Preseason All-Met Football

For the first time, we are opening up the All-Met process to the public. Here, we present our first- and second-team Preseason All-Met Football team. Once the season starts, you will be able to vote on our selections and nominate players we overlooked. Every Tuesday, beginning Sept. 15, we will reevaluate the team and publish a new list, based in part on your nominations. As in the past, the final selection will rest with the Post high school sports staff, which bases its assessment on interviews with coaches and watching players at games. The list of all All-Met teams since 1990.

First Team | Offense

Arundel senior quarterback Billy Cosh. (By Jonathan Newton -- The Washington Post)
RB Idreis Augustus WR Brandon Coleman QB Billy Cosh PK James Devens
5-9, 195 » Sr.
Bishop McNamara
6-7, 215 » Sr.
6-2, 195 » Sr.
6-0, 185 » Sr.
An undersized speedster,
he rushed for more than 1,300 yards for Paul VI Catholic last year and was named first-team all-Washington Catholic Athletic Conference for the second consecutive season.
Also a terrific basketball player, poised for a
breakout season after posting 21 catches for 584 yards, 6 TDs. Considering Maryland, Virginia,
Virginia Tech, Rutgers
and Syracuse.
The Kansas State recruit
set seven Maryland public school records after throwing for 3,909 yards
and 56 touchdowns last season in the Wildcats’ fast-break no-huddle
spread offense.
A second-team All-Met
last season, he made
eight of 10 field goal attempts, with a long
of 44 yards, and all of
his 31 point-after kicks.
Also averaged 37 yards
per punt.


Broad Run senior running back T.J. Peeler. (By Ricky Carioti -- The Washington Post)
OL Shane Johnson OL Khamrone Kolb OL Arie Kouandjio RB T.J. Peeler
6-5, 305 » Sr.
Lake Braddock
6-6, 325 » Sr.
6-6, 310 » Sr.
Broad Run
6-1, 200 » Sr.
Will team with Arie
Kouandjio on the area's
most impressive offensive line. Stags averaged nearly four rushing touchdowns
per game last season.
Well-known recruit has trimmed his final choices to Virginia, Virginia Tech,
Penn State, North Carolina and Connecticut.
Massive blocker holds
nearly 50 scholarship
offers. Recruiters love his size, speed, strength and ability to get the job done.
Rushed for 1,145 yards and 18 touchdowns last season, averaging 8.9 yards per carry, helping the Spartans win their first state title. Has committed to play for Pittsburgh.


Annandale junior wide reciever Melvin Robinson (left). (By Toni L. Sandys -- The Washington Post)
OL Hassam Ouri TE Paul Phillips WR Melvin Robinson OL Nico Washington
6-2, 300 » Sr.
Georgetown Prep
6-5, 225 » Sr.
6-2, 195 » Jr.
North Point
6-3, 305 » Sr.
A stalwart presence for
the Bruins, has excelled
on both the offensive and defensive lines. He will take on additional responsibility with the move to center in
his third season as a starter.
Older brothers Andrew (Stanford) and Colter (Virginia) already are
playing college football.
Holds a scholarship offer from Indiana, with other schools showing interest.
A lanky playmaker,
caught 47 passes for
1,199 yards and 13 touchdowns last season
as he burst onto the scene. Coach Dick Adams predicts another explosive season.
The leader of the Eagles' offensive and defensive lines, he is a mobile presence creating space for the running game. Also helped the Eagles allow 14 points or less in eight games in 2008.

Second Team | Offense

Position Name School Year Ht., Wt.
QB Ricardo Young H.D. Woodson Sr. 6-0, 170
RB Malcolm Crockett Friendship Edison Jr. 5-10, 170
RB Arlando Scott North Point Sr. 5-10, 180
WR Antonio Belt Forestville Sr. 6-1, 170
WR Anthony Johnson Mountain View Jr. 6-3, 175
WR E.L. Smiling Brooke Point Sr. 6-4, 187
OL Kevin Ball South Lakes Sr. 6-5, 260
OL Nick Koutris Oakton Sr. 6-5, 250
OL Jimmy Long Battlefield Sr. 6-0, 235
OL Mike Pearson Ballou Sr. 6-4, 300
OL Sam Strauss Ballou Sr. 6-4, 275
PK Andy Estrain Sherwood Sr. 5-8, 150

On the Bubble | Offense

Levi Barber, Edison, Sr.; Danny Fenyak, Westfield, Sr.; Connor Reilly, W.T. Woodson, Sr.; Bo Revell, Battlefield, Sr.
Running Backs:
Marcus Coker, DeMatha, Sr.; Angus Harper, Edison, Sr.; Khalek Shepherd, Gwynn Park, Sr.
Wide Receivers:
Warren Denny, Centreville, Sr.; Adrian Flemming, Broad Run, Sr.; Jeff Knox, DeMatha, Sr.; WR E.J. Scott, Good Counsel, Sr.

First Team | Defense


Dunbar senior linebacker Javarie Johnson. (By Michael Temchine for The Washington Post)
DL Nate Clarke LB Josh Furman DB Jordan Haden LB Javarie Johnson
6-5, 287 » Sr.
Old Mill
6-3, 195 » Sr.
6-0, 205 » Sr.
6-3, 208 » Sr.
After an offseason getting stronger and losing weight, the two-way starter accepted a scholarship
offer to play for Maryland.
Dubbed an athletic freak by recruiters, the heart of the Patriots' defense recorded 87 tackles and eight sacks last season, while also rushing for 796 yards
and 14 touchdowns.
The latest member of his family to shine, has committed to play at Florida, where brother Joe is a starting cornerback.
Brother Josh is a running back at Boston College.
Dynamic athlete made 90 tackles and had 10 sacks last season for the Crimson Tide. Committed to play for Miami (Fla.).


St. John's senior defensive lineman Andre Monroe (center). (By Ricky Carioti -- The Washington Post)
DB Kevin Johnson LB Brian Laiti DL Andre Monroe DB Andre Simmons
River Hill
5-10, 160 » Sr.
6-3, 210 » Sr.
St. John's
6-0, 281 » Sr.
South County
6-1, 195 » Sr.
Should step into the
spotlight held last season
by All-Met Offensive
Player of the Year Michael Campanaro, whom he
plans to join in 2010 at
Wake Forest.
The fourth Laiti brother
to play in the program
has led the Rams in
tackles in each of the
past two seasons. Has
committed to play for
Virginia Tech.
Two-way starter is undersized by some standards, but gets the
job done. Made 67 tackles last season, 21 for loss. Committed to Maryland.
Speedy safety holds eight scholarship offers and likely will be the Stallions' first division I-A scholarship player.


Loudoun County senior linebacker Chase Williams. (By Tracy A. Woodward -- The Washington Post)
DB Titus Till DL Jay Whitmire LB Chase Williams DB Louis Young
6-2, 190 » Sr.
T.C. Williams
6-6, 285 » Sr.
Loudoun County
6-3, 230 » Sr.
Good Counsel
6-0, 180 » Sr.
Hard-hitting safety made
65 tackles last season in leading the Pumas to the Maryland 4A semifinals
for the first time.
Committed to Maryland.
Skilled on either side of
the ball, he holds
scholarship offers from Virginia, North Carolina
and Penn State.
Son of former Redskins defensive coordinator
Gregg Williams is a
two-way standout. Led
team in tackles and caught 31 passes as a tight end. Committed to Virginia Tech.
Two-way standout has terrific speed and great hands. Had 33 tackles and five interceptions at cornerback and 16 catches for 334 yards at wide receiver.

Second Team | Defense

Position Name School Year Ht., Wt.
DL Josh Alexander Westlake Sr. 6-3, 210
DL Bobby Caffes DeMatha Sr. 5-10, 270
DL Keli Doe Lake Braddock Sr. 6-2, 310
DL Rahsaan Moore Wise Sr. 6-2, 235
LB Jeremiah Attaochu Carroll Sr. 6-3, 224
LB Brian Lucas Damascus Sr. 5-11, 205
LB Austin Phillips DeMatha Sr. 5-10, 225
LB Chris Pitsenberger Good Counsel Sr. 6-0, 215
DB Jeremiah Johnson Suitland Sr. 5-11, 160
DB Kyrrel Latimer DeMatha Sr. 5-11, 190
DB Matt Robinson Atholton Sr. 6-4, 205
DB Devonta Tabannah Potomac (Md.) Sr. 5-10, 175

On the Bubble | Defense

Defensive Backs:
Charles Brown, St. John's, Sr.; Michael Coley, DeMatha, Sr.; Frank Tamakloe, Good Counsel, Sr.;
Lorenzo Waters, DeMatha, Sr.
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