Brandon Williams, a 6-3, 232-pound All-State defensive tackle from Bassick, has been invited to try out for the U-19 national football team in Atlanta, Ga. on Memorial Day weekend.
USA football is the official youth football development partner of the NFL and NFLPA and describers itself as a non-profit organization devoted to developing the game through educational programs and innovative resources and managing U.S. national teams for international competition.
This isn’t an all-star game and doesn’t count toward the NCAA’s two all-star game limit. Instead, the national team plays international competition and plays to win (so there’s no mandate on getting the participants equal playing time).
Team USA will face Team World in early February 2012 and then play in the International Federation of American Football Junior World Championship in the summer of 2012.
Approximately 200 players are invited and 50 players are selected for the team.
Often overlooked due to Bassick’s struggles as a football program, Williams has attracted some attention due to his size and ability. His 2010 highlight reel (he’s No. 54).