Mike Ridaught is the editor and publisher of ThePrepZone.com, the foremost website for high school sports in northeast Florida.
Last week, MaxPreps.com announced its all decade high school football team and there were several players from Florida who made the list.
Derrick Henry of Yulee High School is on the first team offense. Henry, the nation’s all-time leading rusher in high school with 12,124 rushing yards, was named the MaxPreps Player of the Year in 2012. Lake City Columbia offensive lineman Laremy Tunsil joined Henry on the first team. Tunsil was the No. 1 rated offensive lineman in 2013.
Offensive lineman Martez Ivey, who was a two-time second team All-SEC player for the Gators, also made the first team. Former Gator running back Kelvin Taylor, the son of Fred Taylor, made the MaxPreps All-Decade Second Team Offense. Taylor, who graduated from Belle Glade Glades Day in 2013, ranks second all-time on the national list with 12,121 career rushing yards.
Class of 2017 defensive back Shaun Wade, who won four state titles at Jacksonville Trinity Christian Academy, made second team defense. Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas defensive linemen Nick Bosa, who was the number two pick in last year’s NFL draft, was a third team selection on defense.