South Region: Stars of the South

South Region: Stars of the South

What an overwhelming response for the top athletes from last weekend's performances. This week showcases several kickers who made a huge difference and scored more than half of their team's points. Underclassmen are making a name for themselves as college coaches take notice. FoxSports/Scout presents top performers in 10 states for the weekend of September 17.


Alabama


Tyler Nero
Nose Tackle, 6-2, 275 lbs.
Escambia County

Nero (junior) made six tackles, two sacks, one tackle for a loss and four quarterback hurries in the 60-0 win over W.S. Neal. Coach Mark Heaton says of Nero, "Tyler dominated the line all night. Neal had 40 yards total offense."

Micah Moore
Defensive End, 6-2, 220 lbs.
Zac Wise
Running Back/Strong Safety, 5-11, 165 lbs.
Walnut Grove-West End

Moore (junior) had nine tackles, four solo, five sacks, five tackles for a loss and one fumble recovery in the big 36-7 region win against Sumiton Christian. West End coach Hayden Stockton, a member of the 1992 University of Alabama national championship team, says of Moore "One of the best defensive line performances I have ever seen." Wise (senior) rushed for 213 yards on 16 carries scoring three touchdowns. Stockton, "Great effort. (He) made 176 yards after contact."

Brett Burgess
Quarterback, 5-11, 165 lbs.
Centre-Cherokee County

Burgess (senior) rushed for 143 yards on 19 carries and scored five touchdowns of 3, 3, 18, 13 and 20 yards. He completed 10-of-14 pass attempts for 108 yards and an 11-yard touchdown in the offensive shootout.

Ameriol Finley
Athlete, 6-0, 185 lbs.
Spanish Fort

After sitting out the first three games due to eligibility conditions from his transfer, Finley (senior) came out with guns blazing. He rushed for 223 yards on 14 carries scoring five touchdowns of 28, 10, 27, 40 and 74 yards in a 48-21 win against Mary Montgomery. Finley completed seven-of-10 pass attempts for 97 yards. Finley is a commitment to South Alabama.

DeMorris Bledsoe
Running Back, 6-1, 210 lbs.
Sylacauga

Bledsoe (senior) just keeps putting up impressive performances each week and has already hit the 800-yard mark for the season. Bledsoe rushed for 221 yards in 16 carries with touchdowns of 50, 53, 70 and 5 yards in just two quarters. Coach Matt Griffith says of Bledsoe, "Great yards after contact, breakaway speed."

Rashad Cunningham
Wide Receiver, 6-4, 205 lbs.
Mobile-Davidson

Cunningham (senior) had seven catches for 88 yards and a touchdown in the hard fought 16-12 win against Blount. Cunningham is a commitment to the University of Kentucky.

Mason Drummond
Linebacker, 6-1, 195 lbs.
Jasper-Walker

Walker played two teeth-rattling opponents with Cullman and Hartselle back-to-back. While they came away with the win over Cullman they came up just short in the 10-7 loss to Hartselle, but Drummond (senior) had another "lights-out" game. He had 14 tackles and forced a fumble which adds to his 56 tackles in four games.

Ronald Stewart
Rinning Back, 5-8, 160 lbs.
Jameis Winston
Quarterback, 6-4, 190 lbs.
Hueytown

Stewart (senior) rushed for 177 yards on 30 carries scoring a touchdown in the important region win against McAdory 36-21. Winston (junior) completed nine-of-11 passes for 141 yards and rushed for 109 yards including a 59-yard score.

Brent Calloway
unning Back, Linebacker, 6-3, 225 lbs.
Russellville

The University of Alabama commitment rushed for 194 yards on 22 carries scoring touchdowns of 41, 15, and nine yards in the 35-14 win against East Limestone.

Joseph Pough
Athlete, 5-9, 180 lbs.
Mobile-LeFlore

Pough (senior) completed 30-of-40 pass attempts for 382 yards and four touchdowns. He rushed for a fifth touchdown in his team's 42-35 win over top-10 ranked St. Paul's.

Darius Powell
Quarterback, 5-11, 190 pounds
Kalif Koen
Running Back, 5-11 185 lbs.
Foley

Foley took it to the McGill-Toolen Yellow Jackets in a 35-7 victory. Powell (junior) completed eight-of-14 passes for 77 yards and a nine-yard touchdown. He rushed for 142 yards on 19 carries scoring four touchdowns of 1,5,6, and 23 yards. Koen (junior) rushed for 137 yards on 23 carries in the win.

Deon Waters
Athlete, 6-2, 185 lbs.
Sweet Water

Deon "Running" Waters (sophomore) was determined Friday night to knock top-ranked Linden off of their usual perch. Waters made a touchdown-saving tackle when he ran down Linden's star running back Kendarius Fritts after 60 yards on their own five-yard line. He also ran for a 65-yard touchdown to seal the deal and picked off a pass in the fourth quarter.

Erique Florence
Quarterback, 6-2, 185 lbs.
Valley

Valley put on a Tour de Force with their 40-0 win against Charles Henderson. Florence (senior) rushed for 218 yards on 19 carries scoring two touchdowns and completed seven-of-12 pass attempts for 88 yards and another score.

Arkansas


Brice Gahagans
Tailback, 5-9, 175 lbs.
Fayetteville

Gahagans, a sophomore, rushed for 210 yards and three touchdowns on 20 carries in Fayetteville's 51-28 win over Jonesboro. He had 150 yards and all three touchdowns on 15 carries in the first half.

Brandon Allen
Quarterback, 6-3, 215 lbs.
Fayetteville

The University of Arkansas commitment hit on 15-of-24 pass attempts for 214 yards and two touchdowns in the Purple Bulldogs route over Jonesboro.

Kiehl Frazier
Quarterback, 6-3, 215 lbs.
Shiloh Christian

The Auburn commitment ran for 261 yards and two touchdowns and completed 12-of-16 passes for 209 yards and four touchdowns as Shiloh Christian downed Greenwood 48-27 in a game televised by ESPNU.

Wesleigh Foster
Tailback, 5-11, 195 lbs.
Clarksville

Wesleigh Foster (senior) rushed for 164 yards rushing on 16 carries with his 9-yard TD run with 11 seconds winning the game 21-20 over Farmington.

Cordell Crisp
Quarterback, 6-0, 160 lbs.
Bald Knob

Just a sophomore, Crisp completed 20-of-38 passes for 348 yards and five touchdowns against Heber Springs.

Charlie McClendon Tailback, 5-11, 215 lbs.
Little Rock Parkview

The senior tailback rushed 15 times for 180 yards and three touchdowns and caught two passes for 94 yards and two more scores in the Patriots' 42-7 romp over Sylvan Hills.

Julius Jones
Running Back, 5-8, 185 lbs.
Fort Smith Southside

Jones (junior) ran for 221 yards and four touchdowns as the Rebels won at West Memphis 35-20. It was the Blue Devils' first home loss since 2006.

Neal Burcham
Quarterback, 6-3, 180 lbs.
Greenbrier

Likely the state's best junior quarterback and sure to be heavily recruited, Burcham completed 25-of-28 passes for 334 yards and three touchdowns to lead Greenbrier over Benton 34-20.

Hunter Winston
Tailback, 5-10, 190 lbs.
Greenbrier

Winston gave fellow junior Burcham a hand with seven catches for 144 yards and a touchdown and 15 carries for 82 yards and three more scores.

Ryan McDonald
Tailback, 5-11, 180 lbs.
Charleston

McDonald continued his fine play this season with 228 yards rushing and three TDs of 26, 59 and 30 yards as Charleston downed Ozark 34-19.

Isaac McCoy
ATH, 5-11, 180 lbs.
Alma

McCoy (senior) had 208 all-purpose yards and four touchdowns, three receptions and one rush that found paydirt in the Airedales' 25-16 win over Russellville.

Mason Milsap
Tailback, 5-9, 150 lbs.
Marshall

The tiny senior rushed for 321 yards and six touchdowns as Marshall downed Perryville 65-32.

Austin Easterling
Quarterback, 5-9, 175 lbs.
Pea Ridge

Sophomore Easterling completed only one pass all game, but it was 7-yard touchdown with 54 seconds left to lead the Blackhawks over Greenland 14-8.

Florida


Devin Dukes
Wide Receiver, 5-9, 175 lbs.
Shaun White
Quarterback, 6-0, 205 lbs.
Pensacola Catholic

Dukes (senior) caught eight passes for 256 yards scoring on a 63-yard flea flicker from quarterback Shaun White (senior). The team defeated Navarre 42-21. White passed for 345 yards including touchdown passes of 63 and 45 yards. He rushed for 37 yards and two more touchdowns of seven and 10 yards.

Dee Hart
Running Back, 5-9, 190 lbs.
Nick Patti Quarterback, 5-11, 185 lbs.
Orlando-Dr. Phillips

Hart (senior) rushed for 224 yards on 18 carries in the 49-0 win over Olympia. He scored three touchdowns of 17, 7 and 88 yards on the ground and caught another 33-yard touchdown. Hart is considering scholarship offers from Alabama, Auburn and Michigan. Patti (junior) passed for 181 yards completing 13-of-18 pass attempts.

Alton Howard
Wide Receiver, 5-10, 175 lbs.
Edgewater
Howard (junior) caught 10 passes for 162 yards including a fourth down touchdown pass of 25 yards in the 14-13 upset win over Apopka. The junior also deflected a fourth down pass that sealed the game.

Pop Saunders
Athlete, 5-11, 170 lbs.
Deland

Saunders (senior) rushed for 144 yards on 11 carries scoring a 72-yard touchdown and passed a 30-yard touchdown pass in their 21-7 win over Seabreeze. Saunders is a commitment to the University of Florida.

Mario Pender
Running Back, 6-0, 210 lbs.
Island Coast

Despite illness, Pender (junior) rushed for 345 yards in the 55-0 win over Baker. He scored five touchdowns including 69, 46 and 34-yard runs. Pender carried the ball 15 times for a 23 yard per carry average.

Ron Moore Jr.
Wide Receiver, 5-10, 175 lbs.
Seminole

Moore (senior) caught five passes for 125 yards in the 28-14 win over Oviedo. He caught a 69 yard touchdown pass and returned a kick for 37 yards. Moore has a scholarship offer to Florida A&M.

Mike Blakely
Running Back, 5-9, 195 lbs.
Manatee-Bradenton

Blakely (senior) rushed for 155 yards on 21 carries scoring four touchdowns in the 31-24 win over Brandenton Southeast. The senior fumbled in the first half, but made up for the error with three touchdowns in the second half of 3, 7 and 14 yards. Blakely has interest in Auburn, Florida and will visit Auburn this weekend for the South Carolina game.

Mike Bellamy
Running Back, 5-10, 175 lbs.
Punta Gorda Charlotte

Bellamy (senior) ran the ball five times in his team's 62-6 win over Mariner. He scored four times on touchdown runs of 50, 45, 34, and 58 yards. The Clemson commitment ran for 196 yards.

Tim Jernigan
Defensive Tackle, 6-2, 275 lbs.
Lake City-Columbia

Jernigan (senior) had five tackles, forced a fumble and had a big fourth down stop to help his team to a 22-14 win over Buchholz. He rushed for another 25 yards. Jernigan, thought by some as Gator bound, will take visits to Alabama and Florida in the first two weekends of October. Alabama is hosting the Gators on his visit.

Shelton Willis
Quarterback, 6-3, 185 lbs.
Kelvin Lee Running Back, 5-9, 180 lbs.
Cortez Davis
Wide Receiver/Defensive Back, 6-5, 180 lbs.
Mainland

Willis (junior) and his teammates have faced adversity this season with their head coach making headlines across central Florida after becoming embroiled in a scandal. The Bucs finally found the winners' circle AND their offense this week against Osceola in a 20-0 victory. Willis completed 12-of-21 passes for 172 yards and two touchdowns. He rushed for another 15 yards on four carries.

Lee (junior) has filled in for Clemson commitment Marlin Lane ably. Telvin Hooks, the other Mainland running back star from last year, transferred to New Smyrna this season. That has pushed the junior running back into primetime. Lee found his rhythm in this game rushing for 126 yards on 25 carries and scoring once.

Davis (senior), the "other" Clemson commitment, is always a star attraction to see in action as he towers over most of the competition. He caught seven passes for 121 yards including a touchdown of 31 yards deep in the second quarter.

Kevin Grooms
Running Back, 5-10, 170 lbs.
South Broward

Grooms (senior) rushed for 172 yards on 35 carries scoring three touchdowns in a 58-26 win over Douglas. Grooms is a Scout.com four-star running back with a hefty load of scholarship offers.

Sam Richardson
Quarterback, 6-2, 180 lbs.
Winter Park

Richardson (senior) rushed for 130 yards on 15 carries scoring on runs of 8 and 55 yards. He completed eight-of-12 pass attempts for 127 yards and a 14-yard touchdown pass. Richardson is a commitment to Iowa State.

Teddy Bridgewater
Quarterback, 6-3, 200 lbs.
Dominique Rhymes
Wide Receiver, 6-3, 220 lbs.
Miami-Northwestern

Bridgewater (senior) completed 15-of-24 passing attempts for 342 yards and four touchdowns. Bridgewater is a Scout.com five-star prospect committed to the University of Miami. Rhymes (senior) caught three passes all for touchdowns. The scores were on 19, 50 and 78 yards.

D.J. Stewart
Running Back, 5-11, 225 lbs.
Matt Chaney
Defensive Tackle, 6-3, 255 lbs.
Jacksonville-Bolles School

Stewart (junior) rushed for 197 yards on 24 carries scoring two touchdowns on runs of 1 and 16 yards in the 31-24 win over American Heritage Plantation. Chaney (senior) had 17 tackles with 12 solo and two for a loss of yards.

Sony Michel
Running Back, 5-10, 180 lbs.
American Heritage-Plantation

Michel (freshman) rushed for 125 yards on 26 carries scoring on a six-yard run and returning the opening kickoff 86 yards for a score.

Max Reber
Quarterback, 5-10, 155 lbs.
Episcopal High School

Reber (senior) was knocked out of the game against Nease with a possible concussion, but not before he tossed three touchdown passes of 10, 19, and 6 yards in the 28-15 win. He completed 14-of-16 pass attempts for 188 yards and rushed for 23 yards on five carries.

Melvin Williams
Defensive Back, 5-8, 160 lbs.
Mandarin

Williams (senior) picked off three passes and made seven tackles in the 35-12 win over Parker. He returned two picks for touchdowns. He also returned a kickoff 90 yards for a score.

Derrick Henry
Running Back, 6-3, 225 lbs.
Yulee

Henry (sophomore) rushed for 292 yards on 19 carries, scoring four touchdowns in the 35-6 win over Atlantic Coast.

Georgia


Isaiah Crowell
Running Back, 6-0, 210 lbs.
Columbus-Carver

Crowell (senior) showcased his talent last Thursday night on ESPNU and had no signs of stage fright. He ended the night with 185 yards rushing on 27 carries and three touchdowns. He took the ball 83 yards for a TD of the first play from scrimmage, but the famous illegal block in the back nullified the touchdown.

Ryan Whilden
Quarterback, 6-0, 190 lbs.
Jay Rome
Tight End, 6-6, 240 lbs.
Malcolm Mitchell
Safety, 6-1, 190 lbs.
Valdosta

A wild game on both sides of the field with a total of 126 points scored. Whilden (senior led his troops with a production of 16-of-25 for 335 yards and four touchdowns in the 64-62 win. Mitchell (senior) had five receptions for 196 yards and two touchdowns, and Rome (senior) had five receptions for 68 yards and two touchdowns.

Tucory Rhodes
Outside Linebaker/Defensive Back, 6-1.5, 185 lbs.
Hinesville-Liberty County

Rhodes (senior) helped hand Statesboro their first loss of the season and his team's first in the 29-0 win. Rhodes left the field in an ambulance after falling on his neck, but is fine and released the same night. He was all over the field before the injury and recorded 10 tackles for the evening.

Austin Hardin
Kicker
Marist

Hardin (junior) became the hero against Southwest Dekalb after kicking a 59-yard field goal to win the game 17-14 with three seconds left on the clock. He had missed a couple of shorter kicks earlier in the night.

A.J. Johnson
Middle Linebacker, 6-3, 227
Gainesville

Johnson (senior) had 192 yards on 17 carries after the coach had his playmaker line up in the 'Wildcat' in the second half of the game. The Gainesville Red Elephants defeated North Hall 20-13.

Xzavier Dickson
Defensive End, 6-4, 248 lbs.
Griffin

Dickson made a game-changing play when he stripped the pigskin which was recovered by Griffin. This lead to a score by Nile Daniel (9-yard touchdown run) in the win against Jones County 20-13.

Demetrius Hill
Running Back
Atlanta-North Cobb

Hill (junior) had an impressive first half of play last week when he rushed for 138 yards on nine carries and three touchdowns in the 43-14 win.

Nick Marshall
Quarterback, 6-2, 186 lbs.
Rochelle-Wilcox County

Marshall (senior) was 10-of-17 passing for 218 yards and four touchdowns and two rushing touchdowns for 60 yards, returned an interception for 65 yards and a score, and was the punter twice for a 36-yard average.

Scott Hosch
Quarterback, 6-3, 180
C.J. Uzomah
Tight End, 6-5, 235 lbs.
Jeff Hatley
Kicker, 5-11, 150
North Gwinnett

The Bulldogs defeated Collins Hill 33-20 behind several playmakers. Hosch (junior) was 12-of-13 for 227 yards and three touchdown passes. Uzomah (senior) was 4-of-4 for 38 yards and had four receptions for 99 yards. Uzomah is an Aubirn commitment. Hatley (senior) had six touchbacks on kick-offs.

Johntavious Mullins
Quarterback
Atlanta-South Cobb

Mullins (senior) was 19-of-29 for 232 yards and added another 47 yards on the ground to help seal the win 20-19 against Hillgrove.

Janier Ferguson
Running Back/Linebacker
Dakota Ball
Defensive Tackle, 6-2, 282 lbs.
Lindale-Pepperell

Ferguson (sophomore) returned after two weeks with a big statement of 212 yards rushing with 26 carries in the 22-6 win against Central-Carroll. He had runs of 44, 16, 12, 30, 14, 17, 18, and 19 yards. Ferguson had more than half of his team's total offensive rushing yardage (302). Ball (junior) had several tackles on defense and a recorded a sack. He added two receptions for more than 20 yards each.

Aaron Wimberly
Running Back, 5-9, 164 lbs.
Snellville-South Gwinnett

Wimberly (senior) amassed 350 all-purpose yards in the win against Central Gwinnett. He had four touchdowns and a 97-yard kick-off return (school record).

Tyler Peoples
Kicker, 5-11, 150 lbs.
Conyers-Heritage

Peoples (senior) scored more than half his team's points in the 16-8 victory against Rockdale County. Field goal kicks included 24, 45 and 35 yards.

Kentucky


Chad Lawrence
Quarterback, 6-0, 185 lbs.
Independence-Simon Kenton

Chad Lawrence willed his Pioneers to victory Friday night against the Henry Clay Blue Devils. Lawrence threw for 184 yards and two touchdowns, but he also rushed for 154 yards on 25 carries.

Kiante Northington
Wide Receiver, 5-9, 150 lbs.
Louisville – Butler

Kiante Northington had a strong effort Friday night in Butler's win over Lousiville-Doss. The junior caught three passes for 105 yards and two touchdowns. He also recovered a fumble on defense and returned a kickoff 60 yards.

DeVante Parker
Wide Receiver, 6-3, 190 lbs.
Louisville-Ballard

One of the state's top players, DeVante Parker continued his tear Friday night against Meade County. Parker caught nine passes for 219 yards and three touchdowns. Ballard rolled to victory, 45-10 behind Parker's play. Parker is a University of Louisville commitment.

DarMontre Warr
Running Back, 5-9, 181 lbs.
Dupont Manual

Perhaps one of the best individual performances of the season, junior running back DarMontre Warr rushed the ball Friday night 24 times for 400 yards and three touchdowns. Manual defeated Louisville Central 31-21.

Jon Davis
Tight End/Running Back, 6-4, 230 lbs.
Louisville – Eastern

Eastern came out Friday night and dominated cross-town foe, Fern Creek 60-20. Senior Jon Davis rushed the ball 19 times for 132 yards and four touchdowns in the victory. Davis is a University of Kentucky commitment.

DaMarcus Smith
Quarterback, 6-1, 180 lbs.
Louisville – Seneca

Seneca held off a scrappy DeSales squad 40-34 in overtime. Senior quarterback DaMarcus Smith had a great game, completing 20-of-33 passes and 381 yards. He also had five touchdown passes, including the game winning score. Smith also ran for a touchdown. Smith is committed to the University of Louisville.

Tyrone Pearson
Defensive Tackle, 6-3, 285 lbs.
Louisville – Seneca
After recently seeing his recruitment pick up, junior defensive tackle Tyrone Pearson had a great game for Seneca against DeSales in the 40-34 win. He had 11 tackles and three sacks. One of his tackles ended the game in overtime.

Josh Walls
Running Back, 6-0, 180 lbs.
Scott County High

Scott County defeated Oldham County 40-14. Junior running back Josh Walls was a big part of the victory, accounting for 233 yards and two touchdowns. The two touchdowns were on a run of 64 yards and a reception of 70 yards.

Jerry Arlinghaus
Quarterback, 6-4, 180 lbs.
Covington – Holy Cross

Holy Cross defeated Conner 41-20 on Friday night. It was Holy Cross's first win over a 6A program. Senior quarterback Jerry Arlinghause had 307 yards on 18-of-33 passing and three touchdowns. He also ran the ball in for two touchdowns.

Scooter Hollis
Quarterback, 6-1, 175 lbs.
Bowling Green

Junior quarterback Scooter Hollis stepped up big against Owensboro in a 37-20 win on the road. Hollis threw for 146 yards while rushing for another 105. He threw three touchdown passes and ran for another.

Travis Elliott
Running Back, 5-11, 207 lbs.
Ryle

Ryle defeated Dixie Heights 20-7 on Friday night behind a dominating performance from Travis Elliot. The junior rushed 19 times for 264 yards and two touchdowns. He also had an interception return for a touchdown of 45 yards. A fourth touchdown was called back because of penalty.

Josh Forrest
Wide Receiver/Defensive back, 6-4, 210 lbs.
Paducah Tilghman

Josh Forrest (senior) helped his Tornados to route the Fort Campbell Falcons Friday night, 41-10. Forrest scored four touchdowns in the victory in a variety of ways. The Kentucky commitment returned a interception 45 yards for a score, returned a fumble 44 yards for a score, and caught passes of 11 yards and 12 yards for touchdowns.

Louisiana


Jeremy Hill
Running Back,
Redemptorist

One week after Jeremy Hill (senior) ran wild in his nationally televised showdown against fellow LSU running back commitment Kenny Hilliard, the four-star senior running back made his presence felt under the lights once more. In a cross-town battle against Woodlawn, the Redemptorist defense racked up 473 yards of total offense.

That put the pressure on Hill, and the nation's No. 17 ranked running back - behind the blocking of five-star left tackle La'el Collins - had an answer time-and-time again. With Redemptorist up by four points with just minutes to play, Hill busted a 75-yard touchdown run that buried Woodlawn for good. Hill finished with 272 yards on 23 carries, scoring on runs of 42, 60 and 75 yards.

Joe Oliver LePrairie
Running Back,
St. Thomas More

No. 3 Catholic High had no answer for the running game on Friday night. To put it another way, the Bears defense had no answer for senior running back Joe Oliver LePrairie (senior) - who helped St. Thomas More to 642 total yards of offense, including 501 yards on the ground. LePrairie had 224 of those yards, who scored on runs of 85 and 80 yards to down CHS 56-23. Despite being a Second-Team All-State performer last season, LePrairie has yet to pick up a major college scholarship offer.

Effrem Reed
Running Back,
Dutchtown

All eyes in Louisiana were on the match between Dutchtown and Thibodaux, and just as he had in the two premier games that DHS has already played this season, senior running back Effrem Reed stepped up in a major way. Though interest has come from the likes of Louisiana Tech and Northern Illinois, Reed hasn't picked up an offer. Thanks to one of the fastest starts of any player in the state, that should soon change.

Dutchtown tacked on 453 yards of offense against junior linebacker Trey Granier and the Thibodaux defense, and when head coach Benny Saia needed the big play, he turned to Reed - who finished with 143 yards and four of the team's five touchdowns in the 35-6 win.

Daniel Sams
QB/WR,
Salmen

It was a battle of No. 1 teams. John Curtis, the top-ranked team in 2A, took last year's game in a 24-23 overtime thriller. This time around, dual-threat quarterback Daniel Sams (senior) and Salmen found redemption. In a 28-21 win. the state's top-ranked 4A team found the endzone on both a kickoff and fumble recovery. Outside of the quick 14 points, it was Sams that carried Salmen, finishing with152 yards via running, passing and receiving. The senior back, who is committed to Kansas State, rushed 12 times for 59 yards, caught three passes for 63 yards and completed 2-of-4 passes for 30 yards. Outside of Kansas State, Sams also holds offers from Oklahoma and Tulsa.

Leonard Fournette
Running Back
St. Augustine

LSU doesn't often offer scholarship to anyone who hasn't taken to a few games of their junior season. Last week, freshman running back Leonard Fournette became an exception to the rule, pulling in an overture from head coach Les Miles after he rushed for 200-plus yards in each of his first two high schools games - on one of the state's most talented teams, and in one of the most talented classifications.

On Friday, the third time proved to be the charm. Fournette helped St. Augustine to a 46-19 win over Warren Easton, finishing with 209 yards and four touchdowns in the victory at Tad Gorman Field in New Orleans. Third quarter scores of 33 and 20 yards by Fournette secured the victory, moving the Purple Knights to 2-1 on the season.

Dak Prescott
Quarterback
Haughton

Prescott (senior) is considered among the top few passers in the state of Louisiana, and the Mississippi State commitment turned out another elite performance in Haughton's 48-16 win over Woodlawn. Prescott tossed for three scores and ran for two more in less than three quarters of work, moving HHS to 3-0 on the year. A pledge to the Bulldogs, the 6-foot-3, 225-pounder also has offers from the likes of Louisiana Tech, Memphis, North Texas and others.

Mississippi


Cody Prewitt
Safety, 6-3, 205 lbs.
Bay Springs-Sylva Bay

Prewitt (senior) had three touchdowns which included a 45-yard punt return. He added 79 yards on punt returns in the 35-6 win against Alpha Christian. Prewitt is an Ole Miss commitment.

Donte Moncrief
Wide Receiver, 6-3, 215 lbs.
Woodrow Hamilton
Defensive Tackle, 6-3, 272 lbs.
Jraven Tribble
Defensive End, 6-5, 245 lbs.
Raleigh

All three cousins were in on the action against McLaurin to help lead to the 28-21 win. Moncrief (senior) had a 56-yard touchdown pass on offense and 10 tackles and four pass deflections on defense. Hamilton (senior) had 12 tackles including three for loss. Tribble (senior) had 12 tackles and two sacks. Moncrief and Hamilton are Ole Miss commitments.

Jalen Collins
Cornerback, 6-2, 180 lbs.
Olive Branch

Olive Branch had built a three touchdown lead (up by 25) when Memphis University scored three second half touchdowns to take over the momentum of the game. MUS was driving in the closing seconds of the contest when Jalen Collins (senior) broke up a 4th down pass play in the endzone to seal the win 25-22. Collins is committed to LSU.

Chandler Rogers
Quarterback, 6-3, 195 lbs.
Brookhaven Academy

Rogers (senior) passed for 202 yards and tacked on 113 yards rushing and five touchdowns in the 42-13 win against Central Hinds.

Jamal Hall
Running Back, 5-9, 175 lbs.
Picayune

Hall (senior) had 24 totes for 277 yards and three touchdowns to help defeat Pascagoula 48-21.

Chelarvez Brown
Running Back, 6-1, 191 lbs.
Winona

Chief Brown has his team with a 5-0 start behind his strong play this season. Ackerman felt his wraith last week with 278 yards on his stat sheet and three touchdowns in the 49-0 victory for the Ole Miss commitment. He had 116 yards rushing on 12 carries and a score, three receptions for 80 yards and a TD. He hit special teams with one punt return for a score. He added 11 tackles on defense.

Kailo Moore
Running Back, 5-11, 185 lbs.
Rosedale-West Boliver

Moore (sophomore) raced for 219 yards on his 19 carries and three touchdowns in the 30-8 win against South Delta.

Victor Hodges
Running Back, 5-9, 175 lbs.
Aberdeen

Hodges (senior) had three touchdowns in the first half of the game and ended the night with four with his 112 carries to defeat Okolona 61-6.

Jeremy Liggins
Quarterback, 6-3, 235 lbs.
Oxford-Lafayette
Liggins (junior) returned to action last week against Center Hill with three touchdown passes for 86, 57 and 28 yards. He added one touchdown on the ground. He was eight-of-12 for 198 yards in the 42-24 victory.

Maikhail Miller
Quarterback, 6-2.5, 235 lbs.
Itawamba

Miller (senior) had three touchdowns last week, one by air and two by land, to help guide the winning effort by a score of 28-13 against Ripley. He was six-of-eight for 94 yards and rushed for 110 yards. Miller is an Ole Miss commitment.

North Carolina


Matt Johnson
Quarterback, 6-3, 210 lbs.
Maiden

Johnson (junior) had 226 yards and passing for 161. He had three touchdowns in the 54-42 win against St. Stephens.

Marquise Williams
Quarterback, 6-3, 215 lbs.
Charlotte-Mallard Creek

Williams (senior) had 133 yards rushing and 79 passing and one touchdown in the 48-24 win against Chester. Williams is a soft verbal to North Carolina.

Tyler Chadwick
Quarterback
K.J. Brent
Wide Receiver, 6-4, 165 lbs.
Waxhaw-Marvin Ridge

Chadwick (junior) was 20-of-30 for 333 yards and three touchdowns. Brent (senior) had seven receptions for 134 yards and three touchdowns in the win against Adrrey Kell. Brent is a South Carolina commitment.

Nick Johnson
Running Back/Defensive Back
Charlotte Catholic

Johnson (senior) had 159 yards rushing on 13 carries with three touchdowns in the win against Providence Day 42-21.

Brian Taylor
Quarterback, 6-3, 200 lbs.
Angier-Harnett Central

Taylor (senior) had 196 yards apssing with three touchdowns and one score on the ground to defeat East Wake 50-7. Taylor is a North Carolina State commitment.

Vad Lee
Quarterback, 6-2, 210 lbs.
Durham-Hillside

Lee (senior) had 200 all-purpose yards during the first half of play with five touchdowns. The Georgia Tech commitment had head coach Paul Johnson in attendance to see the big 33-8 win against Dudley.

John Knox
Quarterback
Salisbury

Knox had 143 yards for the night, but it pushed him to a new school career passing record of 2,511 yards. Salisbury deafted North Rowan 33-15.

Keith Marshall
Running Back, 5-11, 180 lbs.
Raleigh-Millbrook

Marshall (junior) provided 192 yards of offense in the win against Southern 28-18. He had three touchdowns with his 28 carries.

Freddy Presley
Offensive/Defensive Lineman, 6-5, 300 lbs.
Snowhill-Greene Central

Presley (junior) had a couple of key defensive plays when he recovered a fumble, and made game-saving tackle on a 2-point conversion in the 28-27 win against North Lenior,

Dante McDonald
Running Back, 6-0, 195 lbs.
Fayetteville-Terry Sanford

McDonald (senior) had 288 yards rushing and four touchdowns leading the win against Hertford 28-18.

C.J. Bradshaw
Quarterback
Kinston

Bradshaw (junior) was 11-of-17 for 197 yards and three touchdowns and added 49 yards on 24 carries and another score in the 24-22 win against Havelock.

Anthony Riggin
Quarterback, 6-0, 170 lbs.
Fayetteville-Jack Britt

Riggin (junior) returned to action after a three week absense when he was inserted in the 4th quarter to help secure the 40-30 win. He added two touchdowns in the time-frame.

Kameron Bryant
Quarterback
Raleigh-Panther Creek

Bryant (senior) was 17-of-29 for 233 yards and four touchdowns in the 38-37 overtime win againt Fuquay-Varina.

Erick Smith
Quarterback, 6-1, 190 lbs.
Kernersville-East Forsyth

Smith (senior) rallied the troops for the comeback win against Reynolds in double-overime 34-27. Smith was responsibe for five touchdowns including one when time expired in regulation and a 10-yard TD scamper in the second overtime.

South Carolina


Chase Hames
Running Back
Blacksburg

Hames (senior) had another monster performance on Friday night after posting seven touchdowns two weeks ago. Hames rushed 41 times for 437 yards and four touchdowns against Liberty. Blacksburg won the game 41-27. Regional schools will take a closer look at Hames as he's reeled off some huge numbers to start his senior season.

D'Edward Burris
Quarterback, 5-10, 170 lbs.
Gaffney

Burris (senior) guided Gaffney to a 26-16 victory over Byrnes. Burris was 24-of-37 for 215 yards and three touchdowns. He also showed his mobility in rushing for 65 yards on 25 carries for another touchdown. An electric athlete, Burris should get more attention in the near future as we project him as a wide receiver on the next level.

Quinshad Davis
Wide Receiver, 6-3, 180 lbs.
Gaffney

Davis (junior) continues to sizzle as one of the state's top junior prospects. He helped the Indians defeat Byrnes 26-16 with nine catches for 106 yards and two touchdowns on the night. Expect the offers to start rolling in for Davis soon.

Ryan Perkins
Quarterback
Woodruff High School

Perkins (junior) takes over for a powerful Woodruff offense, and on Friday night he helped guide the Wolverines in a 64-40 shootout over Chapman. Perkins guided coach Brian Lane's offense going 19-of-29 for 321 yards and four touchdowns.

Shun Tribble
Running Back, 5-8, 160 lbs.
Woodruff

Tribble (junior) powered Woodruff on the ground with a 31 carries for 218 yards and three touchdowns.

Hunter Townes
Quarterback, 5-11, 165 lbs.
Christ Church Episcopal School

Townes (junior) had a career night on Friday as Christ Church defeated Eastside 55-14. Exact stats were unavailable, but Townes had six passing touchdowns and rushed for another in the victory over the Eagles.

Blake Hayes
Running Back, 5-10, 195 lbs.
Wade Hampton

Hayes (junior) continues as the force behind the Generals rushing attack. On Friday night he helped the Generals shutout Seneca 43-0. The Generals' defense in fact has not allowed any points in 10 quarters of action. Hayes contributed in a huge way with 206 yards rushing and two touchdowns on the night. Schools have been taking a hard look at Hayes, but he has yet to land his first scholarship offer. Expect that to change soon as he's one of the top junior prospects in the southeast region.

Dawan Scott
Running Back, 6-1, 175 lbs.
Irmo

Scott (junior) continues to pound defenses each week, and he did it big once again in a 45-28 victory over rivals Lexington. The efficient back carried 30 times for 295 yards and three touchdowns. Scott, who is starting to hear from nearby South Carolina, is already at 980 yards rushing on the season through four games. His goal of 2,000 rushing yards looks well in reach if he continues on his torrid pace.

Justin Worley
Quarterback, 6-4, 197 lbs.
Northwestern

Worley (senior) was at it again on Friday night leading Northwestern to a 36-24 victory over Blythewood. The Tennessee commitment was 29-of-38 for 365 yards and five touchdowns. Worley's numbers continue to pile up in a big way as he's become one of the most prolific passers the Palmetto State has ever seen as he has posted the No. 1(392 in 2009) and No. 2 (309 in 2008) rank for most passes completed during a season already in his career.

Damar Hall
Wide Receiver, 6-1, 170 lbs.
Blythewood

Hall (junior) gave a valiant effort in the 36-24 loss to Northwestern. The junior standout had seven catches for 124 yards and two touchdowns on the night. Hall is one of a number of top wide receiver prospects in the junior class in the Palmetto State.

Deangelo Henderson
Running Back, 5-8, 190 lbs.
Summerville

Henderson (senior) lands on the list for the 4th straight week as he helped Summerville to a 28-21 victory over Fort Dorchester. Henderson carried the ball 17 times for 188 yards and a touchdown in the hard fought victory. Henderson has 895 yards and 12 touchdowns through four games of the season.

Randon Sandifer
Quarterback, 6-0, 180 lbs.
Bamberg-Ehrhardt

Sandifer (senior) had a career night passing for 387 yards and three touchdowns in leading Bamberg-Erhardt to a come from behind 35-33 victory over Ridgeland on Friday night.

Tennessee


Charlie High
Quarterback, 6-0, 175 lbs.
Christian Academy Knoxville

High (sophomore) came in as the back-up signal caller and made a statement. He was 27-of-43 for 451 yards with six touchdowns in the 48-45 win against Loudon. He tossed only one interception. His father was a four-time All-American hurdler at the University of Tennessee.

Devrin Young
Running Back, 5-9, 165 lbs.
Knoxville-Bearden

Young (senior) had 244 yards on 21 carries and two scores which put him with more than 1,000 yards for the season. The Bulldogs remain undefeated after the win against Lenoir City last week by the score of 40-13.

I'Tavius Mathers
Running Back, 6-0, 182 lbs.
Murphreesboro-Blackman

Mathers (junior) rushed for a school record of 319 yards scring four times in the 47-14 win against La Vergne. Mathers has now amassed more than 1,000 yards and 12 touchdowns for the season.

Jaylen Walton
Running Back, 5-11, 175 lbs.
Memphis-Ridgeway

Walton (junior) had 25 totes for 203 yards in the beating of Collierville 35-0.

Jovon Robinson
Running Back, 6-0, 215 lbs.
Memphis-Wooddale

Robinson (junior) had 150 yards and three touchdowns to help erase the memory of the loss against Melrose two weeks ago when he tallied 191 yards. The Cardinals defeated Overton 27-6 last week.

Jeremiah Bryson
Running Back, 5-10, 172 lbs.
Smyrna

Bryson (senior) had 125 yards rushing and two touchdowns in the 32-14 win against Siegel. The Pittsburgh commitment has close to 500 yards for the season.

Will Gross
Quarterback, 6-2, 190 lbs.
Tino Thomas
Wide Receiver, 6-1, 194 lbs.
Memphis-Melrose

Gross (junior) was 13-of-28 for 279 yards and three scores in the win against Mitchell 48-42. Thomas (senior) was eight for 80 yards and three touchdowns.

Andy Hibbett
Running Back
Corryton-Gibbs

Hibbett (junior) became the school's all-time leading rusher after his 19 carries and 174 yard performance last week. He had three touchdowns in the 52-14 victory againt previously unbeaten Gatlinburg Pittman. His ad played football for teh Tennessee Volunteers.

Mike Wegzyn
Quarterback, 6-5, 210 lbs.
Patrick Haun
Wide Receiver, 6-2, 200 lbs.
Knoxville-Catholic

Wegzyn (senior) was 15-of25 for 255 yards and two touchdowns in the 27-10 win against William Blount. Haun (senior) had six receptions for 174 yards and two touchdowns.

Steve Cronnon
Linebacker
Decatur-Meigs County

Cronnon (junior) was instrumental in his team's win against McMinn Central 23-12. Cronnon had 13 tackles and a fumble recovery. This was the first win of the season.

Terrance Marbury
Running Back, 5-9, 185 lbs.
Chattanooga-Lookout Valley

Marbury (senior) scored four times with his 16 carries and 244 yards rushing. The Yellowjackets defeated Whitewell 41-20.

Cody Ricker
Quarterback, 6-1, 215 lbs.
Morristown East

Ricker (junior) had a school record of 254 yards rushing with four touchdowns. He added 70 yards on the ground with two touchdowns in beating Cherokee 42-26.


Key contributors to this report include Rebecca Johnston, Dudley Dawson, Shea Dixon, Brian Eldridge and Kerry Fair ll.

High school coaches may submit nominations each week by Monday for 'Stars of the South' to abone@scout.com

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