Tavon Austin (Dunbar, running back)

The Sun's All-Metro Offensive Player of the Year last season as a sophomore, he ran for 1,701 yards and 32 touchdowns. The 5-foot-9, 170-pound, elusive Austin is the only junior named to the MdVarsity.com Dream Team first-team offense.

Michael Campanaro (River Hill, running back)

A second-team All-Metro defensive back as a sophomore last season, Campanaro, 5-10 and 175 pounds, rushed for 1,100 yards, caught 25 passes for 700 yards and scored 17 touchdowns.

Lane Clelland (McDonogh, lineman)

Considered to be Maryland's top lineman by Rivals.com, the 6-foot, 275-pound senior was an All-Baltimore County selection last year and is headed to Notre Dame.

Bobby Cooper (South River, quarterback)

Possessing a good arm and size (6-4, 195 pounds), the senior was named to the MdVarsity.com Dream Team after throwing for more than 2,000 yards and 22 touchdowns the past two seasons on a run-oriented team. He has been contacted by several Division I schools, including Maryland.

Nick Elko (Arundel, quarterback)

The returning All-Anne Arundel County senior masterfully directs the Wildcats' no-huddle offense. Elko, 6-3 and 205 pounds, completed 186 of 315 passes for 1,814 yards and 18 touchdowns, with seven interceptions last season. He also ran for 292 yards and five touchdowns.

J.J. Hicks (Broadneck, wide receiver)

One of the area's top athletes, the 6-1, 185-pound senior was named All-Anne Arundel County in football and basketball last year. Hicks caught 31 passes for 416 yards and five touchdowns and was named to the Baltimore Touchdown Club's Super 22 as a defensive back after making 30 tackles and intercepting three passes.

Leon Kinnard (Loyola, quarterback)

Last season as a sophomore, he threw for 1,415 yards and 11 touchdowns and was named All-Baltimore County and second-team All-Metro. Kinnard, 5-9 and 175 pounds, will also play defensive back this season after being named Most Valuable Player this summer at the Bullseye Elite 100 camp.

Lonnie Liggins (Hereford, running back)

After running for 700 yards and 11 touchdowns in six games as a junior, Liggins emerged this summer with his 4.45 speed to take MVP honors at the Penn State Nike Camp. Liggins, 5-8 and 170 pounds, has not made a college commitment.

Joe Petrides (Archbishop Curley, lineman)

An outstanding two-way senior lineman, the 6-4, 225-pound Petrides was a key blocker at tight end as the Friars ran for 3,200 yards. On defense, Petrides, the son of City coach George Petrides, made 61 tackles and three sacks.

Nicholaus Speller (Edmondson, lineman)

Big and strong with good lateral movement at 6-5 and 300 pounds, the senior is dominant on both sides of the football for the Red Storm and always seems to be around the ball.


Cody Blue (Wilde Lake, lineman)

Blue is an almost immovable force on the defensive line at 6 feet 5 and 275 pounds. The senior runs the 40-yard dash in 5.1 seconds, has power, is quick off the ball and penetrates. He has committed to Maryland.

Jeff Braun (Winters Mill, lineman)

A powerful 6-5 and 305 pounds, Braun is ranked No. 10 at the tackle position by Rivals.com, and is a Super 22 defensive lineman and a MdVarsity.com Dream Team first-team offensive lineman. The senior has committed to West Virginia.

Chris Burnett (Gilman, lineman)

A second-team All-Metro defensive lineman last season as a junior, Burnett, 6-4 and 250 pounds, had 78 tackles -- 19 behind the line of scrimmage -- and 12 sacks.

James Carmon (City, lineman)

At 6-7 and 330 pounds, the senior two-way lineman was an intimidating player last season. Carmon, an All-Metro and Super 22 defensive lineman, had 14 sacks, 10 pass breakups and five fumble recoveries. Maryland, Penn State and Virginia have shown interest.

Teddy Dargan (Milford Mill, lineman)

Dargan, 6-3 and 290 pounds, made 87 tackles last season as a junior and was named second-team All-Metro. He also was named to MdVarsity.com's Dream Team first-team defense. Dargan has committed to Maryland.

Joey Ehrmann (Gilman, linebacker)

Coming off a junior season in which he led the Greyhounds in sacks (15), had 77 tackles and was second in tackles for loss (21), the 6-feet-3, 200-pound linebacker is getting looks from colleges such as Boston College, Duke, Iowa, Wake Forest and North Carolina.

Bubba Harris (Loyola, linebacker)

Harris, 6-1 and 215 pounds with 4.7 speed, led the Dons in tackles (126) and tackles for loss (16). The senior also had five sacks, three interceptions and three forced fumbles.

Jerome Junior (Archbishop Curley, linebacker)

He led the Friars last season in tackles (97), sacks (nine) and blocked punts (four), and had three forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and a safety. The 6-1, 205-pound senior with 4.6 speed has committed to Connecticut.

Zach Martin (River Hill, linebacker)

Howard County's Defensive Player of the Year and an All-Metro pick last season as a junior, Martin made 154 tackles, 18 for losses, and had four sacks. Martin, 5-8 and 175 pounds, also ran for 1,605 yards and 24 touchdowns.

C.J. Townes (Joppatowne, defensive back)

A second-team All-Metro pick last season as a junior, Townes, 6 feet and 175 pounds, had five interceptions. He led the Mariners to a 6-1 record after taking over as quarterback after the fourth game.

Other notables: Kevin Allen, Hammond; Brandon Armstrong, Digital Harbor; Marc Arseneault, Wilde Lake; Tony Baker, Broadneck; Vonzel Bandy, Meade; John Bassler, Francis Scott Key; Josh Boler, Curley; Tim Bolte, Loyola.

Pat Boyle, Calvert Hall; Sean Boyle, Calvert Hall; Donnell Brown, Poly; Ethan Brown, Old Mill; Forrest Dotson, Patterson; Tyler Goldberg, McDonogh; Chris Greene, Edmondson; Jeffrey Javier, Howard; Brandon Johnson-Farrell, Arundel; Marlon Johnson, St. Mary's; Corey Jubb, North Harford; Chris Katerianakis, Boys' Latin; Kenyon Kinnard, Dunbar; Bobby Krauk, Westminster; Troy Lewis, Gibbons; Jordan Love, Gilman; Quinton Lyons, Edmondson; Dennis Mahoney, Boys' Latin; Brandon Matter, Archbishop Spalding; Scott Matthews, St. Paul's.

Larry McNair, Forest Park; Jesse Meetre, South Carroll; Stefan Mitchell, North Carroll; Colin Moe, Centennial; Pat Morrison, Severna Park; Justin Murdock, Glen Burnie; Kelechi Odocha, Atholton; Dontra Peters, St. Mary's; Marvin Pinkney, Old Mill; Keon Redhead, Dunbar; Lee Reynolds, Poly; Anthony Rice, Edmondson; Ian Sadon, Parkville; Mike Santiago, Oakland Mills;Doug Schenk, Jr., McDonogh ; Ricky Schultz, Mount Hebron; Kevin Seker, Marriotts Ridge; Mark Staines, Severn; Dave Stinebaugh, Perry Hall; Brian Taafe, St. Paul's; Barry Taap, John Carroll; Alvin Thomas, Long Reach.

Jimmy Thomas, Archbishop Spalding; Carroll Washington, Edmondson; Colton Weaver, Liberty; Terrance West, Northwestern; Nick Whittles, Archbishop Spalding; Marcus Willis, St. Vincent Pallotti.

Note: This article originally incorrectly reported that Hereford running back Lonnie Liggins had committed to Virginia. He has not made a college commitment. The Sun regrets the error.

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