It's time to unveil our All-State football team, as featured in the September issue of ESPNHS (plus an additional 50 top players). It's no shock to see Everett with three players on the first team, but it is somewhat surprising that Catholic Memorial leads the way with four selections, most of any team. All four players (A.J. Doyle, Armani Reeves, Camren Williams and Donovan Henry) are Division I recruits.
The team is based on projected on-field performance and accomplishments, not necessarily recruiting potential. To see the state's top football recruits, click here. The first team quarterbacks are posted here, with the complete All-State team listed after the jump. Disagree with any of my picks? Unlikely, but let me know about it in the comments or on Twitter (@ESPNHSGrimala).
ESPNHS Massachusetts All-State Football
Jonathan DiBiaso, Everett, QB, Senior
Looking for second straight state championship
A.J. Doyle, Catholic Memorial, QB, Senior
Strong-armed passer is headed to North Carolina State
Nick LaSpada, Billerica, QB, Senior
Most dangerous player in the state with the ball in his hands
Andy Coke, Andover, RB, Senior
Also took snaps at quarterback last year
Preston Cooper, BC High, RB, Senior
A real threat to catch the ball out of the backfield
George Craan, Concord-Carlisle, RB, Senior
Ran for 1,914 yards and 24 touchdowns as a junior
Armani Reeves, Catholic Memorial, WR, Senior
5-foot-10 athlete has committed to Penn State
Canaan Severin, Worcester Academy, WR, Senior
Drawing D-I interest with his size (6-foot-3, 215 pounds) and speed
Don Webber, Duxbury, WR, Senior
Racked up 921 receiving yards last year; also lines up at tight end
Jameson McShea, BC High, TE, Senior
State's top tight end is headed to Temple next year
Eric Olson, BB&N, OL, Senior
Dominant run blocker has committed to Northwestern
Dan Connaughton, BB&N, DL, Senior
Also a dominant offensive lineman for the Knights
Ralph Jonathas, Everett, DL, Senior
Coach John DiBiaso raves about his D-line leader
Vondell Langston, Everett, LB, Senior
Athletic 'backer may move to safety in college
Abner Logan, Dexter, LB, Senior
Could be the most productive defensive player in the state
Max McDaniel, Lexington, LB, Senior
Racked up 97 tackles and seven sacks a year ago
Jason Sylva, Tabor Academy, LB, Senior
Tackling machine is headed to UConn
Camren Williams, Catholic Memorial, LB, Senior
Penn State recruit is top-rated player in Massachusetts
Casey DeAndrade, East Bridgewater, DB, Senior
Returned four of his nine interceptions for touchdowns last year
Donovan Henry, Catholic Memorial, DB, Senior
Track star will play at Boston College next year
Reilly Naton, Duxbury, DB, Senior
Recorded 79 solo tackles and picked off five passes in 2010
Karl Sery, Hudson, DB, Senior
Doubles as one of the most explosive running backs in CMass
Other Top Players
Ryan Anger, St. John’s (Shrewsbury), OL, Sr.
Khary Bailey-Smith, Weymouth, WR, Sr.
A.J. Baker, Swampscott, WR, Sr.
Brendan Battles-Santos, Nauset, DL, Sr.
Lucas Bavaro, St. John’s Prep, TE, Jr.
Corey Burns, Whitman-Hanson, LB, Sr.
Chris Calvanese, Xaverian, QB, Sr.
Luke Catarius, BC High, LB, Jr.
Chris Coady, BB&N, LB, Sr.
D.J. Crook, Barnstable, QB, Sr.
Tyler Dowd, Springfield Central, QB, Sr.
Frankie Elder, Longmeadow, RB, Jr.
Michael Forman, Newton South, RB, Sr.
Brent Harrington, Chelmsford, Dl, Sr.
Greg Heineman, Minnechaug, QB, Sr.
Maurice Hurst, Xaverian, DL, Jr.
Dino Hyppolite, Brockton, DL, Sr.
Timothy Joy, Chelmsford, LB, Sr.
Jake Lazarus, Longmeadow, QB, Sr.
T.J. Leeman, Andover, OL, Sr.
Tyler Loring, Catholic Memorial, OL, Sr.
Nick Lund, Rivers, TE, Sr.
Sacoy Malone, Springfield Central, RB, Sr.
Buck McCarthy, Everett, LB, Sr.
Obi Melifonwu, Grafton, DB, Sr.
Efrain Montalvo, St. John’s (Shrewsbury), WR, Sr.
Jesse Monteiro, Brockton, DB, Sr.
John Montelus, Everett, OL, Jr.
Paul Mroz, Brockton, QB, Sr.
Jules Murphy, Xaverian, K, Sr.
Nick Murray, Palmer, QB, Sr.
Anthony Nomakeo, Westfield, RB, Sr.
T.J. Norris, Longmeadow, RB, Sr.
Chuddy Mwachukwu, Dighton-Rehoboth, OL, Jr.
Tim O’Brien, East Bridgewater, QB, Sr.
Matt O’Keefe, Duxbury, QB, Sr.
Quinton Perkins, Fitchburg, RB, Sr.
Melquawn Pinkney, Putnam, RB, Sr.
Joe Previte, Brockton, OL, Jr.
Max Randall, Duxbury, LB, Sr.
Charles Ruffin, King Philip, RB, Sr.
Peter Salem, Dracut, OL, Sr.
Jesus Sanchez, Chicopee, RB, Sr.
Nick Schlatz, Bridgewater-Raynham, RB, Sr.
Kris Taylor, Somerville, RB, Sr.
Brandon Walsh, North Andover, QB, Sr.
Michael Walsh, Swampscott, QB, Sr.
Curtis Weaver, Pioneer, RB, Sr.
Dayvon Williams, Springfield Commerce, QB, Sr.
Matt Zalenski, Mohawk, RB, Sr.