Follow the Scouts of Scout.com on Twitter as they bring you live coverage of
the weekend's high school football across the nation, with several
members of the Class of 2014 Scout 300 in action as well as a number of top 2015
and 2016 prospects
and a host of games involving FoxSports/Scout.com Top 50 teams.
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Brian Dohn- Northeast Recruiting Analyst
Friday: Parlin (N.J.) Sayreville at East Brunswick (N.J.) High, 7 p.m.
Sayreville is usually good for finding FBS prospects many schools don't know about, and in the 2015 class there is another one in athlete Myles Hartsfield. He is a running back/slot receiver/defensive back, and he can make plays from any of those positions. Rutgers is the only school to offer so far, and the Scarlet Knights have a nice history at the school located 15 minutes from the campus. The last three FBS players from the school - David Milewski, Daryl Stephenson and Delon Stephenson - each wound up at Rutgers.
Atlantic Recruiting Analyst
Friday: Manassas (Va.) Stonewall Jackson at Woodbridge (Va.) at 7:30 p.m.
This is a crucial early-season matchup as both teams are 1-2. Stonewall Jackson is led by defensive tackle Tim Settle, who is the top 2015 prospect in the country. Stonewall Jackson also features Virginia Tech commit Greg Stroman. Stroman will play cornerback at Virginia Tech, but lines up at quarterback for Stonewall Jackson. Last season, Stroman threw for 2,038 yards and 23 touchdowns and rushed for 1,138 yards and 14 touchdowns. Woodbridge is led by five-star defensive end Da’Shawn Hand, who is down to Alabama, Florida and Michigan. Woodbridge also has 2015 quarterback Mike Majette,
who has an offer from West Virginia.
Sam Hellman- Northeast Recruiting
Friday: Holmdel (N.J.) St. John Vianney at Rumson (N.J.) Fair Haven at 7 p.m.
Three-star Rumson defensive end Donald Bedell flew under the radar before a strong camp showing at Rutgers over the summer led to an offer and verbal commitment to the Scarlet Knights. Bedell trains often with five-star Notre Dame tackle commit Quenton Nelson and picked Rutgers over Connecticut and Temple. For St. John Vianney, 6-foot-4, 245-pound tight end Justin Gille
holds offers from Old Dominion and Buffalo.
Tony Greco, Panther Digest Publisher
(Pa.) at Altoona (Pa.) at 7:30 p.m.
Gateway is looking to improve to 4-0, with a challenging road test at Altoona in a WPIAL Quad-A Foothills Conference matchup. The Lions are paced by 2015 linebacker Kevin Givens. Givens (6-3, 225) has rushed for 140 yards so far this season (4.2 avg) with two touchdowns, but is being recruited for defense in college. He holds offers from Temple and Massachusetts. On the other side of the ball, a Gateway is home to a number of talented Division I prospects. At the top of the list is four-star safety Montae Nicholson. Nicholson has flourished in three games this season. Last week in a 43-25 win over Kiski Area, Nicholson caught a touchdown pass to open the scoring, returned an interception for a touchdown, then capped things off by returning a kickoff 97 yards for a touchdown. On defense, he finished with eight solo tackles. Nicholson earned WPIAL Player of the Week honors for his performance. Adding to the aerial attack for the Gators is four-star receiver, and West Virginia commit, Ricky Rogers (13 catches, 178 yards, 3 TD). Also on the field are Temple commits Delvon Randall (11 cacthes, 178 yards, 4 TD) and Brenon Thrift. Cornerback Anthony Davis recently decommitted from Temple. Pittsburgh is reportedly one of his new favorites.
Keep an eye on defensive back Cameron Gray for the Gators. He was recently
invited down for the Pittsburgh-New Mexico game. He's also been hearing from
Georgia Tech. The 6-1, 205-pound corner was moved there from safety earlier this
season. He may also see some time at running back.
Jacquie Franciulli, Field Reporter-East
Friday: Richmond (Va.) Varina vs. Richmond (Va.) Hermitage at 7 p.m.
Hermitage will hope to be the first team this season to hand Varina a loss on the year. The Panthers have a lot of questions surrounding them this season with only 6 returning starters and a lot of inexperience on the squad, but some of the young talent is certainly making noise early. We don’t have to look further than 2016 defensive tackle Sulaiman Kamara. Kamara is already gathering some interest from Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, Miami, Penn State, Michigan, Virginia Tech, Virginia, Maryland and Purdue. Offers should soon follow.
Varina, although victorious against Thomas Dale last week, will look to work on ball possession this week, since the Blue Devils gave up three turnovers last Friday night that could have cost them the game.
Sunday:Fork Union (Va.) Fork Union Military Academy Post Graduates vs. Newport News (Va.) Christopher Newport University at 1:30 p.m.
Fork Union has a plethora of talent on its roster. The main story coming into this weekend though is Virginia commit, quarterback Corwin Cutler’s return. Cutler was sidelined last fall in the opening playoff game with a knee injury. This Sunday he will be back on the field for the first time since his injury.
Other notable commits on the team are Maryland’s Derwin Gray, Clemson’s Kyrin Priester, North Carolina pledge Marquis Haynes and Miami commit Ryheem Lockley.
Rachel Klein, Field Reporter- East
Friday: Our Lady of Good Counsel (Olney, Md.) at Gonzaga (Washington, D.C.) College High at 7 p.m.
Washington Catholic Athletic Conference play kicks off this weekend with a match-up of two of the conference’s top teams, Our Lady of Good Counsel and Gonzaga. Our Lady of Good Counsel is led by Notre Dame offensive line commit Sam Mustipher and Maryland defensive end commit Jesse Aniebonam. Good Counsel’s defense is loaded with talent, including: Kentucky safety commit Kobie Walker, and one of the top 2016 defensive backs, Kendre Jones. Jones already has offers from Penn State, Maryland, and Virginia. Junior defensive end Darius Fullwood is another national prospect to keep an eye on, he has double-digit offers from a number of top programs in the SEC, Big Ten, ACC and more.
Gonzaga also has plenty of talent to rival Good Counsel, especially in the 2015 class. Two-way lineman Richie Petitbon blew up on the national scene this summer and promises to be one of the top linemen in his class. The Eagles quarterback Nick Johns, is a 2015 prospect with a strong arm and play making ability. Wide receiver Jabari Greenwood, who has offers form Maryland, UVA,
and Rutgers among others, is a primary target for Johns. Lastly, junior
cornerback Marcus Lewis is sizable corner and a versatile athlete who has offers
from Clemson, Temple and Maryland..
Greg Pickel, Fight On State Recruiting Reporter
Friday: Gateway High (Pa.) at Altoona High (Pa.) at 7:30 p.m.
Home to a quintet of class of 2014 FBS prospects, Gateway hits the road to take on Altoona and class of 2015 linebacker Kevin Givens. Gateway safety Montae Nicholson holds 24 offers, and is beginning to lay out his fall visit schedule. So far, Pittsburgh and Oregon will receive stops after the four-star made it to Michigan State earlier this month. Teammate and three-star cornerback Delvon Randall is committed to Temple, as is three-star middle linebacker Brenon Thrift. Like Nicholson, three-star cornerback Anthony Davis is still undecided, but has trimmed his list to Temple, Pittsburgh, and Virginia. On the offensive side of the ball, Gateway features four-star West Virginia wide-receiver commit Ricky Rogers. Givens is the lone FBS
recruit to suit up for Altoona, manning an outside linebacker spot with a
6-foot-3, 225 pound frame.