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Players prep for Army All-American Bowl

East vs West matchup takes place at noon on Saturday

SAN ANTONIO – It's been a week of practice, media events, and even a scouting combine, but tomorrow is when the players in the 2017 US Army All-American Bowl hit the gridiron at the Alamodome.

100 of the nation's top high school football players converge in an East vs West matchup at noon on Saturday.

The Army says scouting is a year long process and gets them on to 200 high school campuses to share what the military is about, and their commitment to youth and physical fitness.

Past participants make up 330 NFL draft picks, 37 Super Bowl champions, and two Heisman Trophy winners.

Notable alumni include NFL stars Adrian Peterson, Andrew Luck, and Odell Beckham Jr.

This is the 15th year the Army has played the bowl game at the Alamodome.

"This is an extraordinary community. I would tell ya, if all parts of the United States were as supportive of the military as San Antonio then I would argue we wouldn't really hae a challenge with recruiting," said Maj. Gen. Jeffrey J. Snow of the US Army Recruiting Command. "There are a lot of retirees, a lot of veterans that tend to retire in this area so there is a tremendous amount of support. There is a tremendous relationship with the organization around here."

Tickets are $20 and available online at Ticketmaster.