MONTGOMERY, AL -- Cornerback Marlon Humphrey of Hoover High School, a state track record holder and one of the nation’s top football recruits, headlines the selections for the 2013 Alabama High School All-Star Football Team slated to take on Mississippi in the 27th annual Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game Dec. 14.
The squad, comprised of current high school seniors, was announced Sunday by Alvin Briggs, Director of the Alabama High School Athletic Directors & Coaches Association (AHSADCA).
The annual contest, an event of the Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) and the AHSADCA, will be played for the third straight year at Montgomery’s Cramton Bowl. The afternoon game will be televised live by AHSAA TV partner Raycom over stations in Alabama and Mississippi. Montgomery affiliate WSFA TV 12 is the Raycom’s anchor station for the annual event.
Alabama holds a 19-7 edge in the series, which was played at Mobile’s Ladd-Peebles Stadium from 1988-2010. Last year’s 21-16 win was the fifth straight for Alabama. Place-kicker Thomas Hamlin of McGill-Toolen booted three field goals, including an All-Star Game record 51-yarder, and wide receiver Jason Smith, also from McGill-Toolen, was named Alabama MVP.
The head coach for the Alabama All-Stars this year is Central-Phenix City Coach Woodrow Lowe. The former University of Alabama All-America linebacker is in his fourth season as head coach for the Red Devils and has a 52-42 career record. He has also coached at the college and NFL level. Lowe is a member of the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame.
Humphrey ran the fastest high school 110-meter hurdle in America last summer – winning the Silver Medal with a 13.24 time in IAAF World Youth Games in Donetsk, Ukraine to finish behind Jamaican Jaheel Hyde, who missed the world record by .01 seconds. Humphrey set AHSAA indoor track records in the 60-meter dash (6.89 seconds), 60-meter hurdles (7.80) and 400-meter dash (48.11) last winter and set outdoor state meet records last May in the 110-meter high hurdles (13.53), the 300-meter intermediate hurdles (36.33) and just missed a state record in winning the 400-meter dash.
Humphrey, who is the son of former University of Alabama and Denver Broncos running back Bobby Humphrey, is rated one of top three cornerback prospects in the nation. Still uncommitted, he is one of several outstanding prospects on the Alabama All-Star roster. Auburn already has commitments from several all-stars including Prattville running back Kamryn Pettway, Oxford running back Racean “Rock” Thomas, linebacker Tre Williams of St. Paul’s Episcopal and defensive lineman Justin Thornton of Auburn.
Alabama commitments chosen to the squad include defensive backs Ronnie Clark of Calera, Stephen Roberts of Opelika and linebacker Keith Holcombe of Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa. Linebacker Gavin Bryant of Jackson has committed to Tennessee, quarterback/athlete Kendrick Doss and offensive lineman Cole Hardin of Florence are heading to Ole Miss and Vanderbilt, respectively. Clay-Chalkville quarterback Hayden Moore has committed to Cincinnati and UMS-Wright quarterback Gunner Coach has committed to Southern Miss. Demetrius Kemp, a Demopolis wide receiver, is also committed to Southern Miss and Pelham defensive lineman Braxton Hoyett to Mississippi State. Murphy defensive lineman Taylor Stallworth has already committed to South Carolina.
Twenty-two members of the squad are still currently uncommitted.
The complete 40-man roster and coaching staff for the 2012 All-Star Game is listed below.
Alabama 2013 All-Star Team
Pos. Name School HT. WT. Coach
DB Jakoby Aldridge Sweet Water 5'6 165 Stacy Luker
TE DeMarcus Bingham Foley 6'3 210 Todd Watson
OL Nicholas Bodden Hoover 6'1 260 Josh Niblett
ILB Gavin Bryant Jackson 6'2 225 Danny Powell
DB Malcolm Buggs Opelika 5'11 190 Brian Blackmon
DB Christian Campbell Central-Phenix City 6'1 185 Woodrow Lowe
WR Landy Capetillo Carver-Mont. 6'1 190 Billy Gresham
OL Josh Casher Saint Paul's 6'2 300 Steve Mask
DB Ronnie Clark Calera 6'3 218 Wiley McKeller
OL Chris Cooper Dothan 6'3 315 Kelvis White
A Kendrick Doss Florence 6'2 218 Jamey DuBose
OLB Rashaan Evans Auburn 6'2 217 Tim Carter
WR Marquise Fulton Opelika 6'3 205 Brian Blackmon
ILB Shaun Hamilton Carver-Mont. 6'1 235 Billy Gresham
OLB Dylan Haraway Bob Jones 5'11 194 Kevin Rose
OL Cole Hardin Florence 6'4 295 Jamey DuBose
DL Jalen Harvey Clay-Chalkville 6'3 300 Jerry Hood
OLB Keith Holcombe Hillcrest-Tusc. 6'3 215 Scott Martin
RB Terrance Hollingsworth Berry 5'9 210 Danny Raines
OLB Nick Holman Bob Jones 6'2 230 Kevin Rose
DL Braxton Hoyett Pelham 6'3 290 Brett Burnett
DB Marlon Humphrey Hoover 6'1 185 Josh Niblett
OL Daniel Keith Florence 6'4 280 Jamey DuBose
WR Demetrius Kemp Demopolis 6' 196 Tom Causey
WR Kameron Maye Murphy 5'10 180 Ronn Lee
QB Hayden Moore Clay-Chalkville 6'3 190 Jerry Hood
RB Kamryn Pettway Prattville 6'1 227 Chad Anderson
QB Gunner Roach UMS-Wright 6'2 202 Terry Curtis
DB Stephen Roberts Opelika 6' 175 Brian Blackmon
K/P James Sherman Mont.-Catholic 5'11 190 Gregg Baker
OL Jordan Sims Homewood 6'4 330 Doug Goodwin
RB Romarius Smith McGill-Toolen 5'11 190 Bart Sessions
DL Taylor Stallworth Murphy 6'2 290 Ronn Lee
DL Cory Thomas McAdory 6'6 275 David Powell
RB Racean Thomas Oxford 6'1 205 Ryan Herring
DL Justin Thornton Vigor 6'5 220 Ashley Johnson
ILB Tre Williams Saint Paul's 6'3 230 Steve Mask
OL Christian Williams Wetumpka 6' 305 Tim Perry
OL Ladarius Wimbush Dothan 6'3 260 Kelvis White
WR Wil Young McGill-Toolen 6'4 195 Bart Sessions
Alabama All-Star Coaching Staff
Woodrow Lowe, Central-Phenix City
Laron White, Tanner; Eric Cohu, Madison Academy; Brian Blackmon, Opelika; Mark Freeman, Spanish Fort; Jamey DuBose, Florence; Bart Sessions, McGill-Toolen.