Georgia Commitment is Army All-American

Justin Anderson was selected to the U.S. Army All-American Bowl yesterday in front of his Junior and Senior Class at Irwin County High School, and was there to bring you an exclusive interview with the man they call "Bean" and his Coach.

As a selection partner of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, it's our task to choose character as well as talent, and it was evident as we came to the press conference announcing Justin Anderson's selection to the U.S. Army All-American Bowl that we had made the right choice.

Anderson was introduced by the Irwin County Cheerleading squad as they chanted his nickname to the tune of "Eye of the Tiger". As the chants of "Bean" faded away, the ceremony began, and Anderson was presented with his Jersey, officially making him a member of the 2006 U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

Talking with Irwin County Head Coach Jute Wilson, it was obvious he was pleased with the selection process.

"Bean's just a great kid. Everyone here loves him. He's never failed a class, and he's never been written up. He's just been a pleasure to have around."

One of the most unfair rules in high school sports resides in the Peach State. Any player that participates in a game such as this forfeits their remaining high school eligibility. The U.S. Army recognizes a player for what he has achieved in his community, school, as well as what is on the field, but evidently, that's reason to punish the prospects of the Peach State according to the Georgia High School Association.

"I'll tell you what," said Wilson, "it was a real consideration for him. He loves to play basketball, and he throws the shot and discuss in the spring. He has to give that up for his senior year. He can play on the basketball team until he plays in the game, but then it's over. We talked about it, and we decided this was a once in a lifetime opportunity that he couldn't pass up."

Anderson has made a commitment to play at the University of Georgia next fall. As one of the selection partners of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, is able to bring you this exclusive interview with Anderson and his head coach.

The classic East vs. West match-up will be played and televised on NBC January 7th at 11:00 p.m. (PST) and will feature the top 78 prep football student-athletes in the country.

Justin Anderson Interview*

Coach Wilson talks about his All-American

Anderson with Coach Wilson

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