Meet the 78th All-State football team
Name High school Ht. Wt. Yr. Coach
Gabe Green Springfield Sacred Heart-Griffin 6-1 200 Jr. Ken Leonard
Has completed 75 percent of his passes, thrown for 3,161 yards, 39 TDs and only two interceptions for Class 5A state finalist.
Dan Marinko Edwardsville 6-2 175 Jr. Matt Martin
All he did was lead Tigers to 12-1 record, Class 7A semifinals, account for 46 total TDs and more than 3,600 yards of offense.
Tommy Mister Chicago St. Rita 6-2 210 Sr. Todd Kuska
Iowa State commit and two-time first-team selection was a dual threat, rushing for more than 1,300 yards and throwing for more than 1,000 while scoring 30 touchdowns.
Clayton Thorson Wheaton North 6-4 197 Sr. Joe Wardynski
Northwestern commit threw for 2,809 yards, 29 TDs. He rushed for 631 yards and 12 TDs as Falcons advanced to 7A quarters.
Alex Wills Montini 6-2 190 Sr. Chris Andriano
Operates Broncos’ spread offense to near perfection, throwing for 2,728 yards, 32 TDs for Class 5A state finalist.
Julian Hylton Lincoln-Way North 6-1 190 Sr. George Czart
UI commit will likely play cornerback for Tim Beckman, but he rushed for 2,531 yards and 32 TDs on Class 6A state quarterfinalist.
Mike Ivlow Joliet Catholic 5-10 205 Sr. Dan Sharp
Not a five-star recruit like former Hilltopper and current USC running back Ty Isaac but rushed for 2,603 yards and 32 TDs for Class 5A quarterfinalist.
Justin Jackson Glenbard North 6-0 185 Sr. Ryan Wilkens
Northwestern commit, a two-time All-State pick, rushed for 6,497 yards and 84 TDs in his career, including 3,153 yards and 38 TDs this fall.
James Robinson Rockford Lutheran 6-0 195 Soph. Bruce Bazsali
On pace to break state’s all-time rushing record of 8.477 yards set by Westville’s Caleb Pratt, Robinson rushed for 2,469 yards, 43 TDs as Crusaders made it to Class 4A semifinals.
Javier Montalvo Lincoln-Way West 5-10 183 Sr. Dave Ernst
Three-sport athlete compiled 2,237 yards, 28 TDs for Class 5A quarterfinalist.
Hayden Adams Willowbrook 6-2 176 Sr. Nick Hildreth
Versatile athlete averaged more than 20 yards per catch, of which he had plenty (67 receptions, 1,358 yards, 14 TDs) for Warriors.
Miles Boykin New Lenox Providence Catholic 6-4 230 Jr. Mark Coglianese
One of state’s top prospects in 2015 had 730 receiving yards on 51 catches and 13 TDs. Has offers from Illinois, Michigan State, Mississippi, Virginia Tech and Wisconsin.
Mike Dudek Neuqua Valley 5-11 176 Sr. Bill Ellinghaus
Illinois commit who will enroll early hauled in 69 catches for 1,384 yards and 19 TDs for Class 8A quarterfinalist.
Flynn Nagel Chicago Marist 5-11 178 Jr. Pat Dunne
Caught 103 passes for 1,489 yards, 18 TDs for Class 8A semifinalist. Has offers from Illinois, Indiana, Northern Illinois and Western Michigan.
Malik Turner Springfield Sacred Heart-Griffin 6-3 205 Sr. Ken Leonard
Illinois commit’s 65 catches for 1,308 yards and 23 TDs sparked one of state’s most prolific offenses.
Daniel Helm Chatham Glenwood 6-4 216 Sr. Dan Rourke
Will head south to Tennessee and play for Butch Jones’ Volunteers after stellar senior year saw him catch 35 passes for 565 yards, 13 TDs. School record-holder with 35 career receiving TDs.
Nic Weishar Chicago Marist 6-5 230 Sr. Pat Dunne
Notre Dame recruit started both ways for RedHawks and contributed nearly 1,100 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns.
Nick Allegretti Lincoln-Way East 6-4 305 Sr. Rob Zvonar
Future Illini and U.S. Army All-American anchored line at center the past three years, helping his team go 32-4 in that span.
Brian Allen Hinsdale Central 6-2 285 Sr. Rich Tarka
Michigan State commit a three-year starter for Red Devils and will play in U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
Shane Evans Prairie Ridge 6-4 296 Sr. Chris Schremp
Northern Illinois commit chose the Huskies from a list of 10 offers and helped Wolves reach Class 6A quarterfinals.
Tanner Farmer Highland 6-4 315 Sr. Jimmy Warnecke
Nebraska commit sparked Bulldogs’ offense and helped Class 5A quarterfinalists achieve deepest postseason run in a decade.
Jamarco Jones Chicago De La Salle 6-6 295 Sr. Dan O’Keefe
Ohio State commit missed first half of season with shoulder injury but recovered in time to lead Meteors to second round of Class 6A playoffs.
Dewayne Hendrix O’Fallon 6-5 250 Sr. Brandon Joggerst
Tennessee commit, a four-star recruit, had eight sacks among his 60 tackles for Panthers this fall.
Dylan Thompson Montini 6-5 285 Sr. Chis Andriano
Urban Meyer will get to coach him next. Future Buckeye and our POY has 55 tackles, 12 sacks for Broncos heading into Saturday morning’s Class 5A state title game.
Steven Richardson Chicago Mount Carmel 5-11 285 Sr. Frank Lenti
Minnesota commit is short in stature but big on production. Ask the coaches in the Chicago Catholic League Blue, who voted him the league’s Defensive Player of the Year.
Clifton Garrett Plainfield South 6-2 222 Sr. Ken Bublitz
Top prospect in the state had 71 tackles, four forced fumbles for Class 8A playoff qualifier. Will decide between host of SEC schools, including Florida, LSU, Mississippi and Tennessee.
Nyles Morgan Crete-Monee 6-1 222 Sr. John Konecki
Four-star and uncommitted recruit had 100 tackles this season and will likely pick either Florida, Mississippi, Notre Dame or Vanderbilt.
Macae Skaggs Farmington 6-5 230 Sr. Casey Martin
Repeat All-State selection and two-way starter finished career with 375 tackles, including 146 this season to go along with four interceptions.
Colton Moskal Lake Zurich 6-2 215 Sr. David Proffitt
Three-year starter is a Syracuse commit and defensive leader for Bears, who play in Class 7A state title game Saturday.
Parrker Westphal Bolingbrook 6-1 195 Sr. John Ivlow
Shutdown cornerback with nine pass breakups and three interceptions will choose between Michigan State, Northwestern and Vanderbilt for his college destination.
Greg Taylor East St. Louis 5-10 181 Sr. Darren Sunkett
Missouri commit shined on offense this season for Flyers but will try to disrupt opposing receivers in the future for Gary Pinkel.
Matt Morrissey Stevenson 6-3 195 Sr. William McNamara
Contributed on both sides of ball for 8A semifinalists, but Michigan State commit will focus primarily on defense for Mark Dantonio.
Josh Pollack Highland Park 5-11 175 Sr. Hal Chiodo
Whether it’s punting or kicking field goals, former soccer player will get the chance to do both out West for Rich Rodriguez’s Arizona program.
Special Mention 100
NAME School Year
Jace Bankford Belvidere North Jr.
Korben Clark Auburn Sr.
Jack Donegan Chicago Marist Sr.
Jack Hockaday Maroa-Forsyth Jr.
Tyler Hutchinson Greenville Sr.
Alex Jeske Glenbard South Sr.
Brian Johnson Willowbrook Sr.
Storm Joop St. Thomas More Sr.
Robbie Kelley Rochester Sr.
Jake Kolbe Naperville Central Sr.
Josh Lindsey Williamsville Sr.
Reece Metcalf Mount Carmel Sr.
Bret Mooney Jacobs Sr.
Jared Pilson Mattoon Sr.
Billy Ritchey Jerseyville Sr.
Broc Rutter Neuqua Valley Sr.
Arion Worthman Normal U-High Jr.
Dre Brown DeKalb Jr.
Casey Danley Washington Sr.
Matt Domer Chicago Mount Carmel Sr.
Jarvion Franklin Tinley Park Andrew Sr.
Steve Isbell Cerro Gordo/D-W/B Sr.
Chris James Niles Notre Dame Sr.
Kentrail Moran O’Fallon Soph.
Tyler Oakley Lena-Winslow Sr.
Malique Robbins Quincy Sr.
Anthony Scaccia Batavia Sr.
Jesse Setzer Petersburg PORTA Sr.
Rayce Singbush Geneseo Sr.
Marcus Sitko Staunton Jr.
Robert Spillane Oak Park Fenwick Sr.
Legend Smith Aurora Christian Sr.
Mikale Wilbon Chicago De La Salle Sr.
Nick Williams Erie-Prophetstown Sr.
Matt Biegalski Wheaton North Sr.
Kyle Brown Geneva Sr.
Ian Bunting Hinsdale Central Sr.
Jordan Chapel Quincy Notre Dame Sr.
Simmie Cobbs Oak Park-River Forest Sr.
Chris Collier Danville Sr.
Darius Crochrell Edwardsville Sr.
Cameron Green Stevenson Jr.
Blake Hance Jacksonville Sr.
Ben Niemann Sycamore Sr.
John Pass Elk Grove Village Sr. Jauan Wesley Thornton Sr.
Jacob Appleman Rock Island Alleman Sr.
Brendan Brosnan Maine South Sr.
JB Butler Joliet Catholic Sr.
Chris Edwards Glenbard North Sr.
Chase Gianacakos St. Charles East Sr.
Seth Griswell St. Joseph-Ogden Sr.
Quinn Oseland Springfield SH-G Jr.
Aaron Roberts Chicago De La Salle Sr.
Trevor Ruhland Cary-Grove Jr.
Eric Shute Glenbard West Sr.
Kyrin Tucker Normal West Sr.
Jacob Barnes Sterling Newman Jr.
Terry Beckner Jr. East St. Louis Jr.
Wil Colmery Nazareth Academy Sr.
Lucas Hammer Tri-Valley Sr.
Jackson Leffler Normal Community Sr.
Anthony Love Romeoville Sr.
Savon Robinson Richards Sr.
Edgar Ruano Montini Sr.
Chris Slayton Crete-Monee Sr.
Enoch Smith Jr. Chicago Mount Carmel Sr.
Matt Swaine Rochester Sr.
Sam Symeonides Immaculate Conception Sr.
Quentin Voce Chicago St. Patrick Sr.
Josh Wallick Fisher Sr.
Malik Bondon Quincy Sr.
Zac Hare Stillman Valley Sr.
Romel Hill Richards Sr.
Bryce Holm Oswego Sr.
Grant Farchmin Mahomet-Seymour Sr.
Chris Friend Washington Sr.
Gary Koehring Kaneland Sr.
Zack Matthews Rockford Boylan Sr.
Tori Millender Belleville West Sr.
Chris Neeld Mercer County Sr.
Nile Sykes Montini Sr.
Kyron Watson East St. Louis Sr.
Trent Williams Lake Forest Sr.
Jack Woolridge Naperville Central Sr.
Hayden Carlson Glenbard West Sr.
Austin Chausse Nokomis Sr.
Ramar Dawson Chicago St. Rita Sr.
Jack Gleason Loyola Academy Sr.
Conner Grace Unity Sr.
Theodore Hopkins Jr. Chicago Leo Sr.
Craig James Edwardsville Sr.
Cole Lindhout Ottawa Marquette Sr.
Sean Lynch Lake Zurich Sr.
Michael Moffatt Batavia Sr.
Trent Sherfield Danville Sr.
John Duvic Benet Academy Sr.
Cory Hartema Bloomington Central Cath. Sr.
Javon Montgomery Plano Sr.
Michael Tschirn Peoria Notre Dame Sr.