Future Buckeye signal caller Joe Burrow continued his incredible senior year last week by helping his Athens High squad to a huge win. Burrow didn't just lead the undefeated Bulldogs to a 48-22 victory over Nelsonville York to end the regular season, he also ran away with his ninth Land-Grant Holy Land Elite '15 MVP of the Week.
After playing one of his best overall games of the season, Burrow locked up 51% of your votes to once again win the award. The four-star prospect completed 23 of his 30 passing attempts for 379 yards, and four touchdowns, which was good enough to hold off his soon-to-be teammates Justin Hilliard (33%), Rashod Berry (8%), Denzel Ward (5%), Eric Glover-Williams (3%).
Most of the Elite '15 were back at it over the weekend trying to lead their high schools one step closer to a state title. With that being said, many of the future Buckeyes shined on the field. Who did enough to walk away with the Elite '15 MVP? Here are your five nominees:
Can anyone stop Joe Burrow? The Granville defense sure couldn't on Friday. In the 65-14 playoff win over Granville, Burrow completed 18 of his 27 passing attempts for 285 yards and three touchdowns. He didn't just have a fantastic game through the air, but also on the ground, rushing for 107 yards.
In a 35-13 American Heritage (FL) win over Kathleen on Friday, Gibson only needed a couple of quarters to put up some rather decent numbers. The recent OSU commit completed 10 of his 17 passing attempts for 149 yards and three touchdowns while also rushing for 49 yards on four attempts.
Lining up all over the field once again for Nordonia, Ward was a key reason why the Knights beat Fremont Ross, 58-26 on Friday. The future Buckeye defensive back caught five passes for 80 yards on offense, while snatching up four total tackles from his cornerback position.
Those stats might be solid, but it was on special teams where he really stood out, blocking not one, but two Fremont Ross punts on the day.
Playing both offensive, and defensive line, Alabi helped Cass Tech (MI) win their District Title on Friday. The massive lineman helped pace current Michigan running back commit (and OSU target) Mike Weber to 122 yards and three touchdowns.
Needing just about every minute of the 28-21 game to hold off Dearborn Fordson, Weber ran behind Alabi to put Cass Tech up for good in the final two minutes of the contest.
On Saturday, the Cleveland St. Ignatius defensive end had one of his better overall games in recent weeks. In a 42-14 win over a very tough Elyria squad, Jones, who was doubled teamed most of the night, finished with a team leading 6.5 total tackles, including 1.5 for loss.