Franklin's Steven Smothers has had fun with the recruiting process ever since it started and it was no different the week before signing day. Smothers wore a different college sweatshirt to school each day.
Steven Smothers' senior season at Franklin didn't how he wanted it to, with him celebrating alongside his teammates at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore after winning a state championship like he did after his sophomore and junior seasons. But the West Virginia commit had more opportunity to end his career on a high note in the Maryland Crab Bowl at McDaniel in Westminster. And Smothers, a four-star recruit, did just that in a matchup of some of the state's top talent. Smothers earned player of the
Only now, a little over six weeks after the Rams traded him to the wide receiver-needy Ravens for a future seventh-round pick, does Chris Givens feel that he's found his comfort zone. As he prepares to face his former team Sunday at M&T Bank Stadium, he's unburdened of the disappointment of diminished playing time in St. Louis and enjoying getting another chance.
One of the key figures behind Kansas City Chiefs outside linebacker Justin Houston's blockbuster $101 million six-year contract is former Morgan State strong safety and Deer Park Middle school coach and teacher Greg Barnett.
In the wake of unrest in the city following the death of Freddie Gray, Edmondson graduate Jerry Lovelocke said his pending free agent contract with the Ravens could serve as an example for Baltimore youth.
St. Louis quarterback Shaun Hill (Maryland) was 16-for-22 for 213 yards and two touchdowns and wide receiver-punt returner Tavon Austin (Dunbar) had a combined 203 yards of total offense as the Rams dominated the Washington Redskins, 24-0, on Sunday at FedEx Field
Ravens special teams coordinator Jerry Rosburg said he knows some indicators that could protect the Ravens from giving up a big play on a fake punt return like the St. Louis Rams ran last week in a win over the Seattle Seahawks.
The Baltimore Sun will follow Steve Smothers, Ellison Jordan and Eric Burrell as each works to improve his game while considering which college will be the best fit athletically, academically and socially.
Mervo senior Tyreke Rudolph has been a big part of the Mustangs' quick start on the gridiron this fall. The 5-foot-9, 165-pound tailback has run for 316 yards on 28 carries and scored four touchdowns to lead the Mustangs to wins over Patterson (27-0) and Dunbar (14-8). He also has nine tackles at cornerback.
Former Virginia Tech cornerback Kyle Fuller grew up chasing his two older brothers around the football field and track, engaging in a constant competition for bragging rights at Woodlawn High near the family home.