Hey gang. While many of us were, no doubt, busy watching the Cal Football team deface the renovated Memorial Stadium on Saturday, our 2013 commits and key targets were playing games of their own.There were mixed results this week it appears.
Below is a quick summary of how they did, and where there was newsworthy recruiting info, I dropped it in (there's not much).
Remember to check out the CGB Recruiting Board for updated info on our remaining targets.
Jared Goff, QB Marin Catholic (Kentfield, CA). Had a huge day leading Marin Catholic in a 28-21 comeback win over St. Ignatius and accounting for all four of MC's touchdowns. Goff threw for 325 yards and three touchdowns, going 15 for 31, and also rushed for a 3 yard touchdown. After trailing 7-21 in the third quarter, Goff threw an 80-yard touchdown bomb, a 2 yard touchdown on 4th down, and the game-winning 20 yard score with just 1:35 remaining in the game. PUT THE TEAM ON YOUR BACK, SON! This week, Goff and Marin Catholic take on powerhouse Vacaville. Should be a good one.
Ray Hudson, TE Foothill (Pleasanton, CA). Had 4 catches for 91 yards, including a 45 yard touchdown reception, in Foothill's 28-41 loss to Freedom. A tough defeat, but that's now three touchdown catches in Hudson's first two games. Looking like it's gonna be a big year for Ray. Love this kid.
Darius Allensworth, CB Heritage (Menifee, CA). After shining on the offensive side of the ball in Heritage's week 1 win, Allensworth made his presence felt with a big interception in Heritage's week 2 victory over Rancho Verde, 35-13. The Patriots were content to ride a strong running game to victory offensively, rolling up 372 yards on the ground.
Matt Anderson, K San Ramon Valley (Danville, CA).Kicked field goald of 29 and 30 yards to go along with 2 successful extra point kicks in San Ramon Valley's 20-31 loss to Folsom. While the Wolves have had a tough start to their season (sitting at 0-2 after losses to two quality opponents), Anderson is looking great.
Takkarist McKinley, OLB Kennedy (Richmond, CA). While he will play outside linebacker for Cal, the uber-athletic McKinley plays tight end and defensive end for Kennedy. From the tight end spot, McKinley caught two passes for 50 yards, one of which was a 32 yard touchdown, in Kennedy's 16-27 season-opening loss to Bethel. This is the time where I bemoan the lack of available defensive statistics available from high school football games. I would LOVE to know how McKinley performed on that side of the ball. Alas.
AJ RIchardson, WR Narbonne (Harbor City, CA). Narbonne opened their season against Palos Verdes on Thursday night, and Richardson caught 6 passes for 58 yards tin a 41-0 drubbing. I expect AJ to have a very good season. He then traveled up to Berkeley to watch the game on Saturday. Oops. Despite the loss, he seemed impressed with the crowd and the gameday atmosphere.
Trey Cheek, CB Archer (Lawrenceville, GA).Archer had a dominant win over Mountain View, 46-7. Trey was only challenged once all game, and deflected the lone pass to his man. He was solid in coverage and also tallied 4 tackles on the day.
Shon Akins, CB Norcross (Norcross, GA). Norcross defeated South Gwinnett 35-20 in Friday action. While I was unable to track down Shon's stats from the game, the SOuth Gwinnett quarterback was just 12-24 for 142 yards. That speaks to a solid effort in the secondary which Shon was certainly a big part of.
Chad Whitener, ILB Mansfield (Mansfield, TX). Chad and the Mansfield defense had a rough night on Friday, as Arlington-Bowie ran up 59 points on 598 total yards to upset the Tigers 43-59. The Bowie quarterback had a huge game, passing fro 4 touchdowns and rushing for another.Again, I wasn't able to find defensive stats for Chad, but I'd guess he tallied a lot of tackles in what sounds like a disappointing result for Mansfield.
Cameron Hunt, OL Centennial (Corona, CA). Hunt and Centennial lost a tight game to St. Bonaventure, 35-40, in a matchup of SoCal powers. St. Bomnaventure controlled the game and did its part to keep Centennial's offense off the field. Centennial scored two late touchdowns to get within 5, but were stopped on a 4th Down that essentially ended the comeback and the game.
Terrell Newby, RB Chaminade (West Hills, CA). Rushed for 175 yards and 3 touchdowns as Chaminade came back and defeated Arkansas state champ Pulaski Academy 49-39. A friend attended the game and said Newby looked awesome. He's a complete back with legitimate talent.
Berkley Edwards, RB Chelsea (Chelsea, MI). Edwards was shut down by the East Lansing Trojans, gaining 44 yards on 17 carries, as Chelsea fell to 0-2 on the season after being shut out 0-27. It was the first time Chelseas had been shut out since 1997. Reports from the game indicate that the Chelsea OL was dominated at the point of attack and Edwards had few opportunities to find space.
Edward Tandy, LB Tustin (Tustin, CA). On a weekend where he took his official visit to Cal, Tandy and his Tustin team started the weekend with an exciting win over Foothill, 35-28. Tandy only had 31 yards on the ground, and it sounds like the Tustin secondary got picked on for most of the night with the Foothill quarterback carving them up for most of the first half. No reports out yet on how Tandy's visit wen, or if he actually made it to campus for tat matter.
Tyler Foreman, S Crespi (Encino, CA). Brandon Arnold, S Crespi (Encino, CA).
The Crespi safety duo helped shut down Nevada state power Liberty's passing game, which completed just 3 passes for 46 yards on the night, in the Celt's 42-28 victory. Arnold helped make the big hit in run support that sealed the win. Also worth mentioning that Oregon State has entered the picture as a legitimate suitor for Arnold's services. Still think it'll be us or Michigan State though.
Scott Quessenberry, OL La Costa Canyon (Encinitas, CA). Quessenberry helped pave the way for a dominant offensive performance in the Mavericks' season opener, crushing Baldwin Park 42-0. La Costa rushed for 215 yards and had no turnovers in the win.
Kanyia Anderson, OLB Oscar Smith (Chesapeke, VA). Anderson committed to Old Dominion yesterday while attending Old Dominion's 57-23 win over Duquesne. This shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone whose been paying attention her. Anderson has looked like a guy likely to stay close to home for a while.
Austin Hooper, OLB De La Salle (Concord, CA). Victor Egu, OLB De La Salle (Concord, CA).
Played key roles in De La Salle's dominant defensive effort against Bellarmine Prep, helping the Spartans roll to a 41-7 win over an inexperienced Bellarmine squad. Hooper added a 58 yard catch at Tight End too. On the unfortunate side, Egu has apparently narrowed his list of finalists to Oregon, Washington, and Notre Dame. So there's that.
There's the weekly scoop. Thoughts?