FASTEST PLAYER:D.J. Monroe CB, Angleton, Texas, Texas commit
Monroe demonstrated blazing speed on punt coverage and on pass defense all week in practice and then in the game.
Honorable Mention:Lamaar Thomas, ATH, Fort Washington (Md.) Friendly, Ohio State commit
STRONGEST PLAYER:Baker Steinkuhler, OT, Lincoln (Neb.) Lincoln Southwest, Nebraska commit
Steinkuhler could excel at either offensive line or defensive line at the next level. I know his teammates were tired of going against him in practice, and at least one East offensive lineman said he was a beast in the game.
BEST HANDS:Michael Floyd, WR, St. Paul (Minn.) Cretin-Derham Hall, Notre Dame commit
Floyd displayed great hands in the practice that I was able to witness first hand. He then showed off his pass-catching ability in the game, beating out future teammate Robert Blanton for a jump-ball touchdown.
Pryor ran free all year in the state of Pennsylvania, and that continued in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl as he led all rushers with 79 yards on ten carries.
Honorable Mention:MarQueis Gray, Indianapolis (Ind.) Ben Davis, Minnesota commit
BEST TACKLER: Brown
Brown proved all doubters that he was very deserving of his lofty ranking, leading the East squad in individual tackles and total tackles. But the tackle in the game really stood out was the one he chased Sam McGuffie from behind twenty yards down field.
Honorable Mention:Nigel Bradham, LB, Crawfordville (Fla.) Wakulla, Florida State commit
MOST PHYSICAL: Steinkuhler
Steinkuhler backed up what I saw on film. He is a player that will stick his face mask in the opponents chest and drive them to the ground every chance he gets.
Honorable Mention: Forston
STOCK RISING: Adams
Adams is already a very highly rated offensive lineman, but he really wowed the Rivals.com staff all week with his foot speed and size. I can't tell you the number of times a staff member called me to let me know how amazed they were with Adams.
SPECIAL TEAMS STUD:Justin Sorensen, OT, South Jordan (Utah) Bingham, BYU commit
Sorensen is a physical freak as a kicker. He is one of the strongest high school students in the entire state of Utah. Add to this the fact that he made all of his kicks in the game and almost put a hole in the Alamodome with both of his punts and you have a top rated kicker in Sorenson.