Aflac Adds 18 Players to Classic Roster

Over the past couple weeks, Aflac announced another group of players that will attend the Aflac All-American High School Baseball Game on Aug. 9th in Los Angeles, Calif. at Dodger Stadium. The committee is making a tour across the country, introducing players in on field presentations and presenting the prospects with their official game jerseys for the event.

In a presentation held at the Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, Texas, Aflac announced RHP Matthew Graham (Oak Ridge HS) of Spring; LHP Matthew Purke (Klein HS) of Spring; OF Everett Williams (McCallum HS) of Austin; OF/RHP Jacob Morris (Coppell HS) and C/IF Jonathan Walsh (Coppell HS), both of Coppell; and OF/LHP Slade Heathcott (Texas HS) of Texarkana have all been selected.

A few days later, at Turner Field in Atlanta, Aflac announced that OF/RHP Drew Steckenrider (Greater Atlanta Christian HS) of Lawrenceville, Ga.; OF Donovan Tate (Cartersville HS) of Cartersville, Ga.; C/3B Luke Bailey (Troup HS) of LaGrange, Ga.; RHP Zack Wheeler (East Paulding HS) of Dallas, Ga.; OF Braxton Lane (Sandy Creek HS) of Tyrone, Ga.; INF/RHP Richie Schaffer (Providence HS) of Charlotte; RHP/INF Daniel Tuttle (Randleman HS) of Randleman, N.C.; OF Brian Goodwin (Rocky Mount HS) of Rocky Mount, N.C.; RHP/OF Keyvius Sampson (Forest HS) of Ocala, Fla.; INF/OF Jacson Thompson (Germantown HS) of Germantown, Tenn.; and LHP Ian Krol (Neuqua Valley HS) of Naperville, Ill. will also be at the event.

Yesterday, righthander Christopher Jenkins (Westfield HS) of Westfield, N.J., was introduced, at a presentation at Waterfront Park in Trenton, N.J., as the newest selection.

"We are thrilled to have such a great group of future stars added to the Aflac All-American roster," said Al Johnson, Vice President for Marketing Services for Aflac. "I am certain the kids are as excited as we are to take this game to the next level by hosting it at historic Dodger Stadium."

The Aflac All-American Game will be broadcast live on FOX Sports Net at 3 p.m. EST.

The updated full roster for the game is as follows:

Luke Bailey c/3b Troup HS, LaGrange, Ga.
Matt Davidson 3b/rhp Yucaipa (Calif.) HS
Matthew Graham rhp Oak Ridge HS, Spring, Texas
Brian Goodwin of Rocky Mount (N.C.) HS
Slade Heathcott of/lhp Texas HS, Texarkana, Texas
Christopher Jenkins rhp Westfield (N.J.) HS
Ian Krol lhp Neuqua Valley HS, Naperville, Ill.
Braxton Lane of Sandy Creek HS, Tyrone, Ga.
Tyler Matzek lhp Capistrano Valley HS, Mission Viejo, Calif.
Jiovanni Miller inf/rhp Bonita HS, Pomona, Calif.
Jacob Morris of/rhp Coppell (Texas) HS
David Nick inf

Cypress (Calif.) HS

Brooks Pounders rhp/inf Temecula Valley HS, Temecula, Calif.
Matthew Purke lhp Klein HS, Spring, Texas
Keyvius Sampson rhp/of Forest HS, Ocala, Fla.
Richie Shaffer if/rhp Providence HS, Charlotte, N.C.
Jonathan Singleton 1b Millikan HS, Long Beach
Max Stassi c/inf Yuba City (Calif.) HS
Drew Steckenrider of/rhp Greater Atlanta Christian HS, Lawrenceville, Ga.
Andrew Susac c Jesuit HS, Roseville, Calif.
Donovan Tate of Cartersville (Ga.) HS
Chad Thompson rhp El Toro HS, Trabuco Canyon, Calif.
Jacson Thompson if/of Germantown (Tenn.) HS
Daniel Tuttle rhp/if Randleman (N.C.) HS
Jonathan Walsh c/if Coppell (Texas) HS
Zack Wheeler rhp East Paulding HS, Dallas, Ga.
Everett Williams of McCallum HS, Austin, Texas
Beau Wright lhp Los Alamitos (Calif.) HS