First Team DefenseDL – Gerald Willis, 6-3, 260, Karr (New Orleans), Junior
Large Schools Defensive Player of the Year on the Times Picayune New
Orleans All-Area Team, Willis had 100 tackles, 13 sacks and 24 tackles
for loss while also earning Class 4A All-State honors.
DL – Dee Liner, 6-4, 290, Muscle Shoals (Ala.), Senior
The Auburn commit played in the Under Armour All-American Game after a season in which he had 72 tackles and 23 sacks. Liner earned Class 5A All-State honors.DL – Deadrin Senat, 6-1, 311, Immokalee (Fla.), Senior
A Class 5A All-State selection for the state's runner-up, Senat finished the season with 89 tackles.DL – Chris Jones, 6-6, 255, Houston (Miss.), Senior
Named to the Clarion-Ledger All-State Team, Jones had 160 tackles, 14 sacks and two fumble recoveries. He is committed to Mississippi State.
LB – Alex Anzalone, 6-3, 225, Wyomissing (Pa.), Senior
the Class 2A State Player of the Year, Anzalone played in the Under
Armour All-American Game and had more than 100 tackles on defense. The
Notre Dame commit also rushed for 1,400 yards and 30 touchdowns while
leading Wyomissing to a state title.LB – Ja'wuan Woodley, 5-11, 215, Bishop Hartley (Columbus, Ohio), Senior
Selected by JJHuddle as the Ohio Defensive Player of the Year, Woodley was an outstanding two-way performer. At running back, he ran for 1,904 yards and 27 touchdowns and earned AP Division IV State Offensive Player of the Year honors. He had 60 tackles and two interceptions on defense.LB – Myles Jack, 6-3, 225, Bellevue (Wash.), Senior
Jack earned All-State co-MVP honors and played in the U.S. Army All-American Game after leading Bellevue to a state championship and posting 21 sacks on the season. He is committed to UCLA.
LB – Zachary Cunningham, 6-4, 200, Pinson Valley (Pinson, Ala.), Senior
the Birmingham News All-Metro Lineman of the Year, Cunningham had 194
tackles, 41 for loss, with four blocked punts. A Class 5A All-State
pick, Cunningham has 346 tackles over the past two seasons.
LB – Matthew Thomas, 6-4, 210, Washington (Miami), Senior
In helping lead Washington to a Class 4A state championship, Thomas had 70 tackles and was named to the Class 4A All-State team. He also played in the Under Armour All-American Game.DB – John Diarse, 6-1, 215, Neville (Monroe, La.), Senior
The Class 4A Offensive Player of the Year in Louisiana, Diarse played in the U.S. Army All-American Game. He accounted for 2,896 yards combined rushing and passing with 38 touchdowns in leading Neville to the state championship game. He is committed to LSU.DB – Will Likely, 5-7, 170, Glades Central (Belle Glade, Fla.), Senior
Named to the Sun Sentinel and Palm Beach Post All-Palm County Team, Likely also found a spot on the Class 5A All-State Team. The Maryland commit had 47 tackles and four interceptions on the season.DB – MacKensie Alexander, 5-11, 185, Immokalee (Fla.), Senior
Alexander earned All-Naples Area and All-Fort Myers Area honors after making 51 tackles and four interceptions on the season for the state runners-up. He played in the U.S. Army All-American Game.DB – Vonn Bell, 6-0, 190, Ridgeland (Rossville, Ga.), Senior
The Class 3A State Defensive Player of the Year by the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Bell also played in the Under Armour All-American Game. P – Justin Barron, 5-11, 175, Falcon (Colo.), Junior
Barron led the nation with a 50.2 punt average with 17 kicks downed inside the 20. He was named first team All-State by the Denver Post.