High School Football

O’Fallon running back Moran nominated for All-American Bowl

O’Fallon High junior running back and University of Illinois recruit Kentrail Moran is one of only six players in Illinois nominated to play in the 2016 U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

There are 400 athletes nationally nominated for the game and 90 will be chosen to play. The U.S. Army All-American Bowl is set for noon on Jan. 9, 2016 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.

The selection tour for the game begins in September and finalists will be announced throughout the fall. Moran, one of the top running back recruits in the Midwest, committed to Illinois in March.

In more O’Fallon football news, coach Brandon Joggerst said junior kicker Tucker McCann has received full scholarship offers from Alabama, Florida State, Missouri and Illinois. He expects McCann to make a choice between those four schools at some point in the near future.

“Florida State was up the other day to watch him and came in and told me they were thoroughly, thoroughly impressed,” Joggerst said of McCann, who booted a school-record 60-yard field goal last season among his 11 field goals and 20 extra-points. “With kickers it’s’ a very small number that get full scholarships.”

Earlier this year, Belleville West All-American kicker and punter Austin Seibert signed with Oklahoma and also received a full scholarship.

Former O’Fallon all-state defensive end Dewayne Hendrix, who began his college career at Tennessee, announced recently that he is transferring to the University of Pittsburgh.

Hendrix played some as a true freshman last season at Tennessee behind starter Derek Barnett. Hendrix will have three years of eligibility remaining, but will have to sit out the 2015 season as a Division I transfer.

Hendrix reportedly also considered Iowa State and Northern Illinois before deciding on Pitt.

On his Twitter account (@blessed_1947) Hendrix said “I would thank all the schools that showed interested in me. I am eager to begin the next stage of my college career at Pitt !!!”

Contact reporter Norm Sanders at nsanders@bnd.com or 618-239-2454. Follow him on Twitter: @NormSanders.

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