On Saturday the press was asked to turn in their votes to determine who would be named the most…
Maryland Well Represented at Crab Bowl
Maryland looks to have a steal in running back Caleb Porzel. Porzel runs very hard behind his pads, using his 5-foot-8 frame to his advantage as he hides behind his offensive line and then explodes through the hole. When Porzel gets into the open field he has a wide array of jukes and stutter-step moves and is nearly impossible to bring down in the open field. Porzel is also a punishing blocker, as he flattened Penn St. commit Sean Stanley on more than one occasion during Crab Bowl practices as the lead blocker on toss plays to Devon Smith. Porzel used his talented running style to score three touchdowns on Saturday and earn offensive MVP honors for the Washington team. Some scouts are calling him "baby Maurice Jones Drew" as the two are very similar in size and punishing running style. Keep an eye on this kid as he looks to continue his success as a running back against ACC competition next year. Isaiah Ross is a very intriguing prospect. Ross recently earned county player of the year honors, and came into the game listed as a linebacker. However, the Washington coaching staff saw his freakish combination of size, strength, and ability to hold his own against guys much bigger than him, and inserted him into the starting lineup as a defensive tackle. Ross did not disappoint as he recorded three total tackles, one tackle for loss, and one sack on the day. He was consistently in the backfield on almost every play and had opposing quarterbacks feeling the heat on every pass they attempted. It will be interesting to see what position Ross ends up playing when he gets to College Park. Charles Flowers high school linebacker Lorne Goree came into the Crab Bowl with a bit of a chip on his shoulder as he wanted to show he belonged in the same breath as his fellow linebackers, specifically Jelani Jenkins. Goree did not disappoint, finishing third on the team with seven tackles on the day, two more than Jenkins. Goree displayed excellent awareness as he used his combination of speed and quickness to get from sideline to sideline with ease and helped keep running back Tavon Austin in check, holding him to just 17 yards on five carries. At 6-foot-2 and only 210 pounds, Goree could put on about twenty more pounds of muscle and turn himself into a force at outside linebacker for the Terrapins. Offensive tackle Pete DeSouza was easily the biggest player on the field on Saturday. Standing 6-foot-7 and weighing well over 300 pounds, he not only showed that he was big, but he also displayed quick feet and agility. DeSouza was able protect the quarterback and move down to the second level and block linebackers as well. DeSouza swallowed up defensive linemen all game long, also showing a little bit of a mean streak as he finished his blocks with some attitude. DeSouza also had a great attitude in practice all week, keeping his team loose with his constant chatter and jokes. Watch out for DeSouza once he gets on a Division one weightlifting program. As he turns some of that baby fat into muscle, he is going to be a force at the offensive tackle position. Defensive end DeOnte Arnett was all over the field against the Baltimore team. He was pretty much unblockable, compiling four total tackles, including 1.5 for loss, and also had 1.5 sacks. Arnett lined up on the outside for most of the game but also showed he could play inside at the defensive tackle position when the team lined up in it's goal line sets. Arnett moves surprisingly well for a kid who is 6-foot-4, 255 pounds. He also showed a wide array of pass rush moves, using everything he had in his arsenal, including swim moves, a powerful underneath rip move, a strong bull rush, and also countered with a quick spin move. I believe one of the most talented players on the field during the Crab Bowl was tight end David Stinebaugh. The future Terrapin lined up all over the field for the Baltimore team, playing flanker, split end, tight end, slot receiver, and punter. Because of his team's offensive struggles, Stinebaugh was unable to showcase his talents fully, but he showed his versatility and scored on a 2-yard touchdown pass down by the goal line. Stinebaugh ran excellent routes in practice all week, and always caught the ball with his hands, never letting it get into his chest or his pads. If the quarterback put the ball anywhere near Stinebaugh, he caught it. Stinebaugh has good height at 6-foot-4, however he could afford to put on some weight. Listed at 215 pounds, Stinebaugh has the frame to put on about fifteen to twenty more pounds without losing much speed.
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