USA TODAY High School Sports Unveils 2013 Preseason American Family Insurance All-USA Football Team Defensive Lineman Andrew Brown (Oscar Smith; Chesapeake, Va.), Defensive Back Marlon Humphrey (Hoover; Ala.) and Defensive Back Jabrill Peppers (Paramus Catholic; Paramus, N.J.) are ALL-USA first team returnees

University of Michigan claims five ALL-USA recruits; State of Florida leads with four player selections

MCLEAN, Va., Aug. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- USA TODAY High School Sports—the nation's go-to resource for high school sports news and stats—today unveiled the 2013 preseason American Family Insurance ALL-USA high school football team, recognizing the best offensive and defensive high school football players in the U.S. to keep an eye on for the upcoming season.

Three defensive players—Andrew Brown, a 6-4, University of Virginia-bound senior defensive lineman from Oscar Smith (Chesapeake, Va.) with 82 tackles and four forced fumbles; Marlon Humphrey, a 6-1, undecided senior defensive back from Hoover (Ala.) with four interceptions, 15 pass breakups and two blocked punts; and Jabrill Peppers of Paramus Catholic (Paramus, N.J.), a 6-1, University of Michigan-bound defensive back with 76 tackles and 4 interceptions—are the returning players from last year's end-of-season American Family Insurance ALL-USA First Team. 

Peppers, who represents Paramus Catholic, USA TODAY High School Sports' No. 4 team in its 2013 Super 25 Preseason National Ranking, is one of five University of Michigan recruits on this year's preseason team.  He is joined by junior George Campbell (East Lake; Tarpon Springs, Fla.), a 6-3 wide receiver who had 30 catches for 766 yards and five touchdowns; offensive lineman Mason Cole (East Lake; Tarpon Springs, Fla.), a 6-7 senior and four-year starter; wide receiver Drake Harris (Grand Rapids Christian; Grand Rapids, Mich.), a 6-4 senior who caught 91 passes, had 21 touchdowns and set a state record of 2,016 yards; and linebacker Michael Ferns of St. Clairsville (Ohio), a 6-3 senior who had 144 tackles and four sacks last season. 

Campbell is one of only two juniors named to the preseason squad.  Leading St. John Bosco (Bellflower, Calif.)—No. 13 in the Super 25 preseason rankings—is junior quarterback Josh Rosen, who completed 135 of 248 passes for 2,808 yards and 22 touchdowns during his sophomore year. 

In all, players from 14 states are represented on this year's preseason team, with the highest representation coming from Florida with four players selected.  Arizona, Georgia Louisiana, Texas and Virginia each placed two players.

The full 2013 preseason American Family Insurance ALL-USA high school football team appears in today's print edition of USA TODAY and is also available online at http://www.usatodayhss.com.  The American Family Insurance ALL-USA Team and its year-end player and coach awards have been given out annually since 1982 and are considered the highest such honors in high school football.

Following is the complete listing of this year's preseason American Family Insurance ALL-USA High School Football Team, as determined by USA TODAY High School Sports. For more information on the American Family Insurance ALL-USA Team, visit http://www.usatodayhss.com.

USA TODAY High School Sports
 Preseason American Family Insurance ALL-USA High School Football Team

All-USA Offense










Player


School


Position


Ht/Wt

Year

College Selection

Kyle Allen


Desert Mountain (Scottsdale, Ariz.)


QB


6-2, 185

Senior

Texas A&M

Mark Andrews


Desert Mountain (Scottsdale, Ariz.)


TE


6-6, 230

Senior

Oklahoma

George Campbell


East Lake (Tarpon Springs, Fla.)


WR


6-3, 184

Junior

Michigan

Nick Chubb


Cedartown, Ga.


RB


5-11, 217

Senior

Georgia

Mason Cole


East Lake (Tarpon Springs, Fla.)


OL


6-7, 275

Senior

Michigan

Leonard Fournette


St. Augustine (New Orleans)


RB


6-1, 226

Senior

Undecided

Royce Freeman


Imperial, Calif.


RB


5-11, 215

Senior

Oregon

Drake Harris


Grand Rapids Christian (Mich.)


WR


6-4, 180

Senior

Michigan

Kc McDermott


Palm Beach Central (Wellington, Fla.)


OL


6-6, 285

Senior

Miami

Cameron Robinson


West Monroe, La.


OL


6-5, 330

Senior

Undecided

Josh Rosen


St. John Bosco (Bellflower, Calif.)


QB


6-3, 200

Junior

Undecided

Rod Taylor


Callaway (Jackson, Miss.)


OL


6-3, 305

Senior

Mississippi










All-USA Defense










Player


School


Position


Ht/Wt

Year

College Selection

Dillon Bates


Ponte Vedra, Fla.


LB


6-3, 220

Senior

Tennessee

Quin Blanding


Bayside (Virginia Beach)


DB


6-2, 200

Senior

Virginia

Dante Booker


St. Vincent-St. Mary (Akron, Ohio)


LB


6-3, 212

Senior

Ohio State

Andrew Brown


Oscar Smith (Chesapeake, Va.)


DL


6-4, 282

Senior

Virginia

Tony Brown


Ozen (Beaumont, Texas)


DB


6-0, 188

Senior

Undecided

Michael Ferns


St. Clairsville, Ohio


LB


6-3, 238

Senior

Michigan

Clifton Garrett


Plainfield South (Plainfield, Ill.)


LB


6-2, 228

Senior

Undecided

Da'Shawn Hand


Woodbridge, Va.


DL


6-4, 254

Senior

Undecided

Marlon Humphrey


Hoover, Ala.


DB


6-1, 175

Senior

Undecided

Raekwon McMillan


Liberty County (Hinesville, Ga.)


LB


6-2, 242

Senior

Undecided

Jabrill Peppers


Paramus (N.J.) Catholic


DB


6-1, 205

Senior

Michigan

Solomon Thomas


Coppell, Texas


DL


6-3, 256

Senior

Undecided

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