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Posted by Gracie Blackburn on August 14, 2013

11th Annual GEICO ESPN High School Football Showcase Schedule Unveiled

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45 ESPN 300 players and 23 State Champions Highlight Season-long Coverage 

ESPN, in conjunction with Paragon Marketing Group, will air nine weeks of the nation’s best high school football games during the 11th annual GEICO ESPN High School Football Showcase across ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU. The 13 games in the season-long series are in addition to the 13 previously announced ESPN High School Kickoff games. In total, ESPN will feature the country’s leading college football recruits with 45 ESPN 300 players in-action and 23 State Champions taking the field between the 26 slated games in the Kickoff and Showcase.

ESPNU HS Friday - August 7, 2013The Showcase schedule begins Friday, Aug. 30, at 11 p.m. ET on ESPNU with an out-of-state game between Colquitt County (Ga.) at Alabama Class 6A Champion, Hoover (Ala.). Colquitt coach Rush Propst will return to Hoover for the first time since his departure following the 2007 season. The game will also include a top 10 uncommitted recruit with Marlon Humphrey (Hoover CB).

ESPN analyst Rene Ingoglia and play-by-play commentator Adam Amin will be the lead team across networks for ESPN’s high school football games this season.

The unveiled 2013 Showcase games currently features 23 teams in 12 games from 12 states. The schedule includes 10teams that finished as 2012 State Champions: Hoover (Ala.), Godby (Fla.), Katy (Texas), Lake Taylor (Va.), De La Salle (Calif.), John Curtis (La.), Booker T. Washington (Fla.), Bishop Gorman (Nev.), Paramus Catholic (N.J.), and Gainesville (Ga.).The 2013 Showcase will feature 22 ESPN 300 ranked players, including:

  • St. Augustine RB: Leonard Fournette (No. 1, ESPN 300; uncommitted)
  • Paramus Catholic CB: Jabrill Peppers (No. 2, ESPN 300; Michigan)
  • Oscar Smith DT: Andrew Brown (No. 5, ESPN 300; Virginia)
  • Hoover CB: Marlon Humphrey (No. 9, ESPN 300; uncommitted)
  • Gainesville QB: Deshaun Watson (No. 16, ESPN 300; Clemson)
  • John Curtis WR: Malachi Dupre (No. 26, ESPN 300; uncommitted)
  • Chaparral CB: Tyler Whiley (No. 71, ESPN 300; ASU)
  • Desert Mountain QB: Kyle Allen (No. 74 ESPN 300; Texas A&M)
  • Godby OLB: Jacob Pugh (No. 108, ESPN 300; Florida State)
  • Paramus Catholic OT: Juwann Bushell-Beatty (No.122, ESPN 300; Michigan)
  • Booker T. Washington DE: Chad Thomas (No. 125, ESPN 300; Miami)

2013 GEICO ESPN High School Football Showcase Schedule (subject to change):

Date

Time (ET)

Game – Commentators

Venue

Network

Fri, Aug. 30

11 p.m.

Colquitt County (Ga.) at Hoover (Ala.)*

Hoover Metropolitan Stadium

ESPNU/ESPN3

Mon, Sept. 2

3 p.m.

Godby (Fla.) vs. DeMatha (Md.)

University of Maryland

ESPN

Thu, Sept. 5

8 p.m.

Katy (Texas) at Taylor (Texas)

Crump Stadium

ESPNU

Fri, Sept. 6

8 p.m.

Oscar Smith (Va.) at Lake Taylor (Va.)

Lake Taylor High School

ESPNU

Fri, Sept. 13

8 p.m.

TBA

TBA

ESPN2

Fri, Sept. 13

10 p.m.

De La Salle (Calif.) at St. Mary’s (Calif.)

St. Mary’s High School

ESPNU

Fri, Sept. 20

10 p.m.

Chaparral (Ariz.) at Desert Mountain (Ariz.)

Desert Mountain High School

ESPNU

Fri, Oct. 4

8 p.m.

John Curtis (La.) at St. Augustine (La.)

Tad Gormley Stadium

ESPN2

Fri, Oct. 4

10 p.m.

Booker T. Washington (Fla.) at Bishop Gorman (Nev.)

Bishop Gorman High School

ESPNU

Fri, Oct. 11

8 p.m.

Pike (Ind.) at Carmel (Ind.)

Carmel High School

ESPNU

Fri, Oct. 18

6 p.m.

Don Bosco (N.J.) at Paramus Catholic (N.J.)

Paramus Catholic High School

ESPN2

Thu, Oct. 24

8 p.m.

Tuscaloosa County (Ala.) at Hoover (Ala.)

Hoover Metropolitan Stadium

ESPNU

Fri, Nov, 1

8 p.m.

Gainesville (Ga.) at Loganville (Ga.)

Loganville High School

ESPNU

*Live on ESPN3; same-day delayed on ESPNU

Past athletes featured in the ESPN High School Showcase include Nease QB Tim Tebow, Foley WR Julio Jones, Summerville WR AJ Green, Oaks Christian QB Jimmy Clausen, Mater Dei QB Matt Barkley, Jeannette QB Terrelle Pryor, South Point DE Jadeveon Clowney, Wayne QB Braxton Miller, and Miami Northwestern QB Teddy Bridgewater.

Additional ESPN High School Showcase games will be announced later in the season.

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Media Contact: Gracie Blackburn at Gracie.Blackburn@espn.com