College Football Recruiting 2014: Top 25 Stars, Week 11 Edition
Postseason action commenced across the country this past week, presenting an opportunity for America's premier prospects to shine with the spotlight turned all the way up. As usual, several top 2014 recruits rose to the challenge and led their teams to successful results.
We continue to examine the elite performances of college's future stars each week. Here's a look at some of the stellar efforts that stole headlines.
*All star rankings and recruitment news via 247 Sports.
25. 3-Star RB C.J. Leggett (Alpharetta, Ga.)
North Gwinnett star C.J. Leggett helped his squad eliminate Milton from state playoff action. The 5'9", 203-pound running back rushed for 138 yards and two scores in a 34-10 win, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Leggett's effort featured a 54-yard touchdown burst. He is weighing offers from Pittsburgh, Vanderbilt and UCLA.
24. 4-Star RB Donald Catalon (Houston, Texas)
Eisenhower High School was eliminated in its first playoff game, but running back Donald Catalon made a large impact on a highly contentious contest. He gained 161 yards on 22 carries according to the Cypress Creek Mirror.
Catalon scored a touchdown in the 24-23 loss to Cy Ridge. He committed to Texas prior to his junior season.
23. 4-Star QB Treon Harris (Miami, Fla.)
Quarterback Treon Harris returned from an October ankle injury to make an immediate impact for Booker T. Washington High School. The 5'11", 180-pound playmaker threw a pair of touchdowns in a 40-18 victory over Glades Central, according to the Miami Herald.
Harris helped his team build a 33-2 halftime advantage. He is committed to Florida State.
22. 4-Star RB Aeris Williams (West Point, Miss.)
West Point High School star Aeris Williams saw his team come up short on the scoreboard but impressed with a strong game on the ground. The 6'1", 205-pound running back bullied defenders en route to 156 rushing yards and three touchdowns, according to the Tennessean.
It was Williams' final high school game, as West Point lost to Pearl, 33-20. He is committed to Mississippi State.
21. 3-Star RB Keion Davis (Fairburn, Ga.)
Langston Hughes High School running back Keion Davis dismantled the opposing defense Friday night. The 6'0", 175-pound prospect picked up 202 yards on 18 carries in a 34-20 victory over Valdosta, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
He scored an 82-yard touchdown to give his team an early cushion. Davis committed to Marshall in June.
20. 3-Star S Nate Gaines (Mesquite, Texas)
Poteet High School defensive back Nate Gaines gave his team a significant lift in a 17-2 playoff victory over Wakeland. The 6'3", 185-pound safety recorded 10 tackles and an interception, per the Dallas Morning News. He also recorded a safety, adding some cushion to his team's lead.
Gaines committed to SMU in June after weighing offers from Purdue, Nevada and Utah.
19. 4-Star QB Jacob Park (Goose Creek, South Carolina)
18. 3-Star QB Troy Flutie (Natick, Mass.)
Natick High School quarterback Troy Flutie finds himself atop a prestigious state list after an impressive Friday night performance. He threw three touchdowns in a 28-14 win over Needham, per MaxPreps, moving into first place all-time among Massachusetts players in touchdown passes.
The 6'0", 170-pound prospect now has thrown 105 touchdown tosses. Flutie will follow in his uncle Doug's footsteps at Boston College.
17. 3-Star ATH Tyler Henderson (Suwanee, Ga.)
Henderson finished the contest with 111 rushing yards. He is considering offers from Air Force, Buffalo and Old Dominion.
16. 5-Star RB Dalvin Cook (Miami, Fla.)
15. 4-Star QB Jerrod Heard (Denton, Texas)
Guyer High School star Jerrod Heard continues to cement his legacy as one of Texas' top playoff performers in recent years. The quarterback accounted for four total touchdowns in a 69-7 win over Saginaw, according to the Denton Record-Chronicle.
Heard managed to throw for 163 yards and rush for 70 yards in less than three quarters of action in the postseason opener.
He is committed to Texas.
14. 3-Star S Dominick Sanders (Tucker, Ga.)
Tucker High School standout Dominick Sanders made his presence known on both sides of the football Friday night against Heritage-Conyers.
He is considering offers from Iowa, Ohio State and Georgia Tech.
13. 4-Star WR Michiah Quick (Fresno, Calif.)
Central East High School star Michiah Quick put on quite a show in his squad's first-round playoff victory over Buchanan. The 6'0", 170-pound wide receiver caught eight passes for 108 yards, pushing the team to a 36-0 win. He torched Buchanan for three touchdowns, per the Fresno Bee.
Quick is considering offers from Oklahoma, Oregon, USC, UCLA and Notre Dame.
12. 4-Star RB Elijah Hood (Charlotte, North Carolina)
Charlotte Catholic playmaker Elijah Hood enjoyed another strong game against A.L. Brown, his team's first-round playoff opponent. The running back carried the ball 14 times for 231 yards, per the Charlotte Observer. He scored four touchdowns in a 56-14 win.
Hood is committed to North Carolina.
11. 3-Star RB Jonathan Hilliman (Jersey City, New Jersey)
Running back Jonathan Hilliman powered St. Peter's Prep to a playoff victory over Paul VI. The 6'1", 210-pound playmaker picked up 205 rushing yards and three touchdowns in a 61-24 win, according to NJ.com. He added a kick return for his fourth score of the contest.
Hilliman is committed to Rutgers.
10. 3-Star RB Xavier Turner (North Richland Hills, Texas)
Birdville High School running back Xavier Turner took on a mighty load for his squad in a playoff game against Byron Nelson. He carried the ball 40 times for 246 yards in a 36-34 win, according to the Dallas Morning News. Turner scored four rushing touchdowns.
The 5'10, 200-pound prospect does not have an FBS offer, but he's drawn substantial interest from Minnesota and Oklahoma.
9. 2-Star RB David Hood (Absecon, New Jersey)
8. 3-Star K Cole Hedlund (Argyle, Texas)
Kickers typically go about their business beyond the spotlight, but that isn't the case when it comes to Cole Hedlund. The Argyle High School kicker connected on five field goals in a 57-12 playoff win over Krum, according to the Dallas Morning News.
Hedlund made history with his effort, setting a new national record for career field goals made (51).
He committed to Arkansas in June.
7. 3-Star QB Mason Rudolph (Rock Hill, South Carolina)
Northwestern star Mason Rudolph didn't have any trouble finding his receivers in a 52-22 playoff win over West Florence. The 6'4", 210-pound passer completed 21 of 26 pass attempts for 276 yards, according to the Rock Hill Herald. He threw for six scores and added another touchdown on the ground.
Rudolph committed to Oklahoma State in June.
6. 3-Star RB Jordan Ellis (Suwanee, Ga.)
5. 3-Star RB Ray Lawry (Swedesboro, New Jersey)
4. 4-Star QB Shuler Bentley (Duncan, S.C)
3. 5-Star RB Joe Mixon (Oakley, Calif.)
Freedom High School running back Joe Mixon made the most of his opportunities against Foothill. The versatile 6'2", 195-pound playmaker accumulated 281 rushing yards on 22 carries, according to MaxPreps.
Mixon scored seven touchdowns in a 55-17 victory.
He is considering offers from Wisconsin, Oklahoma, California and Florida State, among others.
2. 5-Star QB Will Grier (Davidson, North Carolina)
1. 4-Star WR Trey Quinn (Lake Charles, La.)
Barbe star Trey Quinn etched his place in high school football history Friday night.
The 6'1", 200-pound prospect established a new national record for career receiving yards, surpassing current Missouri standout Dorial Green-Beckham's mark of 6,356 yards
Quinn caught nine passes for 216 yards and three touchdowns in a 42-16 victory over South Lafourche, according to NOLA.com. The LSU commit also rushed for a score.