Bronx (N.Y.) DeWitt Clinton vs. Staten Island (N.Y.) Tottenville High
Tottenville running back and Syracuse commit Augustus Edwards didn't need to do much in a 31-0, but he showed he is a classic downhill runner who is patient and hard to tackle. He finds the hole well and also did a nice job of setting up his blocks as he ran for 112 of 136 yards in the first half before sitting out the fourth quarter of the blowout. Edwards also played linebacker, and while he is going to Syracuse as a running back, he does have the versatility and size to play on defense.
Tottenville receiver Malique Belfort was a nice surprise and a kid that should have FBS offers providing, as he put it, his academics improve. He is 6-foot-3, 175 pounds and a long strider with above average hands. He also enjoys blocking, and was physical in getting a few keys blocks down the field.
Kristen Kenney, East Field Reporter
Catholic at Greenbriar Christian
Bishop Sullivan Catholic (Chesapeake, Va) wide receiver Jamil Kamara looks every bit of an elite prospect. His 6-foot-2, 200-pound frame makes him one big, strong threat out wide. Though the ball was not thrown his way much in this game, Kamara, who typically records over 6 receptions for over 100 yards each night, was open nearly everytime. He is a firepower on offense--a great route runner with incredible speed. When he gets the ball, he is exciting to watch. He's that spark on the field. It will be interesting to see what he can do with an elite quarterback looking his way. The junior prospect spoke to FOX Sports Next about his recruitment, and has plans to visit a few powerhouse programs in the near future.
One player who'se name is not yet in the recruiting scene, but certainly is a game-changer, Brice Tucker. The junior running back for Catholic has what no one can teach, speed. He is a small firecracker. Don't let his 5-foot-10, 175-pound frame fool you. He is a speedy bulldozer, churning out over 100 rushing yards each game. Most recently he edged five star running back Taquan Mizzell for the Ford Freedom Player of the Week honor after racking up 264 yards on 25 carries and two touchdowns in an inpressive win over Portsmouth Christian this season.
Mike McAllister, CuseNation.com
Syracuse (NY) Henninger vs. Syracuse (NY) West Genesee
West Genesee fought back from a 28-7 deficit to take a 37-34 lead late in the fourth quarter. But a quick, two-play Henninger drive allowed them to pull off the upset 40-37. 2014 running back Naesean Howard was very impressive for the Wildcats. On 29 carries, he rushed for 269 yards with three touchdowns. The 5-foot-11 prospect showed why Syracuse was so quick to extend an offer. He makes excellent cuts, is a patient runner, and shows power running through tackles.
Sam Hellman, East Recruiting
Paramus Catholic (N.J.) vs. Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, N.J.)
Four-star defensive end Alquadin Muhammad (Don Bosco) was as advertised with an impressive showing of athleticism and technique. Muhammad shut down his half of the field in the running game and performed well against double teams against the pass. With a 6-foot-4, 230-pound frame, Muhammad was too fast off the edge for opposing tackles and only struggled when trying to spin or use his hands against multiple defenders. He finished with two sacks and five quarterback hurries.
Defensive tackle Razohnn Gross (Don Bosco) has the hands, strength and leverage of a Division I player, but his 5-foot-10 frame will keep him as a walk-on target for most programs.
For Paramus Catholic, 2014 star Jabrill Peppers showed there is some toughness to go with his flash and athleticism. The victim of late hits and unnecessary aggression against his former team, Peppers played through some bumps to record a touchdown and pick. The 5-foot-11 athlete has the toughness and lust for contact needed to play defensive back at the college level right now and still has a year to get stronger before he takes over as the top prospect in the Garden State.