Each year, 22 members of the Maryland media scene are offered a chance to vote for All-State honors. Each day from now until the ballot is released to the media, we are sharing the names of the players nominated. It is important to note that ADDITIONAL NAMES ARE ADDED EVERY DAY until the ballot is complete. The players generally are added as local all-stars are released, thus some regions may not be represented in this update. Players earn nomination to the All-State ballot by being named to certain all-county, all-league and all-conference first teams and/or through coach's recommendation.
Below is the inaugural list of Big School nominees:
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Big Schools are defined as Class 4A and 3A public schools and all members of the MIAA A Conference and WCAC.
Quarterbacks: Austin Altman, River Hill; Shane Cockerille, Gilman; Connor Cox, South River; Jack Gordon, Arundel ; Deryk Kern, Westminster; Kyle McEachern, Milford Mill; Stefan Sigwalt, Blake; Jackson Thornton, Franklin.
Running Backs: Mark Allen, DeMatha; Lavon Chaney, South River; DeAndre Lane, Catonsville; Eric Latham, Perry Hall; Nevone McCrimmon, Mt. St. Joseph; Dorian O'Daniel, Good Counsel; Charlie Wells, Annapolis; Khalil Wilson, Einstein.
Offensive Line: Jared Cohen, McDonogh; David Dunn, Old Mill; Mike Fulton, Old Mill; Graham Hensley, Hereford; Kevin Johnson, Meade; J.P. McManus, Calvert Hall; Sam Mustipher, Good Counsel; Justin Nestor, River Hill; Brady Orem, Franklin; Damian Prince, McNamara; Reed Prudoe, Arundel ; Shawn Reynolds, Einstein ; Brock Turnbaugh, Hereford; Chibuzo Ukandu, Gilman.
Wide Receivers/Tight Ends: Garrett Bean, Westminster; Teddy Crayton, Catonsville; Jordan Crockett, Bishop McNamara; Marquise Ellis, Franklin; Kirk Garner, Good Counsel; Jeremiah Johnson, Perry Hall; Kyle Levere, Calvert Hall; Bradley Metcalf, Westminster; Keyon Pinnock, Atholton; Tony Watkins, Meade; Eric Young, South River; Tyler Young, Arundel.
All-Purpose: Reggie Ellis, Franklin; Cameron Phillips, DeMatha.
Place-kickers: Adam Greene, Broadneck.
Defensive Line: Kiandre Burrell, Franklin; Brennan Butz, Hereford; Darius Commissiong, McNamara; Niquekko Cook; Malik Dorsey; Sam Evans, Loyola; DeMarcus Garrett, Arundel; Stephen Hicks, South River; Ryan Kail, Decatur; Melvin Keihn, Gilman; Frank Kozlowski, North Harford; Moise Larose, Wilde Lake; Shaquille Melvin, Franklin; Henry Poggi, Gilman; DaeSean Timmons, DeMatha; Ronald Tunstone, Milford Mill; Mike Williams, Spalding.
Linebackers: Auturo Archie, Glen Burnie; Zebbie Atkinson, Old Mill; Ja'Whaun Bentley, DeMatha; Hunter Cox, Meade; Garrett Epple, Calvert Hall; Malik Jackson, Franklin; Dan Johnson, Westminster; Micah Kiser, Gilman; Marcel Ngachie, Good Counsel; Miles Norris, Gilman; Stephan Osong, River Hill; Kevin Robbins, McNamara; James Simms, Reservoir; Julian Singletary, Catonsville; Carey Wells-Jowers, Mt. St. Joseph.
Defensive Backs: Zach Abey, Spalding; Kennedy Frazier, Calvert Hall; Kendall Fuller, Good Counsel; James Garlington, Broadneck; Evan Griffin, River Hill; Marcus Hicks, Old Mill; Delando Johnson, Calvert Hall; Michael Jones, Milford Mill; Ricardo Malcolm, Blake; Marquis Robinson, Blake; Jamal Robinson, DeMatha; Aaron Terry, Chesapeake-AA, ; Rashawn Thompson, Milford Mill; Tyler Webb, Franklin.
Punters: Brendan Marshall, Good Counsel; John Myers, Perry Hall; Jay Patti, Hereford.