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Posted at 06:19 PM ET, 02/01/2012

Looking ahead to national signing day 2013: Kendall Fuller, Jonathan Allen and other top recruits

With signing day 2012 almost in the books, it’s time to look ahead to the class of 2013. Here are some of the players to keep an eye on next year.

1. DB Kendall Fuller, Good Counsel, 6-0, 181

Two-way standout, whose three older brothers played for Virginia Tech (two are still on the Hokies’ roster) caught 26 passes for 527 yards and five touchdowns this past season, while intercepting three passes on defense. Has nearly 20 scholarship offers. [BLOG]

2. DL Jonathan Allen, Stone Bridge, 6-3, 230

Considered one of the country’s top pass rushers, the two-time All-Met has racked up 35 sacks, 10 forced fumbles and 192 tackles in two seasons with the Bulldogs. Holds offers from a dozen schools, including Virginia Tech, Stanford, Oklahoma and Michigan. [STORY and VIDEO]

3. LB E.J. Levenberry, Hylton, 6-4, 230

All-Met racked up 151 tackles while forcing eight fumbles and intercepting three passes this past season. Considers Florida, Florida State, Michigan, Oklahoma, Louisiana State, Michigan and Notre Dame his top choices. [VIDEO]

4. LB Dorian O’Daniel, Good Counsel, 6-1, 200

After serving as Wes Brown’s backup on offense, emerged as a top playmaker on defense this past season, tallying 15 ½ tackles for loss and five sacks. Rushed for 897 yards and 17 touchdowns. Closing in on 20 scholarship offers. [BLOG]

5. QB Ryan Burns, Stone Bridge, 6-5, 220

The junior’s height, frame and arm strength has impressed recruiters since his sophomore year, when he picked up his first offer. Passed for 1,801 yards and 13 touchdowns with 14 interceptions in first season as a starter. Holds offers from Stanford, Boston College, Virginia, Penn State, West Virginia and Rutgers. [VIDEO]

6. LB Marcus Newby, Quince Orchard, 6-1, 210

Hard hitter is attending junior days this month at Maryland, Virginia, Virginia Tech and West Virginia, all of which have offered scholarships. Coach Dave Mencarini thinks he might go down as the biggest recruit ever from the Darnestown school. [BLOG]

7. OL Derwin Gray, Friendship Collegiate, 6-5, 260

Massive lineman transferred after being ineligible to play as a junior this past season at Dunbar. Already has offers from Auburn, Clemson, Maryland, Nebraska and Ohio State, among others. [BLOG]

8. WR-LB Zach Bradshaw, Damascus, 6-3, 205

Although it remains uncertain what position suits him best in college, there does not seem to be much of a question that Bradshaw is a playmaker. Holds a dozen offers. [VIDEO]

9. WR Taivon Jacobs, Suitland, 5-11, 175

The All-Met is dangerous as a receiver, kick returner and defender because of his lightning-quick speed. Also is a standout track runner and holds football offers from Maryland, North Carolina and West Virginia, with more expected. [VIDEO]

10. WR DaeSean Hamilton, Mountain View, 6-1, 180

Caught 71 passes for 1,161 yards and 10 touchdowns this past season. Holds scholarship offers from Virginia Tech and East Carolina and more are expected soon.

11. DE Michael Parker, Kettle Run, 6-4, 200

Rangy athlete could play any number of positions in college; already holds offers from Maryland, Virginia, Virginia Tech and Ohio State, among others. [BLOG]

12. LB Matt Rolin, Briar Woods, 6-3, 195

Had 90 tackles (16 ½ for loss) and six sacks this past season and is up to five scholarship offers, including ones from Virginia and Virginia Tech, where his older brother, Scott, redshirted this past season. [BLOG]

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