After seven long months, college football finally returns to our lives tonight with 17 Football Bowl Subdivision games on the schedule.
Baltimore high school football fans will have plenty of players to track this season, with 96 local players on FBS rosters.
As part of The Sun’s college football preview, we decided to identify the best offensive and defensive players from this area – Anne Arundel County, Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Carroll County, Harford County and Howard County – on FBS teams.
This inaugural edition of The Sun’s 7-on-7 highlights the seven best offensive players and seven best defensive players (plus one defensive substitute).
Choosing the team was a pretty difficult process, especially on the defensive side of the ball. There are plenty of younger players from this area who seem primed to have big careers, most notably Wake Forest right tackle Hunter Goodwin (Gilman), Oklahoma defensive end Charles Tapper (City), Alabama cornerback Cyrus Jones (Gilman), Penn State cornerback Trevor Williams (Calvert Hall), Penn State cornerback Da’Quan Davis (Calvert Hall), Arkansas cornerback Carroll Washington (Edmondson), Virginia Tech cornerback Kendall Fuller (Baltimore native, Good Counsel grad) and several others.
This list, however, is focused mostly on veterans who have already accomplished plenty in college and appear to be continuing on that track this season.
Any questions about the list? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Click through the gallery for a look at each player.