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Preseason American Family Insurance ALL-USA Team

24 high school football players to watch in 2012



Skyline (Sammamish, Wash.) QB Max Browne is one of 24 players to watch in 2012.

USA TODAY has been honoring the nation's best football teams and players for 30 years, from Rod Woodson and Thurman Thomas to Randy Moss and Adrian Peterson. To celebrate our 30th anniversary -- and the start of another high school football season -- we're excited to unveil the first Preseason American Family Insurance ALL-USA Football Team.

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The 24-man team below was selected by USA TODAY Sports’ Jim Halley, with help from recruiting analysts Mike Farrell of Rivals.com, Tom Lemming of CBS Sports Network and JC Shurburtt of 247sports.com. Some of these names you've probably heard before, others you may not have. All of them have a good chance to earn a spot on the final 2012 ALL-USA Team, but there's an entire season for other players to make their case. We'll be watching every week.

Note: All players are members of the Class of 2013 (seniors) unless noted. Check out stats and highlight videos of this year's team here: Offense | Defense

American Family Insurance 2012 Preseason ALL-USA Team - Offense
Name Pos. Ht./Wt. School College
Cooper Bateman QB 6-3/200 Cottonwood (Sandy, Utah) Alabama
Max Browne QB 6-5/214 Skyline (Sammamish, Wash.) USC
Cameron Denson* WR/DB 6-1/175 Salpointe Catholic (Tucson, Ariz.) Undecided
Robert Foster WR 6-3/170 Central Valley (Monaca, Pa.) Undecided
O.J. Howard TE 6-6/226 Autauga Academy (Prattville, Ala.) Alabama
Ty Isaac RB 6-3/215 Joliet Catholic (Joliet, Ill.) USC
Ryan Switzer ATH 5-9/170 Geo. Washington (Charleston, W. Va.) North Carolina
Kelvin Taylor RB 5-11/216 Glades Day (Belle Glade, Fla.) Florida
Cody Thomas QB 6-5/210 Colleyville Heritage (Colleyville, Texas) Oklahoma
Laquon Treadwell WR 6-3/190 Crete-Monee (Crete, Ill.) Undecided
Laremy Tunsil OT 6-6/295 Columbia (Lake City, Fla.) Undecided
Joseph Yearby* RB 5-9/191 Miami Central (Miami, Fla.) Florida St.

*Denotes Class of 2014

American Family Insurance 2012 Preseason ALL-USA Team - Defense
Name Pos. Ht./Wt. School College
Andrew Brown* DT 6-4/292 Oscar Smith (Chesapeake, Va.) Undecided
Reuben Foster LB 6-2/228 Auburn (Auburn, Ala.) Auburn
Da'Shawn Hand* DE 6-4/248 Woodbridge (Woodbridge, Va.) Undecided
Vernon Hargreaves III CB 5-11/185 Wharton (Tampa, Fla.) Florida
Canton Kaumatule** DE 6-7/260 Punahou (Honolulu, Hawaii) Undecided
Leon McQuay III DB 6-2/185 Armwood (Seffner, Fla.) Undecided
Robert Nkemdiche DE 6-5/270 Grayson (Loganville, Ga.) Clemson
Scott Pagano DT 6-4/275 Moanalua (Honolulu, Hawaii) Clemson
Jabrill Peppers RB/CB 6-0/190 Paramus Catholic (Paramus, N.J.) Undecided
Jaylon Smith LB 6-3/225 Bishop Luers (Fort Wayne, Ind.) Notre Dame
Vincent Taylor DT 6-3/277 Madison (San Antonio, Texas) Oklahoma St.
Tim Williams DE 6-4/230 University Lab (Baton Rouge, La.) Undecided

*Denotes Class of 2014; **Denotes Class of 2015
 

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