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Monday, October 14, 2013
B1G high school performers

By Tom VanHaaren and Brad Bournival

Here are this week's top performances from Big Ten commits and targets:

Illinois

Mike Dudek: Seven receptions, 97 yards, one touchdown, 103 kick return yards and a touchdown in a 40-25 win over Waubonise Valley.

Julian Hylton: The Lincoln-Way North (Ill.) athlete had 117 yards on 18 carries and one touchdown in a 43-38 loss to Lincoln-Way West.

Indiana

Nick Carovillano: The Indiana commit and Cincinnati St. Xavier defensive end had seven tackles and two sacks in a 24-16 win over Cincinnati La Salle.

Alexander Diamont: The Hoosiers pledge and Los Angeles Venice quarterback threw for two touchdowns and ran for another one in a 49-0 win over Los Angeles Hamilton.

Iowa

Chris James: The Iowa commit and Niles (Ill.) Notre Dame running back rushed for 253 yards and five touchdowns on 30 carries in a 45-35 win over Marist (Ill.).

Omar Truitt: The Hawkeyes pledge and Washington D.C. St. John’s College cornerback had two interceptions in a 31-6 win over Olney (Md.) Good Counsel.

Michigan

Wilton Speight: The quarterback commit led Collegiate (Va.) School completing 16 of 28 for 275 yards and two touchdowns. Speight also had eight carries for 35 yards and one touchdown.

Freddy Canteen: Eastern Christian Academy’s (Md.) receiver had five receptions for 139 yards and two touchdowns.

Michigan State

Vayante Copeland: The Thurgood Marshall (Ohio) athlete had four receptions for 35 yards in a 41-12 loss.

Enoch Smith Jr.: In a 55-0 game, the Mount Carmel (Ill.) defensive lineman only played in the first half. He still recorded one sack and five tackles in the win.

Minnesota

Jeff Jones: The Washburn (Minn.) high running back continued his unreal season with five touchdown runs in a 41-7 game. Jones has 34 touchdowns on the season.

Dimonic McKinzy: 20 of 38 passing, 369 yards, three touchdowns, one interception, two rushing touchdowns.

Nebraska

Larenzo Stewart: Nebraska’s running back commit had 191 yards rushing and 53 yards receiving with three touchdowns for Klein Oak (Texas). Despite his effort, his team lost 31-29.

Monte Harrison: The Lee’s Summit West (Mo.) receiver had three touchdowns in a 49-13 win over Raymore-Peculiar.

Northwestern

Justin Jackson: The Glenbard North (Ill.) running back carried the ball 42 times for 405 yards and five touchdowns in a 40-34 win over Naperville Central.

Dareian Watkins: Watkins had 71 yards rushing and 99 yards passing with one rushing touchdown for Galion (Ohio), but his team lost 14-13 in overtime.

Ohio State

Parris Campbell Jr.: The Ohio State commit and Akron (Ohio) St. Vincent-St. Mary athlete rushed for 203 yards and three touchdowns in a 41-12 win over Dayton (Ohio) Thurgood Marshall.

Lonnie Johnson: The Buckeyes pledge and Gary (Ind.) West Side wide receiver made five receptions for 152 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for another score in an 82-20 win over Gary Wallace.

Penn State

Michael O’Connor: The Penn State commit and Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy quarterback threw for three touchdowns in a 49-3 win over Lake Minneola (Fla.).

Daquan Worley: The Nittany Lions pledge and Coatesville (Pa.) athlete ran for 106 yards and two scores on seven carries in a 56-7 win over Kennett Square (Pa.).

Purdue

David Blough: The Purdue commit and Carrollton (Texas) Creekview quarterback had 118 yards offense and scored three touchdowns in a 31-0 win over Forney (Texas).

Shaq Vann: The Boilermakers target and South Bend (Ind.) John Adams running back rushed for 251 yards and four scores and added 56 yards receiving in a 45-21 win over Elkhart (Ind).

Wisconsin

D.J. Gillins: The Wisconsin commit and Jacksonville (Fla.) Ribault quarterback was 16-of-24 for 180 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for another score in a 20-9 win over Yulee (Fla).

Ula Tolutau: The Badgers pledge and Salt Lake City East running back scored three touchdowns in a 55-13 win over Clearfield (Utah).