All-State 1st Team Offense

Folks this one was tough to pick and there are the obvious selections you'd expect but there are a couple that will send some shockwaves. Inside check out the very best according to this season as we unveil our All-State 1st Team Offense inside. Stay tuned for our 1st Team Defense selections and 2nd Team offense and defense selection tomorrow.

Nobody else comes close to attending more games, more practices, and evaluating more film than It's been a fantastic season of football once again here in the Palmetto State so we're proud to announce our All-State First Team Offense below. Check out our selections and be sure to check back tomorrow for our All-State First Team Defense and Second Team selections as well. All-State
1st Team Offense

QB EGolson Everett Golson SO. Myrtle Beach HS

Bring on the criticism but folks this youngster is a 5-star QB. Led his team to the AAA state championship and is rewriting the record books. Already holding a number of high major offers Golson is looking like the crown jewel in the 2011 class along with WR Charon Peake. If he grows another couple of inches over the next 2 seasons the sky is the limit.

RB MLattimore Marcus Lattimore JR. Byrnes HS

Without a doubt the most dominant offensive player in the Palmetto State this season. Lattimore helped carry the Rebels to their 6th state title in 7 years with over 2300 yards rushing and 30 touchdowns. Continues to get better, stronger, and faster each season. The early pick for the #1 overall prospect in the nation for which was stated here at almost 2 years ago. A beast on the field in every sense of the word and one of the most humble athletes you'll ever meet. Recently awarded his 5-star status by finally.

RB RMcDowell Roderick McDowell SR. Sumter HS

McDowell is the epitome of a homerun hitter coming out of the backfield. Able to find the seam and holes in a defense and exploit them to the fullest the speedster should be a good one at Clemson. Really showcased his overall talents this season in leading Sumter to the state championship game before falling to Byrnes. Roderick is a great back and a great citizen off the field as well.

WR AJeffrey Alshon Jeffrey SR. Calhoun Co. HS

Jeffrey is one of the best wide receivers to come out of South Carolina in the past 5 or 6 years (see A.J. Green). Great size at 6'4 200 pounds but the way he uses his frame to shield opponents is amazing at this point in his career. Really knows how to utliize his advantages and can grab just about anything that's within reach. Uses his leaping ability to win almost every jumpball situation and is deceivingly fast. Has star written all over him. Currently committed to Southern California.

WR JValentine Jamere Valentine SR. Myrtle Beach HS

Highly undervalued prospect at wide receiver. The knock has been his top end speed but he continually got open this season helping the Seahawks win the AAA state title. Valentine had over 1500 yards receiving and 19 touchdowns. Also keep in mind that he often was relaxing on the bench early in the 3rd quarter for much of the season. Has some offers on the table and someone is going to really enjoy having this young man on their team for 4 years due to his playmaking ability.

TE JCunningham Justice Cunningham SR. Central HS

Cunningham is another youngster who is going to be a pleasant surprise on the next level. The question remains will he be a TE or DT in college. Justice helped power Central to the AA state title game before losing to Dillon this season. One of the most underrated prospects in the state this season. Blocking ability is at a high level and has surprisingly solid hands too. Versatility and physical playing style are some of the key elements of his game.

OL JJay J.K. Jay SR. Christ Church Episiscopal

Rarely have we been in awe when seeing a prospect physically for the first time but Jay is one of the few. He's an imposing figure who has the skill set to match as one of the top linemen in the country this year. Jay is as technically sound a lineman as you'll find, has excellent feet, and a mean streak to match. Dominated throughout his career and all indications point to him very possibly doing the same on the college level and beyond.

OL BThomas Brandon Thomas SR. Dorman HS

Like Jay, Thomas was one of the most dominant players we've seen this past season. Thomas however didn't line up that much on the offensive line but as a H-back coming out of the backfield which led to Dorman's nearly unstoppable rushing attack. He'll move to his natural position on the next level and it appears he will continue to pancake his way to a great college career at Clemson. One of the best athletes you'll find in the country regardless of size but especially at his size/position. When's the last time a guy 6'4 280 pounds ran consistent 4.6's in the 40 and wasn't in the NFL?

OL DGood Denzelle Good SR Gaffney HS

Good was one of the guys we really liked last season who absolutely exploded early during his senior campaign. Schools came calling but the NC State Wolfpack locked up a fantastic prospect in the Gaffney standout. From a domination standpoint Good may be ahead of everyone else on this offensive line. Has a big motor and the mean streak college coaches love in a lineman. Don't be surprised if he isn't starting in Raleigh by his sophomore year or earlier.

OL QWashington Quinton Washington SR Timberland HS

We were taken aback the first time we saw Washington in action during Timberland's state championship appearance 2 years ago because we were certain that he was a senior, after he told us he just a sophomore we knew he'd be one of the very best prospects in 2009. 2 years later Washington has proved us right and he's still trying to decipher what major college program suits him best. Schools like Alabama, Michigan, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Tennessee remain in the hunt.

OL KGeathers Kwame Geathers SR Carver's Bay HS

Kwame utilizes his size and skills to be one of the most imposing linemen in the state. We'd like to see more consistency and energy out of him but that will come once he gets into a college program. We see a lot more upside for this young prospect and a number of colleges remain in the picture for his commitment.

K CCatanzaro Chandler Catanzaro SR Christ Church

Steady and consistent kicker who made 11 of 13 field goal attempts and 29 of 32 XPs. Doesn't have the strongest leg out there but we'll take a high percentage kicker over one that's sporadic any day of the week.

ATH SGilmore Stephon Gilmore South Pointe HS

Without question the state's top athlete on the gridiron. What can't Gilmore do exceptionally well? Guided his team to the AAAA Division II state title and to be quite honest Gilmore and company made most of their games look easy. Projects as a cornerback on the next level but we'd love to see him get a long look on the offensive side of the ball as well considering his ball skills. If you haven't seen his long touchdown run in the state championship game do so, it's instant classic iconic material. We'd love to plug him in at quarterback, running back, or wide receiver and watch opposing coaches pull their hair out trying to contain him so we're putting him here as an athlete.

ATH JNeely Jarrett Neely Northwestern HS

Yep we're taking 2 athletes and this young man is probably the most underrated prospect in the state right now. Neely has the speed and shiftiness you like in a running back but also has some of the best hands in the state as well whether he's coming out of the backfield or as a slot receiver. We labeled him "Mr. Versatility" and he didn't disappoint helping to lead Northwestern to a tremendous battle with neighbors South Pointe in the AAAA Division II state championship game. Had over 890 yards receiving and 840 yards rushing this season to go along with 18 touchdowns. Factor in that 3 teammates at wide receiver are getting significant college interest and put up strong numbers too and you see why we're so high on him as a utility player. Somebody will have an absolute steal if they were to land Neely on their team.

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