SAN ANTONIO – After a week of intense competition, joint practices and installation, some of the nation’s best players and the next wave of college football standouts took the field in the Alamodome on Saturday.
Rivals national recruiting analyst Sam Spiegelman was on hand for all the action during the week and for game-day at the All-American Bowl – a 34-14 victory for the West. Here are his positional MVP awards from Saturday’s game.
Cade Klubnik is a gamer. The Clemson signee drew the start for the West and continued his ongoing win streak as a high school starter. Klubnik showcased his mobility and ability to extend plays in the first quarter with a great throw to his right that led to the game’s first points. Klubnik made big plays when he needed to the most, including deep balls to Kyion Graves (Ohio State) and perfect execution of a screen pass to Rayshon Luke (Arizona), which went for six.
Klubnik came up with a few more splash plays downfield with game awareness on an offsides penalty, which led to another long reception to CJ Williams (USC). Later in the series, he evaded a strong East pass rush by moving right and dropping it to a wide-open Landon Samson (South Carolina). Klubnik had three scores, was poised and wildly effective throughout Saturday’s contest.
Rayshon Luke celebrated his commitment day in style – scoring on a pair of touchdowns while also revealing his pledge to Arizona in between. The shifty, electric all-purpose back was on the receiving end of the West’s second scoring drive, taking a designed pass in the backfield to the house with the help of a great block in space from offensive tackle Hunter Erb (Texas A&M).
After announcing his Pac-12 destination, Luke took a handoff 46 yards in a cloud of dust for a second touchdown. He’s a dynamic weapon for Jedd Fisch to plug in on offense and special teams.