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DeMatha offense is filled with talent

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Hyattsville (Md.) DeMatha is expected to have nearly a dozen prospects in the 2008 recruiting class. In addition to Tate and McCleod on offense, at least three other players are getting major Division I looks according to head coach Bill McGregor.
One such players is 6-foot-4, 250-pound tight end Joe Collura.
"He plays tight end and defensive end for us," he said. "I think he'll be a very good Division I player probably at tight end. He's getting interest from the ACC and Big East like Maryland, Virginia, Duke and others.
"He's already been to several junior days and we'll see how things fall for him. He's a great kid that is quiet and hard working. He also has very good grades that will get him in anywhere in the country."
McGregor talked about Collura at tight end.
"My gut tells me he'll be a tight end that could possibly make the move to the offensive line," he stated. "He's big and probably will get bigger. At tight end, he's a very good blocker and has excellent hands."
Joining him on offense is 6-foot-1, 205-pound athlete Jonathan Mason.
"He could be a wide receiver or safety in college," he said. "At receiver, he can catch and run and is very athletic. He's a very tough athlete that can go up and jump for the ball. Defensively, he's a big player at safety that can roll out and makes plays.
"He's a very good student with a 3.75 GPA. He'll get in wherever he wants. So far he's getting interest from Maryland, Duke and Virginia."
Two huge offensive lineman are also getting looks in offensive tackles Sheldon Sellman and Tony Dzikowski.
The 6-foot-6, 320-pound Sellman is receiving interest from the ACC, Big East, Big Ten and SEC.
"I know Georgia likes him a lot, but we'll see how serious they get as time goes on," McGregor said. "Sheldon started for us last year at offensive tackle and has great size, feet and toughness. He moves really well for a big guy, has good hips and works hard. He puts in the extra work for special training and wants to get better."
Meanwhile, the 6-foot-4, 320-pound Dickowski is picking up interest of his own.
"He's getting looks from the ACC and Big East," he said. "He like the rest of these guys I expect to have offers before the season starts next year. They're all very talented.
"Tony is strong as can be. He's just like a baby bull. He's big, strong and athletic. In the weight room he benches probably around 400-pounds and recently did 225 for 20 reps. Overall he's just a big kind of kid. Personally I think he may play better at around 300-pounds, but he's strong coming off the ball for us."
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