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Player of the year J.T. Daniels heads Times' 2017 prep football all-star team

Player of the year J.T. Daniels heads Times' 2017 prep football all-star team

Times high schools columnist Eric Sondheimer has selected The Times’ 2017 high school football all-star team. A look at individual picks for best players at a position, followed by the overall team:

Player of the year: Quarterback J.T. Daniels, Mater Dei

J.T. Daniels Louis Lopez / AP

The biggest surprise about the 2017 high school football season was that J.T. Daniels of Santa Ana Mater Dei, labeled as a pure drop-back quarterback for his first two years, suddenly as a junior became like Cam Newton.

Who knew he had the speed to break off long runs against the likes of Bellflower St. John Bosco and Concord De La Salle?

“You work so hard...

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