Football: All-Metro First Team Defense
McDonogh, lineman, senior
•Had 16 sacks, 83 tackles, an interception returned for a touchdown, a fumble recovery returned for a touchdown
•Also team's best offensive lineman
•Eagles coach Dom Damico: "When he's fresh and he's just playing defense, he's unblockable."
•Committed to Maryland; playing in the Chesapeake Bowl, Crab Bowl
Marvin Gross Jr.
Dunbar, lineman, junior
•Quick 6-4, 215-pound defensive end led the Class 1A state champions in sacks with 31
•Had 5 1/2 sacks in the playoffs; finished with 76 tackles — 11 for a loss
•Dedicated to the weight room; Put on 30 pounds of muscle since last season
•Poets coach Lawrence Smith: "He's extremely fast off the edges, getting to the backfield all the time."
•Offer from Texas-El Paso; interest from Maryland among others
Gilman, lineman, junior
•Athletic 6-4, 255-pound tackle who gets to the football
•Had 10 sacks, a forced fumble, 49 tackles — 11 for a loss
•Doubled as a tight end with 100 receiving yards, 19 pancake blocks
•Greyhounds coach Biff Poggi (his father): "He's a rare combination. He's big, physical and incredibly athletic."
•Offers from Alabama, Auburn, Michigan, Ohio State among others
River Hill, linebacker, senior
•Physical 6-1, 225-pound inside linebacker with high football IQ; led a defense that allowed eight points per game
•Had 135 tackles — 64 solo, two sacks, two fumbles recovered
•Played last four playoff games en route to 3A state title with a broken hand
•Hawks coach Brian Van Deusen: "He's a real smart kid … our coach on the field."
Drawing interest from Towson and other Football Championship Subdivisionschools; playing in the Baltimore Touchdown Club senior game
Gilman, linebacker, junior
•Smart 6-2, 215-pound middle linebacker; defensive quarterback for No. 1 Greyhounds
•Run stopper who can get into pass coverage
•Had six sacks, four interceptions, a fumble recovery, 91 tackles
•Greyhounds coach Biff Poggi: "We put a lot of responsibility on him, and he handles it beautifully."
•Offers from Florida, Auburn, Virginia, South Carolina, among others
, Old Mill
Old Mill, linebacker, senior
•Elusive 5-7, 163-pound outside linebacker with great football instincts
Plays defensive end in some formations, jumps quickly to the ball
•Had 100 tackles — 61 solo, 10 sacks, two fumble recoveries for state Class 4A champions
Patriots coach Chad McCormick: "I nicknamed him Nightmare. He was the type of player teams had to adjust to."
•Interest from Randolph-Macon, other Division III programs; state champion wrestler who might wrestle in college
Calvert Hall, linebacker, senior
•Skilled, driven, superbly conditioned 6-foot, 211-pound workhorse
•Had 85 tackles, two interceptions, four sacks, three forced fumbles
•Added more than 1,000 yards from scrimmage as a running back-receiver
•Cardinals coach Donald Davis: "He's as productive a high school player as I've had in all three phases of the game."
•Interest from Towson, Bucknell, Monmouth; playing in the Crab Bowl and Chesapeake Bowl
Calvert Hall, defensive back, senior
•Rangy 5-11, 175-pound technician at cornerback; fundamentally sharp in coverage
•Had 38 tackles, four interceptions, two forced fumbles, nine pass breakups.
•Blocked three field-goal or extra-point attempts
•Cardinals coach Donald Davis: "He plays with a ton of emotion. He's the carry-the-flag guy who brings all the guys up."
•Committed to West Virginia; playing in the Crab Bowl
Dunbar, defensive back, senior
•Versatile 6-2, 212-pound safety creates mismatches with his size and speed
•Had 12 tackles in the state playoffs; finished with 102
•Also a force on offense with 40 catches for 590 yards; led state Class 1A champs in rushing in the state tournament with 15 carries for 151 yards
•Poets coach Lawrence Smith: "He's big enough to play at the line of scrimmage and athletic enough to cover people in the secondary."
•Committed to West Virginia; will play in the Chesapeake Bowl; finalist for the Under Armour All-America game
Poly, defensive back, senior
•Active shut-down 6-foot, 192-pound cornerback; second-team selection last season
•Had 48 tackles — 18 solo, five interceptions; 16 career interceptions; career-high three picks vs. Edmondson
•At wide receiver caught 18 passes for 340 yards, five touchdowns; 14 career touchdowns
•Engineers coach Roger Wrenn: "He always covered the best player, with phenomenal results."
•Committed to Virginia Tech, selected for the Chesapeake Bowl
Old Mill, defensive back, senior
•Explosive 5-7, 158-pound cornerback with great speed, timing, leaping ability
•Had nine interceptions, three fumble recoveries, 56 tackles; returned fumble for a touchdown in state Class 4A title victory
•Doubled as slot receiver; caught 35 passes for 747 yards, 10 touchdowns — one in state final
•Patriots coach Chad McCormick: "He has the ability to change the game in a hurry."
•Interest from Maryland, William & Mary
Poly, punter, senior
•High spiraling punts gained 44-yard net average over the past two years
•Had 35 punts for 1,655 yards — an average of 47 — for the City Division I champions
•At safety had 44 tackles, five interceptions; gained 438 yards, four touchdowns as Wildcat quarterback
•Engineers coach Roger Wrenn: "He's very consistent. In two years, he hasn't had a single shank."
•Committed to Bryant, selected for the Crab Bowl