Sports: Bosco Football’s Legacy of Top-Tier Talent Continues as Multiple Braves Announce Commitments
by Aeden Alexander, Sports Editor
On January 8th, Brave standouts Rayshon Luke and Earnest Greene III announced their college commitments at NBC’s annual All-American Bowl game.
This All-American Bowl game, held at AT&T Stadium in Dallas, Texas, showcases the top 100 high school football players from across the country. While at the game, many of the top players in the country, who didn’t already decide, got the chance to announce their commitment. St. John Bosco, being a national football powerhouse, had two players attend and announce their futures: Rayshon Luke and Earnest Greene.
Coming off of a great year, Greene was ranked one of the top offensive linemen in the country. He had scholarship offers from almost every school. He took his time to make his decision by starting off with a top ten, top four, then finally making his decision at the bowl game.
Earnest’s top four consisted of the University of Georgia, University of Alabama, University of Texas and Ohio State which were all ranked in the top 25 the previous year.
Greene declared that he will attend the University of Georgia before the game began, where he had a fantastic outing where he made holes and opportunities for his running backs, such as his fellow Brave, Rayshon.
“I want to go to a school that can go and compete year in and year out for a national title. All my top schools are ones that can do that and are led by the best coaches in the country. But ultimately, it came down to where I felt most comfortable and able to help, and for me that was Georgia,” said Greene.
Rayshon Luke was the star of the show that night in Texas, where not only did he announce his commitment, but he also had one of the best performances of his career.
Rayshon was one of Bosco’s playmakers, someone who they looked to during big moments, and almost always delivered. He was unstoppable and helped lead the team to a deep playoff run, where they fell short to Servite.
Before arriving in Texas, Luke had announced his top four in University of Arizona, University of Louisville, UCLA and San Jose State. “Speedy” announced he would be furthering his academic and athletic career at the University of Arizona, home of the Wildcats.
Rayshon Luke destroyed the East Coast’s defense, ripping off multiple runs for more than 50 yards and scoring multiple touchdowns. He was awarded one of the greatest honors: the All-American Bowl Most Valuable Player.
“It was a great honor to be named All-American Bowl MVP. There’s a lot of great guys and talent out here, so for me to take the trophy is mind blowing. I’ve worked my butt off for this and deserve this. All glory to God, because without him I wouldn’t be able to do any of this,” said Luke.
Earnest and Rayshon helped lead the West squad to win the game in dominant fashion, by a score of 34-14, again demonstrating why the west coast is the best region for youth football.
Earnest and Rayshon head different ways, as Greene graduated early from Bosco to get on campus in Georgia, while Luke will finish off his final semester at Bosco before starting his journey in Arizona.
Furthermore, at the National Signing Day on December 15, Braves who officially signed their Letters of Intent include Nate Burrell (University of California, Berkeley), quarterback Katin Houser (Michigan State University), Logan Booher (Cal Poly San Luis Obispo), Jalen Woods (University of California, Los Angeles), Tyson Molio’o (Boise State University), Elias Archie (Brown University), Sione Hala (Boston College), Maicah Talavou (Army West Point) and Malachi Finau (University of Hawaii).