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2008 DESERET NEWS PRESEASON ALL-STATE

In anticipation of the upcoming 2008 high school football season, the Deseret News is pleased to announce its inaugural preseason all-state football team.

This team is a statewide team without regard to classification and is based on coaches votes.

The Deseret News invited every coach in the state to participate in our preseason all-state voting by asking them to select who they believed were the top 12 players in the state. Those votes were tabulated and a 24-man team was put together consistening of 12 offensive players and 12 defensive players.

In addition to one player at each traditional offensive and defensive position, one extra offensive and defensive player were added as specialists.

High school football: 2008 Deseret News preseason All-StateJeff Manning, QB, Logan, 6-4, 180, Sr.

High school football: 2008 Deseret News preseason All-StateAdam Timo, RB, Snow Canyon, 6-2, 190, Sr.

LaVaughn Jackson, RB, Layton, 5-10, 190, Sr.

Robert Evans, WR, Pine View, 6-2, 185, Sr.

Chris Washington, WR, Northridge, 6-2, 195, Sr.

Richard Wilson, TE, Spanish Fork, 6-3, 225, Sr.

Tuni Kanuch, OL, Bingham, 6-1, 265, Sr.

John Martinez, OL, Cottonwood, 6-3, 265, Sr.

Vyncent Jones, OL, Jordan, 6-4, 285, Sr.

Xavier Su'a-Filo, OL, Timpview, 6-4, 270, Sr.

Parker Erickson, OL, Alta, 6-2, 270, Sr.

Isi Sofele, SPEC., Cottonwood, 5-8, 165, Sr.

Latu Heimuli, DL, Highland, 6-4, 300, Sr.

Bronson Kaufusi, DE, Timpview, 6-6, 220, Jr.

Remington Peck, DL, Bingham, 6-5, 210, Sr.

Muli Kinikini, DL, Highland, 5-11, 215, Sr.

LT Filiaga, LB, Bingham, 6-1, 230, Sr.

Peni Maka'afi, LB, Northridge, 5-11, 220, Sr.

Jordan Ballam, LB, Logan, 5-9, 165, Sr.

Craig Bills, DB, Timpview, 6-2, 205, Sr.

Keenyn Walker, DB, Judge, 6-0, 175, Sr.

Justin Ence, DB, Pine View, 6-0, 190, Sr.

LeSean Wilcox, DB, Pleasant Grove, 5-10, 180, Sr.

Tony Epperson, SPEC., Park City, 6-4, 210, Sr.