Earlier this week MaxPreps announced its Freshman All-America Team and along with its National Freshman of the Year award and the Sunshine State was well represented for the Class of 2016.
The team complied by MaxPreps’ National High School Football Editor Steve Spiewak, Nick Bosa of St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale), was awarded the National Freshman of the Year award. Bosa was a standout leader on the defensive side of the ball that allowed the Raiders to capture the 2012 Class 7A State Title. It also became St. Thomas’ second state title in three years.
Here is the list of Florida Players who made the teams:
FIRST TEAM DEFENSE
DL Nicholas Bosa, St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale)
LB Xavier Gaines, Frostproof
LB Shaq Quarterman, Oakleaf (Orange Park)
FIRST TEAM OFFENSE
WR Keith Gavin, Wakulla (Crawfordville)
WR Tyler Byrd, Naples
TE Jordan Woods, Trinity Catholic (Ocala)
SECOND TEAM DEFENSE
DB Javier Craft, Nease (Ponte Vedra)
SECOND TEAM OFFENSE
ATH Dionte Mullins, Gulliver Prep (Pinecrest)
To view the entire first and second teams for MaxPreps’ Freshman All-American Teams click here.