Chesapeake Player Recap: South - Part 2

The Chesapeake Bowl recently held its inaugural game with the South Team coming away with a 30-27 comeback victory over the North Team. Most would agree that the talent on the field and the coaching on the sidelines made this event a rousing success.

Scout.com takes a detailed look at each player on both rosters and reviews their performances during the week from practices and the game itself. We continue the performance reviews for the South Team (consisting of players from MD, VA, DC and WV).

QB Kevin Hogan, Gonzaga (DC) – The Stanford commit is physically impressive. He has good size and moves around the pocket well. He can throw for touch but can also chuck a bullet deep downfield. He stands in the pocket and will give his receivers a chance to get open. In the game Hogan had 92 yards passing including a 51 yarder.

WR Ryan Burbrink, DeMatha (MD) – Burbrink is always a fan favorite. He is tough as nails and is always underestimated with his ability. When you think of Burbrink think Wes Welker. Burbrink catches everything he gets his hands on. He has good speed and is hard to tackle. He is quick footed and elusive. He is a talented returner as well. He isn't afraid of being hit. Burbrink had a big 36 yard catch. He also had 2 kick returns of 20 and 33 yards. He had 3 punt returns for a 17 yard average.

DB Ronny Vandyke, South County (VA) – The Virginia Tech commit is much bigger in person than expected. He is about 6'4" and 200 pounds and has a muscular upper body. He can cover a lot of ground. He is an intimidating figure in the defensive secondary. He will need to add strength in his lower body but he is a talented big athlete. He may see himself move closer to the line of scrimmage in college growing into a linebacker because his frame can handle a lot more weight. In the game Vandyke had 2 tackles, a tackle for loss and a quarterback hurry.

RB Jacob Siwicki, DeMatha (MD) – Siwicki is a big bodied tailback that is about power and forward lean. He has good lateral movement for a big back (6'/215). He has excellent hands out of the backfield and is good on screens and one on one with a backer. He doesn't go down on the first hit…ever. He has good speed and reads his blocks well. He is also a very good, physical blocker. Because of his size and lack of size of some other tailbacks, Siwicki was used as fullback a lot. In the game Siwicki was used more as a blocking back which he did very well. He did have one rush for 2 yards.

DB Keron Costen, Meade (MD) – Costen was one of the most impressive players at the game. He is a strong, muscular defensive back. He is super aggressive and comes right at you. He is a mauler in run support. He has the mentality of a safety but the athleticism of a cornerback. He came with a major chip on his shoulder because he was misused in high school and has been overlooked by colleges. He really stepped up his game and had a great week. In the game he was matched up with one of the best athletes from the North in Desimon Green. It was a great battle. Costen had 4 tackles, 2 passes broken up and an interception.

RB Malcolm Crockett, Friendship Collegiate (DC) – The Cincinnati commit has very quick feet and can change direction in a hurry. He has all the physical tools to be very successful in college. He can take it the distance or grind it out for the tough yards. He had a 34 yard touchdown reception in the game but missed on a couple other opportunities because of some miscues holding onto the ball.

DB Dominic Harden, McKinley Tech (DC) – Harden has a great body for safety and is one of the faster players on the team. He has a lot of potential but his aggressiveness gets him out of position sometimes. That being said he has a lot to offer a college that can continue to take his potential and develop it. He has the athleticism to be special. In the game, Harden had 2 tackles.

RB Crusoe Gongbay, Rockville (MD) – Gongbay looks like a stud and plays like one too. He has good size, speed and strength. He pounds it forward but can bust out and break one anytime. He has good open field moves and is durable. It was a loaded backfield for the South team but Gongbay is one that stood out. Gongbay had 2 rushes for 20 yards.

RB Marlowe Wood, Riverdale Baptist (MD) – Wood came in with the ability to play several positions. He is a great athlete with good speed and is an elusive runner. He has good hands as well. He can play defensive back or wide receiver but settled in at running back. He had one reception for 5 yards.

DB Nicholas Law, Bishop McNamara (MD) – The Iowa commit had a great week. He is a premier safety and knows how to dominate at the position. He is very quick to react to the run and looks to lay the wood when he gets to the ball carrier. He is good in coverage and covers a lot of ground in a hurry. He has excellent size now but will get even bigger in college and will be a beast. Law had 7 tackles in the game.


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