Guyer’s Mwaniki to play in O-D All-American Bowl

Guyer defensive back Thabo Mwaniki (1) comes up with an interception on the final play of the game to secure the ten paint victory for Guyer as Plano Senior High School hosted Denton Guyer High School at John Clark Field in Plano on Friday night, September 23, 2016.  (Stewart F. House/Special Contributor)

Guyer defensive back Thabo Mwaniki (1) comes up with an interception on the final play of the game to secure the ten paint victory for Guyer as Plano Senior High School hosted Denton Guyer High School at John Clark Field in Plano on Friday night, September 23, 2016. (Stewart F. House/Special Contributor)

For the second time in a few days, an area standout has committed to play in the O-D All-American Bowl, as Guyer standout Thabo Mwaniki confirmed Thursday afternoon he was invited and accepted the invite to play in the game in Atlanta at the end of the year. Lake Dallas cornerback Kobe Boyce committed to play in the game earlier this week.

The Oklahoma State commit is having a big year for Guyer at both wide receiver and his main position as one of Guyer’s two FBS pledges at safety. NFL superstars such as Carolina quarterback Cam Newton and Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant are two of the more notable alumni of the game.

The game events will be in Atlanta from Dec. 26-31 at the same time the Peach Bowl is in town.

Mwaniki committed to Oklahoma State this summer, choosing the Cowboys over 11 other offers. He missed Guyer’s season opener but in five games has posted 35 tackles with five pass breakups and an interception. ┬áHe’s also Guyer’s second-leading receiver with nine catches for 123 yards.

Lake Dallas star to play in O-D All-American Bowl

Lake Dallas senior defensive back Kobe Boyce (3) evades a tackle from Centennial senior linebacker Steven Sacarello (33), Friday, September 2, 2016, in Corinth, Texas.  Jeff Woo/DRC

Lake Dallas senior defensive back Kobe Boyce (3) evades a tackle from Centennial senior linebacker Steven Sacarello (33), Friday, September 2, 2016, in Corinth, Texas. Jeff Woo/DRC

Lake Dallas star cornerback Kobe Boyce added a nice honor to his resume on Tuesday evening when he committed to play in the O-D All-American Bowl.

The Texas commit will take part in the showcase, which features alumni such as Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton and Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant.

The festivities will be held in Atlanta from Dec. 26-31, and will culminate with the game.

Boyce burst onto the scene last year when he was shined in several camps and ended up committing to Texas, choosing the Longhorns over 17 other offers.

In six games, Boyce has 18 tackles, with two tackles behind the line of scrimmage to go with two pass breakups, a forced fumble and a blocked field goal. He also returned a punt for a touchdown and has three catches for 106 yards and a score in limited offensive duty.