The 2013 MaxPreps Junior All-American Team is highlighted by National Junior of the Year Jake Browning.
The 6-foot-2, 175-pound quarterback from Folsom (Calif.) completed 440 of 579 pass attempts, good for 5,737 yards and a whopping 75 touchdowns. He helped lead Folsom to a 14-1 record and became California's single-season leading passer for touchdowns and yards.
Finishing as a close runner-up was Cedar Hill sensation Damarkus Lodge. Lodge, a first team offensive selection, caught 71 passes for 1,256 yards and 21 scores. He scored twice in the team's state finals upset over Katy.
MaxPreps 2013 Football Junior All-American TeamsFirst Team Offense
WR - Nolan Borgersen, 6-2, 185, Westwood (Washington Township, N.J.)
Borgerson was the nation's leading junior receiver in both yardage and touchdowns. He caught 85 passes for 1,894 yards and a whopping 26 scores.WR - Preston Williams, 6-5, 190, Lovejoy (Ga.)
enjoyed a breakout junior season after an injury-riddled sophomore
campaign. He made 52 catches for 1,234 yards and 13 touchdowns.
WR - Damarkus Lodge, 6-2, 185, Cedar Hill (Texas)
Lodge's coach, Joey McGuire, believes Lodge could be the best player in the country. Given his production as a junior, he's certainly in the discussion. He made 71 catches for 1,256 yards and 21 scores and is ranked the No. 3 national wide receiver in the 247Sports Composite Rankings
.TE - Alize Jones, 6-5, 218, Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas)
A first team all-state pick by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Jones grabbed 35 catches for 571 yards and 10 scores.OL - Patrick Vahe, 6-3, 290, Trinity (Euless, Texas)
Vahe helped Euless Trinity nearly upset Desoto in the Class 5A-I playoffs, earning Class 5A all-state honorable mention honors.OL - Martez Ivey, 6-5, 270, Apopka (Fla.)
Ivey helped Apopka's offense set numerous records in 2013.OL - Mitch Hyatt, 6-5, 265, North Gwinnett (Suwanee, Ga.)
Hyatt was the leader of North Gwinnett's offensive line as the Bulldogs finished 13-2, earning all-state recognition.
OL - Tristen Hoge, 6-4, 290, Highland (Pocatello, Idaho)
One of the country's top centers, Hoge helped lead Highland to the title game and was an all-state pick.OL - Sterling Jenkins, 6-8, 300, Baldwin (Pittsburgh)
The massive Jenkins was a Class AAAA all-state pick.QB - Jake Browning, 6-2, 185, Folsom (Calif.)
It was another nearly unbelievable statistical season for Browning. He completed 440 of 579 passes for 75 touchdowns versus only 17 interceptions. He also rushed for six touchdowns, and is the No. 7 pro style quarterback in the 247Sports Composite Rankings
.QB - Kyler Murray, 5-11, 175, Allen (Texas)
The best player on one of the country's best teams, Murray led Allen to a Class 5A-I state title by completing 207 of 325 passes for 3,669 yards and 46 touchdowns while rushing 151 times for 1,274 yards and 19 scores.RB - Andre Robinson, 5-10, 205, Bishop McDevitt (Harrisburg, Pa.)
The Class AAA Player of the Year, Robinson carried 246 times for 2,279 yards and 29 touchdowns.RB - Calvin Strong, 5-9, 175, Omaha North (Neb.)
Strong exploded as a junior, rushing 355 times for 3,008 yards and 43 touchdowns.RB - Nyheim Miller-Hines, 5-9, 180, Garner Magnet (N.C.)
It was a prodigious season for Miller-Hines. He gained 3,137 yards and scored 49 touchdowns on 299 carries.RB - Kellen Overstreet, 5-11, 200, Penney (Hamilton, Mo.)
Overstreet posted ridiculous statistics en route to winning Class 1 Player of the Year honors. He carried 361 times for 3,327 yards and 53 touchdowns and also contributed 404 receiving yards and seven scores.First Team Defense
DL - Rasheem Green, 6-4, 300, Serra (Gardena, Calif.)
Green was a monster in the middle, earning Mission League Lineman MVP honors.DL - Josh Sweat, 6-5, 235, Oscar Smith (Chesapeake, Va.)
For one of Virginia's top teams, Sweat compiled 94 tackles and 22 sacks, topping the mark of senior teammate Andrew Brown. He was an all-Tidewater selection.DL - D'Andre Walker, 6-3, 210, Hughes (Fairburn, Ga.)
Walker was the 3-AAAAAA Player of the Year as well as a first team all-state pick.DL - Terry Beckner Jr., 6-5, 260, East St. Louis (Ill.)
East St. Louis enjoyed another deep playoff run, thanks in large part to Beckner. On the season, he registered 99 tackles and eight sacks.
LB - Jeff Holland, 6-3, 232, Trinity Christian (Jacksonville, Fla.)
For state champion Trinity, Holland recorded 45 tackles, 17.5 of which went for a loss, and eight sacks.LB - Mekhi Brown, 6-6, 215, Carver (Columbus, Ga.)
The Alabama commit led Carver to the Class AAA quarterfinals.LB - Malik Jefferson, 6-3, 220, Poteet (Mesquite, Texas)
With 93 tackles and 14 sacks, Jefferson was the lone junior to crack the 4A all-state team.LB - John Houston, 6-3, 215, Serra (Gardena, Calif.)
Houston followed up a big sophomore season with a superb junior campaign, tallying 137 tackles and breaking up nine passes.DL - Jashon Cornell, 6-5, 265, Cretin-Derham Hall (St. Paul, Minn.)
Cornell, who has drawn favorable comparisons to Aldon Smith, led Cretin-Derham Hall in sacks and was a first team all-state selection.DB - Kevin Toliver, 6-2, 182, Trinity Christian (Jacksonville, Fla.)
It appears to be a banner year for talent around Jacksonville, and Toliver has perhaps the brightest future.
The No. 1 recruit in the 247Composite
for 2015 made 36 tackles and two interceptions and earned first team All-First Coast honors by the Times-Union.DB - Tyrek Cole, 5-10, 160, Miramar (Fla.)
"Cole Island" was a first team all-county pick by the Sun-Sentinel after breaking up 22 passes.DB - Minkah Fitzpatrick, 6-1, 180, St. Peter's Prep (Jersey City, N.J.)
Despite missing time due to injury, Fitzpatrick still recorded 62 tackles and four interceptions and was a first team all-state selection.DB - Jamal Peters, 6-2, 185, Bassfield (Miss.)
first team all-state pick, Peters helped lead Bassfield to a state
title by accounting for 72 tackles, six sacks and an interception.