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2013 Review2013 MaxPreps All-AmericansJunior All-AmericansSophomore All-AmericansFreshman All-AmericansFinal Xcellent 25 2014 PreviewPreseason All-American TeamPreseason Junior All-American TeamPreseason Sophomore All-American TeamPlayer of the Year WatchFavorite: Kyler Murray
Murray, MaxPreps' reigning National Player of the Year, is an easy choice as a favorite to take home this year's honors as well. If Allen captures another state title, he could win his second-straight National Player of the Year award -- an unprecedented feat.Contender: Damarkus Lodge
Lodge nearly took home the honors last year after propelling Cedar Hill to a state title with a dominant season and a huge game against Katy. Despite defenses keying in on him, he could improve upon his numbers from last year (21 touchdowns and 1,256 yards).Contender: Jake Browning
In the last two seasons, Browning has thrown for a combined 138 touchdowns. He is a major threat to several national records and could be the best high school football player in the country this fall.
Contender: Josh Rosen
The best player on one of the nation's best teams, Rosen could take home the hardware if St. John Bosco has another incredible season -- something certainly within the range of outcomes for this year's squad.Sleeper: Austin Kafentzis
Kafentzis was the MaxPreps National Freshman of the Year and National Sophomore of the Year, so it would hardly be surprising if he won overall honors as a senior.
Sleeper: Tristen Wallace
Playing in DeSoto's high-powered offense, Wallace has a chance to post big numbers. If he leads DeSoto to its first state title, he will have an impressive resume.Sleeper: Brandon Wimbush
Wimbush enjoyed a big summer, leading St. Peter's Prep to several 7-on-7 titles. He could lead his squad to its first state title since 2005.Sleeper: Travis Waller
Waller ignites the offense for nationally ranked Servite. He's a dual threat with plenty of weapons around him.Sleeper: Josh Sweat
It's rare for a defensive player to be considered for these awards, but Sweat is a transcendent talent on a national-caliber team.Junior POY Watch Favorite: Malik Henry
Henry's star has risen tremendously in the past 18 months. He transferred to Westlake, earned the starting job as a sophomore, and is now the
No. 3 recruit overall in the 247Composite
for 2016. He's primed for a huge junior campaign.
Contender: Cameron Chambers
Last year's National Sophomore of the Year is a virtual lock for 1,000 yards receiving and should improve his touchdown total.Contender: Harley Kirsch
Eastside Catholic is on the rise, and Kirsch, a talented signal-caller, is a big reason why.Contender: Nate Craig
Whether it's at receiver or defensive back, Craig is one of the most explosive players in the country.Sleeper: Nicholas Bosa
Bosa took home National Freshman of the Year honors. With St. Thomas Aquinas in the national title hunt, he could be in the mix for overall junior honors as well.Sleeper: Tyler Johnston
In leading Spanish Fort to a 15-0 season, Johnston accounted for 3,700 total yards.Sophomore POY Watch
Favorite: Dylan Moses
Moses lived up to the considerable hype as a freshman, helping lead University Lab to the state final.Contender: Foster Sarell
It's rare for offensive linemen to be considered for these awards, but Sarell is exactly that -- rare.
Contender: Richard Lecounte
Lecounte picked off five passes and broke up seven others during an effective freshman campaign.
Contender: De'Andre Swift
Swift should be one of the top offensive weapons on one of the country's top teams.Contender: Bailey Hockman
Hockman earned valuable reps as a freshman last year for McEachern. He has plenty of talent around him to make a run at a AAAAAA state title.
Contender: Shon Mitchell
It would not be surprising if Mitchell finishes as the state's all-time leading passer. He's poised for a big sophomore season.
Sleeper: Bruce Jordan-Swilling
Jordan-Swilling emerged last season as a physically advanced weapon on offense. He should thrive at linebacker as well.Sleeper: Josh Myers
The No. 3 recruit in the 247Sports Class of 2017 Top 100, Myers could vie for all-state honors as a sophomore.Sleeper: Todd Sibley Jr.
Against a tough schedule, Sibley excelled as a freshman and proved to be one of the top running backs in his class.Freshman POY Watch
Favorite: Tyreke Johnson
Amazingly, this will be Johnson's third season at the varsity level. His presence lends support to the notion that the 2014 Trinity Christian defense is the most talented in the history of high school football.Contender: Leddie Brown
Brown has the chance to prove himself at linebacker against the toughest schedule in the country.Contender: Nikolas Bonitto
Bonitto made an impact as an eighth grader for University; he should be even better this fall.Contender: Zadock Dinkelmann
Dinkelmann made waves when he committed to LSU earlier this year.Coach ResourcesMPCoach App
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