Fort Lauderdale (FL) Top247 Receiver of American Heritage Brandon Inniss was one of the first players to be selected for the All-American Bowl, and this week the Ohio State team was honored with his jersey as part of the Road to the Dome Series.
“It was a dream come true,” Inniss told 247Sports. “I have been watching the game for a long time. To be able to finally be in the game once I’m there in January, I’m just glad I got lucky with the opportunity.”
The All-American Bowl has been the nation’s premier high school sporting event for 20 years and will return to San Antonio, Texas on January 7, 2023, where it will air live on national NBC. Over 20,000 fans flock to the Alamo Dome along with alumni of the game including Bryce Young, CJ Stroud, Trevor Lawrence, Keenan Allen, Odell Beckham Jr.Stephan Diggs, Marchon Lattimore, Chase Young, Naji Harris, Mika Parsons, Patrick Petersonderrick Henry, Christian McCaffrey, Ezekiel Elliott as well as Quenton Nelson. Game legends include Adrian Peterson and Joe Thomas.
“Some of the guys that I looked up to and played in this game, I’m honored to be in this position,” said Inniss.
“To be in the game and play with the best players in the country, I love competition, so that’s probably what I’m most looking forward to.”
Inniss made his pledge to the state of Ohio in June.
“Everything,” he said about what he likes about OSU. “There is nothing I don’t love about the Buckeyes. From how they run offense, to Coach Day, to Coach Heartline, how he designed his receivers to make them the best they can be in the NFL, to the players and how they are off the field, to the family environment, everything clicked and it felt right.”
In the Top247 ranking, Inniss is ranked 3rd in its class and 19th overall.