The secret was let out early last week about this year’s Super 11. Ironically, the soaring popularity of social media helped spread the word. One thing led to another and the names became public knowledge.
Officially, here are the 11 players who were selected Super 11:
Kieran Borcich, Sr., OL/DL, Bronxville
Justin Ciero, Jr., QB, Horace Greeley
Connor Eck, Sr., QB, Rye
Darius Favors, Sr., NT/FB, North Rockland
Tyrell Goodman, Sr., QB, Stepinac
Tanner Knox, Sr., FB/LB, Harrison
Michael Longo, Sr., LB, Iona Prep
Jordan Lucas, Sr., HB/DB, New Rochelle
Max Ngolla, Sr., OL/DL, Nyack
A.J. Pritchett, Sr., WR/DB, Roosevelt
Donnie Simmons, Sr., DE, Stepinac
Even though you know the names, one of the best parts about today’s preview are the videos of each player. All 11 came in last week and answered some questions, and you can find the results on this page. Take some time and click on the players to find out what they had to say. The funniest part was to listen to some talk about their coaches.
I have been at most of the video shoots we’ve had for Super 11 and I have to credit this group. It was a very mature, focused collection of players. They were all very poised on camera.
I also want to thank Nyack coach John Castellano and Greeley coach Bill Tribou for allowing Ngolla and Ciero to leave camp in Massachusetts and drive down to White Plains for the shoot. Obviously, there’s no good time once practice starts to get 11 players from 10 different teams together the same afternoon. Castellano and Tribou helped make it happen. Castellano even drove Ngolla and Ciero three hours down and three hours back in the same day so he and the players could return for the last day of camp.
Anyway, I know some of you agreed with the selections and others disagreed. I’ll talk about them more tonight on our first Varsity Insider Chat at 7 p.m. But I hope you take a few minutes to check out the new videos.
Also, the Super 11 saw just about every inch of our building last week for their photo and video shoots. You can check out more of the photos in this gallery. Thanks to photographers Carucha Meuse, Joe Larese and Mark Vergari for their work on the project.
Photo: Max Ngolla, senior lineman from Nyack. (Carucha Meuse/The Journal News)