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September 24, 2007
*Broomfield (Colo.) Legacy defensive end Nick Kasa is a hot name early on in the Class of 2009. The 6-7, 230 pound defensive end has already picked up five written scholarship offers, from Colorado, Colorado State, Utah, Iowa State and Kansas State. A rangy prospect with terrific speed including a best of 11.1 in the 100-meter dash, Kasa burst on the scene last fall as a sophomore, when he earned all-state honors after totaling 59 tackles and 10 sacks. He's helped Legacy to a 4-0 start this fall, registering six sacks already...
*6-2, 170 pound junior wide receiver Tyler Vanderhoff is off to a fast start at Eugene (Ore.) North this fall. The 6-2, 170 pounder, who participated at last year's NIKE Combine in Portland, has 32 catches for 322 yards and five touchdowns and has also rushed 11 times for 123 yards and intercepted three passes on defense through North's first four games. Vanderhoff is getting early mail from Oregon, Oregon State, Washington State and Portland State...
*Standout Oxnard (Calif.) Santa Clara junior RB Cierre Wood, who already has offers from the likes of Nebraska and Florida, ran for 257 yards and three touchdowns in Santa Clara's 20-20 tie versus L.A. Baptist...
*North Hills (Calif.) Monroe all-purpose back Germi Morrison continued a strong early season, totaling 10 carries for 129 yards and eight receptions for 146 yards in Thursday's win over North Hollywood - scoring on a 22-yard run and receptions of 50 and 34 yards...
* Rowell, New Mexico
*Florida - Ted Stachitas had a huge night in a win over Bay point Friday night. He was 9 of 17 passing in one half of play during a 48-34 win.
Shay Newcomer from Crystal River threw for 218 yards and was 18 for 29 in an 18-15 win over Nature Coast. Crystal River is now (2-2) for the first time since 2003.
Rochester, New York ? Anthony Miller of Global Media Arts of Franklin High School had an impressive week as he racked up 67 yards off 16 carries with one touchdown and on defense he collected 13 tackles with one sack.
Dale Carey class of 2009 from Wheeler High School has collected 19 tackles in only three games at the linebacker position. His teammate Drew Davis is who is also a junior has racked up 26 tackles in four games.
Stock on the rise?
Back in the lineup
*Auburn's early struggles on the field aren't affecting the recruiting efforts, as the Tigers picked up a pledge from jumbo wideout Jarmon Fortson this weekend. Fortson, a 6-3, 225 pounder out of Columbus (Ga.) Carver, had 25 catches for 402 yards and five scores as a junior, and looked very good at the Athens NIKE Camp this spring. He chose Auburn over Clemson, Alabama, Louisville, South Carolina, Kentucky, Indiana and others...
*6-1, 195 pound safety Quincy Quetant took an official visit this weekend and made his decision on the trip, committing to the Cincinnati Bearcats. Quetant, out of Orlando (Fla.) Timber Creek, also visited Iowa State officially earlier in September and had offers from those two plus Mississippi State, Kansas, Indiana and others. Quetant has been a two-way starter at Timber Creek since his freshman year, and had 52 tackles and seven interceptions, two of which he returned for scores, as a junior, earning all-region honors. He posted a 63.49 SPARQ Rating at the Orlando NIKE Combine this spring...
*Boise State has scored in Texas once again, as the Broncos added commitment No. 3 from the Lone Star State in this class from Flower Mound tight end Chandler Koch. Koch, a 6-3, 220 pounder, caught 13 passes for 227 yards and two scores while earning all-district honors last fall as a junior. He also showed well at the Dallas NIKE Combine, registering a 62.44 SPARQ Rating, led by a quick 4.34 shuttle. New Mexico, San Diego State, Colorado, Colorado State and Houston had also offered...
*Dynamic 5-8, 150 pound Marvon Sanders of Ypsilanti (Mich.) will stay home and play his college ball at Eastern Michigan. Sanders, a shifty wideout who also plans on playing hoops at EMU, caught 36 passes for 808 yards and 10 scores as a junior and also had 27 catches for 439 yards and six TDs as a sophomore in '05. Sanders tested very well at the Columbus NIKE Combine, clocking a 4.66 40, a 4.22 shuttle and posting a 30-inch vertical jump...
FRIDAY NIGHTS LIGHTS: TEXAS
In 5A, new No. 1 Katy rolled by A&M Consolidated 41-14. UCLA commit Aundre Dean rushed for 183 yards and three scores and Katy's defense held Consolidated to just 41 total yards in the second half. Southlake Carroll rebounded from their streak-stopping loss to Miami Northwestern as Riley Dodge (North Texas commit) tossed seven touchdown passes to lead the Dragons past Rockwall 49-42 on Thursday night. SMU commit Braden Smith threw for 292 yards and three scores in a losing cause. Another quarterback with a hot hand was Plano East's Riko Smalls, who threw for six touchdowns and 297 yards as the Panthers beat John Tyler 52-24. Smalls has thrown twelve touchdowns passes in the first three weeks.
Oklahoma State commit Adrian Richards caught five passes for 150 yards and two touchdowns as Mesquite smashed Dallas Carter 42-6. Bryan got six turnovers to upset DeSoto 30-27 despite 160 yards from the Eagles' Cyrus Gray. Euless Trinity bullied 4A's No. 2 ranked Waco 27-7, holding the Lions to just 126 total yards. Lufkin defeated Aldine Eisenhower 41-28. Smithson Valley pasted San Antonio Roosevelt 72-34 and San Antonio Madison shut out Lee 62-0.
SUNSHINE STATE RECAP: WEEK 4
PEACH STATE RECAP: WEEK 4
Highlighting 5A action this weekend was Walton's upset of FAB 50 No. 6 and state No. 1 Roswell, 13-10. The Raiders' special teams came through big, as Billy Burns returned a punt 80 yards for a touchdown and Adam Shreiner nailed a 58-yard field goal in the win. Walton did not score in the second half and Shreiner's kick in the second quarter turned out to be the game winner. No. 2 Norcross blanked North Forsyth, 48-0. The Blue Devils receiving duo of Brice Butler, a Southern Cal commit, and Devonta Bolton, an Alabama commit, accounted for three touchdowns in the blowout. Elsewhere in 5A, No. 5 Stephenson crushed Towers, 42-6. No. 6 North Cobb and Ohio commit OL Matt Britain toppled McEachern, 35-9.