As promised here is the ESPNHS All-State team that appears in the September issue that drops this week. We also added 75 more players you should keep an eye on this fall. Think we missed someone for the list, give us a shout on Twitter @ESPNHSAuguste or in the comments section below.
Note: The team is based on projected on-field performance and accomplishments, not necessarily recruiting potential. For a list of the top football recruits in the state, click here.
First Team Offense
[QB] Greyson Lambert, Wayne County, Senior
The 6-foot-5 passer chose Virginia over offers from ‘Bama and Miami
[QB] Ricky Parks, Callaway, Senior
Freakishly athletic senior will play TE at Auburn next year
[RB] Mike Davis, Stephenson, Senior
Will join former Georgia prep star Mack Brown in UF’s backfield
[RB] Kenyan Drake, Hillgrove, Senior
Versatile back produced more than 1,500 yards from scrimmage in ‘10
[WR] Jontavious Carter, Crisp County, Senior
Ran a 4.57 40 at the Nike SPARQ Combine in Orlando
[WR] Jason Croom, Norcross, Senior
Breakaway speed makes this 6-foot-4 receiver a game-changer
[WR] Ja’Quay Williams, Sandy Creek, Senior
Could be a home-run threat for BCS champ Auburn
[TE] Ty Smith, Colquitt County, Senior
UGA commit should make Bulldogs’ passing game more versatile
[OL] Vadal Alexander, Buford, Senior
ESPNHS Junior All-American is a monster at 6-6/320
[OL] Brandon Greene, Cedar Grove, Senior
Exceptional footwork should help him crack ‘Bama’s lineup early
[OL] Joe Harris, Lithonia, Senior
Workout stud can bench nearly 400 pounds; South Carolina commit
First Team Defense
[DL] John Atkins, Thomson, Senior
Whether it’s at DT or TE, Atkins produces at a high level
[DL] Dakota Ball, Pepperell, Senior
Committed to Alabama midway through his junior year
[DL] Jordan Jenkins, Harris County, Senior
Explosive pass rusher is the No. 63 recruit in ESPNU 150
[DL] Robert Nkemdiche, Grayson, Sophomore
Might be the nation’s top recruit in the Class of 2013
[DL] Jonathan Taylor, Jenkins County, Senior
Will play at UGA along with senior teammate James DeLoach
[LB] Markuss Eligwe, Stone Mountain, Senior
[Florida State recruit is nation’s No. 3-rated ILB
[LB] Reuben Foster, Troup County, Junior
Tackling machine could push Nkemdiche as 2013’s top recruit
[LB] Josh Harvey-Clemons, Lowndes, Senior
[OLB should make an immediate impact as a collegiate rusher
LB] Dillon Lee, Buford, Senior
Three-time state champ leads a swarming defense
[DB] Josh Holsey, Creekside, Senior
Auburn commit has registered 19 career picks
[DB] Geno Smith, St. Pius X, Senior
Alabama-bound corner picked off eight passes in 2010
Other Top Players
Montravious Adams, Dooly County, DL, Sr.
Will Adams, Sandy Creek, OL, Sr.
Dominique Allen, Richmond Hill, QB, Jr.
Kofi Amichia, McEachern, OL, Sr.
Derious Bennett, Carver (Columbus), DL, Sr.
Evan Berry, Creekside, QB/DB, So.
Elliot Berry, Creekside, DL, So.
Shawn Blaylock, Stephenson, WR, Sr.
Zack Blaylock, Walton, DB, Sr.
Deion Bonner, Carver-Columbus, DB, Sr.
Carnell Boyd, Westlake, WR, Sr.
Rahmil Brantley, North Gwinnett, RB, Sr.
Nick Brigham, Marist, OL, Sr.
Kamani Brown, East Paulding, RB, Jr.
Ray Buchanan Jr., Peachtree Ridge, DB, Sr.
Francis Kallon, Central Gwinnett, DL, Sr.
Reggie Carter, Stephenson, DL, Jr.
Josh Cardiello, Buford, OL, Sr.
Reginald Carter, South Gwinnett, LB, Jr.
Terrell Cason, Cairo, LB, Sr.
Will Gardner, Coffee, QB, Sr.
Jordan Chambers, Kell, LB, Sr.
Logan Conley, Flowery Branch, WR, Sr.
D’evelyn Cousin, Camden County, DL, Sr.
Imani Cross, North Hall, RB, Sr.
C.J. Curry, Flowery Branch, WR, Sr.
Jeremy Daniels, Lanier County, OL, Sr.
Jonquel Dawson, MLK, QB, Sr.
Josh Dawson, Tucker, DL, Sr.
James DeLoach, Jenkins County, DL, Sr.
Chaz Elder, Banneker, DB, Sr.
Darius English, McEachern, DL, Sr.
Reid Ferguson, Buford, OL, Sr.
Kyle Fleetwood, Stephenson, DB/WR, Sr.
Leonard Floyd, Dodge, DL, Sr.
Demetrius Frazier, Brunswick, WR, Sr.
Kurt Freitag, Buford, TE, Sr.
Holland Frost, Pope, QB, Sr.
Pat Gamble, Central, DL, Sr.
Bryce Giddens, Colquitt County, OL, Sr.
Shaq Goodwin, Southwest DeKalb, TE, Sr.
Zach Gordon, Carrollton, TE, Senior
J.J. Green, Camden County, DB, Jr.
Keyante Green, ECLA, RB, Jr.
Rashad Grant, Clinch County, RB, Sr.
Kelsey Griffin, Mill Creek, DL, Jr.
Khalid Henderson, Pebblebrook, LB, Sr.
Darreon Herring, Stephenson, LB, Sr.
Quayvon Hicks, Pierce County, FB/DL, Sr.
Alvin Hill, Luella, DB, Sr.
Michael Hilton, Sandy Creek, DB/RB, Sr.
Willie Holloway, East Coweta, DL, Sr.
Carlos Hood, Stephenson, DL, Sr.
Zach Jackson, Brookwood, DB, Sr.
Larry Jefferson, Banneker, TE/DL, Sr.
Trey Johnson, Central Gwinnett, LB, Jr.
Jarontay Jones, Stephenson, DL, Sr.
Jonathan Jones, Carrollton, DB, Sr.
Mike Jones, Allatoona, RB, Sr.
Alex Kirby, Calhoun, LB, Sr.
Raphael Kirby, Stephenson, LB, Sr.
Brandon Kublanow, Walton, OL, Jr.
Kenno Loyal, Columbia, RB, Sr.
Jafar Mann, Stephenson, DL/OL, Sr.
James Mathis, Lowndes, DL, Sr.
Trey Matthews, Newnan, DB, Sr.
Johnathon McCrary, Cedar Grove, QB, Jr.
Rico McWilliams, LovejoyDBSr.
Chris Moody, Henry CountyQBSr.
C.J. Moore, Buford, DB, Sr.
Eddie Printz, Lassiter, QB, Jr.
Brice Ramsey, Camden County, QB, Jr.
Chase Roberts, GAC, OL, Sr.
Isaac Rochell, ECLA, DL, Jr.
Artimas Samual, Carver, TE, Sr.
Ty Smith, Colquitt County, TE, Sr.
Jacob Sealand, Tucker, LB, Sr.
DeMarcus Sweat, Stephenson, WR, Sr.
Anfernee Stewart, Duluth, QB/DB, Sr.
Justin Taylor, North Atlanta, RB, Sr.
Jhaustin Thomas, Columbia, DL, Sr.
Kamani Thomas, East Paulding, RB, Jr.
Justin Thomason, ECLA, DL, Sr.
Blake Tibbs, MLK , WR, Sr.
Fred Tiller, Clinch County, WR/DB, Sr.
Dalvin Tomlinson, Henry County, DL, Sr.
Nick Tompkins, Brookwood, RB, Sr.
Davion Tookes, Creekside, DB, Sr.
Amba Etta-Tawo, McEachern, WR, Sr.
Mike Wakefield, Valdosta, DL, Sr.
Marteze Waller, Putnam County, RB, Sr.
Jordan Watkins, Woodward Academy, DL, Sr.
Stephen Weatherly, North Atlanta, DL, Sr.
Kenderius Whitehead, MLK, DL, Sr.
Quinteze Williams, Sandy Creek, DL, Sr.
Deshaun Watson, Gainesville, QB, So.
D.J. White, Union Grove, DB, Sr.