Thompson’s Anquon Fegans, John Alan McGuire named to MaxPreps Junior All-American Teams

Published 3:06 pm Wednesday, December 20, 2023

By ANDREW SIMONSON | Sports Editor

MaxPreps named Thompson’s Fegans as a member of the Junior All-American First Team when the site released the rosters on Wednesday, Dec. 20, and his teammate John Alan McGuire was named to the Junior All-American Second Team as a punter.

According to MaxPreps, the teams are chosen “based on team success, individual production and local, regional and state honors from the most recent season.”

Fegans checked all of those boxes and more to secure a MaxPreps All-American spot for the second straight season, after earning a place on the Sophomore All-American First Team in 2022.

He had a standout season for the Warriors, securing three interceptions, causing three fumbles and racking up six pass-breakups and 55 tackles in his junior year to earn an All-County First Team spot.

In addition to his statistics, Fegans was regularly paired against the best receivers in Class 7A, Region 3 and in the state of Alabama, and he impacted the game by taking those options away from opposing quarterbacks in coverage.

He was a key part of a Thompson defense that allowed just 11.0 points per game in 13 contests, going 11-2 on the road to finishing as the Class 7A runner-up and reaching the Super 7 state championship game for the sixth straight season.

Fegans is rated as a four-star prospect and the sixth-ranked safety nationwide in the Class of 2025 by national recruiting outlet 247Sports.

He decommitted from USC earlier in the year and has 31 scholarship offers from Division I schools, including Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, Michigan, Oregon, Ole Miss, LSU, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Colorado and Clemson.

McGuire is also regarded as one of the top players of his position in the country, and he lived up to that label this season as Thompson’s punter.

During his 10 regular season games, McGuire’s 28 punts went for 848 total yards, which was good enough for 42.4 yards per punt, the most in the county.

In addition, McGuire was the Warriors kicker, and he went 51-55 on extra points, 6-10 on field goals with a long of 49 yards and earned a touchback on 46 of his 56 kickoffs.

McGuire is rated as a five-star kicker and punter by Kohl’s Kicking Camps and is currently the No. 8 kicker and No. 6 punter nationwide in the Class of 2025, as well as the top player in both positions in Alabama among juniors.