Team USA vs The World: Ohio players to suit up for the U-19 National Team

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High school football players and coaches from 21 states and Washington,
D.C., have been selected to play for the 2011 U.S. Under-19 National
Team which will compete Feb. 2 in
Austin, Texas, against a team composed of the best players from outside of the United States. Ohio was happy to lend some talent…


High school football players and coaches from 21 states and Washington, D.C., have been selected to play for the 2011 U.S. Under-19 National Team, assembled by USA Football. The U.S. team will compete Feb. 2 in Austin, Texas, against a team composed of 45 of the best players age 19 and under from outside of the United States spanning four continents in the second Team USA vs. The World game.

Forty-five American high school seniors and 13 high school football coaches from across the country will represent the U.S. in the game to be held on National Signing Day. Team USA’s roster presently stands at 42 athletes with the remaining three roster spots to be announced soon.

A national team exemption granted by the NCAA allows high school seniors to play for USA Football and not have their participation count as one of their two permitted all-star game appearances. Team USA vs. The World is recognized as a national team competition. 

Team USA vs. The World is sanctioned by the International Federation of American Football (IFAF), the Paris-based federation composed of 59 countries that possess a national federation dedicated solely to American football.

USA Football is the sport’s national governing body and the official football development partner of the NFL and NFL Players Association.

USA Football’s 2011 Under-19 team is led by DARREN ALLMAN, head coach of Austin (Texas) Westlake High School. Allman led Westlake to the Texas Class 5-A (largest school division) state final in 2009. He is 57-19 (.750) overall in six seasons as a head coach.

“This roster holds tremendously talented players, but its blueprint is centered on the assemblage of a true team, a national team,” Allman said. “Representing the United States in our country’s favorite sport is a high honor – our coaches and players understand this. We’ll be prepared to face a strong opponent on Feb. 2 and to celebrate football on an international scale.”

GREG MARSHALL of Canada is the World team’s head coach. His 12-member staff consists of assistant coaches from Australia, Austria, Canada, Finland, France, Japan, Mexico and Sweden.

The U.S. Under-19 team defeated The World, 17-0, in January 2010 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The U.S. also won the gold medal at the IFAF Junior World Championship in Canton, Ohio, during the summer of 2009.

Kickoff is 7:30 p.m. CT at Austin Westlake Stadium. Tickets are $8 and available at www.usafootball.com/app/webroot/teamusa. More details regarding the game’s television partner and the teams’ practice schedules will be announced in the weeks ahead. 

U.S. Under-19 National Team roster:

No.  Name  Pos.  Ht.  Wt.  High School  Hometown  College verbal
1  Jabriel Washington  CB  5-11  165  Trinity Christian  Jackson, Tenn.  Alabama
2  Ty Montgomery  WR  6-0  202  St. Mark’s  Dallas, Texas  Stanford
3  George Atkinson  WR  6-1  194  Granada-Livermore  Livermore, Calif.  Notre Dame
4  Aaron Green  RB  5-11  191  James Madison  San Antonio, Texas  Nebraska
5  Anthony Sarao  LB  6-1  215  Holy Spirit  Absecon, N.J.  Stanford
6  Avery Walls  S  5-11  185  Eagle’s Landing Christian  McDonough, Ga.  California
7  Stephon Tuitt  DE  6-5  260  Monroe Area  Monroe, Ga.  Notre Dame
8  Hakeem Flowers  WR  6-2  173  Wade Hampton  Taylors, S.C.  Uncommitted
9  Tacoi Sumler  WR  5-8  170  Christopher Columbus  Miami, Fla.  Oregon
10  Kevin Hogan  QB  6-5  195  Gonzaga  Washington, D.C.  Stanford
11  Cortez Davis  S  6-3  200  Mainland  Daytona Beach, Fla.  Clemson
12  Cody Keith  QB  6-5  195  Cheshire  Cheshire, Conn.  East Carolina
13  Shannon Brown  LB  6-2  225  Cook  Adel, Ga.  Alabama
15  Kiehl Frazier  QB  6-3  212  Shiloh Christian  Springdale, Ark.  Auburn
17  Trey Metoyer  WR  6-2  198  Whitehouse  Whitehouse, Tex.  Oklahoma
20  Josh Turner  CB  6-1  175  Millwood  Oklahoma City, Okla.  Texas
21  Brent Calloway  LB  6-1  220  Russellville  Russellville, Ala.  Alabama
22  Ronald Tanner  S  6-1  190  Eastmoor  Columbus, Ohio  Ohio State
24  Wayne Lyons  DB  6-0  185  Dillard  Fort Lauderdale, Fla.  Uncommitted
28  Savon Huggins  RB  6-0  190  St. Peter’s   Jersey City, N.J.  Uncommitted
32  Joe Bergeron  RB  6-1  215  North Mesquite  Mesquite, Texas  Texas
34  Kenny Williams  RB  5-10  206  Hendrickson  Pfluggerville, Texas  Texas Tech
36  Devon Cajuste  WR  6-4  225  Holy Cross  Flushing, N.Y.  Stanford
40  Kevin McReynolds  DT  6-2  281  St. John’s   Washington, D.C.  Uncommitted
41  Jesse Hayes  DE  6-4  230  Archbishop Moeller  Cincinnati, Ohio  Wisconsin
43  Josh Atkinson  CB  6-0  185  Granada-Livermore  Livermore, Calif.  Notre Dame
45  Nick Lifka  LB  6-2  240  Naperville North  Naperville, Ill.  Boston College
55  Todd Peat  OG  6-3  300  Corona Del Sol  Tempe, Ariz.  Uncommitted
63  Michael Bennett  OL-DL  6-3  275  Centerville  Centerville, Ohio  Ohio State*
65  Cyrus Kouandjio  OT  6-6  322  DeMatha Catholic  Beltsville, Md.  Uncommitted
70  La’el Collins  OT  6-5  285  Redemptorist  Baton Rouge, La.  LSU
72  Tony Morales  OL  6-4  300  Sam Houston  Arlington, Texas  Texas Tech
73  Kiaro Holts  OT  6-5  270  Warren Central  Indianapolis, Ind.  North Carolina
74  Antonio Richardson  OL  6-6  310  Pearl-Cohn  Nashville, Tenn.  Uncommitted
75  Matt Hegarty  OL  6-5  265  Aztec  Aztec, N.M.  Notre Dame
80  Jarvis Landry  WR  5-11  178  Lutcher  Lutcher, La.  LSU
88  Jack Konopka  TE  6-5  262  Fremd  Palestine, Ill.  Northwestern
89  Will Monday  K-P  6-3  180  Flowery Branch  Flowery Branch, Ga.  Duke
90  Taniela Topou  DE  6-2  260  Archbishop Murphy  Mill Creek, Wash.  Washington
92  Kris Harley  DT  6-2  265  Warren Central  Indianapolis, Ind.  Virginia Tech
95  Viliami Moala  DT  6-2  326  Grant  Sacramento, Calif.  Uncommitted
98  Tim Jernigan  DT  6-2  275  Columbia  Lake City, Fla.  Uncommitted

* Suffered Broken Arm in U.S. Army All-American Bowl (Not playing)

U.S. Under-19 National Team coaching staff:

Name  Position  High School
Darren Allman  Head coach  Austin (Texas) Westlake
Chris Merritt  Defensive coordinator  Miami Christopher Columbus
Brandon Faircloth  Offensive coordinator  Port Neches-Groves (Texas)
Kevin Carty  Offensive assistant  Bound Brook (N.J.)
Glen Jones  Offensive assistant  Brady (Texas)
Scotty Pugh  Offensive assistant  Granbury (Texas)
Mike Muschamp  Offensive assistant  Atlanta Lovett
Jeff Rhoads  Offensive assistant  Austin (Texas) Westlake
Ted Willmann  Offensive assistant  Austin (Texas) Westlake
Aaron Brady  Defensive assistant  Washington (D.C.) Gonzaga
Danny Servance  Defensive assistant  Lubbock (Texas) Estacado
Dave Peck  Defensive assistant  Bingham (Utah)
Matt Anastasio  Defensive assistant  Austin (Texas) Westlake

                                                                  
About USA Football
USA Football, the sport’s national governing body, inspires participation, and ensures a positive experience for all youth, high school, and other amateur players. The independent non-profit hosts more than 80 football training events annually for coaches, players and youth football league commissioners. USA Football is the official youth football development partner of the NFL, its 32 teams and the NFL Players Association and manages U.S. national teams for international competition. Endowed by the NFL and NFLPA in 2002 through the NFL Youth Football Fund, USA Football distributes $1 million annually in equipment grants and offers youth league volunteer background check subsidies. Former NFL team executive Carl Peterson is USA Football’s chairman.

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