National Signing Day: A look ahead to Tim Settle, Adam McLean and the top Class of 2015 recruits

February 5

With the Class of 2014 locked in after signing their National Letters of Intent during the mass hysteria of Wednesday’s National Signing Day it’s time to take a breath, and look toward the future. Here’s a rundown of a number of the top recruits from another very talented class that you can expect will be making headlines at this time next winter.

DL Tim Settle, Stonewall Jackson, 6-3, 310

The first-team All-Met is rated as one of the top-10 overall players in the country, and continues to pile up scholarship offers with over 30 at this point from the likes of Florida, Alabama, Georgia Ohio State and USC.

DL Adam McLean, Quince Orchard, 6-2, 275

Arguably the top prospect in the state of Maryland, McLean participated in the Under Armour Combine in January and his latest top five is Michigan State, Florida State, Penn State, Nebraska and Auburn but that doesn’t mean others are ruled out — especially after he received a surprise call from Alabama Coach Nick Saban on Wednesday.

OL Matt Burrell, C.D. Hylton, 6-4, 286

The All-Met mammoth of an offensive lineman is rated as a four-star recruit and has over 20 offers. Burrell added LSU and Miami offers in the past couple of weeks.

OL Richie Petitbon, Gonzaga, 6-4, 301

The Under Amour Combine participant is the top offensive lineman recruit in the District and has over a dozen offers including LSU, Alabama, Vanderbilt, Ohio State, Penn State and Florida State. He’s also the grandson of the former Redskins coach of the same name.

Lake Braddock WR/DB A.J. Alexander. (John McDonnell/The Washington Post)
Lake Braddock WR/DB A.J. Alexander. (John McDonnell/The Washington Post)

DB A.J. Alexander, Lake Braddock, 6-3, 210

The two-way standout was an All-Met defensive back and showed great hands to pull in five interceptions in the fall. Alexander holds FBS offers from Illinois, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Northwestern, Wake Forest and Boston College.

DB Jalen Christian, Damascus, 5-10, 173

Christian gained 600 total yards as a receiver and running back but earned All-Met honors for his defensive back prowess. He has just under 19 offers to date including Nebraska, Ohio State, Wisconsin, West Virginia and Oklahoma.

DB Marcus Lewis, Gonzaga, 6-1, 185

The highly coveted recruit has a four-star rating with several unofficial visits lineup for March. Lewis is quickly approaching 20 offers from schools that include Florida State, Florida, Maryland, Michigan State and Virginia Tech.

OL Isaiah Prince, Eleanor Roosevelt, 6-6, 275

Prince was injured for the second half of this season, but already had offers from the likes of Auburn, Florida, Penn State, Maryland and Virginia. The Cavaliers offered him first and Maryland’s hoping to keep the Raiders’ anchor in his home state.

DB Ashton White, Friendship Collegiate, 5-11, 176

White orally committed to Virginia Tech in December after mulling offers from Ohio State and Maryland and possesses good closing speed and hands in pass coverage.

OL Quarvez Boulware, Friendship Collegiate, 6-3, 267

Another standout recruit hailing from the District charter school, Boulware has a four-star rating and offers from the likes of Auburn, Florida State, Maryland and Wake Forest.

LB Chad Smith, Dominion, 6-4, 210

After a stellar performance at the Army All-American Combine, the heady linebacker has quickly made a name for himself. He holds nine offers including Clemson, Illinois, Maryland, Virginia and Virginia Tech, and that number is sure to grow.

DB DuWayne Johnson, H.D. Woodson, 6-2, 165

Johnson will become the marquee corner in a secondary that lost D’Andre Payne (Tennessee) and college coaches love the defensive back’s size as he sports over 20 offers from coast to coast.

WR Jabari Greenwood, Gonzaga, 6-4, 190

A college quarterback’s dream target at 6-foot-4, Greenwood caught 30 passes for 487 yards and four touchdowns, and holds offers from Michigan State, Virginia, Iowa and Maryland.

QB Nick Johns, Gonzaga, 6-3, 216

The pro-style quarterback has one offer from Virginia to date but is receiving heavy interest from North Carolina, Penn State and Virginia Tech.

WR Brandon Polk, Briar Woods, 5-9, 150

The speedy wide receiver has offers from Stanford, Virginia, Virginia Tech and Maryland. With a 4.36 hand-timed 40-yard dash he will likely play slot on the next level.

ATH Kamonte Carter, Gaithersburg, 6-4, 240

Carter is versatile enough to rush the quarterback from the linebacker and defensive end position, and holds offers from Michigan, Michigan State, Nebraska, Penn State and West Virginia

DE Jonathan Holland, Bullis, 6-2, 225

Holland burst onto the scene with a breakout junior season that earned him offers from Pitt, West Virginia, Boston College, Illinois and Charlotte. He will likely see that number increase very soon.

Centreville junior RB/DB A.J Turner has used speed and strength to score seven touchdowns on less than 30 touches during No. 3 Centreville's 3-0 start (Richard Lipski/The Washington Post).
Centreville RB/DB A.J. Turner (Richard Lipski/The Washington Post)

RB A.J. Turner, Centreville, 5-10, 180

The shifty All-Met ran for 182 yards and two touchdowns in the Virginia 6A state championship against nationally-ranked Oscar Smith, and already boasts offers from South Carolina, Pittsburgh, Virginia and Virginia Tech.

DB Tyler Green, Dematha, 6-3, 187

Rangy safety competed with linebackers at Army All-American Game where his coverage skills were very impressive, and Maryland and N.C. State have offered.

 RB Devonte Williams, Bullis, 5-9, 165

On the Football Bowl Subdivision radar since his sophomore year, Williams has earned offers from Buffalo, Charlotte, Temple and Western Michigan, but has garnered significant interest from Pitt, Wake Forest, Penn State and other schools as well.

DL Keiron Howard, Potomac (Md.), 6-4, 295

Howard is being chased by Cincinnati, Indiana, Pitt and Wisconsin, among others, and already has offers in tow from Hampton, Temple and Tennessee. Howard’s stock shot up last season, and should only rise further as the big man hones his footwork on the basketball court.

DL Aaron Crawford, Stone Bridge, 6-1, 290

Crawford is very powerful in the trenches and has been offered by Duke, North Carolina and Virginia Tech to date, but look for his recruiting to increase this summer.

DB Charles Tutt, Centreville, 5-10, 160

It will be interesting to see where Tutt plays on the next level as college coaches like him in the secondary and out wide, he is receiving interest from North Carolina, Old Dominion, Virginia and Virginia Tech.

DB Chuck Davis, Broad Run, 5-9, 175

An explosive defensive back, Davis’ lone offer to date came from North Carolina, but he is receiving heavy interest from Tennessee, Virginia and Auburn.

RB Reggie Corbin, Gonzaga, 5-10, 170

Corbin’s interest skyrocketed after several one-day camps last summer. Now he’s getting interest from Georgia Tech, Maryland and Penn State after rushing for over 1,000 yards last season.

Full National Signing Day Coverage on AllMetSports.com:

Signing Day photos from around the area | Top players in the Class of 2014

McNamara’s Damian Prince picks Maryland | Jesse Aniebonam and Will Ulmer, too

Alabama recruit Da’Shawn Hand forgets to bring his letter of intent to signing ceremony

Lake Braddock QB Caleb Henderson signs with North Carolina

Friendship Collegiate celebrates 18 college signees

Wise’s Marcus Allen (Penn State), Micah Till (N.C. State) have come a long way

The next level of football recruiting: middle school

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