Five Days of List-Mas: MI's A-List


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Whether you’re putting together a grouping of best quarterbacks or worst albums, or you’re making that special list for Santa, there’s nothing quite like a good list. So in honor of the holiday season we’re bringing you lists all week long — Merry List-Mas!

Today: Michigan's A-Listers.

In the NFL, Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers are A-Listers. In the NBA, it’s LeBron James and Kobe Bryant. But who are the A-Listers in Michigan? That’s where today’s list comes in. Regardless of sport, here’s our list of the top five A-List athletes in the state. Can you think of an A-Lister we didn’t mention? Let us know in the comments.

5. Zach Carroll (SR), Grand Blanc, Soccer

Credentials: ESPNHS All-State first-teamer, Michigan Mr. Soccer, nation’s No. 9 recruit in ESPNU 150: 2012, Michigan recruit

4. Denzel Valentine (SR), Lansing Sexton, Basketball

Credentials: State champ, nation’s No. 87 recruit in ESPNU 100, Michigan State recruit

3. Taylor Massa (SR), St. John’s, Wrestling

Credentials: Three-time state champ, Michigan recruit, nation’s top wrestler at 170 pounds by InterMat

2. Matt Costello (SR), Bay City Western, Basketball

Credentials: ESPNHS Holiday cover, Michigan State recruit, nation’s No. 85 recruit in ESPNU 100

1. Terry Richardson (SR), Cass Tech, Football

Credentials: Michigan recruit, nation’s No. 67 recruit in ESPNU 150, state champ

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Tomorrow: The top underclassman football players from Michigan.