Last week, the U.S. Army and All-American Games announced nominations for their 2017 U.S. Army All-American Bowl. Two of those went to current Wisconsin Badgers verbal commits in offensive lineman Tyler Beach and quarterback Jack Coan.
Beach, a 6'8, 270-pound recruit out of Port Washington, Wis., participated in The Opening Regional in Addison, Ill. on Saturday, then raced down to Kansas City for a Rivals Camp on Sunday. The in-state product is getting plenty of regional and national attention.
Nominated, next goal is the selection to play. pic.twitter.com/qYSB02hpoa— Tyler Beach (@venomt57) May 10, 2016
Three days later, the 6'3, 190-pound signal caller received his notification. Like fellow Wisconsin commit Jake Ferguson, recruiting analysts praised Coan's abilities at one of The Opening Regional events -- this one in New Jersey. Per Scout.com's Brian Dohm assessment from May 7:
The Wisconsin commit was solid throughout. He spun the ball well, he was accurate, he showed arm strength, and he threw the deep the ball with touch.
Part of the drills for the West Sayville (N.J.) Sayville standout was to throw on the run, and he did a fine job of it, although a few times he did not set his feet, which resulted in a poor throw. His arm strength will increase as he gets stronger in the upper body and his legs.
In the three-receiver sets, he was able to find guys in different progressions and was accurate. He also threw from above, which utilized his 6-foot-3, 190-pound frame well. The ball came out of Coan's hand freely but there were times it needed to have more velocity on it.
Very excited and thankful to be nominated for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl pic.twitter.com/CfzMXza8KO— Jack Coan (@jcoan17) May 13, 2016
If the players are officially selected as a U.S. Army All-American, they would participate in the prep all-star extravaganza down in San Antonio, Tex., on Jan. 7, 2017.