Dutchtown's Landon Collins lands on SI's All-American team
DUTCHTOWN, LA (FOX44) -- Sports Illustrated writers and editors have come together to select their High School Football All-America teams. 21 different states are represented on the 1st and 2nd team, as well 50 different high school programs. Leading the way with the most recipients were Texas (6) and Ohio (5). Below is a list of the entire first team, as well as a link to all the selections.
QB Maty Mauk, Sr., Kenton (Ohio)
Missouri commit set the national prep record for career passing yards (18,520) and TDs (213).
RB Johnathan Gray, Sr., Aledo (Texas)
Prolific runner compiled 10,908 career rushing yards and 205 TDs, the latter a national record.
RB Trey Williams, Sr., Dekaney (Texas)
The lightning-quick tailback amassed 3,890 yards and 48 touchdowns en route to a state title.
WR Dorial Green-Beckham, Sr., Hillcrest (Mo.)
The nation’s top recruit finished his career with 6,447 receiving yards, a new national record.
WR Quinshad Davis, Sr., Gaffney (S.C.)
The senior collected 2,009 receiving yards and 25 TDs while maintaining a 4.1 GPA.
TE Griffin Gilbert, Sr., Lake Travis (Texas)
TCU commit made 17 TD catches to lead Cavaliers to an unprecedented fifth straight state title.
OL D.J. Humphries, Sr. Mallard Creek (N.C.)
Florida-bound lineman paved way for an offense that tallied more than 5,000 yards in ’11.
OL John Theus, Sr., Bolles (Fla.)
The 6-6, 295-pounder provided time for a Bolles School offense that averaged 38.4 points.
OL Jay Guillermo, Sr., Maryville (Tenn.)
Future Clemson center bolstered a line that captured back-to-back Tenn. Class 6A crowns.
OL Kyle Kalis, Sr., St. Edward (Ohio)
The son of former Vikings’ tackle Todd Kalis helped St. Edward to a 23-4 mark since ’10.
OL Zach Banner, Sr., Lakes (Wash.)
Lakers’ offensive tackle opened holes for a unit that averaged 220.8 rushing yards per game.
DE Noah Spence, Sr., Bishop McDevitt (Pa.)
Five-star pass-rusher notched 108 tackles, 12.5 sacks and three blocked punts and a safety.
DT Eddie Goldman, Sr., Friendship Collegiate (D.C.)
The 6-4, 307-pounder recorded 38 tackles, 15 sacks and five forced fumbles in senior effort.
DT Aziz Shittu, Sr., Buhach Colony (Calif.)
The senior stalwart recorded 89 tackles and six sacks in leading the Thunder to a 12-1 record.
DE Darius Hamilton, Sr., Don Bosco Prep (N.J.)
The dominant force on the nation’s best defense had 72 tackles, 21 sacks and one INT.
LB Reggie Ragland, Sr., Bob Jones (Ala.)
‘Bama-bound linebacker accumulated 97 tackles -- 22 for loss -- and six sacks in 2011.
LB Dillon Lee, Sr., Buford (Ga.)
Hard-hitting prospect anchored a Wolves unit that allowed a meager 7.3 points per game.
LB Eric Striker, Sr., Armwood (Fla.)
The Oklahoma-bound linebacker spearheaded a Hawks’ D that registered six shutouts.
CB Tracy Howard, Sr., Miramar (Fla.)
The lockdown corner corralled six interceptions en route to a Class 8A state title game berth.
S Landon Colllins, Sr., Dutchtown (La.)
Blue-chip prospect hauled in four interceptions and two pick-sixes for 10-1 Dutchtown.
S Josh Harvey-Clemons, Sr., Lowndes (Ga.)
The five-star athlete blanketed the field, tallying 105 tackles and three interceptions.
CB Ronald Darby, Sr., Potomac (Md.).
Darby powered a Wolverines’ secondary that posted four shutouts and allowed 82 points.
K Adam Griffith, Sr., Calhoun (Ga.)
The Crimson Tide commit kicked the game-winning OT field goal in Georgia Class 2A final.
P Devon Bell, Sr. Warren Central (Miss.)
Bell punted 46 times for 1,922 yards as a senior, 14 of them downed inside the 20.
R Davonte Neal, Sr., Chaparral (Ariz.)
The 5-10 sparkplug returned three kickoffs and two punts for TDs in sensational season.
AP Stefon Diggs, Sr., Good Counsel (Md.)
The dynamic playmaker totaled 1,443 all-purpose yards, 13 TDs, 32 tackles and 4 INTs.