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2015 Recruits Dominating Their Junior Year of High School Football

Tyler DonohueNational Recruiting AnalystDecember 20, 2016

2015 Recruits Dominating Their Junior Year of High School Football

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    Texas QB Kyler Murray is on top of his game.
    Texas QB Kyler Murray is on top of his game.247Sports

    The 2015 recruiting class features several players ready to command a national spotlight at the next level. High school juniors throughout the nation haven't needed much time to establish themselves as premier collegiate prospects.

    These standouts have spent their season piling up amazing statistics and collecting a long list of scholarship offers. The recruiting journey is just beginning for these young playmakers, but it's never too early to examine which stars are delivering sensational performances on the field.

5-Star RB Jordan Scarlett (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)

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    University High School standout Jordan Scarlett is quickly becoming the offensive focal point for a team loaded with talent. The 5'10", 200-pound running back has been a force out of the Suns' backfield, bullying opponents on several occasions.

    Scarlett is averaging more than eight yards per carry, according to MaxPreps. He's an explosive playmaker, scoring 12 touchdowns on less than 100 touches.

    His signature moments this season feature a 24-carry, 221-yard, two-touchdown effort on Oct. 18 against Glades Central. One month earlier, Scarlett scampered for 183 yards and two touchdowns on 14 carries against Cypress Bay.

    He's also been a factor in the passing game, catching passes in five contests. Scarlett turned a screen pass into a 91-yard score on Oct. 25 against Manatee, per the Miami Herald.

    His long list of collegiate offers includes Florida State, Florida, Miami, LSU, Ohio State and Alabama.

     

     

4-Star QB Kyler Murray (Allen, Texas)

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    Quarterback Kyler Murray didn't waste anytime announcing himself as an elite talent in Texas. The Allen High School standout led his squad to a state title as a sophomore and delivered a virtuoso performance in the 2013 opener.

    Murray completed 17 of 25 passes for 464 yards and three touchdowns in a 49-27 victory over state powerhouse Southlake Carroll, according to USA Today. He also rushed for 78 yards and two scores.

    The 5'11", 170-pound passer is the son of former star Texas A&M quarterback Kevin Murray. He compiled more than 3,300 total yards and 42 touchdowns as a sophomore and continues to make strides this season.

    Murray shined again in an Oct. 18 win over rival Plano West, passing for 246 yards and four touchdowns, per 247Sports. He added 146 yards and three scores on seven carries.

    Murray followed that effort with another sterling performance on Oct. 25 against Boyd. He accounted for 330 passing yards and six total touchdowns, per the Dallas Morning News.

    His offer list features Ohio State, California, Clemson, Texas and Texas A&M.

3-Star DE T.J. Fehoko (Salt Lake City, Utah)

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    T.J. Fehoko has been the definition of dominant as a pass-rusher this season. The 6'1", 245-pound Cottonwood High School star is stacking up sacks at a prolific pace.

    Through 10 games, Fehoko has collected an incredible 32 sacks, according to MaxPreps. He has 83 total tackles.

    Fehoko registered 7.5 sacks on Oct. 25 in a 42-7 victory over Hillcrest. It was the fifth game this season in which he's collected at least four sacks.

    His stat sheet also features seven forced fumbles and three blocked punts. Fehoko holds an offer from Utah, while drawing interest from UCLA, Hawaii, UNLV and Oregon.

     

5-Star QB Josh Rosen (Bellflower, Calif.)

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    St. John Bosco star Josh Rosen is the latest top-tier quarterback recruit to emerge in southern California. The 6'4", 205-pound prospect moves well outside the pocket and possesses all the tools you look for in a pro-style passer.

    He burst onto the scene as a sophomore, when he threw for 2,087 yards and 22 touchdowns, per 247Sports. Rosen clearly has full control of the playbook this fall, as his efforts have helped lift unbeaten Bosco to another level offensively this fall.

    His completion percentage is currently hovering around 74 percent, per MaxPreps. That's 20 percentage points higher than his 2012 mark.

    Through seven games, Rosen has thrown for 1,418 yards and 15 touchdowns. He is considering offers from California, UCLA, USC, Notre Dame, Michigan and Stanford.

     

4-Star RB Jacques Patrick (Orlando, Fla.)

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    Timber Creek running back Jacques Patrick has picked up right where he left off as a sophomore. The 6'2", 220-pound playmaker is a physical, fearless runner who commands the spotlight as a nationally recruited prospect.

    Patrick rushed for 2,032 yards and 29 touchdowns last season, per MaxPreps. He is averaging 9.4 yards per carry this year, more than half a yard better than 2012.

    Through eight games, Patrick has plowed over and around defenders en route to 1,486 yards and 18 scores. He's also thrown three touchdowns.

    Patrick has proven himself as a sturdy workhorse back, carrying the ball at least 22 times in five games. He rushed for 432 yards and six touchdowns on Sept. 27 in a 46-35 victory over Olympia.

    His offer list is highlighted by Alabama, Michigan, Florida State, Miami, Florida and Notre Dame. He spent an unofficial visit at Ohio State last weekend.

     

     

4-Star WR Christian Kirk (Scottsdale, Ariz.)

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    Saguaro High School standout Christian Kirk is a complete receiver prospect, displaying elite burst and ball skills. The 5'10", 180-pound prospect is playing like one of the top pass targets in the country.

    He has five games with at least five receptions this season, per MaxPreps. Kirk's 39 catches include nine touchdowns.

    He hauled in a touchdown pass during each of his past three contests. Kirk snagged three scoring completions in a Sept. 27 win over McClintock.

    Oregon, USC, Florida State, Texas A&M, Tennessee and Arizona State are among his many scholarhship offers.

5-Star QB Ricky Town (Ventura, Calif.)

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    Ricky Town looks ready for the collegiate level already. The 6'4", 205-pound St. Bonaventure quarterback is as fundamentally sound at the position as you'll see in high school.

    It shows through in his performances on game day. He threw for 2,400 yards and 23 touchdowns in 2012, per 247Sports.

    His junior year has been filled with dominant efforts. In his first two games combined this season, he threw for 498 yards and nine touchdowns, according to 247Sports.

    Town tallied 326 yards and four touchdowns on 17-of-20 passing attempts on Oct. 11 in less than three quarters of action against Simi Valley.

    He's earned scholarship offers from Florida State, Georgia, Miami, Texas, USC and UCLA. Town committed to Alabama in August.

     

     

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