FOX Sports NEXT All-Midlands Team
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Mike Mitchell
Mike Mitchell
Midlands Staff
Posted Dec 22, 2012

FRISCO, Texas --'s selections for the 2012-13 All-Midlands (Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska) team, featuring top prospects at each position...

Offensive Player of the Year - Kenny Hill, SR, Southlake (Texas) Carroll

After losing a ton of weapons on offense, Hill came back reinvigorated in 2012. He was more mature, physically developed and showed a firm confidence in his abilities to make plays. All-in-all as a senior, he completed 205-of-306 (66.99%) passes for 3,369 yards and rushed for 1,421 yards. He scored 60 total touchdowns.

Defensive Player of the Year - Mike Mitchell, SR, Plano (Texas) Prestonwood Christian Academy

Mitchell had an excellent junior season for 5A power Plano (Texas) West, but made the move back to PCA as a senior, where he amassed an impressive stat sheet. He racked up 186 tackles, 11 sacks, 32 tackles for a loss, forced seven fumbles, blocked three punts and even returned a kick-off 99 yards for a touchdown.

Co-Junior of the Year: QB Jerrod Heard, Denton (Texas) Guyer - DB Nick Harvey, JR, Lancaster (Texas)

Co-Sophomore of the Year: RB Sotonye Jamabo, Plano (Texas) West - QB Kyler Murray, Allen (Texas)

Co-Freshman of the Year: QB Shea Patterson, Hidalgo (Texas) - RB Trevor Speights, McAllen (Texas) Memorial

All-Midlands First Team Offense
QB: Cody Thomas, SR, Colleyville (Texas) Heritage -- Oklahoma Commit
RB: Dontre Wilson, SR, DeSoto (Texas) -- Oregon Commit
RB: Adam Taylor, SR, Katy (Texas) -- Nebraska Commit
WR: Kd Cannon, JR, Mount Pleasant (Texas) -- Uncommitted
WR: Fred Ross, John Tyler, SR, (Texas) -- Oklahoma State Commit
TE: Charlie Reid, SR, All Saints Episcopal (Texas) -- TCU Commit
OT: Kent Perkins, SR, Lake Highlands (Texas) -- Texas Commit
OT: Chance Allen, SR, Klein (Texas) Collins -- Kansas State Commit
C: Patrick Morris, SR, Denton (Texas) Guyer -- TCU Commit
OG: Brad North, SR, Allen (Texas) -- Northwestern Commit
OG: Braden Smith, JR, Olathe (Kan.) South -- Uncommitted
K/P: Ben Grogan, K, Arlington (Texas) Martin -- Oklahoma State Commit

All-Midlands First Team Defense
DE: Matt Dimon, SR, Katy (Texas) -- Oklahoma Commit
DE: Daeshon Hall, SR, Lancaster (Texas) -- Uncommitted
DT: Andrew Billings, SR, Waco (Texas) -- Uncommitted
DT: Isaiah Golden, SR, Carthage (Texas) -- Texas A&M Commit
OLB: Deon Hollins, SR, Fort Bend (Texas) Marshall -- UCLA Commit
MLB: Hoza Scott, JR, La Porte (Texas) -- Texas A&M Commit
OLB/MLB: Zac Whitely, JR, Galena Park (Texas) North Shore -- Uncomitted
CB: Isaiah Brown, SR, Katy (Texas) -- Tulsa Commit
CB: Stanvon Taylor, SR, Tulsa (Texas) East Central -- Oklahoma Commit
S: Jordan Sterns, SR, Cibolo (Texas) Steele -- Oklahoma State Commit
S: Kameron Miles, SR, Mesquite (Texas) -- Texas A&M Commit

All-Midlands First Team All-Purpose:
Ty Slanina, SR, East Bernard (Texas) -- TCU Commit
Tanner Wood, SR, Conway Springs (Kan.) -- Kansas State Commit
Chase Abbington, SR, St. Peters (Mo.) Fort Zumwalt South -- Missouri Commit
Ezekiel Elliott, SR, St. Louis (Mo.) John Burroughs -- Ohio State Commit
Tyus Bowser, SR, John Tyler (Texas) -- Uncommitted
Robbie Rhodes, SR, Fort Worth (Texas) Southwest -- Baylor Commit
Devante Kincade, SR, Dallas (Texas) Skyline -- Ole Miss Commit

All-Midlands Second Team Offense
QB: Shane McCarley, Manvel (Texas) -- Old Dominion Commit
RB: Keith Ford, SR, Cypress (Texas) Ranch -- Oklahoma Commit
RB: Traevohn Wrench, JR, Gardner-Edgerton (Kan.) -- Uncommitted
WR: Corey Robinson, SR, San Antonio (Texas) Christian -- Notre Dame Commit
WR: Marcell Ateman, SR, Wylie (Texas) East -- Oklahoma State Commit
TE: Durham Smythe, SR, Belton (Texas) -- Uncommitted
OT: Jake Raulerson, SR, Celina (Texas) -- Texas Commit
OT: Christian Daimler, SR, Houston (Texas) Stratford -- Oklahoma Commit
OG: Caleb Benenoch, SR, Katy (Texas) Seven Lakes -- UCLA Commit
OG: Rob Boyd, SR, Vian (Okla.) -- Tulsa Commit
C: Jacob Bragg, JR, Nacogdoches (Texas) -- Uncommitted
K/P: Matt McCrane, SR, Brownwood (Texas) -- Kansas State Commit

All-Midlands Second Team Defense
DE: K.J. Smith, SR, Frisco (Texas) Centennial -- Baylor Commit
DE: Deondre Clark, JR, Oklahoma City (Okla.) Douglass -- Uncommitted
DT: A'Shawn Robinson, SR, Fort Worth (Texas) Arlington Heights -- Uncommitted
DT: Justin Manning, SR, Dallas (Texas) Kimball -- Texas A&M Commit
OLB: Edwin Freeman, JR, Arlington (Texas) Bowie -- Uncommitted
MLB: Sammy Douglas, SR, Arlington (Texas) -- TCU Commit
OLB/ILB: Josh Banderas, SR, Lincoln (Neb.) Southwest -- Nebraska Commit
CB: Tavares Garner, SR, Manvel (Texas) -- Texas A&M Commit
CB: Edward Paris, JR, Mansfield (Texas) Timberview -- Uncommitted
S: Brandon Simmons, JR, Mansfield (Texas) Timberview -- Uncommitted
S: Jamal Adams, JR, Lewisville (Texas) Hebron -- Uncommitted

All-Midlands Second Team All-Purpose:
Dee Paul, SR, Munday (Texas) -- Uncommitted
Demarcus Ayers, SR, Lancaster (Texas) -- Uncommitted
Tony Upchurch, JR, Pearland (Texas) Dawson -- Uncommitted
Ranthony Texada, SR, Frisco (Texas) Centennial -- TCU Commit
Keaun Kinner, SR, Little Elm (Texas) -- Uncommitted
Josh Walker, JR, Gilmer (Texas) -- Texas A&M Commit
Laquvionte Gonzalez, SR, Cedar Hill (Texas) -- Texas A&M Commit

Team compiled by Midlands Staff Members, Originally published by National Recruiting Analyst Greg Powers

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