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Sept. 10, 2018

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Page 46 of 55 SEPT. 10, 2018 47 FOOTBALL RECRUITING ROUNDUP Quarterback Brendon Clark, 6-2, 210, Midlothian, Va. (Manchester) Running Back Kenan Christon, 5-10, 175, San Diego (Madison) King Doerue, 6-0, 200, Amarillo, Texas (Tascosa) Kyren Williams, 5-9, 191, St. Louis (St. John Vianney) Wide Receiver Kendall Abdur-Rahman, 6-0, 175, Edwardsville, Ill. (Edwardsville) Kyle Ford, 6-3, 195, Orange, Calif. (Lutheran) Cam Hart, 6-3, 181, Olney, Md. (Good Counsel) Genson Hooper, 6-5, 205, Houston (St. John's) Cornelius Johnson, 6-3, 195, Greenwich, Conn. (Brunswick) Trey Knox, 6-5, 218, Murfreesboro, Tenn. (Blackman) Tight End Brenton Strange, 6-4, 209, Parkersburg, W.Va. (Parkersburg) Offensive Line Quinn Carroll, 6-6, 280, Edina, Minn. (Edina) Zeke Correll, 6-5, 275, Cincinnati (Anderson) Andrew Kristofic, 6-6, 260, Gibsonia, Pa. (Pine-Richland) John Olmstead, 6-6, 285, Metuchen, N.J. (St. Joseph's) Walter Rouse, 6-6, 280, Silver Spring, Md. (Sidwell Friends) Enoch Valhi, 6-5, 270, Kahoka, Hawai'i (Kahoka) Defensive End Howard Cross, 6-2, 240, Montvale, N.J. (St. Joseph's Regional) Aeneas DiCosmo, 6-2, 218, Oradell, N.J. (Bergen Catholic) Josiah Miamen, 6-4, 220, Dunlap, Ill. (Dunlap) NaNa Osafo-Mensah, 6-4, 215, Fort Worth, Texas (Nolan Catholic) Joshua Pakola, 6-3, 230, Mountain View, Calif. (St. Francis) Ty Robinson, 6-6, 255. Gilbert, Ariz. (Higley) Bralen Trice, 6-4, 230, Phoenix (O'Connor) Defensive Tackle Jacob Lacey, 6-2, 295, Bowling Green, Ky. (South Warren) Hunter Spears, 6-5, 260, Sachse, Texas (Sachse) Linebacker Osita Ekwonu, 6-2, 215, Charlotte, N.C. (Providence Day) David Gbenda, 6-0, 212, Katy, Texas (Cinco Ranch) Ralen Goforth, 6-2, 215, Bellflower, Calif. (St. John Bosco) Jack Kiser, 6-2, 206, Royal Center, Ind. (Pioneer) Cornerback Trent McDuffie, 5-11, 175, Anaheim, Calif. (Servite) Isaiah Rutherford, 6-2, 170, Carmichael, Calif. (Jesuit) K.J. Wallace, 5-10, 182, Atlanta (Lovett) Max Williams, 5-10, 175, Gardena, Calif. (Junipero Serra) Safety Litchfield Ajavon, 6-0, 185, Alexandria, Va. (Episcopal) Kyle Hamilton, 6-3, 183, Atlanta (Marist School) Athlete Cameron Wynn, 5-11, 165, Chattanooga, Tenn. (Notre Dame) Specialist Jay Bramblett, 6-2, 175, Tuscaloosa, Ala. (Hillcrest) Commitments in bold italics Master List Changes Prospects Removed: LB Henry To'oto of Concord, Calif. (no longer consid- ering Notre Dame); DT Christian Rorie of Raleigh, N.C. (committed to Duke) Class Of 2019 Scholarship Offer Master List • P Jay Bramblett: He also plays quarterback for Hillcrest and completed 13 of 21 passes for 122 yards with an interception in a 24-14 loss to Hoover (Ala.) Spain Park to open the year. Next game: vs. Northport (Ala.) Tuscaloosa County (1-0). • OL Zeke Correll: Helped lead Cincinnati Anderson (1-0) to a 34-25 victory over Cincinnati Mt. Healthy (0-1). Next game: vs. Hamilton (Ohio) High (0-1). • LB Osita Ekwonu: Charlotte Providence Day (0-2) lost 33-7 to Columbia (S.C.) Ridge View. Next game: at New London (N.C.) North Stanley (0-1). • S Kyle Hamilton: Compiled more than 100 receiving yards, including a 62- yard touchdown catch, to help Atlanta Marist (1-0) notch a season-opening 40-20 victory over Atlanta Lovett (0-2) … Also recorded six tackles and an in- terception on defense to help slow down fellow Irish defensive back commit K.J. Wallace and company. Next game: at Chattanooga (Tenn.) Baylor (0-1). • WR Cam Hart: Hauled in a 58-yard touchdown grab and another 24-yard reception while also making multiple tackles on defense in Olney (Md.) Good Counsel's (1-0) 40-28 win at Marietta (Ga.) High (0-2). Next game: vs. Severn (Md.) Archbishop Spalding (0-0). • LB Jack Kiser: Carried the ball twice for 64 yards and a touchdown, threw a touchdown pass and recorded two interceptions to help Royal Center (Ind.) Pioneer (2-0) to a dominating 76-0 home win over Winamac (Ind.) High (0-2). Next game: vs. Lakeville (Ind.) LaVille (1-1). • OL Andrew Kristofic: Posted a sack and a forced fumble while playing defensive tackle, but Gibsonia (Pa.) Pine-Richland (0-1) fell 42-0 to Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy (1-0), USA Today's No. 1 team nationally. Next game: vs. Greensburg (Pa.) Hempfield Area (1-0). • DT Jacob Lacey: Bowling Green (Ky.) South Warren (2-0) posted a 39-22 win over Bowling Green (Ky.) South Warren (0-2) … Did not play per The Bowl- ing Green Daily News, though he was not suffering from a serious injury ac- cording to South Warren head coach Brandon Smith. Next game: at Franklin (Ky.) Simpson (2-0). • TE Michael Mayer (2020): Caught six passes for 78 yards and two touch- downs to help Alexandria (Ky.) Covington Catholic (2-0) to a 40-7 win over Lexington (Ky.) Henry Clay. Next game: at Union (Ky.) Cooper (1-0). • CB K.J. Wallace: Compiled 109 all-purpose yards and multiple tackles, but Atlanta Lovett (0-2) lost 40-20 to Atlanta Marist (1-0) and fellow Irish commit Kyle Hamilton. Next game: vs. Atlanta B.E.S.T. Academy (1-1). • RB Kyren Williams: Scored four touchdowns and racked up 266 yards from scrimmage (183 receiving and 83 rushing), but St. Louis St. John Vianney fell 51-28 to Fayetteville (Ark.) High (1- 0) in their season opener. Next game: at Belleville (Ill.) Athloff Catholic (1-0). • Note: S Litchfield Ajavon, TE Kevin Bauman (2020), OL Quinn Carroll, QB Brendon Clark, DE Howard Cross, OL John Olmstead, DE NaNa Osafo- Mensah, QB Drew Pyne (2020) and DL Hunter Spears have not started their seasons yet. Commitment Updates Games played Aug. 24-27 unless otherwise noted Follow @BGI_CoreyBodden and @BGI_DMcKinney on Twitter for daily recruiting updates available on! Running back Kyren Williams accounted for 266 yards from scrimmage in his first game of the season. PHOTO COURTESY RIVALS.COM

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