After a strong performance at The Opening, center Scott Quessenberry (Carlsbad, Calif./La Costa Canyon) received another honor to add to his resume, as he earned an invitation to the Under Armour All-America Game. The country's No. 2 center knew he was on the short list of players being scouted for the event and a strong showing at The Opening meant he had a good shot at receiving an invitation.
"It's unbelievable," Quessenberry said of accepting a spot in the all-star game. "There are all-star games in your area, but to play in a national game against top players, it's going to be great -- especially the Under Armour game. It's incredible."
The 6-foot-4, 269-pound lineman said he'll show up ready to play, but is looking forward to taking in everything the experience will offer.
"I want to try to make the most of it," he said. "I want to learn from some of the ex-professional offensive line coaches and have some fun out there and not make it all about being competitive. Now, I'm going to strap it up and go 100 percent on every rep, but win or lose, I'm going to happy to be there."
The coaching he receives at the Under Armour Game will only add to what he already experienced at The Opening, which caused him to do a double, or possibly a triple, take. Quessenberry's favorite NFL players are Mike and Maurkice Pouncey, who just happened to be some of the NFL coaches for the offensive linemen at The Opening.
"I didn't know about it until the day I got there," Quessenberry said. "I was stoked. They're following me on Twitter now, so it's pretty cool."
Quessenberry already holds offers from some of the Pac-12 heavyweights -- Arizona, Arizona State, California, Oregon, UCLA and Washington -- in addition to Boise State, Nebraska and Wisconsin, but the center will take his time with the recruiting process. He said he wants to take all five of his official visits and hasn't begun narrowing down the schools that will receive those trips.