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RB Fournette earns Under Armour invite

9/12/2012

The Under Armour All-America Game has become the premier all-star game for high school football recruits, and for top recruits in the New Orleans area, announcing their decision at the game has become a trend.

Five-star safety Landon Collins announced his intentions to sign with the University of Alabama during last season's game, and now his brother Gerald Willis and talented running back Leonard Fournette, both 2014 prospects, plan to do the same.

On Tuesday, Fournette’s dream came one step closer to reality as he received his invitation to play in the 2014 Under Armour Game.

“I’m very excited about it,” he said. “I’m going to be the first person in my family to ever play in the Under Armour Game. I just want to play against the best. I feel like to be the best, you have to beat the best.”

In Saint Augustine’s 59-7 win last Saturday, Fournette, carried the ball six times for 187 yards and three touchdowns, all in the first half. The 6-foot-1, 232-pound back finished with 138 yards and two touchdowns on 19 carries in the season opener.