Patrick Allen

Franklin, offensive lineman, senior


* Intimidating 6-foot-5, 285-pound offensive tackle dominated opponents as the Indians won their second straight Class 3A state championship

* Helped clear the way for a team rushing attack that averaged 7.3 yards on 483 carries for 3,539 yards


* All-Metro second-team selection last season; committed to Georgia; playing in the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl

Nick Borsh

Hammond, kicker, senior

* The state's leading kicker was 10-for-11 on field goal attempts and 28-for-29 on extra points


* Hit three field goals from 40 yards and three more between 31 and 34; only miss was from 40

* Drawing interest from Ivy League programs

Patrick Fitzgerald

Westminster, wide receiver, senior

* The leading receiver in Maryland this fall, the 6-3, 215-pound Fitzgerald broke Carroll County single-season records for catches with 79 and receiving yards with 1,165

* Caught eight touchdown passes; ran for three touchdowns

* Averaged 14.7 yards per catch; had 14 receptions in a game twice; has not made a college decision

Donovan Franklin

Old Mill, running back, senior

* The key player in the Patriots' run to the Class 4A state final, the 5-10, 170-pound tailback rushed 313 times for 1,830 yards

* Ran 129 times for 633 yards in the playoffs; ran 29 times for 133 yards, caught a touchdown pass in the state final loss to Northwest

* Getting attention from several FCS and Division II programs

John Gallina

Bel Air, offensive lineman, senior

* Aggressive drive blocker who plowed the way for a team with two 1,000-plus-yard rushers

* Behind the 6-6, 285-pound tackle, the region finalist Bobcats ran for 3,909 yards, including a 436-yard performance by Brad Casale — the second-highest single-season rushing total in state history

* Committed to Monmouth

Chris Gavin

South Carroll, running back, senior

* The area's most prolific running back rushed for a Carroll County-record 2,013 yards on 261 carries, scored 26 touchdowns

* Ran for 100-plus yards 11 times; gained 325 yards vs. Manchester Valley

* 6-2, 210-pound back led the county champion Cavaliers to the state semifinals for the first time in seven years; has not made a college decision

Deonte Harris

Archbishop Curley, running back, senior

* The 5-7, 165-pound spark behind the first undefeated season in Friars history, Harris had 2,030 yards of total offense, 25 touchdowns in 10 games

* Ran 130 times for 1,442 yards and 20 touchdowns

* Ran for 211 yards; scored five touchdowns in the MIAA B Conference championship; drawing interest from FCS programs, including Towson

Ellis McKennie

McDonogh, offensive lineman, senior

* 6-3, 310 pounds with a naturally strong upper body, quick feet and size that's tough to get around

* Great pass blocker and run blocker; led a unit that opened holes for MIAA A Conference co-champions' strong running game

* Also played center in the Gilman game after a teammate's injury; committed to Maryland

David Robbins

Glenelg, offensive lineman, senior

* Repeat All-Metro first-team selection led the way for Glenelg's first run to the state semifinals since 2000

* Powerful and athletic 6-4, 295-pound guard was the main blocker for a ground game that gained 3,870 yards and accounted for 90 percent of the Gladiators' total offense

* Committed to Florida State; will play in the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl

Jelani Roberts

Gilman, athlete, senior

* Speedy 5-8, 160-pound playmaker scored 16 touchdowns as a wide receiver, running back and return man for the MIAA A Conference co-champs

* Ran for 655 yards, 11 touchdowns; had 355 receiving yards, two touchdowns; averaged 30.2 yards on kickoff returns with two touchdowns; had 1,625 total yards

* Runs a 4.39-second 40-yard dash; committed to Northwestern

Alec Ruden

Broadneck, wide receiver, senior

* The 6-foot, 185-pound Ruden caught a 21-yard pass with 11 seconds left in the season opener to beat Old Mill and set the tone for the Bruins' third undefeated regular season

* 37 receptions for 694 yards (18.8 yards per catch); scored 12 touchdowns

* Scored three touchdowns in a win over South River; committed to Bryant

Steven Smothers

Franklin, athlete, junior

* Electric 5-9, 160-pound wide receiver, return man and cornerback scored four times in the 35-21 state Class 3A title win over Damascus — three on catches, one after a fumble recovery

* Had 36 receptions for 696 yards, 11 touchdowns; ran 15 times for 143 yards, five touchdowns; 1,440 all purpose yards, 22 total touchdowns

* Repeat first-team selection is drawing offers from many top FBS programs

Stephen Spanellis

Gilman, offensive lineman, junior

* At 6-6 and 315 pounds, a strong presence at tackle who often blocked two opponents and could get to the linebackers.

* Quick movement off the ball opened holes for an offense that executed mainly on the ground, where the Greyhounds gained most of their yardage

* Has 15 offers from FBS programs