It's never too early to look forward for future prospects and one school that looks loaded is Brandywine (Md.) Gwynn Park. According to head coach Danny Hayes, his program features half a dozen players to watch in the 2008 and 2009 classes.
"In 2008 that is the class that is loaded," he said. "I've got running back Jerel Cole who is very explosive and an Eric Dickerson type of running back. He is the kind of guy that can slash and get to the open field. His style of running really makes players miss.
"He and wide receiver Ronald Hobby are getting the most interest right now. Hobby is a very fast receiver with excellent hands. He can make people miss with his route running and his biggest attribute is his skill to get open. Cole and Hobby are receiving the most interest from schools including Virginia, Virginia Tech, Penn State, Maryland, Akron and others."
Defensively Hayes has three linebackers to keep an eye out for.
"Melvin Tyler, Terry Scott and Courtney Aldridge all are very well put together players," he stated. "They first moved up from JV last year and they didn't get a lot of reps, but they showed me that they could have played for anyone in our conference. They are all very fast, hard-hitters that I expect bigger things from this season."
Lastly, Gwynn Park is home to a huge 2009 offensive guard in 6-foot-3, 300-pound, Raynard Randolph.
"Raynard is a blue-chipper all the way and is a very fast kid," he said. "He's always been around winners and continues to strive to get better. He is one of the best linemen we had last year and always has something to prove. I expect him to get a lot better over the next three years.
"He's a very smart player that loves to pass and run block and certainly could play both sides of the ball, to me though he looks more like an offensive lineman."