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December 7, 2011
Receivers will shine at O-D Game
The sixth annual Offense-Defense All-America Game on Dec. 29 at Cowboys Stadium will feature plenty of talented pass-catchers at the wide receiver and tight end positions.
Leading the East group is four-star prospect Malcolm Lewis of Miramar (Fla.). Lewis recently committed to Miami while holding offers from a dozen schools, including LSU, Florida State, Florida, Alabama, Wake Forest, West Virginia, Nebraska and Ohio State among others.
Joining him will be South Carolina Gatorade Player of the Year Quinshad Davis of Gaffney High School, a four-star prospect who has yet to commit but holds offers from Clemson, Illinois, Wake Forest, South Carolina and N.C. State. Davis is the No. 44 receiver in the country by Rivals.com. Two four-star South Carolina commitments will join him in Kwinton Smith of Dillon and Sun Valley's Jody Fuller Tennessee four-star commitment Jason Croom of Norcross (Ga.) will fill out the group and is the No. 48 receiver by Rivals.com. Rivals.com rated Smith as the 53rd-best receiver in the country and Fuller as the 37th receiver and the 227th overall.
"Lewis is a speedy athlete who can make big plays while Davis, Croom, and Smith are big possession type threats who give defensive backs nightmares. Fuller is a well-rounded player who catches everything," Offense-Defense director of player personnel Josh Buchanan said. "This group is very talented with every single one of them possessing big-time potential at the next level."
The West squad will be headlined by Wyoming Valley's Eugene Lewis, a four-star Penn State commitment. Lewis held offers from Boston College, Illinois, Louisville, North Carolina State, Michigan State, Oregon, South Carolina, Virginia, Virginia Tech and Wisconsin. Lewis is rated as the No. 18 receiver and No. 104 overall by Rivals.com.
Another highly-touted prospect coming to the game is four-star prospect D'vario Montgomery who recently pulled a surprise by committing to USF while holding more than 20 offers that included Alabama, LSU, Arkansas, Illinois, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Purdue, Georgia, Florida, Florida State, Arkansas, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas A&M, among others. Rivals.com rated Montgomery as the 26th-best receiver and No. 173 overall.
The group will be rounded out by four-star Oklahoma State commitment C.J. Curry and two three-star prospects in LSU commitment Kavahra Holmes and Ohio State commitment Roger Lewis. Rivals.com lists Curry as the 45th-best receiver and Lewis as the 60th.
This year's crop of tight ends also is impressive. The West squad will be led by Dadeville (Ala.) High's Darrion Hutcherson, a 6-foot-7, 250-pound four-star prospect committed to Auburn. He will be joined by Pharaoh Brown, a 6-7, 230-pound four-star prospect with around 20 offers. Rivals.com rated Hutcherson as the No. 20 tight end and Brown as No. 11.
The East squad will feature Yulee's Kelvin Rainey, a 6-3, 215-pound four-star prospect committed to South Carolina. Rainey is rated as the No. 19 tight end in the country by Rivals.com. Rounding out the group is Nation Ford's J.J. McCullough, a 6-5, 232-pound Clemson commitment who had offers from Kentucky, South Carolina, Miami and Duke. Rivals.com rates McCullough as the 62nd-best athlete but is projected to tight end because of his size.