Monday, September 23, 2013
B1G high school performers
By Tom VanHaaren and Brad Bournival
There wasn't a ton of movement in terms of recruiting for The Big Ten, but there were plenty of big performances from the commits and targets over the weekend. Here is a look at some of the top performers.
Illinois Mike Dudek: Committed to Illinois, Dudek helped his team, Neuqua Valley (Ill.), to a 54-28 win over St. Charles East. Dudek had 335 all purpose yards, 5 receptions, 154 yards receiving and 4 touchdowns. He also had a 94-yard kick return for a touchdown in the win.
Julian Hylton: The Lincoln-Way North (Ill.) athlete had 106 rush yards and three touchdowns in a 41-14 win over Thornridge.
Indiana Michael Barwick: The Indiana commit and Cincinnati Country Day defensive tackle helped pitch a shutout in a 42-0 win over St. Bernard (Ohio) Elmwood-Place.
Coray Keel: The Hoosiers target and Snellville (Ga.) South Gwinnett wide receiver registered seven receptions for 135 yards and a touchdown in a 21-14 loss to Snellville Shiloh.
Iowa Matt Nelson: The Iowa commit and Cedar Rapids (Iowa) Xavier defensive end helped hold Dubuque (Iowa) Wahlert to 59 total yards of offense and minus-7 yards rushing in a 38-0 win.
Ben Niemann: The Hawkeyes pledge and Sycamore (Ill.) athlete had 112 receiving yards and a touchdown in a 19-0 win over Geneseo (Ill.).
Michigan Brian Cole: The Saginaw Heritage (Mich.) athlete had 17 carries, 191 yards and four touchdowns in his game on Friday. Cole is not committed, but is a big target for plenty of Big Ten teams, including Michigan.
Shaun Crawford: The 2015 commitment helped St. Edward (Ohio) with an incredible performance. Crawford had nine carries for 124 yards with two touchdowns on the ground. He also had three receptions for 28 yards, one punt return for 63-yards and a touchdown, which all totaled to 240 all-purpose-yards for the day.
Michigan State Matt Morrissey: The Michigan State commit helped Stevenson (Ill.) with four receptions, 69 yards and one touchdown in a 49-3 win over Libertyville.
Chris James: The Spartans’ running back target had 16 carries, 97 yards and one touchdown on the ground. He also had four receptions, 45 yards and one touchdown in a 35-0 win.
Minnesota Jeff Jones: Jones and Washburn (Minn.) were held in check compared to the previous weeks. He still had 17 rush yards, 63 receiving yards and one touchdown, which now gives him 17 total touchdowns on the season. Washburn lost 47-25 to St. Paul Central.
Kendrick Holland: The Gophers’ target had seven receptions, 171 yards and two total touchdowns for Winter Haven (Fla.) in a 28-0 win over Orlando Evans.
Nebraska Monte Harrison: The Cornhuskers commit had 15 receptions, 192 yards, one receiving touchdown and two rushing TD’s for Lee’s Summit (Mo.).
Brandon Powell: The running back target from Deerfield Beach (Fla.) had 71 yards rushing, one touchdown, one interception returned 53 yards and a pass break up on a two point conversion in a 47-31 win over Douglas.
Northwestern Dareian Watkins: The Galion (Ohio) athlete had 219 yards rushing with five touchdowns in his game. An incredible performance for the Northwestern commit.
Clayton Thorson: The ESPN 300 commit went 21-36, 265 yards passing, 59 rush yards and one touchdown to help Wheaton North (Ill.) win 31-13 over Naperville North.
Ohio State Dante Booker: The Ohio State pledge and Akron (Ohio) St. Vincent-St. Mary outside linebacker recorded nine tackles, a sack and a fumble recovery in a 25-0 win over Youngstown (Ohio) Cardinal Mooney.
Eric Glover-Williams: The Buckeyes commit and Canton (Ohio) McKinley athlete rushed for 189 yards and three touchdowns on 19 carries and logged 103 yards passing and two more scores in a 35-28 win over North Canton (Ohio) Hoover.
Penn State Daquan Worley: The Penn State pledge and Coatesville (Pa.) athlete rushed for 124 yards on eight carries and scored a touchdown in a 42-13 win over West Grove (Pa.) Avon Grove.
Thomas Holley: The Nittany Lions target and Brooklyn (N.Y.) Lincoln defensive tackle helped hold Staten Island (N.Y.) Tottenville to 45 yards total rushing in a 26-7 victory.
Purdue Trae Hart: The Boilermakers pledge and Dallas First Baptist wide receiver caught a 63-yard touchdown and took two punt returns back for scores in a 70-0 win over Fort Worth (Texas) Lake Country.
Shaq Vann: The Purdue target and South Bend (Ind.) John Adams running back rushed for 414 yards on 38 carries and scored five touchdowns in a 40-34 win over South Bend St. Joseph.
Wisconsin Taiwan Deal: The Badgers commit and Hyattsville (Md.) DeMatha Catholic running back ran for 131 yards and two scores in a 26-21 win over Washington D.C. St. John’s College.
Kai Locksley: The Wisconsin target and Baltimore Gilman quarterback rushed for 131 yards and totaled four touchdowns, including one as a receiver, in a 56-6 win over Washington D.C. Anacostia.