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Virginia Football QB commit Nick Johns will play in the U-19 International Bowl

The star signal-caller will represent the United States against Team Canada.

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Before Gonzaga quarterback Nick Johns arrives in Charlottesville this summer, the Washington D.C. native has one more battle to fight. Johns will represent the United States as a member of the national Under 19 squad in the sixth annual International Bowl! 

The U-19 team will take on Canada at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 7, at Maverick Stadium at the University of Texas at Arlington.

The two-week event will feature practices and activities for five high school-aged U.S. National Teams (U-19-U-15) and will wrap up with official international competitions. The games are a collaboration of the sport’s national governing bodies in each country (USA Football and Football Canada) featuring top student-athletes in an international competition.

Johns is not new to these competitions, as the 6-3, 226 pounder played as a member of the U-16 squad in 2012.The future Wahoo will be one of three quarterbacks on the U-19 roster, joining Texas A&M commit Kyler Muray, and Iowa commit Ryan Boyle.

This past fall, Johns completed 101 passes for 1,366 yards and 12 touchdowns, while helping lead Gonzaga to a league title.

Johns was the second member of the 2015 class to commit to Virginia last winter. He is rated three-stars by 24/7, ESPN, and Rivals. Rivals lists Johns as the 19th best pocket-passing QB for the entire class of 2015.