I'm not going to go through the whole list and certainly there was some big disappointments but I think expectations for footlocker finalists are too high. We have this idea that every guy who is a footlocker finalist should be All-American and every top 10 FL guy should be in contention for the national title. But when you consider that most good college runners run five years so theoretically every year you have 25 college runners who were top 5 FL guys (it's always less of course because some quit), then throw in the fact that most top Canadians compete at the NCAA level, a few dozen stud Kenyans, some of the best Europeans, and let's not forget the Aussies (and Kiwis) and it's pretty damn difficult to be All-American. I think it's a bit of a stretch to suggest than anyone who is All-American was a bust in college regardless of what they might have done in high school.
Umm...To be an All-American you have to be an American citizen. So being Canadian, or whatever, has no impact on All-American status.
I am not sayings the being All-American is any small feat- just being the typical Letsrun jackass and pointing out the flaws in your arugment.