Season is coming .....name your top 5 in the Baltimore metro area
Season is coming .....name your top 5 in the Baltimore metro area
Man this is a tough question. Unlike last year, I think this is a bit of a down year for Bmore talent. At least in the senior Class. I can't even name five studs at each position. I don't know a lot of what they have out in Howard County this year.
Of what I know and I'm not counting ECA because that's not really in the area.
QB- 1. Shane Cockerille(Gilman)- my pre-season Favorite for OPOY
2. William Crest(Dunbar)- returning state champion with the best upside
3. Jake Clise (Loyola)- could have a breakout year
4. Malik Gilmore(Mt. Hebron)- great measurables
RB- 1. Deandre Lane(Catonsville)- should have a monster year.
WR- ????? A few I could list but not in any order. No one stands out right now.
OL- 1. Chibuzo Ukandu(Gilman)- just a monster. Will probably play DT in college
but could also be a high D1 OL.
2. Malik Jones(Dunbar)- very good OL that will be a high D1 player.
3. Moise Larose(Wilde Lake)- Already has high D1 offers. Huge kid but raw
4. Dariz Hill(Dunbar)- very big kid with great upside. Has to get in shape
5. Nicholas Bonaparte(Dunbar)- big kid but solid player
DL- 1. Henry Poggi(Gilman)- one of the best in the country. Nuff said
2. Melvin Keihn(Gilman)- potential 5 star junior. One of the top recruits of
the top recruits in the nation for Class of 2014.
3. Marvin Gross(Dunbar)- high D1 player that has unlimited potential.
LB- 1. Micah Kiser(Gilman)- to me the best player in the state on the field.
2. Miles Norris(Gilman)- most underrated player in the state. Beast
DB- 1. Delando Johnson(Calvert Hall)- not sure what position he will play but
he would be the top safety in the area
2. Troy Vincent Jr.(Gilman)- the real deal and looking even better. High D1
3. Jordan Martin(AACS)- very good underrated player
4. Kennedy Frazier(Calvert Hall)- pretty solid DB with great size.
This year there's a lot of unproven players that will make a name of themselves. Should be an interesting year.
I think there's a potential for Jabari Weems from McD to be a top level WR, he's got all the tools, and lots of varsity experience.
Wyatt Cook from McD is only a rising sophmore, but he'd make my top 5 LBs.
I don't know as much as I'd like to about the public schools coming into this season, but I do know Crest from Dunbar is a heck of a QB. I believe South River has a pretty good QB too, I think they'll have a breakout year.
I actually thought of listing Wyatt and I think he will be there after the season. But I put him in the same category as Robert Branch. They are definitely the top 2 rising sophomores in the area but want to see how tey progress this year. But I think both of them will be two huge stars this year. Both scary good for their age. Just mature beyond their years.
WR Jabari Weems (McDonogh)
WR James Staten (St. Frances)
WR Garrett Bean (Westminster)
WR Mike Jones (Milford Mill)
WR Dylan Tighe (Arundel)
WR Brandon Anthony (Atholton)
WR Kyle Levere (Calvert Hall)
WR Quantaye Battle (Edmondson)
WR Marquise Ellis (Franklin)
WR Maleek Williams (Douglass-B)
OL Moise LaRose (Wilde Lake)
OL Don Knox (Century)
OL Malik Jones (Dunbar)
OL Nicholas Bonaparte (Dunbar)
OL Chibuzo Ukandu (Gilman)
OL Mike Tremper (Southern-AA)
OL JP McManus (Calvert Hall)
OL Patrick Allen (Franklin)
OL Jack Friedman (Howard)
OL David Owens (City)
TE Marvin Gross (Dunbar)
TE Marcus Alston (MSJ)
TE Ben Carta (Glenelg)
TE Alec Sheetz (Loyola)
TE Kyle Fiedler (North Carroll)
TE Cole Boozer (Loyola)
TE Rashaun Smith (Calvert Hall)
TE Austin Lee (Maryland Christian)
TE Damian Green (Silver Oak)
TE Eric Handy (Wilde Lake)
QB Shane Cockerille (Gilman)
QB Connor Cox (South River)
QB William Crest (Dunbar)
QB Jake Clise (Loyola)
QB Luke Depasquale (Patterson Mill)
QB Luke Casey (Atholton)
QB Lavelle McCullers (Havre de Grace)
QB Dom Frank (Manchester Valley)
QB Austin Markley (John Carroll)
QB Austin Stein (Severna Park)
RB DeAndre Lane (Catonsville)
RB Eric Latham (Perry Hall)
RB Perez Mackell (AACS)
RB Michael Anderson (Howard)
RB Kenny Thomas (Curley)
RB Coleman Blackston (Dunbar)
RB Deon McDaniel (Chesapeake-AA)
RB Francis Massally (Eastern Tech)
RB Nick Crabill (Glenelg)
RB Donnie Neal (Reginald Lewis
AP Malik Gilmore (Mt. Hebron)
AP Lavon Chaney (South River)
AP Reggie Ellis (Franklin)
AP Dan Johnson (Westminster)
AP Drexel Mosby (MSJ)
AP Teddie Martinez (St.Paul's)
AP Austin Bonsail (Aberdeen)
AP Montell Martin (John Carroll)
AP Chris Ricks (Liberty)
AP Calvin Green (Severna Park)
DL Henry Poggi (Gilman)
DL Melvin Kiehn (Gilman)
DL Nik D'Avanzo (Curley)
DL Dyaire Hicks (St. Frances)
DL Mike Williams (Spalding)
DL Shaquille Melvin (Franklin)
DL Malik Dorsey (AACS)
DL Devin Kossakowski (Aberdeen)
DL Sam Evans (Loyola)
DL Alex Keeney (Manchester Valley)
LB Michah Keiser (Gilman)
LB Delando Johnson (Calvert Hall)
LB Miles Norris (Gilman)
LB Hunter Cox (Meade)
LB Julian Singletary (Catonsville)
LB Archie Arturo (Glen Burnie)
LB Humphrey Anuh (Hammond)
LB Jeremiah Johnson (Perry Hall)
LB Rasheed Tynes (Poly)
LB Ben Hummer (St. Mary's)
DB De'Quan Pettway (Overlea)
DB Stephen Osong (River Hill)
DB Kennedy Frazier (Calvert Hall)
DB Jordan Martin (AACS)
DB Troy Vincent (Gilman)
DB Dale Harris (St. Paul's)
DB Demetrius Johnson (AACS)
DB Wyatt Dickerson (Gilman)
DB Robert Branch (Gilman)
DB Elvis Dennah (AACS)
KP Adam Greene (Broadneck)
KP AJ Robbins (Liberty)
KP Ben Priddy (Severn)
KP Luke Brister (Glenelg)
KP Andrew Fisher (Hereford)
KP Alex Gambrel (John Carroll)
KP Sebastian Cuenca (Winters Mill)
1) 107 Gilman
2) 65 Calvert Hall
3) 55 Dunbar
4) 44 MSJ
5) 39 Westminster
6) 37 Franklin
7) 36 Arundel
8) 35 River Hill
9) 34 AACS
10) 34 Atholton
11) 31 South River
12) 30 McDonogh
13) 29 Catonsville
14) 28 Glenelg
15) 28 Loyola
16) 27 Curley
17) 27 Wilde Lake
18) 27 Spalding
19) 26 Old Mill
20) 23 Long Reach
HM) Aberdeen, Broadneck, Chesapeake-AA, Century, Eastern Tech, Hammond, Hereford, Howard, John Carroll, Liberty, Meade, Milford Mill, Overlea, Patterson Mill, Perry Hall, Poly, Severna Park, St. Frances, St. Paul's, Winters Mill
I am suprised you have kids in there that have never proven themselves at the Varsity Level. I do not know all the Kids. I do Know the CHC kids First Delondo is the best WR CHC has. Kennedy has not played. Not sure who Rasaun Smith is at TE. If the Hall had a TE, they sure could of used one last year. You have 5 Dunbar kids on O and none on D. When it comes to CHC Kelly is there best CB hands down. Best LB is 3 year starter Epple. Delondo will be either a DE or a safety.The St Francis Qb should be ahead of some of these kids. I am not a fan but he did earn some respect last year.
The top qb in the metro area in 2012 season will not be crest of dunbar or any other qb to include both Gilman and Malique Gilmore of Mt Hebron...it will be troy robinson of city college....i'm not saying that city will win a championship but i do know this...the top qb will be troy robinson and u better sure as hell
take it to the damn bank...i said it...
I also think Colar Kuhns (Calvert Hall), Duke Etchison (McDonogh) and Crest (Dunbar) are all D1 QB's. They are all in the class of 2014. Rashad Estep (St Frances QB, transfer from Dunbar) could possibly be on this list by seasons end. I know camps are just camps, and I am sure I could catch some grief for my opinion. However, it's just my opinion. Colar won top QB in his class at the Madden Camp in Florida and he won top QB at the Rivals camp over Crest and a handful of the mid atlantic's best QB's. I am looking forward to see him play. I think his predecessor will be proud. You gonna come see him play, Big Sky? I am sure you know his dad.
Marvin Gross might be the best DL in the area. They also have a DB and MLB that WILL make the list and Im not talking about Blackston...although I wouldnt be surprised if he makes a list by years end. Dunbar also has a Jr WR that may make the list at the end of the yr.
GC should be favorite against Gilman but it's just got a lot more intersting.
The entire O line is going to be young and bigger than any McD line in recent years. Jared Cohen is one of the anchors, but Austin Wimsatt and Ryan Ford are both big and talented rising JRs as well.
Cook, Akem Myers, and Justin Hawkins have the potential to be the best group of LBs to ever come through McD and one of the best in this area. All 3 played on varsity as freshmen last season.
Dom is always extremely hesitant to play freshmen (he played 1 (Roman Braglio) in 2008 and none in 2009 or 2010), so when you see not 1 but 5 freshman on varsity last season, you know that can be a special group.
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