•Mavericks coach Marc Mesaros: "He's a throwback to the 1950s. He's just a tough kid."
Chris NashHereford, lineman, senior
•Intensely aggressive nose guard that most opposing offensive schemes were built around trying to stop
•Had 78 tackles - 14 for a loss - as well as 15 sacks and four forced fumbles
•Made 11 tackles in the state Class 3A semifinal loss to eventual champ Linganore
•Bulls coach Steve Turnbaugh: "His motor never turns off. He's relentless. Every play is 100 percent, non-stop."
•Drawing some college looks after breakout season
Reynard ParksDunbar, linebacker, senior
•Consistent, strong and speedy at 6-0, 210 pounds; had great sideline-to-sideline coverage
•Led the state Class 1A semifinalists with 148 tackles, 14 against top rival Poly's triple-option offense; also played fullback
•Transfer from Calvert Hall voted a captain by his teammates
•Poets coach Lawrence Smith: "He is Ray Lewis. He doesn't always make the big hit, but if he gets his hands on you, you're going down."
•Considering offers from UNLV, Central Michigan and Towson
Gilman, linebacker, senior
•Known for his great closing speed and as a student of the game; tough on foes trying to run up the middle
•Had 127 tackles - 17 for a loss - eight sacks and three interceptions in 10 games; called all the defenses and audibles on the field
•Son of Greyhounds coach Biff Poggi, missed a game and a half during which the defense gave up 28 percent of the points it allowed for the season
•Coach Poggi: "He is everything to our defense."
•Committed to Iowa
Tyler WeedonCatonsville, linebacker, junior
•Only repeat All-Metro first-team defender
•Had 135 tackles in nine games; started every game on defense since his freshman year
•Slippery defender at 5-10, 230 pounds; quick and aggressive with good instincts, rarely caught out of position
•Played fullback, running for 231 yards and two TDs; also kicks off
•Getting attention from LSU, Georgia, Pitt, Iowa and Rutgers, among others