Crab Bowl Has PSU Flavor

The Crab Bowl, Maryland's only statewide high school football all-star game, features top prospect from public and private schools throughout the state.

The Crab Bowl is the first statewide Maryland all-star game since 2005 and consists of 90 players split into two different regional teams. The DC regional team consists of players from Montgomery, Prince George's, Calvert, St. Mary's and Charles counties.

The Baltimore regional team is made up of players from Anne Arundel, Howard, Baltimore County, Baltimore City. Frederick, Washington, Allegany, Cecil, Harford, Carroll, Garrett and the Eastern Shore.

This year, Penn State has continued it's streak of pulling premier football talent from the Old Line State and has six prospects committed to the Class of 2006 who have been selected to the Crab Bowl. All will play on the DC team.

Among the PSU commitments selected to play are:

Devon Smith, 5-foot-7, 155 pounds, WR/RB
Darrell Givens, 6-1, 173 pounds, CB/WR
Malcolm Willis, 5-11, 210 pounds, S/RB
Derrick Thomas, 6-0, 177 pounds, DB/WR
Sean Stanley, 6-2, 235 pounds, DE
Brandon Felder, 6-3, 167 pounds, WR

Felder is currently listed as injured by the Crab Bowl.

Aside from committed players, the Nittany Lions are in pursuit of another Crab Bowl All-Star in Jelani Jenkins, a 6-foot-1, 210 pound, Scout five star linebacker, who has offers from other programs like Florida, Boston College, Stanford, Maryland, Notre Dame and Illinois.

At this stage it seems like the race for Jenkins could be down to Florida and Penn State. One advantage for PSU with the Crab Bowl event is that Jenkins will be playing with five other all-stars who could be his future teammates in Happy Valley, while Florida has no other commitments or prospects in the game.

The Crab Bowl is scheduled to take place at Johnny Unitas Stadium at Towson University on December 20th at 1 p.m.

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