Several players stood out in the 12-7 victory, including many who have been strong contributors on past Ursuline squads.
Jesse Curry: Senior linebacker that was all over the field against GlenOak and five-star tailback Brionte Dunn. Curry's size, 5-foot-11, 205-pounds, will probably scare off Division-I recruiters, but he will play college football for someone and make 100 tackles per season. A great high school player, and a capable runningback.
Trevor Smith: Senior linebacker-tailback, and very similar to teammate Curry, in that Smith is not ideal-sized (5-foot-10, 200-pounds), but makes plays at a high level. When coaches talk about linebackers playing "downhill", they are referencing people like Smith and Curry. There is interest from Richmond in both players.
Anthony Davis: Senior safety that anchors an impressive secondary. Davis, 6-foot-1, 190-pounds, is steady and consistent, both against the run and in coverage.
Troy Vasquez-Atkins: The senior offensive guard (6-foot-1, 325-pounds) is technically sound, and probably further along than his brother Ty. He is a powerful run blocker and plays the game with a nasty attitude.
Ty Vasquez-Atkins: Although possibly not as developed as his brother, Ty might be a better prospect because of his size, 6-foot-5, 300-pounds, and could play tackle in the right system. Ursuline loves to dominate the line of scrimmage and the Vasquez-Atkins brothers enable them to do that.
Tramain Thigpen: The junior safety has the size (6-foot, 190-pounds) and speed to project as a Division-I safety, and is also pretty special at tailback. Thigpen impressed as a sophomore last season, and appears to be much improved as a junior. One to watch.
Khalid Pierce: Junior defensive lineman (6-foot-1, 210-pounds) that gave the GlenOak offensive linemen fits all night long. Pierce projects as a linebacker at the next level, using his long frame and quick feet to get to the point of attack.
Shahaun Williams: Sophomore defensive tackle-offensive guard, and an extremely impressive athlete. Could possibly project as a defensive tackle at the next level. Williams is powerful at 6-foot-2, 230-pounds, and was tough to move on the inside of the defensive line.
Chris Durkin: The sophomore quarterback might have been the surprise of the night, as Durkin was quick and consistent throwing the football. He has the size at 6-foot-3, 190-pounds, and the arm strength to project as a potential Division-I recruit one day. Durkin is definitely a prospect to watch in the class of 2014.