Edgy Tim's preseason picks for the All-State Team

Edgy Tim's preseason picks for the All-State Team
August 30, 2013, 12:45 pm
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Edgy Tim presents the 14th annual EDGYTIM.com Preseason All-State team. This team is selected from Class 5A through Class 8A schools.

Offense

QB Clayton Thorson, Wheaton North
The Northwestern verbal commit is primed for a huge 2013 season.

RB Chris James, Niles, Notre Dame
He's a terrific back with speed and power and has several big-time offers.

RB Mikale Wilbon, Chicago, DeLaSalle
The Vanderbilt commit has all the makings of a top-flight back.

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WR Mike Dudek, Neuqua Valley
He's an Illinois verbal commit. Some others might be bigger or stronger, but none are as clutch as Dudek.

WR Nic Weishar, Marist
The Notre Dame commit is a big-time athlete and play-maker.

OL Jamarco Jones, DeLaSalle
The Ohio State commit will be ready to play hopefully in a few weeks after offseason surgery.

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OL Tanner Farmer, Highland
This Nebraska commit came out of nowhere this spring.

OL Brian Allen, Hinsdale Central
A Michigan State commit, this heavyweight wrestling champ is also a heavyweight mauler.

OL Nick Allegretti, Lincoln-Way East
The Illinois commit leads the Griffins in 2013.

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OL Erik Swenson, Downers Grove South
This class of 2016 player has a chance to be a national recruit.

OL Blake Hance, Jacksonville
The Northwestern commit has tremendous upside.

TE Daniel Helm, Glenwood
A Tennessee commit, Helm started his high school career at Kaneland.

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ATH Ian Bunting, Hinsdale Central
The Michigan commit will be a match-up nightmare all season long.

K Josh Pollack, Highland Park
An Arizona commit, Pollack has a great leg, range and accuracy.

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Defense

DL Dylan Thompson, Montini Catholic
The Ohio State commit is an impact player.

DL Terry Beckner Jr., East St. Louis
This class of 2015 monster could eventually be the top-ranked recruit nationally.

DL Dewayne Hendrix, O'Fallon
This top-ranked recruit has his pick of schools.

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DL Steve Richardson, Mount Carmel
The Minnesota commit is just very tough to block and stop.

DL Enoch Smith Jr., Mount Carmel
Just the name Enoch says it all for this Michigan State commit.

LB Clifton Garrett, Plainfield South
He's the top-ranked linebacker in Illinois and one of the tops in the nation.

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LB Nyles Morgan, Crete-Monee
Morgan is also a highly sought after linebacker nationally.

DB Parrker Westphal, Bolingbrook
He has great cover skills and physical tools

DB Trent Sherfield, Danville
This Vanderbilt commit is a standout two-way player for the Vikings and head coach B.J. Luke.

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DB Matt Morrissey, Stevenson
The Michigan State commit is the son of former Michigan State and Chicago Bears linebacker Jim Morrissey.

DB Justin Jackson, Glenbard North
A Northwestern commit, everyone knows "Superman" for his offense, yet Jackson is also great on defense.

ATH Kyron Watson, East St. Louis
This Kansas commit can hit with the best and cover the rest.

P Hayden Lekacz, Glenbard West
He's a standout kicker and punter, as well, and is committed to Stanford.