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Football: Bible, Young get Parade honors
One word universally used to describe Scotty Young and Taylor Bible is humble. Taylor Bible Scotty Young
Now, the Ryan quarterback and Guyer defensive tackle, both seniors, have another honor to not brag about.
The two blue-chip recruits have been named to the 2010 Parade All-America High School Football Team, which will be released in print on Sunday.
The team is one of the most prestigious All-America teams in the country and is in its 47th year. In the past, it has featured 12 Heisman Trophy winners, NFL Hall of Famers such as John Elway, Joe Montana and Dan Marino, and the league's all-time leading rusher, Emmitt Smith.
"I didn't know much about the Parade thing before today," Bible said Tuesday. "I walked into school and teachers were congratulating me. … It probably is the highest honor I've gotten so far. This is just the beginning of a hopefully long, amazing career that I have ahead of me."
Bible, who has orally committed to Texas, was selected to play in the Under Armour All-America game in Florida earlier this month and is the 12th-ranked defensive tackle in the country (98th player overall) by recruiting Web site Rivals.com. He finished his senior season with 118 tackles, six sacks, 23 quarterback hurries, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.
Young, who has orally committed to Texas Tech, was named the Texas Associated Press Player of the Year after finishing his two-year career with 129 touchdown passes and 8,962 passing yards for the Raiders. He's the 10th-ranked pro-style quarterback in the country by Rivals.com (228th overall).
Young and Bible are only the second and third players in Denton ISD history to earn the honor, as former Ryan great Jarvis Moss was named to the team following the 2002 season.
Young is the second Parade All-American that Ryan's Joey Florence has coached, and he said one thing stands out about Young that has made him a great player.
"More than anything else it's humility," Florence said. "Scotty's been well-grounded. That helps you at that position [quarterback] because there's so much pressure that goes with that. He's very humble and that's a key attribute at that position."
Guyer head coach John Walsh cited Bible's unmatched work ethic that sees him at the field house every morning at 5:45 a.m., even though he already has his college future secured.
"I'm definitely not settling on past accomplishments and being satisfied with where I'm at," Bible said. "Last year I was pretty good. I didn't want just to stay like I was last year, I wanted to get better."
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