MOBILE , AL - The Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic is set for a national audience. Game officials made the announcement Thursday that this year's All-Star Classic, featuring 74 of the best senior collegiate prospects from both states, will be nationally-televised live by VERSUS, the basic cable sports network.
The game has a potential audience in 70 million homes nationwide.
This year's contest, set for Saturday, December 12, will kickoff at 12:30 p.m. CST in Mobile's Ladd-Peebles Stadium.
"We look forward to the opportunity to showcase this historic competition featuring remarkable high school athletes to a national audience," said Jeff Goldberg, Vice President of Programming for VERSUS.
The Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic is a premier annual football recruiting talent showcase between two teams representing two states rich in football tradition. Viewers will not only be able to see the best football talent these two states have to offer, but also get a preview into the next generation of major college stars.
The 37-member rosters of top collegiate prospects that will represent Alabama and Mississippi in the 2009 contest were announced earlier this month, and include 29 players who have already made verbal commitments to attend Southeastern Conference and other major schools in 2010.