College Football Recruiting 2014: Top 10 Stars, Week 15 Edition
We've spent the entire 2013 high school football season surveying the nation on a weekly basis to uncover premier performances by top collegiate prospects. These efforts have included dominant defensive efforts, unstoppable passing displays and ridiculous rushing statistics.
State champions have been crowned throughout the country, with several senior standouts rising to the occasion when it mattered most. We take a look at 10 college-bound players who punctuated their seasons with outstanding performances in our final edition of the fall.
10. 4-Star S Jaleel Wadood (Lakewood, Calif.)
St. John Bosco standout Jaleel Wadood continues to come up big in the postseason. A week after scoring twice in the Pac-5 Division title game, he made an offensive impact against Centennial in the state playoff action.
Wadood caught a 31-yard touchdown to help his squad surge to a 70-49 victory over Centennial, per MaxPreps. He committed to UCLA last week.
9. 3-Star CB Grant Haley (Atlanta, Ga.)
Lovett School standout Grant Haley gave his team a late lift toward a state title against Lamar County. He scored a go-ahead 41-yard touchdown with eight minutes remaining in the game to push Lovett to a 14-7 win, per the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Haley rushed for 131 yards as Lovett claimed its first Georgia championship since 1970. He committed to Vanderbilt in July.
8. 2-Star RB Raekwon James (New Orleans, La.)
John Curtis Christian running back Raekwon James helped his team capture its 26th state title in school history. The 5'9", 175-pound speedster rushed for 97 yards and a touchdown in a 32-0 victory over University Lab, according to NOLA.com.
James also scored on a 13-yard pass on the final play of the first half. He has interest in Northern Colorado, Tulane and Southern Miss.
7. 4-Star S Steven Parker (Jenks, Okla.)
He caught a 41-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter. Parker is considering offers from Oklahoma State, Texas A&M and Oklahoma.
6. 4-Star ATH Myles Autry (Norcross, Ga.)
Versatile Norcross playmaker Myles Autry overwhelmed North Gwinnett in state championship action. After seeing his squad fall behind 14-0 early, he scored on a 92-yard kickoff return to reverse momentum, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Autry added a 69-yard touchdown reception in the fourth quarter of a 31-14 win. He is considering offers from Florida State, Georgia, Georgia Tech and Ohio State.
5. 3-Star RB Tre Watson (Corona, Calif.)
Centennial star Tre Watson enjoyed a sensational senior season for one of southern California's most impressive squads. The running back rushed for 264 yards in a wild 70-49 loss to national powerhouse St. John Bosco, per MaxPreps.
Watson scored twice, giving him 50 touchdowns this season. He committed to California in May.
4. 4-Star QB Jerrod Heard (Denton, Texas)
Denton Guyer quarterback Jerrod Heard helped his team rally late in a state semifinal matchup against Highland Park. The 6'2.5", 190-pound passer rushed for a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns in a 22-16 win, according to The Dallas Morning News.
Heard accounted for the game-winning score with less than a minute left in the contest and finished with 153 rushing yards. He is committed to Texas.
3. Unranked WR Trey Willis (Griffin, Ga.)
Willis also reached the end zone on a kickoff return. He holds offers from Western Kentucky, Georgia State and South Alabama.
2. 3-Star ATH Jaylen Samuels (Charlotte, N.C.)
Jaylen Samuels gave a masterful performance as Mallard Creek claimed a state championship. The sensational 6-foot, 225-pound playmaker rushed for three touchdowns and caught two scoring passes in a 59-21 win over Wake Forest, per the Charlotte Observer.
He finished the game with 213 total yards. Samuels committed to North Carolina State in June.