January 8, 2007
Future Horns take center stage in All-Star game
The Longhorns of tomorrow had a chance to be All-America stars of the present on Saturday at the U.S. Army All-America game in San Antonio. Texas commits Curtis Brown of Gilmer and Tray Allen of South Grand Prairie were two of the big names that had big days, but there were a number of impressive performances by the Texas contingent at the game. Here's an overview of the game from Orangebloods.com publisher Geoff Ketchum, with breakdowns on the key players on both squads.
Tray Allen - The state's No.1 player/prospect did everything that you'd hope to see in an all-star game setting, which basically means shutting down his opponent for four quarters. Although there were times when he didn't execute the pass protection techniques that the West squad employed, he was dominant in one-on-one blocks for most of the game against Notre Dame commitment Justin Trattou. Basically, Allen had his way with every East defender that he was able to get his hands on and engage with. One of the things that really impressed me about Allen was that he played as hard in the fourth quarter as he did in the first. While some players were tiring in the midst of a blowout game, Allen finished the game with several downfield blocks. He might not be ready to be a dominant player at the college level just yet, but he's everything that everyone thinks he is.
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