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Mike Mitchell, Prestonwood Christian’s (PCA) standout linebacker, has been selected to participate in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, which is the nation’s premier high school football game. The selection will become official on October 10, 2012, at 2:15 p.m., when the bowl’s selection tour will visit Mitchell on the campus of Prestonwood Christian Academy.

At this time there will be an assembly in the Field House with the student body, staff and family members. Only 90 players are selected for this game from across the nation each year. This honor is given to the nation’s top football players, 200 who have gone on to a professional career in the NFL. 

Former selections include names such as Adrian Peterson, Mark Sanchez, Tim Tebow and Marcus Lattimore. 

Last year marked the 12th anniversary of the Army’s All-American Bowl, which drew a record crowd of 39,011, with millions more in the television audience. 

Last week, Mitchell also awarded the “Built Ford Tough Texas High School Player of the Week,” presented by Ford Motors for his outstanding performance during PCA’s recent game against Liberty Christian Argyle. This award will be presented to Mitchell during PCA’s Homecoming Pep Rally on Oct. 12.

“It is a great honor to be able to play in the Army All-American Bowl. Just knowing that I’ll be able to support the troops that work so hard overseas for us just to keep us safe and protected means a lot to me,” said Mitchell, a 6-foot-4, 216-pound four-star recruit.

Chris Cunningham, PCA Athletic Director and Head Football Coach said, “In 27 years of coaching and 22 years at the 4A and 5A level, I have never even seen a linebacker with Mike’s ability and intensity on the field. What makes coaching Mike such a blessing is the exceptional young man that he is. To be chosen for these honors is to be recognized as one of the top football players in the country. Mike Mitchell is very deserving of these honors, and I believe through his career, there are many more to come." 

The game will take place on Jan. 5, 2013 at 1 p.m. ET in San Antonio’s Alamodome and will be televised on NBC.