Future Buckeye quarterback Tate Martell has been lighting up a lot more than the football field this season. Martell, a four-star standout from Bishop Gorman (NV) has also been dominating the Land-Grant Holy Land MVP of the Week award.
Bringing home the Player of the Week spot for once again last week, Martell locked up 53% of your votes to knock off his soon-to-be Ohio State teammates Josh Myers (25%), Antjuan Simmons (12%), Brendan White (7%), and Brian Snead (3%) to be named MVP.
Can Martell continue his dominance or will another OSU pledge snatch the award this go around? The poll is now open. Let your voice be heard and vote:
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Another game, another win for Martell and Bishop Gorman (NV). Defeating Clark (NV), 58-0, Martell proved why he’s considered one of the top dual-threat quarterbacks in the class of 2017.
Showcasing his arm and legs, Martell connected on 8 of his 10 passing attempts for 132 yards and touchdown, while also carrying the ball six times for another 102 yards and two more Bishop Gorman scores to help pace the Gaels to the runaway victory.
The future Buckeye linebacker might’ve finished with numerous tackles on defense, but it was on offense where Simmons did must of his damage for Pioneer (MI) squad against Lincoln (MI).
Lining up in the backfield, Simmons carried the ball 18 times for 160 yards and a touchdown in Pioneer’s 26-12 win on Friday night.
The class of 2018 running back didn’t have to touch the ball much to have his presence felt on Friday.
Toting the rock just nice times, Snead either scored a touchdown or helped Armwood (FL) pick up a first down on most of his carries. Finishing the night with 120 yards and two rushing touchdowns, the four-star prospect also hauled in a 10-yard reception for a score to help the Hawks past the Brandon High Eagles (FL), 47-7.
Wade was key in Trinity Christian’s (FL) 34-20 win over Fort Pierce Central. Playing wide receiver and cornerback, the position he will suit up at on the college level, Wade scored a pair of touchdowns in the victory.
On offense Wade’s score came on a 18-yard reception in the first half. Locking down wide outs, his defensive touchdown came soon after halftime when the four-star standout snatched up an interception and took it 32 yards to the house to push Trinity Christian out in front for good.
The Buckeyes have been blessed with defensive line talent for years and with prospects such as Young coming to Columbus soon, it doesn’t look like that will be changing.
On Friday, Young was a force up front for DeMatha (MD). In DeMatha’s 23-13 win over a very solid Gonzaga team, the defensive end finished the game with nine total tackles, a quarterback sack, and also recovered a fumble, per Bill Kurelic of Bucknuts.