MONONA, Wis. -- Wisconsin commit Jaden Gault will end his high school football career in San Antonio, Texas. The U.S. Army All-American Bowl Selection Tour made its way to Monona on Friday to present Gault with his nomination and game jersey.
The four-star offensive tackle will play in the 14th annual U.S. Army All-American Bowl on Jan. 4 at the Alamo Dome, to be televised nationally on NBC.
"I'm really excited," Gault told 247sports. "To get that opportunity--I was really shocked. Just being a nominee was really cool. To be selected was just even more important to me."
Ranked as the nation's No. 10 offensive tackle by 247sports and No. 14 by the 247 composite, Gault committed to Wisconsin on Aug. 18, 2012 and remains solid to the Badgers over other offers from Arkansas, Michigan State, Nebraska, Ohio State, Oregon, and Tennessee.
"They've shown year in and year out how they produce lineman," said Gault. "They're always in the Top 25. They have a great coaching staff too."
The 6-foot-7, 300-pound lineman has led Monona Grove to a 6-0 record on the season, currently receiving votes in the Large Division state rankings. Gault, the top ranked player in the state of Wisconsin, is the only Badger State native to be selected to the 2014 Army All-American Bowl.
"It's awesome," Gault said. "The most important thing to me is just being able to represent my high school. Just show the coaches that they've prepared me to get where I am now. I wouldn't be here without those guys."
Even though Gault is in the midst of a perfect season with sights set on a conference championship and possibly even a state title, the Army All-American Bowl can't come soon enough for the nation's No. 104 ranked prospect.
"I watched it this past year," he said. "It was awesome. It's always the top bowl game for high school in my opinion. I've always loved it."
Gault received his Army All-American Bowl jersey and nomination Friday.
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