Francis Scott Key, tight end
This All-Carroll County player had 23 receptions for 275 yards while clearing the way for an All-Metro running back last fall. The senior, who is expected to commit to West Virginia, will catch the ball more.
Overlea, wide receiver
At 6 feet 4, the senior is a big target for quarterback Craig McIntosh, having caught 35 passes for 675 yards and 11 touchdowns last season. He runs a 4.6-second 40-yard dash.
Chesapeake-AA, running back
As a junior last year, the speedy running back led Anne Arundel County with 1,482 yards and scored 16 touchdowns. In one game, his 289 yards and five scores were a school record.
Glenelg, running back
In one game, the senior scored six touchdowns: three on the ground, one receiving, one off an interception and the last on a kickoff return. He rushed for 1,036 yards overall.
Mount St. Joseph, running back
Ray Lewis' kid brother is a big-time college prospect. The All-Metro senior is being recruited as a receiver and running back. He used his 4.5-second speed to rush for nine touchdowns.
Being recruited as a running back, the second-team All-Metro senior ranks first among the state's returning scorers with 28 touchdowns, third among rushers with 1,688 rushing yards, and threw for 476 yard and six touchdowns.
Old Mill, running back
The senior led the Patriots to the playoffs by covering 1,289 yards and scoring 19 touchdowns.
Long Reach, offensive tackle
Pruitt, 6-6, 325-pounds, is among several starters returning to an offense that has retained its backfield. The senior is being heavily recruited by several colleges.
Mount St. Joseph, quarterback
His 2,342 passing yards led the state and his 36 touchdowns were a state record. The senior, who completed 58 percent of his throws, is rated among the best quarterbacks on the East Coast.
The two-time All-Metro player is a threat to run or pass out of the Greyhounds' complicated option offense. The senior threw for 1,149 yards and 11 touchdowns and rushed for 660 yards and six touchdowns.
Gilman, defensive end
The All-Metro senior's 4.5-second speed in the 40, 14 sacks last year and excellent grades have helped to draw scholarship offers from major Division I schools.
Calvert Hall, defensive back
The second-team All-Metro pick ranked first in team tackles, had three interceptions and a penchant for making critical tackles as a junior. He covered the best receivers from opposing teams.
Joppatowne, defensive back
The second-team All-Metro player intercepted six passes and rushed for 1,375 yards and 13 touchdowns as a junior.
The All-Metro player was the No. 1 tackler and had five sacks for a defense that allowed an average of 5.7 points. The senior also ran for 642 yards and 12 touchdowns.
Annapolis, defensive back
A premiere open-field tackler and an excellent cover man, Harris returned one of three interceptions for a touchdown. The senior earned All-Metro honors for the 3A state qualifier.
The second-team All-City/County junior averaged three tackles for lost yardage and had 14 sacks as a sophomore.
Holmes is a fourth-year starter, tough enough to play inside despite his size. He had four interceptions last year, is a state champion wrestler and a lacrosse standout.
Hassan Muhammad II
Meade, defensive back
The All-Metro senior picked off seven passes, returning one for a score. The transfer from Cardinal Gibbons rushed for 1,399 yards and 20 touchdowns.
The senior is a relentless pursuer who recovered five fumbles and earned All-Anne Arundel County honors for the second straight year. He was a second-team All-Metro choice.
Joppatowne, defensive tackle
The senior enters his fourth year as a starter after having earned second-team All-Metro honors.
Other notable players
Joe Akers, Hereford; Tommy Breaux, Randallstown; Tamal Brown, Forest Park; Robert Capers, City; Devon Douglass, Calvert Hall; James Dyson, Carver; Cameron Goldberg, McDonogh; Homer Griffin, Milford Mill; Herman Hayes, Dunbar; Dennis Jackson, Woodlawn; Antwan Johnson, Patterson; C.J. King, Oakland Mills; Billy Largent, North County; Pat Mahoney, Boys' Latin; Austin Merrills, Wilde Lake; Ryan Shupert, Hereford; Shel Simon, St. Paul's; Darius Smith, Mervo; Fred Steinmark, Broadneck; Brandon Stewart, John Carroll; Brandan Teague, St. Mary's; Antony Triplin, Gilman; Nate Wdowiak, Hereford; Donald Williams, Eastern Tech; Justin Wright, Curley