College Football Recruiting 2014: Top 25 Stars, Week 7 Edition
Another week, another series of star performances. The latest span of high school football action featured sensational efforts on both sides of the ball from members of the 2014 recruiting class.
From Florida to California, we keep an eye out for top individual games on a weekly basis. Here's our latest look at the best of the bunch from a memorable weekend of national competition.
25. 4-Star S Allen Artis (Marietta, Ga.)
Versatile defensive back Allen Artis ranks among the top ball hawks in Georgia. The 6'1", 195-pound Wheeler High School standout rose up with a momentum-changing play in a game his squad eventually lost in overtime to Walton.
Artis picked off a pass and returned 68 yards to paydirt and added several tackles, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He committed to North Carolina in June after weighing offers from Boston College, Clemson, Stanford and Ole Miss.
24. 5-Star RB Sony Michel (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)
23. 4-Star QB Jerrod Heard (Denton, Texas)
Denton Guyer standout Jerrod Heard had his way with Lake Dallas before exiting early in the second half of a 66-3 win. The 6'2", 190-pound quarterback threw for 84 yards and a touchdown while showing off his rushing abilities, according to the Lewisville Leader.
Heard gained 109 yards on the ground and added two scores. He committed to Texas prior to his junior season.
22. 4-Star QB Treon Harris (Miami, Fla.)
Booker T. Washington quarterback Treon Harris has few rivals when it comes to versatility. He showed off those skills by using his feet and arm to pick up a 21-9 victory.
Harris burst for a few crucial runs while passing for 206 yards and his 15th touchdown toss of the season, according to MaxPreps. He is committed to Florida State.
21. 4-Star QB Sean White (Hollywood, Fla.)
20. 4-Star QB Jacob Park (Goose Creek, S.C.)
Stratford High School quarterback Jacob Park lit up Wando on Friday night in a 35-7 win. The 6'4", 205-pound passer picked apart the defense en route to another sterling effort.
19. 3-Star RB Gregory Howell (Miami, Fla.)
Running back Gregory Howell had a dominant game against Miami High, a major rival. He led Coral Gables to a 37-0 victory, as the team leaned on his capable rushing abilities to gain separation.
18. 5-Star RB Joe Mixon (Oakley, Calif.)
Mixon gained 143 yards and found the end zone twice. He is considering offers from Oklahoma, Wisconsin, California and Oregon, among others.
17. 4-Star DE Richard Yeargin (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)
Yeargin has hunted down opposing quarterbacks with consistency throughout his high school career, earning offers from throughout the nation. The 6'4", 230-pound defender committed to Notre Dame in August.
16. 3-Star WR Coray Keel (Snellville, Ga.)
South Gwinnett High School wide receiver Coray Keel put his versatility on display in a 28-21 win over Grayson. The 6'3", 190-pound playmaker presented major matchup issues and stayed in sync with quarterback Josh Shim.
He hauled in three touchdown passes in the victory, including a 62-yard strike. Keel committed to Indiana in September, selecting the Hoosiers from an offer list that included Illinois, Kansas State and Purdue.
15. 3-Star QB Hayden Sphire (Suwanee, Ga.)
North Gwinnett quarterback Hayden Sphire had his way against Habersham Central. The 6'2", 200-pound passer picked apart the opposing secondary early and often en route to a 41-0 win.
He completed 20 of 26 pass attempts for 277 yards and three scores, per the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Sphire holds an offer from Jacksonville State and has drawn interest from Memphis and Arkansas State.
14. 2-Star LB Justen Tatum (Dallas, Texas)
13. 4-Star QB Keller Chryst (Palo Alto, Calif.)
Palo Alto passer Keller Chryst continues to play like one of the nation's elite. He was efficient and explosive in a 55-21 win over Saratoga.
Chryst completed 13 passes for 240 yards and four scores in the victory. He is committed to Stanford.
12. 4-Star RB D.K. Buford (Oxford, Miss.)
11. 3-Star WR Quincy Perdue (Marietta, Ga.)
Lassiter High School standout Quincy Perdue punished defenders throughout a Friday evening matchup with Milton. He headlined an offensive air raid in a 31-3 victory.
10. 3-Star QB Peyton Bender (Fort Lauderdale, Fla)
Peyton Bender pilots the offense for Cardinal Gibbons High School. He was excellent throughout a 31-30 victory over Miami Jackson.
The 6'1", 170-pound quarterback threw for 312 yards and four touchdowns, as his squad clinched a playoff berth. Bender committed to Washington State in March.
9. 5-Star QB Will Grier (Davidson, N.C.)
8. 5-Star RB Dalvin Cook (Miami, Fla.)
Dalvin Cook put his skills on display yet again against Miami Northwestern. The star running back propelled Miami Central to a commanding 44-13 win.
7. 3-Star ATH Erick Neal (Dallas, Texas)
Erick Neal erupted for a dominant performance on Thursday night, when his Lincoln High School squad crushed Jefferson, 63-7. The versatile offensive weapon torched Jefferson's coverage in the passing game.
6. 5-Star RB Royce Freeman (Imperial, Calif.)
Running back Royce Freeman carried Imperial High School to a 29-10 win over Brawley. The 6'0", 215-pound playmaker picked up his team with several scintillating plays.
Freeman found the end zone four times, rushing for 267 yards on 29 carries, according to MaxPreps. He is committed to Oregon.
5. 2-Star RB David Hood (Absecon, N.J.)
Running back David Hood erupted for several big plays Friday night, highlighted by a monstrous first half. The 5'10", 185-pound Absegami High School prospect surpassed the 200-yard mark before intermission in a 41-7 win over Egg Harbor Township, according to the Press of Atlantic City.
Hood finished the contest with 262 rushing yards and five touchdowns, including a 90-yard sprint. He committed to Temple in June.
4. 5-Star RB Nick Chubb (Cedartown, Ga.)
3. 5-Star QB Kyle Allen (Scottsdale, Ariz.)
2. 4-Star QB Deshaun Watson (Gainesville, Ga.)
Gainesville High School quarterback Deshaun Watson is one of the most accomplished members of the 2014 recruiting class. He set the Georgia State record for career passing yards as a junior and continues to play at the top of his game.
1. 4-Star QB Shuler Bentley (Duncan, S.C.)
It was his fourth straight game with at least five touchdown tosses. He committed to Old Dominion in May.
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