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November 5, 2007

Football commitment game recaps

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

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

Norwin (7-3) won its first round playoff matchup with Woodland Hills, 29-14.

Urban rushed for 74 yards and two touchdowns on 15 carries. He also registered seven tackles, two sacks, one quarterback pressure and one forced fumble.

"Our defense has been playing with our backs against the wall all year," Urban told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. "It was nice to see us respond. We figured if we had no turnovers in the second half, we'd have a chance."

According to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, one of Maryland’s rivals was on hand to watch Urban and another Norwin player.

Urban had a big game for the Knights under the view of West Virginia coach Rich Rodriguez and secondary coach Tony Gibson. Even though Urban verbally committed to attend Maryland, the West Virginia coaches were there to see him and [Norwin wide receiver Mike] Shanahan.

They're hoping to convince both to pick WVU.

Norwin faces McKeesport (9-1) in the quarterfinals of WPIAL Class AAAA playoffs.

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

Surrattsville (8-1) blasted Largo, 46-18.

Meggett rushed for 246 yards and three touchdowns on 17 carries.

“He had some exceptional runs,” said Surrattsville head coach Tom Green. “He’s just getting better every week. Guys will miss a block and he’s running through the tackles.”

On the season, Meggett has carried the ball 131 times for 1,462 yards and 23 touchdowns. Meggett has also caught six passes for 301 yards and five touchdowns.

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

Hillside (9-2) won a share of its conference championship with a 28-14 win over Roxboro Person.

Douglas rushed for 148 yards and three touchdowns.

For the season, Douglas has rushed for 1,756 yards and 19 touchdowns on 180 carries. He has also caught seven passes for 144 yards and one touchdown.

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

Southeast Raleigh (8-3) fell to West Johnston, 27-26.

“Two weeks ago [Demetrius] went out with a knee injury on the opening kickoff against Garner,” said Southeast Raleigh head coach Daniel Finn. “He strained his MCL, so we kept him out of the next game. The doctor cleared him for this week, but we still didn’t really want to rush him back. He played two or three series near the end of the game. But he’s fine and healthy ... he should be ready [for the playoffs].”

Southeast Raleigh has a first round playoff date with Leesville Road on Friday.

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

Bishop McNamara (6-4) crushed Carroll, 41-14.

Chism rushed for a 17-yard touchdown, caught two passes for nine yards and recorded an interception.

“He did very well defensively,” said Bishop McNamara head coach Bryce Bevill. “I know he had a sack, he probably had six or seven tackles on defense. We were fortunate enough to get up on them early, so we took him out kind of early in the second half, but Cameron’s been solid all season.

“He’s one of the guys I really feel strongly should be part of the All-Met team as a defensive back. He led our team again with five interceptions. He’s a solid, solid pass defender. From where I’m sitting, he’s All-Met. ... He’s turned in a very good high school career.”

Bishop McNamara takes on DeMatha in a first round playoff matchup Saturday.

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

Forestville (3-5) lost to Crossland, 15-12.

According to, Dorsey caught four passes for 62 yards and one touchdown.

For the season, Dorsey has caught 42 passes for 724 yards and eight touchdowns, and also carried eight times for 88 yards and two touchdowns.

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

H.D. Woodson (7-3) shut out McKinley, 46-0.

Wilson returned a punt 55 yards for a touchdown, and led Woodson in receiving with four catches for 69 yards – which included a 25-yard touchdown pass.

“He’s an athlete,” said H.D. Woodson head coach Greg Fuller. “He can play. If he gets the ball in any situation, he’s going to make plays, for sure.”

H.D. Woodson is set to take on Coolidge in a first round playoff matchup Saturday.

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

Wilde Lake stomped Oakland Mills, 42-6.

According to, Blue has contributed 25 tackles and two sacks on the season.

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

Milford Mill (5-4) defeated Parkville, 23-0, but the win was marred by a brawl between the two teams at the end of the game.

“Just some hotheads lost their cool a little bit on both sides of the ball,” said Milford Mill head coach Reggie White.

Dargan was sick and missed his second straight game.

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

The Hun School blanked Hill, 38-0.

According to, Furstenburg caught a 30-yard touchdown pass.

R.J. Dill -- 6-foot-8, 280-pound offensive tackle from Camp Hill (Pa.) Trinity

Trinity (10-0) earned an outright Mid-Penn Capital Division championship with its 48-6 win over Boiling Springs.

Trinity faces Littlestown (6-4), in the first round of the Pennsylvania 3/6-AAAA playoffs.

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

Oscar Smith (10-0) topped Lakeland, 49-13.

The Tigers will face Woodside on Friday in the Virginia Eastern Region Division 6 quarterfinals.

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

Gonzaga (4-5) dropped a 20-13 game to St. John’s, ending its season.

Justin Gilbert -- 6-foot-6, 280-pound offensive tackle from Richmond (Va.) Monacan

Monacan (5-4) was shut out by James River, 20-0.

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

Fairfield Prep (6-2) blasted Lyman Hall, 40-6.

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


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

During Johnsonville’s 4-6 season, Lewis contributed 36 tackles, one sack, five tackles for loss, nine quarterback pressures and one recovered fumble. Lewis graded out at over 80 percent of his blocks on offense.

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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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