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Monday, August 22, 2011
Cass Tech, Harrison stars dominate All-State football team

By By Christopher Parish

Below is our preseason All-State football team for Michigan, as featured in our ESPNHS Michigan magazine, plus an additional 50 top players. The team is based on projected on-field performance and accomplishments, not necessarily recruiting potential. For a list of the top football recruits in the state, click here.

Want to see the All-State teams for the other 49 states? We've got 'em right here.

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Brian Blackburn, Crockett Tech, QB, Senior
Dual-threat Toledo recruit combined for more than 3,000 yards

Shane Morris, De La Salle, QB, Junior
Michigan pledge poised to be one of the best in the Class of 2013

Drake Johnson, Pioneer, RB, Senior
End zone specialist is also the two-time state 110 hurdles champ

Dennis Norfleet, Detroit King, RB, Senior
Division 2 All-State pick is one of the state’s most unstoppable backs

Aaron Burbridge, Harrison, WR, Senior
Rushing, receiving, defense — Burbridge did it all for the Hawks

Jourdan Lewis, Cass Tech, WR, Junior
Young speedster carrying on tradition of elite WR/CB combo players

Devin Funchess, Harrison, TE, Senior
Michigan recruit led state champs in receiving yards last season

Ron Thompson, Southfield, TE, Senior
Posted 808 yards and 12 touchdowns at East Detroit last year

Ben Braden, Rockford, OL, Senior
Michigan recruit has the size (6-foot-6, 285 pounds) to dominate

Adam Coon, Fowlerville, OL, Junior
Three-sport athlete also an elite wrestler and a star thrower in track

Riley Norman, Cadillac, OL, Junior
Michigan State recruit stands 6-foot-8 and 315 pounds


Matt Godin, Detroit C.C., DL, Senior
Michigan pledge recorded 28 tackles for loss last season

Danny O’Brien, Powers Catholic, DL, Senior
290-pound lineman has 12 sacks over the last two years

Mario Ojemudia, Harrison, DL, Senior
Posted 127 tackles and 12 sacks; will play LB at UM next year

Royce Jenkins-Stone, Cass Tech, LB, Senior
Rated the nation’s No. 116 recruit in the ESPNU 150

Jamal Lyles, Southfield-Lathrup, LB, Senior
Spartans-bound ‘backer recovered five fumbles last year

Nathan Ricketts, Holland, LB, Senior
Poised to be his team’s first Division I recruit in 25 years

James Ross, O.L. St. Mary’s, LB, Senior
Has forced 10 fumbles, recorded 10 sacks over last two seasons

Riley Bullough, St. Francis, DB, Senior
Set to join his brother, Max, at Michigan State next year

Ruben Lile, Cass Tech, DB, Senior
His great speed (4.5 in the 40) has D-I coaches talking

Leviticus Payne, Southfield, DB, Senior
Shut-down corner can also play offense; 15 TDs last season

Terry Richardson, Cass Tech, DB, Senior
Michigan commit is rated the nation’s No. 68 recruit in the ESPNU 150

Other Top Players

Bill Albert, Brighton, TE, Senior
Tony Annese, Rochester Adams, QB, Senior
Brandon Berry, Cass Tech, DB, Senior
Daron Brown, Mumford, OL, Senior
Jacques Christian, South Lake, DB, Senior
Devin Church, Brother Rice, DB, Senior
Montel Cooks, Loyola, QB, Senior
Josh Crim, Lansing Eastern, OL, Junior
Gabe Dean, Lowell, QB, Senior
Jabari Dean, Renaissance, DL, Senior
Matt Dellinger, Clarkston, LB, Senior
Matt Doneth, Detroit Cathoic Central, TE, Senior
Kimani Elliott, Bloomfield, DB, Senior
Steven Elmer, Midland, OL, Junior
Jordan Fields, Grand Blanc, DB, Senior
Marcus Forward, Flint Northern, LB, Senior
Donte Fox, Plymouth, RB, Senior
Dan Gibbs, Seaholm, OL, Senior
Darryl Goldsmith, Cass Tech, DL, Senior
Stephon Hall, Consortium Prep, DL, Senior
Cortez Hardrick, West Bloomfield, WR/DB, Senior
Gerald Holmes, Carman-Ainsworth, RB, Junior
Amos Houston, Loyola, DB, Senior
Jake Khoury, St. Francis, DL, Sophomore
Kodi Kieler, Carlson, OL, Senior
Kyle Knapp, Portage Central, OL, Senior
Danny Larkins, Madison, WR, Senior
Kelby Latta, Harper Creek, OL, Senior
Saylor Lavallii, Mason, RB, Senior
Juwan Lewis, Muskegon, RB, Senior
Prescott Line, Oxford, LB, Senior
Lester Liston, Grand Blanc, LB, Senior
Luke Maclean, Grand Blanc, DL, Junior
Hunter Matt, Wyndotte, LB, Senior
Brad Meredith, Utica Ford, OL, Senior
Taylor Moton, Okemos, OL, Senior
Riley Norman, Cadillac, OL, Junior
Neal Page, Seaholm, DL, Senior
Dakota Perry, Capac, DL, Senior
Kyle Ready, Carlson, DL, Senior
Robert Riche, Plymouth, OL, Senior
Cooper Rush, Lansing Catholic Central, QB, Senior
Efe Scot-Emuakpor, East Lansing, WR, Senior
Wyatt Shallman, Detroit Catholic Central, LB, Junior
Chance Stewart, Sturgis, QB, Sophomore
Laron Taylor, Cass Tech, LB, Senior
James White, Crockett Tech, DB, Senior
Eric Wilson, Thurston, DB, Senior
Evan Winston, Muskegon Heights, DL, Senior
Jordan Woods, Skyline, WR, Senior