It is time to unveil the 2016 EDGYTIM.com All-State team.
The EDGYTIM.com All-State team is selected from Class 5A thru Class 8A schools.
QB Nick Leongas, Maine South: Hawks' offensive threat completed 166 of 267 passes for 2,871 yards, 21 TDs and just 2 INTs while also running for 1,116 yards and 13 TDs.
RB Geno Hess, Peoria: Lions' star ran for 2,812 yards and 44 touchdowns.
RB Vittorio Tricase, Glenbard North: Tricase ran for 1,877 yards and 35 TDs in 2016.
OL Kendrick Green, Peoria: Green was a dominant two-way linemen for the Class 5A state champs.
OL Kevin Jarvis, Maine South: Michigan State commit also dominated on both sides of the ball in 2016.
OL Jack Badovinac, Loyola: Colgate commit was a leader of the Ramblers offensive line.
OL Jeff Jenkins, Prairie Ridge: Wolves' junior is a two-way lineman — a standout on both sides of the football.
OL Max Schumann, St. Charles East: Saints' nose to the grindstone, blood and guts kind of player.
TE Jake Marwede, Loyola: Duke commit. One of the toughest matchups for any defensive back in 2016.
WR Jeff Thomas, East St. Louis: Flyers featured the state's most dangerous receivers. Four year varsity impact starter.
WR Ricky Smalling, Brother Rice: Illinois commit. Great mix of size/speed/hands and big play potential.
ATH Samson Evans, Prairie Ridge: Evans was a huge factor in the Wolves’ 6A state title run; he could play anywhere on the field.
KR/PR Daquan Cross, West Aurora: Blackhawks' leader and possibly the state's most underrated playmaker.
DL AJ Epenesa, Edwardsville: Iowa commit. Could be the state's best overall athlete.
DL Joe Spivak, Montini: Northwestern commit. Non-stop motor and a true passion for the game.
DL Noah Shannon, Oswego: Shannon, only a junior, was one of the most dominant DTs I saw all season.
DL Devin O'Rourke, Lincoln-Way East: O'Rourke, another junior, will be one of the state's most sought after names in the 2018 class.
DL Dionte Moorehead, Glenbard West: Hilltoppers' senior DE was also a versatile performer.
LB Brett Moorman, Fenwick: Moorman resembles the old school, throwback type of linebacker.
LB Micah Awodiran, Marist: Yale commit. Great instincts and was also named the ESCC Defensive MVP in 2016.
DB Jace James, Glenbard North: Northwestern commit. Posted 11 interceptions in 2016.
DB Isaiah Robertson, Neuqua Valley: Notre Dame commit. One of the state's best two-way players.
DB Camron Harrell, Bradley: Iowa commit. Big time playmaker on both sides of the ball.
DB Kevin Block, Plainfield North: Tigers' leader, a strong all-around athlete for the 7A runner-ups.
ATH James Knight, East St. Louis: Flyers' leading tackler for the 7A state champs.
K/P Riley Patterson, Edwardsville: Memphis commit. Possesses one of the state's strongest legs.