QB Will Grier, Davidson Day, 6-3, 190, Sr.: Completed 314 of 446 passes for 4,989 yards and a N.C. record 77 TDs. He ran 115 times for 1,252 yards and 13 TDs. Grier, a Florida commit, is a finalist for U.S. Army national player of the year.
RB Elijah Hood, Charlotte Catholic, 6-0, 215, Sr.: Top 15 national recruit rushed for a Mecklenburg County record 3,690 yards and a county-record 53 rushing touchdowns. Like Grier, Hood is a U.S. Army national player of the year finalist.
RB Rocky Reid, Concord, 6-1, 210, Jr.: Ran for a Cabarrus County-record 3,355 yards and 39 touchdowns. He led Concord to a 15-1 record and a state championship appearance. He ran 41 times for more than 200 yards in the state final.
OL Bentley Spain, Providence, 6-6, 285, Sr.: Nationally ranked North Carolina recruit is a U.S. Army All-American. Had 82 pancake blocks and carries a 4.0 GPA.
OL Tony Adams, Independence, 6-2, 310, Sr.: N.C. State recruit made the Southwestern 4A all-conference team for the third time this season. He graded 87 percent this season. Will enroll in college in January.
OL James Brace, Butler, 6-3, 300, Sr.: Started 15 games for an offense that averaged 43 points. Had 34 pancake blocks and graded 93 percent for All-Southwestern 4A team.
OL Raydonn McCloud, Rock Hill Northwestern, 6-2, 306, Sr.: North-South All-Star was a dominant tackle for the S.C. 4A Division II state champs. He helped the Trojans averaged 5.1 yards per carry.
OL Jacob McCreary, Hough, 5-11, 284, Sr.: Four-year starter for the Huskies was a 2013 Shrine Bowl pick and all-conference player in the MECKA 8 4A.
TE Jaylen Samuels, Mallard Creek, 6-1, 220, Sr.: Led unbeaten team to N.C. 4AA title. Ran 108 times for 1,406 yards and 39 TDs, fourth-most in county history. Also caught 49 passes for 932 yards and 16 TDs. The N.C. State commit’s 55 totals touchdowns is a season county record.
WR Austin Proehl, Providence, 5-10, 175, Sr.: Had 89 catches for 1,190 yards and eight touchdowns. Was a SoMeck 8 4A all-conference pick and has committed to North Carolina.
WR Dupree Hart, Rock Hill Northwestern, 5-7, 160, Jr: Caught 115 passes for 1,655 yards and 26 touchdowns. He rushed for 245 yards and five touchowns. He also returned one punt and two kickoffs for touchdowns.
ATH Josh Ladowski, Lake Norman, 5-10, 185, Jr.: QB ran 323 times for 2,069 yards and 29 scores. He completed 182 of 296 passes for 3,207 yards and 30 touchdowns. Ladowski is the Iredell County Player of the Year by the Statesville Record & Landmark.
KR Dominique Heath, Hopewell, 5-8, 170, Sr.: Kansas State commit played wide receiver, running back and defensive back. He had 50 catches for 910 yards and 10 TDs . Rushed for 550 yards and five touchdowns. Had more than 1,900 yards total offense and was MECKA 8 special teams player of the year.
K Tim Gawert, Hough, 5-10, 175, Sr.: Made eight of 11 field-goal attempts, with a long of 50 yards. Hough star also nailed 56 of 58 extra-point attempts.
DL Ikeem Allen, Mallard Creek, 6-1, 280, Sr.: Defensive MVP of the N.C. 4AA state final was part of a starting unit that allowed four points per game. Finished with 89 total tackles, 41 tackles for a loss and 13 sacks. The Ball State commit forced five fumbles, recovered three fumbles and had an interception for a score.
DL Darian Roseboro, Lincolnton, 6-4, 275, Jr: National recruit had 125 tackles, 10 sacks and 21 tackles for a loss. He also batted down seven passes.
DL Zeek Rodney, Rock Hill South Pointe, 6-1, 265, Sr.: Shrine Bowl pick had 77 tackles, 12 sacks, 27 QB hurries and 16 tackles for a loss.
DL Robert Dinkins, Olympic, 6-2, 235, Sr.: North Carolina commit had 55 total tackles and three sacks while facing constant double teams. All-conference pick in the SoMeck 8 4A.
LB Daishon Davis, Belmont South Point, 6-0, 215, Sr.: Big South 2A/3A Defensive Player of the Year had 204 tackles in 13 games, plus five pass breakups.
LB: Cayson Collins, Berry, 6-2, 210, Sr.: North Carolina recruit was named SoMeck 8 4A Defensive Player of the Year. Collins had 139 tackles this season, with 16 for a loss. He recovered five fumbles.
LB Tony Reid, Mallard Creek, 6-0, 192, Sr.: Reid had 90 tackles, 11sacks and four interceptions. He blocked six punts, scoring on two of them, and forced three fumbles.
DB Corey Seargent, Rock Hill Northwestern, 6-0, 175, Sr.: Led the team with 148 tackles. Shrine Bowl pick forced four fumbles, recovered one and intercepted four passes. Observer All-Region team defensive player of the year.
DB Tre’Shun Wynn, Monroe, 6-0, 170, Sr.: Shrine Bowl pick played all secondary positions. Had 44 tackles and a team-high 18 passes defended. On offense had 85 carries for 933 yards and 16 touchdowns.
DB Jaire Alexander, Rocky River, 5-11, 165, Jr.: Southwestern 4A co-defensive player of the year had 48 tackles, seven interceptions, caused four fumbles and broke up 14 passes.
DB Josh Massey, Rock Hill South Pointe, 6-0, 170, Sr.: North-South all-star game selection had 85 tackles, including nine for loss, along with two sacks and four interceptions.
PR Deion Washington, Independence, 5-7, 150, Jr: Southwestern 4A all-conference defensive back pick had 65 tackles and 13 pass breakups. On special teams, he had three punt returns for a score and one kick return for a score. He averaged 21 yards per punt return.
P Corbin Daly, Ardrey Kell, 6-3, 200, Sr.: One of the nation’s top recruits at his position, Daly averaged 44 yards per punt with nine downed inside the opponents’ 10. Will play in U.S. Army All American game next month.