Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011 | 4:41 p.m.
Two of Southern Nevada’s top college football recruits will be playing in national all-star games in the upcoming weeks.
Desert Pines High senior offensive tackle Cedrick Poutasi will play Dec. 30 in the Offense-Defense All-America Game at the Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
The 6-foot-6, 325-pound Poutasi, who is considered a four-star prospect on the Rivals.com evaluation scale of five stars, will also making his college choice during the game. He is heavily favoring Utah, where he came away impressed during an early October recruiting trip.
Poutasi also took official visits to Washington and Arizona State but canceled a trip to Hawaii on the weekend of Dec. 3. Desert Pines coach Paul Bennett is attending the all-star game and will be on the field when Poutasi makes his decision.
Ronnie Stanley, a four-star offensive tackle from three-time defending state champion Bishop Gorman, will play Jan. 3 in the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl in Phoenix. Stanley, who is also uncommitted, took a recruiting trip last weekend to Notre Dame. The 6-foot-6, 285-pound Stanley previously visited Arkansas in early October.
Gorman’s Tony Sanchez is one of 17 coaches picked to work the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl. He’ll be coaching the offensive line of West team.