Michigan's 2016 commitments had themselves an up and down showing this past weekend with the majority of the pledges losing their mid-September match ups, including Devin Gil and Josh Metellus' nationally ranked Flanagan Falcons falling to an unranked foe.
QB Brandon Peters vs Whiteland
Though this game was not nationally televised like last week's game, Peters played like all eyes were on him as he led Avon to a convincing 34-0 win over Whiteland to move to 3-2 on the year.
- Final Stats: 11/15 for 198 yards and 3 TDs
QB/ATH Victor Viramontes vs Mission Viejo
As for Michigan's other quarterback commit, his team did not fare as well in their big match up with Mission Viejo (CA). Though Viramontes played well, Norco (2-1) suffered their first loss of the season, 37-13, as the Diablos stayed undefeated (5-0).
Victor Viramontes connects with Travis Dye from 8 yards out to bring Norco to within 20-7 of Mission Viejo with 0:32 left in the 1st half.— Adrian Peters (@VeritasSports1) September 19, 2015
Victor Viramontes scrambles in from 18 yards out with 11:02 left to bring Norco to within 23-13 of Mission Viejo @ocsidelines— Adrian Peters (@VeritasSports1) September 19, 2015
When you watch Viramontes' highlights from the game, I noticed a couple things:
- His team needs to keep the popcorn off the sidelines as his receivers dropped several passes.
- You cannot dismiss the resemblance Viramontes has to (yes, I'll say his name) Tim Tebow in high school. Both are/were just more physically fit than 99% of the players they play with and against.
- Victor is a big fan of hurdling defenders and is a monster as a strong safety.
- Final Stats: 22/40 for 293 yards, 1 TD and 2 INT. 22 carries for 29 yards and 1 TD
RB Kingston Davis and LB Dytarious Johnson vs Phenix City
Michigan's two Alabama commitments dropped their first game of the season to the Red Devils 20-10 even though Davis had himself a day:
At Central-Phenix City. Kingston Davis of Prattville is a freaking stud. Michigan commit. #cvfootball— DimonKendrick-Holmes (@DimonKHolmes) September 19, 2015
Kingston Davis led the way for Prattville with 97 yards and a touchdown. Jaxton Carson had 26 yards and two scores for Central— David Mitchell (@leprepsports) September 19, 2015
- Davis' Final Stats: 146 yards rushing and 1 TD
RB/ATH Kiante Enis vs Cambridge City Lincoln
Enis has arguably been the best Michigan commit early on his senior campaign as he continues to run wild all over the Hoosier state. His latest act helped Winchester move to 4-1 on the season as the Golden Falcons beat the Golden Eagles 40-13 in a battle of the best golden bird mascots.
Halftime, Winchester leads Lincoln 28-6. Kiante Enis has three touchdowns, 96 yards rushing, 78 yards receiving.— David Polaski (@DavidPolaskiTSP) September 20, 2015
Stat note: Winchester's Kiante Enis puts on a show in TEC Day at BSU, scoring 4 TD's with 419 all-purpose yards in victory over CCL.— Brian Beaver (@DelCoPreps) September 20, 2015
By the way, he can also play defense:
Lincoln's opening drive ends in, surprise, a Kiante Enis interception. Winchester ball.— David Polaski (@DavidPolaskiTSP) September 19, 2015
- Final Stats: 20 carries for 196 yards and 2 TDs. 2 receptions for 80 yards and 1 TD. 3 tackles and 1 INT.
WR Brad Hawkins and DE Ron Johnson vs Delsea
Camden 19, Delsea 17 5:46 left 3rd Q C: Ron Johnson Jr. 22 pass from Drew Harris (kick failed)— Marc Narducci (@sjnard) September 19, 2015
WR Ahmir Mitchell vs Buena
The latest commit showed fans once again that he's one of the more physically impressive recruits in this class by helping lead Cedar Creek to a big 34-13 win. Mitchell led the way with big plays on offense and defense to help the Pirates move to 2-0 on the season and handing the Chiefs their first regular season loss since 2013.
Side Note: Make sure to keep an eye on Mitchell's teammate Bo Melton. He on Michigan's radar is starting to come into his own as one of the more dynamic players in New Jersey's 2017 class.
- Final Stats: 1 reception for 9 yards. 11 yards and 2 TDs on the ground.
TE Sean McKeon vs Leominister
McKeon and his Rams fell to 0-2 on the season after a tough loss to the Blue Devils, 36-26.
Though he didn't have the biggest impact on the offensive side of the ball, McKeon is another one of those all-around, Harbaugh-type recruits that find ways to plays.
Sean McKeon sacks Noah Gray on first play of the game. Chants of "Michigan" ring out— Brendan C. Hall (@BHallESPN) September 19, 2015
- Final Stats: 2 receptions for 26 yards and 1 fumble. 3 tackles and 1 TFL/sack.
OT Erik Swenson vs Addison Trail
The first commit of the class finally has himself his first victory of his senior season as Downers Grove knocked off the Blazers 37-21 behind another All-You-Can-Eat pancake party from Swenson.
Had over 12 pancake blocks tonight so I odered some post game pancakes for dinner— Erik Swenson ✝ (@Eiek77) September 20, 2015
- Final Stats: 12+ pancakes
OT Devery Hamilton vs Paramus Catholic
Michigan's little known offensive tackle commitment is not only having a great season but is helping lead Gilman to the #23 ranking in the nation. Hamilton and the Greyhounds blew out Rashan Gary's Paramus Catholic, 41-17 and moved to 4-1 on the season.
OL Ben Bredeson vs Mukwonago
Bredeson and Arrowhead move to 5-0 on the season and remains the #1 team in Wisconsin after beating the Indians 24-13.
OG Michael Onwenu vs Detroit Renaissance
Ownenu followed suit along with the other offensive lineman commitments and led his team to a big win over the Phoenix 62-19 and remained undefeated at 4-0.
DL Rashad Weaver vs Hollywood Hills
Cooper City and Weaver pitched a shutout on Friday night by knocking off the Spartans, 17-0, on the road. And when you watch the Michigan commits highlights, you can start to see him really filling out physically and becoming a dominant defensive lineman for the Cowboys.
- Final Stats: 4 tackles and 1 sack
LB David "The Beast" Reese vs Rochester Adams
Yeah, that's the nickname to remember. "The Beast" helped lead Farmington to a big time win over the Highlanders, 18-15 and, once again, showed he's one of the top players in the state and could be a really nice addition for the Wolverines.
CB Sir Patrick Scott vs Archbishop Spalding
The rangy cornerback commit and his Riverdale Baptist Crusaders had a tough night and were blown out 47-7 against the Cavaliers and moved to 2-2 on the season. As for Scott's performance, his defensive stats were not available but he did reel in one reception.
- Final Stats: 1 reception for 6 yards
S Devin Gil and S Josh Metellus vs South Plantation
In the biggest upset of the week, nationally ranked Flanagan fell to the unranked Paladins on a last minute touchdown that gave South Plantation a 13-12 win. Though they lost the game, both Gil and Metellus showed off their physicality and range while each making several plays.
ATH Chris Evans vs Warren Central
While there are questions surrounding running back commit Matt Falcon's future, the staff has themselves another commit that is showing off his ball skills as Evans has been that game changer for Ben Davis everyone expected.
Though his team lost a tough game, 45-28, and dropped their 3rd game in a row, Evans had himself a nice day as a running back and receiver (though his final stats have yet to be released):
Michigan recruit Chris Evans making some ridiculous moves on a 16-yard run. Ben Davis driving at Warren Central 30, down 24-7.— Kyle Neddenriep (@KyleNeddenriep) September 18, 2015
Reese Taylor over the middle to Chris Evans and he does the rest. An 87-yard TD on third-and-16. Warren 38, Ben Davis 28, 9:55 left.— Kyle Neddenriep (@KyleNeddenriep) September 19, 2015
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