Erick W. Rasco
The month of December has been a delight for Bryce Young.
The high school senior quarterback—billed a star at Mater Dei High School in southern California before he took his first snap for the storied program—has lived up to the hype. Already a blue-chip recruit, a national champion, a state champion and Elite 11 finalist, more accolades are pouring in for dual-threat talent who will sign with Alabama on Dec. 18.
On Monday, Sports Illustrated named Young the quarterback of the inaugural Sports Illustrated All-American team for 2019. Selected on an annual basis starting this year, the new initiative from SI will feature 25 seniors who have best exemplified athletic excellence in high school, with the potential to do similarly at the collegiate level.