Greg Powers - National Recruiting Analyst
Thursday: Prosper (Texas) at Frisco (Texas) Heritage at 7:00 p.m.
A trip to Frisco is in store for Prosper, who is taking a step up to 4A competition this year in District play. Star wide receiver and The Opening MVP Torii Hunter Jr. is fresh off of an official visit and commitment to Notre Dame over the bye week and the newest member of the Fighting Irish has been putting up monster numbers this season. Prosper has also been using a two headed monster at quarterback with Davis Webb and Chase Dawkins both getting plenty of reps and putting up monster numbers. Dawkins is the team’s leading rusher and Webb is committed to play at Texas Tech. Money Hunter has also been a factor on the defensive side of the ball, scoring on a 43-yard touchdown in the team’s last contest.
Friday: Mansfield (Texas) vs. Mansfield (Texas) Timberview at 7:30 p.m.
Both team’s are full of talent up and down their roster. Mansfield is led by senior running back/safety George Baltimore, who has already committed to play at TCU. But don’t forget about Kenneth Burks at tailback who is already closing in on a 1,000 yard season. Up front, it is the blocking of Oklahoma State commit Zach Crabtree clearing lanes. On the other side of the ball, Timberview
has one of the most talented defensive backfields in the country, boasting three
D1 talents in Trevor Walker, Edward Paris and Brandon Simmons. Walker is a
senior and both Paris and Simmons are juniors with hefty offers lists. Running
back Josh Smith has accounted for nearly 500 yards on offense already this
season. This cross-town battle should be a real fight.
Ahmard Vital - Midlands Recruiting Analyst
Friday: Conroe (Texas) The Woodlands at Conroe (Texas) at 7
This battle of North Houston programs should be better than it looks on
paper. It features a couple of Colorado offensive linemen commits with Sam
Kronshage and Jonathan Huckins, both of which play for The Woodlands. Also,
Jayme Taylor is a Northwestern commit and is a versatile player for The
Woodlands. And we look forward to checking out the newcomer at running back in
Patrick Carr, who is slated to be the next major back coming out of the Houston
area. For Conroe, quarterback Steadman Bell is the player to watch. FOX Sports
NEXT got to see him in action over the summer and the kid has game. We’ll see
him live to check out how he performs under the lights.
Saturday: Spring (Texas) at Klein (Texas) at 6 p.m.
We have heard a lot of great things about the solid backfield of Spring, which
features Darius Campbell-Lee and Doroland Dorceus. Campbell-Lee has 460 yards
and three touchdowns on the year while Dorceus is averaging 9.75 yards and has
scored six touchdowns. Both have a chance to be good prospects, but we need to
take a closer look. For Klein, big boy running back David Hamm will look lead
his team to a win.
Erin Hartigan - Midlands Field Reporter
Thursday: Norfolk (Neb.) at Lincoln (Neb.) Southeast at 7 p.m.
The main attraction in this show is D.J. Foster, a 6-foot-3, 293-pound junior lineman that stars on both sides of the trenches for Southeast. Holding an offer from Nebraska, and with interest from Alabama and Wisconsin, Foster sits a potential four-star prospect - maybe even more so now after getting the best of Nebraska four-star commits Josh Banderas and Christian Lacouture last week in Southeast's 21-14 come from behind win over Lincoln Southwest. “I was happy to get a good hit on (Banderas), it will be something we can talk about later,” laughed Foster to BigRedReport's Josh Harvey.
Friday: Millard (Neb.) North v. Papillion-La Vista (Neb.) at 7 p.m.
Madness will be Buell Stadium Friday night when Nebraska's top-ranked Millard North squares off with No. 4 'Papio', both undefeated and in the same district. Headlining North is Clay Fisher, a 6-foot-2, 205-pound junior safety (who boasts two older brothers in the Big Ten- Sean, a senior linebacker at Nebraska and Cole, a redshirt freshman linebacker at Iowa.) Fisher and cornerback Avram Tynes (5-11, 170) rank as two of the state's top tacklers. North also features 2013 tight end/linebacker Nick DeLuca with an Ohio offer and heavy interest from Iowa, Iowa State and Kansas State. Senior athlete Isaac Aakre and Papillion-La Vista senior receiver Bryce Sheard sit potential walk-ons at Nebraska.