Football: Team Maryland-BIG 33 player nominations

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Team Maryland and the BIG 33 executive board announced the 2016 Senior Under Armour ELITE 100 postseason honors on Monday, January 2, highlighting the top senior high school football players in Maryland and the District of Columbia.

The BIG 33 executive board includes members from the Maryland High School Football Coaches Association, the Prince George’s County Coaches Association and the Baltimore Touchdown Club. 

Selections were made on recommendations from coaches throughout the Metropolitan area; overall high school resumé, like statistics and all-conference awards; Hudl highlights viewed by the selection committee, college scholarships and verbal commitments, academics and community service.

Players selected are invited to workout at the Baltimore Ravens Under Armour Performance Center for the coaching staff of Team Maryland-BIG 33, where 34 of the 100 invitees will play in the 60th annual Big 33 football classic on Monday, May 29, at 4:00 pm in Hershey Park, Pa., against Team Pennsylvania.

Played since 1957 and billed the “Super Bowl of high school football,” the first all-star game played against the Mason-Dixon border states wasn’t until 1985. Eight games were then played until Maryland was replaced by Ohio. In October 2012, Pennsylvania announced it had dropped Ohio from the Big 33 game to bring Team Maryland back in the fold. Texas also made an appearance in the mid-1960’s.

Many heralded NFL players have partaken in the Big 33 classic, such as Hall of Fame inductee and Super Bowl champion quarterback, Joe Namath; Hall of Fame inductee and Super Bowl champion running back, Tony Dorsett; Hall of Fame inductee and four-time Super Bowl champion quarterback, Joe Montana; Hall of Fame inductee quarterback, Jim Kelly; Hall of Fame inductee and 1984 MVP quarterback, Dan Marino; Super Bowl champion wide receiver and 2015 Hall of Fame inductee, Marvin Harrison; Hall of Fame inductee running back, Curtis Martin; three-time Super Bowl champion cornerback, Ty Law; Super Bowl champion offensive lineman and 2015 Hall of Fame inductee, Orlando Pace; and Super Bowl champion quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger.

Pennsylvania holds a 10-2 all-time record over Maryland that includes a 26-14 victory last year. The lone two Maryland wins came in 1991 and 2014.

Maryland Sports Access will provide full coverage of the 60th annual Big 33 football classic.

Below are the nominations.



Kasim Hill, St. Johns (D.C.)University of Maryland commit; played in the Under Armour All-America game
Evan Fochtman, Archbishop Spalding — passed for over 4,000 yards and nearly 50 touchdowns while rushing for nearly 3,000 yards and 40 touchdowns in his three year varsity career
Steven Williams, Wilson (D.C.)Old Dominion commit
Jabari Laws, WiseArmy West Point commit; completed 67 percent of his passes while accounting for 52 total touchdowns. Passed for over 2,000 yards and rushed for 1,000 more. Concluded high school career on back-to-back state championships and a 36-3 overall record
Beau English, DeMathaAir Force commit; charged the Stags to a 14-0 championship season in the WCAC, English’s fourth title in as many years
Sam Brown, Gonzaga (D.C.)Butler commit; passed for nearly 1,800 yards and 12 touchdowns in his senior season
Desmond Colby, Blairpassed for over 3,250 yards and 31 touchdowns, leading the Blazers into the playoffs
Tyler Raines, Long Reachpassed for nearly 2,000 yards and 11 touchdowns
Isaiah Robinson St. FrancesRhode Island commit; guided the Panthers to the MIAA A conference crown


Malik Burns, Lackeyeight offers including James Madison University; rushed for over 2,000 yards and 24 touchdowns
Mylique McGriff, McDonoghholds an offer from Clarion University (Division II) 
Eric Zokouri, Blair ran for over 1,200 yards and complied 17 total touchdowns
Adrian Feliz-Platt, Seneca ValleyTowson University commit; totaled an area best 2,579 yards and 42 touchdowns in just 10 games
Tyler Hebron, Richard Montgomeryrushed for nearly 2,400 yards and found the end zone 31 times
Devin Darrington, Bullisgarners 23 Division I offers including Navy, Pittsburgh and Temple 
Jaret Patterson, Pallotti — committed to Buffalo
Mohamed Ibrahim, Good Counselholsters four Division I offers from Iowa, Kentucky, Temple and Towson
Karl Mofor, Eleanor RooseveltAlbany commit; compiled nearly 2,000 total yards and 23 total touchdowns 
Cameron Hough, Annapolisran for 1,594 yards and 30 touchdowns in his senior season
Gary Brightwell, St. Frances — rushed for 1,715 yards and 18 touchdowns, playing a hand into St. Frances’ MIAA A conference championship
B.J. Watson, Calvert Hallcommitted to Harvard 
Marvin Beander, Quince Orchardcommitted to Temple


Marcquan Greene, Kent County2015 all-state first team as a junior
Tyreek Henderson, Dulaney
Tim Cole, Arundel
Rodney Dorsey, Tuscarora Towson University commit; amassed 1,500 total yards and 21 total touchdowns in his senior season
Andreus Price, Franklin
Clifford Carter, Blair
Daquan Wims, Watkins Mill


Garland White, Baltimore Polygained 410 yards and six touchdowns on 22 receptions in his senior season
Nykeim Johnson, Friendship Collegiate (D.C.)Syracuse University commit
Khyree Jackson, Wisetotaled 610 yards and 12 touchdowns on 39 receptions in his senior season
Trey Gross, Annapolistallied 364 yards and four touchdowns on 20 receptions
Sean Savoy, Woodrow Wilson (D.C.)Virginia Tech commit
Khaleeb Coleman, Woodrow Wilson (D.C.) Liberty University commit
Christian Greaves, EinsteinTowson University commit
Delante Hellams, DeMathaStony Brook commit
Dylan Powell, Pallotti
Jason Smith, Loyola
Marquis Thornes, McDonogh
Niko Rice, John Carroll — committed to Penn


Braden Atkinson, Boys LatinWake Forest commit
Juan “Vonnie” Watkins, Patuxent
Mason Clark, Old Mill
Myles Wright, St. FrancesTowson University commit


Stefan Touani, Oxon Hillreceiving interest from Georgia Tech, Maryland, Ohio State, Penn State and Rutgers
Braden Johnson, Good Counselholds an offer from Howard
Johnny Jordan, Gonzaga (D.C.)University of Maryland commit


Mark Shekletski, UrbanaUniversity of Charlotte commit
Gianluca Parrotta, Dulaney
Jordan McNair, McDonoghUniversity of Maryland commit
Dakota Davis, Glenelg Syracuse University commit
Marcus Minor, DeMatha University of Maryland commit
Aiden Brown, BullisVirginia Tech commit
Cole Cheripko, NorthwestTowson University commit
Calvin Ashley, St. Johns (D.C.)Auburn University commit
Stanley Hubbard, St. Johns (D.C.)University of Connecticut commit
Cam Warfield, Gonzaga (D.C.)
Nasir Watkins, Good CounselUniversity of Kentucky commit
Chris Darrisaw, Riverdale BaptistVirginia Tech commit
James Tunstall, LackeyUniversity of Connecticut commit


Marcus Coleman, Riverdale Baptistholds eight Division I offers including Virginia and North Carolina
Loic Nya, SpringbrookWake Forest commit
Axel Nyembwe, AvalonDuke commit
Derrick Tangelo, BullisDuke commit
B’Ahmad Miller, St. FrancesUniversity of Maryland commit
Jamehl Wiley, St. FrancesUniversity of Delaware commit
Savion Williams, Wise 
Roger Mellado, Gonzaga (D.C.)
J’Quane Harris, Milford Mill
Vinnie Shaffer, Archbishop Curley
Lawtez Rogers, Eleanor RooseveltUniversity of Maryland commit


Victor Dimukeje, Boys Latinholds 37 Division I offers including Louisville, Maryland, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest
Isaac Ukwu, Wiseholds 14 Division I offers including Navy and Yale
Jamal Boadu, Old Mill
Marcus Bowman, Frederick Douglassholds offers from Maryland, Minnesota, Syracuse and Temple 
Joshua Paschal, Good CounselUniversity of Kentucky commit; rated 4 stars by 247sports
Chase Young, DeMathaOhio State University commit; tallied 118 tackles (37 for loss), 19 sacks, five forced fumbles and two defensive touchdowns in a fourth straight WCAC championship season; rated 5 stars by 247sports; U.S. Army All-American
Kofi Wardlow, St. Johns (D.C.)University of Maryland commit
Tyree Johnson, St. Johns (D.C.)Texas A&M commit
Charles Snowden, St. AlbansVirginia commit
Vaughn Taylor, Friendship Collegiate (D.C.)


Nathan Proctor, LackeyVirginia Tech commit; rated 4 stars by 247sports
Mason Grim, Old Mill
Grant Donaldson, DeMathaAir Force commit
James Patterson, PallottiBuffalo commit
Sam Thomas, St. FrancesTowson University commit
Keisean Wilson, North PointOld Dominion University commit
Jebreel Adonis, Bullis
Antonio Dicerbo, Gilman
Tyshon Fogg, Calvert HallRutgers commit; rated 4 stars by 247sports
Andrew Frailer, McDonogh
Elijah DeShields, Riverdale Baptist 
Mitchell Johns, Gonzaga (D.C.)Navy commit
Jovan Nenadovic, Maret (D.C.)
Noah Pagley, Quince Orchardholds three offers, including Army West Point
Arik Smith, St. Johns (D.C.)
Ryan Vessels, St. Johns (D.C.)
Percy Agyei-Obese, OakdaleJames Madison University commit
Tyrell Barnes, Wilde Laketotaled a whopping 154 tackles in his senior season
DeLani Carter, C.H. Flowers
Gregory Benton, Long Reach
Nick Vermillion, Archbishop Spalding
Ayinde Eley, Good CounselUniversity of Maryland commit
Arnold Ebiketie, Einsteinholds eight Division I offers 


Tariq Castro-Fields, Riverdale Baptistholds 15 Division I offers including Alabama, Maryland and Penn State; rated 4 stars by 247sports
Charles Peeler, H.D. Woodson (D.C.)has an offer from Hawaii
Terrell Blount, Riverdale Baptist
Markus Vinson, DamascusRichmond University commit
Christian Braswell, Friendship Collegiate (D.C.)
Damani Neal, BullisDuke commit
Wesley McCormick, NorthwestJames Madison University commit
Brayden Brown, Fort HillCoastal Carolina commit
Coby Davis, Maret (D.C.)Wake Forest commit
Brandon Domino, Bishop McNamara has 10 Division I offers, including Army, Navy and Yale 
Demani Hansford, St. John’s (D.C.)Yale commit
Cameron Sullivan-Brown, Pallotti Penn State commit
Ty Mason, Blakeholds offers from Albany, New Hampshire and Monmouth
J.D. Guerrero, Paint Branch
Josh Hicks, C.H. Flowers
Jordan Swann, St. Frances — University of Connecticut commit
Fofie Bazzie, Quince OrchardUniversity of Maryland commit


Ian Gould, Westminster
Gavin Locklear, Eastern Tech
Hayden August, Quince Orchard
Mike Gillespie, Howard


Brock Sassler, Boys LatinUniversity of Maryland commit


NOTE: reports from 247sports, The Washington Post, The Frederick News-Post, The Baltimore Sun and Yahoo Rivals were used in this article

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