Quarterback: - Quincy Woods, Rich East, 6-2, 180, sr.
Rated among the top five Division I quarterback prospects in the country, he passed for 2,204 yards and 22 TDs while rushing for 450 yards and 7 TDs. College choices include Southern California, Illinois, Florida State, Colorado, Texas and Notre Dame.
Running back: - Steve Havard, Wheaton North, 5-10, 185, sr.
The DuPage Valley Conference offensive player of the year after rushing for more than 1,400 yards. Preseason choice as the top back in Illinois by college recruiters.
Running back: - Joey Schley, Providence, 5-8, 151, sr.
Most prolific scorer in the state with 40 touchdowns while amassing almost 2,800 total yards, including 1,835 rushing and the rest in pass receiving and returning kicks and punts.
Wide receiver: - Kenny Carrington, Richards, 6-3, 191, sr.
Led the state in receiving with 66 catches for 1,407 yards and 23 TDs. Set the state mark for TD receptions.
Wide receiver: - Kasey Klaas, Wheaton-Warrenville South, 6-1, 175, sr.
Repeat selection for this athlete with the surest pair of hands in Illinois. He caught 64 passes from second-team All-State QB Tim Lester for 1,138 yards and 11 TDs and is fifth in all-time receiving yardage with 2,292 for his two-year career.
Tight end: - Jason Loerzel, Maine South, 6-3, 195, sr. Most versatile player in Illinois, having played seven different positions for the Class 5A quarterfinalist. Central Suburban League's first unanimous MVP on both offense and defense and totaled 1,136 yards rushing and receiving with 15 TDs, eight interceptions and 12.3 tackles per game.
Outstanding two-way performer in only his second year of football is the best player in southern Illinois with Nebraska, Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa and Missouri high on his list.
Lineman: - Pat Damron, Thornton Fractional South, 6-2, 300, sr.
A very big reason why the Rebels advanced to the 4A semifinals, he also played defensive tackle and is the top-rated lineman in the SICA Central.
Lineman: - Mike Flaar, Oswego, 6-5, 285, sr.
Rated by college recruiters among the top five offensive linemen in the country and helped lead the Panthers to a 9-2 season and a share of the Little Seven Conference title.
Lineman: - Antoine McNutt, Chicago Vocational, 6-4, 320, sr.
Best player in the Public League who also dominated top suburban players in the playoffs and led
Lineman: - Mike Russow, Bradley-Bourbonnais, 6-2, 260, sr.
Highest rated lineman in all five SICA conferences, he was also third in state as a heavyweight wrestler last winter.
Punter/placekicker: - Brian Schmitz, Maine South, 5-11, 135, jr.
Averaged 42.3 yards a punt with such a long hang time that opponents only averaged 1.3 yards per return. Converted four of five field goals.
Quarterback: Tim Lester, Wheaton-Warrenville South, 6-2, 200, sr.
Running backs: Mike Stokes, Joliet, 5-9, 190, sr.; Tirrell Robinson, Walther Lutheran, 5-10, 170, sr.
Linemen: Jeff Dyra, St. Patrick, 6-4, 245, sr.; Craig Heimberger, Belleville East, 6-4, 275, sr.; Dan Ketelaar, Providence, 6-5, 240, jr.; Chris Lagioia, Palatine, 6-2, 270, sr.; Josh Romberg, Wheaton-Warrenville South, 6-4, 265, sr.
Placekicker/punter: Luke Kemmer, Morrison, 5-10, 150, so.
Quarterbacks: Woods, Rich East; Lester, Wheaton South; Ted Reichert, Homewood-Flossmoor; Bob Christopherson, Providence.
Running backs: Havard, Wheaton North; Schley, Providence; Stokes, Joliet; Robinson, Walther Lutheran; Jim Tumilty, Naperville Central; Michael Gooden, Thornwood; LaShaun Lacy, CVS.
Receivers: Carrington, Richards; Klaas, Wheaton South; Loerzel, Maine South; Streets, Thornton;
Linemen: Damron, TF South; Flaar, Oswego; McNutt, CVS; Russow, Bradley-Bourbonnais; Dyra, St. Patrick; Ketelaar, Providence; Lagioia, Palatine; Romberg, Wheaton South; Bill Halim, Bogan; Marc Cortez, Andrew, Dan Rudny, Naperville Central; Sean Taylor, St. Rita.
Placekicker/punter: Schmitz, Maine South; Steve Kempf, Mt. Carmel.
Lineman: - Jeff Alheit, McHenry, 6-8, 295, sr.
This big-time college prospect was the No. 1 player in the Fox Valley Conference and helped lead the Warriors to a 10-1 season.
Recognized as one of the best pass rushers in the state who has committed to Illinois, he was the top lineman in the West Suburban Silver.
Lineman: Mike McGee, Springfield Sacred Heart-Griffin, 6-5, 280, sr.
The best player in central Illinois went both ways, catching 30 passes for 312 yards at tight end and terrorizing offenses at defensive end. Miami, Illinois and Wisconsin are courting him.
Lineman: - Jamie Wu, St. Charles, 6-4, 300, sr.
Good quickness for such overwhelming size enabled him to recover fumbles and make tackles 25 yards downfield. Upstate Eight's top defensive player.
Linebacker: - Tim Angsten, St. Rita, 6-2, 220, sr.
Led the Mustangs in tackles for the second straight year en route to being named co-MVP of the Catholic League.
Linebacker: - Chris Havens, Homewood-Flossmoor, 6-2, 230, sr.
The Viking defense led H-F to the 6A title game, and he is the leader with 138 total tackles and his intimidating presence.
Linebacker: - Bryan McNulty, Naperville Central, 6-2, 220, sr.
The No. 1 defensive player in the DuPage Valley who was a prime reason the Redhawks advanced to the 6A semifinals.
Linebacker: - Jeff Weisse, West Aurora, 6-3, 220, sr.
Helped lead the
Defensive back: - Mike Burden, Palatine, 6-1, 200, jr.
Repeat selection and deserving of the reputation as the hardest hitter in the state, he also doubled as a running back and gained 921 yards for the 5A finalist.
Defensive back: - Mike McGrath, Downers Grove South, 6-1, 195, sr.
Another repeat selection, he anchored the defense for the 11-1 Mustangs who were ranked No. 1 in Chicago area for much of the regular season.
Defensive back: - Marcus White, Evanston, 6-3, 195, sr.
Outstanding Division I prospect with his 4.5-second speed over 40 yards. Also passed for 1,792 yards and 22 TDs while rushing for 561 and 6 TDs.
Linemen: Brian Latzke, Lyons, 6-4, 240, sr.; Steve Perry, Simeon, 6-1, 230, sr.;
Linebackers: Ron Barr, Belvidere, 5-10, 190, sr.; Byron Benion, Romeoville, 5-11, 215, sr.; Levelle Brown, Naperville North, 6-0, 210, sr.; Ron Grego, Wheaton-Warrenville South, 6-3, 225, sr.
Defensive backs: Jason Duncan, Carthage, 6-1, 175, sr.; Tony Pryor, Shepard, 6-1, 185, sr.;
Linemen: Alheit, McHenry; Connor, Proviso West; Wu, St. Charles; Latzke, Lyons; Perry, Simeon; Ziemann, Waubonsie Valley; Bob Dziech, Deerfield; John Evans, Marist; Brendan Gill, Mt. Carmel; John Mackinson, Morris.
Linebackers: Angsten, St. Rita; Havens, H-F; McNulty, Naperville C.; Weisse, W. Aurora; Benion, Romeoville; Brown, Naperville N.; Grego, Wheaton South; Maurice Chisom, Proviso East;