As promised here is the ESPNHS All-State team which appears in the September issue that drops this week. We also added 70 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] Demitrious Davis, Austintown-Fitch, Senior
All-Ohio first-teamer accounted for 28 TDs in 2010
[QB] Jalin Marshall, Middletown, Junior
Sparkled as a sophomore with more than 2,000 offensive yards
[QB] Maty Mauk, Kenton, Senior
Missouri-bound QB is closing in on a pair of national records
[RB] Warren Ball, St. Francis DeSales, Senior
Hopes to bounce back after an injury-plagued junior season
[RB] Bri’Onte Dunn, GlenOak, Senior
Was named the top rising senior at Ohio’s Nike SPARQ Combine
[RB] Conor Hundley, St. Xavier, Senior
Piled up 19 touchdowns against elite competition last year
[WR] Dwayne Stafford, Taft, Senior
Looks to add a state title in football after winning hoops crown in ‘10
[TE] Blake Thomas, St. Ignatius, Senior
Dangerous threat over the middle with his 6-foot-4, 240-pound frame
[OL] Taylor Decker, Vandalia-Butler, Senior
Fast-rising senior has committed to Notre Dame
[OL] Kyle Kalis, St. Edward, Senior
Michigan commit is state’s top recruit and No. 20 OT in the ESPNU 150
[OL] Benny McGowan, Centerville, Senior
The 6-foot-4, 300-pounder will man the trenches at MSU next fall
First Team Defense
[DL] LaTroy Lewis, Archbishop Hoban, Senior
Defensive MVP at the Nike Football Training Camp in Ohio
[DL] Greg McMullen, Archbishop Hoban, Senior
Nebraska recruit is a QB’s worst nightmare
[DL] Ifeadi Odenigbo, Centerville, Senior
Rated the No. 52 recruit in the ESPNU 150
[DL] Tom Strobel, Mentor, Senior
Tallied 30 QB pressures in ‘10 despite battling a neck injury
[DL] Adolphus Washington, Taft, Senior
Two-sport star recorded 107 tackles and 19 sacks last fall
[DL] Chris Wormley, Toledo Whitmer, Senior
Recorded double-digit sacks in each of the past two seasons
[LB] Joe Bolden, Colerain, Senior
A difference-maker in Colerain’s linebacking corps
[LB] Se’Von Pittman, Canton McKinley, Senior
Should bolster an MSU pass rush that produced only 20 sacks in 2010
[DB] De’Van Bogard, Glenville, Senior
Commitment to OSU continues Glenville-to-Columbus pipeline
[DB] Bam Bradley, Trotwood Madison, Senior
Receivers better keep an eye out for this punishing hitter
[DB] Jarrod Wilson, Buchtel, Senior
Rangy safety is a threat to score with every successful INT
Other Top Players
Bryson Albright, St. Xavier, OL, Sr.
Austin Appleby, Hoover, QB, Sr.
V’Angelo Bentley, Glenville, DB, Sr.
Jacoby Boren, Pickerington Central, OL, Sr.
Pharaoh Brown, Brush, DL, Sr.
Derrick Burgess, Cleveland Central Catholic, WR, Jr.
Cameron Burrows, Trotwood-Madison, DB, Jr.
Taco Charlton, Pickerington Central, DL, Jr.
Jesse Curry, Ursuline, LB, Sr.
Chris Davis, Austintown Fitch, WR/DB, Sr.
Chris Davis, Colerain, RB, Jr.
Terry Davis, Wyoming, OL, Sr.
Kyle Dodson, Cleveland Heights, OL, Sr.
Jermaine Edmondson, Canton McKinley, DB, Sr.
Patrick Elflein, Pickerington North, OL, Sr.
Frank Epitropoulos, Upper Arlington, WR, Sr.
Marcus Foster, Troy, DB, Sr.
Allen Gant, Sylvania Southview, WR/DB, Sr.
Ben Gedeon, Hudson, LB, Jr.
Nathan Gerbus, St. Xavier, LB, Sr.
Sam Grant, St. Edward, TE, Sr.
Jeremy Graves, Maple Heights, WR,Sr.
Zach Higgins, Marlington, OL, Sr.
Alden Hill, Marlington, RB, Sr.
Myles Hilliard, Bedford, DL, Sr.
Darrien Howard, Chaminade Julienne, LB, Jr.
Evan Jones, Ridgewood, TE/DL, Sr.
Aaron Kemper, Winton Woods, RB, Sr.
Kyle Kempt, Massillon Washington, QB, Jr.
Tyler Kinchen, Monroe Central, QB, Sr.
T.C. Klusman, Elder, OL, Sr.
Greg Kuhar, St. Edward, DL, Sr.
Ryan Leahy, La Salle, DL, Sr.
De’Niro Laster, Shaker Heights, WR, Jr.
Roger Lewis, Pickerington Central, WR, Sr.
Monty Madaris, Moeller, WR, Sr.
William Mahone, Austintown Fitch, RB, Sr.
Geovonie McKnight, Middletown, QB, Sr.
Mark Meyers, Toledo Whitmer, DB, Sr
Tyler O’Connor, Lima Central Catholic, QB, Sr.
Tyler Orlosky, St. Edward, OL, Sr.
Alex Pace, Glenville, DL, Sr.
Adam Pankey, Hamilton, OL, Sr.
Joshua Perry, Lewis Center Olentangy, LB/WR, Sr.
Lovell Peterson, Wayne, OL, Jr.
Kenton Playko, Lewis Center Olentangy, OL, Sr.
Jaylen Prater, Wellston, LB/RB, Sr.
Billy Price, Austintown Fitch, DL, Jr.
Tyvis Powell, Bedford, DB, Sr.
Cody Quinn, Middletown, DB, Sr.
Darryl Render, St. Edward, DL, Sr.
Kaleb Ringer, Northmont, LB, Sr.
Luke Roberts, Lancaster, LB, Sr.
Corey Smith, Buchtel, WR, Sr.
Trevor Smith, Ursuline, LB, Sr.
Caleb Stacey, Oak Hills, OL, Sr.
Anthony Stanko, Warren Howland, OL, Sr.
Cam Stanley, St. Francis DeSales, OL, Sr.
Hunter Stanley, St. Francis DeSales, OL, Sr.
Scott Suren, Brunswick, DB, Sr.
Mike Svetina, St. Ignatius, DB, Sr.
Tramain Thigpen, Ursuline, RB/LB, Jr.
Dymonte Thomas, Marlington, RB, Jr.
Jayme Thompson, Toledo Central Catholic, DB, Sr.
A.J. Williams, Sycamore, TE, Sr.
Cameron Wilson, Dublin Jerome, WR, Sr.
Eric Williams, St. Ignatius, QB, Sr.
Kyle Williamson, Madeira, OL, Sr.
Lakeith Walls, Rhodes, RB, Sr.
Jody Webb, Toledo Whitmer, RB, Sr.