Annnandale High School running back James Milliner, The Washington Post offensive football player of the year, will sign a grant-in-aid to UCLA Wednesday, the NCAA's first official signing day, and DeMatha will have an area-high 15 players sign Division I scholarship papers.
The 6-foot-1, 195-pound Milliner, who selected UCLA over Wake Forest, North Carolina, Virginia Tech and Michigan, rushed for 2,250 yards and scored 33 touchdowns in leading the Atoms to an 11-2 record and a berth in the Virginia Group AAA semifinals.
Annandale quarterback Rhasheyd Williams will sign with Virginia Tech.
DeMatha Coach Bill McGregor said this was by far the most Division I football signees for the school in his eight years. "That's great for the kids and when you consider the schools involved, it is even more impressive," he said.
Heading the list of signees is two-time All-Met David DeArmas, who will follow his brother and fellow kicker-punter, Dan, to Maryland. David DeArmas was perfect on 49 extra point attempts, made 15 of 19 field goal tries, including a 52-yarder, and punted for a 45.7 average.
John Taliaferro is the second DeMatha All-Met linebacker to choose Notre Dame in the past five seasons -- Andre Jones was the first -- and offensive lineman E.J. Johnson is expected to choose between Northeastern and Delaware State.
Offensive lineman John Teter decided on Maryland while twin brother Carl, also an offensive lineman, will choose between Stanford and Princeton. Linebacker-fullback Coy Gibbs, the son of Washington Redskins Coach Joe Gibbs, selected Stanford.
Linebacker-fullback Joe Aben selected Virginia and linebacker George Del Ricco will attend Virginia Tech. Jason Louis will go to Ohio State and tight end Alden West to either Louisville or Marshall.
Center Ryan Foran, brother of former Stags All-Met lineman Jay, chose William and Mary and quarterback Dan Crowley opted for Towson State. Defensive backs Kenley Bullard and Sylvester Settles both decided to attend Howard.
Running back Seneca Coehins still is undecided. McGregor said he had only 20 seniors and he expects the other five to accept offers from Division II or III schools.
Other All-Mets expected to sign Wednesday include Northern linebacker J.C. Price with Virginia Tech and Oxon Hill tailback Mark McCain with William and Mary.
Other players who have committed are Wootton two-way lineman Ryan Kuhl to Delaware; Oxon Hill defensive back-quarterback Russell Thomas to option-oriented South Carolina State; Springbrook receiver-safety Michael Gillespie to Georgia Tech and end-linebacker Tyrone Frazier, a punt-blocking specialist, to Villanova.
Lake Braddock defensive back Mike Lacy decided on Maryland and all-purpose back Ray Geoffrey chose Richmond. Oakton defensive back Jason Steiner picked William and Mary.