James CarmonCity, lineman The 6-foot-7, 330-pound transfer from Overlea has excellent speed for his size along with the girth and technique to bull past offensive linemen's double teams. The junior had 14 sacks, disrupted 10 passes and recovered five fumbles for the Baltimore City champions, who went 11-1, shut out eight teams and allowed 31 points.
Maryland, Penn State and Virginia have expressed interest in Carmon, who had 11 tackles and two sacks in a 16-6 win over Class 2A state champion Edmondson.
Alvin CoxSouthside, linebacker Cox had 15 sacks, caused seven fumbles, intercepted five passes and recovered five fumbles in leading the Jaguars to a runner-up finish in Baltimore City's Division II, as well as the program's first berth in the Class 1A South regional playoffs. The 6-foot-1, 225-pound senior also blocked two punts and recorded two safeties.
Cox clocked a 4.65-second 40-yard dash and carries a 3.0 grade point average. As a fullback, Cox rushed for 545 yards and six touchdowns.
Eric FooteSouthern, linebacker Foote, Anne Arundel County's Defensive Player of the Year, sparked wins over unbeaten Queen Anne's (20-12) and Wicomico (20-19), the latter for the Class 2A East regional crown on a game-winning touchdown. Foote earned his sixth sack and scored his 17th touchdown in a season-ending state semifinal loss to Edmondson.
The 6-foot-3, 250-pound senior clocked a 4.58-second 40-yard dash at Virginia Tech's camp, and has full scholarship offers from James Madison and Towson State. Also a running back, Foote rushed for 1,104 yards.
John HollandArundel, defensive back Holland, 5 feet 9 and 155 pounds was a stalwart for the Wildcats, helping them to a 9-2 record and a berth in the Class 4A East regional playoffs.
The senior was a solid cover defender, and his 12 interceptions - three of which he returned for touchdowns - tied an Anne Arundel County record established by South River's Tommy Bresnahan in 1982. Two players, Edmondson's Dwayne Harvey (1984) and Forestville's Larry McClain (1995), hold the state record with 15.
Daniel HostetlerRiver Hill, punter Punting for accuracy, Hostetler averaged 36.0 yards per punt and often pinned opponents deep in their own territory. Athletic and versatile, Hostetler intercepted nine passes, caused a fumble and recovered a fumble.
As a quarterback, Hostetler, 6 feet 2 and 195 pounds, directed a high-scoring offense, passing for 18 touchdowns and 1,191 yards and rushing for 11 touchdowns to lead the Hawks to a Class 3A state runner-up finish during their best season in school history. The senior is considering Duke, West Virginia, Richmond and William & Mary.
Kyle JacksonEdmondson, linebacker The leading tackler for the Class 2A state finalist Red Storm, Jackson had 22 tackles for lost yardage, 11 deflected passes and 10 sacks. The senior also had four interceptions - one of which he returned 87 yards for a touchdown - and caused two fumbles.
A B-average student with a 295-pound bench press, the 6-foot-3, 230-pound Jackson clocked a 4.6-second 40 yard dash and had 13 receptions for 234 yards and two touchdowns as a tight end.