Good Counsel takes over All-Area Football team

As promised here is the ESPNHS All-Area team which appears in the September issue that drops this week. We also added 51 more players you should keep an eye on this fall. Think we missed someone for the list, give us a shout on Twitter @ESPNHSAuguste or in the comments section below.

Note: The team is based on projected on-field performance and accomplishments, not necessarily recruiting potential. For a list of the top football recruits in the region, visit the following sites: Virginia, D.C. and Maryland.

First Team Offense

[QB] D’Von Dorsey, Friendly, Senior

Piled up more than 2,000 offensive yards as a junior

[QB] Connor Jessup, Broad Run, Senior

This 6-foot-4 signal-caller won a state title as a sophomore

[RB] Uriah Bethea, Wise, Senior

Shouldered the load on the ground (24 TDs) for Class 4A runner-up

[RB] Wes Brown, Good Counsel, Senior

Physical runner does a lot of damage between the tackles

[RB] Ronald Darby, Potomac (Md.), Senior

Notre Dame commit is also an elite sprinter

[RB] Albert Reid, Friendship Collegiate, Senior

Will continue career in West Virginia’s backfield

[WR] Brandon Banks, Gwynn Park, Senior

Caught 33 passes and scored eight TDs last fall

[WR] Zach Bradshaw, Damascus, Junior

Already has size (6-3,195) to be a major target at the next level

[WR] Stefon Diggs, Good Counsel, Senior

Had 127 receiving yards and three touchdowns in WCAC title game

[OL] Michael Madaras, Good Counsel, Senior

Had interest from multiple schools before picking Maryland

[OL] Ryan Watson, Good Counsel, Senior

Highly coveted recruit is an imposing force at 6-3, 270

First Team Defense

[DL] Jonathan Allen, Stone Bridge, Junior

Set school records for sacks (20) and forced fumbles (8) last fall

[DL] Eddie Goldman, Friendship Collegiate, Senior

Our cover boy is rated the No. 2 player in the ESPNU 150

[DL] Colton Kmetz, Urbana, Senior

Reigning Class 4A champs love to unleash this beast off the edge

[DL] Michael Moore, DeMatha, Senior

UVA commit is a disruptive force in the backfield

[DL] Brent Wilkerson, DeMatha, Senior

Posted 10 sacks last fall but could be moved to TE at Penn State

[LB] Ken Ekanem, Centreville, Senior

Washington Post All-Met first team selection

[LB] Sam Lebbie, DeMatha, Senior,

Converted RB has shined as star of Stags’ linebacking corps

[LB] Devin VanDyke, South County, Senior

Will join older brother, Ronny, on Virginia Tech’s defense

[DB] Alex Carter, Briar Woods, Senior

Stanford commit is son of former Redskins DB Tom Carter

[DB] Kenny Crawley, H.D. Woodson, Senior

Shutdown corner is also a special teams ace

[DB] C.J. Prosise, Woodberry Forest, Senior

Helped a defense that allowed 20+ points once all season

Other Top Players

Ali Ali-Musa, Annandale, DL, Sr.

Justin Baker, Briar Woods, DL, Senior

Auctavius Bennett, Arundel, RB, Sr.

Michael Boland, Georgetown Prep, OL, Sr.

Rod Chungong, Good Counsel, DL, Sr.

Ben Cobb, Chantilly, LB, Senior

Milan Collins, Bishop McNamara, QB, Senior

Jordan Davis, Friendship Collegiate, DL, Sr.

Sean Davis, Maret, DB, Sr.

Dondre Echols, Potomac (Md.), DB, Sr.

Michael Flack, Whitman, WR, Sr.

Kendall Fuller, Good Counsel, WR, Jr.

Jalen Gee, Frederick, WR, Senior

Simba Gwashavanhu, Gaithersburg, WR, Sr.

Jonathan Haden, Archbishop Carroll, RB, So.

Dashawn Hand, Woodbridge, DL, So.

Isaiah Hayes, Friendship Collegiate, RB, Sr.

Stephan Houston , Clarksburg, LB, Sr.

Harrison Jackson, Loudoun Valley, WR, Senior

Jaylen Johnson, Bowie, WR, Sr.

Jaylen Johnson, St. John’s (D.C.), DB, Sr.

Kevin Jones, Bullis, RB, Sr.

E.J. Levenberry, Hylton, LB, Junior

Jackson Matteo, Broad Run, OL, Sr.

Josh McPhearson, DeMatha, DB, Sr.

Derrick Nelson, Archbishop Carroll, OL, Sr.

Elijah Norris, Archbishop Carroll, WR/DB, Sr.

Daniel Nwosu, DuVal, TE, Senior

Ben Onett, St. John’s (D.C.), QB/DB, Sr.

Sterling Parks, Riverdale Baptist, WR, Sr.

Darius Parson, Woodbridge, RB/LB, Sr.

Devon Paye, Hammond, RB, Sr.

Tanner Quigley, Lake Braddock, WR, Senior

Doug Randolph, Woodberry Forest, LB, Junior

Joe Riddle, Linganore, RB/DB, Sr.

Alex Robinson, Bowie, DL, Sr.

Jeff Schaffer, Walt Whitman, OL, Sr.

Doug Sponyoe, Thomas Johnson, RB, Sr.

Daquan Steward, Mountain View, DB, Senior

Jalen Tabor, Friendship Collegiate DB, Jr.

Monte Taylor , C.H. Flowers, TE/WR, Sr.

Tyrone Temoney, Eleanor Roosevelt, WR/DB, Sr.

Ian Thomas, Franklin, WR, Sr.

Joshua Thorne, Potomac, LB, Sr.

Raamah Vaughn, River Hill, QB, Sr.

Darius Victor, Northwestern, RB, Sr.

Nyema Washington, Suitland, QB

Aaron Wells, River Hill, RB, Sr.

Devin Williams , St. John’s (D.C.), LB, So.

DeJon Wilson, H.D. Woodson, DL, Sr.

Cody Young, Friendship Collegiate, DL, Jr.