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December 18, 2008

Season recap: Caleb Porzel

It took Good Counsel head coach Bob Milloy a matter of seconds to name the highlight of Maryland running back commitment Caleb Porzel's senior season.

“Well he scored three touchdowns in the first quarter of the DeMatha game on ESPN national TV,” Milloy said.

Porzel rushed for 139 yards on 15 carries, while also catching three passes for 47 yards that Thursday night in early October, leading the Falcons to 42-21 win over the Stags.

The 5-foot-8, 180-pounder, who was selected to The Washington Post’s All-Met team this week, finished his senior season with 1,152 yards and 16 touchdowns on 121 carries, nine catches for 81 yards and one score and two punt returns for touchdowns. He helped lead Good Counsel to an 11-1 record and a runner-up finish in the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference.

Milloy wasn’t the least bit surprised by Porzel’s success.

“He did the same thing last year,” Milloy said. “He’s the real deal. He did everything we asked him to do. He really did.”

In Milloy’s opinion, it’s pretty simple what sets Porzel apart from other running backs.

“It’s his unbelievable speed,” Milloy said. “He was good from the first day. He’s just a very fast, hard-working kid. He had a very good career.”

Porzel will suit up for the D.C. team in Saturday’s Maryland Crab Bowl, a Washington vs. Baltimore All-Star game at Towson University’s Johnny Unitas Stadium. He’ll then focus on getting ready for his time in College Park. Milloy said he’ll be well received by the UM fans.

“He’s a very down-to-earth, friendly guy,” Milloy said. “He’s very popular. He’s always smiling. We’re going to miss him. He’s a wonderful, wonderful guy.”

Click here for video of Porzel.

Posted by Matt Bracken at 10:34 AM | | Comments (0)
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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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