2015 Parade All-America team released

by Jeff Fisher

Parade All-America TeamKyler Murray, who last night confirmed that he will stick with his verbal commitment to Texas A&M come National Signing Day on Wednesday, is Parade Magazine’s Player of the Year.  Murray and 55 others are being honored by Parade in a pre-release of its All-America Team that will be published Sunday.

Murray, who all-ready won Player of the Year honors from Gatorade, MaxPreps and USA Today High School Sports, was 42-0 as the starting quarterback of the Allen Eagles in Texas, led his school to three straight Texas state titles, plus three consecutive High School Football America “mythical” national championships.

Last year Murray had a hand in 69 touchdowns while throwing for nearly 4,000 yards and rushing for over 1,400.

In all, Parade, which has been selecting an All-American team for 51 years, saluted 56 players this year with 14 players on offense and 13 on defense making its first team and the remaining 29 players receiving honorable mention.

2015 Parade All-America football team
OffenseNameHt.Wt.High School/HomeCollege
QBKyler Murray5-11175Allen (Allen, Texas)Texas A&M
RBJacques Patrick6-2230Timber Creek (Orlando, Fla.)Florida State
RBMarkell Jones5-11205Columbus East (Columbus, Ind.)Purdue
WRKellen Overstreet6-0190Penney (Hamilton, Mo.)Wyoming
WRJ.J. Arcega-Whiteside6-3210Dorman (Roebuck, S.C.)Stanford
WRTrent Irwin6-2190Hart (Newhall, Calif.)Stanford
OLRichie Petitbon6-4320Gonzaga (Washington, D.C.)Alabama
OLTristen Hoge6-5300Highland (Pocatello, Idaho)Notre Dame
OLMartez Ivey6-6270Apopka (Apopka, Fla.)Uncommitted
OLMitch Hyatt6-6270North Gwinnett (Suwanee, Ga.)Clemson
OLChuma Edoga6-3275McEachern (Powder Springs, Ga.)So Cal
UTILChristian Kirk5-11195Saguaro (Scottsdale, Ariz.)Texas A&M
DefenseNameHt.Wt.High School/HomeCollege
DLTrent Thompson6-4295Westover (Albany, Ga.)Georgia
DLByron Cowart6-4255Armwood (Seffner, Fla.)Uncommitted
DLAlbert Huggins6-3280Orangeburg-Wilkinson (Orangeburg,S.C.)Clemson
DLDaylon Mack6-1330Gladewater (Texas)Uncommitted
LBMalik Jefferson6-2210Poteet (Mesquite, Texas)Texas
LBJustin Hilliard6-2230St. Xavier (Cincinnati, Ohio)Ohio State
LBPorter Gustin6-5240Salem Hills (Salem, Utah)Uncommitted
LBJohn Houston6-3210Serra (Gardena, Calif.)Uncommitted
DBIman Marshall6-1190Poly (Long Beach, Calif.)Uncommitted
DBDerwin James6-2200Haines City (Haines City, Fla.)Florida State
DBA.J. Gray6-2210Washington County (Sandersville, Ga.)Ga. Tech
UTILDeshawn Capers-Smith6-0175Warren Easton (New Orleans, La.)Texas A&M
K/PAustin Seibert5-10195Belleville West (Belleville, Ill.)Oklahoma
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Jeff Fisher
Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America.Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet.Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.