All-Star Squad Announced For 2011 Alabama-Mississippi Game
MONTGOMERY- Quarterbacks Jameis Winston of Hueytown and Jonathan Wallace of Central-Phenix City high schools headline the 40-player Alabama All-Star Team selected to face Mississippi in the 25th annual Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Football Game Dec. 10.
The squad, comprised of current high school seniors, was announced Wednesday by Steve Bailey, Director of the Alabama High School Athletic Directors & Coaches Association.
The annual contest, an event of the AHSADCA and the Alabama High School Athletic Association, is moving to Montgomery's Cramton Bowl with the kickoff set for 12:30 p.m. Alabama holds a 17-7 edge in the series played at Mobile's Ladd-Peebles Stadium every year since its inception in 1988. Alabama won last year's game 24-17 in two overtimes and currently owns a three-game winning streak in the series.
Head coach for the Alabama All-Stars is Decatur Coach Jere Adcock.
Winston, a 6-foot-4, 200-pound senior who has guided Hueytown to a 6-0 record this season, is rated the top quarterback prospect in the nation by several recruiting services. He is also projected to be a high draft choice in the Professional Baseball Draft next June. Winston earned North Team MVP honors in the 2011 All-Star Sports Week North-South baseball series. Wallace, a 6-1, 205-pound Southern Miss commitment, has guided Central to a 5-1 record and is also drawing rave reviews from recruiters. Both quarterbacks are strong passers and runners.
"We think this is one of the most talented teams we've had in years," said AHSADCA Director Steve Bailey. "The selection committee has done another outstanding job as usual in assembling our team."
Alabama's squad features 24 players who have already announced college choices, including five to the University of Alabama and two to Auburn University. Commitments to the Crimson Tide include Prattville offensive lineman Caleb Gulledge, Daphne linebacker Ryan Anderson, Thomasville linebacker Tyler Hayes, Bob Jones linebacker Reggie Ragland and Vigor defensive end Darius Philon. Daphne running back T.J. Yeldon and Escambia County defensive lineman Tyler Nero are committed to Auburn.
The largest player on the squad is Davidson's 6-5, 363-pound defensive lineman Alphonse Taylor, who has committed to Florida State. Vanderbilt commitment Torey Agee of Opelika, a 6-4, 250-pound defensive end, is the son of former Auburn and NFL standout Tommy Agee.
Purdue, Mississippi State, Kentucky, Troy, Samford, South Alabama and Georgia State also have at least one commitment on the Alabama squad with 16 players still uncommitted.
The 40-man roster and coaching staff for the 2011 All-Star Game include:
2011 Alabama All-Star Team Roster
COACHING STAFF: Jere Adcock, Decatur (head coach); Don Jacobs, Oneonta (offensive coordinator); Laron White, Tanner (offensive line); Glenn Vickery, Daphne (receivers); Bob Godsey, Hartselle (defensive coordinator); Jack Hankins, Thomasville (linebackers); Danny Powell, Jackson (defensive line); Lee Cagle, Decatur (scout coach).
Series record: Alabama 17 wins; Mississippi 7.
2010: Alabama 24, Mississippi 17 (2 OT)
2009: Alabama 21, Mississippi 13
2008: Alabama 28, Mississippi 3
2007 (December): Mississippi 26, Alabama 7
2007 (June): Alabama 51, Mississippi 14
2006: Alabama 24, Mississippi 3
2005: Mississippi 21, Alabama 18
2004: Alabama 24, Mississippi 22
2003: Alabama 24, Mississippi 16
2002: Alabama 29, Mississippi 17
2001: Alabama 33, Mississippi 14
2000: Alabama 16, Mississippi 9
1999: Alabama 28, Mississippi 24
1998: Mississippi 9, Alabama 0
1997: Alabama 10, Mississippi 6
1996: Alabama 17, Mississippi 14
1995: Mississippi 37, Alabama 9
1994: Mississippi 24, Alabama 10
1993: Mississippi 17, Alabama 6
1992: Mississippi 17, Alabama 14
1991: Alabama 15, Mississippi 13
1990: Alabama 24, Mississippi 14 (OT)
1989: Alabama 24, Mississippi 21 (4 OT)
1988: Alabama 24, Mississippi 21 (3 OT)
From 1947 until his retirement in 1992 Glenn Daniel's teams won 302 games at Pine Hill and Luverne. He was the winningest coach in state history until 2010.