First Team Defense
Jadeveon Clowney, DL, 6-6, 240, South Pointe (Rock Hill, S.C.), Senior, UndecidedVideo
One of the most impressive defensive prospects in recent memory, Clowney was responsible for 162 tackles, 29.5 sacks, and 11 forced fumbles. He also scored five defensive touchdowns.Villiami Moala, DL, 6-3, 340, Grant (Sacramento, Calif.), Senior, UndecidedVideo
In a year dominated by defensive ends around the country, Moala stands out as one of the top interior linemen, registering 131 tackles and 16 sacks en route to Sacramento Bee Defensive Player of the Year honors.Curt Maggitt, DL, 6-4, 220, Dwyer (Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.), Senior, UndecidedVideo
The Palm Beach Post Defensive Player of the Year terrorized opposing backfields, accounting for 15 sacks and 15 tackles for loss for an outstanding Dwyer squad.
Anthony Johnson, DL, 6-3, 285, O. Perry Walker (New Orleans, La.), Senior, LSU
With 129 tackles and 17 sacks, Johnson, a 4A all-state pick, was named Louisiana’s Mr. Football.Jason Meehan, LB, 6-3, 225, Webster Groves (Webster Groves, Mo.), Senior, UndecidedVideo
The Post-Dispatch Defensive Player of the Year for the second year in a row, Meehan posted 177 tackles, 10 sacks, and five interceptions to power Webster Groves to the state finals.Curtis Grant, LB, 6-3, 230, Hermitage (Richmond, Va.), Senior, UndecidedVideo
The leader of a staunch Hermitage defensive unit, Grant totaled 121 tackles and six sacks as the Panthers captured Virginia’s Division 6 crown.Kris Frost, LB, 6-3, 210, Butler (Matthews, N.C.), Senior, Undecided
Frost was the All-Mecklenburg defensive player of the year, leading Butler to a second-straight 4AA state title by totaling 103 tackles and five sacks.Trey DePriest, LB, 6-1, 220, Springfield (Springfield, Ohio), Senior, Alabama
Ohio’s Division 1 defensive player of the year, DePriest registered 92 tackles and seven sacks while returning two of his three interceptions the distance.Vinnie Sunseri, LB, 5-11, 193, Northridge (Tuscaloosa, Ala.), Senior, Alabama
Sunseri was a 6A all-state selection as well as a Super 12 pick after recording 144 tackles for Northridge.Demetrious Nicholson, DB, 5-6, 160, Bayside (Virginia Beach, Va.), Senior, Virginia
The All-Tiderwater player of the year was responsible for three interceptions and 19 pass break breakups in leading Bayside to the Division 6 title game.
Davonte Neal, DB, 5-9, 173, Chaparral (Scottsdale, Ariz.), Junior, Undecided
The Arizona Republic named Neal its Big School player of the year after he intercepted five passes, returned two of them for scores, and scored four times on kick returns.Brandon Swindall, DB, 6-3, 175, Millwood (Oklahoma City, Okla.), Senior, Undecided
Swindall returned eight interceptions for touchdowns, an astonishing feat for one of Oklahoma's most-talented players. He finished with a whopping 17 interceptions.George Farmer, DB, 6-2, 210, Serra (Gardena, Calif.), Senior, USC
Farmer was a do-everything star for Serra, starring at receiver as well as safety, where he picked off three passes.Tommy Hibbard, P, 5-9, 180, Butler (Matthews, N.C.), Senior, Undecided
Hibbard was a key part of Butler’s 4AA championship run, averaging 51 yards per punt and earning all-state honors.