Jones, Elite 11 QB Kelly Headline All-State Team

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)

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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 ESPNHIGHSCHOOL.com. Follow him on Twitter (@brandoncparker) or email him at brandon.c.parker@espn.com.