2005 Preseason All-State Team

NC Prep Report Releases its 2005 Preseason All-State Team.

O.C. Wardlow
5'11" 180 lbs. W-S Mount Tabor

Completed 110-of-226 passes (49%) for 2,052 yards and 24 touchdowns on his way to All-Area honors. The Scout.com three-star recruit recently committed to Virginia.

Norman Whitley
5'8" 180 lbs. Richmond County

Named Conference Offensive Player-of-the-Year after rushing for 2,666 yards and 33 touchdowns on 290 carries. Also, caught 10 passes for 268 yards and three touchdowns.

Josh Adams
6'0" 170 lbs. Cary

The state's leading returning rusher (2,884 yards and 26 touchdowns). A Scout.com four-star recruit possessing plenty of college options.

Matt Tripp
6'0" 225 lbs. Ayden-Grifton

Named Area Player-of-the-Year after rushing for 1,200 yards and 18 touchdowns.

Josh Johnson
6'2" 180 lbs. Avery County

Caught 49 passes for 755 yards and 11 touchdowns on his way to All-Area recognition.

Deunta Williams
6'3" 195 lbs. Jacksonville White Oak

The Scout.com four-star recruit committed to North Carolina over the summer. Caught 16 passes for 400 yards and 11 touchdowns.

Ben Jordan
6'3" 240 lbs. Charlotte Latin

On his way to being named to the NCISAA All-State team he caught 37 passes for 726 yards and six touchdowns.

Carl Johnson
6'5" 345 lbs. Southern Durham

North Carolina's top recruit, this five-star prospect has committed to Florida. Was named to the AP All-State team.

Pierre Andrews
6'2" 275 lbs. Charlotte Independence

Has been named to the AP All-State team two straight years.

Hutch Eckerson Hutch Eckerson
6'6" 250 lbs. Lumberton

A Scout.com three-star recruit and All-County player.

Travis Melvin
6'6" 250 lbs. Fayetteville Cape Fear

A sleeper with a few scholarship offers and plenty of interest.

Sean Allen
6'4" 290 lbs. Wilson Hunt

Named to the All-Area Team.

Aleric Mullins
6'2" 290 lbs. East Wake

This Scout.com four-star recruit stockpiled 48 tackles including nine sacks.

Greg Elleby
6'4" 280 lbs. South Columbus

Totaled 65 tackles including 16 for a loss. Pledged to North Carolina in the spring.

Ricardo Crawford
6'1" 295 lbs. West Columbus

Accumulated 71 tackles (12 for loss), 2 sacks, 1 forced fumble, and 1 fumble recovery. Verbally committed to Georgia.

Terry Adams
5'11" 215 lbs. Elkin

This four-year starter totaled 149 tackles including 23 sacks! Also forced three fumbles and recorded two defensive touchdowns.

Brandon Spikes
6'4" 225 lbs. Shelby Crest

Posted 98 tackles, three sacks, seven interceptions, and five forced fumbles. A Scout.com four-star recruit.


Matthew Woodlief
5'10" 235 lbs. Catawba Bandys

This Wake Forest commit collected 151 tackles including 10 sacks. Also forced two fumbles.

Josh Baker
5'11" 185 lbs. Asheville Roberson

A converted defensive lineman who earned All-State honors after recording 117 tackles including 19 for a loss and 11 sacks.

Rico Bell
5'11" 175 lbs. Charlotte Vance

A Scout.com three-star recruit. Amassed 85 tackles plus two interceptions.

Raeshon McNeil
6'0" 175 lbs. Davie County

Picked off 5 passes and made 60 tackles. This Scout.com three-star prospect recently committed to Notre Dame.

Deunta Williams
6'3" 195 lbs. Jacksonville White Oak

Collected seven interceptions. Committed to North Carolina in July adding a four-star recruit to their 2006 class.

Alex Frye
6'3" 180 lbs. Fayetteville Britt

Picked off five passes and broke up eight others. Also totaled 65 tackles.

Second Team
QB Ben Williams Charlotte Olympic
TB Johnny WhiteAsheville
TBLaMarcus BondHertford County
FB Ryan HoustonMatthews Butler
WROwen SpencerNorth Brunswick
WR Marshall WilliamsDurham Riverside
TE Grayson DownsMount Pleasant
OL McKinsey KornegayCharlotte Country Day
OL Corei PlummerSouthern Vance
OL Chad ThackerWestern Alamance
OLScott GunnBurlington Williams
OL Jonathan FelixFayetteville Britt
DL Tyler BullardCharlotte Catholic
DL Gavin SmithRaleigh Wakefield
DL Tavares BrownRichmond County
DL Morgan RandallGreenville Rose
LBNate IrvingWallace-Rose Hill
LB Logan BuchananDavie County
LBDevven SuttonElizabeth City Northeastern
CB Kendric BurneySouthwest Onslow
CB Devin RadfordFayetteville Smith
S Alex CrispBurlington Williams
SBruce CarterHavelock

Third Team
QB Crezdon ButlerAsheville
TB Carter SharpeFayetteville Smith
TB Tommy HenryMaiden
FB Darius BeatySouth Rowan
WRJavon BrumseyElizabeth City Northeastern
WR Jacob SykesGoldsboro
TE Dennis GodfreyLee Country
OL Terrence CrosbyKernersville Glenn
OL Thurman McDonaldFayetteville Smith
OL Joe HuffNorthampton-West
OLJamie O'BriantDurham Jordan
OL Mario AcitelliCharlotte Catholic
DL Anthony BryantNorth Brunswick
DL Darryl RatteyNorth Brunswick
DL Robert FlowerWest Iredell
DL Leon HudsonFayetteville Britt
LBBen KeatingCharlotte Country Day
LB Juan CordersDurham Hillside
LBMatt TrippAyden-Grifton
CB Tavius BigelowBurlington Williams
CB Curtis BristolMorganton Freedom
S Dreyan WillisGreene Central
SWes SteimanWilmington Hoggard

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