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Commitment Tracker (11/19): Deeper Into the Playoffs We Go

Many of Michigan's senior commitments are playing their last high school football games, while others are dominating to push through their state's playoffs. Who's balling in spite of the mounting pressure?

Rick Osentoski-US PRESSWIRE

Deeper into the playoffs we go. Players who had already exited the playoffs before this article include TE Ian Bunting, LB Michael Ferns, WR Drake Harris, WDE Lawrence Marshall, DT Bryan Mone and LB Jared Wangler.

Read on to see who was ousted from the playoffs this week, who moves on, and who gets the famous GSTPOMRA.

2014 Commitments

Juwan Bushell-Beatty (Paramus Catholic, NJ) - Paramus cruised to a 55-14 victory in its playoff contest, putting up 41 points in the opening quarter.

Freddy Canteen (Eastern Christian Academy, MD) - ECA beat Calvert Hall 48-19.

Mason Cole (East Lake HS, FL) - East Lake narrowly escaped against Palmetto by a score of 13-12.

Noah Furbush (Kenton, OH) - Furbush notched five stops in an easy win over Triway High School, moving Kenton into the third round of the playoffs at 12-0 overall.

Jabrill Peppers (Paramus Catholic, NJ) - Peppers helped lead Paramus to an easy 55-14 victory by scoring on a 9-yard sweep and a 50-yard punt return. His team knew what it had to do to win:

"This was definitely a tuneup for next week," PC senior Jabrill Peppers said. "We knew it if we came out here and did what we had to do it would pretty much be a game that we could relax at the end and prepare for Bosco."

Peppers and his Paladins are off to a hot start in the playoffs and look to repeat as New Jersey state champs.

Wilson Speight (Collegiate School, VA) - Collegiate was knocked out of the playoffs by Liberty Christian. Speight will represent Michigan in the Under Armour All-American game before enrolling early in Ann Arbor.

Brandon Watson (Eastern Christian Academy, MD) - ECA beat Calvert Hall 48-19.

Maurice Ways (Detroit Country Day, MI) - Ways caught one touchdown pass of 48 yards in a losing effort that knocks Country Day out of the playoffs. He wasn't too happy about the play that cost him his senior playoffs:

The referees missed what was clearly an incomplete pass that was juggled until the player was well out of bounds. Such is life when you're dealing with amateur referees who only get to review their calls after the game is over with. Maurice will enroll early at Michigan.

Chase Winovich (Thomas Jefferson, PA) - Winovich's squad finally lost, being knocked out of the state playoffs by Central Valley. Chase ran for 139 yards a score to go with 9 total tackles on defense in a losing effort. His next game will be as a Michigan Wolverine.

2015 Commitments

George Campbell (East Lake HS, FL) - East Lake narrowly escaped against Palmetto by a score of 13-12.Campbell notched 96 total yards in the game, most of which came on 5 receptions.

Shaun Crawford (St. Edward, OH) - Shaun notched 79 rushing yards and a score in an easy winning effort, sending St Edward's into the next round of Ohio's playoffs.

Andrew David (Washington, OH) - Washington was knocked out of the Ohio playoffs by Highland.

Damien Harris (Madison Southern, KY) - Harris rushed for not one, not two, but six touchdowns against what his coached dubbed the top rushing defense in the state of Kentucky. Madison Southern moves on.

Tyree Kinnel (Wayne, OH) - Wayne won by a score of 31-10, advancing to the next round of Ohio's playoffs.

Jon Runyan Jr. (St. Joseph's Prep, PA) - St. Joseph's beat Frankford 10-7 to advance to the next round.

Gold Star to Put on Momma's Refrigerator Award

This week's award has to be given to Damien Harris. Harris' six rushing touchdowns matches anything I've ever managed to pull off in a video game, making him better as an actual running back than I am in virtual play. Impressive, young man. Impressive.