Video: Preseason Junior All-American Team
A look at some of the First Team selections from the Class of 2021.
More than half of the players selected are from Texas, California or Florida. while Mater Dei, North Shore, St. John Bosco, St. Joseph's Prep and Duncanville were the only schools to have more than one player featured.
First Team Offense
reigning Sophomore Player of the Year led the Mustangs to a spot at No. 1
in last year's rankings and will have them in contention again
2021 Ohio State commit broke the single season school record after throwing for over
2,800 yards as a sophomore and helped the Philadelphia power to a No. 8 rank to
start the year.
Led Eagles to first WCAC title since 2002 accounting for six
touchdowns and over 300 yards offense. Threw for nearly 2,700 yards
and 26 touchdowns in 2018 while playing one of the toughest schedules in
Rushed for nearly 3,000 yards and had 56 total touchdowns while leading the Red Riders to a state title.
The 5-star checks in as the No. 1 rated running back on 247sports and rushed for over 1,000 yards as a sophomore.
Had 1,300 yards receiving and 17 touchdowns for the 6A Division 1 Texas state champs. He, Davis and Zachary Evans
will lead one of the top offenses in the nation again this season.
He and McCord will be one of the best quarterback/wide receiver duos in
high school football. The son of an NFL Hall of Famer already has 17 FBS offers.
Expect a monster year for the guy who already has 25 FBS offers and gives the No. 1 rated quarterback DJ Uiagalelei
another big-time target.
The 6-foot, 6-inch playmaker checks in as the No. 1 tight end on 247sports and already has 35 Division 1 offers.
5-star tackle is the leader in the trenches for a very
talented Panthers team that begins the season ranked at No. 7.
He's been starting since his freshman season and has dominated against the best competition in the country.
Has already landed nearly 30 FBS offers and is the No. 1 rated player in Utah for the Class of 2021.
The 5-star prospect checks in as the No. 1 rated offensive lineman in 2021 and is also the top rated player in Texas.
offensive line prospects from Texas is off the
charts. Jackson is one of five selections who made the first or second
Team on the offensive line from the Lone Star State.
Showed why he's the No. 1 athlete for the Class of 2021. Had nearly
1,500 yards receiving and 27 touchdowns to go with eight interceptions
and three more scores on special teams as a sophomore.
The Oklahoma commit is just as dangerous with his feet as he is with
his right arm. Threw for nearly 3,200 yards and 28 touchdowns, while
adding over 1,000 yards on the ground with 10 more scores.
Connected on 13-of-15 field goals as a sophomore and made all 38 PATs.
be the next big star from the Inland Empire. Expect a huge junior season for the player named defensive
line MVP at the Opening earlier this summer.
The No. 1 player in 2021 on 247sports had 79 tackles, 20 tackles for loss and 12 sacks last season.
The 5-star defensive tackle is top rated player from Michigan and just as dominate on the offensive line.
Finished his sophomore season with 80 tackles, 26 tackles for loss and 10 sacks.
Checks in as the No. 1 outside linebacker from the Class of 2021 and
led Monarchs in sacks last season with 7.5. Also had 20.5
tackles for loss.
if the Panthers defense couldn't get any better they added the 6-2, 250-pound freak linebacker from Horn (Mesquite) who a Sophomore first team All-American in 2018.
Helped Bulls to second consecutive state title last season,
finishing the year with 102 tackles, 35 tackles for loss, 15 sacks,
three forced fumbles and one interception.
Will be a big-time player for one of the top defenses in high school football.
The former American Heritage (Plantation) standout checks in as the No. 1 player from Florida in the Class of 2021.
5-star defensive back is the No. 1 rated cornerback his class. Helped Indians to a 6A state championship while being
an impact player on both sides of the ball.
The top rated player from Virginia has already landed over 30 FBS offers.
A big-time threat no matter where he lined up in 2018. Had over 600
yards of total offense to go with nine touchdowns and posted 57 tackles,
eight tackles for loss, two sacks and had a team high five
Was second among all sophomores last year averaging nearly 45 yards per punt and nearly 40 percent of them went inside the 20.
Second Team Offense
Michigan commit led Roadrunners to a 7A state title after throwing for nearly 3,500 yards and 37 touchdowns.
Washington commit has already thrown for more than 7,500 yards and 76 touchdowns.
Threw for over 2,100 yards and 15 touchdowns in only nine games last
year. There's a good chance the Gauchos win their third CIF state title
since 2015 with the talent they have in 2019.
been productive since his freshman season. Answered his 1,700 yard
freshman campaign with nearly 2,300 yards rushing as a sophomore.
Panthers are a team to watch this year. They went 11-1 in 2018 and return a lot
of its key players led by Brown. The 4-star running back rushed for
nearly 1,600 yards and 25 touchdowns last season.
Auburn commit rushed for nearly 1,500 yards and 15 touchdowns during his first year for the Huskies.
One of the most productive sophomores in 2018 as the 4-star receiver
had 72 receptions for nearly 1,500 yards and 27 touchdowns. He added
eight interceptions on defense, too.
Expect Hall to add his name to the list of big-time wide receivers from the Sunshine State.
The top-rated wide receiver from his class already has offers from Alabama, Miami, Texas, LSU and 13 other programs.
Expect a monster junior season for the Texas commit.
of the top offensive linemen from the DMV area regardless of class.
Checks in as the No. 1 player from Maryland in his class.
Notre Dame commit will be the leader on a very talented offensive line.
The fifth and final offensive lineman from the Lone Star State is the Texas commit.
Miami commit is one of the top offensive lineman from Florida, regardless of class.
Putting up numbers ever since his freshman campaign, he has over
6,000 yards passing and 73 touchdowns to go with 760 yards rushing and
13 more scores through his first two seasons.
top-rated all purpose back from 2021 had over 1,400 yards
rushing and nearly 400 yards receiving to go with 25 total touchdowns as
Second Team Defense
Finished sophomore season with 23 tackles for loss and nine and a
half sacks. The 4-star defensive end and 2020 Alabama commit Drew
Sanders give the Raiders one of the most talented defenses in
Ohio State commit is the No. 1 defensive end and top rated player from Ohio.
Raiders have produced a boatload of talent, especially on the
defensive line. Expect Florida commit to be the next big-time
The 4-star defensive end has one of the best motors in the country and is nearly impossible to block coming off the edge.
sophomore season with 160 tackles, 19 tackles for loss and nine
sacks. Named the All-Mecklenburg Defensive Player of the Year and
led Cougars to a 14-1 record in 2018.
The recent transfer to the Braves has been named to the Freshman and
Sophomore All-American team during his first two seasons.
Lions are loaded with young talent and it starts with Genova. He
posted 78 tackles, nine sacks, three forced fumbles and an
While older brother Justin Flowe
gets most of the spotlight, the younger Flowe is a beast too. He finished his sophomore season with a team-high 11 sacks.
One of the most talented defensive backs regardless of class, he has 35 FBS offers and, along with Jason Marshall,
gives the Panthers one of the best secondary duos.
a huge role in leading Crusaders to a Division 3 state championship last
year. He'll be one of the most versatile players in the state in 2019
lining up everywhere on defense and could even see some snaps on
was one of the most productive players in California as a sophomore. Had a team-high seven interceptions and nearly 700 yards receiving to
go with six scores.
Alabama commit is one of the top recruits in Texas and can shut down any wide receiver lining up against him.
for 2,000 yards offense and 27 touchdowns to go with four sacks, 13
tackles for loss and three interceptions in 2018.