From The Tribune staff reports
MONTGOMERY – The Alabama All-Star football team roster for next December’s 34th annual Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic football game has been completed.
The 34th annual game is scheduled to be played at Cramton Bowl on Saturday, Dec. 12. A pair of local players, including Hewitt-Trussville running back Armoni Goodwin and Pinson Valley athlete Ga’Quincy McKinstry, are expected to suit up for Team Alabama.
Steve Mask of Mobile’s St. Paul’s Episcopal High School was named last May as head coach of the Alabama All-Star squad, comprised current Class of 2021 seniors.
“I am very thankful for the committee and all the hard work they put in,” said Lee. “I could tell they were prepared and had done their diligence to pick a quality team under the ‘restrictions’ that are placed on them, which include making sure each classification and district in the AHSAA are represented.
“We also thank our schools for their support of this annual game. We had over 400 seniors nominated to play in this game. Selecting a team of 40 from this impressive list was a daunting task indeed, but the committee members were diligent and have done a great job.”
The 2020 squad consists of 21 seniors who have already announced commitments to sign with Division I colleges. The other 19 are still undecided. Among the Auburn University commitments named to the team are running back Amoni Goodwin of Hewitt-Trussville and defensive lineman Lee Hunter of Blount.
University of Alabama commitments selected are defensive lineman Anquin Barnes of Lee-Montgomery; defensive lineman Timothy Keenan III of Ramsay; linebacker Deontae Lawson of Mobile Christian; and linebacker Ian Jackson of Prattville.
Other players chosen who have committed to SEC schools include: receiver Roc Taylor of Oxford, defensive end Dylan Brooks of Handley and defensive back Edwin White of UMS-Wright (Tennessee); receiver Jackson Meeks of Central-Phenix City (Georgia); offensive lineman Jon’Darius Morgan of Huffman (South Carolina).
Quarterbacks selected at Will Crowder of Gardendale, who is committed to West Virginia, and Revy “Trey” Higgins III of defending Class 6A state champion Oxford.
Alabama lost to Mississippi 17-16 in overtime last year at Hattiesburg but still holds a 22-11 edge in the series heading into this year’s game.
The annual game, which pits the top high school senior players from Alabama and Mississippi, has been played yearly since 1988. Mississippi has won all three games played in Mississippi (2015 and 2017). Alabama has a 22-8 edge in all games played in Alabama.
The complete roster is below.
|2020 Alabama Roster for 34th Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game|
|POS||NAME||HIGH SCHOOL||COACH||COLLEGE CHOICES||HT||WT|
|QB||Will||Crowder||Gardendale||Chad Eads||Committed to West Virginia||6’2||195|
|QB||Revy||Higgins, III||Oxford||Keith Etheredge||Undecided||6’4||205|
|RB||Amoni||Goodwin||Hewitt-Trussville||Josh Floyd||Committed to Auburn||5’8||190|
|RB||Jarris||Williams||Mattie T. Blount||Lev Holly||Committed to Troy||5’11||192|
|RB||Peyton||Higgins||Mars Hill Bible||Darrell Higgins||Undecided||5’10||175|
|RB||Jaylen||Hughey||Cullman||Oscar Glasscock||Committed to South Alabama||6’2||225|
|WR||Jay’Juan||Townsend||Eufaula||Ed Rigby||Committed to South Alabama||5’11||185|
|WR||Roc||Taylor||Oxford||Keith Etheredge||Committed to Tennessee||6’4||217|
|WR||Jackson||Meeks||Central – Phenix City||Patrick Nix||Committed to Georgia||6’3||215|
|WR||Sean||Zerkle||Decatur Heritage||Steve Mask||Undecided||6’2||185|
|OT||Richard||Pearce||Hueytown||Greg Patterson||Committed to East Carolina||6’3||300|
|OL||Roderick||Orr||Gadsden City||Ali Smith||Undecided||6’8||297|
|OL||Seaburn||Hines||Helena||Richie Busby||Committed to Georgia Southern||6’2||305|
|C||Ivan||Shultz||St. Paul’s Episcopal||Steve Mask||Committed to Troy||6’3||305|
|C||Andrew||Lawson||Bob Jones||Kelvis White||Undecided||6’2||295|
|OL||Jon’Darius||Morgan||Huffman||Bill Smith||Committed to South Carolina||6’4||330|
|K/P||Drake||Tabor||Spain Park||Shawn Raney||Undecided||6’0||170|
|DL||Lee||Hunter||Mattie T. Blount||Lev Holly||Committed to Auburn||6’4||310|
|DL||Timothy||Trotter, Jr.||Prattville||Caleb Ross||Undecided||6’4||280|
|DT||Anquin||Barnes||Lee – Montgomery||Eric Hudson||Committed to Alabama||6’5||316|
|DT||Timothy||Keenan, III||Ramsay||Rueben Nelson||Committed to Alabama||6’3||320|
|DL||KaRon||White||Sparkman||Laron White||Committee to Appalachian State||6’2||275|
|DL||Devin||Manigault||St. Paul’s Episcopal||Steve Mask||Memphis, Army||6’5||265|
|LB||Deontae||Lawson||Mobile Christian||Ronnie Cottrell||Committed to Alabama||6’3||219|
|LB||Ian||Jackson||Prattville||Caleb Ross||Committed to Alabama||6’3||215|
|LB||Joshua||Rudolph||Park Crossing||Lawrence Cole||Undecided||6’1||225|
|DE||Dylan||Brooks||Handley||Larry Strain||Committed to Tennessee||6’5||250|
|CB||Kamari||Lassiter||American Christian||Chris Smelley||Undecided||6’0||185|
|CB||Micah||Gaffney||Spanish Fort||Ben Blackmon||Committed to Virginia||6’2||180|
|DB||Armani||Diamond||Mattie T. Blount||Lev Holly||Committed to La. Tech||6’0||170|
|DB||Edwin||White||UMS-Wright||Terry Curtis||Committed to Tennessee||6’0||198|
|DB||Ga’Quincy||McKinstry||Pinson Valley||Sam Shade||Undecided||6’1||175|
|Head Coach||Steve Mask||St. Paul’s|
|Offensive Coordinator||Tim Carter||Fairhope|
|Defensive Coordinator||Keith Etheredge||Oxford|
|Offensive Line||Brett Mask||Colbert County|
|Special Teams||Jimmy Perry||Saint James|
|Wide Receivers||Darrell LeBeaux||Pleasant Grove|
|Defensive Line||Paul Benefield||Fyffe|
|Scout Coach||Shane Sullivan||St. Paul’s|