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
Offense Name Ht. Wt. High School/Home College
QB Kyler Murray 5-11 175 Allen (Allen, Texas) Texas A&M
RB Jacques Patrick 6-2 230 Timber Creek (Orlando, Fla.) Florida State
RB Markell Jones 5-11 205 Columbus East (Columbus, Ind.) Purdue
WR Kellen Overstreet 6-0 190 Penney (Hamilton, Mo.) Wyoming
WR J.J. Arcega-Whiteside 6-3 210 Dorman (Roebuck, S.C.) Stanford
WR Trent Irwin 6-2 190 Hart (Newhall, Calif.) Stanford
OL Richie Petitbon 6-4 320 Gonzaga (Washington, D.C.) Alabama
OL Tristen Hoge 6-5 300 Highland (Pocatello, Idaho) Notre Dame
OL Martez Ivey 6-6 270 Apopka (Apopka, Fla.) Uncommitted
OL Mitch Hyatt 6-6 270 North Gwinnett (Suwanee, Ga.) Clemson
OL Chuma Edoga 6-3 275 McEachern (Powder Springs, Ga.) So Cal
UTIL Christian Kirk 5-11 195 Saguaro (Scottsdale, Ariz.) Texas A&M
Defense Name Ht. Wt. High School/Home College
DL Trent Thompson 6-4 295 Westover (Albany, Ga.) Georgia
DL Byron Cowart 6-4 255 Armwood (Seffner, Fla.) Uncommitted
DL Albert Huggins 6-3 280 Orangeburg-Wilkinson (Orangeburg,S.C.) Clemson
DL Daylon Mack 6-1 330 Gladewater (Texas) Uncommitted
LB Malik Jefferson 6-2 210 Poteet (Mesquite, Texas) Texas
LB Justin Hilliard 6-2 230 St. Xavier (Cincinnati, Ohio) Ohio State
LB Porter Gustin 6-5 240 Salem Hills (Salem, Utah) Uncommitted
LB John Houston 6-3 210 Serra (Gardena, Calif.) Uncommitted
DB Iman Marshall 6-1 190 Poly (Long Beach, Calif.) Uncommitted
DB Derwin James 6-2 200 Haines City (Haines City, Fla.) Florida State
DB A.J. Gray 6-2 210 Washington County (Sandersville, Ga.) Ga. Tech
UTIL Deshawn Capers-Smith 6-0 175 Warren Easton (New Orleans, La.) Texas A&M
K/P Austin Seibert 5-10 195 Belleville West (Belleville, Ill.) Oklahoma
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About the Author

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.