Looking at the N&R Preseason All-Area High School Football Team and the GSO Sports Players to Watch List

Leaders on both sides of the ball for the News and Record’s All-Area Preseason High School Football Team…..

QB Jaren Rainey, 6-2, 190, Sr., Southwest Guilford (East Carolina): Rainey, a dual-threat QB who projects as a safety at the next level, just edged Eastern Guilford’s Dominique Graves for this spot.

LB Alan Tisdale, 6-3, 210, Sr., Page (Virginia Tech): Tisdale has all the measurables and makes plays for the Pirates, and he has a pretty good running mate at LB in fellow senior Alex Gray.

DB D.J. Crossen, 6-2, 190, Sr., Dudley (Virginia Tech): Crossen can match up with big receivers at the next level, but will make plenty of impact plays for the Panthers before he joins the growing Triad contingent at Virginia Tech.

CLICK HERE to see the full list from the N&R and it is a good one, from Joe Sirera and Spencer Turkin….

Here is our “Watch List” from GreensboroSports.com for the upcoming 2016-2017 season…..
You will many of the same names on both lists…..The one from Joe and Spencer and the one from GSO Sports….
1)Dudley High School with DJ Crossen(DB), Myles Berry(DB), Zariek Rush(RB) and Gerald Simpson(QB/DB/LB)….Had to go with four from Dudley and they are loaded with Nigel Fitzgerald and many more to go around….At Dudley you have Reggie Robertson leading the defensive front.
2)Page High School with Nick Mackovic(OL), Alan Tisdale(LB) and Thomas Murray(K/P) and look out for Sophomore RB Sincere Davis…
3)Eastern Guilford High School with Dominique Graves(QB), Nic Cheeley(WR/DB), Dennis Brooks(LB) and Erik Walker(OL/DL)…
4)Southwest Guilford High School with Jaren Rainey(QB), Nolan Johnson(DB), Jaylen Covington(DB) and watch out for Mason Chu(WR/DB and backup QB)…
5)Northwest Guilford High School with Tre Turner(WR), Cam Cloud(WR/RB) and Jacob Leonard(QB) and watch out for K/P Cody Creed and OL Isaiah Ashley….
6)Southeast Guilford High School with Jaylen Guy(FS/RB/WR/KR), Ryan Douglas(QB), Trey Love(DE/FB), Chad Stephens(FB) and Jax Hackett(LB)…..
7)Grimsley High School with Nile Harris(DB/WR/KR), Lance McMillan(DB), Chris Wiggins(WR) and Born Lesane(RB/MLB)….
8)High Point Central High School with Curt Ervin(WR/RB), Trent Westray(WR/DE) and John Saunders Jr.(QB/FS)…..
9)Northeast Guilford High School with Brevin Allen(DE/TE), Quandre Clagon(MLB) and Desmond Overton(WR/DB)…
10)Southern Guilford High School with Breyon Harrison(DB), Hakeem Knight(RB/MLB) and Jevon Mobley(OL/DL)….
11)Ragsdale High School with Malachi Manness(RB/FS), Tre Goode(DB) and Devan Boykin(QB/DB)…..
12)High Point Andrews High School with Greg Quick(RB), Nick Quick(DB), Jevon McIver(TE) and D’aaron Walker(OL)….
13)Smith High School with Zachary White(LB/RB), Barry Ford(WR/SS) and Christian Cheeks(RB/FS/LB)…..
14)Northern Guilford High School with Ford Moser(WR/DB), Tyler Flippin(QB) and Christian Bass(MLB)….
15)Western Guilford High School with Mikey Kennedy(QB), Edrick Purnell(ATH), and Jaylen Blanks(WR)…

1 comment

  1. Andy I think your list is more accurate than any other list around. You really do a good job of knowing players. A lot of these other guys around here don’t research as well as you do. Keep up the good work and keep doing your homework. GSO sports is the first source I go to for local sports.

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