Here's a closer look at the 12 defensive members of the 2012 Preseason American Family Insurance ALL-USA Football Team.
Oscar Smith (Chesapeake, Va.)
DT, 6-4/292, Class of 2014
Brown, who transferred to Oscar Smith after two seasons at Indian River (Chesapeake, Va.), has 17 sacks in two years despite missing most of 2011 with an injury.
Auburn (Auburn, Ala.)
LB, 6-2/228, Class of 2013
Foster, who switched his commitment from Alabama to rival Auburn this summer, had 185 tackles (144 solo) and 14 sacks for Troup County (LaGrange, Ga.) in 2011.
Woodbridge (Woodbridge, Va.)
DE, 6-4/248, Class of 2014
Hand, who had 21 sacks last year, is considered the top player in the Class of 2014.
Vernon Hargreaves III
Wharton (Tampa, Fla.)
CB, 5-11/185, Class of 2013
Hargreaves runs a 4.2 40-yard dash and established himself as a shutdown corner for the Wildcats.
Punahou (Honolulu, Hawaii)
DE, 6-7/260, Class of 2015
Kaumatule is the only sophomore on the list. His brother Luke, who is also featured in the video above, is a freshman at Stanford.
Leon McQuay III
Armwood (Seffner, Fla.)
DB, 6-2/185, Class of 2013
McQuay had 66 tackles and 4 INTs for the Hawks in 2011 and was named to the American Family Insurance All-USA first team.
Grayson (Loganville, Ga.)
DE, 6-5/270, Class of 2013
Nkemdiche had 93 tackles and 18 sacks on defense and added 17 rushing TDs in 2011.
Moanalua (Honolulu, Hawaii)
DT, 6-4/275, Class of 2013
Pagano had 72 tackles, including 30 for loss, in 2011.
Paramus Catholic (Paramus, N.J.)
RB/CB, 6-0/190, Class of 2014
Peppers begins his first year at Paramus Catholic after scoring 24 TDs at Super 25 No. 1 Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, N.J.) in 2011.
Bishop Luers (Fort Wayne, Ind.)
LB, 6-3/225, Class of 2013
College: Notre Dame
Smith had nine sacks and 20 tackles for loss on defense, and rushed for 1,300 yards and 25 TDs on offense.
Madison (San Antonio, Texas)
DT, 6-3/277, Class of 2013
College: Oklahoma State
Taylor had 153 tackles and 14 sacks in 2011.
University Lab (Baton Rouge, La.)
DE, 6-4/230, Class of 2013
Williams had 111 tackles (22 for loss), 13 sacks and two forced fumbles in 2011.