The Scout.com All-American Team

Scout.com has put together its national high school All-American football team. This is a team of the 25 best players in the country at their position, and there are two recruits verbally committed to UCLA who are on the team...

The Scout.com 2008 All-America Team is led by the Scout.com National Player of Year, quarterback Terrelle Pryor. Pryor, from Jeannette (Pa.) High School, led his Jayhawaks to a 16-0 record and AA State Championship. Pryor had 3,788 yards of total offense. That broke down to 1,899 rushing yards and 33 touchdowns and 1,889 yards passing and 23 touchdowns. He finished his career with 8,499 total yards of offense.

"I would like to thank Scout.com for this honor," said Terrelle Pryor. "I would also like to thank my coaches and teammates."

Pryor, 6-6 and 220 pounds, is also the nation's top prospect. He has narrowed things down to Ohio State, Penn State, Michigan, and Oregon. Pryor has already visited the Buckeyes and Wolverines. He may not sign with anyone on Wednesday, National Signing Day, so he can make another official visit or two.

"I have thought he has been the top prospect for two years now," said Bob Lichtenfels of Scout.com. "I was slightly apprehensive of his level of competition but at the U.S. Amry All-American Bowl he proved to me and any other doubters that he was by far the nation's top player. On the biggest stage of high school football he took the game over. It was Terrelle Pryor and everybody else."

Pryor beat out running backs Milton Knox (Van Nuys, Calif.) and Justin Johnson (Gilmer, Texas), linebacker Arthur Brown (Wichita, Ka.), and wide receiver Julio Jones (Foley, Ala.). Brown, Jones and Johnson all made the Scout.com First Team. Other members of the first team are running back Darrell Scott (Ventura, Calif.), wide receivers A.J. Green (Summerville, S.C.) and DeAndre Brown (Ocean Springs, Miss.) and tight end Kyle Rudolph (Cincinnati, Ohio).

"With all of the wide receivers in the south, it is impossible to go wrong with any of them," said Miller Safrit of Scout.com. "They are all tall, fast, have soft hands, and know what to do with the ball after the catch. These three are easily some of the best receivers I have seen in my time at Scout.com."

Up front are offensive tackles Tyron Smith (Moreno Valley, Calif.) and Mike Adams (Dublin, Ohio), guards Josh Jenkins (Parkersburg, W.V.) and Baker Steinkuhler (Lincoln, Ne.) and center Michael Brewster (Orlando, Fla.).

"It's a great year for offensive linemen and this year's Scout.com All-American front is anchored by two sterling tackles: Tyron Smith and Mike Adams. Smith is a lean 267 pounds who comes equipped with great feet and freakish athleticism for a big man. Adams moves exceptionally well and has good lateral mobility. Manning the guard spots are Josh Jenkins and Baker Steinkuhlker. Jenkins shows superior agility and is great at using his hands inside to control and seal defenders. Steinkuhler is an amazing drive blocker who plays with defensive athleticism. Anchoring the line is center Mike Brewster, another athletic specimen who at 6-5, 300 pounds, sets up great in pass protection and shows that relentless, scrappy attitude that makes him so tough to beat."

Defensive ends Daquan Bowers (Bamberg, S.C.) and R.J. Washington (Keller, Texas) and tackles Marcus Forston (Miami, Fla.) and Omar Hunter (Buford, Ga.) lead a stellar defensive unit. The back seven consists of linebackers Brown, Nigel Bradham (Crawfordville, Fla.) and Etienne Sabino (Miami, Fla.), safeties Will Hill (Jersey City, N.J.) and Rahim Moore (Los Angeles, Calif.) and cornerbacks Patrick Johnson (Pompano Beach, Fla.) and Aaron Williams (Austin, Texas).

Other Scout.com National Players of the Year have been quarterbacks Ryan Perrilloux, and Chris Leak, running back Chris Wells, wide receiver/cornerback Ted Ginn, Jr. and defensive end Everson Griffen.

Scout.com 2008 HS All-America Teams
First Team All-Americans
PosPlayerHt/WtCommited
QBTerrelle Pryor
Terrelle PryorName: Terrelle Pryor
Ht/Wt: 6-6/225
Position (Rk.): QB (#1)
Overall Rk.: #1
Rating:
H.S.: Jeannette (Jeannette, PA)
6-6/225
RBDarrell Scott
Name: Darrell Scott
Ht/Wt: 6-2/215
Position (Rk.): RB (#1)
Overall Rk.: #4
Rating:
H.S.: St. Bonaventure (Ventura, CA)
6-2/215
RBJustin Johnson
Justin JohnsonName: Justin Johnson
Ht/Wt: 6-1/205
Position (Rk.): LB (#7)
Overall Rk.: #7
Rating:
H.S.: Gilmer (Gilmer, TX)
6-1/205Oklahoma
Oklahoma Sooners
WRJulio Jones
Julio JonesName: Julio Jones
Ht/Wt: 6-4/212
Position (Rk.): WR (#1)
Overall Rk.: #3
Rating:
H.S.: Foley (Foley, AL)
6-4/212
WRA.J. Green
A.J. GreenName: A.J. Green
Ht/Wt: 6-4/190
Position (Rk.): WR (#2)
Overall Rk.: #10
Rating:
H.S.: Summerville (Summerville, SC)
6-4/190Georgia
Georgia Bulldogs
WRDeAndre Brown
DeAndre BrownName: DeAndre Brown
Ht/Wt: 6-6.5/222
Position (Rk.): WR (#3)
Overall Rk.: #13
Rating:
H.S.: Ocean Springs (Ocean Springs, MS)
6-6.5/222Southern Mississippi
Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles
TEKyle Rudolph
Name: Kyle Rudolph
Ht/Wt: 6-7/235
Position (Rk.): TE (#21)
Overall Rk.: #21
Rating:
H.S.: Elder (Cincinnati, OH)
6-7/235Notre Dame
Notre Dame Fighting Irish
OTTyron Smith
Name: Tyron Smith
Ht/Wt: 6-5/267
Position (Rk.): OT (#1)
Overall Rk.: #9
Rating:
H.S.: Rancho Verde (Moreno Valley, CA)
6-5/267USC
USC Trojans
OTMike Adams
Mike AdamsName: Mike Adams
Ht/Wt: 6-7.5/301
Position (Rk.): OT (#2)
Overall Rk.: #11
Rating:
H.S.: Dublin Coffman (Dublin, OH)
6-7.5/301Ohio State
Ohio State Buckeyes
OGJosh Jenkins
Name: Josh Jenkins
Ht/Wt: 6-3.5/303
Position (Rk.): OL (#1)
Overall Rk.: #42
Rating:
H.S.: Parkersburg (Parkersburg, WV)
6-3.5/303
OGBaker Steinkuhler
Baker SteinkuhlerName: Baker Steinkuhler
Ht/Wt: 6-6/292
Position (Rk.): OT (#2)
Overall Rk.: #36
Rating:
H.S.: Lincoln Southwest (Lincoln, NE)
6-6/292Nebraska
Nebraska Huskers
CMichael Brewster
Name: Michael Brewster
Ht/Wt: 6-5/300
Position (Rk.): C (#1)
Overall Rk.: #23
Rating:
H.S.: Edgewater (Orlando, FL)
6-5/300Ohio State
Ohio State Buckeyes
 
DEDaquan Bowers
Daquan BowersName: Daquan Bowers
Ht/Wt: 6-4/265
Position (Rk.): DE (#1)
Overall Rk.: #2
Rating:
H.S.: Bamberg Ehrhardt (Bamberg, SC)
6-4/265Clemson
Clemson Tigers
DER.J. Washington
Name: R.J. Washington
Ht/Wt: 6-3/233
Position (Rk.): DE (#2)
Overall Rk.: #25
Rating:
H.S.: Fossil Ridge (Keller, TX)
6-3/233Oklahoma
Oklahoma Sooners
DTMarcus Forston
Marcus FortsonName: Marcus Forston
Ht/Wt: 6-2.5/305
Position (Rk.): DT (#1)
Overall Rk.: #18
Rating:
H.S.: Miami Northwestern (Miami, FL)
6-2.5/305Miami
Miami Hurricanes
DTOmar Hunter
Omar HunterName: Omar Hunter
Ht/Wt: 6-2/297
Position (Rk.): DT (#2)
Overall Rk.: #27
Rating:
H.S.: Buford (Buford, GA)
6-2/297Florida
Florida Gators
LBArthur Brown Jr.
Name: Arthur Brown Jr.
Ht/Wt: 6-1/225
Position (Rk.): SLB (#1)
Overall Rk.: #5
Rating:
H.S.: East (Wichita, KS)
6-1/225Miami
Miami Hurricanes
LBNigel Bradham
Nigel BradhamName: Nigel Bradham
Ht/Wt: 6-2/225
Position (Rk.): LB (#1)
Overall Rk.: #17
Rating:
H.S.: Wakulla (Crawfordville, FL)
6-2/225Florida State
Florida State Seminoles
LBEtienne Sabino
Etienne SabinoName: Etienne Sabino
Ht/Wt: 6-3/230
Position (Rk.): MLB (#39)
Overall Rk.: #39
Rating:
H.S.: Dr. Michael M. Krop (Miami, FL)
6-3/230Ohio State
Ohio State Buckeyes
SWill Hill
Name: Will Hill
Ht/Wt: 6-3/203
Position (Rk.): S (#1)
Overall Rk.: #6
Rating:
H.S.: St. Peters Prep (Jersey City, NJ)
6-3/203Florida
Florida Gators
SRahim Moore
Name: Rahim Moore
Ht/Wt: 6-2/190
Position (Rk.): S (#33)
Overall Rk.: #33
Rating:
H.S.: Susan Miller Dorsey (Los Angeles, CA)
6-2/190UCLA
UCLA Bruins
CBPatrick Johnson
Patrick JohnsonName: Patrick Johnson
Ht/Wt: 6-1/197
Position (Rk.): CB (#8)
Overall Rk.: #8
Rating:
H.S.: Blanche Ely (Pompano Beach, FL)
6-1/197LSU
Louisisana State Tigers
CBAaron Williams
Aaron WilliamsName: Aaron Williams
Ht/Wt: 6-0/174
Position (Rk.): S (#2)
Overall Rk.: #31
Rating:
H.S.: McNeil (Austin, TX)
6-0/174Texas
Texas Longhorns
 
KBlair Walsh
Blair WalshName: Blair Walsh
Ht/Wt: 5-10/175
Position (Rk.): K (#1)
Overall Rk.: #
Rating:
H.S.: Cardinal Gibbons (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
5-10/175Georgia
Georgia Bulldogs
PJeff Locke
Jeffrey LockeName: Jeff Locke
Ht/Wt: 6-1/185
Position (Rk.): K (#1)
Overall Rk.: #
Rating:
H.S.: Mountain Ridge (Glendale, AZ)
6-1/185UCLA
UCLA Bruins
 
Second Team All-Americans
PosPlayerHt/WtCommited
QBDayne Crist
Name: Dayne Crist
Ht/Wt: 6-4.5/225
Position (Rk.): QB (#3)
Overall Rk.: #45
Rating:
H.S.: Notre Dame (Sherman Oaks, CA)
6-4.5/225Notre Dame
Notre Dame Fighting Irish
RBRichard Samuel
Richard SamuelName: Richard Samuel
Ht/Wt: 6-1/205
Position (Rk.): S (#24)
Overall Rk.: #24
Rating:
H.S.: Cass (Cartersville, GA)
6-1/205Georgia
Georgia Bulldogs
RBJermie Calhoun
Name: Jermie Calhoun
Ht/Wt: 6-0/210
Position (Rk.): RB (#3)
Overall Rk.: #19
Rating:
H.S.: Van (Van, TX)
6-0/210Oklahoma
Oklahoma Sooners
WRDeVier Posey
DeVier PoseyName: DeVier Posey
Ht/Wt: 6-3/190
Position (Rk.): WR (#4)
Overall Rk.: #15
Rating:
H.S.: La Salle (Cincinnati, OH)
6-3/190Ohio State
Ohio State Buckeyes
WRMichael Floyd
Name: Michael Floyd
Ht/Wt: 6-3/200
Position (Rk.): WR (#16)
Overall Rk.: #16
Rating:
H.S.: Cretin Derham Hall (Saint Paul, MN)
6-3/200Notre Dame
Notre Dame Fighting Irish
WRJonathan Baldwin
Jonathan BaldwinName: Jonathan Baldwin
Ht/Wt: 6-6/225
Position (Rk.): TE (#20)
Overall Rk.: #20
Rating:
H.S.: Aliquippa (Aliquippa, PA)
6-6/225Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh Panthers
TEBlake Ayles
Name: Blake Ayles
Ht/Wt: 6-4/235
Position (Rk.): TE (#2)
Overall Rk.: #22
Rating:
H.S.: Lutheran - O.C. (Orange, CA)
6-4/235USC
USC Trojans
OTMatt Kalil
Name: Matt Kalil
Ht/Wt: 6-7/281
Position (Rk.): OT (#3)
Overall Rk.: #12
Rating:
H.S.: Servite (Anaheim, CA)
6-7/281USC
USC Trojans
OTMatt Patchan
Matt PatchanName: Matt Patchan
Ht/Wt: 6-7/265
Position (Rk.): OT (#4)
Overall Rk.: #14
Rating:
H.S.: Armwood (Seffner, FL)
6-7/265Florida
Florida Gators
OGStephen Good
Name: Stephen Good
Ht/Wt: 6-4/290
Position (Rk.): OG (#3)
Overall Rk.: #55
Rating:
H.S.: Paris (Paris, TX)
6-4/290Oklahoma
Oklahoma Sooners
OGVinston Painter
Vinston PainterName: Vinston Painter
Ht/Wt: 6-5/309
Position (Rk.): OG (#4)
Overall Rk.: #80
Rating:
H.S.: Maury (Norfolk, VA)
6-5/309Virginia Tech
Virginia Tech Hokies
CBraxston Cave
Name: Braxston Cave
Ht/Wt: 6-3/292
Position (Rk.): OG (#140)
Overall Rk.: #140
Rating:
H.S.: Penn (Mishawaka, IN)
6-3/292Notre Dame
Notre Dame Fighting Irish
 
DEShayne Hale
Shayne HaleName: Shayne Hale
Ht/Wt: 6-3.5/240
Position (Rk.): SLB (#3)
Overall Rk.: #38
Rating:
H.S.: Gateway (Monroeville, PA)
6-3.5/240Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh Panthers
DENicholas Perry
Nicholas PerryName: Nicholas Perry
Ht/Wt: 6-4/235
Position (Rk.): DE (#54)
Overall Rk.: #54
Rating:
H.S.: King (Detroit, MI)
6-4/235
DTMarcel Dareus
Name: Marcel Dareus
Ht/Wt: 6-4/275
Position (Rk.): DT (#5)
Overall Rk.: #69
Rating:
H.S.: Huffman-Magnet (Birmingham, AL)
6-4/275
DTGarrett Goebel
Garrett GoebelName: Garrett Goebel
Ht/Wt: 6-4/270
Position (Rk.): DT (#51)
Overall Rk.: #51
Rating:
H.S.: Montini Catholic (Lombard, IL)
6-4/270Ohio State
Ohio State Buckeyes
LBMark Barron
Mark BarronName: Mark Barron
Ht/Wt: 6-2/210
Position (Rk.): WR (#46)
Overall Rk.: #46
Rating:
H.S.: St. Pauls Episcopal (Mobile, AL)
6-2/210Alabama
Alabama Crimson Tide
LBDarius Fleming
Darius FlemingName: Darius Fleming
Ht/Wt: 6-2/230
Position (Rk.): SLB (#56)
Overall Rk.: #56
Rating:
H.S.: St. Rita (Chicago, IL)
6-2/230Notre Dame
Notre Dame Fighting Irish
LBLynn Katoa
Lynn Katoa (Scout.com)Name: Lynn Katoa
Ht/Wt: 6-2/220
Position (Rk.): DE (#3)
Overall Rk.: #40
Rating:
H.S.: Cottonwood (Salt Lake City, UT)
6-2/220Colorado
Colorado Buffaloes
SBrandon Smith
Name: Brandon Smith
Ht/Wt: 6-2/210
Position (Rk.): QB (#62)
Overall Rk.: #62
Rating:
H.S.: New Brunswick (New Brunswick, NJ)
6-2/210Michigan
Michigan Wolverines
SDarius Barksdale
Name: Darius Barksdale
Ht/Wt: 6-0/195
Position (Rk.): S (#52)
Overall Rk.: #52
Rating:
H.S.: South Panola (Batesville, MS)
6-0/195Mississippi
Ole Miss Rebels
CBBrandon Harris
Name: Brandon Harris
Ht/Wt: 5-10/175
Position (Rk.): CB (#43)
Overall Rk.: #43
Rating:
H.S.: Booker T. Washington (Miami, FL)
5-10/175
CBBoubacar Cissoko
Boubacar CissokoName: Boubacar Cissoko
Ht/Wt: 5-8/174
Position (Rk.): CB (#3)
Overall Rk.: #48
Rating:
H.S.: Cass Technical (Detroit, MI)
5-8/174Michigan
Michigan Wolverines
 
KCaleb Sturgis
Caleb SturgisName: Caleb Sturgis
Ht/Wt: 5-11/180
Position (Rk.): K (#2)
Overall Rk.: #
Rating:
H.S.: St. Augustine (Saint Augustine, FL)
5-11/180Florida
Florida Gators
PMatt Zubyk
Matt Zubyk (2006)Name: Matt Zubyk
Ht/Wt: 6-4/185
Position (Rk.): QB (#2)
Overall Rk.: #
Rating:
H.S.: Francis W. Parker (San Diego, CA)
6-4/185Stanford
Stanford Cardinal


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