J.J. McCarthy (La Grange Park, IL/ Nazareth Academy), the No.1 prospect in the state of Illinois and consensus five-star prospect, has officially committed to the 2021 All-American Bowl. Having been selected to play in the twenty first edition of the All-American Bowl, McCarthy will play in the annual East vs. West matchup on Saturday, January 2, 2021 in the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. The Bowl will be nationally televised, live on NBC at 12:00 Noon CST, and will feature the nation’s top 100 high school football players.
McCarthy was selected by the All-American Bowl Selection Committee, consisting of the All-American Bowl and 247Sports. All-Americans are eligible for the All-American Bowl Player of the Year Award, the Anthony Muñoz Lineman of the Year Award, the Defensive Player of the Year Award, the All-American Bowl Man of the Year, the All-American Bowl MVP Award.
Only 100 football players receive the honor of putting on the All-American Bowl jersey each year. Each player selected to participate will culminate their high school careers at the All-American Bowl.