MD/DC area top-15
Where does Herrod place?
Where does Herrod place?

Posted Jun 9, 2003

After hours of reviewing and studing film, here is a pre-summer look at the top fifteen players in the Maryland and Washington D.C. areas combined.

After hours of reviewing and studing film, here is a pre-summer look at the top fifteen players in the Maryland and Washington D.C. areas combined.

1. Derrick Harvey 6-5/225/4.65 DE  Eleanor Roosevelt HS (MD)
  One of the fastest rising names in recruiting today is that of Derrick Harvey, who recently completed his first year of playing the sport.  With an 81 inch wing-span, 335 pound bench, and 495 pound squat, his combination of athleticism, speed, power and upside certainly places him as one of the top defensive ends in the nation.  Currently, Harvey has 17 offers from major D1-A schools.
2. Doug Dutch 6-0/190/4.34 WR  Gonzaga College HS (DC)

On a team which does not throw the ball very often, the interest in Dutch surprised those closest to him.  However, it is the speed and fluid motion with which Dutch receives and carries the ball that puts him in elite company in the region and even the country.  Currently, Dutch also holds 17 offers from major D1-A schools.

3. Richard Abney 6-1/180/4.4 WR  Forestville HS (MD)
  One of the more imposing receivers at the Blacksburg (VA) Nike Camp was Richard Abney.  Posting respectable numbers, it was the one-on-one drills in which he turned around defensive backs, bowled them over, and even outjumped them to ooohs and aaaahs everywhere.  On film, Abney does that very same thing.  Though he only caught 21 passes last, he had 11 touchdowns and 565 yards as a junior.
4. William Walls 6-5/241/4.6 DE  H.D. Woodson HS (DC)

A great physical player, Walls has a tremendously powerful body, but he knows how to keep himself separated from blocking offensive linemen.  His footwork and ability to shed the blockers showed as Walls posted 13 sacks and 83 tackles as a junior.
5. Derrick McPhearson 6-1/185/4.4 WR  DeMatha HS (MD)
  Speedy yet shifty receiver, plenty of schools covet McPhearson's ability to get behind the defensive backs for the deep balls.  He had good hands, and a knowledge to beat corners playing on the line for an easy opening.  McPhearson would like to play baseball, in addition to football, in college.
Best of the Rest:
6. Andre Jones 5-11/185/4.5 CB  Forestville HS (MD)
7. Scott Burley 6-6/330/4.9 OL  Woodlawn HS (MD)
8. Donte Woodyard 6-4/210/4.6 LB  Forestville HS (MD)
9. Tommy Moss 6-3/165/4.5 WR  Georgetown Prep HS (MD)
10. Steven Weedon 6-3/220/4.55 LB  Montgomery HS (MD)
11. Donte Herrod 6-2/180/4.5 S  H.D. Woodson HS (DC)
12. Dane Randolph 6-4/245/4.7 DE  Wilde Lake HS (MD)
13. Luke Warring 6-5/305/5.1 OL  Gonzaga College HS (DC)
14. Mike Lucian 6-4/245/4.8 TE  Linganore HS (MD)
15. Kenneth McManus 6-3/285/4.9 DT  H.D. Woodson HS (DC)

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