Football: Offensive players to watch

Tavon Austin •Dunbar, running back

•The two-time All-Metro Player of the Year returns for his senior year just three touchdowns shy of breaking the state record. In addition to rushing for 2,553 yards and 32 touchdowns as a junior, Austin, 5 feet 9 and 170 pounds, had threefumble recoveries and fourinterceptions.

Michael Campanaro •River Hill, running back

•Campanaro, an All-Metro performer as a junior, returns to lead the Hawks in their defense of the Class 2A state title. With 4.4speed in the 40, Campanaro, 5-10 and 175pounds, rushed for 1,884yards last season and had four 200-yard games.

Darian Conners •Eastern Tech, running back

•Conners, 5-10 and 188 pounds, is the key to the Mavericks' run-oriented offense. He earned All-Baltimore County honors last season as a junior and also was an honorable mention All-State selection.

Ray Cotton •Meade, quarterback

•Big things are expected of this Auburn-bound transfer from Faith Academy in Mobile, Ala. The 6-4, 218-pound senior, who attended the Elite 11 quarterback camp this summer, threw for 1,500 yards and eight touchdowns last season.

Carl Fleming •Franklin, tailback

•The 6-1, 191-pound senior rushed for 1,099 yards and 15 touchdowns last year. Fleming, who runs the 40 in 4.5 seconds, has committed to Pittsburgh.

Tavon Henley •Joppatowne, tailback

•Henley ran for 1,000 yards in eight games last season before injuring his knee. Henley, 5-11 and 170 pounds, is healthy and ready for what could be a big junior season.

Rudy Johnson •McDonogh, quarterback

•Johnson, a 6-1, 200-pound junior, is in his second year as a starter. He figures to help make the Eagles a strong contender in the tough MIAA AConference.

Leon Kinnard •Loyola, quarterback

•The three-year starter is a model of consistency. He threw for 1,415 yards and 11 touchdowns two years ago, and last season as a junior, he passed for 1,491yards and 13 TDs. The 5-9, 182-pound Kinnard has committed to the University of Connecticut.

Doug Shaw •Loyola, lineman

•The senior's lateral movement, quickness and speed make him invaluable. He is adept at pass-blocking and he also is a force on the defensive line. Last season, 12 of his 40tackles were behind the line of scrimmage.

Dave Stinebaugh •Perry Hall, tight end

•The senior's versatility is his best asset. Stinebaugh, 6-5 and 205 pounds, caught 55passes for 1,035 yards and 13touchdowns last season. The All-Metro pick also ran for 42yards, went 2-for-4 passing for 63yards and a touchdown, and played some at linebacker, cornerback and safety.


Derrick Coleman, Marriotts Ridge; Kyle Colleran, Broadneck; Christian Cook, Calvert Hall; Adrian Coxson, City; Nick DePaola, Hereford; Jarrel Epps, Wilde Lake; John Evans, Mount St. Joseph; Dylan Ewen, North Carroll; Sean Farr, Dunbar; Jules Forney, Joppatowne; Delano Frazer, Calvert Hall; Terence Garvin, Loyola; Jerry Hart, Westminster; Beau Haworth, Archbishop Spalding; Mike Kropkowski, North Harford; Dan March, Wilde Lake: Mark McNeill, St.Mary's; Raynard Parks, Calvert Hall; Jonathan Perry, Dunbar; Brian Prater, St.Paul's; P.J. Quarrie, Calvert Hall; Renard Robinson, Mount St. Joseph; Bernie Vaughn, St. Frances; Edan Wall, Calvert Hall; Zack Westfall, North Carroll; Nick Whittles, Archbishop Spalding; Kyle Williams, Marriotts Ridge

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