Prospects go head-to-head in S.A.

Updated: January 9, 2003, 3:24 PM ET
By by Tom Lemming, football recruiting analyst | football recruiting analyst
The U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio on Jan. 5 was even bigger than expected -- for the players, coaches and fans. Here are some observations from the practices and game:

Quarterback Chris Leak was, without a doubt, the most talented player on either team -- that was the consensus of both the East and West players and coaches. Rarely do you have players talk about who is No. 1 or No. 2, but it was unanimous for Leak in San Antonio. His passes were sharp and on the money, much more than the other All-Americans.

Notre Dame QB commit Brady Quinn is a big, strong kid with a strong arm and looked really good Sunday. The coaches were impressed with his poise and running ability. QB Kyle Wright, who will follow fellow-Californian Ken Dorsey to Miami, looked great in practice but had to run for his life during the game. The 'Canes are expecting big things from Wright and are telling him he might contribute immediately.