THE 2012 NORTHEAST FABULOUS FIFTY SUPER SELECT TEAM!
Super Scout Max Emfinger
The Super Elite Top Gun Camp in Middletown, Connecticut was going to be a great and exciting Football Camp in The Great Northeast and it was going to pit some of the greatest high school football players in the country against each other. The terrible economy put a damper on the Super Elite Top Gun Camp, but in the Pre-Camp buildup and preparation, I received a lot of valuable information and I did a lot of film evaluation on a lot of players on their junior highlight and game films. This info helped me to initially rate and rank many of the top high school football players in The Great Northeast area.
It was not easy to select The 2012 Northeast Offensive Player of the Year. Running Backs Derrick Green and David Williams were sensational on their highlight film and Wide Receiver Paul Harris was also incredible on his highlight film.
One player, however, really stood ou and he might be one of the best two-way players in the country and his name is Robert Foster. He is also one of the best kick return men in the country.
Robert Foster (6-3, 190, 4.33) of Monaca Central Valley, Pennsylvania is one of the top wide receivers in the country in this recruiting class, but he also is one of the top defensive players. On his sophomore highlight film, Foster returned a punt about sixty-yards for a touchdown, but the thing that was so impressive was that he reversed his field at least twice and then scored untouched.
As a 6-3 wide receiver, Foster is a miss-match to most cover cornerbacks, because of his height, but he is also a great miss-match with tremendous athletic skills. His speed is also unmatched by most cornerbacks in the country and he is so explosive, he can score on any play at any second in the game.
As a junior, Foster had 25 catches for 520-yards and seven touchdowns; while averaging 20.8 yards per catch. He also rushed for 406-yards on 45 carries for another three touchdowns; while averaging 9.02 yards per carry.
If you keep watching his highlight film, you will get to see Foster play defensive back and he is just as impressive in the secondary where he recorded sixty tackles and four interceptions. He also ran two kickoffs and two interceptions back for a touchdown.
Early in March, after his junior season, Foster already had offers from every major BCS school in the country, including Alabama, Florida, Florida State, Ohio State, Michigan, Illinois, Oregon, Notre Dame, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Tennessee, West Virginia, North Carolina, and Southern Cal.
There are not too many players I would rather have than Robert Foster.
There are also some pretty hard choices for The 2012 Northeast Defensive Player of the Year, including Cornerback Kendall Fuller; Linebackers, Alex Anzalone and E.J. Levenberry; and Defensive Lineman Kenny Bigelow. Out of all of these fabulous defensive players, Henry Poggi might be the most devastating and disruptive.
DT Henry Poggi (6-3, 265, 4.68) of Baltimore Gilman, Maryland is one of the most intriguing high school football players in the country. He is not that big for a defensive tackle. He plays defensive tackle on defense and tight end on offense and although he is not that big, in early March, Poggi had already received over 30 scholarship offers.
Poggi has an incredible work ethic and his motor is going at 110% on every single play on offense and defense. He also has amazing athleticism and he never comes off of the football field.
On his highlight film, Poggi used his great quickness and speed in getting away from would be blockers and getting either the quarterback sack or a tackle behind the line of scrimmage. In his first game as a junior, Poggi recorded three quarterback sacks.
With his great athletic ability, Poggi probably could play either tight end, defensive tackle, or defensive end at the next level, but he is so dominating on defense, he will play on that side of the football at the next level.
Poggi might be able to play both offense and defense, because he has huge hands and he can make the big catch that turns around a game. He is also a great blocker and with his work ethic, he is always looking for the second block downfield.
Some of those early scholarship offers for Poggi included BCS powerhouse teams like Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Tennessee, Michigan, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Penn State, Stanford, Ole Miss, Virginia, and West Virginia.
Poggi had already made visits to Michigan, Virginia, Alabama, and Tennessee and wanted to visit both Notre Dame and Stanford, but he gave an early verbal to te Michigan Wolverines.
“I really liked Coach Nick Saban and The Crimson Tide, but I also think that Coach Brady Hoke is getting ready to get Michigan back on top. I also really love the possibility of working with Coach Greg Mattison and so I decided to go ahead and commit to Michigan,” said Poggi.
Later, even after the Super Elite Top Gun Camp was cancelled, because of the bad economy, I decided to Select a NORTHEAST FABULOUS FIFTY SELECT TEAM and a NORTHEAST SUPER SLEEPER SELECT TEAM. I have evaluated every single player on both Select Teams at least once and in some cases, twice, on their junior game film and Highlight Film. There are some Super Surprises on both teams. The Northeast Super Sleeper Select Team will be released in a few days.
2012 NORTHEAST FABULOUS FIFTY SELECT TEAM
1980 MEARS ATH-QB Bucky Hodges, 6-5, 225, 4.5, Virginia Beach Salem, VA (VAT)
1980 MEARS ATH-QB Chavas Rawlings, 6-4, 190, 4.4, Monessen, PA (WVA)
1965 MEARS ATH-QB Boeing Brown, 6-4, 220, 4.6, Brookfield, CT
1970 MEARS QB Kevin Olsen, 6-3, 200, 4.6, Wayne Hills, NJ (MIA)
1966 MEARS QB Ryan Burns, 6-5, 218, 4.6, Ashburn Stone Bridge, VA (STAN)
1955 MEARS QB Tim Boyle, 6-3, 210, 4.8, Middletown Xavier, CT (BC)
2030 MEARS RB Derrick Green, 6-0, 215, 4.35, Richmond Hermitage, VA (FSU)
2000 MEARS RB David Williams, 6-0, 195, 4.36, Philadelphia West Catholic, PA
1950 MEARS RB Corey Clement, 5-11, 210, 4.45, Glassboro, NJ (PITT)
1976 MEARS AP Laray Smith, 6-1, 178, 4.33, Brooklyn Xaverian, NY
1965 MEARS AP Taquan Mizzell, 5-10, 185, 4.33, Virginia Beach Bayside, VA
1975 MEARS WR Anthony Averett, 6-1, 175, 4.4, Woodbury, NJ (ALA)
1966 MEARS WR Andre Levrone, 6-2, 198, 4.4, Olney Good Counsel, MD (UVA)
1965 MEARS WR Tyler Boyd, 6-1, 170, 4.33, Clairton, PA
2035 MEARS FLK Robert Foster, 6-3, 195, 4.33, Monaca Central Valley, PA
2010 MEARS FLK Paul Harris, 6-4, 190, 4.42, Upper Marlboro Douglas, MD
1985 MEARS FLK Andre Patton, 6-4, 190, 4.4, Wilmington Saint Elizabeth, DE
1956 MEARS TE Adam Breneman, 6-6, 230, 4.56, Camp Hill Cedar Cliff, PA (PSU)
1985 MEARS OT Patrick Kugler, 6-5, 295, 4.9, Wexford N Allegheny, PA (MICH)
1975 MEARS OT Dorian Johnson, 6-6, 285, 4.88, Belle Vernon, PA (PSU)
1955 MEARS OT Mike McGlinchey, 6-9, 295, 5.1, Philadelphia Charter, PA (ND)
1950 MEARS OT John Montelus, 6-5, 305, 5.1, Everett, MA (ND)
1950 MEARS OT Brendon Mahon, 6-5, 320, 5.2, Randolph, NJ (PSU)
1950 MEARS OT Marcell Lazard, 6-6, 293, 5.1, Bloomfield, NJ (WVA)
1985 MEARS OG Khalief Rodgers, 6-3, 300, 5.0, Elkton E. Christian, MD (USC)
1980 MEARS OG Na’ty Rodgers, 6-4, 285, 5.0, Pomfret McDonough, MD
1970 MEARS OG Derwin Gray, 6-4, 305, 5.0, Washington Friendship, DC (MARY)
1955 MEARS OG Dorian Miller, 6-2, 305, 5.0, Metuchen, NJ
1985 MEARS DE Dajaun Drennon, 6-4, 230, 4.56, Sickerville Timber Creek, NJ
1980 MEARS DE Jonathan Allen, 6-3, 225, 4.5, Stonebridge Auburn, VA (ALA)
1970 MEARS DE Marvin Gross, 6-4, 225, 4.56, Baltimore Dunbar, MD
1970 MEARS DE Tashawn Bower, 6-5, 245, 4.56, Somerville Immacula, NJ(AUB)
1966 MEARS DE Al-Quadin Muhammad, 6-4, 225, 4.56, Ramsey Bosco, NJ
1965 MEARS DE Garrett Sickels, 6-4, 240, 4.56, Little Silver Redbank, NJ (PSU)
1965 MEARS DE Wyatt Teller, 6-4, 265, 4.7, Bealeton Liberty, VA
1965 MEARS DE Ebunezer Ogundedko, 6-4, 245, 4.62, Brooklyn Jefferson, NY
2040 MEARS DT Henry Poggi, 6-3, 265, 4.68, Baltimore Gilman, MD (MICH)
2010 MEARS DT Kenny Bigelow, 6-3, 290, 4.8, Bear Red Lion Christian, DE (USC)
1980 MEARS DT Maurice Hurst Jr, 6-2, 305, 4.8, Westwood Xaverian, MA (MICH)
1975 MEARS DT Greg Webb, 6-3, 300, 4.9, Sickerville Timber Creek, NJ (PSU)
2030 MEARS OLB Alex Anzalone, 6-3, 225, 4.44, Wyomissing Area, PA (ND)
1960 MEARS OLB Dorian O’Daniel, 6-1, 220, 4.47, Olney Good Counsel, MD (CLEM)
1950 MEARS OLB Matt Rolin, 6-3, 220, 4.56, Ashburn Briar Woods, VA (SCAR)
2000 MEARS OLB E.J. Levenberry, 6-3, 235, 4.5, Woodbridge Hylton, VA (FSU)
1980 MEARS MLB Yannick Ngakoue, 6-3, 240, 4.5, Wash Friendship, DC (MARY)
1950 MEARS MLB Marcus Newby, 6-1, 220, 4.5, North Potomac Orchard, MD (NEB)
1950 MEARS MLB Micah Kiser, 6-1, 225, 4.56, Baltimore Gilman, MD (UVA)
2040 MEARS CB Kendall Fuller, 5-11, 190, 4.33, Olney Good Counsel, MD
1960 MEARS CB Eli Woodard, 6-1, 185, 4.4, Voorhees Eastern, NJ (OHST)
1960 MEARS CB Tre Bell, 5-11, 175, 4.35, Jersey City St Peters Prep, NJ (FLA)
1955 MEARS CB Tim Harris, 6-2, 180, 4.38, Virginia Beach Varina, VA (UVA)
1950 MEARS CB Kirk Garner, 5-11, 180, 4.4, Olney Good Counsel, MD (UVA)
1965 MEARS FS Nadir Barnwell, 5-11, 185, 4.4, Piscataway, NJ
1982 MEARS SS Brandon Bell, 6-2, 226, 4.48, May’s Landing Oakcrest, NJ (PSU)
1965 MEARS SS Buddy Brown, 6-3, 210, 4.47, Williamstown, NJ (TEM)