Anne Arundel County high school football preview


September 02, 1993|By Pat O'Malley

Jarryn Avery, North County, Sr., OG, 6-3, 240 -- An All-County blocker as a junior, Avery is a Division I prospect. He is a quick and powerful blocker with great lateral movement.

Kenny Boyd, Annapolis, Sr., RB, 5-11, 175 -- Speedy and shifty, Boyd rushed for nearly 800 yards, averaging 6.4 yards per carry and scoring 12 touchdowns. He was named second-team All-County.

Doran Brown, Meade, Sr., MLB, 6-2, 250 -- He has monster-like ability and in the Mustangs' new 4-3 defense could be terrific with his size, quickness and instincts.

Teon Carter, North County, Sr., SE-S, 6-2, 180 -- This returning All-County safety, who had five interceptions and 40 unassisted tackles (47 total), likely will emerge as a super receiver, too.

Jermond Davenport, Severna Park, Jr., LB, 5-11, 190 -- A linebacker of reckless abandon, Davenport can deliver some scary hits. He's a take-no-prisoners type of player.

Brian Doyle, Chesapeake, Sr., RB, 5-8, 150 -- Possessing speed and quickness, not to mention agility and football instincts, he will be one of the most feared breakaway threats in the county.

Mike Ellis, Meade, Sr., QB, 6-0, 185 -- A gifted athlete, Ellis should benefit immensely from coach Jerry Hartman's college experience and emerge as one of the county's best. If Ellis' slight mechanical problems are corrected, Meade's offense with him throwing and Walker running could be awesome.

Troy Fowlkes, North County, Sr., LB, 6-0, 240 -- Combine his frame with his 4.5 speed in the 40-yard --, and you have a blue-chip linebacker. All-County and second-team All-Metro as a nose guard last year, Fowlkes might top his 111 tackles and three sacks at his new position because of more room to roam.

Mark Frye, Severna Park, Jr., RB, 6-0, 170 -- As a sophomore, he averaged 8.6 yards per carry and displayed electrifying speed (4.5) and dazzling moves in scoring seven touchdowns. Just a couple years ago, some were saying he was the best youth running back in the past 20 years, and he now could be ready to emerge as one of the best in high school.

Ron Green, Severna Park, Sr., NG-OT, 6-4, 260 -- One of the most recruited linemen in the state, Green has boxes of letters from many major colleges, including UCLA, Tennessee, Virginia, North Carolina and Notre Dame. He is extremely quick and strong and possesses a great work ethic.

Jeff Hedrick, Arundel, Sr., DB-RB, 6-0, 190 -- Selected as The Baltimore Sun's Male Athlete of the Year for Anne Arundel County after starring in three sports, including football where he was named an All-County and All-Metro defensive back (six interceptions, 57 tackles), Hedrick is a superb athlete with big-play ability.

Juan Johnson, Annapolis, Sr., QB, 6-1, 170 -- Three-year starter who can be a magician handling the ball and an expert marksman when throwing it. Led Annapolis (10-2) to the state 4A semifinals last year, tossing 10 touchdown passes and just one interception.

Joe Keenan, St. Mary's, Sr., LB, 5-11, 190 -- Possessing good speed and strength, he is considered a Division I or definitely a Division I-AA prospect. He is the main cog in the Saints' defense.

Mark Kiefer, St. Mary's, Sr., PK, 6-1, 175 -- Setting a school record for field goals (six) and booting 22 extra points as an All-County and second-team All-Metro junior, Kiefer has emerged one of the top high school kickers in Maryland.

Eric Lee, Glen Burnie, Sr., OT, 6-4, 220 -- Glen Burnie has produced many superb linemen capable of playing college football, and Lee fits the mold. Quick off the ball and very strong, Lee will open holes.

Jamar Mullen, Southern, Sr., RB-CB, 6-0, 165 -- A second-team All-County all-purpose back as a junior, Mullen has Division I ability on both sides of the ball because of his athleticism and blinding 4.3 speed. Schools such as Maryland, Duke, N.C. State and North Carolina are interested.

Jeff Ogle, Annapolis, Sr. OT-DT, 6-2, 245 -- A second-team All-County defensive lineman last year, Ogle should be ready to dominate the line of scrimmage both ways this season. He is a wonderful escort for his backs and a rude doorman for opponents.

Justin Rice, North County, Sr., QB, 6-0, 170 -- Inherits a potent offense that produced more than 4,700 yards of total offense and 427 points, but should carry on the tradition. His being in the run-and-shoot system for three years and his ability to run and handle the ball adds a new dimension to the Knights' offense.

Sean Ryan, Broadneck, Sr., QB, 6-7, 195 -- A three-sport star who also plays basketball and baseball, Ryan is a sleeper among the top quarterbacks in the county. His strong right arm makes him a pro prospect as a baseball pitcher and a scoring threat as a


Ron Sisk, Glen Burnie, Jr., C, 6-1, 200 -- He started for the Gophers as a sophomore and is fast becoming a superb center. Doesn't rank far behind Beau Watkins of Annapolis in fundamentals and durability.

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