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Watkins Mill WR Daniel Upson drawing recruiters

Recruiters have been all over northern Montgomery County the past few years, picking through the plentiful Division I football talent at schools like Quince Orchard, Seneca Valley, Northwest and Gaithersburg. But one school in the middle of all those others hasn't gotten many looks.

A few recruiters, though, will be making their way over to Watkins Mill if Daniel Upson continues his standout play. The 6-foot-3, 200-pound wide receiver is a big reason why the Wolverines are 2-0 for the first time in more than a decade, following their 28-21 double-overtime victory over Blake last Friday.

Upson has caught three touchdowns and intercepted two passes in the first two games and has been the elite player Watkins Mill has needed for so long to serve as a spark to the rest of the program.

"We knew he'd be good," Wolverines Coach Joe Rydzewski said, "but even I'm surprised. He's just on another level this year."

Maryland assistant Dave Sollazzo was at the school last spring and Upson attended a camp at College Park last summer. An offer didn't come, but the Terps are still monitoring Upson, as are West Virginia, and FCS programs, Rhode Island and Towson. Rydzewski said each school has asked to see some game film of Upson's senior season before extending an offer.

"You know how it goes," Rydzewski said. "No one wants to be the first one to offer you, but once you get one offer, everyone else gets involved."

By Alan Goldenbach  | September 15, 2010; 11:14 AM ET
Categories:  Daniel Upson, Football, Montgomery County, Watkins Mill  
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