RB Taquan Mizzell, Bayside (Va.) High School
The 2013 Rivals Top-100 Prospect Rankings was updated Aug. 20 and the list is crowded with 22 five-star recruits. Sixteen have declared their college choice and six remain uncommitted.
Southern Cal tops the list with five, followed by Auburn with three. The Trojans also lead the Rivals Team Recruiting Rankings, followed by the Michigan, LSU, Notre Dame and Florida.
Here's how five of the five-stars performed over the weekend.
QB Shane Morris, De La Salle (Warren, Michigan)
Shane Morris is a pro-style quarterback committed to Michigan. He passed for 1,684 yards and 19 TDs as a junior.
He guided the Pilots to a 35-7 win over Pioneer High School (Ann Arbor) Friday. The 6'3", 183-pounder completed 14-of-26 passes for 178 yards and two TDs.
Morris is one smooth operator and takes what the defense gives him.
RB Derrick Green, Hermitage (Richmond, Virginia)
This is no one-trick pony. Derrick Green is a versatile running back who punishes defenders and wears defenses down. It was evident in the Panthers' 38-0 victory over Fork Union Academy (Virginia) Saturday on ESPNU.
The 6'1", 200-pound specimen rambled for 127 yards on 23 carries and two scores. This uncommitted talent showed a rare combination of speed and power and got stronger as the game progressed.
RB Greg Bryant, American Heritage (Delray Beach, Florida)
Don't blink or he is gone. Greg Bryant rushed for a spirited 113 yards on 23 carries. Not bad considering black jerseys swarmed the heralded recruit all afternoon.
Cocoa High School (Fla.) thumped Heritage High School 25-7 Saturday on ESPN. It was billed as a battle of small-school Florida powers.
But it was tough sledding for the 5'11", 197-pound Bryant. Despite the score, this cowbell kept grinding for four quarters. He has narrowed his choices to Alabama, Auburn, Georgia and South Carolina.
RB Ty Isaac, Joliet Catholic (Joliet, Illinois)
Ty Isaac romped for 66 yards on seven carries, including a 44-yard TD run, all in the first quarter. The bad news, he injured his shoulder and missed the rest of the game. On top of that, the Hilltoppers lost to state rival Providence Catholic High School 40-34 Friday on ESPNU.
This man-child has committed to the USC Trojans. He is 6'3", 215 pounds and all downhill.
RB Taquan Mizzell, Bayside (Virginia Beach, Virginia)
Nicknamed "Smoke" by his head coach Darnell Moore his freshman year, Taquan Mizzell turned in a steady performance Friday. He slinked and slithered for 119 yards on 21 carries and scored twice.
The Marlins defeated crosstown rival First Colonial High School 28-3.
It must be the water. Two of the four, five-star running backs are from the state of Virginia, and the 5'10", 183-pound Mizzell is headed to the University of Virginia.