First Batch of Chesapeake Bowl Commitments

First Batch of Chesapeake Bowl Commitments

After a long summer of reviewing hundreds of prospects, the Chesapeake Bowl committee unveils it's first batch of names who have committed to participate in the senior-only, all-star event in the mid-Atlantic region.

The Chesapeake Bowl committee has spent the last several months evaluating prospects at their regional selection camps in search of the top mid-Atlantic talent to compete in December's premier senior bowl.

The first quarterback to join the roster is Ben Onett out if St. John's (D.C.). The speedy 6-foot-3, 207-pound pro-style quarterback has already committed to the Temple Owls.

"I am really excited. This will be good preparation for getting to the next level because you play with new players, a new team, and new plays. It will be great."

Adding his name on defense is Baltimore Poly's (MD) Donovan Riley, a 6-foot-0, 205-pound safety/defensive back, who verbally committed to Virginia Tech. Last season, Riley dominated on offense and defense racking up 1,000 yards and eight touchdowns and recording six interceptions.

"This game will help me prepare for VT because I will be competing against the best talent out of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia and Delaware who all have one thing in common-to play college football."

Daniel Nwosu, a recent transfer from Duval (MD) to Dunbar (D.C.), has been selected as a tight end.

"This is a big game and a big deal to me. I have been waiting to see if I made the team, and I am just really happy."

Nwosu, a 6-foot-3, 220-pound tight end, holds offers from New Mexico, Bryant, VMI and Youngstown State.

Out wide is Frederick Douglas (MD) athlete Emmanuel Smith. The 5-foot-7, 150-pound prospect might not have the ideal size for a wide receiver but he has everything else - the speed and the ability to make incredible grabs and run great routes.

The two kickers selected hail from Virginia - Austin Grebe out of Stafford and Thomas Meadows of Goochland (VA). Meadows, a Purdue commit, has one heck of a punt.

In the Spring, five-star cornerback Ronald Darby of Potomac (MD), five-star wide receiver Stefon Diggs of Good Counsel (MD), and five-star defensive tackle Eddie Goldman out of Friendship Collegiate (D.C.) were pre-selected by recruiting analyst Tom Lemming.

The Chesapeake Bowl is a senior-only, all-star football game pitting the top high school football talent from the mid-Atlantic region against each other in a battle between the North vs. the South.

As selections continue to be released, stay on Scout.com for the latest

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