From The Tribune staff reports
NEW YORK — Forty-four high school football players from the state of Alabama are on the watch list for the Sports Illustrated All-American team for 2020, and two of those players play for Tribune-area schools.
The 44 student-athletes from Alabama represent the sixth-most from a single state behind Florida (142), Texas (130), Georgia (84), California (79), and North Carolina (55). After Alabama, the top 10 is rounded out by Ohio (37), Virginia (30), Michigan (30) and Maryland (28).
Listed among the state’s 44 watch list nominees are local seniors Ga’Quincy “Kool-Aid” McKinstry, of Pinson Valley, and Armoni Goodwin, of Hewitt-Trussville.
McKinstry, a two-time ASWA All-State selection, is considered the top 2021 prospect in Alabama and the nation’s No. 1 corner, according to 247Sports.
He recently trimmed his list of potential colleges down to three: Alabama, Auburn and LSU. He spoke with 247Sports about his recruitment…