Whispers: Best of the DMV Showcase

SEVERN, Md. – Spalding High played host to Donnie Zimmerman's Best of the DMV Showcase May 17, and around 300 recruits attended. While many project at the Division I-AA level, there were several FBS caliber recruits who showed out, including several who have Maryland interest.

SEVERN, Md. – Spalding High played host to Donnie Zimmerman's Best of the DMV Showcase May 17, and around 300 recruits attended. While many project at the Division I-AA level, there were several FBS caliber recruits who showed out, including several who have Maryland interest.

Here's what they had to say:

Scottie Washington, WR, St. John's (Washington, D.C.): I have four offers now from UConn, Toledo, Wake Forest and Nebraska. … Nebraska was really exciting. I was in the middle of workouts and my coach pulled me out to tell me about it. It was awesome as that's a great program with a lot of tradition … UConn, their head coach offered me at their junior day and that meant a lot. I really like UConn because they've been on me and have developed a relationship with me. Their coaches are great and I really liked it up there. I'd say they're the leader right now…. Wake Forest saw me workout and offered me after that. I don't know much about them other than it's an ACC school and a very good school… Toledo offered me after a workout and I have to find out more about them…. UConn is the only school I've visited so far, but I'm going to check out all the other schools that have offered me. I'm looking forward to seeing Nebraska and getting out there, and also down to Wake…. Indiana and Duke have been in touch and I'm interested in them. Duke is great academically and Indiana is another Big Ten school …Maryland still really hasn't said anything to me. They're kind of out of the picture now. They want me at tight end, but I see myself as a receiver. I'm not really planning to go to their camp right now.

Kareem McDonald, LB, Wilson (Washington, D.C.): I have six offers now from UNC Charlotte, ODU, Stony Brook, Central Connecticut, Toledo and one more… Boston College, Illinois, Maryland and Penn State have been in touch … I'm going to Boston College's camp, Penn State's camp and Maryland's camp so far…. Coach [Mike] Locksley came by the school and we've talked online and stuff. He said if I come to camp and do well the offer should be there. So I'm looking forward to that. … I'm really hoping the Terps offer. It's a school that's in my top three with BC and PSU. It's the hometown program, the coaches show me a lot of love, I know a lot of guys there and it's a great school. If they offered I'd really think about taking [the scholarship]…. Boston College could be close to offering. Their coaches really like me, and they said they could be offering at the camp. They said I have a chance to play early there. … Of the schools that have offered me, I like ODU and Toledo. They're both DI schools and they stand out.

Jordan Fisher, LB, Loudoun County (Leesburg, Va.): I have offers from Toledo, Marshall, Bucknell, Fordham, Coastal Carolina, Albany. … Pitt, Wake Forest, UVA, Maryland, Boston College and a few others are showing interest… Maryland invited me to their camp and have been in touch some. Coach [Lyndon] Johnson has been through the school and I've talked to him online before… I do like Maryland. Growing up I lived in Largo and that's close to College Park. If I went there my family could come to all my games… I've been to Pitt and Wake Forest so far, and I really liked Wake … I'm going to camps at UNC, Wake, Pitt, Maryland, Boston College, ODU and I'm visiting all the schools that offered me. I don't really have any favorites yet. I want to take some visits and talk more to these coaches then I'll start narrowing it down.

Brandon Battle, QB, North Point (Waldorf, Md.): I have offers from JMU, Toledo, NC Central and Hampton. Those all came in during the open period. I am interested in them, but I'm keeping my options open and seeing what else comes in… I've had contact with Wake Forest, Northwestern, UVA – a lot of schools came down to see me throw… Coach [Mike] Locksley didn't see me throw, but he did come by the school. He wants me to come to camp, throw there and just evaluate me based off of that… I like Maryland. It's close to home, I like the direction of the program and their coaches are great. They came down to our school, too, and showed us some love…I'll be at Maryland's camp June 7, and after that I'll try to get to North Carolina, Virginia, Toledo and a few others… All my looks are for quarterback. I don't really play defensive back or another position.

David Rose, CB, Potomac (Oxon Hill, Md.): I picked up offers from Albany, Stony Brook, Costal Carolina, Towson, Fordham and Morgan State. I have interest from Maryland, Penn State, Clemson, Temple, New Mexico, Illinois, Wake Forest, Pittsburgh, Kentucky, Old Dominion and Army… Maryland is saying they like me and want me to come to camp. Coach [Mike] Locksley was saying I was one of the top guys on his board and he just wants to see me perform and I could get the offer after that. … If Maryland offered that would be great. You know, they're recruiting one of my teammates, Keiron Howard, and we've talked about the Terps. I really like it up there; it's the hometown school and it's close to where I live. I've been up there and it's great … I'd love to hear more from some Florida schools. I'm going to be checking out a few this summer… I'm going to Pitt, Ohio State, Clemson, Maryland, Cincinnati, Florida, Miami, Toledo, Tennessee and a couple others with my team this summer… I've already visited PSU, ODU and Maryland so far.

Damian Dozier, DL, Virginia Episcopal (Lynchburg, Va.): I have a lot of contact with Cincinnati, Virginia Tech and UVA. Clemson is also in touch, Maryland is in touch, and then a lot of I-AAs. ... I'd like to hear more from some southern schools since I'm from North Carolina and just board at Virginia Episcopal… I would like to hear more from Maryland. They've been talking to my coach about me. I like their program, I think their coach is cool and It's definitely a school I want to check out…. I've visited UVA, Clemson and Va Tech so far, and all of those were great. I really like Clemson and the tradition there, and I loved the coaches at Va Tech and UVA … I'm going to camps at Va Tech, Clemson, UVA and Wake Forest. I'll go to Maryland's camp if they get more involved.

Dage Davis, CB, Georgetown Prep (North Bethesda, Md.): No offers but Fordham, Maryland, Richmond, JMU and some other I-AAs have been in touch…. Maryland wants me to come to camp and perform at corner. I went there last year and did well at running back, but I don't really have film at corner so I'm trying to show them what I can do there… If Maryland offered it would be huge. It's close to home, I've been here my whole life and I am a Terps fan. I'd definitely love a Maryland offer… I'm going to other camps at Rutgers, Villanova, Boston College, Duke, Virginia and Virginia Tech.

Emmanuel Morris, WR, Williamsport (Md.): Toledo, Towson, Ohio and a few other schools are looking at me. Maryland came through too and Coach [Greg] Studrawa told my coach he was keeping an eye on me… I'm going to Maryland's camp, Toledo's camp and Howard's camp…. I'd love to hear more from Maryland, definitely. It's close to home, I see them play on TV all the time and I think it's a really good school. I'd probably commit there if they offered me.

Chase Brown, OL, Briar Woods (Ashburn, Va.): Still no offers yet but it's picking up. I have Marshall looking at me now, UConn, JMU, Rutgers, Maryland and some I-AAs. A lot of schools are telling me they want to see me work out and I could get offers after that… I'm going to Maryland's camp June 1, Rutgers June 7 and JMU June 13… Maryland came by the school last week; Coach [Lyndon] Johnson came through. That was the first time I'd seen him there. He told my coach they wanted to see me at camp and they liked me, so I'll definitely be going up there. I like Maryland since it's close to home and it's a big program.

Ish Seisay, CB/QB, St. Stephen's & St. Agnes (Alexandria, Va.): I have offers from Army and Navy so far. Army offered for DB and Navy said quarterback. I like both those programs and thought it was cool they offered. I have to think about the whole military thing, but both are definitely options for me … A lot of schools are in touch from the I-AA level, but I'm going to some FBS camps to see if I can get on [those schools'] radars. … I'm going to Maryland June 1 for their camp. Coach [Lyndon] Johnson came by the school and he invited me up. They're going to be looking at me at cornerback… If Maryland offered that would be crazy. It's the hometown school and I have a lot of love for the Terps.

Kyle Goddard, WR, St. Mary's Ryken (Leonardtown, Md.): I just got an offer from Buffalo and that was real exciting. They want me as a defensive back, and I'm going to go up there to check it out. … I also have offers from Nevada, Charlotte and Fordham… I visited Charlotte and it was beautiful, and I'm hoping to get up to Fordham and then head West with my dad to Nevada…. I'm looking to see San Diego State too since I'm very interested in them, and I'll probably get around to a bunch of schools for camps… Maryland hasn't said anything to me yet, but I'm going up there for the camp. I'm hoping they take a look at me. It's the hometown school, it's close and I like it a lot.

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