EA SPORTS All-America: 2nd team defense
DL Taylor Bible, Guyer (Denton, Texas), 6-3, 285, Sr.
During a 13-2 season for the Wildcats and a second straight trip to the Class 4A Division I semifinals, Bible racked up 118 tackles and six sacks. Next year, he'll join Texas.
DL Owamagbe Odighizuwa, Douglas (Portland, Ore.), 6-3, 245, Sr.
Perhaps the best defensive lineman from Portland since Ndamukong Suh, Odighizuwa recorded 90 tackles and 10 sacks this season despite more frequent double-teams after an 18-sack junior season. He's considering Oregon, Oregon State, UCLA and Nebraska.
DL Kelcy Quarles, Greenwood (Greenwood, S.C.), 6-5, 270, Sr.
With teams keyed on blocking him, the future Gamecock registered 77 tackles and seven sacks on his way to being named the All-Lakelands Player of the Year.
DL Jacques Smith, Ooletewah (Ooletewah, Tenn.), 6-3, 245, Sr.
Already attending classes at Tennessee in preparation for next football season, he became the first player in state history to win the Mr. Football Lineman of the Year award in back-to-back seasons.
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LB Jeff Luc, Treasure Coast (Port St. Lucie, Fla.), 6-1, 240, Sr.
Like many others on our first and second teams, Luc graduated shortly after his All-American senior season to enroll early in college. In his case, it's at Florida State.
LB Chris Martin, Grandview (Aurora, Colo.), 6-5, 240, Sr.
He only played one year for Grandview after starring in California as a sophomore and junior. Martin racked up 100 tackles (28 for loss), including 11 sacks and forced five turnovers. He is heading back to the Bay Area for college where he will play at Cal.
LB C.J. Mosley, Theodore (Theodore, Ala.), 6-3, 215, Sr.
After a 176-tackle junior season, he broke the school record in 2009 with 186 tackles and will stay in-state to join new BCS champion Alabama next season.
LB Jordan Zumwalt, Edison (Huntington Beach, Calif.), 6-4, 215, Sr.
He piled up 164 tackles in spearheading a strong defense that pushed Edison to the brink of a CIF Southern Section championship. Zumwalt received top Orange County defensive honors. He will choose between Stanford and UCLA.
DB Latwan Anderson, Glenville (Cleveland, Ohio), 6-0, 195, Sr.
The West Virginia recruit was a two-time all-state honoree and helped the Tarblooders to the state Division 1 title game. The safety had 80 tackles and four interceptions in eight games.
DB Demarco Cobbs, Central (Tulsa, Okla.), 6-2, 210, Sr.
Leading the Braves to their first state playoff berth since 2003, the soon-to-be Longhorn rushed for over 1,400 yards and 21 touchdowns while playing on both sides of the ball.
DB Joshua Shaw, Palmdale (Palmdale, Calif.), 6-2, 190, Sr.
Known as one of the top cover corners in the nation, Shaw was avoided like the plague while on defense. On offense, the future Florida Gator passed for 2,279 yards and 18 TDs and also rushed for 920 yards and 14 more scores.
P Matt Darr, Frontier (Bakersfield, Calif.), 6-2, 210, Sr.
Darr is a unique athlete -- one of the nation's best in the discus and shot put in the spring -- averaged 42.9 yards per punt and dropped 20 of 33 inside the 20. Darr decommitted from USC and will attend Fresno State.