If you’re an Army, Air Force or Navy football fan, or the type of person who loves ranking NFL prospects, or you have absolutlely nothing better to do on Saturday afternoon, check out the East-West Shrine Game on ESPN2 at 3 p.m. EST.
Army wide receiver Ali Villanueva and Navy linebacker Ross Pospisil will be teammates for the east squad in the college all-star game, while Air Force safety Chris Thomas will be playing for the west team.
The Shrine Game is the a place for “mid-level prospects” to make a good impression in front of NFL scouts. While it is doubtful that any of the three players from the service academies will be drafted, the Shrine Game always makes sure to invite players from the academies. If the any of the three do harbor hopes of signing with a team after their five-year commitments are up, this week of practices, the weigh-in and the game itself give them a great opportunity to show their stuff.
For more on the game, check out the Sal Interdonato’s report in the Times-Record. Turns out former rivals Pospisil and Villanueva are roommates at the game in Orlando:
“At first, I thought they were playing a really bad joke,” said Villanueva, who will play tight end. “He’s a pretty good guy. It’s not like we are fighting all the time.”