The quarterbacks are led by Landry Jones (Oklahoma), Scout.com four-star from Artesia. (N.M.). Jones was named the Class 4A Player of the Year with an amazing season passing for 3,580 yards and 44 touchdowns and adding 11 rushing touchdowns. He was intercepted 11 times.
The teams were randomly divided with a mixture of players from each region on the two rosters. Team Red and Team Silver will arrive in the land of Mickey Mouse Sunday afternoon ready to have fun and cap a successful senior season with this inaugural all-star game.
Team Red Preview (Offense):
The other two quarterbacks are fcommitted to North Carolina schools. Mike Glennen (N.C. State, four-star from Chantilly-Westfield, (Va.) and Braden Hanson (North Carolina), four-star from Charlotte-Latin, (N.C.).
Jeramie Calhoun, five-star running back from Van, Texas, receives the most attention and rightfully so. The Oklahoma commitment rushed for 1,908 yards and 30 touchdowns during his senior season. Joining him in the backfield include Kye Staley (Oklahoma State), four-star from Guthrie, (Okla.) and De’Anthony Curtis (Soft commitment/Arkansas), four-star from Camden-Fairview, (Ark.).
One of the most exciting players is Carlton Thomas (Georgia), four-star from Frostproof, (Fla.). Thomas reminds many fans of West Virginia freshman Noel Devine. Darius Willis (Indiana), four-star from Indianapolis-Franklin Central, (Ind.), closes out the running back group.
One fullback is listed on the roster as Christian Wilson (Michigan), four-star tight end from Mc Kees Rocks-Montour, (Pa.). Wilson had a monster senior season rushing for 2,212 yards with 33 touchdowns and on the receiving end of 15 passes for 403 yards with two scores. He recorded 103 tackles, 10 sacks and one interception on the defensive side of the ball.
The wide receiver group is led by the nation’s top recruit Julio Jones, five-star from Foley, (Ala.). Jones has kept a low-profile all season and participated in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star game December 17. He has been hampered by severe turf toe and hopefully ready to showcase his elite talent in Orlando.
The Lone Star State boasts the remaining receivers on Team Red with Darryl Stonum (Michigan), four-star from Sugar Land-Dulles and DeSean Hales (Texas), four-star from Spring-Klein Oak.
Martin Bayless, Jr., from Sugar Land-Hightower, has good bloodlines with father Martin Bayless playing 13 seasons in the NFL and the current assistant defensive backs coach for the Houston Texans. Blake Cantu (Oregon), from Southlake-Carroll, rounds out the receivers on Team Red.
A monster offensive line group features Matt Meyer (USC), five-star tackle
from Stockton-Lincoln, (Calif.); Tyler Love (Alabama), four-star tackle from Mountain Brook, (Ala.); Dan O’Neil (Michigan), four-star tackle from Grand Haven, (Mich.) and Zebrie Sanders, four-star tackle from Clayton-Northmont, Ohio.
The interior line features Kenneth Page, four-star guard from Columbia-A.C. Flora, (S.C.); Khaled Holmes, four-star guard from Santa Ana-Mater Dei, (Calif.); Ricky Barnum, three-star guard from Lakeland Lake Gibson, (Fla.) and Ben Jones (Georgia), three-star center from Centerville-Bibb County, (Ala.).
The two tight ends listed on the roster include Tyler Edwards, four-star from Monroe-Ouachita Parish, (La.), and Brandon Moore (Michigan), three-star from Trotwood-Madison, (Ohio.). Edwards plans to announce his college decision at the game with Alabama and LSU the two finalists for his signature in February.
Former NFL coach Ron Meyer will serve as the head coach of Team Red. Tom Rossley will serve as offensive coordinator, and the defensive coordinator is Rex Norris.
The coaching staff will include nine assistant coaches from high schools from across the country: John McKissick, Summerville (S.C.); Billy Rolle, Miami- Northwestern; Tim Murphy, Clovis-East (Calif.); Tim Carter, Auburn, (Ala.); Ron Duncan, Bamberg-Ehrhardt (S.C.); Jim Kunau, Orange-Lutheran (Calif.); Ray Reitz, Jeannette (Pa.); Tim Harris, Miami- Booker T. Washington, David Howle, Bunn (N.C.) and Darnell Moore, Virginia Beach-Bayside (Va.).
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Team Silver Preview (click here).