USA Today releases All-USA Preseason Defensive Team

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Six players from the state of Florida highlight the 25 players on defense on the All-USA Preseason Team released Thursday by USA Today High School Sports.

IMG, which is #20 in the High School Football America Preseason Top 25, is the only team with two players on the list.  The Ascenders also have two players on the All-USA Preseason Offensive Team that was released on Wednesday.

Alabama has three players on the team that was put together by longtime USA Today sports writer Jim Halley.

All-USA Preseason Football Team – Defense

DL – Rashan Gary, Paramus Catholic HS (New Jersey) – Senior

DL – Nick Bosa, St. Thomas Aquinas HS (Florida) – Senior

DL – Shavar Manuel, IMG Academy (Florida) – Senior

DL – Derrick Brown, Lanier HS (Georgia) – Senior

DL – Dexter Lawrence, Wake Forest HS (North Carolina) – Senior

DL – Ed Oliver, Westfield HS (Texas) – Senior

DL – Shane Simmons, DeMatha HS (Maryland) – Senior

DL – Julian Rochester, McEastern HS (Georgia) – Senior

DL – Marlon Davidson, Greenville HS (Alabama) – Senior

DL – Micah Parsons, Central Dauphin HS (Pennsylvania) – Junior

DL – Jonathon Cooper, Lincoln HS (Ohio) – Senior

DL – Ben Davis, Gordo HS (Alabama) – Senior

LB – Caleb Kelly, Clovis West (California) – Senior

LB – Kevin Moore, Acadiana HS (Louisiana) – Senior

LB – Keion Joyner, Havelock HS (North Carolina) – Senior

LB – Dylan Moses, University Lab (Louisiana) – Junior

LB – Mique Juarez, Torrance North HS (California) – Senior

LB – Devin Bush, Flanagan HS (Florida) – Senior

LB – Lyndell “Mack” Wilson, Carver HS (Alabama) – Senior

LB – Shaq Quarterman, Oakleaf HS (Florida) – Senior

DB – Levonta Tayler, Ocean Lakes HS (Virginia) – Senior

DB – Trayvon Mullen, Coconut Creek HS (Florida) – Senior

DB – Dylan Singleton, Archer HS (Georgia) – Senior

DB – Saivion Smith, IMG Academy (Florida) – Senior

P – Drue Chrisman, La Salle HS (Ohio) – Senior

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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.