West Laurens Player will Suit up for Army Bowl | HS Sports
This year's U.S. Army All-American bowl will feature two big time playmakers from Central Georgia.
On Wednesday, soldiers marched into the West Laurens Auditorium to recognize Johnny O'Neal.
The linebacker has already racked up some impressive statistics this year for the Raiders.
His coach Stacy Nobles rattled them off for us.
"Johnny in our first five games he has 49 tackles, 36 solos, 27 assists and sixteen tackles for loss. Sixteen tackles for loss in five games is pretty impressive," Nobles bragged.
O'Neal will take his talents to the west coast this winter to play in the prestigious Army All-American Bowl. The group visited the campus today to make a big deal about O'Neal's accomplishment.
The senior who has already signed with Georgia says he had butterflies with all of the attention.
"I was nervous seeing the student body but I got over it and I am happy to have the opportunity to be playing in such a big game, O'Neal said.
"When you think of the Army you think of dedication and commitment and what Johnny is--not just to our football team but to the community, Nobles said.
Thursday, the Army caravan will swing through Peach County to give an official invitation to wide receiver Demarcus Robinson.
Only 90 high school football players get this honor every year.