Perhaps the most impressive player regardless of class in last weekend's Super Six Championships in Birmingham was Trinity wide receiver/tight end Tommy Trott. The 6-4, 235-pounder was named the MVP of the Class 4A game when he had four catches for 74 yards and two touchdowns. For the season Trott finished with 57 receptions for 1,052 yards and 15 touchdowns. His father, Marvin Trott, lettered at center for the Auburn Tigers in 1975-1977.
A name that Auburn fans will be familiar with is Bart Eddins. The youngest son of former Auburn standout Liston Eddins and younger brother of current Auburn defensive end Bret Eddins and former Arkansas basketball player Blake Eddins, Bart has been a dominant force all season for the Wildcats despite being just a sophomore. The 6-4, 250-pounder has good quickness and strength and will be one of the top high school players in the state for the next two seasons.
Athletic Ezekiel Knight finished his high school career in style with a MVP award in the Class 2A game. The 6-4, 215 Knight had four catches for 69 yards, a 36-yard run for a touchdown, a 77-yard punt return for a touchdown and two interceptions in Randolph County's win over Luverne. For the season Knight had 27 catches for 493 yards and six touchdowns and added six punt returns for touchdowns. He's committed to Alabama presently, but don't be surprised if Auburn gets in the picture for him late.
Hoover fullback Josh Smyth is perhaps the top player at his position in Alabama this season and is being recruited by several colleges across the South. The 6-1, 240-pounder is a classic lead blocker and can also get the tough yards up the middle. Smyth is looking at a number of schools with teams like UAB, Southern Miss and others in the mix.
Speedy junior Maurice McCullough established himself as one of the players to watch next season. The 5-10, 170-pounder rushed for 180 yards and a touchdown on just 16 carries in Russellville's loss to Briarwood. He finished with 111 carries for 942 yards and 11 touchdowns this season.
Along with Trott, Briarwood's Charles Hoke will give the state two of the top big receivers in the South next fall. The 6-7, 215-pounder has good quickness and great hands and shows the ability to make plays with the ball in the air. In the championship game he had four catches for 86 yards and one touchdown. On the year he finished with 57 catches for 946 yards and seven touchdowns.