Specialists Selected For Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl


Kohl's Kicking Camps has announced their specialist selections to the 2014 Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl. The Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl exemplifies not only on-field excellence but off field leadership and character that reflects that of the United States Marine Corps as well.  With these qualities in mind, two combo kicker/punter specialists and two long snappers have been chosen to compete in the All-American Bowl.

The Semper Fidelis All-American Game will air on Fox Sports 1 January 5th, 2014 at 6:00pm PST.

2014 Selections Include:

Tyler Newsome Notre Dame commit chosen to All-American GameTyler Newsome | Kicker/Punter | Carrollton, GA

Commit Status: Notre Dame 

Tyler Newsome, ranked as the No.4 punter in the nation, is considered one of the best athletes in the class of 2014. While his strong suit is punting, Newsome shows an all-around talent while connecting on 10 of 12 field goals in the 2012-2013 football season.

Quotes: Jamie Kohl, Kohl's Kicking National Evaluator

"Tyler is a very powerful combo specialist. He had some of the highest punts of the summer of the 2014 class.  He can easily hit kickoffs out of the end zone and has shown great athletic potential to kickoff and punt in college.  Notre Dame is getting a talented prospect who with continued refinement should be able to contribute early in college"

JK Scott Alabama commit chosen to Semper-Fidelis All-American GameJK Scott | Kicker/Punter | Denver, CO

Commit Status: Alabama

Regarded as one of the best combo specialists in the nation, JK Scott consistently records some of the best hang times in the nation when punting. Not only that, but already this season he's connected on a 58-yard field goal as well. Ranked as the No.3 punter and the No.8 field goal kicker in the nation, The Crimson Tide will have a quality successor to current Alabama standout Cody Mandell.

Quotes: Jamie Kohl, Kohl's Kicking National Evaluator

"He's probably one of the most heavily recruited specialists in the 2014 class. He has long levers that create great force on impact.  His field goals off the ground get college-level height and his kickoffs are huge. JK should be in competition early at Alabama for kickoffs and punting.  He also has the ability to compete for the field goal job down the road in college."

Ike Powell Vanderbilt commit chosen to Semper-Fidelis All-American BowlIke Powell | Long Snapper | Tifton, GA

Commit Status: Vanderbilt

Ike Powell looks the part of a college-level snapper. With a great football-frame, he proves to be not only one of the fastest snappers in the nation but one of the most accurate as well. Powell has proven himself time again at multiple national events and usually finds himself as a top finisher. Powell is ranked as the No.5 long snapper in the nation.

Quotes: Kevin Garvoille, Kohl's Snapping National Evaluator

"Ike has proven over and over again at camp that he is one of the nation's top snappers in the 2014 class.  He makes snapping a football look effortless with his sound mechanics and will represent not only himself and Kohl's during this great bowl experience but will also represent Vanderbilt University."

Nate Adams chosen to Semper-Fidelis All-American BowlNate Adams | Long Snapper | Glendale, AZ

Commit Status: Maryland

Snapper Nate Adams found himself in a head-to-head competition at the nation's largest specialist camp in July 2013 in front of 1,200 athletes and parents. Adams placed second, but showed very well under pressure. Adams is known as one of the most technically sound snappers in the nation with clean mechanics that have helped him reach the No.2 national ranking.

Quotes: Kevin Garvoille, Kohl's Snapping National Evaluator

"Nate is a perfectionist and his work ethic shows. He has been a solid performer at camp and shows great athletic ability and strength as one of the nation's top snapping prospects. I look forward to having Nate represent himself and the Kohl's organization during his opportunity at the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl."