Wow this is huge! Hank was named 1st team defense and was the only Maryland player to make the team. He had an outstanding year. Also congrats to him being named Defensive POY this year for Maryland. Great player that will have a great career at Michigan. Gilman will miss him big time next year.
ALL-USA Team - First Team Defense
Su'a Cravens** | DB | 6-1, 205 | Vista Murrieta (Murrieta, Calif.) | Southern California
Had 97 tackles (47 solo), four interceptions (three for touchdowns), eight sacks, and three blocked punts (two for touchdowns). Playing offense part-time, ran for six touchdowns and had 26 catches for eight touchdowns.
Jabril Peppers* | DB | 6-1, 210 | Paramus Catholic (Paramus, N.J.) | Undecided
Had 76 tackles. Also ran for 18 touchdowns and caught five touchdown passes on offense.
Marlon Humphrey* | DB | 6-1, 175 | Hoover, Ala. | Undecided
Son of Alabama great Bobby Humphrey had four interceptions and averaged 40 yards on kickoff returns. Had 15 pass breakups, two blocked punts and a key interception in state championship win.
Vernon Hargreaves III | DB | 5-11, 185 | Wharton (Tampa, Fla.) | Florida
Had 110 tackles (70 solo), five interceptions, five pass breakups, five forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries).
Reuben Foster | LB | 6-2, 228 | Auburn ( Ala.) | Undecided
Had 80 tackles and five sacks.
Peter Kalambayi | LB | 6-3, 238 | Butler (Matthews, N.C.) | Stanford
Led team, which allowed only nine points per game, to state 4AA title. Had 12 tackles in title game.
Jaylon Smith | LB | 6-3, 212 | Bishop Luers (Fort Wayne, Ind.) | Notre Dame
Won Butkus Award as top high school linebacker. Won state title every year while at Luers.
Andrew Brown* | DL | 6-4, 292 | Oscar Smith (Chesapeake, Va.) | Undecided
Led team to 11-2 record and Eastern Division title game with 82 tackles, 12 tackles for loss and four forced fumbles.
Montravius Adams | DL | 6-3, 290 | Dooly County (Vienna, Ga.) | Undecided
Led team to Class A state title game.
Robert Nkemdiche | DL | 6-5, 260 | Grayson (Loganville, Ga.) | Undecided
Led defense that allowed only 11 points a game. Had 59 tackles (26 solo), 12 tackles for loss and seven sacks.
Dee Liner | DL | 6-2, 274 | Muscle Shoals (Ala.) | Auburn
Had 76 tackles (55 solo) and 18 tackles for loss. Had one blocked punt. Helped team allow only 8.6 points per game.
Henry Poggi | DL | 6-4, 260 | Gilman (Baltimore) | Michigan
Had 87 tackles, including 31 for loss, and 16.5 sacks.