Channing Tindall says he "felt like Superman" when he put on a 2018 U.S. Army All-American Bowl jersey in front of teammates and fellow students at Thursday's ceremony inside the Spring Valley gymnasium.
But this game is more than just an All-Star game for Channing whose father is a former Coast Guard captain. Tindall and his fellow US Army All-Americans will suit it up in January out in San Antonio for the 19th edition of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl. With a list of alumni that includes, Tim Tebow, Christian McCaffrey. Odell Beckham, Junior and Andrew Luck, Tindall hopes to follow them into the NFL.
Before that, Tindall will announce where he will play college football. USC, Georgia and Florida are his top three with Clemson possibly getting a visit. The recruiting process has been crazy but Tindall has figured out how to keep that process from becoming overwhelming.
"Usually at a certain time, I'll put my phone down at night and don't answer any questions," Tindall said.
"I get all my work done and if it's too late, I'll just go straight to sleep. I don't really let it control my life. So, I just take it one day at a time and just calm down and talk to my parents, look at the pros and cons and make the best decisions for me at the end of the day."
That big decision is coming soon and Tindall expects it to come before the end of the year with an announcement to follow.