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Wharton's Hargreaves, Armwood's McQuay are Parade All-Americans

Tribune correspondent
Published:   |   Updated: March 13, 2013 at 11:21 AM
TAMPA -

The honors continue to roll in for Wharton High defensive back Vernon Hargreaves III and Armwood High safety Leon McQuay III, who have been named to the Parade magazine All-America High School Football Team.

For Hargreaves, it ends a month where he also was named the most valuable player at the Under Armour All-America Game and last week was handed the Guy Toph Award, which has been given every year to Hillsborough County's top football player since 1939.

McQuay, meantime, also played in the Under Armour All-America Game, where he tallied two pass breakups and announced he was committing to the University of Southern California. In the 2012 season, McQuay totaled 54 tackles and intercepted five passes for the Hawks.

Hargreaves, who committed to the University of Florida last summer, has been ranked as one of the country's top five prep players by many scouting services, including ESPN, which has him rated as the nation's top cornerback and the No. 3 overall prospect.

In 2012 for the Wildcats, Hargreaves racked up an astonishing 110 tackles for a defensive back and intercepted five passes.

Parade has been naming its All-America team annually since 1963. Look for the complete team in Parade inserted into Sunday's Tampa Tribune.

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