East-West All-Stars Football bios with Derek Grant(High Point Central), Aaron Leach(HPC) and Thuc Phan(Page) plus Dillon Maples(baseball star is Kicker for the East)

Posted by Andy Durham on July 15, 2011 at 9:17 pm under High School | Comments are off for this article

Derek Grant
Derek…High Point Central High…6-3, 205…wide receiver…coached by Wayne Jones…as senior, named NCPreps All-State, All-Conference, All-Area, team MVP, Minority Achiever Athlete of the Year…as junior, named All-Conference, All-Area, team MVP…as sophomore, named All-Conference…also competed in basketball, where he was named All-Conference, All-Area, and team MVP, and track and field, where he was named All-Conference…signed an athletic grant-in-aid with Shaw University where he will major in sports management…his dad James Grant is he role model…his favorite college athlete is Denard Robinson…favorite pro athlete is Lebron James…says “I feel special for being chosen to play in this game. It’s an excellent opportunity to showcase my skills on the field. I expect to meet great friends and teammates that I will get to keep in touch with.”

Aaron Leach
Aaron…High Point Central High…6-1, 180…linebacker…coached by Wayne Jones…as senior, named All-Conference…125 tackles, 3 interceptions – 2 returned for TDs, 5 sacks…6 offensive TDs…also named All-Conference in track and field…signed an athletic grant-in-aid with North Carolina Central University where he will major in physical education…wants to pursue a career in coaching…his father is his role model…his favorite pro athlete is Clay Matthews…says “I am really looking forward to playing in this game. I am expecting to learn and to make a lot of new friends.”

Thuc Phan
Thuc…Page High…5-6, 160…running back…coached by Kevin Gillespie…as senior…rushed for 600 yards and 7 TDs….5 receptions for 70 yards…19 punt returns for 231 yards, 7 kickoff returns for 157 yards…as junior, rushed for 885 yards…7 punt returns for 106 yards, 11 kickoff returns for 208 yards…as sophomore, rushed for 103 yards…9 receptions for 11 yards…22 punt returns for 272 yards…21 kickoff returns for 595 yards…member of National Honor Society…secretary of Student Body…delegate of Human Relations…signed an athletic grant-in-aid with Deerfield Preparatory Academy where he will major in sports medicine…wants to pursue a career as a sports doctor / physician…his favorite college athlete is Reggie Bush…favorite pro athlete is Donny Woodhead…says “I feel honored and excited to participate in this all-star game. I’m expecting to gain experience from the coaches and players that I will be part of the team with.”

Dillon Maples
Dillon…Pinecrest High…6-3, 205…kicker…coached by Chris Metzger…as senior, named NCPreps All-State (2nd team), All-Conference…as junior, named All-Conference…as sophomore, named All-Conference…also played baseball where he was named Gatorade Player of the Year and was twice named All-State…signed an athletic grant-in-aid with UNC Chapel Hill…his parents are his role models…his favorite pro athlete is Lebron James…says he expects “to meet people and have fun.”


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