Parade Magazine reveals 2016 All-America team

Chazz SurrattPhoto from Parade Magazine

Parade Magazine, which has been honoring America’s best high school football players for more than half a century, has released its 2016 All-America team.

Leading the way is East Lincoln High School (North Carolina) quarterback Chazz Surratt, who is Parade’s Player of the Year.

According to Parade, Surratt, who signed earlier this week with North Carolina, set state records for total offensive yards (16,593) and total touchdowns (229).   This year, the dual-threat QB finished his senior season with 3,546 passing yards and 51 TDs.  He also rushed for 1,345 yards and 15 TDs.

FIRST TEAM
Offense
Pos. Player Ht. Wt. High School/Hometown College*
QB Chazz Surratt 6‐3 210 East Lincoln (Denver, N.C.) North Carolina
RB Trevor Speights 5‐10 190 Memorial (McAllen, Texas) Stanford
RB DeShawn Smith 5‐9 165 Nature Coast (Brooksville, Fla.) Savannah St.
WR Tren’Davian Dickson 6‐0 170 Navasota (Texas) Baylor
WR Derrion Grim 6‐0 195 McNair (Stockton, Calif.) Nebraska
WR Michael Pittman 6‐4 205 Oaks Chr. (Westlake Village, Calif.) ­­Southern Cal
OL Greg Little 6‐5 305 Allen (Texas) Ole Miss
OL Tommy Kraemer 6‐5 305 Elder (Cincinnati, Ohio) Notre Dame
OL Matt Farniok 6‐5 315 Washington (Sioux Falls, S.D.) Nebraska
OL Ben Bredeson 6‐5 295 Arrowhead (Hartland, Wis.) Michigan
OL Jonah Williams 6‐5 295 Folsom (Calif.) Alabama
ATH Rico Dowdle 6‐1 205 A.C. Reynolds (Asheville, N.C.) South Carolina
Defense
DL Derrick Brown 6‐4 320 Lanier (Buford, Ga.) Auburn
DL Rashan Gary 6‐5 295 Paramus Catholic (Paramus, N.J.) Michigan
DL Dexter Lawrence 6‐5 330 Wake Forest (N.C.) Clemson
DL McTelvin Agim 6‐3 270 Hope (Ark.) Arkansas
LB Mique Juarez 6‐2 225 North (Torrance, Calif.) UCLA
LB Caleb Kelly 6‐3 215 Clovis West (Fresno, Calif.) Oklahoma
LB Tyrel Dodson 6‐2 235 Centennial (Franklin, Tenn.) Texas A&M
LB Lyndell Wilson 6‐2 220 Carver (Montgomery, Ala.) Alabama
DB Donnie Corley 6‐2 185 M.L. King (Detroit, Mich.) Michigan State
DB Wayne Davis 5‐11 190 Lake Taylor (Norfolk, Va.) Ohio State
DB Levonta Taylor 5‐11 180 Ocean Lakes (Virginia Beach, Va.) Florida State
ATH Ty Pigrome 5‐11 180 Clay‐Chalkville (Pinson, Ala.) Maryland
K/P Quinn Nordin 6‐1 200 Rockford (Mich.) Michigan
HONORABLE MENTION
Pos. Player Ht. Wt. High School/Hometown College*
QB Jacob Eason 6-5 205 Lake Stevens (Wash.) Georgia
QB Jack Abraham 6-1 195 Oxford (Miss.) Louisiana Tech
QB Daniel Bridge-Gadd 6-2 190 Paradise Valley (Phoenix, Ariz.) Washington
QB Austin Scott 6-2 195 Spartanburg (S.C.) East Kentucky
QB Jett Duffey 6-0 180 Lake Ridge (Mansfield, Texas) Texas Tech
RB Sean McGrew 5-7 175 St. John Bosco (Bellflower, Calif.) Washington
RB Jake Funk 5-11 200 Damascus (Md.) Maryland
RB Tavien Feaster 6-0 195 Spartanburg (S.C.) Clemson
RB Alan Lamar 5-9 185 DeSoto Cent. (Southaven, Miss.) Yale
RB Keishaun Sims 6-0 170 Perry (Massillon, Ohio) Undecided
WR Simi Fehoko 6-3 195 Brighton (Salt Lake City, Utah) Stanford
WR Dillon Mitchell 6-0 190 White Station (Memphis, Tenn.) Oregon
WR J.P. Shohfi 6-1 185 San Marino (Calif.) Yale
TE Danny Dalton 6-5 230 Marshfield (Mass.) Penn State
OL Ben Cleveland 6-7 325 Stephens Co. (Toccoa, Ga.) Georgia
OL John Raridon 6-4 260 Valley (West Des Moines, Iowa) Nebraska
OL Eli Johnson 6-3 295 Lafayette (Oxford, Miss.) Ole Miss
DL Terrell Hall 6-5 250 St. John’s (Washington, D.C.) Alabama
DL John Daka 6-3 215 Wise (Upper Marlboro, Md.) James Madison
DL Ed Oliver 6-2 280 Westfield (Houston, Texas) Houston
LB Ben Davis 6-3 240 Gordo (Ala.) Alabama
LB Cody Mitchell 6-3 225 Point Pleasant (W.Va.) Marshall
LB Kash Daniel 6-3 230 Paintsville (Ky.) Kentucky
DB Brandon Jones 6-0 195 Nacogdoches (Texas) Texas
DB Trayvon Mullen 6-1 180 Coconut Creek (Fla.) Clemson
DB Chanse Sylvie 6-0 185 Calvary Baptist (Shreveport, La.) Oklahoma
ATH Lindsey Scott 5-11 205 Zachary (La.) LSU
ATH Brandon McIlwain 6-0 200 Council Rock N. (Newtown, Pa.) South Carolina

 

 

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