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2017 Under Armour All-American Game: How & Who to Watch Guide

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Here’s who and how to watch on Sunday.

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If you’re a fan of the Arizona State Sun Devils, here’s something you can look forward to amidst ushering in the new year.

The 2017 Under Armour All-America High School Football Game will kick off Sunday, Jan. 1. The contest’s tenth-annual edition features three players Sun Devil fans will want to keep an eye on. Below, we provide a complete guide to the game.

How to Watch

Kick-off: 11 a.m. Mountain Standard Time (10 a.m. PT, 1 p.m. ET)
Television: ESPN
Online Stream: WatchESPN, ESPN3.com

Location: Camping World Stadium (Orlando, Fla.)

Who to Watch

ASU Prospects in the 2017 Under Armour All-American Game

Name Team Status Position School Listed Heights Listed Weights Scout Rivals 247 ESPN
Name Team Status Position School Listed Heights Listed Weights Scout Rivals 247 ESPN
Ryan Kelley Highlight ASU - Committed QB (Dual Threat) Basha (Ariz.) 6'2"-6'4" 173-188 lbs 4* 4* 4* 4*
Isaiah Pola-Mao Highlight Visited ASU (Dec. 3, Rivals), USC in mix S, LB, ATH Mountain Pointe (Ariz.) 6'3"-6'4" 190-196 lbs 4* 4* 4* 4*
Todd Harris Highlight Visited ASU (Dec. 10, Rivals, Scout), Alabama, ASU, LSU, Ole Miss (Top 4) S Plaquemine Senior (La.) 6'0" 180-185 lbs 4* 4* 4* 4*

The Participants

Fortunately, those focused on ASU’s future and prospective players can focus on Team Highlight.

Basha High School (Ariz.) quarterback and Sun Devil commit Ryan Kelley will represent ASU’s lone pledge heading into the game. However, on Saturday, Kelley announced via Twitter he will not be playing due to an injury.

The Sun Devils are also in the mix for two high-end, undeclared targets invited to partake in the action, too—safety Todd Harris and local safety/linebacker Isaiah Moa-Palo.

Harris is considering ASU alongside offers from Alabama, LSU and Ole Miss. He visited Tempe on Dec. 10. The Louisiana defensive back has been a standout during practices leading up to the contest, being recognized as a Team Armour Top Five performer following Friday’s session. Harris has said he will make his final decision on Feb. 1.

Moa-Palo will not be playing in the game, according to the Arizona Republic. The Mountain Pointe (Ariz.) product injured his shoulder during the 6A state championship in November. He will attend the game, but will not be announcing his final decision. Moa-Palo visited ASU on Dec. 3, and reportedly has a visit to USC scheduled for Jan. 20.

Kelley and Moa-Palo have each been invited to play in the Polynesian Bowl on Jan. 21, presenting an opportunity for fans to see them in action at a later date after sitting out the Under Armour Game.

Past Participants

The Sun Devils are no strangers to being represented in the annual showcase, which originally kicked off in 2008.

ASU has sent a total of four players officially rostered. (Five, if you include quarterback Blake Barnett, who was committed to Alabama when he competed in the 2015 game.)

The previous players to enter and compete in the game while committed to ASU are: Corey Adams (DT, Saguaro-Ariz., 2009), Mo Latu (C, Perry-Ariz., 2011), N’Keal Harry (WR, Chandler-Ariz., 2016), and Cohl Cabral (C, Los Osos-Calif., 2016).

In last year’s contest, Harry led Team Highlight in receiving with five catches for 32 yards. Team Highlight defeated Team Armour, 27-0.

Not Likely, But...

The paths for most prospects have been near set, and while these players currently hold offers from ASU, they’ve set their sights on other programs. Here’s the names who are undeclared entering the game who have offers on the table from the Sun Devils:

Team Highlight

De’Angelo Gibbs, ATH (Grayson-Ga.) — Visited Alabama, Auburn and Georgia.
Phidarian Mathis, DT (Neville-La.) — N/A
K'Lavon Chaisson, DE (North Shore-Texas) — N/A
Breon Dixon, OLB (Grayson-Ga.) — Visited Ole Miss and TCU.

Team Armour

Chevin Calloway, CB (Bishop Dunne-Texas) — N/A