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Whether you're putting together a grouping of best quarterbacks or worst albums, or you're making that special list for Santa, there's nothing quite like a good list. So in honor of the holiday season we're bringing you lists all week long — Merry List-Mas!
Today: Illinois A-List
What is an A-Lister? In Hollywood, it's the George Clooney and Julia Roberts crowd. In the NFL, Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers are A-Listers. In the NBA, it’s LeBron James and Kobe Bryant. The A-List is the best of the best. So which athletes can be considered A-Listers in Illinois this year? That’s where today’s list comes in. Regardless of sport, here’s our list of the top five A-List athletes in the state.
Aaron Bailey, Junior
Credentials: Quarterbacked Bolingbrook to state championship; ran for 1,983 yards and 30 touchdowns.
Ty Isaac, Junior
Joliet Catholic, Football
Credentials: Ran for 2,629 yards and scored 49 touchdowns; led Joliet Catholic to state title game.
Ryan Koziol, Senior
Credentials: The most controversial selection to this list, Koziol may not play a single inning this year after being ruled ineligible following his transfer from Brother Rice to Providence. He has committed to Arizona.
Jabari Parker, Junior
Jordan Westerkamp, Senior
Credentials: State's all-time leader in receptions (269), receiving yards (4,355) and touchdowns (66).
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Tomorrow: The top underclassman football players from Illinois.
Think I missed someone who should be on the A-List? Hit me on Twitter (@ESPNHSGrimala) and make your case.