Looking ahead to next year, one big player to keep an eye on is Meade offensive tackle Moise Larose. The 6-foot-5, 290-pound junior already holds offers from Boston College and East Carolina, according to Coach Rich Holzer.
“He’s obviously a large kid, but what sets him apart is how athletic he is, not just for his size, but period,” Holzer said. “He’s more athletic than some of our linebackers. He’s got great work ethic. A 4.0 student. He’s the total package.”
Holzer said that Larose plans to attend Maryland’s junior day in February.
“I’ll be shocked if he doesn’t have 20 [scholarship offers] by the time this is all said and done,” Holzer said.
Meade has one other junior drawing attention from major college recruiters, wide receiver Aaron Brown, a 6-foot-3, 185-pound basketball player who joined the team just before last season’s opening game.
“The basketball coach [Pete Corriero] and myself are friends and he started giving me a list of football players he needed to play basketball and I gave him a list of basketball players I wanted to see on the football field,” Holzer said. “I knew how good [Brown] was going to be, so I gave him a special tryout.”
Brown did not play in the season’s first three games while learning to play football, but finished with 19 catches for 223 yards and three touchdowns.
“You know a first-time football player, it’s not like basketball where you can just go out on the court and go at it,” Holzer said. “He didn’t know what a post route was or what a hitch route was. We had to teach him all that stuff.”
On the basketball court, Brown is one of the Washington area’s top scorers, averaging 25.4 points per game. His future though, might be in football.
“If some BCS team takes a chance on developing the kid, he’s a BCS receiver a year or two down the road,” Holzer said.