Lenard Marcus, a first-team All-Metro defensive back from Polytechnic, became the second All-Metro player to make his college commitment when he announced yesterday that he would attend Stanford.
Thursday, Wilde Lake running back Raphael Wall committed to Maryland. The National Collegiate Athletic Association signing date for national letters of intent begins Feb. 6 and runs through April 1.
Marcus (5 feet 10, 170 pounds), who carries a 3.4 grade-point average (4.0 scale), called the defensive signals for a Poly team that went 8-1 and allowed just 43 points while winning the Maryland Scholastic Association A Conference title and finishing No. 2 in the area last fall. Marcus had six interceptions and returned one for a touchdown.
Maryland remains in the running for two more All-Metro first-team selections.
Dunbar coach Pete Pompey said Maryland is the front-runner for tight end Kevin Washington (6-4, 210). Washington led area tight ends with 45 catches.
Randallstown running back Larry Washington, The Sun's Player of the Year, visited Maryland last weekend and plans to name his college choice at a 1 p.m. news conference at Randallstown tomorrow.
Washington (5-10, 205) also has visited Clemson, Georgia Tech, Tennessee and Michigan.
The MSA A Conference basketball semifinal playoffs will be held at Morgan State on Feb. 26 at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Once the semifinalists are determined, tickets will be on sale at the four schools until Feb. 25. Tickets in advance will cost $2 and tickets at the door will cost $3.
Former Walbrook baseball player Mike Bond, a sophomore at Allegany Community College, plans to sign a minor-league contract with the Seattle Mariners organization. Seattle selected Bond, a shortstop, in the last major-league draft. Last season, Bond batted .301 for Allegany, which went 45-8 and finished No. 7 in the country among junior colleges.
Records, streaks, milestones: Jenny Howard of Fallston won the 3,000-meter run in the West Point Invitational Saturday at West Point, N.Y. She lapped the entire field, finishing in 10:20.05. On the previous day, she scored 17 points for Fallston in basketball in a loss to C. Milton Wright. . . . Northeast junior point guard Gene Pleyo has broken the school record for career assists with 204, surpassing the old mark of 182 set by George Henson in 1986-88. . . . Northeast earned only its second season sweep of Southern of Anne Arundel, as Craig Everett made five of six free throws in the final 52 seconds to clinch a 72-71 victory Friday night. Everett's free throws came after Southern erased a 12-point deficit to tie the game 67-67 with 57 seconds left. . . . Broadneck ended Old Mill's 33-match wrestling win streak with a 31-28 victory Friday night. The host Bruins won the first six matches to mount a 25-0 lead over the two-time defending state 3A/4A champion Patriots (7-1), who were ranked No. 1 by the Maryland State Wrestling Association. Broadneck (8-0) had been tied for seventh with Bullis Prep. Old Mill last lost at Arundel, 26-20, on Feb. 9, 1988.
Overtime: Lake Clifton needs a football opponent for Sept. 7 or Sept. 14. Call David White at 396-6635. . . . Calvert Hall needs football opponents for Sept. 13 or Sept. 20. Call Lou Eckerl at 825-4266. . . . Poly needs a varsity football opponent for Sept. 27 or 28. Call Mark Schlenoff at 396-7023. . . . Beth Tfiloh needs varsity and junior varsity softball opponents for the coming season. Call Stuart Tarleton at 486-8991. . . . C.M. Wright needs an assistant junior varsity boys lacrosse coach. Call Carl Greenberg at 838-2145. . . . The English Youth American Football Association is looking for a senior quarterback or running back interested in making a trip to London to teach football to youths there. The association will pay all expenses, including round-trip air fare and lodging and meals. Call (813) 924-5623 for more information. . . . The Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association boys lacrosse committee will sponsor a free lacrosse clinic at Loch Raven High on Feb. 2. The clinic will be directed by North Harford boys coach John Grubb. Registration is from 8:30-9 a.m. For more information, call Ron Belinko at 887-4014.