Posted: 1:41 pm Friday, October 4th, 2013
By Anthony Chiang
The Selection Tour for the Under Armour All-America Game stopped by Palm Beach County this week to present Palm Beach Central’s Kc McDermott and Cardinal Newman’s Travis Rudolph with their honorary game jerseys.
McDermott accepted the jersey for the 2014 Under Armour All-America High School Football Game on Wednesday. The senior tackle is verbally committed to Miami, and plans to graduate high school at the end of December and enroll at Miami after Christmas break.
“Out of everything that goes along with the Under Armour All-America Game experience, I’m most excited about the game,” McDermott said in a press release. “There will be great competition between some of the greatest defensive tackles and defensive ends in the country and I just can’t wait.”
Rudolph was awarded his honorary game jersey on Friday in a pep rally held at Cardinal Newman.
“It means a lot,” Rudolph said. “It’s a dream come true. Just to get this honor is a blessing. This is going to show me where I’m going to be at for the next level.
The senior wide receiver has not committed to a school yet and could announce his decision during the Jan. 2 all-star game, which will be played in St. Petersburg and carried by ESPN.
This weekend, Rudolph will visit Tennessee for the Volunteers’ game against Georgia. On Friday, he added that he is leaning toward also visiting Florida State and Auburn before making his choice.
Florida seemed to be in the lead for Rudolph early on, but other schools have entered the mix. Still, Rudolph mentioned that he still likes what the Gators have to offer.
“They didn’t fall off any bit,” he said. “I still like Florida, but I have to explore all my other options.”
About the Author
Anthony Chiang began his writing career in Gainesville at the University of Florida’s student-run newspaper. At The Independent Florida Alligator, he covered the school’s golf, volleyball, baseball, and football teams. The Miami native has also written for the Sun Sentinel and MLB.com, following the Tampa Bay Rays.