NEW YORK — Sports Illustratedkicked off its SI All-American coverage with the announcement of quarterback Bryce Youthful as the initially SI All-American ever final Monday. Even though the Alabama-certain passer is the team’s cause gentleman, the relaxation of the roster sits just as star-studded, SI declared Monday.
The inaugural team is the initially of various to be rolled out in the coming weeks. Chosen on an annual basis starting off this year, the new initiative from SI will characteristic twenty five seniors who have greatest exemplified athletic excellence in significant school, with the likely to do in the same way at the collegiate stage. There is an additional emphasis on senior year overall performance and development in comparison to year’s previous.
The SI All-American roster will be comprised of head-turning talents across every position on the area. All thirteen of the offensive selections are now committed to Ability five courses, which include 6 pledged to College Soccer Playoff members.
Check back again on Tuesday for SI’s 2019 defensive All-American team.
Quarterback: Bryce Youthful(Santa Ana, Calif./Mater Dei)
The No. 3 all-time foremost passer in California condition historical past also introduced household the quantities that count the most—wins. The Alabama motivation was on the correct facet of the scoreboard in 47 of his 53 prep commences.
Operating Again: Demarkcus Bowman(Lakeland, Fla.),Jahmyr Gibbs(Dalton, Ga.)
A lot more than 4,000 yards on the floor sit amongst the functioning back again duo of Bowman and Gibbs. Each southern speedster hit the two,500-lawn mark at the very least the moment around the last two seasons, with the Clemson-sure Bowman achieving the mark in major Lakeland to a state title in 2018 while Gibbs, a Georgia Tech determination, did so as a senior.
Extensive Receiver: Julian Fleming(Catawissa, Penn./Southern Columbia),Jaxon Smith-Njigba(Rockwall, Tex.),Malachi Wideman(Venice, Fla.)
Manufacturing wasn’t a issue for this trio, with every hitting double-digit touchdowns as senior focal points of their respective offenses. Smith-Njigba, headed to Ohio State like Fleming, eclipsed the 2,000-yard mark throughout Rockwall’s deep playoff operate. Wideman is a Florida Point out verbal motivation who was very well regarded for his viral dunks as a basketball prospect right before breaking out in 2019.
Tight End: Arik Gilbert(Marietta, Ga.)
The LSU dedication amazed a lot of with his pledge to the Tigers but didn’t surprise on the field in averaging more than 100 yards and one landing per match in 2019. Gilbert aided the Marietta Blue Devils seize their to start with state championship because 1967 in excess of the weekend with yet another triple-digit work.
Offensive Line: Paris Johnson(Cincinnati, Ohio/Princeton),Tate Ratledge(Rome, Ga./Darlington),Javion Cohen(Phenix Metropolis, Ala./Central),Issiah Walker(Miami, Fla./Norland),Nate Anderson(Frisco, Tex./Reedy)
This group of trench skills signifies a small bit of every little thing from an evaluation point of view. Lengthier, leaner athletes—the pattern when projecting towards the NFL—are represented in Anderson, the Oklahoma dedication, as properly as the Alabama-bound Cohen. Significant maulers like Johnson, headed to Ohio Condition, and the upcoming Ga Bulldog Ratledge presently glimpse like they’re in school. Walker, a pledge to Florida, has good dimension and athleticism in that he can perform guard or deal with at the up coming amount.
All-Function: Kristian Tale(Lanett, Ala.)
All the Alabama dedication has done at the prep level was re-produce the Yellowhammer State’s record books for touchdowns and yards. The do-it-all prospect, who also had 29 interceptions as a defensive back again in high university, led the Panthers to several state championships in the procedure.
2019 SI All-American Offensive Team:
QB Bryce Younger, Alabama (Why Young? Highlights)
RB Demarckus Bowman, Clemson (Why Bowman? Highlights)
RB Jahmyr Gibbs, Ga Tech (Why Gibbs? Highlights)
WR Julian Fleming, Ohio State (Why Fleming? Highlights)
WR Jaxon Smith-Njigba, Ohio State (Why Smith-Njigba? Highlights)
WR Malachi Wideman, FSU (Why Wideman? Highlights)
TE Arik Gilbert, LSU (Why Gilbert? Highlights)
OL Paris Johnson, Ohio Condition (Why Johnson? Highlights)
OL Tate Ratledge, UGA (Why Ratledge? Highlights)
OL Javion Cohen, Alabama (Why Cohen? Highlights)
OL Issiah Walker, Florida (Why Walker? Highlights)
OL Nate Anderson, Oklahoma (Why Anderson? Highlights)
ATH Kristian Story, Alabama (Why Tale? Highlights)
Check back again on Tuesday for SI’s 2019 defensive All-American workforce.