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Michigan commit Dylan McCaffrey dominates for Valor Christian in season-opening loss to Saguaro

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Dylan McCaffrey finished 18-of-24 passing for 205 yards and a touchdown. He ran 13 times for 56 yards and a touchdown, while also adding a receiving score.

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2017 four-star quarterback Dylan McCaffrey, a Michigan commit, opened the season for Valor Christian High School (Colorado) against Saguaro High School (Arizona).

While the Valor Christian defense struggled and allowed Saguaro to run away with a 49-28 victory, McCaffrey proved to be as good as advertised.

McCaffrey is the 45th ranked player in the country, according to 247Sports. He is the third-best pro-style quarterback and the best player in the state of Colorado.

On the very first series of the game, McCaffrey lined up as the running back. There were three quarterbacks in the backfield. The Michigan commit got the ball and tossed it to his brother Luke McCaffrey on an option. Dylan was able to find an opening down the sideline to catch the ball from backup quarterback Blake Stenstrom and score a touchdown on the receiving end.

McCaffrey led the charge down the field and showed he could throw on the run. He rolled to his right and tossed a complete pass through a tight window. The beautiful pass from McCaffrey set up a rushing touchdown. However, Saguaro owned a 14 point lead.

After the first half of action, McCaffrey was 8-of-9 passing for 87 yards. He also gained 28 yards on the ground and caught one pass for 25 yards and a score.

The four-star quarterback showed that he could make plays, even when pressure from the defense arrived.

With 7:30 left in the third quarter, Valor Christian scored as McCaffrey delivered up the middle with his arm to Noah Kuzma. The junior receiver finished the game with three receptions for 34 yards.

If there was any question regarding if McCaffrey can use his feet, it has been answered. The senior carried the ball 13 times for 56 yards in the losing effort.

Valor Christian scored late in the fourth quarter as McCaffrey took a few hits and powered his way into the end zone. It was an 11-yard touchdown to cut the deficit to 14 points.

McCaffrey, who committed to Michigan on February 15th, completed 18-of-24 passes for 205 yards and one touchdown. He carried the ball 13 times for 56 yards and a touchdown, while catching one pass for 25 yards and a score.

U-M fans will get another chance to see McCaffrey and Valor Christian as the school will battle against Greater Atlanta Christian High School on September 9th. The game will air on ESPNU.