Ross Blacklock receives his U.S. Army All-American jersey from Sergeant First Class Enrique Reyna (left) and Staff Sergeant James Robb. (Photo: U.S. Army All-American Bowl)
Ross Blacklock marked the occasion of receiving his honorary jersey for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl on Wednesday by announcing a top five of Houston, LSU, Oklahoma State, TCU and Texas.
Blacklock, a defensive tackle from Elkins in Missouri City, Texas, had trimmed his list to 10 in June.
Before he gets to college, though, he has his mind on a state championship for Elkins (7-1) and then the chance to play in the Army Bowl in San Antonio on Jan. 9.
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The Selection Tour presented by American Family Insurance stopped by Elkins, where Blacklock received his jersey in front of family, friends and classmates. It is not the first time Elkins has been represented in the Army Bowl as former Elkins stars Jake Matthews and Mike Matthews went to the showcase before their careers at Texas A&M.
Blacklock plans to commit at the Army Game, although he has yet to schedule any official visits. He took an unofficial visit to LSU in September and attended the Tigers camp in July.
Blacklock is ranked among the top 20 defensive tackles in the nation and top 20 players overall in Texas by 247Sports.com.