The Nevada Sports Network All State team is made up of ALL of Nevada's top football players regardless of classification. With some great prospects in the 3 A ranking making the team this year, once again other classifications had talent that rivals the much larger 4 A schools. Southern Nevada 4 A Athletes made the biggest impact, as Northern Nevada looks to have a very strong Junior Class headed into next year.
QB - Devonte Christopher - Canyon Springs - He is being chased by Stanford, Nebraska, Utah, UNLV and Colorado just to name a few. As stated earlier, his play at QB was plain awesome. He cut down on his mistakes and took advantage of having three of the best WR in the State to throw to in the spread offense. His play reminds you of Vince Young as he can get out of the pocket and make plays running the football as well as putting it down field. Expect him to land at Stanford next year.
RB - Keola Antolin - Gorman - The future Arizona Wildcat committed early and did not disapoint leading the Gaels to a State Title. He did it all - returning kicks, rushing the ball and catching it out of the backfield. His long TD in the State title game was a thing of beauty.
Telvin McMillan - Silverado - Came out of no where to lead the Skyhawks to the SE title. A big back with speed that reminds us of Oregon State's Torie Coleman, he is being recruited by a host of West Coast schools. He ran for 100 yards 8 times this season.
WR - Juron Criner - Canyon Springs - With Raveon Samuels not with the Pioneers he made magic happen with 25 touchdowns and over 1600 yards. He has great speed with solid hands which will be an asset to the Arizona Wildcats next season.
WR - Tyler Olivero - Reed - The Raiders did not miss a beat after losing the top QB in Northern Nevada last year, as Olivero was solid with 1100 yards and 12 touchdowns.
TE - Kelton Hall - Demonte Ranch - Solid year for Hall. Great blocker with the hands to catch the ball as well. Solid season as the North's top TE
OL - Otto Hansell - Del Sol - The Dragons had a trio of solid lineman this year with the best in Hansell. The big front 3 did not miss a beat after grinding teams creating holes last year for RB Tim Johnson. With out an explosive RB, the Dragons made the Sunrise Title game after upsetting Canyon Springs.
OL - Alex Blair - Foothill - His 6'5 frame has West Coast Colleges taking another look at his upside. With a State Leading RB gone, Blair was the lone force in making Foothill a decent team this year.
OL - Karington Armstrong - McQueen - He stepped in after the loss of Brian Powers and helped lead the rushing attack for the Lancers this year. As only a Junior, his blue collar effort in the trenches will go a long way with College Coaches this Summer.
OL - George Morales - Mojave - One of the key players on the OL for the Rattlers in their suprise run in the Sunset this year. He has committed to Michigan mainly due to his long snapping skills. At 6'2 he has the skills to bulk up and be an every down Center.
OL - Jerimiah Toefaono - 6'2 286 Cheyenne
K- Anthony Martinez - McQueen - Good leg with range.
DL - Lawrence Guy - Western - The brick of DL talent in Nevada, he had a great Senior year with an amazing 120 tackles and 16 sacks on the line for the Warriors. This was after he got done making holes for Reggie Bullock as the leading Guard on the offensive line. His play drew double and triple teams from opponents which allowed his Western team mates to get to the ball. Great mean streak for the QB and pursues the ball with abandon. He has made a commitment with Arizona State. Played in the Army All Star Game.
DL - Mike Lagrone - McQueen - Following in the line of a great athletic family of McQueen athletes, Lagrone really blossomed this year. He was named Northern Nevada Defensive Player of The Year.
DL - Justin Chaisson - Gorman - Only a Junior, he will be among the top recruits in Nevada next year. He had 23 sacks with 80 tackles. Super strong athlete that was complemented by the play of DJ Ingram along side of him this season.
DL - Charles Smith - DP - 6'5 280 pound attack rusher for the Jags this season. Great against the run, he has committed to playing for the Idaho Vandals next year.
LB - Quentin McCloud - Chaparral - He was an outstanding 2 way player for the Cowboys this year. Carrying their defense he stacked up an impressive 220 tackles this year. Great speed that will translate well at the next level.
LB - Colin Shumate - Las Vegas - A 6'2 solid fundamental player who racked up 120 tackles this season. He is being recruited by Boise State, Nebraska, California, Stanford and Colorado State.
LB - Deangelo Butler - Cheyenne - He was the 2nd leading sack master in the State this past year. Can play up or down at 6'2 220 with great speed off the corner. He is being recruited by Arizona State, UNLV and Utah State.
LB - Jake Hess - Galena - 6'0 225 solid run stuffer was the leading tackler for the Grizz this season. He is being recruited by Boise State.
DB - Josh Jordan - Gorman - Super quick with a great break on the ball. Ran a ball back for a TD in the State title game. He has committed to playing for Arizona State next season.
DB - Torin Harris - Palo Verde - A great season for the new entry for the Panthers. Was in on tackles all of the time this year. Only a Junior, he has tremendous potential to be the top DB in Nevada going into next season.
S - Corbin Brown - Spring Valley - He followed up an All State JR Season with another solid season. An active player that is much like Seattle Seahawk Brian Russell. He had a unusual recruiting screw up by Hawaii that will be a benefit to the school that lands him next. Played in the All American Football Game in Orlando and has been offered by Air Force and is still being pursued by Washington State, Oregon State and could land back at Hawaii with a new Head Coach.
S - Conner Maloney - Faith Lutheran - Another solid 2 way player who led the Crusader defense this year. He is being actively recruited by Notre Dame, Washington, Washington State, Army and Nevada
P - Jeff Nady - Douglas
Players to watch not on the 1st team
Brandon Lowrence - Douglas LB, Trent Debraga - Fallon DB, Tyler York - McQueen - DB, Corey Whitaker - WR from Reed, Frank Satterfield - GV- RB, Glenn Wallace - QB - Reno, Jeff Nady - Douglas - OL, Levi Stafford - Galena - OL, Mike Colyer - Douglas - C, Popp Kilioni - Hug, Mike Kahan - Reno, Jacob Anderson - QB -Galena, Phillip Payne - WR -Western (UNLV Committ), Preston Davis - Shadow Ridge - WR (IDAHO Committ), Styker Ngongeseke - McQueen - RB, Mike Ball - DP -RB (Nevada Committ), Raevon Samuel - WR - Canyon Springs, Ryan Kuehl - FB -Durango, Taylor Knowles - WR - Coronado, Chris Jones - CB - Shadow Ridge, DJ Ingram - DL -Gorman, Cody Aughney - TE - GV, Tim Lawson - TE - Del Sol, George Afuhammango - OL - McQueen, Jerimiah Toefaono - OL - Cheyenne, Josh Williams - DB - DP, Kolton Villa - Silverado - LB, Joe White - TE - Sierra Vista, Pono Huihui - OL - Del Sol, DeShawn Stewart - WR - Canyon Springs, Chris Castellanos - North Valley - RB, Zach Parker -QB -Reed, Justin Armstrong - LB - Mojave, Nolan Kohorst - K - GV, Allen McKinley - LB - Reno, Jires Totah - OL - Rancho, Gabryn Toney - DB - Shadow Ridge.
Coach of the Year - Bob Altshuler - Gorman
Most Improved Team - Reno High