Crab Bowl: D.C. Warm Up Gallery

Recruiting Analyst
Posted Dec 21, 2008

With no disrespect intended to the Baltimore roster, the Washington, D.C., team was absolutely littered with talent and was extremely fun to watch all week during Crab Bowl practices. Here is a short photo gallery of some of the players getting ready for kickoff on Saturday.

In 1943 the Philadelphia Eagles and Pittsburgh Steelers were forced to merge teams for a season to become the Steagles and frankly, that is about what it felt like watching the D.C. team this week as Penn State and Maryland players were everywhere we looked making plays on the field.

Caleb Porzel

Caleb Porzel catches a ball cleanly on a wheel-route and races down the sideline during warm ups. The Maryland commitment from Good Counsel High School would go onto score three touchdowns in the game and be named the MVP for the Washington, D.C., team.

Jelani Jenkins

Good Counsel linebacker Jelani Jenkins awaits his next rep in warm ups and went on to have five tackles in the game. Jenkins was in on every play on Saturday and is known to be looking at Penn State, Stanford and Florida.

Lorne Goree

Lorne Goree, a future Maryland linebacker from Charles Herbert Flowers High School hauls in a reception. Goree made seven tackles in the game from his linebacker position.

Darrell Givens

Penn State commitment Darrell Givens and Duke commitment Anthony Young-Wiseman get ready to take their next snap in the pick drill.

Derrick Thomas

Derrick Thomas was yet another future Penn State player who really stood out in practices and in the game. He will start out playing receiver instead of defensive back for the Nittany Lions.

Derrick Thomas

If Derrick Thomas will indeed be playing wide receiver at Penn State this is something he better get used to seeing as Darrell Givens and he collide on a play.

Devon Smith

Devon Smith showed off his speed all week, including on kickoffs this Saturday where he returned two for 145 yards including a 98 yard touchdown. Nittany Lion fans have to be excited with all the talent we saw headed for Happy Valley this week.

Derrick Thomas

Derrick Thomas waits in the defensive backfield for a pass that he eventually jumped on and nearly intercepted.

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