Monday, August 22, 2011
Westerkamp, Schutt headline All-State team
By By Mike Grimala
After giving you a sneak peak yesterday, it's time to unveil the complete All-State football team for Illinois. Not a lot of surprises here, and definitely not with the selections of Jordan Westerkamp and Tommy Schutt. Westerkamp is set to become the state's all-time leading receiver this season, and we already told you about the legend of Schutt earlier today.
The team is based on projections for on-field performance and accomplishments, not necessarily recruiting potential. For a list of the state's top recruits, click here. Disagree with any of the picks? Come at me in the comments section or on Twitter (@ESPNHSGrimala) and let's duke it out (with keyboards, of course). The first team quarterbacks are listed here, with the complete All-State team after the jump.
ESPNHS Illinois All-State Football
Matt Alviti, Maine South, QB, Jr. Threw 24 touchdown passes, ran for 12 as a sophomore
Robert Gregory, Simeon, QB, Sr. Athletic dual threat drawing interest from Big Ten teams
Wes Lunt, Rochester, QB, Sr. Oklahoma State recruit is top-rated senior QB in state
Malin Jones, Joliet Catholic, RB, Sr. Northwestern commit cracked 1,000 yards last year
Paul Preston, Maine South, RB, Sr. 5-foot-4 dynamo gets the job done (1,150 yards, 21 TDs in 2010)
Martez Walker, Brother Rice, RB, Sr. Headed to Central Michigan next year
Jason Robertson, Lincoln-Way East, WR, Sr. Eclipsed 600 receiving yards and hauled in nine TDs last season
Jordan Westerkamp, Montini, WR, Sr. Looking to break every state receiving record this fall
Jordan Diamond, Simeon, OL, Sr. State's highest-ranked player in ESPNU 150 (No. 102)
Dan Voltz, Barrington, OL, Sr. Huge (6-foot-5, 290 pounds) run blocker has committed to Wisconsin
Ryan Ward, Providence Catholic, OL, Sr. 6-foot-6, 270-pound mauler headed to Iowa next year
Faith Ekakitie, Lake Forest, DL, Sr. Fierce pass rusher piled up 15 sacks last year
Ryan Glasgow, Marmion, DL, Sr. Defensive tackle is impossible to move off theball
Tommy Schutt, Glenbard West, DL, Sr. May be the most dominant player in the state
Vincent Valentine, Edwardsville, DL, Sr. Big man (6-foot-4, 315 pounds) usually takes on two blockers
Derrick Bryant, Mount Carmel, LB, Sr. Quick ILB produces at elite level (60 solo tackles, 10 sacks in 2010)
Tyler Fahey, Maine South, LB, Sr. Recorded 15 sacks for state champs last year
Will McNamara, St. Rita, LB, Sr. Sturdy tackler anchors one of state's best defenses
Antonio Morrison, Bolingbrook, LB, Sr. Physical beast (6-foot-3, 225 pounds) has committed to Florida
Brandon Greer, Mount Carmel, DB, Sr. Picked off three passes and made 63 tackles last season
Nelson Lugo, East Leyden, DB, Sr. Safety/outside linebacker hybrid creates matchup problems
Anthony Standifer, Crete-Monee, DB, Sr. Michigan recruit intercepted nine passes in 2010
Other Top Players
Salvador Arceo, Mount Carmel, OL, Sr.
Robert Bain, Bolingbrook, OL, Sr.
Aaron Banks, Simeon, DB, Sr.
Pat Barrett, Maine South, OL, Sr.
Charles Barth, Providence Catholic, OL, Sr.
Joe Borsellino, Montini, WR, Jr.
Frank Bruscianelli, Montini, WR, Sr.
Ryan Callen, Hinsdale Central, OL, Sr.
Brian Canoy, St. Patrick, DL, Sr.
Johnny Caspers, Glenbard West, OL, Sr.
Taylor Coleman, Lake Zurich, LB, Sr.
Tevin Coleman, Oak Forest, WR, Sr.
Mayan Cook, Mount Carmel, WR, Sr.
Mike Cotton, O’Fallon, LB, Sr.
Justin Czerwionka, Maine South, DB, Sr.
Bo Dever, Lake Forest, WR, Sr.
Mikhail Dubose, Hubbard, DL, Sr.
Dan Feeney, Sandburg, OL, Sr.
Maurice Fleming, Curie, QB, Sr.
Jimmy Frankos, Maine South, RB, Sr.
Leonard Garron, Evanston Township, DL, Sr.
Jason Gasser, Mount Carmel, WR, Jr.
Jack Houser, Mount Carmel, LB, Sr.
Austin Howarth, Plainfield South, QB, Sr.
Lamontiez Ivy, East St. Louis, QB, Sr.
Jaleel Johnson, Montini, DL, Sr.
Shaquille Joyner, Simeon, LB, Sr.
Mitchell Keppy, Riverdale, OL, Sr.
Jack Lipinsky, Wheaton South, DL, Sr.
Dean Lowry, Boylan Central Catholic, DL, Sr.
Jack Lynn, Lake Zurich, LB, Sr.
Alec Lyons, Batavia, RB, Sr.
Anthony Maddie, Aurora Christian, QB, Sr.
Nick Mangieri, Dunlap, LB, Sr.
Derrick Mitchell, Mount Carmel, TE, Sr.
Darren Monroe, Simeon, OL, Sr.
Paul Perschon, Conant, OL, Sr.
Brandon Peterson, Wheaton South, LB, Sr.
Lance Sanders, Leo, DL, Sr.
Tom Scanlan, Mount Carmel, OL, Sr.
Mike Shelton, Wheaton South, DB, Sr.
Mike Shield, Lake Zurich, RB, Sr.
David Smith, Bremen, RB, Sr.
Draco Smith, Mount Carmel, RB, Jr.
Anthony Taylor, Montini, WR, Sr.
Scott Taylor, Marian Catholic, OL, Sr.
Zach Till, Lake Zurich, QB, Sr.
Hector Trevino, St. Patrick, DL, Sr.
Dan Vitale, Wheaton South, WR, Sr.
Vontrell Williams, Mount Carmel, DL, Sr.