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The high school football season is in the books and there were some eye-popping offensive numbers posted across the nation.

Florida 2014 QB commit Will Grier led the nation in passing, going for 5,785 yards.

The dominance came from a few blue-chippers, several BCS recruits and emerging names, along with several not being recruited to play on the national stage.

247Sports takes a look.

Passing (Over 4,500 yards)

Eight quarterbacks threw for over 4,500 yards.

1. Will Grier – The 2014 Florida commit out of Davidson (N.C.) Day led the nation in passing with 5,785 yards and 69 touchdowns. That includes a national record 837 yards passing and 10 touchdowns in a 104-80 playoff defeat to Harrells (N.C.) Christian. Ranked by 247Sports as the nation’s No. 3 quarterback and No. 53 prospect overall in his class, the 6-foot-3, 180-pound Grier also ran for another 813 yards and eight scores.

2. Jake Browning – The 6-foot-2, 185-pound sophomore signal-caller out of Folsom (Calif.) High threw for a state record 5,248 yards and 63 touchdowns including 10 scores in his varsity debut. The Bulldogs lost to state power De La Salle in the championship.

3. Lawson Vassar – The Arkansas baseball commit out of Pulaski Academy in Little Rock threw for 5,169 yards and 56 touchdowns as a senior.

4. Charlie High – For a second-straight season, the Knoxville (Tenn.) Christian Academy senior passer threw for over 5,000 yards, this fall going for 5,158 yards and 59 touchdowns. The 6-foot, 175-pound High is the nation’s No. 54 pro-style passer according to the 247Composite and is still waiting on his first offer.

Five-star Alabama commit Derrick Henry led the nation in rushing and this fall became high school football's all-time leading rusher at 12,212 yards.

5. Shuler Bentley – The junior out of Duncan (S.C.) Byrnes went for 4,718 yards and 59 touchdowns. Delaware and Old Dominion have already offered the 6-foot, 180-pound Bentley.

6. Connor Mitch – The Top247 2013 South Carolina commit passed for 4,701 yards and 63 touchdowns. He is ranked by 247Sports as the nation’s No. 14 pro-style quarterback and No. 241 prospect overall.

7. Daniel Davidson – Out of Trinity Christian in Addison, Texas, the 6-foot, 180-pound senior threw for 4,696 yards and 49 touchdowns.

8. Max Browne – The five-star USC commit is ranked by both 247Sports and the 247Composite as the nation’s No. 1 pro-style passer in 2013. He threw for 4,526 yards and 49 touchdowns.

Rushing (Over 3,100 yards)

Nine running backs went for over 3,100 yards.

1. Derrick Henry – High school football’s all-time leading rusher at 12,212 yards, the five-star Alabama commit ran for 4,261 yards and 55 touchdowns this fall. The Florida Mr. Football is ranked by 247Sports as the nation’s No. 2 athlete recruit and No. 22 prospect overall.

2. Jacob Taylor – To put in perspective Henry’s season and career, the 5-foot-11, 173-pound Taylor became just the fifth high school football player ever to rush for over 4,000 yards, going for 4,036 yards and 57 touchdowns. The senior plays at Lake Arrowhead (Calif.) Rim of the World.

2014 five-star Jalen Hurd went wild in 2012 to the tune of 3,357 yards and 43 touchdowns.

3. Thomas Tyner - The future Oregon Duck ran for 3,415 yards and 45 touchdowns for Beaverton (Ore.) Aloha, including a 643 yard, 10-touchdown performance against Lakeridge. Tyner is ranked by 247Composite as the nation's No. 2 running back and No. 32 prospect overall.

4. Max Mickey – The 5-foot-9, 170-pound senior out of Holden (Mo.) High ran for 3,382 yards and 45 touchdowns.

5. Sty Hairston – The 5-foot-11, 180-pound senior from Banning (Calif.) High rushed for 3,376 yards and 49 touchdowns.

6. Jalen Hurd – Already a five-star in the class-of-2014, Hurd rushed for 3,357 yards and 43 touchdowns. Ranked by 247Sports as the nation’s No. 2 running back and No. 10 prospect overall, Hurd has early offers from the likes of Florida, Ohio State, Alabama, Georgia, Notre Dame, Tennessee and Vanderbilt.

7. Derek Jackson – The senior tailback out of Pueblo West (Colo.) High nearly ran for a state record this season, gaining 3,343 yards and scoring 29 touchdowns.

8. Mark Dodson – The four-star Ole Miss commit ran for 3,295 yards and 37 touchdowns for Memphis (Tenn.) Whitehaven. He is ranked by the 247Composite as the country’s No. 20 running back in the class-of-2013.

9. T.J. Logan – The Top247 senior North Carolina commit had 3,146 yards rushing and 47 touchdowns for Greensboro (N.C) Northern Guilford. The future Tar Heel is the nation’s No. 10 all-purpose back and No. 181 prospect overall according to the 247Composite.

Receiving (Over 2,000 yards)

Top247 2014 WR Trey Quinn led the nation with 2,094 yards receiving. LSU and Texas A&M lead for his services.

Three receivers eclipsed 2,000 yards receiving.

1. Trey Quinn – The Top247 junior out of Lake Charles (La.) Barbe caught 111 passes for 2,094 yards and 26 touchdowns. LSU and Texas A&M make up the 6-foot-1, 192-pound Quinn’s top two. He is ranked by 247Sports as the nation’s No. 15 receiver, and is the country’s 102 prospect overall according to the 247Composite.

2. Trae Hart – Out of tiny First Baptist in Dallas, Texas, the 5-foot-11, 155-pound junior caught 108 passes for 2,044 yards and 29 touchdowns.

3. Drake Harris – The Top100 2014 Michigan State commit became the first player in Michigan history to go for over 2,000 yards, hauling in 91 receptions for 2,016 yards and 25 touchdowns for Grand Rapids Christian. The 6-foot-4, 180-pound Harris is ranked as the nation’s No. 6 receiver and No. 57 prospect overall according to the 247Composite, and he’ll also play basketball in East Lansing.

Statistics were found on Maxpreps

Steve Wiltfong is a National Writer for 247Sports. Follow him on Twitter @swiltfong247

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