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Kirschenman to compete in All-American Bowl

By Anne Homan

Reis Kirschenman has committed to play Division I football with SDSU next season. On Dec. 19 he will compete in the All-American Bowl in Texas.

Before moving on to the next level in college, the common goal for many of the nation’s premier high school football prospects is to receive an all-important invite to the Blue-Grey All-American Bowl and compete against the best of the best from all over the country.

That goal has been accomplished for Tea Area High School senior, Reis Kirschenman.

Kirschenman was chosen to play Defensive Lineman for the West squad and was selected from a pool of more than 6,750 recruits.

“I’ve had a chance to look at film on Reis, and let me tell you, there’s a lot to like about his game,” said Seneca Wallace, NFL veteran with the Seahawks and West head coach for the brand’s All-American Bowl. “He can be a difference maker in this game and at the next level.”

West defensive coordinator for the brand’s All-American Bowl, Victor Butler, agreed that Kirschenman will be a force to be reckoned with on the field.

“Long and strong, athletic with good quickness, an explosive prospect, I’ve done some research on Reis, he can go,” said Butler, NFL veteran with the Cowboys. “We’re going to put him to work, believe that.”

Blue-Grey Football was established in 1989 by founders Gus Bell and his son Erik Bell. Together, they established the brand to help prep prospects from all over the country receive national exposure and increase their chances to secure college scholarships, whether at the NCAA Division I level, Div. II or III, also NAIA or Junior College.

Kirschenman has already committed to playing Division I football at South Dakota State University next season.

The Blue-Grey All-American Bowl will be played at the Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium on Monday, Dec. 19 with a 1 p.m. kickoff. The game is scheduled to be nationally broadcast via delayed stream on Impact Football Network.

This weekend athletes will be mentored by the staff of NFL veterans. There are also plans for family-oriented events that will take place at the Dallas/Fort Worth Airport Marriott prior to the big event. For updates in real time of the game, follow @BlueGreyFB on Twitter or Instagram.


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