NCF On The Trail: William Ulmer

UA Game jersey tour: Will Ulmer

November, 4, 2013
Senior athlete Will Ulmer (Washington/St. John’s College High) was presented his honorary game jersey Friday at his school during the American Family Insurance Selection Tour for the 2014 Under Armour All-America High School Football Game. The event was part of a three-month tour.

Ulmer, a Maryland commitment, is one of 90 players selected to compete in the seventh annual Under Armour All-America Game, a nationally televised game spotlighting the country’s top high school seniors. The game is set for 4 p.m. ET Jan. 2 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla., and will be televised on ESPN.

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Courtesy of IntersportWill Ulmer is a four-star athlete headed to Maryland.
“First, I want to thank everyone for coming out today,” Ulmer said. “It’s a pleasure. I want to thank God for everything. I want to thank my teammates, thank my parents, thank my family and thank all my coaches.”

St. John’s coach Joe Patterson says his star player will play wherever needed.

“He was selected as an athlete for the game, so I’m not exactly sure what position he will end up playing, but it shouldn’t matter. He’s going to play any position the same way, which is full speed with a lot of fun. I think he has the potential to change the game from any position.”

Ulmer, who attends the same high school as Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank once did, is excited for the opportunity showcase his skill at the game.

"I'm really excited to get down to the Under Armour All-America Game, showcase my skill, ball out and do what I do best. It's an honor to be invited to the Under Armour All-America Game. It's a dream come true, and it's something I've been hoping for over the last four years.”

The 6-foot-1, 190-pound Ulmer is a four-star prospect and the No. 47 ranked athlete in the class. He committed to Maryland over Arizona State, Arizona, Nebraska, Rutgers, N.C. State, North Carolina and others.
The most important commitment in a team's recruiting class is a purely subjective. Is it the best overall recruit or the commit who fills the biggest need? Is it the lineman that has helped recruit other big-time prospects? And in six months, let alone a year or two, will they still even be on the team?

ACC reporters Corey Dowlar and Jared Shanker take these factors into effect and come up with the most important 2014 commitments for every ACC program.

Weekly commitment roundup 

April, 26, 2013
Boston College
Jon Baker, OC (Millis, Mass./Millis)
Height: 6-foot-3 Weight: 305 pounds
Position Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation pending

Kevin Cohee, ILB (West Roxbury, Mass./Roxbury Latin)
HT: 6-3 WT: 240
Position Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation pending


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Terps land quarterback William Ulmer

April, 26, 2013


Dual-threat quarterback William Ulmer (Washington/St. John's College) committed Thursday to sign with Maryland, according to multiple sources.

He selected the Terps over scholarship offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Boston College, Cincinnati, Georgia Tech, Illinois, Marshall, Miami (Fla.), Michigan State, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Rutgers, South Florida, Southern Miss, Syracuse, Temple, Virginia Tech, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

Other programs, including Ohio State, Oregon and South Carolina, also recruited the 6-foot-1, 190-pound prospect.

Ulmer passed and rushed for more than 1,000 yards while accounting for 25 total touchdowns last season.

He joins three-star offensive guard Jared Cohen (Owings Mills, Md./McDonough) on Maryland's 2014 commit list. Ulmer will be part of ESPN RecruitingNation's next rankings update.