ALL-STATE OFFENSESelections by Bob Sakamoto
Receiver: Marquis Mosely, Bloomington, sr., 6-1, 177. Caught 56 passes for 1,271 yards and 13 TDs. Miami, Notre Dame, Michigan, Texas and Illinois are recruiting him.
Receiver: Ontario Pryor, Shepard, sr., 6-2, 195. The SICA North`s No. 1 player had 21 catches for 516 yards, averaging almost 25 yards per catch.
Tight end: Jon Blackman, Yorkville, sr., 6-7, 240. Had 34 receptions for 432 yards, 3 TDs. Being recruited by Notre Dame, Miami, Penn St., Boston College, most Big 10 schools.
Lineman: Benyard Jones, Kankakee, sr., 6-3, 260. The No. 1 lineman in the SICA South is being pursued by Nebraska, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana and Boston College.
Lineman: Chip McPheeters, Waubonsie Valley, sr., 6-3, 265. Helped his team rush for 3,373 yards. Illinois, Michigan, Colorado, Penn State and Iowa are in hot pursuit.
Lineman: Dan Maly, Providence, sr., 6-7, 265. Tremendous pass blocker from his right tackle position, he helped lead Providence to an 8-2 season while allowing just one sack.
Lineman: Mark Sroka, Maine South, sr., 6-5, 252. Helped Hawks' running game average 325 yards a game. Recruited by Illinois, Stanford, Notre Dame, Northwestern.
Lineman: Jim Van Vlymen, Homewood-Flossmoor, sr., 6-4, 265. Often sealed off a portion of the defensive line for H-F`s running, passing attack. Being recruited by Illinois, Iowa, Northwestern, Michigan State.
Quarterback: Jeff Hecklinski, Palatine, sr., 6-4, 200. The No. 1 college prospect in the state is Illinois-bound after passing for 2,387 yards and 23 TDs this season with career totals of 5,871 yards and 54 TDs.
Running back: Phil Adler, Wheaton-Warrenville South, sr., 5-7, 207. The irrepressible fullback has rushed for 1,847 yards and 25 TDs in leading the Tribune`s No. 1-ranked team into the Class 5A title game.
Running back: Robert Farmer, Bolingbrook, sr., 6-1, 215. Heralded as the state`s No. 1 running back, he rushed for 1,566 yards and 18 TDs. Miami, Alabama, Notre Dame, Penn State, Michigan, Georgia, Illinois and Northwestern are recruiting him.
Receivers: Paul Kindelspire, sr., Morris, 6-4, 185; Seth Smith, sr., Carbondale, 6-1, 165. Tight end: Matt Cushing, sr., Mt. Carmel, 6-4, 240. Linemen: Andy Allen, sr., Oswego, 6-3, 255; Khal Banks, sr., Naperville Central, 6-6, 310; Mark Irby, sr., Bloomington, 6-1, 256; Dan Jones, sr., Rockford Boylan, 6-0, 285; Kevin Krusenoski, sr., Lockport, 6-3, 235. Quarterback: Billy Dicken, sr., Bloomington, 6-3, 193. Running backs: Matt Larsen, sr., Joliet Catholic, 5-10, 210; Jason Kent, sr., Hoffman Estates, 5-11, 185.
Receivers: Kindelspire, Morris; Pryor, Shepard; Tony Simmons, St. Rita; Matt Walus, Tinley Park. Tight ends: Blackman, Yorkville; Cushing, Mt. Carmel. Linemen: Allen, Oswego; Banks, Naperville Central; Tim Carrig, St. Rita; Jones, Kankakee; Krusenoski, Lockport; Maly, Providence; McPheeters, Waubonsie Valley; Terry Shoven, Bishop McNamara; Sroka, Maine South; Van Vlymen, Homewood-Flossmoor. Quarterbacks: Hecklinski; Todd Schultz, Morris. Running backs: Adler, Wheaton-Warrenville South; Farmer, Bolingbrook; Kent, Hoffman Estates; Larsen, Joliet Catholic.
ALL-STATE DEFENSESelections by Paul Sullivan
Lineman: Jon Burns, Bishop McNamara, sr., 6-6, 220-Recorded 10 sacks, averaged seven tackles. Interested in Northwestern, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa.
Lineman: Mark Day, Joliet Catholic, sr., 6-4, 220-Most dominant lineman in state. East Suburban Catholic Defensive Player of Year, with 13 sacks. Considering Boston College, N.C. State, Ohio State, Colorado, Iowa, Illinois and Purdue.
Lineman: Leo Perez, Buffalo Grove, sr., 6-3, 275-Recorded 68 tackles, six sacks while being double-teamed. Considering Purdue, Kansas, Nebraska, Penn State, Indiana.
Lineman: Aaron Thomas, Immaculate Conception, sr., 6-3, 225-Suburban Catholic Defensive Player of Year. Switched from linebacker to tackle as senior.
Linebacker: David James, East St. Louis Sr., sr., 6-0, 215-Compares favorably to former All-Stater Dana Howard. Recorded 80 solo tackles. Illinois, Colorado, Tennessee, Michigan top wish list.
Linebacker: Jim O`Connor, Loyola, 5-10, 195, sr.-All-Catholic League choice and leader of defense that allowed six points per game en route to 6A final.
Linebacker: Tim Scharf, Rockford Boylan, 6-2, 220, sr.-Defensive Player of the Year in NIC-9 Conference with 73 solos, 40 assists. Will choose between Illinois, Wisconsin and Northwestern.
Linebacker: Mike Vakos, Naperville North, sr., 5-11, 215-Du Page Valley Defensive Player of Year and three-year starter. Over 85 solos and five deflected passes.
Defensive back: Alan Lakomskis, Providence, jr., 6-1, 177-Set state record with 15 interceptions and added a fumble recovery.
Defensive back: James Williams, Homewood-Flossmoor, sr., 6-1, 175-Top player in SICA East on offense, defense and special teams. Picked off five passes, blocked four punts.
Defensive back: Tyrin Wilson, Peoria Manual, sr., 6-2, 188-Recorded 51 solo tackles, 38 assists and two picks. Will choose between Texas A&M and Tennessee.
Linemen: Jeff Kilburg, Maine S., sr., 6-4, 240; Jeremy Lyons, Loyola, sr., 5-11, 195; David Mickelson, Wheaton-Warrenville S., sr., 6-2, 210; Mike Shaw, Mascoutah, sr., 6-1, 210. Linebackers: Pat Fitzgerald, Sandburg, sr., 6-3, 225; Chris Gall, Oak Park, jr., 6-0, 195; Kevin Kilroy, Mt. Carmel, sr., 5-11, 200; Christian Olsen, Wheaton-Warrenville S., sr., 6-2, 225. Defensive backs: Brandy Brenczewski, Joliet Catholic, sr., 5-11, 170; Kevan Comstock, Lake Forest, sr., 6-1, 180; Broc Kreitz, Waubonsie Valley, sr., 6-0, 192.
Linemen: Burns, Bish. McNamara; Day, Joliet Cath.; Kilburg, Maine S.; Lyons, Loyola; Mickelson, Wheaton-Warrenville S.; Perez, Buffalo Grove; Tyrone Richardson, Thornwood; Thomas, Immac. Conception. Linebackers: Chris Barton, Fremd; Fitzgerald, Sandburg; Jerod Funke, St. Charles; Gall, Oak Park; Kilroy, Mt. Carmel; O`Connor, Loyola; Olsen, Wheaton-Warrenville S.; Vakos, Naperville N.; Paul Wise, Geneva. Defensive backs: Brenczewski, Joliet Cath.; Comstock, Lk. Forest; Kreitz, Waubonsie Val.; Lakomskis, Providence; Williams, Homewood-Flossmoor.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun