Philadelphia linebacker C. J. Johnson was honored Friday afternoon at his school with a ceremony announcing he has been selected to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
Johnson, a Mississippi State commit, will join 89 of the top prep players in the country Jan. 8, 2011 in what is the the biggest stage of prep football. The game is held in San Antonio at the Alamadome. Their are numerous Heisman trophy winners and over 100 current NFL players who trace their football lineage back to the All-American Bowl.
"Its a huge deal and a tremendous honor for C.J.," said Philly coach Teddy Dyess. "He understands the significance of it.
“It's an honor to coach a player of that caliber. It makes us feel like we know what we're doing as coaches to have such a great player on or team."