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Fourteen HS athletes who will play in Hall of Fame World Bowl in Mexico

The rosters of the Pro Football Hall of Fame World Bowl Presented by Xenith will be announced on Wednesday morning.
Some names include Chosen 25 No. 1 star Kayvon Thibodeaux, 247 Sports’ No. 2 pro-style QB Ryan Hilinski, QB Luke McCaffrey, who led his team to an undefeated season and is the brother of NFL player Christian McCaffrey, and four-star Jacob Bandes, the No. 8 DT in the country.
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Fourteen of the players that USA TODAY High School Sports has learned will take part in the game are:

DE Jacob Bandes (Antioch HS, Calif.)
TE Jahleel Billingsley (Phillips Academy, Chicago)
DT Jowon Briggs (Walnut Hills HS, Cincinnati)
WR Kam Brown (Colleyville Heritage, Texas)
OLB Bryton Constantin (University Lab, Baton Rouge, La.)
QB Ryan Hilinski (Orange Lutheran, Orange, Calif.)
DB Sheridan Jones (Maury, Norfolk, Va.)
QB Luke McCaffrey (Valor Christian, Highlands Ranch, Colo.)
QB Dylan Morris (Graham-Kapowsin HS, Graham, Wash.)
OT Pierce Quick (Hewitt-Trussville, Ala.)
WDE Kayvon Thibodeaux (Oaks Christian, Westlake Village, Calif.)
OG Saleem Wormley (Smyrna HS, Del.)
LS Sean Wracher (St. Ignatius, Cleveland)
WR Dylan Wright (West Mesquite HS, Texas)

The game, which will take place at Azul Stadium in Mexico City, consists of 75 high school football players who will be coached by Hall of Fame member Rod Woodson and others who have long been involved in the NFL including Ray Farmer and Chuck Bresnahan.
Hall of Famer Anthony Munoz will serve as the play-by-play announcer.
The game will take place on Dec. 22 and air on CBS Sports Network on Dec. 27 at 7 p.m.

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Washington commit Jacob Bandes said getting AAB jersey is the 'perfect' way to end HS

Pittsburg (Calif.) Senior High School defensive tackle Jacob Bandes doesn’t have the cliché story of the elite prospect who every evaluator and college coach knew was a “can’t miss” player from before he enrolled in high school.
“I’ve always had to work hard and prove myself,” Bandes said.
That made it even sweeter on Monday when the All-American Bowl Selection Tour presented by American Family Insurance stopped by his school and presented him with his game jersey.
The All-American Bowl, formerly the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, is scheduled for Jan. 5 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, and will be televised live on NBC at 1 p.m. EST.
“It just feels great to be a part of this game,” said Bandes, a Washington commit. “I never thought I’d be here so I’m just enjoying everything.”
MORE: All-American Bowl Selection Tour
Bandes helped the Pirates to a 7-4 record and an appearance in the postseason. He said despite falling short on accomplishing his goal of winning a state title, getting his All-American Bowl jersey was the “perfect” silver lining.
“I watched this game last year and I really wanted to be a part of it and now I am,” Bandes said. “It’s perfect because I sign early next month and then I’m enrolling early in January, plus I’ve got the game. It’s gonna be fun.”
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