2013 football recruiting
Green talks about his top 5, visits, and potential coaching changes (was done before Tennessee fired Dooley).
Mixed bag for our recruits still in playoff action tonight.
Channing Stribling and Matthews Butler edged East Forsyth 25-15 to advance to the Regional round (NC State Semifinals) where they will play Mallard Creek (Marquez North - 2013 top 10 WR).
Patrick Kugler and North Allegheny crushed Seneca Valley 47-17 to advance to the WPIAL Quad A Finals at Heinz Field next week against Woodland Hills.
Mike McCray and Trotwood Madison cruised over Turpin 42-14 to win their Regional Final and advance to the OH Division II State Semis. McCray had an INT.
Jaron Dukes and Marion Franklin's comeback attempt came up short in a 32-30 loss to New Albany & OSU commit Darron Lee. Lee intercepted a pass intended for Dukes with less than a minute left in the game. Dukes caught a 2pt conversion in the loss.
Ross Douglas and Avon lost 42-14 to Toledo Catholic Central (S Jayme Thompson (OSU commit), 2014 QB DeShone Kizer, TE Keith Towbridge (Louisville)) in a rematch from last year's playoffs. Douglas had a 20 yd TD run.
Michael Ferns (2014) and St. Clairsville won 37-29 over Johnstown to win their Regional Final and advance to the OH Division IV State Semis.
Chris Fox and Ponderosa are shooting themselves in the foot right now down 19-7 at the half with 3 lost fumbles, a punt blocked, and a punt snapped out of the end zone for a safety. Rough start.
EDIT: Fox's Ponderosa got upset last night 19-14 in a crazy finish. Tough loss for the kid.
#cspreps INSANITY! Ponderosa fumbles on 1st and goal from the 1, down by 5, with 53 seconds left. Mesa Ridge can take knees and win it. Wow!
Kid's been on campus so many times this isn't a big deal either way.
Deveon Smith with 17 carries for 311 yards and 3 TDs. Highlights include a sack on defense as well:
Highlights from Marlington (Dymonte Thomas #1) win over Poland. Not much of Dymonte except at end with tackle and FF where he blew up the RB:
Dymonte Thomas preview fluff with interview:
Interview with Gareon Conley after win over Buchtel:
Shane Morris and target Laquon Treadwell are playing together on the Midwest team in the Champion Gridiron Kings 7-on-7 Tournament this weekend. Pool play competition started today with the Tournament final Sunday at noon ET (stream live on ESPN3 and broadcast at 7pm ET on ESPNU).
EDIT #1: Tournament bracket is set: West vs. Southeast. Midwest vs. Southwest. Winners advance to final at 12pm ET (live on http://espn3.com)
EDIT #2: Midwest will play Southeast in final. In the semis, Midwest beat Southwest 20-14, and Southeast defeated West 26-20.
EDIT #3: Southeast defeats Midwest 47-19. Morris didn't have the same rhythm in 2nd half. If you watch the tape delay on ESPNU tonight on 7pm, I recommend turning it off at halftime.
The bad news: Midwest team has opened the tournament 1-2. Midwest lost their opener vs. the West 27-21 after Morris could not connect with Treadwell on a fade on 4th and goal. Midwest then lost their 2nd game vs. the Southeast 20-7. Midwest pulled out their first win in the final game of pool play with a Morris 65 yd TD pass in the final minute vs. the Southwest 20-14.
The good news: Reports have Shane and Laquon developing nice chemistry on the field.
It's been Shane Morris to LaQuon Treadwell all day for the Midwest team, best kind of recruiting pitch a QB can make to a WR...
Shane Morris/LaQuon Treadwell developing chemistry
Pool Play Standings
- Day 1 Top Performers (Both have Laquon Treadwell in top 10):
Summary from most recruiting sites: Laquon Treadwell and FSU WR Tony Stevens were the 2 best WRs. Best DBs were Vernon Hargreaves, Quin Blanding (2014), Leon McQuay, & Marcell Harris (3 of the 4 on the SE team). QBs were not standouts but Shane Morris best of the four. Other standouts were TE OJ Howard and LB Matthew Thomas.
Not much of a surprise, but reports today that Kendall Fuller has committed to Virginia Tech. He makes his announcement tomorrow.
VT alum Corey Moore:
Just got word from a very reliable source that Kendall Fuller will commit to Virginia Tech tmw!!! Yeeeeeessssss