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#BlueChipBattles: UA roster edition

Recruiting battles abound among Under Armour All-America Game invitees

Updated: April 4, 2013, 8:28 PM ET
By RecruitingNation | ESPN.com

The initial roster for the 2014 Under Armour All-America Game was released Thursday and includes 45 rising seniors. More players will be added as the high school football season progresses, but for now RecruitingNation has summoned its writers from around the country to compile a list of the top 10 battles for 2014 Under Armour All-Americans.

Here is this week's panel of writers: Corey Dowlar (@cdowlar), Damon Sayles (@DamonSayles), Blair Angulo (@bangulo), Jared Shanker (@JShankerESPN), Radi Nabulsi (@RadiNabulsi), Gary Laney (@GLaneyESPN), William Wilkerson (@ESPNwilkerson), Erik McKinney (@EMcKinneyESPN), Derek Tyson (@DerekTysonESPN) and Kipp Adams (@KippLAdams).

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Ermon Lane

Homestead (Fla.) Homestead Senior | WR | 6-2/171 | ESPN Watch List

Commitment status: Uncommitted

Who's in the driver's seat: Alabama

Dark horse: Florida, Florida State and Miami

@cdowlar's take: If you've ever followed any South Florida prospect on Twitter during an Alabama game, you'll understand just how much clout Amari Cooper has. After making big plays in the biggest games of the season, he was the toast of Miami. That's exactly the angle Alabama could work for Lane. So far, whatever the Tide are doing is working. Of course, their track record at running back speaks for itself, doesn't it?

The three traditional powers in the state of Florida have all also been after Lane for some time now and have home-field advantage. All three will try their hardest to get him on their respective campuses as much as possible to continue to make their pitches.

RecruitingNation ranks Lane's recruitment as the No. 10 battle among UA Game invitees. Tweet us your opinion using the hashtag #BlueChipBattles @RecruitingESPN.



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