Gilmer Teammates Kris Boyd + Blake Lynch Receive U.S. Army All-American Bowl Jerseys
GILMER -- Two of the nation's most high-profile recruits were visited by representatives of the U.S. Army on Friday, as Gilmer senior teammates Kris Boyd and Blake Lynch were presented with honorary jerseys for the annual U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
The two East Texas products will take part in the event, set for Jan. 3, 2015, at the Alamodome in San Antonio. The game will be televised live on NBC.
Lynch (6-3, 195), a Baylor commit who does a little bit of everything for head coach Jeff Traylor's Buckeyes, is having a banner season.
Heading into Friday night's playoff opener against Pleasant Grove, Lynch has accounted for 1,427 yards of offense and 24 touchdowns. He is 10 of 13 passing for 227 yards and three touchdowns, has rushed for 577 yards and 10 touchdowns on only 36 carries, and caught 28 passes for 623 yards and 11 touchdowns.
Lynch also has a pair of interceptions and two fumble recoveries on defense where he starts at free safety.
Boyd (6-0, 181), who holds offers from more than a dozen FBS programs, stars in a variety of roles for Gilmer as well. He has rushed for 631 yards and 13 touchdowns on 49 carries, and caught 18 passes for 445 yards and six touchdowns. Boyd also plays at cornerback, where many of the colleges are recruiting him.
The U.S. Army All-American Bowl features 90 of the country's top recruits, and has been made famous over the years as a platform for undecided recruits to offer college declarations. The game's alumni includes more than 200 current NFL players.