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Who's the best high football player you ever seen play?
Posted 04 July 2017 - 10:39 AM
For Iredell County
Lake Norman- Josh Ladowski
South Iredell- RB Tyrone Westmoreland he was a 4 year starter and average over 1000 yards season
West Iredell- Mark summers a 4 year starter at WR. And Jerome Henderson that played in the NFL
North Iredell- RB Carl Jones and QB/FS and Punter Nick Stutts he carried the whole team in 05 and 06
Statesville LB Vinson Smith played 12 year in the NFL.
Mooresville RB Corey Alexander played at South Carolina
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Posted 04 July 2017 - 06:16 PM
Leon Johnson-he was such a freakish athlete, we used him at QB, but he was more naturally a running back. He could do just about anything athletically: State champion in the long jump, almost certainly the school record holder for dunks (despite being no taller than 6'1), drafted by the Giants to play baseball. I think he still holds several ACC records for all purpose yardage. He returned a kickoff and a punt for touchdowns in a season when he was with the Jets, before he hurt his knee-still had a reasonably successful seven year pro career.
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Posted 05 July 2017 - 08:56 AM
I'd have to say Toney Baker (The touchdown maker) from Ragsdale. He had the size and speed and held the state rushing title for a while. He played for NC State and was drafted I think by the Denver Broncos. He played very little in the pros. In my opinion, he got a little to big for the RB position (6'0" 245 lbs) and lost a step or two.
Runner up would be Hood from CC. My son was the QB for SEG and lost in the quarter finials to CC. He ran a 4.5 40 and scored many TD's throwing and running over his high school years. Usually if he got the corner, he was a tough tackle. He told me he thought he was going to have a long one against CC and couldn't believe Hood ran him down from behind (Hood also was a beast at LB).
Posted 05 July 2017 - 08:06 PM
I'd have to say Toney Baker (The touchdown maker) from Ragsdale. He had the size and speed and held the state rushing title for a while. He played for NC State and was drafted I think by the Denver Broncos. He played very little in the pros. In my opinion, he got a little to big for the RB position (6'0" 245 lbs) and lost a step or two. .
Baker suffered a devastating knee injury which pretty much ended his career at NC State for two seasons although he did come back for a last one but was never the same. Signed as a free agent with the Broncos, but do not think he ever played in a regular season.
I personally think he was the best high school running back I have watched play prior to Hood. Could do a lot on the field and could play D. McLendon is right there in the mix. I give the Hood the nod due to better speed. McLendon may have had as much potential as he was just a natural but work ethic and bad decisions were a downer.
Posted 05 July 2017 - 08:39 PM
Sam and Eric Gash were from that era, but how could you forget about Joey Robinson! Lol I'm just kidding with ya
Havent seen as many or some as good as some of you all but,
Leon Johnson- Freedom
Brad Johnson- Owen (can't remember much, just that he was very good)
Posted 05 July 2017 - 10:47 PM
Best RB was Robert Smith of Euclid Ohio. I would put Kijana Carter and Elijah Hood pretty close. That may change after I see Zamir.
QB would be Chris Leak. Really never saw anything close.
Defense would be Andy Katzenmoyer of Westerville South, Mr. Ohio in the mid nineties
DJ Humphries of Mallard Creek would be the best Oline
Probably Javadeon Clowney the best DL of RH Southpointe
Posted 06 July 2017 - 05:34 PM
While Joey was pretty good if I were to rank Robinson's I think Trey is better unfortunately.
Had forgotten about the Gash brothers, they were tough as nails.
Posted 07 July 2017 - 09:56 PM
In terms of skill players Crezdon Butler from Asheville with AJ Blue from North Gaston and Johnny White from Asheville honorable mentions. I'm not old enough to remember some of the other WNC greats like Pickens, Gash, Shuler, Little, etc. Overall though I'd probably have to go with Clint Boling from Chattahoochee High in Alpharetta, he was man among boys. Boling went on to star at UGA and is going on his sixth season as a starter for the Bengals.