Each week, we'll take a deeper look into our All-State football team to see whose stock is rising and falling based on recent performance and news. I know some of you are wondering, how can you have a stock watch when football hasn't officially started? Easy. Every football fan knows that the season never truly ends.
UP — Wayne Morgan, Erasmus Hall, DB
When it comes to football, Morgan is all about putting on for his city. So as the lone New York player at Gridiron Kings this past summer, the Erasmus Hall senior did just that with an impressive performance. Helped by Morgan's lockdown defense, his Midwest squad made an improbable run to the finals before falling to Southeast. Click here to read more about Morgan's solid showing.
UP — Kyle Briggs, St. Joe's Collegiate, WR
It's safe to say Briggs had plenty to smile about this past summer. In July, the senior wideout watched his quarterback Chad Kelly earn all-tournament honors at the Nike 7ON and Elite 11 status at the prestigious QB competition. So as Kelly's stock skyrockets, so too will Briggs', who stands to put up big numbers this season while serving as Kelly's main target.
Brandon Parker covers New York for ESPNHS magazine and ESPNHIGHSCHOOL.com. Follow him on Twitter (@brandoncparker) or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.