Jones, Elite 11 QB Kelly Headline All-State Team

August, 22, 2011
As featured in the ESPNHS New York magazine that hits schools this week, here is our annual All-State Football Team along with 70 more players to watch.
(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.


Brandon Barnes, Tottenville, QB, Junior
All-City pick after throwing for 22 TDs and only four picks as a sophomore

Chad Kelly, St. Joe’s Collegiate, QB, Senior
Clemson recruit is four-time NFL Punt, Pass & Kick champ

Okoya Anderson, Orchard Park, RB, Senior
All-State selection ran for 1,443 yards and 21 scores as a junior

Stacey Bedell, William Floyd, RB, Senior
Villanova recruit ran for 1,658 yards and was also an All-State defensive back

Akeel Lynch, St. Francis, RB, Senior
BC commit ran for 828 yards and 10 touchdowns in only six games last season

Tyler Rouse, Baldwinsville, RB, Junior
Earned All-State honors after rushing for 1,987 yards and 25 TDs as a sophomore

Alvin Cornelius, Tottenville, WR, Senior
Syracuse pledge caught 29 passes for 662 yards and 13 TDs last year

Marcus McGill, Gates-Chili, WR, Senior
Big-play receiver caught 25 passes for 502 yards and six scores last season

Ben Barrett, Christian Brothers Academy, OL, Senior
Athletic, 6-foot-5, 270-pound left tackle has committed to Syracuse

Sean Karl, Eastport-South Manor, OL, Senior
This 6-foot-6, 285-pounder committed to Virginia in June

Omari Palmer, Longwood, OL, Senior
Syracuse recruit was selected to the All-State third team last year

Poncho Barnwell, Rochester East, DL, Senior
Syracuse commit tallied seven sacks in just five games last season

Jarron Jones, Aquinas Institute, DL, Senior
Nation’s No. 96 recruit in the ESPNU 150 led Aquinas to state crown last year

Mikal Myers, Newburgh Free Academy, DL, Senior
A UConn recruit, Myers was an All-State second team selection last year

Zack Naja, Smithtown West, DL, Senior
Was an All-State first team selection last year after recording 10 sacks

A.J. Wolf, Hackley School, DL, Senior
Wolf, who has committed to Duke, won state shot put title in the spring

Marc Pettrone, Aquinas Institute, LB, Senior
Heart and soul of state’s top D had a team-high 114 tackles last year

Dylan Wydronkowski, Burnt Hills, LB, Senior
Made 124 tackles last year to earn All-State first team honors

DeVante McFarlane, Half Hollow Hills West, DB, Senior
A Syracuse commit, McFarlane plays all over the field for the Colts

Wayne Morgan, Erasmus Hall, DB, Senior
Nation’s No. 11 corner also accounted for 14 touchdowns on offense last year

Jahmahl Pardner, Aquinas Institute, DB, Senior
Intercepted six passes and added 43 tackles for last year’s Class A state champs

Travon Reid Segure, Fort Hamilton, DB, Junior
Picked off eight passes, returning three for TDs, for the PSAL City champs

Steve Almond, Whitesboro, RB, Senior
Michael Arcuri, Clarence, OL, Senior
Isaiah Barnes, Freeport, QB, Senior
Miles Bartholomew, St. Francis, OL, Senior
Cory Benedetto, Aquinas Institute, QB, Senior
Matt Biscardi, St. Anthony’s, OL, Senior
Kyle Briggs, St. Joe’s Collegiate, WR, Senior
Briele Caples, Irondequoit, QB/DB, Senior
Eddie Carson, Bellport, RB/LB, Senior
Niheem Chavis, Tottenville, DB, Senior
Justin Ciero, Horace Greeley, QB, Senior
Justin Combs, Iona Prep, DB, Senior Christian Conway, Bronxville, RB, Senior
Eric Cooley, Yorktown, OL/DL, Senior
Jaden Cotton, Depew, OL/DL, Senior
Ken Coughlin, Tottenville, LB, Senior
Nick Crocetto, Burnt Hills, OL, Senior
Dalton Crossan, Sachem North, RB, Senior
Dominick DeLucia, Pittsford, RB, Senior
Ron Denig, Newfield, LB, Senior
John Diaz, St. Joseph-by-the-Sea, RB, Senior
Prince Dukes, Curtis, QB, Sophomore
Augustus Edwards, Tottenville, RB, Junior
Steven Ferreira, Sayville, QB, Senior
Kareem Folkes, Lincoln, RB/DB, Senior
Kevin Gebon, Poly Prep, QB, Senior
Michael Gelz, Clarence, RB, Senior
Caleb Gilligan-Evans, Archbishop Stepinac, RB, Senior
Brandon Griffin, Corning, QB, Senior
Mark Guarino-Hyde, Webster Schroeder, DL, Senior
John Haggart, Sayville, RB, Junior
Christian Harris, Rush-Henrietta, RB/DB, Senior
Chris Hicks, Henninger, TE/LB, Junior
Justin Honce, Bellport, QB, Senior
Shaquell Jackson, Erasmus Hall, RB, Senior
Ben Johnson, Orchard Park, WR, Senior
Jordan Johnson, Sweet Home, QB, Senior
Evan Kappatos, Syosset, LB, Senior
Jon Kunz, Watertown, OL, Senior
Christopher Laviano, Holy Trinity, QB, Junior
Bill Lombardi, Aquinas Institute, RB/DL, Senior
Cameron MacPherson, Christian Brothers Academy, QB, Senior
Jonathan McGriff, Christian Brothers Academy, DL, Senior
Ashton McKenzie, DeWitt Clinton, RB, Junior
Francisco Mendez, John F. Kennedy, OL, Senior
Ryan Norton, Garden City, PK, Senior
Derick Peters, Canandaigua, RB, Senior
Tushaun Plummer, Xaverian, WR/DB, Senior
Brendan Quinn, Trinity-Pawling, LB, Senior
Bryan Rhodes, St. Anthony’s, DL, Senior
Michael Richardson, West Babylon, WR/DB, Senior
Dariyan Riley, St. Anthony’s, RB, Senior
Reggie Robinson, West Babylon, LB, Senior
Malik Rodriguez, Poly Prep, WR, Senior
Brent Scardapane, Xavier, RB, Senior
Dom Scavo, Hornell, QB, Senior
Caleb Scepaniak, Seton Catholic Central, QB, Junior
Chauncey Scissum, Rush-Henrietta, WR/DB, Senior
Michael Senn, Orchard Park, OL, Junior
Brian Sherlock, St. Anthony’s, RB, Senior
Joe Smith, St. Francis, OL/LB, Senior
Laray Smith, Xaverian, RB, Junior
Sean Spath, Bishop Maginn, OL/DL, Senior
Ryan Spelman, Monroe-Woodbury, QB, Senior
William Stanback, Uniondale, RB, Junior
Austin Taps, Archbishop Stepinac, TE/DL, Senior
Carl Taylor, Curtis, WR/DB, Senior
Robert Thomas, Fort Hamilton, LB, Senior
Mercer Timmis, Canisius, RB, Senior
Kareem Turnage, Campus Magnet, LB, Senior
Nick Wagner, John Glenn, WR, Senior
Tyrell Washington, Curtis, DL, Senior
Rob Zorn, Carey, LB, Senior

Brandon Parker covers New York for ESPNHS magazine and Follow him on Twitter (@brandoncparker) or email him at



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