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NORTHEASTERN FOOTBALL REPORT: FIVE FRESHMEN ON THE MAP

It’s never too early to look at the youngest class in high school when it comes to recruiting. Here are five players to keep an eye on in the future.  If you know of any freshmen that should be featured in the future, email us at [email protected] (Click names for highlight videos)

Rahshaun Smith – 6’3”/220 LBS –Defensive End –  Calvert Hall (MD)

Offers: Boston College, UConn, Maryland, Penn State, Rutgers, Tennessee, Youngstown State

Smith burst on the scene with a very productive year as a freshmen. Physically, he’s already advanced beyond his years,  measuring at 6’3”, 220 pounds.  He already has offers from schools from the ACC/BIG12/SEC.  Smith will be a dominant force at defensive end for the next three years.  He’s given credit to Next Level Nation, an organization out of Maryland, for helping him develop as a player.

 

Sonny Abramson – 6’2”/180 LBS – Quarterback – Pope John XXII (NJ)

Offers: Rutgers

Abramson threw for 2,137 yards and 20 touchdowns as a freshman for Pope John XXII during the 2012 season.  Abramson is one of those quarterbacks that you see and just know that he has the “it” factor.  He has a strong arm and shows very nice touch on the ball.  Judging from his film, he can make all of the throws.  Upper Hand’s Matt Alkire first put me on to him earlier this year and I have to agree with his assessment that this kid will be “big time” by the time he is a senior, if not before then.

 

Lorenzo Harrison – 5’8”/185 – Running Back – DeMatha (MD)

Harrison ran the ball 74 times for 667 yards and 6 touchdowns as a freshman.  Dematha is loaded at the running back position, so for Harrison to get a good amount of carries should tell you what they think of him as a player.  Simply put, he is very explosive and can accelerate in a hurry once the ball is in his hands.  He’s still young ,so probably will get bigger and stronger in the upcoming years.   However, the vision, speed, and quickness are already there and that’s an excellent start for Harrison.

 

Kobay White -6’0”, 175 LBS – Wide Receiver – Bishop McDevitt (PA)

White may be the most under the radar player on this list due to the fact that McDevitt typically does not let it’s players go out on the camp circuit.  But make no mistake about it, White has a tremendous upside.  The scary thing about it is that White’s actual calling may be in track and field, where he is considered one of the best in the state already as a freshman.  He has the physical tools, speed, and work ethic to become one of the best receivers in the Northeast.  White had 25 catches for 557 yards and 5 touchdowns (22.7 yards per catch).  That’s not a bad output considering that McDevitt likes to spread the ball around.

Steven Smothers  -5’10”/160 LBS – Wide Receiver/Athlete – Franklin High School (MD)

Offers: Virginia, Florida State, Marshall, and Rutgers

Where to start? “Optimus Prime”, a nickname that was given to him because he turns into a machine on the field, is probably the smoothest looking freshman I’ve seen in a long time.  He came into his freshman year as a Pop Warner football legend and did not disappoint on the field.  He totaled almost 1,000 yards of offense and 13 touchdowns during the 2012 season.  Smothers is deadly in the return game because of his instinctive ability to exploit any openings the defense gives him.  The kid already has natural ability and can do whatever he wants offensively on the football field.  Smothers has a very bright future ahead of him.

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