Gilman's Next Crop: Defense

Baltimore, MD -- With one class out, in comes the next. We take a look at the next crop of talented names who will lead Gilman's (Md) defense this fall.

They hold the 12th spot on's national team rankings. They housed and groomed elite play-makers from the likes of five-star Cyrus Jones and Darius Jennings. The Gilman Greyhounds of Baltimore, Md., are known for producing Division I student-athletes. And as they say goodbye to their 2012 class, they greet a new crop of talented playmakers. We introduce you to to the next to lead the Greyhounds' formidable defense.

Micah Kiser
Kiser, a 6-foot-2, 215-pound outside middle linebacker, led Gilman in tackles and was tied for second in interceptions with a total of five. He holds offers from Florida, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Maryland, Rutgers and Purdue, with interest from West Virginia, Miami, Michigan, Notre Dame and Stanford.

"He plays with incredible athletic IQ," said Gilman assistant coach Henry Russell. "Micah is a playmaker who steps up when his team needs him. He had a critical catch on fourth down during Gilman's comeback win in the championship game.

Miles Norris
Norris, a 6-foot-0, 205-pound two-sport athlete, is primarily a linebacker for the Greyhounds.

"Miles is a tough and physical linebacker who loves to come down hill," said Russell. "He is a sure tackler and was second on the Greyhounds in tackles in his junior year. Miles has good hands with five career interceptions. He also runs outdoor and indoor track for Gilman."

Norris has received interest from Maryland, Penn State, West Virginia, North Carolina State and North Carolina.

Wyatt Dickerson
Dickerson, a 6-foot-0, 190-pound athlete, had a strong junior season starting at strong safety for Gilman. A physical player who has good ball skills and speed, recorded four interceptions and a huge pass breakup in the Championship game that sealed the victory for the 10-1 Greyhounds.

"He has been on the Varsity since his freshman year, and has helped Gilman win two Championships in his three years," said Russell. "He is a leader in the secondary responsible for making coverage calls."

Dickerson has interest from Maryland, Rutgers, Navy, Vanderbilt and NC State.

Henry Poggi

Poggi, a 6-foot-4, 265-pounder, rarely comes out of the game for Gilman. Primarily a tight end, Poggi also starts as a defensive tackle.

"He has ten sacks from his three technique position as a junior," Russell added. "He plays with incredible passion and has a non-stop motor."

Poggi holds offers from over 20 BCS schools.

Melvin Keihn
Keihn, a 6-foot-3, 225-pounder, is a name to store in the memory bank. Born in Liberia, the 2014 defensive end, had 11 sacks as a sophomore this past season.

"He has developed a great passion for the game of football and has tremendous upside," Russell said. "He has tremendous strength and speed, and is a great team player."

Keihn has offers from Maryland, Virginia, Rutgers and interest from several schools including Alabama, Ohio State, West Virginia, Virginia Tech, Miami and Michigan.

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