Ohio State Recruiting: Prep Report
By Tony Gerdeman
The Buckeye commits were on the field again this past weekend, and a few of them were, not surprisingly, highly successful.
Quarterback Stephen Collier continues to light up Georgia high school football, while defensive end Dylan Thompson is on a quest for the Illinois state record for sacks (27). Those are just the headlines, however, as there's much more going on than just that.
Noah Brown, WR (Pope John XXIII, Sparta, NJ
Brown and Pope John get their season underway this Thursday night at Randolph.
Curtis Samuel, ATH (Erasmus Hall, Brooklyn, NY)
Erasmus Hall started their season with a 21-7 win over Tottenville. It was a quiet game for Samuel, who caught two passes for 31 yards and carried it nine times for 38 yards.
Malik Hooker, ATH (New Castle, New Castle, PA)
New Castle (1-1) got their first victory of the year with a 47-12 win over Riverside. No stats were available. Hooker did have three rushing touchdowns and a punt return touchdown called back. He also recorded an interception.
[Season Stats (not yet updated with week two numbers): 6 rec 36 yards 1 TD | 6 carries for 9 yards]
Demetrius Knox, OL (All Saints, Fort Worth, TX)
All Saints Episcopal (2-0) got another blowout win with a 64-7 win over Ft. Worth Carter-Riverside. Knox helped lead the way for 425 yards of total offense and eight offensive touchdowns in the victory.
Jamarco Jones, OL (De La Salle, Chicago, IL)
Jones is currently not playing as he is still recovering from shoulder surgery that took place in the offseason. However, De La Salle (2-0) still managed to come away with a 28-7 win over Hales Franciscan.
Terry McLaurin, WR (Cathedral, Indianapolis, IN)
Cathedral (1-2) got their first win of the season with a 50-40 shootout victory over St. Joseph. McLaurin finished with four carries for 31 yards and six catches for 79 yards. He also had a two-point conversion carry.
[Season Stats: 17 rec 363 yards 3 TDs | 10 carries for 71 yards | 5 KR for 93 yards | 2 PR for 33 yards]
Stephen Collier, QB (Lee County, Leesburg, VA)
Last week, Collier put up six touchdowns in a victory, and this week he added five more to his name in a 42-12 win over Albany, moving Lee County to 2-0. Collier threw for 321 yards (258 in the first half) on 18-26 passing with two touchdowns. He also rushed for 60 yards and three more scores.
[Season Stats: 26-39 for 514 yards, 6 TDs | 98 yards rushing, 5 TDs]
Jalyn Holmes, DE (Lake Taylor, Norfolk, VA)
Holmes and Lake Taylor (0-1) began their season with a 42-2 loss to Oscar Smith. Holmes recorded a sack, but was ejected from the game for an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty. He is likely to miss the next two games due to suspension.
Sean Nuernberger, K (Oldham County, Buckner, KY)
Nuernberger punted seven times for a 43.1-yard average in a 56-17 loss to Franklin County. Oldham County falls to 1-2 on the season. He hit both of his extra point attempts, as well as a 41-yard field goal. He had a 35-yard field goal attempt blocked, however.
[Season Stats: 16 punts for 626 yards (39.1 avg), 59 long | FG 2-4, 46 long | PAT 9-9]
Dante Booker, LB (SVSM, Akron, OH)
Booker finished with eight tackles and one tackle for loss in St. Vincent - St. Mary's (2-0) 35-20 win over Walsh Jesuit. Booker helped hold Garfield to just 74 rushing yards.
[Season Stats: 20 tackles and 4.5 tackles for loss]
Lonnie Johnson, ATH (West Side, Gary, IN)
West Side (0-3) fell 65-28 to Andrean one week after having to forfeit a home win for using unlicensed referees. Johnson finished with seven catches for 83 yards. He also had three kickoff returns for 112 yards with a long of 57 yards. He had four tackles and an interception on defense.
[Season Stats: 19 rec 275 yards 5 TDs | 3 carries 22 yards | 15 tackles |1 INT | 1 block | 5 KR 150 yards (30.0) | 1 PR 25 yards]
Kyle Berger, LB (St. Ignatius, Cleveland, OH)
Berger is out for the season with a torn ACL. St. Ignatius moved to 1-1 with a 26-6 win over Mentor.
Sam Hubbard, ATH (Moeller, Cincinnati, OH)
Moeller (2-0) got a 45-7 win over Park Hills Covington Catholic. Per Land Grant Holy Land, Hubbard finished with 11 tackles, three tackles for loss and a forced fumble.
[Season Stats: 18 tackles, 3 TFL, FF, 1 blocked XP]
Dylan Thompson, DL (Montini Catholic, Lombard, IL)
Montini Catholic (2-0) got a 34-6 win over East St. Louis. Thompson finished with three sacks.
[Season Stats: 10 tackles, four tackles for loss (not yet updated), five sacks]
Parris Campbell, ATH (SVSM, Akron, OH)
Campbell carried the ball 11 times for 49 yards and two touchdowns. He also returned a kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown, which proved to be an insurance score in SVSM's (2-0) 35-20 win over Walsh Jesuit.
[Season Stats: 15 carries 147 yards 3 TD | 4 rec 38 yards | PR TD | KR TD]
Kyle Trout, OL (Lancaster, Lancaster, OH)
Lancaster fell to 1-1 with a 41-0 loss to Lakota East. The Lancaster offense was stifled all game long.
Damon Webb, CB (Cass Tech, Detroit, MI)
Cass Tech (2-0), like Damon Webb, went untested in their 60-0 win over Detroit Northwestern.
Marcelys Jones, OL (Glenville, Cleveland, OH)
Glenville (1-1) got their first win of the season with a 15-14 victory over Solon that saw the Tarblooders block a last-second field goal attempt.
Eric Glover-Williams, 2015 ATH (McKinley, Canton, OH)
McKinley moved to 2-0 on the season with their second straight 35-0 win, this time against Sir Frederick Banting. Glover-Williams carried the football just twice, but scored on runs of 50 and 41 yards. He also completed 5-8 passes for 64 yards.
[Season Stats: 26 carries 236 yards 4 TDs | 9-14 passing for 130 yards 1 TD]
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