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Posted On: 02/25/21 10:57 AM

The NCHSAA season is nearly upon us (finally!) The last thing to do before we kick off our in season coverage is to release our preseason all-state teams.

A few notes: While we do take into account college potential, these teams are based on our projections for this season. We expect the players on this list to have big years, due to both past production and future potential. We also included more than 11 players on each side of the ball to account for multiple schemes and alignments (For example, our “hybrid” on defense is for players that are somewhere between a linebacker and a defensive back)

So, without any further fanfare, here are our 3A/3AA first and second All-State teams.

FIRST TEAM OFFENSE:

QB (Pro Style): Will Lenard Will Lenard 6'1" | QB Northern Guilford | 2021 State NC , Northern Guilford

QB (Dual Threat): Skyler Locklear, Cleveland

RB: Omarion Hampton Omarion Hampton 6'0" | RB Cleveland | 2022 State NC , Cleveland

WR: Jasaiah Gathings Jasaiah Gathings 6'1" | WR Statesville | 2021 State NC , Statesville

WR: Rodney McDay Jr., TC Roberson

WR: Shaleak Knotts Shaleak Knotts 6'2" | WR Monroe | 2022 State NC , Monroe

TE: Aaron Hall Aaron Hall 6'4" | DL Southern Durham | 2021 State NC , Southern Durham

OL: Colby Smith Colby Smith 6'7" | OL Rockingham | 2021 State NC , Rockingham

OL: Alex McLaughlin Alex McLaughlin 5'11" | LS Weddington | 2021 State NC , Weddington

OL: Bryson Boyette, New Hanover

OL: Nathan Linkous Nathan Linkous 6'5" | OL Stuart W. Cramer | 2021 State NC , Stuart Cramer

OL: Andrew McCormick Andrew McCormick 6'2" | OL Union Pines | 2021 State NC , Union Pines

ATH: Kamarro Edmonds Kamarro Edmonds 5'11" | ATH Havelock | 2021 State NC , Havelock

K: Aiden Bonde Aiden Bonde 5'6" | K Southeast Guilford | 2023 State NC , Southeast Guilford

 

SECOND TEAM OFFENSE:

QB (Pro Style): Sully McDermott Sully McDermott 6'4" | QB Marvin Ridge | 2021 State NC , Marvin Ridge

QB (Dual Threat): Kamell Smith, Eastern Guilford

RB: Jerry Garcia Jerry Garcia 5'10" | RB Gray's Creek | 2021 State NC , Gray’s Creek

WR: Tyric McKendall Tyric McKendall 6'1" | WR Lee County | 2022 State NC , Lee County

WR: Darius Kane Darius Kane 6'2" | WR Eastern Alamance | 2022 State NC , Eastern Alamance

WR: Mehki Wall Mehki Wall 5'10" | WR Dudley | 2022 State NC , Dudley

TE: Hunter Robinson, Aycock

OL: Austin Pronk Austin Pronk 6'5" | OL Weddington | 2021 State NC , Weddington

OL: Christian Deaver, Sanford

OL: Tama McDonough Tama McDonough 6'5" | OL Asheville | 2021 State NC , Asheville

OL: Kadin Lynch, Asheville

OL: Blake Davis, Kings Mountain

ATH: Michael Allen Michael Allen 5'9" | ATH JH Rose | 2022 State NC , J.H. Rose

K: Liam Boyd, Asheville

 

FIRST TEAM DEFENSE

Edge- Donovan Spellman Donovan Spellman 6'4" | DL Clayton | 2022 State NC , Clayton

DL: Ryheem Craig Ryheem Craig 6'3" | DL Alexander Central | 2021 State NC , Alexander Central

DL: Eli Hall Eli Hall 6'4" | DL Crest | 2022 State NC , Crest

Edge: Rico Walker Rico Walker 6'4" | DL Hickory | 2023 State NC , Hickory

LB: Milan Summers Milan Summers 5'10" | LB Dudley | 2021 State NC , Dudley

LB: Delmaz Jennings, Lee County

Hybrid: Torren Wright Torren Wright 6'3" | LB A.L. Brown | 2022 State NC , A.L. Brown

DB: Bryson Parker Bryson Parker 5'10" | DB Weddington | 2021 State NC , Weddington

DB: Shawn Chappell Shawn Chappell 6'2" | DB Southern Durham | 2021 State NC , Southern Durham

DB: Cameron Williams Cameron Williams 5'9" | DB Southeast Guilford | 2023 State NC , Southeast Guilford

DB: Amaah Achina Amaah Achina 6'1" | DB Northern Guilford | 2021 State NC , Northern Guilford

P: Caden Noonkester, Marvin Ridge

 

SECOND TEAM DEFENSE

Edge: Joe Zovistoski Joe Zovistoski 6'1" | DL Weddington | 2021 State NC , Weddington

DL: Zeek Biggers Zeek Biggers 6'5" | OL West Rowan | 2021 State NC , West Rowan

DL: Preston Carr, Person

Edge: Quinton Hill Quinton Hill 6'6" | DL Havelock | 2021 State NC , Havelock

LB: Austin Burns Austin Burns 6'2" | LB Parkwood | 2021 State NC , Parkwood

LB: Joey Teixeira, Eastern Alamance

Hybrid: Marcus Gatling Marcus Gatling 5'11" | LB Havelock | 2021 State NC , Havelock

DB: Jalen Newman Jalen Newman 5'11" | DB Weddington | 2021 State NC , Weddington

DB: Kerry Parker, Rocky Mount

DB: Evan Powell Evan Powell 5'10" | DB Eastern Alamance | 2021 State NC , Eastern Alamance

DB: Darius Channer, Southern Nash

P: Stephen Glenn, Lee County

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