this year’s seventh Toyota East/West All-Star Classic scheduled for Friday, Dec. 13, at Tennessee Tech in Cookeville.
Kickoff for this year’s game is slated for 7 o’clock CST at Tucker Stadium.
East Hamilton’s Ted Gatewood will serve as head coach of the East squad and Jeff Porter of White House will handle similar duties for the West team.
Representing the Chattanooga area will be Baylor's Rafael Gaglianone, Cleveland's Austin Herink, East Hamilton's Hunter Moore, Baylor's George Porter, Ooltewah's David Nobles, East Hamilton's Tre Herndon, Cleveland's D.J. Jones, South Pittsburg's Kahlil Mitchell, Baylor's Will Thomas and East Hamilton's Austin Gatewood.
“We are extremely excited about the young men who have been selected to represent these two teams and expect a great week of activities in Cookeville,” said Bill Marbet, Executive Director of the Tennessee Athletic Coaches Association, the organization that coordinates the annual event.
“These players have had exceptional high school careers and many will continue their athletic careers next year at the college level. Several will no doubt also be playing in the BlueCross Bowl next week, hoping to add a state championship to their resume,” he continued.
Players are nominated by their high school coaches from all across the state, then selected by the coaching staffs for the game. They represent large and small high schools, both public and private.
The 88 players and more than a dozen coaches involved in the game will arrive in Cookeville on Tuesday evening, Dec. 10. Two-a-day practice sessions are scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday prior to Friday’s game.
This year players will also participate in a football combine. Officials at Elite Athletic Events will put players through multiple training stations that include the bench press, vertical leap and 40-yard dash, as well as various agility drills.
2013 East All-Stars
No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. High School College
Smith, Penny Athlete 6-2 180 Fulton
York, Connor Athlete 6-1 190 Upperman
Gaglianone, Rafael K 6-0 220 Baylor
Cantrell, Hunter P/TE 6-1 220 White Co.
Smith, Devin QB 6-4 195 Knox. Grace
Herink, Austin QB 6-3 210 Cleveland
Moore, Hunter QB 6-0 210 East Hamilton
Rollins, Daryl RB 5-9 173 Fulton
Prevo, Shawn RB 6-1 180 Maryville
Harding, Denzel RB 5-10 175 Siegel
Porter, George RB 5-9 185 Baylor
Hawkins, Xavier WR 5-10 170 Fulton
Mitchell, Adam WR 6-3 190 Tennessee
Stinson, JaJuan WR 5-7 170 Knox. Central
Williams, Jaquial WR 6-1 185 Austin East
Corder, Styles WR 6-0 170 Blackman
Adams, Aaron OL 6-5 315 Daniel Boone
Greer, Chandler OL 6-5 275 Bearden
Morris, Nathan OL 6-3 240 Knox. Grace
Napier, Benson OL 6-1 305 Coalfield
Nobles, David OL 6-3 240 Ooltewah
Pyke, Matthew OL/LS 6-3 295 Anderson Co.
Scates, Michael OL 6-5 290 Fulton
Yates, Caleb OL 6-4 285 Oakland Mercer
Herndon, Tre CB 6-0 175 East Hamilton Vanderbilt
Eddings, Tyler CB 5-10 185 Shelbybville
Jones, D. J. CB 6-1 180 Cleveland
Love, Malik CB 5-10 170 Alcoa
Melton, Matt CB 5-9 175 Webb
Onwu, Tad CB 6-0 175 Riverdale
West, Cole S 6-1 180 Oneida
Wright, Trevor S 6-0 175 Greeneville
Allen, Antonio LB 6-3 235 Blackman
Daniel, B. J. LB/LS 6-1 205 Cannon Co.
Mitchell, Kahlil LB 5-11 205 South Pittsburg
Peters, Nick LB 5-11 215 Siegel
Underwood, Cody LB 6-1 215 Knox. West
Barrett, Austin DT 6-3 275 Oakland Mercer
Sensabaugh, Nick DT 6-1 305 Dobyns Bennett
Young, Braylon DT 6-2 290 Alcoa
Gatewood, Austin DE 6-1 215 East Hamilton
Williams, Billy DE 6-3 235 Farragut
Thomas, Will DE 6-2 250 Baylor
Wright, Zac DE 6-2 240 Alcoa
HEAD COACH: Ted Gatewood (East Hamilton)
COORDINATORS: Offense - Steve Matthews (Knox. Catholic), Defense - Thomas McDaniel (Oakland)
ASSISTANT COACHES: Ron Crawford (Cleveland), Scott Cummings (Knox. West), Brian Pankey (Kingston), Stanton Stevens (LaVergne), John Webb (Rockwood).
2013 West All-Stars
No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. High School College
Swafford, Tyler QB 6-1 195 Brentwood Academy
Adkisson, Kendal QB 5-10 175 Hardin Co.
Warren, Ramadi RB 5-10 195 Whitehaven
Gerron, Otis RB 6-0 200 Dickson Co.
Martin, Justin RB 6-1 185 Nashville Overton
Dotson, J. D. FB 6-1 211 Ensworth
Willingham, Dwane WR 5-11 170 Whitehaven
Taylor, Brandon WR 5-9 165 Brentwood Acad.
Baker, Kenton WR 5-9 170 Giles Co.
Williams, Kenneth WR 6-0 180 Memphis Overton
Bradley, Ahmad WR 6-0 190 Mt. Juliet
Hayes, Austin TE 6-3 220 Pope John Paul II
Khoury, Michael TE 6-4 260 Mt. Juliet
Wade, Parker OL 6-3 265 Ensworth
Moffitt, Jessie OL 6-3 290 Goodpasture M.T.S.U.
Burton, Thomas OL 6-3 270 Whitehaven
Regan, Bruno OL 6-4 290 Clarksville
Irby, Joe OL 6-4 315 F.R.A. W.K.U.
Murphy, Denzel OT 6-3 300 Mitchell
Mott, D. J. OL 6-5 265 M.B.A.
Johnson, Taylor OL 6-3 300 Collierville
Johnson, Carlos OL 6-4 315 Pearl Cohn M.T.S.U.
Neary, Zak DB 6-1 195 Adamsville
Horton, Andrew DB 6-2 190 Cane Ridge
Hare, LaDarius DB 6-0 170 Mitchell
Pardue, Montrell DB 6-1 195 Clarksville NE
Adkins, Kevin DB 6-0 180 Jo Byrns
Streator, Porter DB 6-0 185 Hillsboro
Stribling, Finis DB 6-0 170 Independence
Wallis, Jacob DB 6-2 185 Adamsville
Scholato, Gunnar LB 6-3 225 Pope John Paul II
Wood, Taylor LB 5-9 185 White House
Tope, Ryker LB 6-0 220 Station Camp
Boyd, Hunter LB 5-10 195 Crockett Co.
Stoffer, Max LB 6-2 219 Father Ryan
Gregory, Hayden LB 6-0 225 Pearl Cohn
Tharpe, Dennis Jr. LB 6-0 175 Henry Co.
Benson, Dylan DE 6-1 250 Lewis Co.
Gwynn, Rodney DE 6-4 220 Memphis Central
Reed, Preston DE 6-5 215 Wilson Central
Zaffore, Tony DE 6-2 240 Station Camp
McIntire, Conner DT 5-10 240 Dyersburg
Boales, Lamarcus DT 6-0 260 Lexington
Stafford, C. J. P/K 6-0 175 Houston
HEAD COACH: Jeff Porter (White House)
COORDINATORS: Offense - Jim Grantham (White House), Defense - Jerry Joslin (Pope John Paul II).
ASSISTANT COACHES: Brandon Gray (Adamsville), Ryan Hamilton (White House), Trey Perry (Mt. Juliet), Chris Sanders (M.B.A.), Rodney Saulsberry (Whitehaven), Paul Wade (Ensworth).