A bigger stage, but the same result.
For Clemson-bound Ben Boulware, the Under Armour All-America Bowl was a lot like the Shrine Bowl.
Boulware, a middle linebacker from T.L. Hanna High in Anderson, S.C., spent the week turning the heads of coaches and scouts while preparing for the national all-star game. Then he wasted no time in making his impact felt, as he affected the game early and often while serving as team captain for the winning Black squad, which defeated the White 16-3 on Friday at St. Petersburg, Fla.
Boulware, who was named defensive MVP at the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas in December, had a PBU to force a punt on the White's first possession of the game, and then on a subsequent series flattened Florida State running back commitment Ryan Green.
Later in the game, Boulware intercepted a pass thrown by Georgia quarterback commitment Brice Ramsey.
Boulware played on the Black team's defense with Brooklyn, N.Y. defensive end Ebenezer Ogundeko, who made his announcement for Clemson on national TV during the game. Clemson target Montravius Adams played on the defensive line for the White squad.