College Football 2013: 5 Recruits to Watch on National TV This Week
This weekend, high school football will be featured on national television, and if you're a fan of college football or keep up on the world of college football recruiting, you're going to need to check it out.
Starting at 8:30 p.m. EST on ESPN2, Kentucky's Trinity High School will take on Cathedral out of Indiana. These two high schools will have the chance to be showcased this week on the Geico ESPN High School Showcase.
Here are a few players fans of college football recruiting will want to watch:
Stu Stanley, OLB, Cathedral: Stanley is a 6'1'', 210-pound linebacker that runs a 4.6 40-yard dash according to Rivals. Rivals also has him ranked as a 2-star player, and he's verbally committed to Ball State
Sampson Levingston, WR, Cathedral: Levingston is a 2-star wideout according to ESPN Recruiting Nation. He does not have any offers yet, but he has schools like Indiana and Purdue on his interest list.
5. Travis Wright, QB, Trinity
Wright is the signal-caller for Trinity, so you'll be seeing plenty of him in this game. He's 6', 185 pounds and is a 3-star recruit, according to ESPN Recruiting Nation.
Wright does not have any offers yet, but notable schools on his interest list include Illinois, Louisville and Nebraska, according to 247Sports.
A big game on national TV could very well boost some interest in the Trinity quarterback, so expect a great performance out of him.
4. Dalyn Dawkins, RB, Trinity
Dawkins is a 3-star running back according to Rivals and he has offers from a few notable schools such as Illinois, Purdue and Cincinnati among others.
247Sports has Cincinnati on top of his interest list, followed by Colorado State, Illinois and Purdue.
Dawkins is a bit on the small side at just 5'9'', 175 pounds, but he runs a 4.5 40. Expect to see a few big runs from this speedy back.
3. Ryan White, DB, Trinity
White is a 3-star corner prospect according to Rivals.com, and he has made a verbal commit to the Vanderbilt Commodores.
This is a kid that you're going to see play in the SEC, so take notice of how he handles the spotlight of playing on national television
White is a very physical corner that plays strong against the run and is athletic enough to be a difference maker in Vanderbilt's secondary.
2. James Quick, WR, Trinity
Four-star receiver James Quick has still not made a verbal commit, so fans of either Ohio State or Louisville will definitely want to take notice.
Quick has good size for a receiver at 6'2'', 180 pounds and runs a 4.40 40-yard dash.
He'll be a solid contributor for the program that gets his commitment.
1. Jason Hatcher, WDE, Trinity
Fans tuning in to this game should expect to get a good showing from 4-star defensive end and USC commit Jason Hatcher.
At 6'2'', 240 pounds, Hatcher will have to rely on his athleticism and speed to make an impact at USC, and expect both of those traits to be on display in this game.
He displays a good first burst off the line and can be a very good edge rusher. That said, he's still strong enough to be effective against the run and he uses his hands very well to disengage blockers.
Lane Kiffin and USC have the No. 1 recruiting class in the nation right now, and Hatcher is one of many reasons why. You can check out some of his highlights here, but make sure to watch him this weekend.