Monday, October 19, 2009
Sooner QB commit Bell fires four TD passes
By David Ubben
Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin
Here are some recruiting nuggets provided by Tom Luginbill, the national recruiting director for ESPN's Scouts Inc., about some Big 12-related prospects.
QB Blake Bell
Under Armour All-American Blake Bell, Bishop Carroll, trounce West
- Wichita, Kan.
- Bishop Carroll H.S.
- Scouts Grade: 81
- ESPN150 Rank: 66
- Position Rank: 3
ESPNU 150 quarterback Blake Bell (Wichita, Kan./Bishop Carroll) completed 17 of 27 attempts (63-percent) for 245 yards, four first-half touchdowns and no interceptions in Thursday night's 55-0 shutout win over West (Wichita, Kan./West), the Wichita Eagle reports.
DE Jackson Jeffcoat
Jeffcoat watched Texas-Oklahoma game in Red River Rivalry
- Plano, Texas
- Plano West H.S.
- Scouts Grade: 88
- ESPN150 Rank: 1
- Position Rank: 1
Five-star defensive end Jackson Jeffcoat (Plano, Texas/West) was set to take in this year's Red River Shootout between Oklahoma and Texas, ESPN's Gerry Hamilton reports.
USC and Houston are also seriously in the mix for the nation's No. 1-rated overall prospect in the Class of 2010.
His father, Jim Jeffcoat was an All-American defensive end at Arizona State before moving on to the Dallas Cowboys. He is currently an assistant coach at Houston.
WR Tai-ler Jones
Under Armour All-American Tai-ler Jones drops Cardinal for Irish
- Gainesville, Ga.
- Gainesville H.S.
- Scouts Grade: 81
- ESPN150 Rank: 77
- Position Rank: 13
ESPNU 150 wide receiver Tai-ler Jones (Gainesville, Ga.) has decommitted from Stanford and is now set to sign as part of Notre Dame's Class of 2010, ESPN affiliate Web site IrishSportsDaily.com reports.
Jones was also offered by Alabama, Auburn, Oregon, Miami-FL, Oklahoma, Ohio State, South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, UCLA, Tennessee, Clemson, Vanderbilt, Michigan, Michigan State, Florida State, Georgia Tech, USC, Maryland, Arkansas, Kansas, Ole Miss, West Virginia, N.C. State and Kentucky.
Jones made an official visit to South Bend and took in Notre Dame's close loss to USC Saturday. His father, Andre Jones, was a member of the Irish's 1988 national championship team before moving on to the NFL.
Last fall, he caught 81 passes for 979 yards (12.1 average) and 12 touchdowns. Jones also registered 28 tackles and two interceptions, earning all-state recognition.
T Bob Graham
Cyclones invade Oklahoma for Jenks blocker Bob Graham
- Jenks, Okla.
- Jenks H.S.
- Scouts Grade: 77
- Position Rank: 61
A 6-foot-4, 280-pound offensive lineman, Bob Graham of Jenks, Okla., has accepted an offer from Iowa State.
He chose the Cyclones over Kansas, Louisville and Colorado State. Among his other offers were Kansas State, Air Force, North Texas, Toledo, Wyoming and Western Kentucky.
Iowa State has 11 commitments for the Class of 2010.
RB Lache Seastrunk
Temple, Lache Seastrunk lose heartbreaker in overtime
- Temple, Texas
- Temple H.S.
- Scouts Grade: 83
- ESPN150 Rank: 20
- Position Rank: 5
Uncommitted ESPNU 150 running back Lache Seastrunk carried 15 times for 114 yards (7.6 average) and two touchdowns but Temple (Texas) lost to Heights (Killeen, Texas) on a successful two-point conversion in overtime, the Killeen Daily Herald reports. Among the schools that Seastrunk is considering include Texas, Oklahoma, Auburn, Florida, LSU and USC.
WR Chris Hawkins
Minnesota reels in highly-recruited receiver Chris Hawkins
- Channelview, Texas
- Channelview H.S.
- Scouts Grade: 78
- Position Rank: 50
Rated a three-star wideout, Chris Hawkins of Channelview, Texas, has pledged to the Gophers for the Class of 2010 over more than 20 other offers.
The 6-foot-1, 165-pound standout was also sought by Arizona, Arizona State, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Houston, Kansas, Kansas State, Kentucky, Nebraska, TCU, Tulsa and Utah, among others.
Minnesota has 21 commitments.
ATH Cortez Davis
2011 standout athlete Cortez Davis commits to Clemson
- Daytona Beach, Fla.
- Mainland H.S.
ESPNU 150 Watch List prospect Cortez Davis Mainland (Daytona Beach, Fla.) has accepted a Class of 2011 scholarship offer from the Tigers.
The 6-foot-4, 210-pound Davis, who was recruited as a defensive back, also holds offers from Miami-Florida, West Virginia, LSU, Florida State, Texas Tech and Oregon.
As a sophomore he collected 43 stops and four interceptions.
He joins teammate running back Marlin Lane as early pledges for Clemson. The Tigers now have four 2011 ESPNU 150 Watch List prospects.
DE Reggie Wilson
Texas commit Wilson helps Haltom to a shutout
- Haltom City, Texas
- Haltom H.S.
- Scouts Grade: 81
- ESPN150 Rank: 99
- Position Rank: 11
Texas-bound DT Reggie Wilson registered a sack for a safety for Haltom (Haltom City, Texas) in its 16-0 victory over Weatherford (Texas), according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
DT Ashton Dorsey
DT Dorsey applies pressure off D-line for Tyler
- Tyler, Texas
- John Tyler H.S.
- Scouts Grade: 82
- ESPN150 Rank: 44
- Position Rank: 2
Texas commit Ashton Dorsey recover a fumble and pressured the quarterback three times for Tyler (Tyler, Texas) in its 52-17 win over Mesquite (Texas), according to the Tyler Morning Telegraph.