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High school players, coaches selected for Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Football Game

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Spain Park quarterback Nick Mullens (No. 12) was selected to the Alabama All-Star team. (abc3340.com) Spain Park quarterback Nick Mullens (No. 12) was selected to the Alabama All-Star team. (abc3340.com)

Jeremy Johnson of Carver-Montgomery and Nick Mullens of Spain Park have been selected as the quarterbacks for the 40-player Alabama All-Star Team that will face Mississippi in the 26th annual Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Football Game Dec. 15.

The squad, comprised of current high school seniors, was announced Tuesday by Alvin Briggs,  Director of the Alabama High School Athletic Directors & Coaches Association (AHSADCA).

The annual contest, an event of the Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) and the AHSADCA, will be played for the second straight year at Montgomery's Cramton Bowl. Kickoff for the afternoon contest has not been set. Alabama holds an 18-7 edge in the series played at Mobile's Ladd-Peebles Stadium from 1988-2010. Alabama won last year's game 31-12 with current University of Alabama freshman running back T.J. Yeldon earning MVP honors for Alabama.  Alabama has won the last four in a row.

The head coach for the Alabama All-Stars is Mountain Brook's Chris Yeager. 

The  6-foot-6 Johnson, an early Auburn commitment, has led the Wolverines to a 5-1 record this season while completing 88-of-133 passes for 1,600 yards and 19 touchdowns. He's thrown only four interceptions and has a completion rate of 66.2 percent. A strong runner who has good speed, Johnson has rushed for 447 yards and four touchdowns and is averaging 10.4 yards per carry. He is fast emerging as one of the top quarterback prospects in the nation in the Class of 2013.

Mullens, who is averaging well over 200 yards passing per game this season, passed for 2,877 yards and 22 touchdowns last season. He's on a pace to go over 3,000 yards this year. Still undecided, the 6-2 quarterback is being recruited by several Division I schools from the Sun Belt Conference and Conference USA.

"Once again I think the selection committee has chosen an outstanding group of players," said Briggs. Several have already committed to Auburn and Alabama as well as Florida State, Texas A&M, Ole Miss, Vanderbilt, Mississippi State and Nebraska.

Running backs selected are Foley's Cedrix Reed, Clark Quisenberry of Enterprise, Joshua Walker of Austin and Johnathan Ford of New Hope. Ford, a Vanderbilt commitment, has rushed for over 1,000 yards this season.

Alabama's squad features at least 20 players who have already announced college choices, including six to the Auburn University and three to the University of Alabama. Verbal commits for the Tigers include highly touted linebacker Reuben Foster of Auburn High School, defensive lineman Dee Liner of Muscle Shoals, wide receivers Earnest Robinson of Pinson Valley and Jason Smith of McGill-Toolen, defensive back Kamryn Melton of Dothan and Johnson.

Crimson Tide commitments include defensive back/athlete ArDarius Stewart of Fultondale, defensive lineman Darius Paige of Foley and offensive lineman Grant Hill of Huntsville.

Florida State commitments selected include defensive back Marquez White of Northview and Prattville offensive lineman Austin Golson. Wide receiver Cameron Echols-Luper of Auburn has already committed to Texas A&M, Oxford defensive lineman Trent Simpson to Mississippi State, linebackers Finesse Middleton of Gadsden City and Rashawn Smith of Florence to Ole Miss, and defensive back Jonathan Cook of Spanish Fort has announced plans to sign with Nebraska.

Half the squad (20) is still currently uncommitted.

 The 40-man roster and coaching staff for the 2012 All-Star Game:

Pos. 

First 

Last 

School 

College

HT.

WT.

QB

Jeremy

Johnson

Carver-Montgomery

Auburn

6-6

220

QB

Nick

Mullens

Spain Park

Uncommitted

6-2

185

RB

Cedrix

Reed

Foley

Uncommitted

5-10

185

RB

Clark

Quisenberry

Enterprise

Uncommitted

6-3

190

RB

Joshua

Walker

Austin

Uncommitted

5-11

200

RB

Johnathan

Ford

New Hope

Vanderbilt

6-'0

191

TE

Alontai

Adams

Foley

Uncommitted

6-3

201

WR

Jarren

Johnson

Jackson

Uncommitted

5-11

190

WR

Earnest

Robinson

Pinson Valley

Auburn

6-2

205

WR

Cameron

Echols-Luper

Auburn

South Florida

6-0

190

WR

Jason

Smith

McGill-Toolen

Auburn

6-2

175

OL

Forrest

Garner

Baldwin County

Uncommitted

6-2

265

OL

Wilson

Bell

Blount

Uncommitted

6-4

295

OL

Cameron

Fraser

Central-Phenix City

South Florida

6-0

287

OL

Austin

Golson

Prattville

Florida State

6-6

290

OL

Jess

Cooper

Tuscaloosa Co.

Uncommitted

6-3

290

OL

Grant

Hill

Huntsville

Alabama

6-6

290

OL

Zachary

Sims

Homewood

Uncommitted

6-2

286

OL

Jonathan

Raudales

Enterprise

Uncommitted

6-2

280

P/K

Thomas

Hamlin

McGill-Toolen

Uncommitted

6-2

176

Ath

Anthony

Johnson

Maplesville

Uncommitted

6-5

205

DL

Rodney

Edwards

Gadsden City

Uncommitted

6-3

265

DL

Darius

Paige

Foley

Alabama

6-4

310

DL

Rod

Crayton

Dadeville

Uncommitted

6-1

310

DL

Trent

Simpson

Oxford

Mississippi St.

6-4

245

DL

Dee

Liner

Muscle Shoals

Auburn

6-4

285

LB

Derek

King

Central-Phenix City

Uncommitted

6-0

295

LB

Finesse

Middleton

Gadsden City


Ole Miss

6-2

240

LB

Reuben

Foster

Auburn

Auburn

6-2

249

LB

Brandon

Fuller

Clay-Chalkville

Uncommitted

6-0

215

LB

Rashawn

Smith

Florence

Ole Miss

6-3

215

LB

John Patrick

Sherling

Fairhope

Uncommitted

6-0

215

DB

Alfred

Jenkins

Daphne

Uncommitted

6-1

210

DB

Marquez

White

Northview


Florida State

6-1

175

DB

Shaun

Rupert

Carver-Montgomery

Arkansas State

6-1

200

DB

Kamryn

Melton

Dothan

Auburn

5-11

175

DB

ArDarius

Stewart

Fultondale

Alabama

6-1

195

DB

Jonathan

Cook

Spanish Fort

Nebraska

6-0

180

DB

Nate

Andrews

Fairhope

Uncommitted

6-1

190

DB

Devon

Earl

Hoover

South Alabama

5-11

190

 

Coaching staff:

Head Coach: 

Chris Yeager, Mountain Brook

Assistant Coaches:

Scott Rials, Elba

Mike Battles, Sr., Handley

Woodrow Lowe, Sr., Central-Phenix City

Rusty Funk, Marion County

Todd Watson, Foley

David Faulkner, Enterprise

Marty Rozell, Mountain Brook (Alabama scout coach)

Source:  AHSAA.com

 

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