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With the help of city-leagues football coaches, the Daily News for the
25th year is publishing a list of senior players deserving of attention from Division I
Those players with expanded information following their name are considered I-A prospects. Those in the "others" category are more likely better fits for I-AA (*indicates Ivy League academic credentials.
Many of these players perhaps would be better served by setting their sights a notch below where they're listed, but that's for recruiters and/or the players to decide.
The comments are based on personal observations and coaches' insights.
--- Ted Silary
All players listed by current position.
The Best: None.
Others: *Bruce Pohlot, La Salle, 6-3, 265, also DT; Tom Sugden, Roman, 6-4, 300; David Eshun, Edison, 6-3, 270 (was mistakenly omitted from list in DN.).
The Best: None.
Others: *Roger Syracuse, Episcopal, 6-2, 240, also DT; Dominic Bland, Gratz, 6-2, 270.
The Best: Ed McDuffie, Neumann, 6-4, 310, also DT, tiger in tank, large but mobile, tremendous run-blocker, goal-oriented, numerous contacts; *Justin Faust, Carroll, 6-4, 245, very long arms, best days ahead, purposeful, still growing, shades of Harry Swayne (Dougherty, Rutgers, long NFL career); Dorian Brewer, Germantown, 6-4, 365 (at least), also DT, possible C-G, could be gem when body is redefined, guys stay blocked, eager to do well.
Others: Sirag Shifa, Southern, 6-7, 280, also DT; Richard Mink, Bartram, 6-5, 255, also DT; Ronald Blue, Dobbins, 6-5, 300, also DT; Mike Cannon, West Catholic, 6-3, 255; Darryl Watson, West Phila., 6-1, 290, also LB, possible C-G.
The Best: Chaz Scott, Carroll, 6-foot, 170, also RB-DB, projected WR, naturally strong with soft hands, flashy/brassy, brother