Arch Manning was named our Freshman of the Year
in 2019 and leads the players selected on the preseason Sophomore High School All-American Football Team. He is the lone selection from Louisiana while California leads the way with 12.
The other three big states combined for 24 of the 62 spots led by Florida (10), Texas (9) and Georgia (5).
In total, 20 different states are represented and seven schools had multiple players featured.
Centennial (Corona, Calif.), DeMatha (Hyattsville, Md.), East St. Louis (Ill.), Los Alamitos (Calif.), Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.), St. John Bosco (Bellflower, Calif.) and Thompson (Alabaster, Ala.) all had two players selected.
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Threw for over 2,400 yards and 34 touchdowns while adding six more scores on the ground.
Led the Bulls to third consecutive state title and eclipsed the 3,000 yard mark through the air to go with 38 touchdowns.
Has all the tools and talent to be the next big-time quarterback from the DMV.
Already has over 20 FBS offers and averaged better than 100 yards rushing per game in 2019.
Eclipsed the 1,000-yard mark on the ground as a freshman and expect an even bigger sophomore campaign.
Rushed for 1,700-plus yards and 18 touchdowns for the 4A state champs.
Became the first freshman in school history to start and helped lead the Chaps to their first state title since 1996.
The Jaguars are one of the most talented teams in the state and Moore will be one of their best players in 2020.
Has been making an impact at the varsity level since the eighth grade.
Was a key player for the Class 6 state champs as a freshman and will be a leader for the No. 13 team in our preseason Top 25 rankings.
Started on the offensive line for one of the top programs in the country last season and held his own against the best competition.
already landed over 20 FBS offers and dominated opponents during his
freshman season at Faith Christian Academy (Orlando, Fla.).
Helped lead the Falcons to the CIF Division 2-AA state championship game and has the talent to be the top-rated lineman in California on either side of the ball from the Class of 2023.
Played a key role as a freshman for the 6A state champs and gave his quarterback, Tyler Macon
, plenty of time to become the second player in state history to account for over 5,000 yards of total offense.
One of the top players from New Jersey regardless of class.
Thirty-one schools have already offered and he made an impact on both sides of the ball as a freshman.
The multi-sport star has some of the best tape out of any player in the Class of 2023. Flies around the edge on defense and does it all on offense.
First Team Defense
DL — Jason Moore, DeMatha (Hyattsville, Md.) | 6-6 | 240
Made an impact on the defensive line playing against the best competition as a freshman.
Helped the Warriors to their first state title since 1982 racking up 54 tackles, 15 tackles for loss and seven sacks.
Has already been offered by Alabama, LSU, Michigan, Florida and 10 other programs.
Expect a huge sophomore campaign for the talented two-way player from one of the top programs in the country.
Led one of the best teams from Florida in tackles last season with 114. Also added 26 tackles for loss and eight sacks.
LB — Justin Benton, Newton (Covington, Ga.) | 6-3 | 245
Racked up 76 tackles and nine sacks as a freshman playing in Georgia's largest classification.
The Monarchs have had some big-time linebackers come through their program and Su'a has the talent to be the next great one.
Helped lead Jones (Orlando) to the 5A state championship game as a freshman finishing with 78 tackles and 14 sacks. Transferred to IMG Academy in April.
The shutdown cornerback already has over 20 FBS offers and played a major role for the 7A state champs as a freshman.
Flies around on defense and is one of the hardest-hitting safeties in the country.
The talented defensive back finished his freshman season with 63 tackles and five interceptions.
Was an impact player as a freshman playing in the state's largest classification. Finished the year with 52 tackles and five interceptions.
His older brother A.J. was a first-round selection in the 2020 NFL Draft and the younger Terrell is following the same path. He already has 13 FBS offers and picked off five passes as a freshman.
Threw for over 2,700 yards and 33 touchdowns for Michigan's Division 2 state finalist.
Started under center for Duncanville (Texas) in the 6A Division 1 state championship game and recently transferred to Red Oak. When 247Sports releases its player rankings for the Class of 2023 he will be one of the top-rated dual-threat quarterbacks.
Has all the tools to be the top-rated quarterback from the Class of 2023.
Accounted for nearly 3,000 yards of total offense and 38 touchdowns for the Division 3 state champs.
Rushed for over 1,000 yards and 15 touchdowns in 2019.
Played a huge roll for a 13-1 Dragons team last season rushing for over 1,200 yards and 23 touchdowns.
The Patriots are loaded with talent and Fletcher will be one of their top players this season. He averaged nearly nine yards per carry as a freshman.
Claude Mathis has the Eagles back competing with the state's best and Cook will be on of their top playmakers for the next three years.
Factored in on offense as a freshman and will make an even bigger impact this season.
Matt Logan's offense is always one of the most productive in the country and expect the former Calabasas (Calif.) receiver to be a key factor.
Saw valuable time as a starter playing in Texas' largest classification.
The second offensive lineman from the defending 6A state champs selected.
One of the best offensive lineman from the Class of 2023.
California is loaded with talent in the trenches from the Class of 2023 and Na'a ranks among the top of the list.
Has already landed offers from Penn State, Texas A&M, West Virginia, Virginia Tech and a handful of other Power 5 schools.
Finished his freshman season with over 700 yards receiving and had four interceptions at La Mirada (Calif.). He and Nelson should be one of the best quarterback/receiver duos for the next few years.
The Southern California power has to replace a lot of weapons on offense and McClain could be a key factor during his sophomore campaign.
Made a huge impact on defense for the 6A state champs as a freshman. Racked up 20 tackles for loss and 5.5 sacks.
Was a key player for one of the top programs in Ohio last season.
Ended his freshman campaign with 80 tackles and five sacks at Southwest (Miami). Recently transferred and should make an immediate impact for a team that went 10-1 last season.
A lot of talented defensive lineman have come through New Jersey and Mitchell is next up.
sub-varsity last season and saw some time on varsity in the playoffs
but expect him to make an impact on defense for one of the top programs
Finished his freshman season with over 100 tackles and four interceptions.
His older brother Jeremiah Trotter Jr. is one of the best linebackers in the country and the younger Trotter is following the same path.
Finished his freshman campaign with 90 tackles and 23 tackles for loss.
One of the top players in the state regardless of class.
Made an impact for one of the top programs in Southern California as a freshman finishing the year with 43 tackles and four interceptions.
The Peach State is loaded for the Class of 2023 and especially in the secondary. Daugherty made an impact as a freshman and will be a key player on defense for the No. 9 team entering the 2020 season.
Has already hit double-digits offers and had five interceptions for the state finalists.
Was expected to start as a freshman but tore his ACL before the season started. Expect him to make an impact for the No. 15 team in the country.
One of the top players in Kansas regardless of class has already landed 15 FBS offers.
Makes plays on both sides of the ball at a high level and USC, Tennessee, and Oregon have already offered.