College football pundit Phil Steele has come out with his preseason All-America teams, and they include six Big East players.
Pitt teammates Dion Lewis, Jonathan Baldwin and Greg Romeus all made Steele's second team, along with West Virginia safety Robert Sands. Mountaineers running back Noel Devine and UConn linebacker Lawrence Wilson appear on Steele's fourth team.
Steele also came out with his All-Big East team, which has some interesting selections. He picks South Florida's B.J. Daniels as the first-team quarterback, with Rutgers' Tom Savage on the second team. Cincinnati's Zach Collaros is Steele's third-team choice.
Steele also has Greg Lloyd as a first-teamer at defensive end, even though it's unclear whether the UConn senior will even play this year. Other players he likes to break through and perform as first-team All-Big East selections this year include Cincinnati guard Alex Hoffman and South Florida cornerback Kayvon Webster.