By Katherine Dunn
The Baltimore Sun
9:45 PM EST, December 8, 2012
Gilman, quarterback, senior
Strong 6-foot-3, 215-pound charger paced a powerful Greyhounds running attack
Ran for 1,305 yards, 15 touchdowns and threw for 1,106 yards, seven touchdowns
Carried 26 times for 234 yards, three touchdowns in the MIAA A Conference final victory over Calvert Hall; scored on 1-yard run to beat Don Bosco Prep (N.J.)
Greyhounds coach Biff Poggi: "Shane plays quarterback like a wrestler -- the tougher, the better."
Committed to Maryland, playing in International Bowl
Franklin, athlete, senior
Fast, versatile 5-11, 175-pound game-changer excelled at rushing, receiving, returning
Ran 71 times for 909 yards, caught 24 passes for 637 yards and had 1,880 all-purpose yards, 22 touchdowns
Also played cornerback early before breaking a finger and concentrating on offense
Indians coach Anthony Burgos: "He was always the guy we could rely on for a big play."
Receiving attention from some FCS coaches, playing in Crab Bowl
South River, running back, senior
Quick, decisive 5-9, 175-pound speedster also doubled as an explosive receiver
Ran 159 times for 1,491 yards, 14 touchdowns and had 59 catches for 777 yards, two touchdowns, one return touchdown
More than 3,000 rushing yards, more than 1,300 receiving yards, 43 touchdowns in his career
Seahawks coach Lance Clelland: "He's very hard to tackle, which more than makes up for his lack of size."
Committed to Monmouth, playing in Crab Bowl
St. Paul's, running back, senior
Powerful, durable 5-11, 190-pound rusher with explosive moves
Ran 174 times for 1,578 yards and 28 touchdowns; scored 170 points, nearly all in first half of games
Ran for three touchdowns, 212 yards in MIAA B Conference final, a 28-27 overtime win against John Carroll
Crusaders coach Paul Bernstorf: "Had we left him in [in the second half], his stats would have bordered on video game."
Committed to Towson
Westminster, wide receiver, senior
Quick, sure-handed 5-7, 155-pound slot receiver was top threat in area's most prolific passing offense
Caught 58 passes for 1,055 yards, 19 touchdowns; had career 113 catches, 2,135 yards, 34 touchdowns
Tied state record with five touchdown receptions against Linganore
Owls coach Brad Wilson: "I've never seen a high school kid catch a ball and get full speed as fast as he can."
Drawing FCS, Division II interest, selected for the Baltimore Touchdown Club all-star game
Arundel, wide receiver, senior
Quick, smart 5-9, 180-pound catalyst in one of the area's top passing offenses
Had 67 receptions for 1,149 yards, 16 touchdowns; returned 13 punts for 116 yards, one touchdown
Excelled at reading a defense and adjusting on the run
Wildcats coach Chuck Markiewicz: "He is one of the most dynamic receivers we have ever had in our program."
Drawing FCS interest, also a lacrosse prospect, will play in Crab Bowl, selected for BTC game
Old Mill, lineman, senior
Physical, tenacious 6-3, 255-pound offensive tackle cleared the way for strong rushing attack
Patriots ran mostly off tackle in gaining 2,665 yards this season
Also spent time at defensive end with 10 tackles, one sack
Patriots coach Chad McCormick: "One of his greatest assets was setting the edge on most of our runs."
Receiving interest from FCS, Division II programs
Dunbar, lineman, senior
Standout on a mountain range of a line at 6-3, 360 pounds
Led the way for an offense that ran for more than 3,400 yards, averaged 32.7 points
Lead blocker for running back Coleman Blackston, whose rushing yardage matched or exceeded opponent's total offense in last two games
Poets coach Lawrence Smith: "He's a leader on offense and he keeps everyone going."
Committed to Bowie State, playing in Crab Bowl
Meade, lineman, senior
Fast, agile for 6-2, 255 pounds and timed at 4.7 seconds in the 40-yard dash
Excellent at pass protection, did not give up a sack, great drive blocker
Able to get the edge for Meade on sweep plays as a tackle
Mustangs coach Rich Holzer: "He's the cog that made our offense go. Without him, the other parts aren't spinning."
Drawing looks from FCS and Division II schools, he could be a college defensive end
Calvert Hall, lineman, senior
At 6-5, 285 pounds, right tackle anchored Cardinals' offensive line
Backs followed him for most of the more than 1,600 yards gained on the ground
Plowed the way for critical first down late in the Turkey Bowl victory, 21-14, over Loyola
Cardinals coach Donald Davis: "He's a lumberjack."
Offer from Monmouth, other FCS interest, playing in Crab, Chesapeake bowls
River Hill, lineman, senior
Intimidating 6-3, 260-pound guard opened holes for an offense that ran for 3,320 yards
Also played defensive end with 76 tackles (14 for a loss), 8.5 sacks, four forced fumbles, one safety
Dominated on both sides in Class 3A state title win, 18-14, over Huntingtown, Hawks' 24th straight win
Hawks coach Brian Van Deusen: "When we need key yards, we run right behind him."
Drawing FCS, Division II looks, selected for the BTC game
Broadneck, kicker, senior
Repeat first-team selection who set state record with 27 career field goals
Kicked off the ground, hit every field goal from 41 yards and in; hit 10 of 17 field goals, 18 of 22 extra points
Had 41 of 49 kickoffs for touchbacks
Bruins coach Rob Harris: "He's everything you want in a kicker. He does everything the right way."
Committed to Maryland, playing in Crab, Chesapeake bowls