It was another great week for Husker recruits on the gridiron at their respective high schools. Husker quarterback target Tommy Armstrong might have had the best timing of any recruit, having a great performance right before his scheduled official visit to Nebraska this weekend for the Washington game. The 3-star senior led Bishop Steele High School to its first victory over Kerrville Tivy High School in Armstrong's career.
Armstrong's rushing stats so far this season show he's a dynamic dual-threat.
Armstrong had 306 total yards in the 38-26 win. His 181 rushing yards included a 48-yard touchdown run, while his 125 passing yards including a 69-yard TD strike right before halftime. Armstrong was 7-for-10 passing on the night and averaged 10.6 yards per rush on 17 carries while leading his team in rushing. He finished with two touchdowns and zero interceptions.
On the season, Armstrong has yet to throw an interception through three games. He's 17-for-33 on the year (51 percent completion percentage) for 298 yards and three touchdowns. He's been even more impressive with his feet, averaging nearly 10 yards per carry on 35 attempts for 337 yards and two touchdowns.
Click here and browse the photos for a couple of nice shots of Armstrong: Armstrong pics
DEVIN FULLER, 5-star, QB: Passed for 124 yards, rushed for 60 and two touchdowns and also intercepted a pass as a defensive back on defense in a 30-28 loss to Pascack Valley in the season-opener. Fuller came close to channeling his inner Tim Tebow after the game, sending a message to his Old Tappan teammates and fans on Facebook:
"We aint going out without a fight. i wont let a loss happen again. Keep your head up boys. We cant chage what happened last night but we can grow from this. OT Football. On to the next one."
QUANZELL LAMBERT, 4-star, LB: Had an interception, a forced fumble, two sacks and nine tackles in 19-0 season-opening win. Here's a nice free article on Lambert I found that helps explain why he's taking his time in the recruiting process: Free Lambert article
T.J. NEAL, 3-star, LB: Had four rushes for 50 yards and a touchdown in a 47-7 win against Altoona. Also had 12 tackles a forced fumble.
Season: 22 tackles, two forced fumbles.
Fuller's stats were good in his first game, but he cared more about getting a win.
ORLANDO DAVID, TE: Had at least one catch in his first game back from injury during a 34-0 win against Ransom Everglades.
ERIC KINSEY, 3-star, DE: Lost 27-15 against Norland. Kinsey didn't take the loss very well on Facebook: "still down smh i let my family down, i let da bull fam. down, i let my coaches down, i let my bull brothas down nd most importantly i let myself down....damn losing hurts dnt feel lyk doin nothin 2day"
JONATHAN BULLARD, 4-star, DE: Crest 26-15 over Roberson.
TYREECE JILES, 3-star, CB: Caught a 48-yard touchdown and also scored on a 70-yard punt return during a 50-37 win against Baker. Finished with five catches for 117 yards. Here's a nice photo of Jiles breaking some ankles: Jiles juking
Season: Nine catches for 194 yards.
GHIERRY VANDERKYUP, 3-star, ATH: Bye week.
ALONZO MOORE, 3-star, ATH: Led all rushers with 135 yards on 23 carries, playing as a wildcat quarterback during a 28-7 win over Marksville. He broke tackles on a 15-yard touchdown run in the third quarter. Moore had a 87-yard kickoff return for a touchdown the first time he touched the ball in Winnfield's season-opening win last week. Moore is scheduled to officially visit Nebraska this weekend.
DUARON WILLIAMS, 3-star, OL: Out for the season with injury. Goes into surgery on Tuesday to repair an ACL tear.
Taiwan Johnson continues to impress leading up to his visit to Nebraska this weekend.
Season: 11 pancake blocks.
MONTY MADARIS, 4-star, WR: Caught touchdown passes of 22 and 33 yards in the first half of a 63-12 win over Northmont
TAIWAN JOHNSON, 3-star, DE: Had five tackles in a 44-19 win over Goose Creek. Scheduled to visit Nebraska this weekend.
Season: 4 sacks, 15 tackles.
BRIAN NANCE, 4-star, LB: 64-0 win against Richland.
VINCENT VALENTINE, 4-star, DT: No tackles in a 28-14 loss to East St. Louis.
JERMAINE EDMONDSON, 2-star, CB: Two tackles as McKinley beat Uniontown Lake 50-27. Edmondson had a 100-yard interception return for a TD earlier this season.
TERRY GRIGSBY, WR/DB: 180 receiving yards and three touchdowns in win against Omaha South. Caught touchdown passes of 39, 6, and 10 yards -- including all of North's scoring in the second half.
Debo Jones is looking more and more like an absolute steal for the Huskers in this class.
Season: 488 yards and six touchdowns.
SAM COTTON, 3-star, TE: Caught seven-yard touchdown pass in 30-15 against Bellevue West. Also had a 13-yard reception. On defense, he had a sack and two tackles.
Season: Three catches for 41 yards and a touchdown, two sacks and 11 tackles.
MICHAEL MINTER JR, 2013 RB/DB: Nine rushes for 44 yards in a 21-18 loss to Lincoln Northeast.
Season: 41 carries for 353 yards and five touchdowns.
JOSH BANDERAS, 2013 LB: Five tackles and a sack in 35-0 win against Lincoln East.
DEION JONES, LB: Had a 75-yard interception return for a touchdown during a 37-0 win against rival Holy Cross. Jones added another interception during the game as well as eight tackles and six assisted tackles.
Jesuit coach Wayde Keiser told nola.com: "What can I say about Debo? Debo plays hard. He does what we ask him to do."
Husker WR commit Westerkamp finds a way to win, no matter what.
Season: 35 tackles (23 solo, 12 assists) two sacks, fumble recovery, three interceptions and interception return for a touchdown.
PAUL THURSTON, 4-star, OG: Arvada West suffered a 49-0 loss to Regis Jesuit.
KEONI BUSH-LOO, TE: Had one catch for 25 yards in a 51-7 win against Damien.
KENNY LAWLER, 3-star, WR: 67 receiving yards in a 31-20 win against Tustin. Had 140 yards and a touchdown last week, taking one of those catches 80 yards on a screen pass.
RONNIE STANLEY, 4-star, OT: 49-0 win against Durango.
ANDRUS PEAT, 5-star, OT: 33-6 win against Dobson.
JOE ROBINSON, 3-star, LB: 12 tackles, two forced fumbles, two sacks and six tackles for loss in a 31-19 loss against Oceanside.
Season: 27 tackles, four sacks, nine tackles for loss, two forced fumbles through two games. Chapparal has a bye next week.
Rose's Rockhurst team remains undefeated, thanks in part to his versatile play.
BRANDON BEAVER, 4-star, CB: 30-0 loss to Redlands East Valley.
AZIZ SHITTU, 4-star, DT: Lead Buhach Colony's defense that held Christian Brothers to negative 25 yards of total offense in a 63-6 win. Shittu's group hasn't allowed an opponent to gain more than 110 yards of total offense once this season through three games.
REGGIE DANIELS, 4-star, S: Helped Hamilton win its 43rd straight game in a 47-7 win against Notre Dame.
JARED AFALAVA, 3-star, LB: Bingham beat Layton 47-13
Season: 18 tackles through two games.
MICHAEL ROSE, 4-star, LB: Had eight tackles, two for loss and two pass break-ups as Rockhurst beat Blue Springs South 16-3.
Season: 30 tackles, five for loss, four pass break-ups.
JORDAN WESTERKAMP, 4-star, WR: Scored game-winning touchdown on a 4-yard reverse run with a minute and 30 seconds remaining in a 13-6 win against Marmion. On a rainy night where Montini was forced to run the ball more often, Westerkamp had three catches for 21 yards against double and triple coverage.
The score was Westerkamp's 44th of his career, which set a new record for touchdowns by any player in Illinois state football history. His coach, Chris Andriano, talked to Darien-il.patch.com about Westerkamp: “What a special player. The kid is just amazing. He is a football player through and through. He loves the game and he plays the game the right way.”
Video of Westerkamp's game-winner: Westerkamp reverse TD
Season: 18 catches, 285 yards, four receiving touchdowns, one rushing touchdown.
GREG MCMULLEN, 4-star, DE: 35-6 loss to Boardman.
SPENCER LINDSAY, K: Hit 24-yard FG and had two catches in 36-24 loss to Grand Island.
BRANDON HILL, 3-star, OT: Due to transfer rules, cannot play for St. George's Independent School in Tennessee until Sept. 16.
JAKE SCHANY, LB: Returned an interception for a touchdown about 70 yards and also ran for a score on offense as Blair beat Mount Michael 56-14
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