Noah Spence, Rushel Shell highlight All-State football team

Below is our preseason All-State football team for Pennsylvania, as featured in our ESPNHS Pennsylvania magazine, plus an additional 50 top players. 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.

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Skyler Mornhinweg, St. Joseph’s Prep, QB, Senior

Penn State pledge rated the nation’s No. 19 QB in the ESPNU 150

Brendan Nosovitch, Allentown C.C., QB, Senior

Last year’s Gatorade State Player of the Year threw 43 TDs

Greg Garmon, McDowell, RB, Senior

All-State second-teamer rushed for more than 1,100 yards

Drew Harris, Downingtown East, RB, Senior

Two-time All-State first-teamer has more than 20 D-I offers

Rushel Shell, Hopewell, RB, Senior

Rated the nation’s No. 23 player (and No. 3 RB) in the ESPNU 150

Corey Jones, Penn Hills, WR, Senior

Piled up 16 scores from nearly every skill position on the field

Anthony Nixon, Pittsburgh C.C., WR, Senior

The Vikings’ best deep threat is getting recruited to play defense, too

Colin Thompson, Archbishop Wood, TE, Senior

The nation’s No. 83 recruit in the ESPNU 150 has pledged to Florida

J.J. Denman, Pennsbury, OL, Senior

The 6-foot-6, 310-pound lineman is committed to Penn State

Chris Muller, Boyertown, OL, Senior

300-pounder pledged to Rutgers after owning SPARQ combine

Frank Taylor, Archbishop Wood, OL, Senior

Boston College-bound star anchors line for high-octane Vikings


Tyrique Jarrett, Allderdice, DL, Senior

Considered the Pittsburgh City League’s top player

Bret Niederreither, Red Land, DL, Senior

West Virginia recruit also stars on the basketball court for Red Land

Noah Spence, Bishop McDevitt, DL, Senior

Rated the nation’s No. 4 recruit in the ESPNU 150

Mike Caprara, Woodland Hills, LB, Senior

Already his school’s career tackles leader; had eight sacks last year

Jaylen Coleman, Gateway, LB, Senior

Former Peabody standout ready for breakout season with the Gators

T.J. Neal, McKeesport, LB, Senior

Highly touted linebacker will anchor one of WPIAL’s top defenses

Deaysean Rippy, Sto-Rox, LB, Senior

Multi-position star has had 17 sacks over the last two seasons

Nyeem Wartman, Valley View, LB, Senior

Posted 115 tackles last season, leading Cougars to conference title

Trenton Coles, Clairton, DB, Senior

Pitt recruit is also the PIAA Class AA state champ in the 100/200

De’metrious Cox, Jeannette, DB, Senior

Highly touted as a safety, but also plays QB for the Jayhawks

Robert Foster, Central Valley, DB, Junior

Made Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Fabulous 22 as a sophomore

Other Top Players

Brandon Arcidiacono, Archbishop Wood, OL, Senior

Bryton Barr, Mechanicsburg, LB, Senior

Adam Bisnowaty, Fox Chapel, OL, Senior

Thomas Bodolus, Daniel Boone, QB, Senior

Adam Breneman, Cedar Cliff, TE, Junior

Dillon Buechel, Montour, QB, Senior

Wayne Capers Jr., Chartiers Valley, WR, Senior

Brandon Chatmon, Cardinal O’Hara, LB, Junior

Dakota Conwell, Upper St. Clair, LB, Senior

Brock Dean, Bishop McDevitt, LB, Senior

Adam DePietro, Lancaster Catholic, OL, Senior

Jeremy DiPietro, Cumberland Valley, RB, Senior

Julian Durden, Montour, RB, Senior

Rob Dvoracek, Parkland, FB, Senior

Jason Emerich, Blue Mountain, OL, Senior

Danny Ferens, Penns Manor, QB, Junior

P.J. Gallo, Council Rock South, TE, Senior

Marzett Geter, Sto-Rox, Senior

Arthur Goldberg, Mount Lebanon, DL, Senior

Treyvon Hester, Penn Hills, OL, Senior

Jon Hicks, Palmyra, LB, Senior

Perry Hills, Pittsburgh C.C., QB, Senior

J.P. Holtz, Shaler Area, TE, Senior

Jesse James, South Allegheny, TE, Senior

Matt Johns, Central Bucks South, QB, Senior

Michael Keir, Roman Catholic, QB, Junior

Kyle Kerrick, Coatesville, WR, Senior

Eugene Lewis, Wyoming Valley West, WR, Senior

Connor Mahoney, Malvern Prep, OL, Senior

Reggie Mitchell, Shady Side, DB, Senior

Justin Moody, George Washington, DL, Junior

Michael Mooney, Malvern Prep, OL, Senior

Anthony Nash, W.C. Rustin, WR, Senior

Jake O’Donnell, Central Bucks East, DL, Senior

Bryan Osei, Abington, DL, Senior

Ian Park, Upper St. Clair, OL, Senior

Desmon Peoples, Archbishop Wood, RB/CB, Senior

David Pulliam, Northeast, QB, Junior

Blake Rankin, Bloomsburg, QB, Senior

Zach Rugg, Bishop McCort, OL, Senior

Jack Schwaba, Upper St. Clair, TE, Senior

Nate Smith, Archbishop Wood, DB, Senior

Josh Stepoli, Monessen, OL, Senior

Manny Stocker, Coatesville, QB, Senior

Chaz Whittaker, Penn Hills, DB, Senior

Jack Willenbrock, Downingtown East, OL, Senior

Alkwan Williams, Greater Johnstown, LB, Senior

David Williams West Philadelphia Catholic, RB, Junior

Christian Wilson, McKeesport, OL, Senior

Jake Witucki, Highlands, OL, Senior