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September 24, 2007

Football commitment game recaps

Here’s your weekly recap of all Maryland football commitments’ high school games.

Tavon Wilson -- 6-foot-0, 175-pound cornerback from H.D. Woodson (D.C.)

HD Woodson picked up its first win of the year, a 22-14 decision over Coolidge (D.C.).

Wilson recorded nine tackles on defense, but made the biggest impact when he was inserted at quarterback midway through the second quarter.

“He turned the game around on the offensive side of the ball,” said HD Woodson head coach Greg Fuller. “He made a hell of a difference because of his athletic ability. It was a pick-me-up.”

Wilson completed 5 of 10 passes for 138 yards. He also rushed for 23 yards. Friday’s game was the first varsity action Wilson had ever seen at quarterback, but it won’t be the last.

“Right now, we’re still in the process of figuring out our quarterback situation, but we’re going with him against Central Dauphin East in Pennsylvania this weekend,” Fuller said.

Davin Meggett -- 5-foot-8, 190-pound running back from Surrattsville

In Surrattsville’s 35-8 win over Potomac, Meggett rushed for 299 yards and 3 touchdowns on 21 carries. The touchdown runs were from 24, 30 and 70 yards out.

“Just his vision, yards after contact -- he didn’t let anyone tackle him after first contact,” said Surrattsville head coach Tom Green, when asked what stood out about Meggett’s performance. “He’s just getting better every week.”

For the season, Meggett has rushed for 464 yards and 6 touchdowns on 37 carries, leading the Hornets to a 3-0 record.

Cameron Chism -- 6-foot-2, 180-pound cornerback from Bishop McNamara

Bishop McNamara held on for a 33-28 win over Bishop O’Connell, which moved the Mustangs to 3-1 on the season.

Chism reeled in four passes for 87 yards and one touchdown – a 50-yard catch. For the year, Chism has caught 14 passes for 218 yards and two touchdowns, in addition to returning a fumble 43 yards for a touchdown and collecting two interceptions.

“[Chism] made the catches and was a very solid guy on defense,” said McNamara head coach Bryce Bevill. “He was being a leader, and his performance was something we needed. He was the guy at the end of the game that didn’t enable the quarterback to throw the ball. He was making plays when it counted.”

R.J. Dill -- 6-foot-7, 275-pound offensive tackle from Camp Hill (Pa.) Trinity

Trinity moved to 4-0 on the year with a 35-0 rout of Waynesboro.

“Offensively, we ran for 391 yards, and we basically ran to the right side the majority of the time, which is the side [R.J.] plays on,” said Trinity head coach Jeff Boger.

Dill contributed two tackles on the night, giving him nine stops on the season. He's also forced two fumbles and registered one quarterback hurry.

Justin Lewis -- 6-foot-4, 285-pound offensive guard from Johnsonville (S.C.)

Johnsonville dropped to 2-3 on the season with a 42-0 loss at the hands of defending state champion Lake View.

Lewis graded out at 79% of his blocks on offense, but according to Johnsonville head coach Lewis Lineberger, he didn’t make much of an impact on defense.

“They ran away from him most of the time,” Lineberger said. “This wasn’t one of his better games, but he’s going to bounce back like always. It wasn’t a real good game for the whole team.”

Gary Douglas -- 6-foot-0, 178-pound running back from Durham (N.C.) Hillside

Hillside dropped a 14-0 decision to Southern Durham. The Hornets are 3-2.

Douglas rushed for 85 yards on 16 carries. For the season, Douglas has carried the ball 69 times for 618 yards and seven touchdowns.

Demetrius Hartsfield -- 6-foot-1, 210-pound linebacker from Southeast Raleigh (N.C.)

Southeast Raleigh moved to 5-1 on the year with a 35-0 blanking of Knightdale.

Hartsfield had 18 yards receiving for SRHS.

Cody Blue -- 6-foot-5, 280-pound defensive tackle from Wilde Lake

Blue contributed three tackles and half a sack in Wilde Lake’s 45-12 win over Marriots Ridge. The Wildecats are 3-0.

Teddy Dargan -- 6-foot-3, 290-pound defensive tackle from Milford Mill

Milford Mill notched a 27-26 win over visiting Dulaney last Thursday. The Millers are now 2-1.

“[Teddy Dargan is] getting a lot better now,” said Milford Mill head coach Reggie White. “He’s still getting double-teamed and high-lowed all the time, but he’s getting better at dealing with it. If we can get the refs to call a high-low one of these times, we’d be all right. It is an illegal block, but if they don’t see it, they don’t call it.”

Tyler Urban -- 6-foot-4, 240-pound defensive end from North Huntingdon (Pa.) Norwin

Urban’s Norwin squad lost a heartbreaking 37-36 game to Gateway. Gateway returned three kickoffs for touchdowns.

Masengo Kabongo -- 6-foot-2, 280-pound defensive tackle from Fairfield (Conn.) Prep.

Fairfield Prep moved to 2-0 on the season with 42-0 drubbing of Jonathan Law. According to The Connecticut Post, Kabongo played a big role in holding Law scoreless.

Led by its massive defensive line of Masengo Kabongo, Jake Haddon, Chris Massamillo and Marino Giuliano, Fairfield Prep held Law senior J.J. Jachym, the SCC's leading rusher last season, to just 24 yards on 14 carries and made him fumble once.

A.J. Francis -- 6-foot-4, 314-pound defensive lineman from Gonzaga (D.C.) College

Gonzaga shut out Carroll, 28-0, moving the Eagles to 2-1 overall.

Francis recorded one tackle in the game.

"We ran behind him most of the day," said Gonzaga head coach Joe Reyda. "We’re getting better up front offensively. We did a pretty good job. We ran the ball for over 250 yards."

Kerry Boykins -- 6-foot-1, 200-pound wide receiver from Chesapeake (Va.) Oscar F. Smith

Oscar Smith continued its early season dominance with a 47-0 trouncing of Great Bridge. The Tigers are 4-0.

Boykins dressed for the game, but did not play. A sprained right knee has sidelined Boykins so far this season.

Kevin Dorsey -- 6-foot-2, 175-pound wide receiver from Forestville

Forestville topped Largo, 33-21, moving the Knights to 1-1 on the year.

Matt Furstenburg -- 6-foot-4, 220-pound tight end from The Hun School in Princeton, N.J.

The Hun School moved to 2-0 with a 49-17 win over Mercersburg Academy.

Devonte Campbell -- 6-foot-2, 230-pound tight end from Hargrave Military Academy

Zach Brown -- 6-foot-1, 212-pound linebacker from Hargrave Military Academy

Hargrave topped Salisbury 21-2 on Sunday. The Cadets head to Knoxville on Wednesday for a Thursday matchup with Tennessee.

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Matt Bracken was a lightly recruited football and tennis prospect out of East Lansing (Mich.) High School in 2001, but spurned all (nonexistent) scholarship offers to attend the University of Michigan. Matt graduated from UM in 2005, earned a master's degree in new media journalism from Northwestern University in 2006, and spent the first 11 months of his career as an online producer / videographer / blogger at the Arizona Daily Star in Tucson. He has worked at The Baltimore Sun since July 2007, where he currently serves as the deputy sports editor for digital.

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