By: Coleman Swierc
Lufkin defensive lineman Jamarcus McFarland will be at the most haloed high school football game in the country.
The All-American junior, has officially accepted an invitation to play in the Army All-America Bowl on January 3, 2009 in the Alamodome in San Antonio. More than 30,000 people are expected to attend the game, which saw more than 2 million television viewers last year, more than twice the amount for the next largest high school all-star game.
The game is condsidered the best expose of high school talent in the nation, as this year, at least eight of the top-10 rated players have decided to play, including McFarland (rated as the #2 prospect in the nation, and the #1 defensive player).
McFarland and others will be treated to a once-in-a lifetime experience, including showcasing their skills in front of a national television audience, prior to an NFL playoff game.