Scout's team of national recruiting analysts unveil the All-American team for the 2017 class. It is based on a combination of performance during the 2016 season plus their evaluation as players moving forward.
Led Gorman to their second straight Scout National Championship and third overall. Played a great schedule and stepped up big time in key moments in every game. Threw for 2,362 yards and 41 touchdowns with one interception and ran for 1,257 yards and 21 touchdowns.
The nation’s No. 1 player ran for 2,776 yards and 34 touchdowns to put the exclamation point on one of the finest careers in California history.
Swift, who is committed to Georgia, missed a few games with an ankle injury but still rushed for 1,564 yards and 25 touchdowns on 149 carries. He also caught 21 passes for 500 yards and nine touchdowns.
WR- Oliver Martin, Iowa City (Iowa) West
The Army All-American had 85 receptions for 1,272 yards and 14 touchdowns as a senior. One punt return for a touchdown and one kick return for a touchdown as well.
The future Sooner caught 98 passes for 2,032 yards and 33 touchdowns on 20.7 yards per reception. He also ran four times for 35 yards. Lamb's 33 TD catches are the second-most in a single season in Texas high school football history.
WR- Jeff Thomas, East St. Louis (Ill.)
Led the Flyers to a state title with 50 receptions or 1,101 yards and 13 touchdowns and was the MVP of the Under Armour All-American Game.
Another monster year for a player some feel could be the best OL the state has produced. Named the Anthony Munoz National Lineman of the Year by the U.S. Army All-American Bowl and was the OL MVP of The Opening Finals.
Leatherwood is already in Tuscaloosa (Ala.) starting his career at Alabama and he could be next in line in the trenches. In one game this season, he had 15 pancake blocks and he was in double figure three other games.
Little dominated the competition along the way to a monumental rankings rise that saw him finish in the Top 5 overall nationally. He was in the Final Five OL at The Opening and was named as one of the Top 5 overall performers at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
The Georgia commit had three rushing touchdowns in a game, but made his big mark as a right tackle. When asked how many pancakes he had on the season, he responded, "enough to run a local iHop."
Won the coveted Mr. California Football from Cal-HiSports and was best player on state's best team. The top offensive guard prospect in the country, is one of the best lineman Southern California has ever produced.
Akers went out on top leading Clinton (Miss.) to a state title his senior year. The Florida State commit had over 5,200 yards of total offense and 65 touchdowns. He ended his career as the No. 1 prospect in the South.
The U.S. Army National Defensive Player of the Year had 21 sacks this past season while playing a lot of outside and even middle backer. Freakish talent who is the No. 1 defensive end in the country.
DL- Aubrey Solomon, Leesburg (Ga.) Lee County
Solomon went out with a bang against regular double-teams in the toughest region in Georgia. He finished with 75 tackles, 10 sacks, 16 tackles for loss and one defensive touchdown.
Young, who is committed to Ohio State, made 118 tackles, including 32 for loss. He also had 19 1/2 sacks
DL- K'Lavon Chaisson, Galena Park (Texas) North Shore
The five-star defensive end was named the District Defensive MVP. Tied sack record in UA Game with three in Orlando and also had 5 TFLs in the game.
Johnston broke the all-time state of Alabama record for tackles this season while racking up 197 on the season. He is constantly around the ball and a tackling machine.
As a senior in 2016, Hines was credited with 245 total tackles by the Dallas Morning News. He also racked up 38 tackles for a loss, six sacks, two interceptions, five forced fumbles and a fumble recovery. He was named the Scout All-Midlands Defensive Player of the Year and the USA Today Defensive Player of the Year.
Moses played elite competition his senior season and continued to shine making tackles sideline to sideline. He finished with over 100 tackles, averaging almost 12 per game.
The top defensive player in the state of Nevada. Had an incredible year, made more big plays than any other safety and his blocked FG against St. Thomas Aquinas where he leaped over the entire OL in OT was the play of the year out West and preserved their unbeaten season.
Wade hardly ever left the field, but when on defense, seven time he got the ball back to his offense. The Ohio State commit had a number of big hits and he had seven interceptions on the season.
Hunter made 86 tackles playing safety at Indian River. He was also a big-time running back and ran for 1,223 yards and 24 touchdowns.
Put up big numbers at receiver and was tremendous as a cover corner and returning punts and kicks.
Wade is already enrolled at Penn State and was a standout on offense, but was so good on defense teams rarely threw his way. Still, he had four interceptions, including three for touchdowns. He also rushed for 2,400 yards and 39 touchdowns.
Haubeil made all 56 of his exta point attempts and was 6 of 9 on field goals, with a long of 47 yards. Haubeil also kicked off 76 times, and registered 53 touchbacks.
P- Ryan Stonehouse, Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei
Top specialist in the West, Stonehouse averaged 44.9 on punts and had 12 of his 24 punts pin inside the 20.
Army All American and Chris Rubio Award winner.
QB Jake Fromm
RB Eno Benjamin
WR Sage Surratt
OL Trey Smith
ATH Kalil Pimpleton
DL Aaron Odom
LB Louis Acceus
LB Levi Draper
LB Nate McBride
DB Ambry Thomas
DB Paris Ford
ATH Roshauud Paul
LS Mitch Hall