The Chesapeake Bowl hosted the Maryland evaluation camp this past weekend where only a select few will be chosen to attend the selection camp July 30.
St. John's (Washington D.C.) quarterback Ben Onett and Loyola Blakefield (Towson, Md.) quarterback Taylor Janoskie were the top two quarterbacks on the gridiron.
Onett has closed the door to the recruiting process when he pledged to Temple back in May. Janoskie is still on the map and staying very busy. The 6-foot-1, 2015 dual-threat quarterback has visited 20 programs and will visit more this summer. Janoskie who carries a 3.83 grade point average, is hearing from a handful of IVY league schools. He mentions Davidson, JMU, Towson, Georgetown, Delaware, Columbia and Maryland. Interview: Watch Video
The top cornerback display came from Maryland state champion Jordan Mynatt of Wilde Lake High who is closing in on his first offer. Mynatt is hearing from Temple, James Madison, Old Dominion, Wake Forest, West Virginia, Pittsburgh and Duke. He claims his top four to be Duke, Pitt, ODU and JMU. Interview: Watch Video
Bishop McNamara (Md.) Tony Squirewell showed D-1 potential. Although a bit undersized at 5-foot-9, 170-pounds, the cornerback says he is piquing the interest of Temple's coaching staff. Interview here: Watch Video
Da'Quan Smith of City College (Baltimore, Md.) stood out on defense. Smith, a 6-foot-2, 190-pound safety and running back, runs a 4.5 forty and has a 35 inch vertical. Last season, Smith rushed for 923 yards and 14 touchdowns and had 60 tackles with 6 interceptions and 12 passes broken up on defense. Smith is hearing from Rutgers, West Virginia, Cincinnati, Temple and Toledo. Interview: Watch Video
The sleeper of the day was Emmanuel Smith from PG County who proved good things can come in small packages as the 5-foot-7, 150-pound athlete out ran, out jumped and out did everyone he went up against. His height will undoubtedly effect his recruiting but you certainly cannot teach that speed or will power. Every ball thrown his way, he would snatch away from opponents regardless of the height differentiation.
The linebacker group was exciting to watch considering two of the guys were from the Maryland School for the Deaf. Malik Morris and AJ Moody proved that they can equally compete despite being deaf. Both of them have 4.5 forty speed. Interview coming soon
The best lineman on the day was Chancellor Bell of Edgewood High. Bell is a whopping 6-foot-4, 330-pounder who recently camped at Temple, Miami and Rutgers. Georgia Tech he claims as his dream school. Interview here: Watch Video