East-West All-Stars Football Bios with Able(Smith HS), Bachelor(Southern Guilford), Neal(Page) and Rogers(HP Andrews)

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2013 Football

East Team

Dayquan Barnes
Dayquan…Hunt High…6-2, 230…tight end…coached by Stevie Hinnant…as senior, named All-Conference, team Outstanding Offensive Lineman of the Year…scored 3 TDs…plans to attend Merced Community College…wants to pursue a career in sports medicine…his favorite college athlete is Todd Gurley…his favorite pro athlete is Trent Richardson…says “I feel good about playing in this game. I was really happy about getting selected to play, and I know I will have to bring my all in this game.”

Elijah Buxton
Elijah…Gray’s Creek High…6-4, 280…defensive lineman…coached by David Lovette…as senior, named All-Conference…as junior, named All-Conference…also competed in wrestling…plans to attend and play football for UNC Pembroke where he will major in physical education…wants to pursue a career as a coach or PE teacher…Dwayne Currie is his role model…favorite pro athlete is Cam Newton…says “I feel like this will give me the experience of playing with a group of people I don’t know. I expect nothing but hard work and good teamwork.”

Ed Cain
Ed…Scotland County High…6-2, 240…offensive lineman…coached by Chip Williams…no other biographical information provded.

Patrick Charvat
Patrick…South Central High…5-11, 293…offensive lineman…coached by Timothy Carter…as senior, named All-County, All-Conference…as junior, named All-County, team Offensive MVP…also competed in track and field…member of National Honor Society, DECA Club…English 4 Award recipient…Sports Medicine Award recipient…signed an athletic grant-in-aid with Guilford College where he will major in sports management…wants to own his own fitness facility…favorite college athlete is Jesse Williams…favorite pro athlete is Maurkice Pouncey…says “It is truly an honor to be recognized for my hard work. Football is and has always been a passion of mine. This opportunity is once in-a- lifetime and drives me to be a better player/athlete and member of the community.”

Michael Clemmons
Michael…North Pitt High…6-2, 220…defensive lineman…coached by David Boal…as senior, named All-Conference, All-County, team captain, team Defensive Player of the Year…had 98 tackles – 51 solo, 20 assists, 21 for losses – 6 sacks, 8 quarterback hurries, 3 forced fumbles…as junior, named team Defensive Player of the Year…had 61 tackles – 26 solo, 20 assists, 10 for losses – 5 sacks, 3 forced fumbles…as sophomore, had 32 tackles…member of Kappa League, Link Crew…plans to attend North Carolina Wesleyan College…wants to pursue a career in the business field…favorite college athlete is Jadeveon Clowney…favorite pro athlete is Julius Peppers…says “I feel honored and excited to play with some of the best players in the state.”

Jaquez Columbus
Jaquez…Washington High…5-10, 218…linebacker…coached by Sport Sawyer…as senior, set school record for tackles in one season with 146…also competed in track and basketball…member of SGA for 3 years…plans to attend Chowan University where he will major in Graphic Design…wants to pursue a career in the NFL…God is his role model…Tavon Austin is his favorite college athlete…his favorite pro athlete is Ray Lewis…says playing in the all-star game is “everything I dreamed of. I hope to gain and keep gaining the ability to defeat any and every offense.”

Walker Cummings
Walker…D.H. Conley High…5-6, 170…running back…coached by Brian Paschal…no other biographical information provided.

Antonio Davis
Antonio…Southern Durham High…5-9, 165…defensive back…coached by Adrian Jones…no other biographical information provided.

Robert Eason III
Trey…Northside (Jax) High…5-9, 208…linebacker…coached by Bob Eason…as senior, named All-Conference, All-Area…as junior, named All-Conference, All-Area…team’s all-time leading scorer as a fullback…2-time conference champ and regional champ in wrestling…named All-Conference in Lacrosse…Student Body President…plans to attend and will play for East Carolina University where he will major in education…wants to pursue a career as a coach and teacher…his dad, Bob Eason, is his role model…favorite college athlete is Johnny Football…favorite pro athlete is J.J. Watt…says he is “very honored to be playing in the all-star game. I expect to gain a great opportunity to play with outstanding football players.”

Justin Ferrell
Justin…Southwest Edgecombe High…5-11, 260…offensive line…coached by Raymond Cobb…as senior, named Daily Southerner All-Area, Rocky Mount Telegram All-Area, team Offensive Lineman of the Year…as junior, recipient of Coaches Award…plans to attend Edgecombe Community College…favorite professional athlete is Troy Polamalu…says “I feel good about playing in the all-star game. I expect to gain more experience in football.”

Thomas Evanoff
Tommy…Athens Drive High…5-9, 175…kicker…coached by Chris Martin…as senior, named All-Conference, Conference Special Teams Player of the Year, MaxPrep Player of the Week…6 times named Player of the Week…2013 U.S. Army Athlete-Scholar Award recipient…as junior, 4 times named Player of the Week…as sophomore, twice named Player of the Week…also played soccer and lacrosse…member of National Technical Honor Society…Ashley Pittman Award recipient…named Academic All-Conference…plans to attend East Carolina University where he will major in business…wants to pursue a career as an entrepreneur and own his own business…his father is his role model…favorite college athlete is Johnny Manzel…favorite pro athlete is Travis Pastrana…says “I am honored to have been chosen to play in the all-star game, and I really look forward to a great game.”

Phillip Gause
Phillip…West Brunswick High…5-11, 195…defensive back…coached by Jimmy Fletcher…as senior, named All-Conference…made 54 tackles, 3 interceptions…as junior, named All-Conference…made 58 tackles and 4 interceptions…signed an athletic grant-in-aid with UNC Pembroke…wants to pursue a career as a college football coach…Jabar Parker is his favorite college athlete…Mark Barron is his favorite pro athlete…says “I’m very excited to play in the all-star game. I look forward to meeting some talented athletes.”

Vincent Jefferies, Jr.
Vincent…Garner High…6-1, 180…quarterback…coached by Thurman Leach…as senior, named All-Conference, Conference Player of the Year…passed for 2,300 yards and 29 TDs…rushed for 6 TDs…broke school records for most passing yards in a game, most passing TDs in a game, and most TDs in a season…as a junior, passed for 2,000 yards and 28 TDs…rushed for 8 TDs…Australian Down Under Bowl Selection…Offense-Defense All-American selection…also played baseball with a career batting average of .401…named All-Academic junior and senior years…signed an athletic grant-in-aid with Shaw University where he will major in criminal justice…wants to pursue a career in Crime Scene Investigation…favorite college athlete is Marcus Mariota…favorite pro athlete is Robert Griffin III…says “It is a great honor to be chosen to play in such a prestigious game. I can’t wait to gain knowledge from highly experienced coaches and peers.”

Taivon Jones
Taivon…Richmond High…6-1, 255…offensive lineman…coached by Paul Hoggard…as senior, named All-Conference…signed an academic grant-in-aid with Wingate University…his favorite pro athlete is Lebron James…says “I feel honored to be playing in this game.”

Josh Joyner
Josh…Hunt High…5-9, 184…running back…coached by Stevie Hinnant…as senior, named NCPreps.com 3A All-State, All-Conference, Conference Player of the Year, Wilson Times Offensive Player of the Year…set school single season rushing record with 2,434 yards and 32 TDs… as junior, named All-Conference, team Offensive Player of the Year…rushed for 1,864 yards and 25 TDs…as sophomore, rushed for 567 yards and 8 TDs…school’s all-time leading rusher with 4,774 career rushing yards…also competed in track and field…member of FFA, ROTC, DECA, Student Booster Club…signed an athletic grant-in-aid with Elizabeth City State University where he will major in elementary education…wants to pursue a career as an elementary school teacher at Vinson Bynum Elementary School in Wilson, NC…Michelle Obama is his role model…Jared Abbrederis is his favorite college athlete…Dwayne Wade is his favorite pro athlete…says “I am really excited to be playing in this all-star game. I hope to gain leadership qualities and other skills to help me succeed at the next level.”

Denzel Keys
Denzel…Kinston High…6-5, 205…split end…coached by Nick Anderson…as senior, named All-Conference, All-Area, Area Offensive Player of the Year…Hardest Worker Award recipient…as junior, named All-Conference…Most Improved Award recipient…also competed in track and field and was twice named state championship MVP in basketball…signed an athletic grant-in-aid with North Carolina A & T State University where he will major in chemistry…wants to pursue a career as a biological engineer…his dad is his role model…Amari Cooper is his favorite college athlete…his favorite pro athlete is Calvin Johnson…says “It is a great honor to be selected to play in the all-star game. I just want to compete against the best in North Carolina.”

Travonne Marshall
Travonne…Tarboro High…5-9, 190…linebacker…coached by Jeff Craddock…as senior, named NCPreps.com 2A All-State, All-Conference, Conference Defensive Player of the Year…All-Area, Area Defensive Player of the Year…had over 140 tackles…as sophomore, named All-Area, All-Conference, Area Defensive Player of the Year, Conference Defensive Player of the Year…had 80 tackles…plans to attend North Carolina Wesleyan where he will major in athletic training or emergency services…wants to pursue a career as a pro ballplayer or as an athletic trainer…football coach Ashley Davis is his role model…favorite college athlete is Todd Gurley…favorite pro athlete is Ed Reed…says he is “very excited about playing in the all-star game. I feel it is a great honor to be selected amongst the great players in the state. I am expecting to learn different playing styles from players and coaches and to enhance my skills so that I may challenge myself to be a true star athlete.”

Jalen McDaniel.
Jalen…Jack Britt High…6-3, 207…split end…coached by Brian Rimpf…as senior, named All-Conference…had 45 receptions for 827 yards and 9 TDs…rushed for 198 yards and 2 TDs…Lloyd R.Foster Effort Award recipient…as junior, named All-Conference…had 33 receptions for 529 yards and 3 TDs…as sophomore, named All-Conference…had 28 receptions for 545 yards and 6 TDs…also competed in basketball and track and field…plans to attend Jireh Prep where he will major in criminal justice…wants to pursue a career as a homicide detective…his mother is his role model…favorite college athlete is Marquis Lee…favorite pro athlete is Brandon Marshall…says “It’s a great privilege to play in the all-star game. I’m expecting to gain new friends and the chance to play with and against North Carolina’s best.”

Kendall McDowell
Kendall…Gray’s Creek High…5-7, 185…running back…coached by David Lovette…as senior, named NCPreps.com 3A All-State, All-Region, Region Player of the Year, All-Conference, Conference Player of the Year…rushed for 2,684 yards and 39 TDs…as junior, named All-Conference, Conference Player of the Year…rushed for 1,677 yards and 25 TDs…also named All-Region and All-Conference in baseball…plans to play baseball for UNC Greensboro…says “I hope to meet new people and make new memories.”

Julius Murphy
Julius…Goldsboro High…6-2, 175…quarterback…coached by Eric Reid…as senior, named All-Conference, All Area, team Offensive Player of the Year…Leadership Award and Extra Effort Award recipient…passed for 2,013 yards and 29 TDs…as junior, passed for 1,310 yards and 13 TDs…also competed in basketball, baseball, and track…member of JROTC…Class Vice President…Distinguished Cadet…Junior Marshall…signed an athletic-grant-in-aid with Saint Augustine University where he will major in athletic training…wants to pursue a career as a physical therapist…his grandfather is his role model…favorite pro athlete is Lebron James…says “It is an honor to play in the all-star game. It’s a chance to show my skills and also to meet other athletes that have been successful at their schools.”

Terrance Peterson
Terrance…Beddingfield High…6-1, 190…defensive back…coached by Tyrone Johnson…as senior, named All-Conference, team MVP…had 6 interceptions and 515 yards…as junior, named All-Conference, team Most Improved Player…had 4 interceptions and 350 yards…as sophomore, had 2 interceptions and 290 yards…also named All-Conference in basketball and team MVP and state champion in track and field…member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes…plans to attend Jireh Prep…wants to pursue a career as an orthodontist…favorite college athlete is Todd Gurley…favorite pro athlete is Wes Welker…says “I’m very excited about playing in the all-star game. I’m expecting to learn more about my position.”

Jarod Richardson
Jarod…Nash Central High…5-11, 205…linebacker…coached by Kevin Crudup…as senior, named All-Conference, All-Area, team MVP…as junior, named All-Conference, All-Area, team Defensive Player of the Year…also named All-Conference in track 3 times…plans to attend Paine College where he will major in computer science…Jrue Holiday is his favorite pro athlete…says “I feel that it is an accomplishment and dream on what I have worked for athletically in football.”

Dwayne Simpson
Dwayne…Pinecrest High…5-10, 180…wide receiver…coached by Chris Metzer…as senior, named All-Conference…rushed for over 1,200 yards and 25 TDs…as junior, rushed for over 900 yards…sophomore, did not play due to injury…plans to attend Dean College where he will major in personal fitness…wants to pursue a career as a personal trainer…his grandfather is his role model…favorite pro athlete is Cam Newton…says he is “thankful for having an opportunity to play in the all-star game and looks forward to playing with other players.”

Austin Snowden
Austin…C.B. Aycock High…5-11, 175…defensive back/wide receiver…coached by Randy Pinkowski…as senior, named All-Conference, All-Area…as quarterback he passed for 1,004 yards and 7 TDs and rushed for 987 yards and 9 TDs…as a defensive back, he had 72 tackles and 1 interception…named team MVP…as junior, named All-Conference, All-Area…passed for 369 yards and 1 TD and rushed for 849 yards and 12 TDs…as sophomore, had 69 tackles and 1 TD…also competed in track and field where he was the 2011 Sprinter MVP and the 2012 Co-MVP…member of National Honor Society, DECA…plans to attend Wayne Community College…wants to pursue a career in the U. S. Air Force…favorite professional athlete is Cam Newton…says “I’m excited to be able to play with the best athletes in North Carolina, and I’m hoping to gain valuable friendships and experiences to keep in my future.”

Jordan Stocks
Jordan…E.E. Smith High…5-9, 230…linebacker…coached by Ernest King…as senior, named All-Conference, All-Region, team Defensive Player of the Year…made over 150 tackles…as junior, named All-Conference…made over 150 tackles…as sophomore, made 70 tackles…signed an athletic grant-in-aid with Saint Augustine University…Ray Lewis is his favorite pro athlete…says “I’m excited to be a part of such an event, and I expect to gain some respect.”

Brian Stryffeler
Brian…Lee County High…6-4, 300…offensive lineman…coached by Burton Cates…as senior, named All-Conference…as junior, named All-Conference…plans to attend Wingate University where he will major in sports management… wants to pursue a career as a sports agent…favorite college athlete is Johnny Manziel…favorite pro athlete is Tim Tebow…says “I’m excited to play in the all-star game, and I hope to have a good time stepping on the field one more time before playing in college.”

Seth Thomas
Seth…Hoggard High…6-1, 190…wide receiver…coached by Scott Braswell…as senior, named All-Conference…as junior, named All-Conference, All-Area Safety…Star News Player of the Week…also was the recipient of the Coaches Award in basketball and was named All-State in track (4×100)…wants to pursue a career in the coast guard…his father, Tad Thomas, is his role model…Tim Tebow is his favorite pro athlete…says “Playing in the all-star game is an honor and an experience I know I will never forget. I am expecting to better myself for the future.”

Reggie Tyler
Reggie…Kenan High…6-3, 295…offensive lineman…coached by Ken Avent, Jr….as senior, named CarolinaPreps.com 1A All-State…as junior, named All-Conference, Elite…as sophomore, named All-Conference, Elite…member of Beta Club…signed an athletic grant-in-aid with North Carolina A & T State University where he will major in technology graphic communication…wants to pursue a career as a game designer…his parents are his role models…favorite college athlete is Ryan Tom Scott…favorite pro athlete is Ryan Kalil…says “I feel excited to be playing, and I hope to get a head start in competing.”

Darious White
Darious…Hertford County High…6-1, 210…defensive end/linebacker…coached by Scott Privott…as senior, named All-Conference, team Defensive Lineman of the Year…made 65 tackles and 15 sacks…scored 2 TDs on Defense…as junior, made 45 tackles and 13 sacks…named Most Improved…as sophomore, made 60 tackles and 20 sacks…15 receiving TDs…member of Beta Club…Academic Booster Award recipient…plans to attend Elizabeth City State University where he will major in sports medicine/sports management…wants to pursue a career in the NFL…his father is his role model…favorite college athlete is Jadeveon Clowney…favorite pro athlete is Von Miller…says “I’m excited to play; it’s a great opportunity. I expect to learn from some great coaches and become a better player.”

Demarcus Whitehurst
Demarcus…North Pitt High…6-2, 260…offensive lineman…coached by David Boal…as senior, had 39 pancake blocks…defensively, made 29 solo tackles and 11 assisted tackles, 1 batted pass, 2 sacks, and 1 fumble recovery…as junior, had 31 pancake blocks…defensively, made 28 tackles and 2 fumble recoveries…as sophomore, had 15 pancake blocks…also a 2-time state qualifier and placer in wrestling…member of Link Crew, Sassy…signed an athletic grant-in-aid with UNC Pembroke where he will major in computer science…his mother is his role model…Quinton Coples is his favorite pro athlete…says “I feel amazed at playing in this awesome game. Participating in this game gives me a chance to gain more exposure and competition from the best.”

Jaylan Williams
Jaylan…Kenan High…6-3, 230…defensive lineman…coached by Ken Avent, Jr….
as senior, named CarolinaPreps.com 1A All-State, All-County, All-Conference…as junior, named All-County, All-Conference…plans to attend Saint Augustine University where he will major in human performance and wellness…wants to pursue a career as a pro player or college coach…Thomas Scott is his role model…favorite college athlete is Christian Russell…favorite pro athlete is Von Miller…says “I think playing in this game will help me down the road physically and mentally. I’m expecting to have lots of fun, learn a lot of new things, not just from my coaches but my teammates as well, and life-long memories.”

Robert Williams
Robert…Richmond High…5-11, 165…defensive back…coached by Paul Hoggard…as senior, named All-Conference…also competed in basketball and in track and field…named All-Conference in the high jump…wants to pursue a career as an engineer…Eric Gould is his role model…favorite pro athlete is Mark Baron…says “I am very honored to play in this game.”

West Team

Tyriek Able
Tyriek…B.L.Smith High…5-8, 165…defensive back…coached by Torry Ellison…as senior, named All-Conference, All-Area…had 130 tackles, 14 TDs…plans to attend Shaw University where he will major in physical education…his granddad is his role model…favorite pro athlete is Floyd Mayweather…says “I am excited and I know hard work pays. I am expecting to show my skills against the best in the state.”

Kemar Bachelor
Kemar…Southern Guilford High…5-8, 245…offensive lineman…coached by Darryl Brown…as senior, named CarolinaPreps.com 2A All-State, All-Conference, team captain, team Offensive Lineman of the Year…Coaches Award recipient…as junior, named All-Conference, team captain…Coaches Award recipient…as sophomore, named All-Conference…also competed in track and field…member of DREAM team, National Society of High School Scholars…plans to attend Guilford College where he will major in pre-medicine…wants to pursue a career as a surgeon…his parents are his role models…favorite pro athlete is Lebron James…says “I am pumped to play in the all-star game and to represent my high school since it has been a while for someone from Southern Guilford to play in it. I am also looking forward to meeting new people and also playing with them.”

Julius Bowe
Julius…South Iredell High…6-0, 240…defensive lineman…coached by Scott Miller, Sr….as senior, named NCPreps.com 2A All-State, All-Conference, Conference Defensive Player of the Year…as junior, named All-Conference…as sophomore, named All-Conference…also competed in basketball and wrestling…plans to attend Livingstone College where he will major in music, business…wants to own his own business…Jermaine Cole is his role model…favorite college athlete is Quataye Smyre…favorite pro athlete is Julio Jones…says “I am very honored and excited about playing in the all-star game. I’m expecting to gain exposure and acceptance to colleges.”

David Burgess
David…Freedom High…5-8, 180…tailback…coached by Mike Helms…as senior, named NCPreps.com 3A All-State, CarolinaPreps.com 3A All-State, All-Conference, Conference Player of the Year…rushed for 2,826 yards and 29 TDs…plans to attend Catawba College…wants so pursue a career physical therapy…his cousin, Octavia Burgess, is his role model…his favorite pro athlete is Adrian Peterson…says “I am very excited and ready to play in the game, and I am also very honored. I hope to gain more knowledge on the game and preparation for my college career.”

Kyreé Connor
Kyreé…Hickory High…6-1, 275…offensive lineman…coached by Tom Harper…as senior, he blocked for a spread offense that averaged 260 yards rushing and 300 yards passing…graded out 85% or higher during his junior and senior years…also competed in track and field…member of Student Council…Student of the Year Award recipient…plans to attend North Carolina A & T State University where he will major in business…wants to own his own car lot and his own clothing line…his mom, Donsonja Connor, and his uncle, Darian Connor, are his role models…Jadeveon Clowney is his favorite college athlete…his favorite pro athlete is Clay Matthews…says “It’s an honor and a privilege to play. I expect to gain more experience about the positions I play and to get to know players from other areas.”

Jesse Earnhardt
Jesse…East Lincoln High…5-11, 160…wide receiver…coached by Mike Byus…as senior, CarolinaPreps.com 2A All-State, All-Conference…had 80 receptions for 1,360 yards and 15 TDs…as junior, named All-Conference… had 40 receptions for 500 yards and 8 TDs…as sophomore, had 35 receptions for 500 yards and 3 TDs…named school’s Athlete of the Year…earned Academic All-Conference honors…signed an athletic grant-in-aid with Appalachian State University where he will major in criminal justice…wants to pursue a career in the criminal justice field…Coach Lonnie Custer is his role model…his favorite pro athlete is Lebron James…says “I think it feels great to get the opportunity to participate in the all-star game. I expect to gain experience.”

Brandon Floyd
Brandon…South Mecklenburg High…6-4, 260…offensive lineman…coached by Rocky White…as senior, named All-Conference…also competed in baseball and track and field…plans to attend Catawba College where he will major in business…wants to pursue a career in the NFL…his role models are Torrey Hailey and Lamont Floyd…says he is “excited to be playing in the game. It’s an honor to be part of the NCCA event.”

Brandon Hansen
Brandon…West Rowan High…6-2, 265…offensive lineman…coached by L. Scott Young…as senior, named All-County…had 58 pancake blocks…highest grade average on offensive line at 86%…plans to attend Western Carolina University where he will major in civil engineering…his favorite pro athlete is Bryan Bulaga…says “I feel it’s a great way to end my high school football career, and I am honored I was picked.

Zoshua Heilig
Zoshua…Concord High…6-1, 190…wide receiver…coached by Glen Padgett…as senior, named All-Conference, All-Cabarrus News, team’s Most Outstanding Offensive Specialist…had 44 receptions for 860 yards and 11 TDs…as junior, had 21 receptions for 556 yards and 5 TDs…also competed in track and field where he was named MVP and was the Coaches Award recipient…plans to attend St. Augustine University where he will major in architecture…his grandfather is his role model…favorite college athlete is DeAnthony Thomas…favorite pro athlete is Tavon Austin…says “I feel great; it’s a true blessing to be participating in the game this year. I hope to get better at what I do; there’s always room for improvement!’

Deryek Hilemon
Deryek…Madison High…5-10, 185…athlete…coached by Mark Gosnell…as senior, named NCPreps.com 2A All-State, All-Conference, Conference Defensive Player of the Year, Conference Male Athlete of the Year…as junior, named All-Conference…as sophomore, named team Defensive Player of the Year, Gatorade Player of the Year…also played basketball and baseball…named Academic All-Conference, school’s Athlete of the Year…plans to attend Mars Hill…James Harrison is his favorite pro athlete… says “I hope to see where I stand against the best players in the state.”

Travon Hunt
Travon…Burns High…6-1, 185…defensive back…coached by Matthew Beam…as senior, named All-Conference…team’s Best Defensive Back Award recipient…made 60 tackles, 7 interceptions…as junior, made 40 tackles, 2 interceptions…also named All-Conference and team Defensive MVP in basketball…member of National Honor Society, Beta Club, Spanish Honors Society, Fellowship of Christian Athletes…Distinguished Image Award recipient…signed an athletic grant-in-aid with Howard University where he will major in business administration…wants to pursue a career in the pros and then own his own business…his parents are his role models…favorite pro athletes are Lebron James and Charles Woodson…says “I feel very honored because many players don’t get to play in the all-star game. It shows my hard work has paid off. I’m going to gain more knowledge from the coaches and maybe even the players and develop my skill of the game better.”

Desean Jackson
Desean…Hendersonville High…5-8, 205…tailback…coached by B.J. Laughter…as senior, named All-Conference, Conference Player of the Year…rushed for 2,232 yards and 30 TDs…also had 104 tackles…Phill Britnal Award recipient…as junior, named All-Conference as linebacker…also competed in track and field…member of Student Council, Leadership Class…Homecoming King…signed an athletic grant-in-aid with Limestone College where he will major in business…wants to own his own business…his mother is his role model…favorite college athlete is Mark Ingram…favorite pro athlete is Frank Gore…says “I’m excited to relieve some stress and to play with other outstanding athletes. I plan to give my all with no regrets.”

T.J. Jefferson
T.J. Jefferson…East Rowan High…6-1, 330…defensive lineman…coached by Danny Misenheimer…as senior, made 48 tackles and had 9 sacks…also competed in track and field…signed an athletic grant-in-aid with Livingstone College where he will major in sports medicine…wants to pursue a career as a sports trainer…his grandfather is his role model…his favorite pro athlete is Michael Oher…says I was very excited to get an invitation to the game. I hope to learn more about myself and the sport.”

Ryan Johns
Ryan…Mount Pleasant High…6-0, 200…linebacker…coached by Michael Johns…as senior, named team captain and Co-Defensive Player of the Year…as junior, named team’s Most Valuable Lineman…twice named All-Conference and 2-time regional champion in wrestling…member of Beta Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes…Junior Marshall…graduated Magna Cum Laude…signed an athletic grant-in-aid with Carson-Newman College where he will major in business…his father, his uncle, and Jesus Christ are his role models…favorite pro athlete is Jordan Burroughs…says “I’m excited and a honored to play in this game. I expect to create some good memories.”

Cody Jones
Cody…Huss High…6-1, 150…punter/kicker…coached by Steve Gardner…as senior, named All-Conference, team MVP, school’s Athlete of the Year…as junior, named All-Conference…Underclassmen Award recipient…also three-times named All-Conference and team MVP in soccer and golf…International Baccalaureate program …Entrepreneurship Award and Wendy’s Heisman Athletic Award recipient…plans to attend North Carolina A & T State University where he will major in business…wants to pursue a career in government, the secret service …favorite college athlete is Eddie Lacy…favorite pro athlete is Johan Kasey…says I feel good about playing. I expect to gain friends and see the best players of North Carolina play ball together.”

Kyle Malone
Kyle…East Henderson High…6-0, 268…offensive lineman…coached by Jeff Floyd…as senior, named All-Conference, Conference Lineman of the Year…as junior, named All-Conference…also competed in track and field where he finished first in the Region in the discus…plans to attend Jireh Prep where he will major in physical education…wants to pursue a career as a high school PE teacher and football coach…says “I’m very excited and honored to play with the best football athletes in western North Carolina. I expect to gain better improvement and knowledge of my position.”

Corbin Martin
Corbin…Mount Tabor High…5-11, 240…defensive lineman…coached by Laymarr Marshall…as senior, named All-Conference, All-County, team captain, Athletic Scholar…holds school’s season record for most tackles…as junior, named All-County, All-Conference, team Co-Captain, Elite 100…as sophomore, named All-County, All-Conference…member of Spirit Club…named Crosby Scholar…Level 4 Writing Award recipient…signed an athletic grant-in-aid with Concord University where he will major in athletic training/sports management…wants to pursue a career as a college football coach…his parents are his role models…favorite college athlete is Jack Tyler…favorite pro athlete is Terrell Suggs…says “I am excited about participating in the all-star game. I will enjoy meeting other athletes and coaches and learning more about the game of football. I will work hard to play a great game.”

Scott Miller, Jr.
Scott…South Iredell High…5-10, 180…defensive back…coached by Scott Miller, Sr….
as senior, named NCPreps.com 2A All-State, All-Conference, All-County, All-Region…played for state championship team…made 156 tackles, 3 interceptions, caused 4 fumbles, and scored 4 TDs…as junior, named NCPreps.com 2A All-State, All-County, All-Conference, Conference Defensive Player of the Year…made 181 tackles, 2 interceptions, caused 3 fumbles…as sophomore, named All-Conference…made 140 tackles, 1 interceptions…also competed in track and golf…member of National Honors Society, Beta Club, PATH/PEER…signed an athletic grant-in-aid with Campbell University where he will major in sports and exercise science…wants to pursue a career as an orthopedic surgeon…his dad is his role model…favorite college athlete is Jadeveon Clowney…favorite pro athlete is Ed Reed…says “I am very excited. I am expecting to gain a lot of experience that I’ll be able to take with me for the rest of my life.”

Joshua Mills
Joshua…Forestview High…6-1, 270…offensive lineman…coached by Chris Medlin…as senior, named All-Gazette, All-Conference, Scholar Athlete, team’s Lineman of the Year…as junior, named Scholar Athlete, team’s Lineman of the Year…as sophomore, named Scholar Athlete, team’s Most Improved…also competed in basketball and track and field…member of National Honor Society, Beta Club…graduated Magna Cum Laude…signed an athletic grant-in-aid with Wingate University where he will major in finance…his mother is his role model…Barkevious Mingo is his favorite college athlete…Randy Moss is his favorite pro athlete…says “I feel this is a great honor and privilege to play against the best players in North Carolina. I expect this to be a great learning experience for my football career.”

Justin Neal
Justin…Page High…6-3, 200…wide receiver…coached by Kevin Gillespie…as senior, named All-Conference…also played basketball…plans to attend Louisburg College where he will major in physical therapy…his cousin, Virgil Neal, is his role model…his favorite college athlete is Sammy Watkins…favorite pro athlete is Calvin Johnson…says “I am grateful for the opportunity. I plan on soaking up everything that is taught to me so I can use it in college.”

Zach Panek
Zach…Cutherbertson High…6-1, 290…offensive lineman…coached by Michael Roark…as senior, named CarolinaPreps.com 2A All-State, All-County, All-Conference, All-Region, team’s Offensive Player of the Year…Union County Lineman Scholarship Award recipient…as junior, named All-Conference…also played lacrosse…member of German Club…signed an athletic grant-in-aid with Wingate University where he will major in health and physical education…wants to pursue a career as a physical therapist or as a football coach…favorite college athlete is Taylor Lewan…favorite pro athlete is Nick Mangold…says “I look forward to the opportunity of competing with the best of North Carolina and preparing for college.”

Matthew Quigley
Matthew…Alexander Central High…6-2, 190…wide receiver…coached by Nick Bazzle…as senior, named All-Conference, Conference Special Teams Player of the Year…had 760 yards receiving and 8 TDs…made 42 tackles…also named All-Conference in basketball…plans to attend Caldwell Community College where he will major in criminal justice…wants to pursue a career as a state trooper…his grandfather, Ronald Potts, is his role model…Victor Cruz is his role model… says “I am honored and very excited. I’m expecting to gain new friends and skill from playing.”

Andre Rice-Dial
Andre…Rocky River High…6-1, 165…quarterback…coached by Jason Fowler…as senior, named All-Conference…passed for 1,504 yards and 17 TDs… rushed for 6 TDs…member of National Honor Society…plans to attend Winston-Salem State University…wants to pursue a career as an entrepreneur or a nuclear or mechanical engineer…his parents are his role models…favorite college athlete is Johnny Manziel…favorite pro athlete is Cam Newton…says “I am super ecstatic about playing in the all-star game. I feel as if it’s such a huge honor, and I will perform at my best ability throughout the entire week. I expect to gain knowledge from the different coaches and experiences from the week.”

James Rogers, Jr.
James…T.W. Andrews High…6-2, 334…defensive lineman…coached by Rodney McKoy…as senior, made 65 tackles, 24 sacks…as junior, made 54 tackles, 17 sacks…as sophomore, made 43 tackles, 14 sacks…twice named All-Conference and team MVP…team Defensive Player of the Year…member of Bowling Club, Chess Club, Ping-Pong Club, High Point Youth Council, Robot Club, Habitat for Humanity, Battle of the Books…plans to attend Winston-Salem State University where he will major in parks and recreation…wants to pursue a career as a football player…his mother and his football coach, Rodney McKoy, are his role models…favorite college athlete is Jadeveon Clowney…favorite pro athlete is Ray Lewis…says “It’s an honor to be playing in the all-star game, and I am expecting to meet life-time coaches and friends.”

Zack Singleton
Zack…South Stokes High…5-11, 195…linebacker…coached by Jonathan Frasher…as senior, named All-Conference, All-Northwest, Conference Defensive Player of the Year, team captain…made 103 tackles, 4 sacks, 1 interception, 3 forced fumbles, 6 TDs…as junior, named All-Conference, All-Northwest, Conference Player of the Year, team captain…made 148 tackles, 4 TDs…as sophomore, named All-Conference…made 136 tackles, 3 forced fumbles, 3 TDs…holds school record with 387 career tackles…competed in track and field where he was named All-Conference and finished fourth in the state in the discus…member of Beta Club, Mu Alpha Theta, National Honor Society…Distinguished Athlete Award recipient…signed an athletic grant-in-aid with Wingate University where he will major in sports management…wants to pursue a career as a college coach…his entire coaching staff from high school are his role models…favorite pro athlete is Ray Lewis…says “I feel honored and excited to represent my school, family, and state. I expect to gain great knowledge from the experience about football and life that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.”

Logan Stoodley
Logan…West Rowan High…6-0, 225…linebacker…coached by L. Scott Young…as senior, named CarolinaPreps.com 3A All-State, All-Conference, All-County, Conference Defensive Player of the Year, County Player of the Year…as junior, named All-County, All-Conference…team leader in tackles…as sophomore, Defensive MVP in state championship game…competed in wrestling his sophomore and senior years…plans to attend Limestone College where he will major in biology…wants to pursue a career in physical therapy…Ray Lewis is his favorite pro athlete…says “I feel honored to have been selected for the game. I also feel that the game is a great way for my family and loved ones to see me play one last high school game.”

Austin Teague
Austin…West Davidson High…6-1, 164…defensive back…coached by Dale Barnes…as senior, named All-Conference, All-County, team MVP…made 55 tackles…had 2 interceptions, 1 for a 75 yard TD…as junior, made over 60 tackles, 1 interception…as sophomore, made over 50 tackles, 2 interceptions…also named All-Conference, team MVP, and New Bridge Band Christmas Classic All-Tournament in basketball…member of Beta Club…North Carolina Academic Scholar…4-time NC Scholar Athlete…graduated Magna Cum Laude…plans to attend East Carolina University where he will major in business…wants to pursue a career in business management…his father, Reggie Teague, is his role model…favorite college athlete is Johnny Manziel…favorite pro athlete is Josh Bush…says “I feel very honored to be selected to play in such a prestigious game. I expect to improve my overall game and create new friendships from participating in this event.”

Tray Watkins
Tray…Chase High…6-2, 240…defensive lineman…coached by Daniel Bailey…as senior, named All-Conference…Best Defensive Award recipient…Distinguished Athlete Award recipient…as junior, named All-Conference…also competed in basketball where he was the Coaches Award recipient…member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes…ROPE Achievement Award recipient…plans to attend S.C. State University…wants to pursue a career in the NFL and as a sports analyst…his dad, Chad Watkins, is his role model…favorite college athlete is his brother Carlos Watkins…favorite pro athlete is Cam Newton…says “I feel great playing in the East-West all-star game. I feel like it is an honor to play in this game. I’m looking forward to playing against other good players.”

Clayton Welker
Clayton…South Caldwell High…6-1, 210…tight end…coached by Butch Carter…as senior, named All-Conference, All-County at fullback…as junior, named All-Conference, All-County, All-Greater Hickory Football Player, team Best Offensive Lineman…as lineman, had 14 pancake blocks…plans to attend CCC&TI where he will major in accounting…wants to pursue a career as an accountant…his dad, Josh Welker, is his role model…favorite pro athlete is Barry Sanders.. says “Playing in the all-star game is an honor. I am privileged to play with other great athletes. I have a great love for football. I’m excited to play in this game, and I hope that others recognize my skills on the field.”

Marquis Willis
Marquis…Statesville High…5-10, 160…defensive back…coached by Randall Gusler…as senior, named All-Conference, All-County, Conference Special Teams Player of the Year…as junior, named All-Conference, All-County…as sophomore, named All-Conference…also played basketball…member of ROTC…signed an athletic grant-in-aid with Concord University…wants to pursue a career in the medical field…his high school coaches are his role models…says he is “honored to represent his school in the all-star game.”

Zack Worley
Zack…Starmount High…6-1, 180…linebacker…coached by Scott Johnson…as senior, named All-Conference, team captain and MVP…made 106 tackles, 4 sacks…as junior, named All-Conference…made 90 tackles, 13 sacks…named All-Conference in baseball…also played basketball…Freshmen PE Award recipient…plans to attend Surry Community College…his dad is his role model…his favorite college athlete is Skye Bolt…favorite pro athlete is Von Miller…says “Every small town football player wants just one more game, and I got mine.”

Garrett Young
Garrett…East Lincoln High…6-2, 177…quarterback…coached by Mike Byus…as senior, named NCPreps.com 2A All-State, All-Conference, state championship game MVP…passed for 3,751 yards and 45 TDs…as junior, named All-Conference…passed for 2,341 yards and 29 TDs…as sophomore, passed for 699 yards and 9 TDs…signed an athletic grant-in-aid with Mars Hill University where he will major in business administration…his favorite college athlete is Marcus McDowell…favorite pro athlete is Eric Berry…says “I feel honored to be selected to play in this event, and I look forward to meeting other players who have been chosen. I am very excited to have the experience of playing others who will also play at the college level.”


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