Big offensive lineman Chester Adams was impressive in Luverne's loss to Randolph County in the Class 2A Championship. The 6-6, 322 Adams will likely come down to an Auburn-Alabama battle for his services.
Linebacker Curtis Dawson from Hoover was a leader in his team's back-to-back state championships in Class 6A. Dawson finished the year with over 100 tackles and 10 sacks. The 6-1, 250-pounder will likely move to the defensive line in college if he grows, but could stay at linebacker because of his quickness and athleticism. Dawson is looking at Auburn, Alabama, Florida, Tennessee, LSU and others.
Hoover quarterback John Parker Wilson survived an early struggle on Saturday to lead the Bucs to the state title. Wilson finished the season with over 3,600 yards passing and 40 touchdowns. Wilson will be a smaller school signee with teams like UAB, Middle Tennessee State and others thought to be in the running right now.
While Wilson's numbers were outstanding, athletic Chris Nickson from Pike County was unstoppable this season in leading the Bulldogs to the 3A title. The 6-1, 195 Nickson had over 2,900 yards passing and 42 touchdowns through the air and added over 1,300 yards and 24 touchdowns on the ground as a senior. He also returned an interception for a touchdown on Thursday. His future is likely on defense, but some schools including Alabama are giving him a look as a quarterback.
Defensive back Simeon Castille from Briarwood Christian is following in the footsteps of father Jeremiah Castille and brother Tim Castille as a standout high school football player. The 6-1, 185-pounder had eight interceptions this season and rushed for over 500 yards and six touchdowns. Alabama is considered the favorite for Castille, but Auburn, Florida and others are in the running as well.
Drawing favorable comparisons to Michael Vick is speedy Patrick White from Daphne High. The Trojans finished the season 14-1 after a loss to Hoover and White was the main reason for their success. As a senior he rushed for over 1,600 yards and 28 touchdowns and threw for an additional 1,300 yards and 13 touchdowns. The 6-2, 175 White has breakaway speed and could play quarterback, defensive back or wide receiver in college. He's being recruited by several schools, but Alabama is considered the favorite along with Southern Miss.
Fullback Cole Mason from Parrish High teamed with Tony Dixon to form the state's most lethal running back combination this season. A Kentucky verbal along with Dixon, Mason finished the year with 1,800 yards and 26 touchdowns on the ground.