Michigan Football: Wolverine Commit Stats — 9/3/13
Before continuing, a disclaimer is needed.
This is simply a how they are doing vice anything 100% definitive. One thing that has become apparent over the last couple years is news coverage is slowly fading away. It used to be primarily the “skill players” got a lot of attention, but even that is fading. My point is what is being provided here is not gospel, but simply information for entertainment purposes.
Middle linebacker Michael Ferns‘ team St. Clairsville High School started out its season a winner 24 to 21 against Claymont (Uhrichsville, OH) on the 30th of August. There were no defensive statistics available; however, he did tally three receptions for 48 yards (16 ypc). There are some game highlights available.
Defensive tackle Bryan Mone‘s team Highland High School has already taken on two challengers and currently have a record of one win and one loss. The first games was against Mountain Crest (Hyrum, UT) on the 22cnd of August, and Highland came away with the win 37-7. in that game Mone who plays both ways registered 3 tackles for loss, and 3 sacks. There is some video available, as well as a post game interview. In their second outing on the 30th of August the Highland team was not as successful @ Syracuse (Syracuse, UT) who won by a score of 17-14, there are no stats available for Mone, there is some team highlights.
2014 and 2015 teammate Michigan commits OT Mason Cole, WR George Campbell, and the East Lake High School squad started their season with a 49-0 route @ Palm Harbor University (Palm Harbor, FL) on 30 August, there is some minor game footage. There isn’t any stats for Cole but by all accounts kept the QBs well protected, and George “The Mayor” had one 71 yards TD reception, and a sack on defense.
For those who have not read or heard WR commit Drake Harris hurt himself during scrimmage and is currently sidelined for four to six weeks. that said his Grand Rapids Christian High School teammates were successful without him winning their first game @ South Christian (Grand Rapids, MI) on the 29th of August by a score of 41-13.
Tight-end Ian Bunting and his Hinsdale Central High School squad started their season in the loss category. The vistors from Bolingbrook (IL) would defeat Hinsdale on August 31st by a score of 17-6. The only stat available on Ian is a seven yard reception, there are some team highlights.
Detroit Country Day School WR commit Maurice Ways and saw their season also open on a downward note. The team from Zeeland West (Zeeland, MI) defeated Country day on home turf on the 29th of August by a score of 44-28. Ways was effective in the game though; he provided 5 catches of 164 yards (32.8 ypc), and a TD to the Day School stats sheet, there is some video but it is behind a Rivals pay wall.
Southfield High School and DE commit Lawrence Marshall also saw their season get off on the wrong foot against the defending state champion visitors from Cass Tech (Detroit, MI) on the 30th of August. The match was a close loss in which the Technicians won by a score of 18-14, led by UM offeree RB Mike Webb. There are not stats but the reports are that the Cass backfield had to work to grind passed Marshall and UM offeree teammate Malik McDowell, there are some highlights from the game.
Linebacker Chase Winovich and his Thomas Jefferson High School squad would have better results @ Ringgold (Monongahela, PA) on August 30th winning their debut match by a score 31-10. There was no video available, but Winovich plays LB and QB and amassed an 80 yard TD scramble, and 36 yard TD pass. On defense he made 6 tackles, 1 tackle for loss, and a forced fumble.
Duo 2014 commits Corner Brandon Watson, and WR Freddy Canteen from Eastern Christian Academy have played two games and have an unblemished 2013 season defeating Champagnat Catholic (Hialeah, FL) on August 24th with a score of 40-6 (some highlights included), and Banneker (College Park, GA) on the 29th 56-13. Watson had an interception in the first game, and a fumble return TD in the second. Canteen had two receiving TDs in the first game; I could not find anything for the second game on him.
Kenton High School and Outside Backer commit Noah Furbush also started their season victorious defeating Coldwater (Coldwater, OH) on their home field by a score of 22-2 on August 30th. Furbush had six tackles, one TFL, and a sack, some team highlights are available.
Another 2104 OLB commit Jared Wangler of De La Salle Collegiate High School was not as fortunate against his 31 August opening opponents Central Catholic (Toledo, OH) who won the contest by a score of 21-14. However, Wangler pulled his weight tallying seven tackles, including two for a loss, and one sack, no video was available.
Barron Collier High School and potential grayshirt 2014/15 DT commit Brady Pallante are off to a good start winning the first two contest against a Lemon Bay (Englewood, FL) squad at home on the 23rd of August blanking them 14-0, and 30 August versus Braddock (Miami, FL) by a score of 50-6. No stats are available on Brady, som highlights were available from the team’s first game.
It appears Washington Massillon High School and Michigan 2015 Kicker commit Andrew David is also playing quarterback, helping his team defeat their opponent Perry (Massillon, OH) on the 29th of August by a score of 35-7. I could not find any video, or any kicking stats but he was 7-of-10 passing for 59 yards, including a 20-yard touchdown pass prior to leaving the game with leg cramping.
2015 legacy OT commit Jon Runyan Jr. and the team from St. Joseph’s Prep School started their season 1-and-0 defeating Dallas Jesuit (Dallas, TX) in Texas on the 30th of August 48-27. No stats or video were available.
Meanwhile 2015 running back commit Damien Harris and the team from Madison Southern High School in Berea, KY are putting up NCAA video game numbers. Madison defeated its first two opponents, on 23 August @ Rockcastle County (Mt. Vernon, KY) Southern won 41-13, and defeated Whitley County (Williamsburg, KY) on homefield with a score of 56-14 on the 30th. Thus far Harris’ season stats are 476 yards on 35 carries (13.6 ypc) with 10 rushing TDs, and a 60-yard TD on a kickoff return. He had 210 yards on 23 carries (9.1 ypc) with 5 rushing TDs, and a 60-yard TD on a kickoff return against Rockcastle (Video), and 266 yards on 12 carries (22.2 ypc), and 5 TDs against Whitley (Video).
Cornerback Shaun Crawford a 2015 commit and his Saint Edward High School teammates opened their season defeating powerhouse and Buckeye pipeline school Glenville (Cleveland, OH) on the 31st of August by a score of 40-24. Crawford plays both ways; however, less some special team stats of one blocked punt, and one blocked PAT by Shaun, I couldn’t find anything – there are some team highlights available.
2015 Safety commit Tyree Kinnel and Wayne High School also started the season in the win column defeating Lincoln (Gahanna, OH) on 30 August by a score of 62-28. There were no stats available, there are some team highlights.
Hope you enjoyed, as I stated this is definitely just informational as often there simply is not a lot, and most coaches and staff do not post their stats for some reason unbeknownst to me – besides time, lack of staff, etc.
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