Somers senior football star Matt Deiana has been selected to participate in the Max Emfinger All-American Bowl on Jan. 2 in Austin, Texas.
The first question, of course, is who is Max Emfinger? Well, through some research, he’s a national recruiting guru who hosts an annual all-star game. You can read the history of the game here.
This year’s version features some of the country’s top recruits, according to this story on the site. The headline player is a guy named Victor Beasley, a strong safety headed to Clemson. He’s 6-4, 200 and runs a 4.46. Not bad.
Deiana will be traveling down to Texas on Jan. 2 for a week of practice. Check out this article on Deiana on Scout.com, where Deiana said he’s been in contact with Wisconsin, Connecticut and Colgate.
Playing in a national all-star game is obviously a huge opportunity. Yes, this isn’t the U.S. Army All-America Bowl. But Deiana will get seen by college scouts who might not have otherwise known his name. He’s very talented at 5-7, 190, and is a five-year player at Somers who was a Journal News first-team all-star this past season.
Congrats to Matt.