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Posted at 8:36 PM ET, 01/11/2011

Northern Region standouts Darius Smith and Calvin Hollenhorst commit

By Paul Tenorio

South Lakes senior KR/PR Darius Smith gave a verbal commitment to Division I-AA power Appalachian State on Tuesday, according to Seahawks Coach Andy Hill.

Also, Stone Bridge defensive lineman Calvin Hollenhorst gave his verbal commitment to Coastal Carolina, Stone Bridge Coach Mickey Thompson said.

Smith was a standout on both sides of the ball for South Lakes. On offense he was a threat every time he touched the ball, registering 32 carries for 367 yards and two touchdowns, and 39 receptions for 478 yards and seven touchdowns. He was also the Seahawks' most outstanding and trusted defensive back, often locking down one side of the field, and was named honorable mention All-Met at the position.

Smith was most dangerous, however, as a kick and punt returner. After being kicked to just 16 times all season (nine on punts, seven on kicks), Smith took five of those back for touchdowns. He had four punt return scores and one kickoff return for South Lakes.

"Darius is a great kid with the ability to impact the game in all three phases," Hill said. "He's working hard and has a bright future as a Mountaineer."

Hollenhorst was a standout defensive lineman for the Bulldogs, who advanced to the state title game for the second consecutive year but fell to rival Phoebus, 36-17.

The 6-foot-3, 240-pound Hollenhorst was a force in the middle of the Stone Bridge defensive line that was among the most dangerous and effective in the metropolitan area. The Bulldogs allowed just 781 yards rushing all season, an average of 52 per game and just 1.8 yards per carry.

Hollenhorst, an honorable mention All-Met selection, was fifth on the team with 57 tackles and was tied for the team lead with 32 assists. He also had eight sacks, third on the team, and had one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and four pass knock downs.

By Paul Tenorio  | January 11, 2011; 8:36 PM ET
Categories:  Appalachian State, Coastal Carolina, South Lakes, Stone Bridge  
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