December 12, 2017

Stockrisers, headlines and notes from Maryland’s spring football game

Maryland running back Jake Funk ran for 30 yards on eight carries during Saturday’s Red-White spring game. Photo by Austin McFadden/MSA.

THE TERPS HOLSTER MANY IN-STATE HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL STANDOUTS. NOW THE QUESTION IS, WHAT KIND OF ROLES WILL THEY PLAY?

Maryland holsters a bevy of homegrown talent — 47 in-state players to be exact — as they should. But how will the roles align? Check below.

 

Jessie Aniebonam, DL (Silver Spring, Good Counsel): projected starter

Steve Baca, LB (Mt. Airy, South Carroll): projected fifth-teamer

Andrew Bank, DB (Baltimore, Dulaney): unknown

Fofie Bazzie, DB (Silver Spring, Quince Orchard): projected third-teamer

Antoine Brooks, LB (Lanham, DuVal): projected fourth-teamer

Jermaine Carter, LB (Fort Washington, Friendship Collegiate): surefire starter

Shane Cockerville, LB (Baltimore, Gilman): projected second-teamer

Milan Collins, DB (LaPlata, Bishop McNamara): unknown

Alex Corbin, DB (Westminster, Winters Mill): unknown

Michael Cornwell, WR (Owings Mills, McDonogh School): unknown

Isaiah Davis, LB (Temple Hills, St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes): projected starter

RaVon Davis, DB (Fort Washington, Friendly): projected starter

Terrance Davis, OL (Temple Hills, DeMatha Catholic): projected starter

Nnamdi Egbuaba, LB (Baltimore, St. Frances): unknown

Ayinde Eley, LB (Silver Spring, Good Counsel): projected fourth-teamer

Tino Ellis, WR/DB (Reistertown, DeMatha Catholic): projected starter at corner/possible reps at receiver

Tayon Fleet-Davis, RB (Oxon Hill, Potomac): projected backup

Jake Funk, RB (Gaithersburg, Damascus): four-way special teams starter/backup running back

“Jake can help us offensively carrying the ball, and catching the ball and blocking. He does a great job with all that. Jake was a four-way starter on special teams last year, he’ll continue to be that for us. He’ll play a lot of snaps in-game for us. He’s really accountable and a really, really good football player.” — D.J. Durkin on Jake Funk, who who ran for 2,866 yards and 52 touchdowns in his senior year of high school

Matt Gillespie, LB (Towson, Loyola Blakefield): projected fifth-teamer

Adam Greene, K (Arnold, Broadneck): projected starting placekicker

Lorenzo Harrison, RB (Hillcrest Heights, DeMatha Catholic): projected starter/second-teamer

Derrick Hayward, TE (Salisbury, Wicomico): unknown

Kasim Hill, QB (Washington, D.C., St. John’s College): projected second-teamer

Keiron Howard, DL (Fort Washington, Potomac): unknown

Ty Johnson, RB (Cumberland, Fort Hill: surefire starter

Chris Jones, WR (Baltimore, DeMatha Catholic): projected second-teamer

Deon Jones, DB (Oxon Hill, Potomac): projected second-teamer

Taivon Jones, WR (Camp Springs, Suitland): projected starter

Melvin Keihn, DE (Towson, Gilman): projected second-teamer

Dimitri Lee, DB (Bowie, Friendship Collegiate): projected fourth-teamer

Will McClain, OL (Middletown, Middletown): projected third-teamer

Anthony McFarland, RB (Hyattsville, DeMatha Catholic): projected starter/backup

Adam McLean, DL (Gaithersburg, Quince Orchard): projected second-teamer

Jordan McNair, OL (Randallstown, McDonogh School): projected second-teamer

Richard Merritt, OL (Silver Spring, Archbishop Carroll): projected second-teamer

Marcus Minor, OL (Lanham, DeMatha Catholic): projected third-teamer

Ikechukwu Ogwuegbu, FB (Hyattsville, DeMatha Catholic): projected backup

Seun Oluwatimi, DL (Upper Marlboro, DeMatha Catholic): unknown

Brian Plummer, OL (New Windsor, South Carroll): projected second-teamer

Lawtez Rogers, DL (Greenbelt, Eleanor Roosevelt): projected fifth-teamer

Chase Sanchez, LB (Ellicott City, Marriotts Ridge): unknown

Mike Shinsky, K (Towson, McDonogh School): projected starter

Marcus Smith, RB (West Friendship, Marriotts Ridge): projected backup

Cam Spence, DL (Washington, D.C., St. John’s Catholic): projected third-teamer

D.J. Turner, WR (Glenarden, DeMatha Catholic): projected starter/second-teamer

Jacquille Veii, WR (Gaithersburg, The Avalon School): projected starter

Josh Woods, DB (Baltimore, McDonogh): projected second-teamer

About Kyle McFadden 366 Articles

Kyle McFadden is a graduate from Linganore High School’s Class of 2014, a sports junkie and general news-hound. He got his start as a sports writer in January 2014 for Linganore’s student-run newspaper The Lance, where he wrote 13 articles.

McFadden then launched his own blog in October 2014 called The Beltway Dispatch covering collegiate, local high school and professional sports. Formally known as The Beltway Dispatch, McFadden and Evan Engelhard merged respective platforms in June 2015 to make what is now Maryland Sports Access.

With baseball, basketball and golf experience, McFadden brings ample knowledge to the helm of MSA. McFadden covers a wide variety of sports in football, baseball, basketball, golf, hockey, lacrosse, soccer and specializes in the collegiate and high school levels.

McFadden volunteers his time at Damascus Road Community Church — serving as a mentor to the youth, basketball coach at the varsity and junior varsity levels, and leads a small group of high school sophomores every Wednesday night.

Although he’s only been around journalism since January 2014, he’s a high school sports reporter for The Baltimore Sun and freelancer for The Frederick News-Post.

McFadden’s work has also appeared in DMV newspapers The Aegis, The Capital Gazette, The Daily Times (Delmarva Now), The Hometown Observer, Howard County Times, Germantown Pulse and The Towson Times. He’s also won two Mike Powell Excellence in Journalism awards and has appeared on The Best of SNO, which showcases top student work of high school and college journalists.

McFadden currently studies at Frederick Community College and plans to transfer to the University of Maryland in the fall of 2018 to work on a bachelor’s degree in journalism with aspirations to be a national college basketball writer.

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