MASON, Ohio – Four of the nation’s top high school football programs met in the Skyline Chili Crosstown Showdown on Sunday at Kings High School.
2015 RB Jordan Scarlett showed why he already has several big-time offers on Sunday.
In the first game, Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) University School rolled to a 33-14 victory over Trotwood (Ohio) Madison.
The nightcap saw Cincinnati (Ohio) Moeller defeat Baltimore (Md.) Gilman 35-14.
The Top-10 performers.
1. Jordan Scarlett, 6-0, 200, RB: Easy to see why this University School 2015 running back already has offers from Alabama, Louisville, LSU, Miami, Michigan State, Rutgers, Tennessee, UCLA and Wisconsin among others. Scarlett has good vision and runs hard. He never goes down on first contact and has the ability to run away from the defense, which was evident on his 22-yard touchdown scamper. Finished with 20 carries for 116 yards and two scores. Also has the ability to catch the football and lined up all over the field in the win.
2. Skai Moore, 6-3, 215, LB: Was named player of the game for University School after registering nine tackles, an interception returned 41 yards for a score and a blocked punt that resulted in a recovery for a touchdown by teammate Jalen Battle. Moore was disruptive all afternoon rushing off the edge and dropping into coverage. He currently favors Rutgers over Vanderbilt.
3. Alex Gall, 6-5, 295, OL: Moeller was able to move the football up and down the field against Gilman because of strong offensive line play led by the Miami commit. The future Hurricane is a punishing run blocker that regularly stoned the defensive end before moving out to the second level and picking up a linebacker. Gall got the best of Michigan commit Henry Poggi on a couple of occasions.
4. Cameron Burrows, 6-2, 204, CB: It was a tough afternoon for the guys at Trotwood-Madison, but the Ohio State commit certainly did his part and performed well despite how the scoreboard read at the end of the day. Burrows played press coverage most of the game and locked up touted receiver Jordan Cunningham while also holding down Dionte Taylor and any other University School receiver he checked. Burrows did not give up a completion, and he made every tackle that came into his area. There is no doubt Burrows is one of the top players in America.
5. Shane Jones, 6-2, 225, LB: The Moeller defense was flying around in the first half against Gilman as they took a 28-0 lead into the locker room. The Michigan State commit led the way. He finished the game with 6 tackles and a fumble recovery. Jones was also continuously in the Gilman backfield disrupting plays.
Michigan State LB commit Shane Jones was flying around on Sunday evening for Moeller.
6. Shane Cockerille, 6-3, 215, QB: The future Maryland quarterback racked up just about all the yardage Gilman could manage against the stout Moeller defense. Cockerille is an athletic quarterback with a physical running style. He gained 159 yards on the ground including nifty touchdown runs of 37 and seven yards. Cockerille also threw for 58 yards on 7-of-16 passing.
7. Micah Kiser, 6-2, 227, LB: The four-star Virginia commit was a bright spot on the Gilman defense, racking up a game-high 10 tackles and forcing a fumble. If Kiser wasn’t making the play, his activeness was a lot of times sending the football in the opposite direction.
8. Keith Watkins, 6-0, 180, RB: Moeller’s Northwestern bound running back carried 18 times for 117 yards and a touchdown, and was also a factor in the passing game for the Crusaders offense. Watkins is a perfect fit for what the Wildcats run in Evanston.
9. Verondtae Wilkinson, 6-2, 226, OLB: The class-of-2014 linebacker came to play for Trotwood-Madison. Wilkinson was disruptive playing on the edge against both the run and the pass and has the look of a what will be a highly-recruited prospect.
10. Quincy Wilson, 6-2, 190, S: A great looking prospect on the hoof, Wilson is already a highly-recruited 2014 prospect that projects as a safety on the next level but played well at cornerback on Sunday for University School. A physical player with cover ability, Wilson is the total package at the safety position.
-Michigan commit Henry Poggi didn’t have one of his better games on Sunday, but it was still easy to see why the Gilman product is highly recruited. He has a great frame, runs well and looks like a three-technique defensive tackle or strong-side defensive tackle. Poggi made some plays on Sunday and there were some snaps he’d probably like to have back.
-Fellow Wolverines pledge Michael McCray missed most of the first half either with illness or a minor injury, but he came back strong in the second half for Trotwood-Madison. He looked explosive rushing the passer from his inside linebacker position and he has a good feel for the game. McCray runs well for his 6-foot-2, 233-pound size, and he was also a factor on offense at tight end. It would have been interesting to see how the game would have went had he been able to play more in the first half.
Despite the loss to Moeller, Michigan Top247 DL commit Henry Poggi showed he has all the tools to be great in Ann Arbor.
-University School’s touted lineman Maquedius Bain shined on the offensive line for University School in the first half before flipping over and playing his position of preference defensive tackle in the second half.
-Illinois commit Jarrod Clements did not suit up for Trotwood-Madison.
-Troy Vincent Jr. is an athletic cornerback/safety for Gilman that didn’t get tested much against Moeller.
-Receiver Emmanuel Soto caught six passes for 42 yards for University Schools, and is a good-looking 2014 prospect.
-Moeller quarterback Spencer Iacovone threw for two touchdowns and rushed for another in leading the Crusaders to the win. He is committed to Marshall for baseball.
-Indiana tight end commit Evan Jansen did not have a reception for Moeller.
-Trotwood-Madison 2014 receiver Kendrick Mallory is a deep threat at the receiver position and a big-play guy.