Washington High School senior Eli Lynch will be playing in the Blue-Grey All-American Bowl game featuring outstanding players from the high school class of 2020.
Players from all over the United States will take part in the game Monday at the Atlanta Falcons’ Mercedes Benz Stadium. Lynch will be a member of the Blue team.
Lynch was named First Team, All-FAC, First Team, All-District and Special Mention, All-Ohio for the 2019 season.
Lynch had 1,025 all-purpose yards with 66 receptions for 759 yards and 10 touchdowns. He averaged 35 yards per punt and punted for 1,100 yards.
The Blue-Grey football game was established in 1989. Its intent is to help high school prospects from all over the country receive national exposure and increase their chances to secure scholarships to a college, either NCAA Division I, or II or III, NAIA or junior college, according to a posting on the Blue-Grey football website.
There were tens of thousands of applicants to this game, according to Washington Blue Lion head football coach Chuck Williamson.
“They had some top high school and college coaches evaluate them and Eli was picked to play in the game,” Williamson said. “It’s an unbelievable honor. For him to be selected out of that many tapes, just shows his ability. He’s going to be playing against the top players in the nation. He’s going to be playing against the best of the best.”
Lynch is a record-setting receiver for Washington High School.
“He basically broke every record,” Williamson said. “He broke the single season record, he broke the career record in receptions and yards. He broke the touchdown reception record for a season and for a career. He shattered every receiving record that was out there. That was a great accomplishment on his part. He had a tremendous career.”
Lynch has at least one firm college offer, but has not committed yet, Williamson said.
“There are going to be a ton of college coaches at this game,” Williamson said.
The game is set for 6 p.m. Monday night and can be seen on ESPN 3.
Lynch left for Atlanta Friday and will practice Saturday and Sunday, Williamson said.