Monday, October 28, 2013
Top Big Ten high school performers
By Tom VanHaaren and Brad Bournival
Here are this week's top high school performances from Big Ten commits and targets.
Illinois: Mike Dudek: The Fighting Illini quarterback commit had four receptions, 67 yards, two touchdowns for Neuqua Valley (Naperville, Ill.). He also had 57 yards rushing and a touchdown.
Julian Hylton: The Lincoln Way North (Frankfort, Ill.) running back had 14 rushing attempts, 245 yards and four touchdowns in a 42-6 win.
Indiana Alexander Diamont: The Indiana commit and Los Angeles Venice quarterback was 16-of-17 for 323 yards and threw three touchdown passes in a 34-7 win over St. Pacific (Calif.) Palisades. He had a rushing touchdown as well.
Darrin Hall Jr.: The Hoosiers target and Austintown (Ohio) Fitch running back ran for 148 yards and scored three touchdowns in a 41-20 win over Uniontown (Ohio) Lake.
Iowa Ben Niemann: The Iowa commit and Sycamore (Ill.) athlete caught four passes for 133 yards and scored two touchdowns in a 41-7 win over Yorkville (Ill.). He also returned a fumble for a touchdown.
DeMarkus Lodge: The Hawkeyes target and Cedar Hill (Texas) wide receiver caught three passes for 86 yards and scored two touchdowns in a 44-6 win over Arlington (Texas) Mansfield Timberview.
Michigan Chase Winovich: The linebacker commit had 246 yards rushing and four touchdowns for Thomas Jefferson (Jefferson, Pa.) this weekend.
Damien Harris: The 2015 commit had another huge game for Madison Southern (Berea, Ky.). Harris had eight carries for 191 yards and three touchdowns in his team's victory.
Michigan State Chris Durkin: The signal caller for Ursuline (Ohio) went 10-for-18 passing for 210 yards and one touchdown. He also had 77 yards on 24 carries with one touchdown in a 29-14 loss.
Miles Boykin: The 2015 wide receiver target had four receptions for 47 yards and four touchdowns for Providence Catholic (New Lenox, Ill.) this weekend.
Minnesota running back commit Jeff Jones continues to put up gaudy numbers, accounting for six total touchdowns this weekend.
Minnesota Jeff Jones: Jones (Minneapolis, Minn./Washburn) continued his ridiculous season with five more touchdowns and one passing touchdown. He also had an interception on defense to help his team to victory in overtime.
Dimonic McKinzy: The Gophers’ quarterback commit had an excellent night for Wyandotte (Kansas City, Kan.) despite his team’s loss. McKinzy was 30-for-49 passing with 436 yards and five touchdowns on the night.
Nebraska Monte Harrison: The Lee’s Summit West (Lee’s Summit, Mo.) receiver had two receiving touchdowns and a 60-yard punt return in a 61-10 win over Truman.
Luke Gifford: The defensive back commit plays both ways for Lincoln Southeast (Lincoln, Neb.) and had a big game this weekend. He had 84 yards rushing, with two rushing touchdowns and a passing touchdown.
Northwestern Clayton Thorson: The Wildcats commit was 17-for-30, 197 yards in a Wheaton North (Wheaton, Ill.) loss.
Dareian Watkins: The Galion (Galion, Ohio) high athlete had 33 yards rushing on 17 attempts on the ground. He was 6-of-10 passing for 45 yards and two touchdowns as well.
Ohio State Stephen Collier: The Ohio State commit and Leesburg (Ga.) Lee County quarterback was 18-of-26 for 328 yards and four touchdowns in a 44-7 win over Hamilton (Ga.) Harris County. He also rushed 14 times for 66 yards and another score.
Terry McLaurin: The Buckeyes pledge and Indianapolis Cathedral athlete rushed for 311 yards and four touchdowns on 18 carries in a 54-26 win over Indianapolis Decatur Central.
Penn State Andrew Dowell: The Penn State target and Lakewood (Ohio) St. Edward running back carried the ball 30 times for 200 yards and scored three touchdowns in a 45-42 win over Cincinnati Moeller.
Nick Scott: The Nittany Lions pledge and Fairfax (Va.) running back carried the ball six times for 163 yards and scored three touchdowns in a 51-22 win over Falls Church (Va.) Marshall. He also returned a punt for a score.
Purdue David Blough: The 2014 commit and Creekview (Carrolton, Texas) was 19-of-28 with 209 yards passing and three touchdowns in a loss.
Justin Tranquill: The Boilermakers target and Ft. Wayne (Ind.) Carroll running back ran for 254 yards and scored three touchdowns in a 49-7 win over Ft. Wayne Homestead. He also caught three passes for 82 yards.
Wisconsin D.J. Gillins: The Wisconsin commit and Jacksonville (Fla.) Ribault quarterback was 23-of-32 for 402 yards and three touchdowns and caught a touchdown pass in a 27-3 win over Jacksonville Paxon. He also rushed for 58 yards on four carries.
Ula Tolutau: The Badgers pledge and Salt Lake City East running back rushed for 263 yards and four touchdowns on 12 carries in a 51-14 win over Kearns (Utah).