Multiple members of Ohio State’s 13th ranked recruiting class played in big playoffs games this past Friday night. A few commits saw their seasons come to an end, but many were a part of lopsided victories.
Four-star commits Cade Stover and Ronnie Hickman were two of those whose seasons ended. However, Hickman did not play in his team’s last game as he sat out with a knee injury.
On the plus side, if you look at the scores of some other commits, you might think that they played in basketball games instead of football.
Doug Nester and Jordan Battle’s teams each scored 77 points in playoff victories, while Jameson Williams and Steele Chambers’ teams scored 52 and 55 respectively.
Nester, an offensive line prospect for the Buckeyes, did damage on both sides of the ball this weekend. He’s not one to take lightly on defense just because he’s being recruited for offense.
Of note, Spring Mills QB Keon Padmore-Johnson has been running away from the pressure of Spring Valley's Doug Nester.— Grant Traylor (@GrantTraylor) November 10, 2018
That's 5-foot-6, 137-pounds running from 6-foot-7, 312-pounds. That pretty much sums this up well. #wvprepfb
Ohio State recruits playing against the average high schooler is already an unfair battle, but when they’re an entire foot taller and 175 pounds heavier… let’s just say that it’s good that the Spring Mills QB made it out alive.
Spring Valley is undefeated on the year at 11-0, and the date of their next game is still TBD, but will be against the 8-3 Huntington Highlanders.
The two teams just met recently on Nov. 2 with Spring Valley winning 28-16. They will look to continue in the postseason with a second win this week.
Jameson Williams snagged a few touchdowns in Cardinal Ritter’s 52-0 shutout victory on Friday.
End of the third quarter. We got a running clock and a 46-0 lead for Cardinal Ritter over Lutheran South.— Brian Webster (@briweb69) November 10, 2018
A couple of Mekhi Hagens long TD passes to Jameson Williams in the third quarter.#STLhighschoolsports
Long touchdowns are always great to see from wide receiver recruits, but after the last few Ohio State games, it feels a little better than usual. Williams will play in the state quarterfinals on Nov. 17 against Kennett High School.
Cardinal Ritter is a cool 13-0 on the season while Kennett is 11-1. This week will be a much tougher challenge for Cardinal Ritter as last week’s opponent, Lutheran South, was only 6-5.
Steele Chambers didn’t light up the stat sheet on Friday, but he didn’t have to in a 55-16 win by Blessed Trinity. He did, though, have 16 carries for 83 yards and a touchdown.
He also retweeted this on Saturday, which is never fun to see from an out-of-state commit.
It’s probably not a big deal, but he is from Georgia — so you never know. We will definitely want to keep an eye on some potential poaching in the Peach State. Chambers’ next game will be this Friday against North Oconee.
Blessed Trinity is 11-0 this season and North Oconee is 9-2.
Marcus Crowley and Trinity Christian Academy advanced this past weekend after beating Suwannee 62-15. Crowley scampered for a 97-yard touchdown run early in the game.
Marcus Crowley 97 TD run. Kick Good. 13-0 at 7:27 of first quarter.— TCA Conquerors Athletics (@AthleticsTca) November 10, 2018
Trinity Christian is undefeated on the season at 11-0 and will play Wakulla this Friday night. Wakulla’s record is 9-2 this year.
Noah Potter and Ryan Jacoby
The two standouts from Mentor High School, Noah Potter and Ryan Jacoby, saw their team dominate Canton McKinley by a score of 36-6, setting up a rematch between them and St. Edward.
Potter, whose brother announced his transfer from OSU’s basketball program last week, tweeted that he’s still committed to Ohio State. The duo will play in the regional finals this Friday.
Mentor beat St. Edward 42-39 in the opening week of the season, making for what should be an exciting second game between the two power houses. Mentor is 11-1 this year and St. Edward is 8-3.
Cormontae Hamilton, of Whitehaven High School in Memphis, Tenn., was a part of a 31-27 playoff victory over Houston High School this past Friday. Hamilton did his job as he was key in catching passes and blocking for the Tigers.
A tough task is now ahead for Whitehaven, beating Germantown High School. They are undefeated at 12-0 on the year, while Whitehaven’s record is 9-3.
Germantown and Whitehaven have already matched up this year, as Germantown defeated Whitehaven by a score of 37-19 on Oct. 26.
- Five-star WR commit Garrett Wilson is still dealing with injuries, but plans to be back this upcoming week for Lake Travis’ first round playoff game
- Jordan Battle took an official visit to Alabama on Saturday, witnessing a 24-0 Crimson Tide victory over Mississippi State.