The dominant lineman spent the past three years terrorizing Montgomery County, a habit that made him the nation’s top recruit in the Class of 2020 according to several outlets. The Clemson commit won two Maryland 3A titles. In this year’s championship victory, he forced a fumble and scored a rushing touchdown while playing with a broken left hand.
Ahmed Bailey, DL, Sr., Friendship Collegiate
A dangerous edge player, Bailey finished with 21 sacks as the Knights won the D.C. State Athletic Association Class A championship.
Zion Dayne, DL, Sr., South County
The towering senior played both ways for the Virginia Class 6 champions, totaling more than 100 tackles and 20 sacks as a defensive lineman and lending power to the Stallions rushing attack. Committed to Yale.
Jalil Farooq, DB, Jr., Wise
The two-way star was a big reason the Pumas returned to the top of Maryland 4A football this season. Farooq nabbed an interception and ran for a touchdown in the championship game.
Kris Jenkins, DL, Sr., Good Counsel
The Michigan commit was a force in the backfield with 12.5 sacks, three forced fumbles and five pass breakups.
Robert Longerbeam, DB, Sr., T.C. Williams
The Titans’ most important player, Longerbeam had eight interceptions at defensive back and accounted for 34 touchdowns at quarterback. He’s committed to Rutgers.
Mitchell Melton, LB, Sr., Good Counsel
He finished with 87 tackles and tied a school record with 14 sacks. The Ohio State commit also had an interception, four forced fumbles and five pass breakups.
Joshuah Moten, DB, Sr., National Christian
A true lockdown cornerback, Moten was targeted just 16 times in 10 games. Of those 16 passes, he broke up eight and intercepted four. He’s committed to Texas A&M.
Tiyahn Pelham, DB, Sr., Coolidge
Pelham was a game-changer in the D.C. Interscholastic Athletic Association Stripes Division, catching 16 touchdown passes and six interceptions and helping the Colts won the Gravy Bowl.
Demeioun Robinson, LB, Jr., Quince Orchard
The heart of a dominant Cougars defense, Robinson totaled 14 sacks and 21 tackles for loss.
Mekhail Sherman, DL, Sr., St. John’s
He was everywhere on a St. John’s defense loaded with talent. He’s committed to Georgia.
Clay Wargo, LB, Sr., Huntingtown
The two-time Southern Maryland Athletic Conference defensive player of the year was a tackling machine, finishing with 207 for the Hurricanes.
Tobi Adedoyin, LB, Sr., Paint Branch
Beau Brade, DB, Sr., River Hill
Damien Gant, DB, Sr., Anacostia
Coziah Izzard, DL, Sr., DeMatha
Kemarte Jefferson, DL, Sr., McKinley Tech
Taizse Johnson, DL, Jr., St. John’s
Haris Khan, LB, Sr., South County
Anthony Martin, DB, Sr. Ballou
Harold Miles, LB, Sr., Good Counsel
Dominique Perry, DL, Sr., Northwest
David Vincent-Okoli, DB, Sr., Bullis
Max Ahiakpo, DL, Sr., Westfield
Chaz Allison, LB, Sr., Broad Run
Nico Asmar, LB, Sr., South County
Aaron Beckwith, DL, Sr., Northwest
Charles Bell, DB, Sr., Quince Orchard
Matt Binkowski, LB, Sr., Battlefield
Konner Blount-Foster, DB, Sr., St. Charles
Antoine Booth, DB, Jr., DeMatha
Marcus Bradley, DL Jr., Quince Orchard
Nayquan Brooks, LB, Jr., KIPP
E.T. Bushra, DB, Sr., Westfield
Caelen Carson, DB, Sr., North Point
Jahmeer Carter, DL, Sr., Spalding
Dasean Dixon, DL, Jr., Theodore Roosevelt
Quinn Donoway, DL, Sr., St. Mary's (Annapolis)
Rodney Faulk, DL, Sr., Gonzaga
Eric Ford, LB, Jr., Landon
Tim Furgeson, LB, Sr., Damascus
Monkell Goodwine, DL, Jr., National Christian
Elijah Grooms, DB, Sr., Paint Branch
Joseph Groves, DB, Sr., Loudoun County
Jason Hawkins, Utility, Sr., Freedom-Woodbridge
Kye Holmes, DB, Jr., Gonzaga
Keyshawn Hunter, DL, Sr., H.D. Woodson
Jesse Jackson, LB, Sr., Dunbar
Will Johnson, DB, Jr., St. Mary's Ryken
Ryan Jones, LB, Jr., Friendship Collegiate
Mikail Kamara, LB, Sr., Stone Bridge
Jalen McNair, DB, Sr., Good Counsel
Romy Miner, DB, Sr., Broad Run
Shawn Murphy, LB, So., Stonewall Jackson
Preston Murray, DB, Sr., Damascus
Tyler Negron, DL, Sr., Patriot
Quinn Osborne, LB, Sr., McNamara
Greg Penn, LB, Jr., DeMatha
John Pius, LB, Sr., Yorktown
Jack Plank, LB, Sr., Georgetown Prep
Dylan Price, DL, So., Sidwell Friends
Elijah Rucker, DL, Sr., Mount Vernon
Antoine Sampah, LB Sr., Woodbridge
Jason Scott, DB, Sr., Good Counsel
Drew Sotka, LB Sr., Glenelg
Dorian Strong, DB, Jr., Wise
Sean Tucker, DB, Sr., H.D. Woodson
Tre Williams, DL, Sr., St. John's
Tyleik Williams, DL, Sr., Stonewall Jackson