 17 tackles and two sacks on defense.
The Green Bay Press Gazette contributed to this report.