Jaxon Smith-Njibga (Rockwall, Texas/Rockwall High School), four-star recruit and Ohio State commit, was officially selected today as a 2020 All-American during a celebratory selection event at his school. Having been selected to play in the twentieth edition of the All-American Bowl, Smith-Njigba will play in the annual East vs. West matchup on Saturday, January 4, 2020 in the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. The Bowl will be nationally televised, live on NBC at 12:00 Noon CT, and will feature the nation’s top 100 high school football players.
“I’m honored to be selected to play and finish my high school career at this prestigious game. It’s unbelievable to have my name next to greats and people I look up to. I’m very thankful and proud to be a part of this amazing event,” said Smith-Njigba.
Smith-Njigba 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.