This Tuesday tradition will soon be coming to a close after a long season of tracking high school players via Google. All but five of Michigan's commitments remained in the postseason this past week.
Juwan Bushell-Beatty (Paramus Catholic, NJ) - Paramus Catholic won its second straight state title through tough defense and just enough offense:
JBB will play in the Under Armour All-American Game before playing at Michigan.
Mason Cole (East Lake HS, FL) - East Lake lost in the state semifinals by a touchdown. WARNING: THE MOST MELLOW SPORTS BROADCAST IN THE HISTORY OF EVER FOLLOWS THIS COLON:
Cole will play in the Under Armour All-American Game before playing for Michigan.
Jabrill Peppers (Paramus Catholic, NJ) - As stated above, Paramus Catholic won its second straight title -- part of a four-year stretch that saw Peppers will titles with two different schools -- defeating St. Peter's Prep by the score of 13-6. Peppers was ecstatic:
"It feels so good right now. It's great way to end my career," Peppers said. "A two-peat, especially for these seniors, is something we'll never forget. Championships with two different teams here. And one national championship (with Don Bosco). Numbers don't lie. We worked hard for this. At the end of the day we're state champions. PC is an up-and-coming dynasty."
Jabrill had 67 yards on 8 rushing attempts. He will play in the Under Armour All-American Game before playing for Michigan.
George Campbell (East Lake HS, FL) - Campbell caught a 65-yard touchdown pass on a trick play from former UM recruit Artavis Scott in East Lake's losing effort. The junior has one season of high school football left.
Jon Runyan JR (St. Joseph's Prep, PA) - Did I say St. Joseph's exited the playoffs last week? Because they didn't exit the playoffs. Nope. They actually moved on to destroy Neshaminy by the score of 37-21. They'll play for a title next weekend.
Gold Star to Put on Momma's Refrigerator Award
Despite putting up lackluster numbers, the final GSTPOMRA goes to Jabrill Peppers, who won his fourth consecutive state title. His first two came with Don Bosco Prep, then he proceeded to dominate the state and beat his old school out with Paramus Catholic. Only special players can pull something like that off.