- Gerry Hamilton, ESPN Staff Writer
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Senior cornerback Kalvaraz Bessent (Kingsland, Ga./Camden County) was presented his honorary game jersey Thursday 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 the three-month selection tour.
Bessent, an Alabama commitment, is one of 90 players selected to compete in the seventh annual Under Armour All-America Game, a nationally televised contest featuring 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.
“I would like to thank the coaching staff, all my coaches and teammates for supporting me,” he said.
Having a former teammate rave about the experience was big in Bessent's decision to play in the game.
"I just think it is a great game. I have seen the game on TV. A former player here, [Georgia freshman quarterback] Brice Ramsey, played in it and told me he liked it a lot. It's closer to home than the other game, and it is close enough that my parents and some of my friends and teammates can make it. I think it's a good accomplishment for me, and I'm very excited about it."
The 6-foot-1, 185-pound Bessent is the No. 42 prospect in the ESPN 300 and the No. 7 cornerback in the class. He committed to Alabama over Florida, Auburn, Florida State, Ohio State and several others.