High-SchoolMichigan: Taylor Massa
December, 12, 2011
By Christopher Parish | ESPN.com
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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: Michigan's A-Listers.
In the NFL, Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers are A-Listers. In the NBA, it’s LeBron James and Kobe Bryant. But who are the A-Listers in Michigan? 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. Can you think of an A-Lister we didn’t mention? Let us know in the comments.
5. Zach Carroll (SR), Grand Blanc, Soccer
Credentials: ESPNHS All-State first-teamer, Michigan Mr. Soccer, nation’s No. 9 recruit in ESPNU 150: 2012, Michigan recruit
4. Denzel Valentine (SR), Lansing Sexton, Basketball
Credentials: State champ, nation’s No. 87 recruit in ESPNU 100, Michigan State recruit
3. Taylor Massa (SR), St. John’s, Wrestling
Credentials: Three-time state champ, Michigan recruit, nation’s top wrestler at 170 pounds by InterMat
2. Matt Costello (SR), Bay City Western, Basketball
Credentials: ESPNHS Holiday cover, Michigan State recruit, nation’s No. 85 recruit in ESPNU 100
1. Terry Richardson (SR), Cass Tech, Football
Credentials: Michigan recruit, nation’s No. 67 recruit in ESPNU 150, state champ
Click here to check out some of the other states in our Five Days of List-Mas.
Tomorrow: The top underclassman football players from Michigan.