BC-FBH--NC AP All-State Ballot, 3rd Add, ADVISORY
Part 4 of the 2018 AP All-State prep football ballot for North Carolina.
LEO ARREDONDO, Matthews Butler, OG, So., 6-1, 260 _ All-conference pick and two-year starter. Part of a line that led the way for a conference champion and an offense that ran for 2,228 yards while averaging 5.7 yards per carry.
DARIUS BOYD, Bessemer City, OL, Jr., 5-10, 305 _ Had 13 pancake blocks.
JACE BRITTAIN, Cherryville, OL, Sr., 6-3, 280 _ Team’s top blocker and graded out at better than 90 percent. Also blocked for a runner who set a school record for rushing.
WILL BUCHANAN, Arden Christ School, OL/DL, Jr. _ Helped offense average 39.2 points per game and reach NCISAA Division I title game. USA Today North Carolina team pick.
COOPER BUTTS, Newton Foard, OL, Sr., 6-1 295 _ Led team with 32 pancake blocks. Anchored line for a team that ran for a school-record 4,329 yards and averaged 361 yards.
CHANCE CARROLL, Charlotte Hough, LT, Jr., 6-3, 280 _ Anchored line for second-most explosive offense in school history. Graded out at better than 90 percent. Led team in pancake blocks as the team’s most consistent pass blocker, allowing one hurry.
ANTHONY CARTER, Matthews Butler, OT, Jr., 6-5, 285 _ Two-year starter. Part of a line that led the way for a conference champion and an offense that ran for 2,228 yards while averaging 5.7 yards per carry. All-area pick by the Charlotte Observer last season. Two-time all-conference pick. Has offers from Appalachian State, East Carolina, UNC, Duke and Kent State.
ISAAC CHAPMAN, Alexander Central, OL/DL, Sr., 6-2, 275 _ Shrine Bowl pick at OL. On defense, had 58 tackles, 23 tackles for loss, nine sacks, three forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries. Conference defensive player of the year for two straight years. Blue-Gray All-American Game participant.
JACOB COMBS, North Wilkes, OL, Sr., 6-5, 295 _ Four-year starter and three-time all-conference pick. Signed with Western Carolina.
JORDAN DANIELS, North Mecklenburg, OL, Sr., 6-3, 285 _ Led line for team that averaged 181 yards rushing and had a 1,000-yard rusher.
LARRY DOWDY, Belmont South Point, OL, Sr., 6-3, 280 _ Four-time all-conference pick. Shrine Bowl pick. AP all-state pick last year. Committed to Georgia Tech.
IKEM EKWONU, Charlotte Providence Day, OL, Sr., 6-5, 290 _ A top line recruit in the state who allowed two sacks. Team captain and three-year starter. Also was all-conference DL in 2017, while starting on both lines this year. On defense, had 51 tackles, five sacks, one safety, one forced fumble and 14 tackles for loss. All-conference pick. NCISAA all-state pick.
CJ ELMONUS, Asheville Reynolds, OL _ First-team all-conference pick and area’s top lineman. USA Today North Carolina second team. Shrine Bowl pick. Committed to Wake Forest.
PAUL GAME, High Point Christian, OL, Sr., 6-4, 300 _ Dominating blocker for a team that averaged 32.9 points despite facing multiple injuries to key players. HSXtra.com all-area pick. NCISAA all-state first-team pick. Looking at Duke, Davidson, Cornell and Colgate.
SAMMY HENDERSON, Charlotte Christian, OL, Sr., 6-5, 275 _ Started 33 straight games. All-conference pick and second-team NCISAA all-state pick.
ELLIS HORTON, Mt. Pleasant, OT/DL, Sr., 6-2, 285 _ All-conference lineman. Team ran behind him roughly 70 percent of the time. Had 16 tackles and two sacks on defense.
ALEX KALE, Shelby Crest, OL, 6-0, 250 _ Blocked for offense that ran for more than 3,000 yards. Had 56 knockdown blocks. First-team all-conference pick.
DAVID “QUAD” LAWSON, Reidsville, OL, Sr., 6-3, 270 _ Top lineman for the 2-A state champion. HSXtra.com all-area pick as a three-year starter at guard for a team that averaged 43.8 points last year. Two-time conference lineman of the year.
WILL MCDONALD, Indian Trail Porter Ridge, OG, Sr., 6-3, 285 _ Anchored a line that led 4-A ranks and conference in rushing (4,182 yards). Had 69 pancake blocks. Allowed no sacks. Returning all-conference, all-area by the Charlotte Observer. AP all-state pick last year. Committed to Coastal Carolina.
TRISTON MILLER, Charlotte Country Day, OL, Sr., 6-6, 290 _ Ranked as the state’s top offensive lineman (No. 8 overall) and a four-star national recruit. NCISAA all-state pick. Charlotte Observer all-area pick. Helped team win an NCISAA state title. Signed with UNC.
PARKER MOORER, Charlotte Mallard Creek, OL, Sr., 6-5, 295 _ Anchored line for an offense that averaged more than 45 points per game in the regular season. All-state pick by USA Today and all-area pick by the Charlotte Observer. Signed with Virginia Tech.
JAKE RANSOM, Richmond County, OL, Sr., 6-3, 270 _ Graded out as team’s top lineman for offense that averaged 37 points and finished with 2,464 yards rushing. Three-time all-conference pick.
HUDSON REYNOLDS, Charlotte Providence Day, OL, Sr., 6-1, 260 _ Played both OT and OG while serving as team captain. Three-time all-conference pick. NCISAA all-state pick. Four-year starter. Had 19 tackles and one forced fumble on defense. Committed to Lehigh.
TRE RICHBURG, Matthews Butler, OT, Jr., 6-2, 265 _ Two-year starter and two-time all-conference pick. Part of a line that led the way for a conference champion and an offense that ran for 2,228 yards while averaging 5.7 yards per carry.
HUNTER SHOPE, Murphy, OL/DL, Sr. _ Anchored offensive line that helped team average more than 325 yards rushing per game for 1-A champions. On defense, had 106 tackles, 12 tackles for loss, seven sacks and a recovered fumble. Conference lineman of the year.
TYREK THOMPSON, East Forsyth, OL, Sr., 6-2, 305 _ Team’s highest-graded lineman. Anchored the line for a team that rushed for 3,725 yards and 54 touchdowns and won 4-A state title.
ZACH YAGGI, Waxhaw Marvin Ridge, OL, Sr., 6-3, 265 _ Graded out at 90 percent with 35 pancake blocks. Has offers from Wingate, Catawba and Concord.
JAKOLBI BALDWIN, Richmond County, WR, So., 6-0, 170 _ Had 35 catches for 548 yards and eight touchdowns. Returned a kickoff for a touchdown while averaging 43 yards on three returns. Led a deep group of receivers with four tallying more than 300 yards on the season.
DEANDRE BOYKINS, Central Cabarrus, ATH, So., 5-11, 185 _ Had 42 tackles, four tackles for loss, one forced fumble, three interceptions, two breakups and one interception return for a touchdown. Also had nine rushing touchdowns and a receiving score. Returned a punt for a touchdown. Ran for three 2-point conversions and had two other 2-point conversions on catches. Has offers from South Carolina, N.C. State, UNC, Maryland, Syracuse and Ole Miss.
SAM BRADY, North Lincoln, WR/DB, Jr. _ Had 21 catches for 378 yards and four touchdowns. Ran for 93 yards and a score. On defense, had 99 tackles, six tackles for loss, two interceptions (one returned for a touchdown). Had 11 pass breakups and blocked two punts.
NYCK BROWN, Greenville Conley, ATH, Sr., 5-8, 175 _ Had 122 tackles (97 solo, 25 assisted), with nine tackles for losses, six hurries, two interceptions, three deflections and one touchdown. Blocked two punts and one kick. Scored one rushing touchdown, had four receiving TDs and added one kick return for a score.
JAYDEN CALLOWAY, Currituck County, ATH, Jr., 6-1, 179 _ Rushed for 1,203 yards and 11 touchdowns. Threw for four TDs. Started the season at running back, then moved to quarterback in Week 2 when starter was injured. All-conference pick. Being recruited by Old Dominion, Elizabeth City State, Chowan and East Carolina.
TRAVION CANADA, Reidsville, RB/LB/ATH, Sr., 5-9, 180 _ A two-way force on the field who helped team win 2-A championship while being named HSXtra.com player of the year. Ran 165 times for 1,574 yards (9.4 average) and 21 touchdowns. Had 29 catches for 474 yards and six touchdowns. At linebacker, finished with 46 tackles, 12 tackles for loss, two sacks and an interception. One of the sacks came late in the state title game to force a punt, then he broke multiple tackles for a 26-yard gain to set up a field goal in the 31-28 comeback win against Elizabeth City Northeastern. Part of a senior class that had lost once in three seasons, with the only defeat coming in overtime to Wallace-Rose Hill in the 2017 state final. Conference offensive player of the year and two-time all-conference pick.
SIDNEY DOLLAR, East Lincoln, WR/P _ Scored 12 touchdowns: 10 on receptions, one rushing and one on a 99-yard interception return. Had 580 yards receiving with 145 yards rushing. Also handled punting duties with 36 yards per punt. Committed to Lees-McRae for basketball.
LUKE ELLENBERGER, Brevard, DB/ATH/WR, Sr. _ On defense, had 116 tackles, 11 tackles for loss, five interceptions, seven passes defended and a blocked kick. On offense, had 57 catches for 965 yards and 10 touchdowns. Also returned eight kickoffs for 269 yards (33.6 average) and 10 punts for 118 yards. All-conference and all-area pick. Committed to Coastal Carolina.
KALIN ENSLEY, Hendersonville, WR/QB/DB, Sr. _ Caught 52 passes for 1,054 yards and 12 touchdowns. Also rushed for 512 yards with six TDs and added four touchdowns on returns. Finished season with 1,958 all-purpose yards. Also had four interceptions and 37 tackles on defense.
CRUYFF FLEURINE, Cherryville, WR/FS, Sr., 6-0, 165 _ Had 32 catches for 647 yards and 10 touchdowns. Had 54 tackles, five interceptions, seven breakups and one touchdown on defense.
BRYSON FURR, Concord Robinson, ATH, Sr., 5-10, 175 _ Ran for 253 yards, passed for 543, had 348 yards receiving and had 292 return yards. Had 11 total touchdowns. On defense, had 42 tackles, seven tackles for loss and three sacks. Two-time all-conference pick.
AARON HARRIS, Elizabeth City Northeastern, ATH, Sr., 5-11, 185 _ Passed for 1,413 yards and 16 touchdowns. Also rushed for 1,862 yards and 17 TDs. Conference player of the year. Being recruited by Savannah State, Delaware, Campbell, Charleston Southern and North Carolina A&T.
JORDAN HARRIS, East Rutherford, WR/DB, Sr., 6-0, 175 _ Had 30 catches for 647 yards and nine touchdowns. Had 1,248 all-purpose yards, including 277 on kick returns and 263 on punt returns. Had 11 total touchdowns and a 2-point conversion. On defense, had 57 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss, six interceptions, two fumble recoveries and one forced fumble.
JSI HATFIELD, Southern Alamance, ATH, Sr., 6-0, 170 _ Ran 184 times for 1,551 yards and 15 touchdowns. Completed 38 of 57 passes for 714 yards and five scores with two interceptions. Committed to East Carolina.
CJ JOHNSON, Greenville Conley, WR/ATH, Sr., 6-2, 215 _ Had 77 catches for 1,701 yards and 23 touchdowns. Also had 39 carries for 520 yards and 14 TDs. Threw two touchdown passes. Averaged 39.9 yards on 40 punts with 12 inside the 20-yard line. Committed to East Carolina.
KEYON LESANE, Matthews Butler, RB, Sr., 6-0, 190 _ Ran for 316 yards and six touchdowns. Had 27 catches for 451 yards and four scores. Returned a kickoff for a touchdown and a punt for a score. Had three interceptions. Two-time all-conference pick. Committed to N.C. State.
NOMI MCMULLENS, Mooresboro Jefferson, QB/FS, Sr., 6-0, 175 _ Threw for 5,263 yards and 60 touchdowns over his career. Also ran for 3,639 yards and 72 touchdowns for his career. Had three special-teams TDs. Drawing interest from VMI and Davidson, among others.
MUHSIN MUHAMMAD, Charlotte Myers Park, WR, Jr., 6-0, 175 _ Had 58 catches for 1,003 yards and eight touchdowns. Ran for 95 yards and two touchdowns. Returned two punts for touchdowns. Averaged 36.5 yards on punts. Has 12 scholarship offers.
BREON PASS, Reidsville, ATH, So., 6-0, 160 _ Playmaker for 2-A champions. Had 38 catches for 801 yards and 14 touchdowns at receiver. Had eight interceptions, 12 breakups and 38 tackles at defensive back. Returned two punts and a kickoff for a touchdown. Punted 30 times for a 36.9-yard average. All-conference pick. Will be a high-level FBS recruit who could also draw interest as a basketball player.
GABE STEPHENS, Mt. Holly Mountain Island Charter, DB/LB/ATH, So., 6-3, 195 _ Had 10 catches for 215 yards and four scores. On defense, played a hybrid DB/LB position with five sacks and 118 tackles. Has offers from Penn State, South Carolina, UNC, Syracuse, TCU and Charlotte.
MATEO SUPIDO, Wake Forest, ATH, Sr., 6-1, 190 _ Had 1,024 all-purpose yards. Threw for 779 yards and 11 touchdowns. Rushed for 144 yards and five TDs. Caught four passes for 101 yards and two scores. Also had four interceptions and 27 tackles as a defensive back. Shrine Bowl pick. MVP of 4-AA title game.