Aregeros Turner, an incoming senior at Copley High School, has been nominated to play in the 2013 U.S. Army All-American Bowl. He will have a chance to showcase his talents on Jan. 5, 2013 in the annual East vs. West match-up.
"The U.S. Army All-American Bowl provides the national platform for young athletes and musicians to showcase their talent and strength," said Bruce Jasurda, chief marketing officer for the U.S. Army. "This nomination recognizes the mental, emotional and physical strengths, and leadership qualities, these athletes possess both on and off the field; qualities they share with Army Strong Soldiers. The Army congratulates all of the athletes on their nomination."
Turner was among seven other seniors in the area who were nominated to play and 400 nominees overall. That number will be winnowed to 90 in September.
"(Aregeros) Turner is a very dynamic player," said Varsity Football Coach Ron Viscounte. "He's been blessed with a tremendous amount of skill as far as athletic ability and vision."
Turner has played on the varsity team since he was a freshman, Viscounte said. He plays running back.
Viscounte added, "The things he's been able to do on the football field has separated him as one of the elite in the senior class of players coming this season."
The athletes were nominated by the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Selection Committee, which consists of All American Games' network of regional coaches throughout the country and Rivals.com. Final player selections along with All-American Marching Band musicians will be announced nationwide throughout the fall, with the Selection Tour ending in early December.