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themamba's MPSSAA Football Report

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Completions

1 Saylor, Grant (Wooton) 201

2 Sedgwick, Ryan (Arundel) 189

3 Crounse, Reese (Northern) 188

4 Davis, Shane (Broadneck) 174

5 Lewis, Jared (Dunbar) 167

6 Grant, Markel (Watkins Mill) 164

7 Robinson, Shallon (Oakland Mills) 161

8 Akins, Collin (Fallston) 156

9 McClain, Michael (Digital Harbor) 141

10 Janis, Michael (Churchill) 139

11 Jackson, Trent (Kent Island) 136

12 Holley, Tyler (Perry Hall) 135

13 Rollins, Dejuan (Oxon Hill) 126

13 Siff, Matt (Blair) 126

15 Moore, Tyler (Long Reach) 124

16 Williams, Quinton (Wise) 122

17 Bonner, Doc (Quince Orchard) 119

18 Anthony, Dominique (Potomac) 118

19 Sinclair, J (LaPlata) 116

20 Savage, Brandon (Milford Mill) 115

* Christian Edwards (Tuscarora), Christian Etchison (Westminster), Alex Gresock (Havre de Grace), Michael Mbony (Sherwood) - completions, N/A. All should be between 110-130. 

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Marcus Allen (Wise '14, Penn St) was picked in the 5th round, 148th overall, by the Pittsburgh Steelers. Allen, who started for three and a half years at Penn St., finished his Nittany Lions career as the 5th all-time leading tackler in Happy Valley history, with 321. Allen was named to the All-B1G 1st team, and was named Defensive MVP at the Fiesta Bowl.

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12 hours ago, themamba said:

Marcus Allen (Wise '14, Penn St) was picked in the 5th round, 148th overall, by the Pittsburgh Steelers. Allen, who started for three and a half years at Penn St., finished his Nittany Lions career as the 5th all-time leading tackler in Happy Valley history, with 321. Allen was named to the All-B1G 1st team, and was named Defensive MVP at the Fiesta Bowl.

Congrats and good luck!

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Nick Nelson (Suitland '14), Hawaii/Wisconsin) was selected #110 overall, in the fourth round by the Oakland Raiders. After playing 2 years at Hawaii, and sitting out in '16, Nelson led the nation in pass breakups in '17, with 21, playing a key part in a Badgers defense that ranked #2 in yards allowed, and #3 in points allowed.

Nelson joined Penn State's Marcus Allen (Wise) as a pair of former PG 4A players highlighted on the All-B1G 1st team secondary, and now, 2018 NFL draft picks. Allen, who was injured and missed more than half of the year as a senior, helped lead the Pumas to the state title as a junior in '12, as a key part of the secondary. Nelson helped lead the Rams to the state title game as a senior in '13.

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2 hours ago, themamba said:

Nick Nelson (Suitland '14), Hawaii/Wisconsin) was selected #110 overall, in the fourth round by the Oakland Raiders. After playing 2 years at Hawaii, and sitting out in '16, Nelson led the nation in pass breakups in '17, with 21, playing a key part in a Badgers defense that ranked #2 in yards allowed, and #3 in points allowed.

Nelson joined Penn State's Marcus Allen (Wise) as a pair of former PG 4A players highlighted on the All-B1G 1st team secondary, and now, 2018 NFL draft picks. Allen, who was injured and missed more than half of the year as a senior, helped lead the Pumas to the state title as a junior in '12, as a key part of the secondary. Nelson helped lead the Rams to the state title game as a senior in '13.

Thanks Mamba for verifying where Nelson went to high school!  Congrats to him and good luck at the next level!

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33 minutes ago, ShoNuff07 said:

Thanks Mamba for verifying where Nelson went to high school!  Congrats to him and good luck at the next level!

Fractured his thumb his senior year, that had him playing in a cast, limiting him to 20 catches for 503 yards (25.2 ypr) on offense. He was a 2-star recruit, offered only by Temple, NC A&T, and NC Central, before Hawaii came in. Nelson was ranked as the #166 corner in his class, as well as #42 overall in Maryland. By the time he finished his one season in Madison, he sat atop the Badgers all-time list for pass-breakups in a season, and added All-American 2nd team honors to his accolades.

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Rick Leonard OT (Middletown '14, Florida St) and Ian Thomas TE (Digital Harbor, '14, Indiana) rounded out the quartet of MPSSAA players picked in the NFL draft. The WCAC had 2 Maryland players (Dorian O'Daniel - GC, Ja'Whaun Bentley - DeM) selected, and the MIAA had one (Micah Kizer - GIL) , also.

Leonard was part of Middletown's 3-peat, and was named the 2013 DPOY by the Maryland Football Writers, after registering 14 sacks, 25 tackles for loss, and a state title ring. Leonard, who was picked in the fourth round by the Saints, switched positions at FSU, going from the d-line to the o-line between his sophomore and junior seasons. And it payed off, big time. Projected to be the 3rd OT for the Saints.

Thomas, one of nine brothers and sisters, who lost both his Mom and Dad before he turned 10 years old, wasn't highly recruited, and began his collegiate career at Nassau CC, before moving on to Bloomington. In fact, he originally went to Nassau as a basketball prospect. Turner was the first selection of the fourth round, picked by the Carolina Panthers, and expected to be their #2 TE, behind Greg Olsen.

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18 hours ago, themamba said:

Rick Leonard OT (Middletown '14, Florida St) and Ian Thomas TE (Digital Harbor, '14, Indiana) rounded out the quartet of MPSSAA players picked in the NFL draft. The WCAC had 2 Maryland players (Dorian O'Daniel - GC, Ja'Whaun Bentley - DeM) selected, and the MIAA had one (Micah Kizer - GIL) , also.

Leonard was part of Middletown's 3-peat, and was named the 2013 DPOY by the Maryland Football Writers, after registering 14 sacks, 25 tackles for loss, and a state title ring. Leonard, who was picked in the fourth round by the Saints, switched positions at FSU, going from the d-line to the o-line between his sophomore and junior seasons. And it payed off, big time. Projected to be the 3rd OT for the Saints.

Thomas, one of nine brothers and sisters, who lost both his Mom and Dad before he turned 10 years old, wasn't highly recruited, and began his collegiate career at Nassau CC, before moving on to Bloomington. In fact, he originally went to Nassau as a basketball prospect. Turner was the first selection of the fourth round, picked by the Carolina Panthers, and expected to be their #2 TE, behind Greg Olsen.

By the numbers, it appears that it doesn't matter what league you play in during high school.  It simply comes down to, can you play.  If you can play and you perform at the collegiate level, opportunities will avail.

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3 hours ago, B-BALL IN MOTION said:

By the numbers, it appears that it doesn't matter what league you play in during high school.  It simply comes down to, can you play.  If you can play and you perform at the collegiate level, opportunities will avail.

If you can play, you can play. Of the 5 Maryland kids drafted that were part of the '14 class, 4 played in the MPSSAA.

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30 minutes ago, themamba said:

If you can play, you can play. Of the 5 Maryland kids drafted that were part of the '14 class, 4 played in the MPSSAA.

Say it ain’t so. That Private school kid was probably better prepared for the NFL ;)

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I get a great insight on the draft process now, and everything that goes in it, as my nephew just finished his first year with the Indianapolis Colts in the player personnel department. Got to see him in the 'War Room' this weekend, sitting next to Irsay and Reich. He will be named College Personnel Coordinator on Thursday. He doesn't turn 25 until July. Started as a manager at Ohio State (has a huge national championship ring), before working as a grad assistant, then recruiting, then football operations. Atholton grad, future NFL GM. 

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Class of '19 April commits

WR Ethon Williams (Broadneck) 》 Boston College

LB Kameron Blount (St Charles) 》 Maryland

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