Edgewood, cornerback, senior
A solid performer in the Rams’ run to the regional final last fall, Banks is primed for a breakout season. The speedy 6-foot-1, 190-pound ball hawk had three interceptions, 16 pass deflections and 41 tackles a year ago. He has committed to Maryland.
Boys’ Latin, safety, senior
The 6-1, 190-pound free safety known for his explosive speed drew 19 Division I offers after a junior season that included 62 tackles, two interceptions, 13 pass breakups and two forced fumbles. He has committed to North Carolina.
River Hill, safety, junior
The top returning defensive player in Howard County, Brade had 108 tackles, 62 solo, three interceptions and two forced fumbles last season. The 6-foot-1, 190-pound All-Metro second-team selection is a big hitter who covers a lot of ground.
St. Frances. defensive end, junior
Rated the No. 1 junior weak-side defensive end in the country by 247 Sports, Braswell is also No. 2 overall junior in Maryland. At 6-4, 225 pounds, he should pick up where Eyabi Anoma, last year’s All-Metro Player of the Year, now at Alabama, left off. Braswell had nine sacks and a fumble recovery.
Dunbar, defensive end, junior
At 5-10, 250 pounds, Crews-Harris is a powerful player on both sides of the ball. Eleven of his 46 tackles were for a loss and he had five sacks, six quarterback hurries, three forced fumbles and two recoveries. Doubling as a fullback, he scored a couple of touchdowns.
McDonogh, lineman, senior
Rated the top senior offensive tackle in Maryland by 247 Sports, Ellies has more than 20 Football Bowl Subdivision offers including Ohio State, Penn State and Wisconsin. At 6-3, 290 pounds, he had eight sacks last fall and 24 solo tackles among his 63 total.
Archbishop Spalding, cornerback, senior
At 6-1, 185 pounds, Hudgens has the elite size and speed of a strong cover corner, drawing a handful of FBS offers. He had two interceptions and 31 tackles last season, but most opponents elect not to throw in his direction.
St. Frances, punter, senior
Larson is a key component of the Panthers defense because his booming punts rarely allow an opponent to start with good field position. He averaged 40 yards per punt last year and is also one of the nation’s top kicking prospects with offers from such programs as Virginia Tech, Army West Point and Minnesota.
St. Frances, linebacker, senior
The top recruit in the Baltimore area and the nation’s No. 4 inside linebacker, according to 247Sports, Lee has committed to Alabama. The Panthers’ 6-2, 245-pound defensive quarterback had 78 tackles, two sacks, two interceptions and three forced fumbles in an All-Metro first-team junior season.
Havre de Grace, safety, senior
Also a wide receiver, White has is drawing Division I interest on the defensive side with his speed, athleticism and size at 6-3 and 190 pounds. He had seven interceptions last fall and 21 solo tackles among 32 total tackles.
Trent Baker, Reservoir
Adam Bigelow, Parkville
Jackson Bonitz, McDonogh
Davon Bomar, Bel Air
Charles Brown, Harford Tech
Nick Browne, Eastern Tech
McClain Butler, Liberty
Demon Clowney, St. Frances
Doshon Davis, Dunbar
Josh Harrison, Perry Hall
Jeremy Huffman, Long Reach
Collin Holmes, Arundel
Terry Jones Jr., Mervo
Tyler Leavy, Mount Saint Joseph
Nicholas Lenon, Calvert Hall
Ka’Ron Lewis, South River
Tavian Montgomery, Westminster
Kevin Neal, Milford Mill
Deon Riley, St. Vincent Pallotti
Jaquan Pitts, Glen Burnie
Osman Savage, St. Frances
Elijah Solomon, Franklin
Gereme Spraggins, Arundel
Ben Stephanos, Howard
Jay Thompson, Franklin
Jordan Toles, St. Frances
Brock Wallace, St. Vincent Pallotti
Billy Wooden, Calvert Hall