Tight end Nominations The Riddell Footwear High School
All-America Football Team consists of the best football players in the
entire country. Additionally, the team will bestow seven special coaching
awards - one to the national high school coach of the year and six more
to regional coaches of the year throughout the country. Here are the nominations
for the tight end position. The actual team members will be announced
in January, along with the Riddell Footwear National Coach of the Year
and six Riddell Footwear Regional Coaches of the Year.
When talking about the top player
in Oklahoma, you'd be stupid to not mention Justus near the top of your list.
The kid is simply a game-breaker. He does it all. Depending the system, Justus
could be a hand-on-the ground tight end or a tight end that also doubles as a
slot receiver or an H-back.
College choices: Miami,
Florida State, Michigan, Oklahoma and UCLA.
Kirkland is one of the nation's
elite tight end prospects. He reminds college coaches of a Marcus Spears type
player from the Class of 2001. He has the same type of build and ability to
make big plays.
College choices: Clemson,
Florida State, Michigan, North Carolina and Tennessee.
Lewis Long Beach (Calif.) Poly Height: 6-foot-6
Weight: 233 pounds
40-yard dash: 4.65 seconds
Lewis is a lethal pass-catcher and
is deadly with the ball in his hands.
One of the top tight ends in
California and will be one of the better ends in the entire nation. Taylor is
still a relatively young player and won't turn 17 until September. Still, he's
physically able to dominate players at the high school level and has a college
College choices: Colorado,
Georgia Tech, Oregon, Oregon State, UCLA, Utah, Washington and Washington
Thomas Wolfforth (Texas) Frenship Height: 6-foot-3
Weight: 210 pounds
40-yard dash: 4.55 seconds
Thomas is one of the top
all-purpose players in the state. Last season, Thomas earned all-state honors
on both sides of the ball after catching 55 passes for 1,103 yard and 14
touchdowns as a tight end and recording 141 tackles and two interceptions at
linebacker. Look for Thomas to line up at a number of spots at the next level,
but he'll likely specialize as an H-back.
College choices: Committed
Winston Midland (Texas) Lee Height: 6-foot-7
Weight: 255 pounds
40-yard dash: 4.77 seconds
Winston is one of the Lone Star
State's most dominant individual players. The 6-7, 255-pound Winston is a
blocking machine, capable of humiliating anyone that lines up across from him.
He projects as an outstanding offensive tackle, but will probably play tight
end for at least the early part of his career.
College choices: Texas,
Texas A&M, Miami, Michigan and Notre Dame.
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