Valor Christian QB Dylan McCaffrey named preseason All-American

Valor Christian Pomona football Dylan McCaffrey

(Lance Wendt/

Dylan McCaffrey, the rising senior quarterback at Valor Christian, was named a preseason All-American by MaxPreps on Tuesday evening.

He was the lone Colorado played selected to the team — and received high praise that even went beyond the honor. The site called McCaffrey a "National Player of the Year favorite."

McCaffrey, who is committed to Michigan, is ranked as a top-50 national recruit by all the major services, including No. 19 by ESPN and No. 22 by

This summer, he has been nominated to the Army All-American Bowl, and was also selected to Nike's Elite 11 quarterback camp.

McCaffrey, listed at 6-foot-5 and 195 pounds, helped lead Valor to the Class 5A state championship last season by throwing for 2,800 yards and 27 touchdowns last season. He also rushed for 592 yards and 13 more scores.

After the season, McCaffrey was named an All-American by MaxPreps.

MaxPreps ranked Valor Christian No. 24 nationally to begin the season. The team's season-opener against Saguaro (Ariz.) will be shown on ESPN. Saguaro is ranked No. 25 nationally.

Like his brothers — recent Duke graduate Max, current Stanford star Christian (the Heisman runner-up), and younger brother Luke, who will be a sophomore at Valor — Dylan McCaffrey is a multi-sport athlete. He plays basketball for the Eagles.