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Posted at 02:26 PM ET, 02/13/2013

Northern Va. continues its stream of QBs to Stanford, other stars to Alabama, Florida, Fla. St.


Stone Bridge High quarterback Ryan Burns in the state championship game against Lake Taylor in December. Burns has committed to attend Stanford, which already has another Northern Virginian playing quarterback, and has its eyes on a third. (John McDonnell - The Washington Post)
Last week saw the annual frenzy known as National Signing Day, in which star high school football players announce where they will go to college. The list from Northern Virginia is particularly impressive this year, with Stone Bridge (in Ashburn) defensive lineman Jonathan Allen signing with Alabama, Hylton (Dale City) linebacker E.J. Levenberry going to Florida State and Briar Woods (Ashburn) linebacker Matt Rolin choosing Florida.

But more interesting, if not unexpected, was Stone Bridge quarterback Ryan Burns formally signing with Stanford. This sets up the 6-foot-5 inch Burns to succeed Kevin Hogan of McLean, who is the current Stanford starter, and led them to wins over top-ranked Oregon and then Wisconsin in the Rose Bowl. Hogan attended Gonzaga in the District, and took over Stanford at midseason as a redshirt freshman. The Fairfax Times has more on him here.

And that’s not all for NoVa, Stanford and quarterbacks. The Post’s Preston Williams reports that Stanford’s recruiting coordinator and quarterback coach recently visited Hylton High to meet with junior quarterback Travon McMillian, who is also attracting offers from the SEC and ACC. McMillian’s coach expects Stanford to make a scholarship offer, and called McMillian “a high school Peyton Manning.” Stanford is the school which brought us Jim Plunkett, John Elway and Andrew Luck. Also at Stanford is Briar Woods grad Alex Carter, the only true freshman starter on defense, who made seven tackles as a defensive back in the Rose Bowl. And we haven’t even mentioned all-everything Woodbridge defensive tackle Da’Shawn Hand, a junior who has another year to decide between virtually every school in the country, including, of course, Stanford.

Here’s a video of Burns, shot before his senior season in which he led Stone Bridge to the state final. And after the jump is a full list of Northern Virginia’s signees (but not verbal commitments), which shows our local players going to Boston College, Vanderbilt, Pittsburgh, Virginia and many other top programs.


Stone Bridge lineman Jonathan Allen leaps to block a pass by Yorktown quarterback Will Roebuck in the Northern Region final in November. Allen will be performing similar feats next season for Alabama, which reportedly has a decent football program. (John McDonnell - The Washington Post)

Jonathan Allen – Stone Bridge – DL – Alabama

Chris Blewitt – West Potomac – K – Pittsburgh

Keenan Boyce – Stonewall Jackson – LB – Elizabeth City

Kelly Brooks-Muse – Oakton – WR – Elon

Jack Brown – Jefferson – DE/LB – MIT

Oren Burks – South County – LB/WR – Vanderbilt

Ryan Burns – Stone Bridge – QB – Stanford

Shakeem Copeland – Gar-Field – RB – Norfolk State

Drew Dettra – Stone Bridge – DL – Coastal Carolina

Dean Doe – Lake Braddock – DE – Holy Cross

Nick Dorka – Madison – K/P – William & Mary

Kyle Downer – Oakton – QB – Albany

Brandon Dukeman – Battlefield – DL – VMI

Jonathan Dunn – West Springfield – RB/DB – William & Mary

Chris Durant – Oakton – OL – William & Mary

Evrett Edwards – Woodbridge – DB/WR – Duke

Dominic Esposito – West Springfield – DL – Monmouth

Bennet Habilston – St. Stephen’s/St. Agnes – K/WR – Washington and Lee

Patrick Halloran – W.T. Woodson – OL/DL – Air Force

Dezmon Hopkins – Stonewall Jackson – DB – St. Augustine’s

Jack Howerton – Langley – DT – Stetson

Aaron Jackson – South County – WR/DB – N.C. Central

Bryan Jefferson – Annandale – OL/DL – Georgetown

Ryan Ladson – Oakton – DB – Sacred Heart

E.J. Levenberry – Hylton – LB – Florida State

Darius Manora – St. Stephen’s/St. Agnes – RB – Yale

Cameron Marouf – Forest Park – K/P – Norfolk State

Reggie Miles – Hylton – DE – Navy

Geno Miller – Bishop Ireton – CB – New Hampshire

Landon Moss – T.C. Williams – WR – Coastal Carolina

Nick Newman – Battlefield – LB/WR – Liberty

Phil Novacki – Langley – LB – Georgetown

Atem Ntantang – Woodgrove – DB – Boston College

Jonathon Okafor – Forest Park – DE/LB – Norfolk State

Matt Rolin – Briar Woods – LB – Florida

Xavier Roscoe – Gar-Field – TE/LB – William & Mary

Wesley Scott – Hayfield – DB – Liberty

Cam Serigne – Briar Woods – TE/LB – Wake Forest

Christian Strahin – Stone Bridge – DB/RB – Shepherd

Anthony  Strother – Gar-Field – DB – Alderson-Broaddus

Ryan Swingle – Battlefield – QB – VMI

Brad Szoka – Loudoun County – WR – James Madison

Jack Taylor -- Battlefield – Washington and Lee

Trey Taylor – Loudoun County – OG/DT – Alderson-Broaddus

Donta Wilkins – Potomac – OL/DL – Virginia

Chasz Wright – Hylton – OL -- Connecticut

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Tags:  Ryan Burns, Jonathan Allen, Stanford University, Kevin Hogan, Stone Bridge High School

 
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