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Friday Night Recaps Week 4: Mostly Blowouts

Many recruit’s teams blew out their opponent this week, and the new commits are added to the board.

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NCAA Football: Southern Methodist at Michigan Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Will everyone please welcome our newest members to the class, Giles Jackson, Mike Morris, and Nick Patterson! This roundup keeps growing longer as Michigan’s next two classes keep growing larger.

In more exciting news, I found a couple new sources where I can get stats from the commits, so you’ll see everyone’s lines are bolstered a bit this week. Most of the time box scores from MaxPreps don’t update until after this is published, so the stat lines may not reflect what they did this week, but it’s certainly progress!

Let’s get to the rundown.

Cade McNamara: Damonte Ranch (NV) (4-0) vs St. Mary’s - W 20-15

McNamara showed off his clutch gene in this contest. In the fourth quarter trailing by a point, he converted a 4th and 11 with his legs, then threw a game winning touchdown pass to his younger brother.

Watch his highlights from the drive below.

Season totals: 57/105, 853 yards, 8 TDs, 4 INTs, 2 rush TDs

Next week: @ Hug

Zach Charbonnet: Oaks Christian (CA) (5-0) vs Murrieta Valley - W 49-13

I talk so much about Charbonnet’s wiggle, but this week he had a chance to show off his strength. Watch him throw a defender who is immediately in his face in one of the most impressive two-yard TD runs you’ll see.

That was part of Charbonnet’s 19 carry, 218 yard and two touchdown performance this week. Oaks Christian just keeps on rolling.

Season totals: 83 carries, 824 yards, 8 TDs

Next week: @ Bakersfield Christian

Eric Gray: Lausanne (TN) (4-0) vs Craigmont - W 56-12

Playing in just the first half, Gray still had plenty of time to put up an absurd 129 yards and four touchdowns in another Lausanne victory.

With the limited playing time, Gray wasn’t able to crack the 1,000-yard mark on the season, ending up with 938. He’ll have to accomplish that in his fifth game of the season. So lazy.

Season totals: 82 carries, 938 yards, 13 TDs, 2 receptions, 15 yards

Next week: @ St. George’s

Giles Jackson: Freedom (CA) (4-1) vs San Ramon Valley - W 37-24

What a week for Jackson to join the roundup. He scored three touchdowns in his team’s victory, including one on an incredible 83-yard hook and ladder.

Jackson was interviewed after the game, where he said Michigan fans can expect “speed and play-making.” At the end of the video you can watch some of Jackson’s highlights, including the hook and ladder.

Season totals: 13 carries, 276 yards, 4 TDs, 15 receptions, 318 yards, 5 TDs, 65-yard punt return TD, 2 INTs

Next week: vs Antioch

George Johnson III: Martin County (FL) (1-3) vs Treasure Coast - L 18-57

Johnson did his best to keep up with Treasure Coast, throwing for two long touchdowns and running for another as Martin County was down only ten at one point right before halftime.

Then, Johnson got an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty and was subsequently benched. And when basically your entire offense is on the bench, you get shut out in the second half.

Hopefully Johnson learned his lesson and is back on the field next week.

Season totals: At least 1 reception for 74 yards, 1 TD, 5 carries for 116 yards, 2 TDs, and 7 pass attempts for 221 yards, 5 TDs

Next week: vs Centennial

Quintel Kent: St. Edwards (OH) (2-2) vs Elder - W 36-30

It was a tale of two halves for St. Edward’s on Saturday. At halftime, they were down 28-14 to the number four team in the state. From then, they went on a 22-2 run, pulling ahead with a late touchdown catch from Kent.

Watch Kent’s latest clutch play below:

Season totals: 13 receptions, 233 yards, 4 TDs, 82-yard kick return, TD

Next week: COF Academy

Erick All: Fairfield (OH) (3-1) vs Lakota West - W 37-3

Fairfield dominated in all phases of the game, out-gaining Lakota West 429 to 56 yards. Their punter even set a school record with a 73-yard punt.

But, like usual, the offense ran through the ground game, allowing All to continue work on his block game, I guess.

Season totals: 1 reception, 14 yards

Next week: @ Lakota East

Nolan Rumler: Archbishop Hoban (OH) (4-0) vs Ursuline - W 56-28

The Hoban machine keeps rolling, steamrolling winless Ursuline to stay undefeated on the season.

Hoban was particularly ruthless this week. They were up 35-0 after the first quarter, and 42-0 at one point. Ahead 49-14 in the second half, Hoban ran a successful fake punt. Mercifully, the fourth quarter was played with a running clock.

Savages, I tell you.

Season totals: n/a

Next week: @ St. Vincent-St. Mary

Trente Jones: Grayson (GA) (3-1) vs Westlake - W 21-15

Grayson won in a sloppy, defensive battle over Westlake this week. They capitalized on a few miscues to set up short fields for touchdowns, then held on as their offense stalled and Westlake tried to mount a comeback. But, Grayson held on and walked away with a 3-1 record.

They’ll have have to play better next week when they face the number one team in Georgia, Colquitt County.

Season totals: n/a

Next week: Colquitt County

Karsen Barnhart: Paw Paw (MI) (3-1) vs South Haven - W 41-20

Paw Paw rebounded from their shutout loss last week with a nice victory on Friday. Barnhart helped with a nifty one-handed touchdown grab which you can see at the :25 mark in his highlights below.

Season totals: 5 receptions, 89 yards, 2 TDs

Next week: @ Three Rivers

Zach Carpenter: Archbishop Moeller (OH) (3-1) vs Lafayette - W 39-0

Moeller won their rubber match against Kentucky squads in stylish fashion, shutting out Lafayette.

I’ll let the professionals do the rest:

Season totals: n/a

Next week: @ St. Xavier

Jack Stewart: New Canaan (CT) (1-1) vs Danbury - W 42-6

The football universe is out of whack, considering I can find three articles about Stewart and the New Canaan football team, but nothing from schools in New Jersey and Texas, as you’ll see.

But anyway, New Canaan bounced back after their big loss last week, dealing out their own beating this time. Stewart got mention as a disruptive force on the defensive line, while also helping his offense gain 7.3 yards per carry on the ground.

Season totals: n/a

Next week: @ Trumbull

Chris Hinton: Greater Atlanta Christian (GA) (2-2) vs Thomson - W 42-14

GAC bounced back from a couple of tough close losses to crush their opponent this week. After traveling to Texas last week, it was clearly nice for the players to be back at home.

No mention of Hinton in the article, and these dang private Catholic scores hate sharing their box scores.

Season totals: 15 tackles, 2 sacks

Next week: vs East Hall

Mazi Smith: East Kentwood (MI) (3-1) vs West Ottawa - W 56-7

The East Kentwood Falcons dominated previously undefeated West Ottawa on both sides of the ball on Friday night.

Despite averaging over 40 points a game this season, West Ottawa could only muster a fourth-quarter touchdown to avoid getting shut out. The offense also rolled, rushing for over 300 yards and passing for nearly 200.

Season totals: 11 tackles, 1 sack

Next week: vs Grandville

David Ojabo: Blair Academy (NJ) (1-0) vs Capital Prep Harbor - W 44-8

Blair Academy is an extremely nice private boarding school, with outstanding basketball and wrestling programs. The football team has been lagging behind in the talent they produce, so not much attention is paid to them yet.

But don’t despair, your author is only a short drive away from what is surely a beautifully manicured campus and will be able to give information witnessed live for next week’s game. Let’s hope this one doesn’t get canceled due to a hurricane!

Season totals: n/a

Next week: Wyoming Seminary

Mike Morris: American Heritage (FL) (3-0) vs Monsignor Pace - W 42-7

Heritage dominated previously undefeated Monsignor Pace, especially on the defensive side. They started off the game with a safety and didn’t allow a completed pass until the last minute of the third quarter.

Morris got credit in the article for leading the defensive efforts against the run game, which was also stifling. This led to another running clock in the fourth quarter, once Heritage pulled ahead by 35 points.

Season totals: n/a

Next week: @ Archbishop McCarthy

Gabe Newburg: Northmont (OH) (4-0) vs Butler - W 43-16

It turns out Newburg was held out last week like I suspected, following a high ankle sprain in week two. He returned this week and helped Northmont crush overmatched Butler. Here’s a look at Newburg shooting into the backfield for a tackle for loss.

None of this matters though, because I discovered Newburg has a teammate named Jazz Keys.


Why is this dude playing football and not becoming the hippest pianist in the whole Midwest?? And you thought Jazz Peavy was a cool name.

Season totals: 2 tackles, .5 sack, 1.5 TFLs

Next week: @ Wayne

Tyrece Woods: Belleville (MI) (4-0) vs Glenn - W 26-21

Belleville went on the road and fought a tough battle against Westland John Glenn. Woods and his team trailed at half-time, but pitched a shutout in the second half and squeezed out a victory to stay undefeated.

There wasn’t much coverage of this game, so stats and information are lacking. Hopefully box scores will be updated by next week.

Season totals: 14 tackles, 2 TFL, 1 sack, 1 PBU

Next week: vs Wayne Memorial

Charles Thomas: St. Thomas More (CT) (1-1) vs Choate Rosemary - L 6-31

St. Thomas More is a squad loaded with talent, and while their opponent, Choate Rosemary, only has a couple fringe FBS players. Despite that, Choate has put together a 40-game win streak, and not even a squad full of players holding scholarships could stop them.

The St. Thomas More offense was held off the board, with their only points coming from a pick-six.

Season totals: n/a

Next week: @ Hun

DJ Turner II: IMG Academy (FL) (3-0) vs St. John’s (cancelled)

Unfortunately, the threat of Hurricane Florence caused the highly anticipated matchup between IMG and St. John’s, which I was planning to attend. The two schools are looking to reschedule for a future date.

Season totals: 4 tackles, 1 TFL, 2 PBU, 1 INT (100-yard TD return)

Next week: @ Mater Dei

Quinten Johnson: St. John’s (DC) (3-0) vs IMG Academy (cancelled)

Ditto above^

Season totals: 1 TFL

Next week: vs Marietta

Joey Velazquez: St. Francis de Sales (OH) (3-1) vs Belmont - W 50-6

Velazquez punched in two scores from short distance, while also contributing on defense as DeSales earned a lopsided victory over Belmont.

Next week will be a much tougher matchup, as they face defending state champions Covington Catholic.

Season totals: 28 tackles, 9 TFLs, 4 forced fumbles, 1 PBU, 48 carries, 304 yards, 4 TDs, 8 receptions, 79 yards

Next week: vs Covington Catholic

Kalil Branham: Northland (OH) (2-2) vs Centennial - W 35-0

Northland showed out Friday, shutting out foe Centennial. Branham ripped off an 80-yard touchdown run and had at least 179 yards passing and a touchdown through the air. That’s what his highlights from this week showed:

The Branham Boys were recently featured in a nice article that talked about their crazy workout routines and what motivates them to work so hard.

Season totals: 503 pass yards, 3 TDs, 176 rush yards, 4 TDs,

Next week: vs (Dunder?) Mifflin

Nick Patterson: San Antonio Christian (TX) (0-2-1) vs Cole - L 7-25

Out of all of Michigan’s commits, the one from Texas was not the one I would have guessed is the hardest to find updates on. Apparently San Antonio is too focused on the Spurs to pay attention to high school football, as the whole area didn’t have much written about it. Oh well, hopefully now that Patterson is committed to Michigan he’ll draw more attention.

Season totals: n/a

Next week: idle

Denver Warren: West Aurora (IL) (3-1) vs Glenbard East - L 13-17

West Aurora’s torrid start to the season was finally stopped, losing a low-scoring battle to Glenbard East. The Blackhawks had a chance to go into half-time with a 17-13 lead, but were stopped three times from the one-yard line, shifting the momentum to Glenbard.

Warren logged three tackles in the loss, which surely brought them back down to Earth.

Season totals: 8 tackles, .5 sack

Next week: Bartlett

Andre Seldon: Belleville (MI) (4-0) vs Glenn - W 26-21

As I said in the Tyrece Woods, there wasn’t much out there about Belleville’s game this weekend, but hopefully there will be more information shared this week.

Season totals: 8 tackles, 3 INTs, 4 PBUs

Next week: vs Wayne Memorial

Will you look at that, it turns out the defensive players are actually making tackles! Look forward to next week as more information keeps getting added and the recruit’s schedules continue on.