Noah Spence, Rushel Shell highlight All-State football team

August, 22, 2011
Below is our preseason All-State football team for Pennsylvania, as featured in our ESPNHS Pennsylvania 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.

Think there's someone we're missing? Tell us about him in the comments or reach out on Twitter (@CParishESPNHS).


Skyler Mornhinweg, St. Joseph’s Prep, QB, Senior
Penn State pledge rated the nation’s No. 19 QB in the ESPNU 150

Brendan Nosovitch, Allentown C.C., QB, Senior
Last year’s Gatorade State Player of the Year threw 43 TDs

Greg Garmon, McDowell, RB, Senior
All-State second-teamer rushed for more than 1,100 yards

Drew Harris, Downingtown East, RB, Senior
Two-time All-State first-teamer has more than 20 D-I offers

Rushel Shell, Hopewell, RB, Senior
Rated the nation’s No. 23 player (and No. 3 RB) in the ESPNU 150

Corey Jones, Penn Hills, WR, Senior
Piled up 16 scores from nearly every skill position on the field

Anthony Nixon, Pittsburgh C.C., WR, Senior
The Vikings’ best deep threat is getting recruited to play defense, too

Colin Thompson, Archbishop Wood, TE, Senior
The nation’s No. 83 recruit in the ESPNU 150 has pledged to Florida

J.J. Denman, Pennsbury, OL, Senior
The 6-foot-6, 310-pound lineman is committed to Penn State

Chris Muller, Boyertown, OL, Senior
300-pounder pledged to Rutgers after owning SPARQ combine

Frank Taylor, Archbishop Wood, OL, Senior
Boston College-bound star anchors line for high-octane Vikings

Tyrique Jarrett, Allderdice, DL, Senior
Considered the Pittsburgh City League’s top player

Bret Niederreither, Red Land, DL, Senior
West Virginia recruit also stars on the basketball court for Red Land

Noah Spence, Bishop McDevitt, DL, Senior
Rated the nation’s No. 4 recruit in the ESPNU 150

Mike Caprara, Woodland Hills, LB, Senior
Already his school’s career tackles leader; had eight sacks last year

Jaylen Coleman, Gateway, LB, Senior
Former Peabody standout ready for breakout season with the Gators

T.J. Neal, McKeesport, LB, Senior
Highly touted linebacker will anchor one of WPIAL’s top defenses

Deaysean Rippy, Sto-Rox, LB, Senior
Multi-position star has had 17 sacks over the last two seasons

Nyeem Wartman, Valley View, LB, Senior
Posted 115 tackles last season, leading Cougars to conference title

Trenton Coles, Clairton, DB, Senior
Pitt recruit is also the PIAA Class AA state champ in the 100/200

De’metrious Cox, Jeannette, DB, Senior
Highly touted as a safety, but also plays QB for the Jayhawks

Robert Foster, Central Valley, DB, Junior
Made Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Fabulous 22 as a sophomore

Other Top Players

Brandon Arcidiacono, Archbishop Wood, OL, Senior
Bryton Barr, Mechanicsburg, LB, Senior
Adam Bisnowaty, Fox Chapel, OL, Senior
Thomas Bodolus, Daniel Boone, QB, Senior
Adam Breneman, Cedar Cliff, TE, Junior
Dillon Buechel, Montour, QB, Senior
Wayne Capers Jr., Chartiers Valley, WR, Senior
Brandon Chatmon, Cardinal O’Hara, LB, Junior
Dakota Conwell, Upper St. Clair, LB, Senior
Brock Dean, Bishop McDevitt, LB, Senior
Adam DePietro, Lancaster Catholic, OL, Senior
Jeremy DiPietro, Cumberland Valley, RB, Senior
Julian Durden, Montour, RB, Senior
Rob Dvoracek, Parkland, FB, Senior
Jason Emerich, Blue Mountain, OL, Senior
Danny Ferens, Penns Manor, QB, Junior
P.J. Gallo, Council Rock South, TE, Senior
Marzett Geter, Sto-Rox, Senior
Arthur Goldberg, Mount Lebanon, DL, Senior
Treyvon Hester, Penn Hills, OL, Senior
Jon Hicks, Palmyra, LB, Senior
Perry Hills, Pittsburgh C.C., QB, Senior
J.P. Holtz, Shaler Area, TE, Senior
Jesse James, South Allegheny, TE, Senior
Matt Johns, Central Bucks South, QB, Senior
Michael Keir, Roman Catholic, QB, Junior
Kyle Kerrick, Coatesville, WR, Senior
Eugene Lewis, Wyoming Valley West, WR, Senior
Connor Mahoney, Malvern Prep, OL, Senior
Reggie Mitchell, Shady Side, DB, Senior
Justin Moody, George Washington, DL, Junior
Michael Mooney, Malvern Prep, OL, Senior
Anthony Nash, W.C. Rustin, WR, Senior
Jake O’Donnell, Central Bucks East, DL, Senior
Bryan Osei, Abington, DL, Senior
Ian Park, Upper St. Clair, OL, Senior
Desmon Peoples, Archbishop Wood, RB/CB, Senior
David Pulliam, Northeast, QB, Junior
Blake Rankin, Bloomsburg, QB, Senior
Zach Rugg, Bishop McCort, OL, Senior
Jack Schwaba, Upper St. Clair, TE, Senior
Nate Smith, Archbishop Wood, DB, Senior
Josh Stepoli, Monessen, OL, Senior
Manny Stocker, Coatesville, QB, Senior
Chaz Whittaker, Penn Hills, DB, Senior
Jack Willenbrock, Downingtown East, OL, Senior
Alkwan Williams, Greater Johnstown, LB, Senior
David Williams West Philadelphia Catholic, RB, Junior
Christian Wilson, McKeesport, OL, Senior
Jake Witucki, Highlands, OL, Senior



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