Before they take the field as college football players on Saturdays, some of the prime recruits in the 2023 and 2024 ESPN 300 are playing underneath the lights on weeknights.
A deep wide receiver class showed their wares in the very first couple of days of November.
Jalen Hale (No. 45 general in 2023, No. 9 WR), headed to Alabama, had a pair of touchdowns in Longview High School’s (Texas) 70- victory more than West Mesquite High School (Texas) on Thursday.
Karmello English (No. 82 general in 2023), who decommitted from Auburn in September, also recorded two touchdown receptions in the course of Central High School’s (Phenix City, Alabama) game against Montgomery High School (Alabama) on Friday.
Here’s how some other of the nation’s prime recruits looked this week.
Johntay Cook II (No. 39 general in 2023, No. six WR) figures to be in the mix on the outdoors subsequent fall for Texas whoever the quarterback is — Quinn Ewers or Arch Manning.
He caught 11 passes for 161 yards and 3 touchdowns in DeSoto High School’s (Texas) 28-16 victory more than Mansfield High School (Texas) on Thursday.
When he arrives in Austin in January, 2023 four⭐️ WR Johntay Cook will straight away come to be one particular of Quinn Ewers’ prime targets.
Very comparable to Xavier Worthy (each WR8s in their class 🤷‍♂️)
— Marc Poust (@fatpoust) November four, 2022
Cook has 45 receptions for 733 yards and 13 touchdowns via nine games this season.
Uncommitted and uncoverable
Joshisa Trader and Jeremiah Smith had been at it once again on Thursday evening for Chaminade-Madonna Prep School (Florida).
Trader (No. two general in 2024, No. 1 WR) and Smith (No. 11 general in 2024, No. two WR) every went more than one hundred getting yards in a 45-six victory more than Treasure Coast High School (Florida).
Hell of a touchdown grab by 5-star athlete Joshisa Trader offers Chaminade-Madonna a 24- lead on Treasure Coast early in the second half. pic.twitter.com/D99sv1zP1g
— David Wilson (@DBWilsontwo) November three, 2022
The dynamic junior duo combined for 15 receptions for 216 yards and 4 touchdowns (3 from Smith).
For the year, Trader has 32 catches for 528 yards and 5 scores although Smith has hauled in 38 receptions for 720 yards and 13 scores.
Smith II sacks safe win
Nigel Smith II (No. 63 general in 2024, No. four DT) came via at the suitable time on Thursday for Melissa High School (Texas) against Lovejoy High School (Texas).
The junior defensive tackle had a pair of fourth-quarter sacks to assistance his group preserve a 36-35 victory.
Nigel Smith (@NigelSmith_25) is that dude.
The 4-star junior crashes in and sacks Hagle to bring up fourth down and force a field aim (which Lovejoy missed).
six-five, 220 and just spun his way out of a double group for a sack. Sheesh. pic.twitter.com/3Ya8NBd7oW
— Shawn McFarland (@McFarland_Shawn) November four, 2022
Smith received an give from Georgia on Oct. 14 and visited Miami on Oct. 22.
The future of the Alabama-LSU rivalry
Sixth-ranked Alabama and No. ten LSU are taking the field Saturday evening in Baton Rouge in a game that could dictate SEC West supremacy.
A future member of the Tide (QB Eli Holstein) and a future Tiger (WR Shelton Sampson Jr.) played against every other on Thursday.
Sampson (No. 41 general in 2023, No. 7 WR) and Catholic-Baton Rouge High School (Louisiana) beat Holstein (No. 22 general in 2023, No, four QB-PP) and Zachary High School (Louisiana), 24-21.
Sampson caught a touchdown pass in the Bears’ ninth straight win.
Daniel Beale. Shelton Sampson Jr.
Catholic TD. pic.twitter.com/G3GWVZkrfK
— Jerit Roser (@JeritRoser) November four, 2022
Watch Saline 2024 QB CJ Carr (Notre Dame commit) scramble and then come across 2023 TE/DE Tate Bezeau for the TD!
D1 District Final:
#23 Saline leads #1 Belleville 14-13
— The D Zone (@TheD_Zone) November four, 2022
Carr, the grandson of former Michigan coach Lloyd Carr, is one particular of six ESPN 300 recruits Marcus Freeman and Notre Dame have pledges from so far in the 2024 class.
Five-star cornerback sets commitment date
Desmond Ricks sent some shockwaves via recruiting circles on Oct. 22 by announcing his intention to reclassify to 2023.
Ricks (No. 17 general in 2023, No. two CB) was the second-highest ranked recruit in the junior class, behind Ohio State-bound quarterback Dylan Raiola, prior to reclassifying.
Ricks, who attends IMG Academy, will pick out involving Alabama, LSU and Florida on Dec. 23.
Anticipation constructing for No. 1 v. No. three in Athens
Ellis Robinson IV (No. six general in 2024, No. two CB) of IMG Academy is one particular of various very ranked prospects that’ll be in the property for No. 1 Tennessee and No. three Georgia on Saturday.
“Looking forward to seeing all (Georgia) coaches, primarily (defensive backs) coach Fran (Brown),” Robinson wrote in a text to ESPN. “Most critical is how they play against Tennessee, being aware of that Tennessee is a seriously great SEC group.
“I’ve been speaking to coach Fran due to the fact my freshman year when he was at Rutgers and ever due to the fact there, the connection (has) just been having improved and improved.”
Robinson not too long ago visited Alabama (Oct. eight) and Penn State (Oct. 22).
Four-star athlete maintaining tabs in Big Ten nation
Quinton Martin has been generating the rounds in the Big Ten. The final two weeks have noticed the Belle Vernon High School (Pennsylvania) junior take unofficial visits to each Ohio State (Oct. 22) and Penn State (Oct. 29).
“What stood out the most at Ohio State was in all probability the way the players played with every other on the field,” he told ESPN. “They communicated. They had every other’s back, no matter what. And I have not noticed that in a lot of teams in college football.”
Martin (No. 25 general in 2024) is the third-greatest athlete in his class, according to ESPN. Through eight games, he has 822 total yards (612 rushing) and 14 touchdowns (13 rushing).