RB/LB Goldman Butler (SR) – Biggersville
The 5-11, 225-pound Butler was a 1st Team Daily Corinthian All-Area pick at running back in 2019 after rushing for 1,447 yards and 26 touchdowns. That total likely would have reached well over 2,000 yards had he played more in the second half of games last year as the Lions were blowing opponents out. Butler also recorded 61 tackles and 7.5 TFL from his linebacker position. Butler was also named 1st-team Class 1A All-State running back.
QB John Daniel Deaton (SR) – Booneville
Deaton was the 2019 Daily Corinthian All-Area quarterback after completing 111-185 passes for 15 touchdowns and just six interceptions at a 60 percent completion rate. For good measure he added four TD’s on the ground with a long run of 40 yards. Deaton also serves as the Blue Devils punter.
WR Jasper Sanders (SR) – McNairy Central
Sanders, a 5-11, 155-pound speedster rated among the best players in West Tennessee as the season began, has had a slow start, as have the Bobcats who are 0-2. Last year Sanders was a Daily Corinthian 1st-teamer after hauling in 36 catches for 647 yards and five touchdowns.
SS/RB Cayden Betts (SR) – Corinth
Betts, a Naval Academy commit, was a 1st Team Daily Corinthian pick at strong safety after making 42 tackles, two TFL and picking off four passes. He added 713 yards rushing on just 54 carries (a 13.2 yard average) and 10 TD’s along with seven catches for 187 yards with five going for scores.
ATH T.J. Colom II (SR) – Walnut
Colom accounted for over 2,500 all-purpose yards in 2019 with 28 touchdowns, including three on kickoff returns. For his efforts he was named to the Daily Corinthian All-Area team last season as an athlete. Colom has collected multiple collegiate offers so far, having accumulated over 5,500 all-purpose yards and 55 touchdowns in his high school career. He is a 2-time All-State Class 2A selection as well.
LB Jay Cummings (SO) – Corinth
As a freshman, Cummings was a stalwart on the Warriors stingy defense, racking up 80 tackles with eight TFL. The 5-11, 210-pounder was named Division 1-4A and was honored with Corinth’s top linebacker award. Cummings has the ability and upside to be a collegiate signee following his senior year in 2023.
PK Scott Robinson (SR) – Tishomingo County
The 6-0, 205-pound Robinson was recently ranked a 4-star kicking prospect by Kohl’s Kicking Academy. He averaged 32 yards per punt in 2019 and was 16-18 on extra point attempts as well as 3-4 on field goal attempts with a long of 43 which clinched the Braves win over Belmont. He was the Daily Corinthian 1st-team punter a year ago. Robinson is being recruited by multiple colleges.
QB Brock Seago (SR) – Kossuth
The 5-11, 165-pound Seago is a true dual-threat quarterback in head coach Brian Kelly’s run-heavy offense. The veteran signal caller passed for 941 yards and five touchdowns last fall while rushing for 434 yards and nine scores. Seago was selected as a Daily Corinthian 1st-team defensive back one year ago.
RB Nazarius ‘Naz’ Jones (SR) – Corinth
The 6-2, 210-pound Jones will step in as the Warriors feature tailback this season after racking up some impressive numbers last year. In a backup role to record-setting Tam Patterson, Jones carried the ball 55 times for 578 yards (a 10.5 average) and five touchdowns while catching six passes for 97 yards with two going for scores. He also recorder 50 total tackles with three TFL from his defensive back position.
RB Blake Doran (SR) – Alcorn Central
The 5-9, 160-pound Doran will be a jack-of-all-trades for head coach Matt Meeks’ Golden Bears. An All-Division 1-3A selection at defensive back last year, he will get plenty of touches this season as a running back, where he averaged 7.6 yards per carry in 2019, slot receiver, and kick returner.