High-SchoolFootball: Patrick Towles

FAB 50 Offseason Primer: Louisville Trinity

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James Quick AP Photo/Joe ImelTrinity (Louisville, Ky.) junior wide receiver James Quick caught 82 passes for 1,434 yards and 21 touchdowns last season to help lead the Shamrocks to their 21st state title.
During the offseason, we’ll check out one team per week that looks like a sure bet to be among the best in the nation this fall.

FAB 50 Offseason Primer archive

This week’s team: Trinity (Louisville, Ky.)

2011 Season: 14-0, Class 6A state champion, No. 3 in the final POWERADE FAB 50.

Projected 2012 Preseason Ranking: Top 10. The Shamrocks, who are coming off the highest national ranking since 1938 for a Kentucky team, return several major offensive weapons who should bolster their chances for another high position. Since coach Bob Beatty took over in 2000, the Shamrocks have appeared in 11 of 12 state title games, including the last seven, and won nine crowns to boost the school's overall title haul to a state-record-tying 21.

Team Strengths: Trinity will bring back touted wide receiver/kick returner James Quick. Rated the nation’s No. 59 recruit in the ESPN 150, Quick earned ESPNHS Underclass All-American honors this past season after catching 82 passes for 1,434 yards and scoring 22 total touchdowns. Junior quarterback Travis Wright passed for 3,036 yards and 39 touchdowns with just three interceptions. And junior running back Dalyn Dawkins rushed for 1,901 yards on 237 carries and scored 34 total touchdowns. All three played huge roles in Trinity averaging nearly 50 points per game last season. Trinity’s main concern is replacing five graduated offensive linemen.

Another Kentucky team to watch: Highlands (Fort Thomas, Ky.) is to Class 4A what Trinity is to 6A. The Bluebirds also have 21 state titles, including the last five in a row, and if Highlands can find a replacement for graduated Gatorade State Player of the Year and University of Kentucky quarterback recruit Patrick Towles, the team could make it six in a row. Last season, Highlands finished No. 31 in the FAB 50 with a 15-0 record while setting state single-season records with 7,516 total yards, 849 points and 121 touchdowns. Last season's roster included 65 underclassmen and the backup to Towles was sophomore Drew Houliston. Veterans expected back include junior wide receiver Donovan McCoy and junior defensive back Blake Schutte. Highlands has played top Cincinnati teams in the past that often determines regional and national ranking positions. Highlands’ schedule this fall will feature a game against last season's state Class 6A state runner-up, Scott County (Georgetown, Ky.).

Elite 11 Tracker: Lessons learned

December, 21, 2011
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Quarterback is widely regarded as the toughest position not just in football, but in all of sports. Success under center requires a rare blend of physical prowess, character and courage. While there are certainly 11 players contributing to every play, if there is one position in this ultimate team sport that demands decisive leadership on every snap, it's at QB.

With the specificity and importance of the position in mind, the Elite 11 regional camps and week-long final event seek to gather the best incoming senior prep quarterbacks in the country every spring and summer in order to teach and test these talented signal-callers with the best coaching and competition available. In 2011, the 13th year of the Elite 11 QB competition, a supremely talented crop of 24 quarterbacks was fielded.

ESPNHS spoke with some of the elite arms that made it to the campus of Pepperdine in Malibu, Calif. this past July for the event finals about their experiences during the Elite 11 process and how it prepared them for their senior seasons and propelled their games to another level.

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Johnathan Gray named Mr. Football USA

December, 21, 2011
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This year's recipient of the Mr. Football USA award, the title bestowed upon the nation's most outstanding on-field player each fall by ESPNHS, reminds us a lot of last year's winner, probably because it's the same player. Tailback Johnathan Gray of Aledo (Texas) was the first junior to ever win the award in 2010 and is once again ESPNHS's selection as Mr. Football USA.

"I'm blessed with the family, coaches and teammates that have helped me get to where I am," said Gray. "I'd never be capable of doing this by myself, and I'd like to think that we won this together and that it's our honor together. It's a team game and in order to have success it requires a team effort."

Gray can now be considered the Archie Griffin of the award, becoming the first player to earn the distinction twice. Mr. Football USA dates back to 1970 and Gray is joined by four other Lone Star State running backs -- Earl Campbell (1973), Billy Sims (1974), Eric Dickerson (1978) and Cedric Benson (2000) -- to have been awarded the coveted honor.

His statistical success is undoubtedly the stuff of legend, but it has translated well into the win column as well. In Aledo's third straight state title win, a 49-28 victory over Manvel (Texas), Gray scored his 205th career touchdown, becoming high school's all-time career touchdown leader, surpassing former Michigan star Mike Hart in the process. In last year's state title victory over La Marque (Texas), Gray scored eight times, setting a Texas state championship record.

In front of every great back are the linemen who sacrifice to create the lanes and holes, and Gray is grateful for what his crew has done for him over the years.

"My O-line guys tell me, 'If I'm gonna block for you, you might as well go ahead and score, man,'" said Gray. "I tell them, 'You go get that 'backer and I'll get in for you.' Those guys work really hard and a lot of my success and our team's success is thanks to them."

Adding to his already gaudy résumé entering this season, Gray amassed 65 rushing touchdowns for Aledo this year and finished second all-time in points scored for a career (1,232), just 14 points shy of Hart. He finished his career with a yardage total that resembles the tally of a storied NFL career, with 10,908 yards on the ground, placing him as the No. 3 rusher in high school football history. With five receiving scores this season, his total of 70 touchdowns left him just one shy of the national single-season record for all-purpose touchdowns, held by T.A. McLendon of Albemarle (N.C.), who scored 71 touchdowns in 2001. Gray extended his state career record of 100-yard rushing games to 51.

You get the idea. The numbers are incredible and indelible, all while winning three straight state titles in the competitive climate of Texas high school football.

"You are always going to look back at these days and wish you could play high school football again," said Gray. "Especially playing in Texas, where football is just amazing and so important to people. Winning three straight championships is just so hard to do, and on top of that to have this honor is just another great blessing."

2011 Mr. Football USA -- RB Johnathan Gray, Aledo (Texas)

Last week: The nation's top-rated running back and 2010 ESPNHS Mr. Football USA carried the ball 30 times for 241 yards and one memorable and record-setting touchdown in Aledo's championship victory.
Season totals: 346 carries for 3,905 rushing yards and 65 rushing touchdowns, 28 catches for 567 receiving yards and five receiving touchdowns; Aledo went 14-2 and ended up No. 45 in the final POWERADE FAB 50 ballot of the season.

The Other Mr. Football USA Finalists

WR Dorial Green-Beckham, Hillcrest (Springfield, Mo.)
Season Totals: 119 catches for 2,233 yards and 24 touchdowns, one rushing touchdown; team finished 11-2.
Recap: Green-Beckham established a new national record for receiving yards this season to cap an incredible prep career. Having overcome serious off-field obstacles makes his storied career and the record production that much more impressive. The chase for a commitment continues into the winter for the star wideout, who remains undecided for the next level.

RB Randy "Duke" Johnson, Miami Norland (Miami)
Last week: Johnson, a Miami recruit, led FAB 50 No. 7 Norland to its first state title since 2002 with 266 total yards and five touchdowns in a 38-0 drubbing of Wakulla (Crawfordville, Fla.) in the Class 5A state championship game. The dynamic back compiled more than 700 rushing yards and scored 11 times in the past three playoff wins.
Season totals: 208 carries for 1,957 rushing yards and 29 touchdowns, 14 receptions for 232 receiving yards and three touchdowns, three kickoff returns and one punt return for scores; team finished 14-0.
Recap: Johnson may not have the gaudy season totals like some others on this list, as he missed one game to suspension and one other to injury this fall, but there's no doubt he's the most explosive offensive player in Florida and carried Norland to its first state crown in nearly a decade. The proud "U" commit also overcame significant off-field adversity on the road to personal and team success and will keep ACC defenders busy for the next several years.

QB Maty Mauk, Kenton (Ohio)
Season Totals: 382 of 556 for 5,413 yards and 68 touchdowns with 16 interceptions, 241 carries for 1,768 rushing yards and 23 touchdowns; team finished 14-1.
Recap: Mauk, a Missouri recruit, finished his astounding prep career with national career records in passing yards (18,932), touchdown passes (219), completions (1,353), attempts (2,110) and total yards (22,681), all while passing his older brother Ben for several of these distinctions.

ATH Davonte' Neal, Chaparral (Scottsdale, Ariz.)
Season Totals: 100 carries for 1,317 rushing yards and 16 touchdowns, 62 receptions for 1,113 yards and 14 touchdowns, three kickoff returns for touchdowns and two punt return scores, recorded 31 tackles on defense; team finished 14-1 and is No. 22 in the FAB 50.
Recap: A truly dynamic talent with considerable contributions all over the field, there's little Neal can't do on the gridiron. Like Green-Beckham, Neal remains a coveted recruit who has yet to commit to his college of choice.

QB Patrick Towles, Highlands (Fort Thomas, Ky.)
Season Complete

Season Totals: 181-of-279 for 3,820 yards, 42 touchdowns and one interception, with 589 rushing yards and 15 rushing touchdowns; team finished 15-0 and No. 34 in the FAB 50.
Recap: The 6-foot-6 signal-caller led his team to a dominating season that saw them set state records with 849 points, 121 touchdowns and 7,516 total yards. Highlands won the Class 4A crown while outscoring five playoff victims 263-76. A Kentucky recruit, Towles was named the Gatorade State Player of the Year.

RB Trey Williams, Dekaney (Houston)
Last week: This year marked the first time the Wildcats ever made the state playoffs and Dekaney, fueled by Williams' 197 rushing yards and three touchdowns, upset FAB 50 No. 14 Steele (Cibolo, Texas) 34-14 in the Class 5A Division II state championship game.
Season totals: The Texas A&M commit ran for 3,884 yards and 48 touchdowns on 427 carries, caught two touchdown passes and returned a kickoff for a score. Team finished 14-2 and No. 34 in the FAB 50.
Recap: The state title run proved even more impressive given that Dekaney fielded its first varsity team in 2008. Williams put together one of the best seasons in the history of Texas high school football and would assuredly get more shine if not for the epic accomplishments of his in-state peer Gray.

National POY Watch: Jameis Winston
Tom Hauck/ESPNHSJameis Winston earned Elite 11 co-MVP honors this summer.
QB Jameis Winston, Hueytown (Ala.)
Season Totals: 163-of-234 for 2,424 yards and 28 touchdowns with two interceptions, 1,063 rushing yards and 15 rushing touchdowns, one touchdown reception; team finished 13-1.
Recap: The top QB in the nation and Elite 11 co-MVP is a brilliant athlete with legitimate professional potential in baseball. The versatile and affable Winston will take his talents to Tallahassee and pursue both sports at Florida State.

ESPNHS Mr. Football USA
Players of the Year (All-Time List)


2011 – Johnathan Gray, Aledo (Texas) RB
2010 – Johnathan Gray, Aledo (Texas) RB (Jr.)
2009 – Dillon Baxter, Mission Bay (San Diego) QB-RB
2008 – Garrett Gilbert, Lake Travis (Austin, Texas) QB
2007 – Jacory Harris, Northwestern (Miami) QB
2006 – Darren Evans, Warren Central (Indianapolis) FB
2005 – Matthew Stafford, Highland Park (Dallas) QB
2004 – Chase Daniel, Carroll (Southlake, Texas) QB
2003 – Jeff Byers, Loveland (Loveland, Colo.) OL-DL
2002 – Chris Leak, Independence (Charlotte, N.C.) QB
2001 – Vince Young, Madison (Houston) QB
2000 – Cedric Benson, Robert E. Lee (Midland, Texas) RB
1999 – D.J. Williams, De La Salle (Concord, Calif.) RB-LB
1998 – J.R. House, Nitro (Nitro, W. Va.) QB
1997 – Ronald Curry, Hampton (Va.) QB-RB
1996 – Travis Henry, Frostproof (Fla.) RB
1995 – Tim Couch, Leslie County (Hyden, Ky.) QB
1994 – Chris Redman, Male (Louisville, Ky.) QB
1993 – Peyton Manning, Newman (New Orleans) QB
1992 – James Allen, Wynnewood (Okla.) RB
1991 – Steven Davis, Spartanburg (S.C.) RB
1990 – Derrick Brooks, Washington (Pensacola, Fla.) LB
1989 – Robert Smith, Euclid (Ohio) RB
1988 – Terry Kirby, Tabb (Va.) RB
1987 – Carl Pickens, Murphy (N.C.) WR
1986 – Emmitt Smith, Escambia (Pensacola, Fla.) RB
1985 – Jeff George, Warren Central (Indianapolis) QB
1984 – Andre Rison, Northwestern (Flint, Mich.) WR-DB
1983 – Chris Spielman, Washington (Massillon, Ohio) LB
1982 – Rod Woodson, Snider (Fort Wayne, Ind.) WR-DB
1981 – Marcus Dupree, Philadelphia (Miss.) RB
1980 – Bill Fralic, Penn Hills (Pittsburgh) OL
1979 – Herschel Walker, Johnson County (Wrightsville, Ga.) RB
1978 – Eric Dickerson, Sealy (Sealy) RB
1977 – Marcus Allen, Lincoln (San Diego) QB-RB
1976 – Freeman McNeil, Banning (Wilmington, Calif.) RB
1975 – Charles White, San Fernando (San Fernando, Calif.) RB
1974 – Billy Sims, Hooks (Hooks, Texas) RB
1973 – Earl Campbell, John Tyler (Tyler, Texas) RB
1972 – Tony Dorsett, Hopewell (Aliquippa, Pa.) RB
1971 – Dave Logan, Wheat Ridge (Wheat Ridge, Colo.) WR
1970 – Pat Haden, Bishop Amat (La Puente, Calif.) QB

Brian Stumpf, Mark Tennis and Doug Huff of ESPNHS and Randy Jennings of ESPN Dallas contributed to this article.

Elite 11 Tracker: Houston outduels Kline

December, 14, 2011
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xTom Hauck/ESPNHSQB Bart Houston has led the De La Salle (Concord, Calif.) Spartans to another California State Bowl Championship game.
ESPNHS will follow the weekly progress of the ESPNHS Elite 11 quarterbacks during their senior seasons. In addition we will track the top quarterback performances from around the country. The Elite 11 Tracker will be featured every Wednesday.

Next week's installment of the Elite 11 Tracker will be the final edition of the season and will include updated final stats for all of the Elite 11 QBs and some analysis of this talented class of 2012 signal-callers.

Wisconsin-bound Bart Houston has once again led the De La Salle (Concord, Calif.) Spartans to a berth in the open division of the California State Bowl game after another big win over fellow Elite 11 quarterback Zach Kline of San Ramon Valley (Danville, Calif.).

In the San Diego Section, Shane Dillon had one of his best games of the year, leading Christian (El Cajon, Calif.) to a last-second 32-29 win over Santa Fe Christian (Solana Beach, Calif.) in San Diego's Division V title game. In the game, Dillon became just the 10th player from San Diego to throw for over 3,000 yards in a season.

See how the rest of the field did this past weekend as well as some strong performances from around the country in this week's Elite 11 Tracker.

Austin Appleby, 6-4, 225, Hoover (North Canton, Ohio)
Committed to Purdue
Season is complete
Season totals: 105-of-237 for 1,417 yards and eight touchdowns.

Connor Brewer, 6-2, 190, Chaparral (Scottsdale, Ariz.)
Committed to Texas
Season is complete
Season totals: 176-of-284 for 2,898 yards, 42 touchdowns and five interceptions.

Neal Burcham, 6-2, 185, Greenbrier (Greenbrier, Ark.)
Committed to SMU
Season is complete
Season totals: 231-of-326 for 3,467, 40 touchdowns and six interceptions.

Tyler Cameron, 6-3, 216, Jupiter Community (Jupiter, Fla.)
Committed to South Florida
Season is complete
Season totals: 86-of-189 for 1,453 yards, 13 touchdowns and six interceptions. Rushed for over 450 yards and six touchdowns.

Preston Dewey, 6-2, 200, St. Andrews Episcopal (Austin, Texas)
Committed to Miami
Season is complete
Season totals: 47-of-76 for 688 yards, nine touchdowns and one interception.

Shane Dillon, 6-4, 180, Christian (El Cajon, Calif.)
Committed to Colorado
Season is complete
Last week: 13-of-29 for 316 yards, two touchdowns and an interception while also rushing for a score in a 32-29 win to claim San Diego's D5 Championship over Santa Fe Christian (Solana Beach, Calif.), team finished 10-3.
Season totals: 212-of-354 for 3,189 yards, 24 touchdowns, 11 interceptions and six rushing touchdowns.

Bart Houston, 6-3, 200, De La Salle (Concord, Calif.)
Committed to Wisconsin
Last week: Completed 9-of-13 for 188 yards in a 49-13 win over San Ramon Valley (Danville, Calif.) to claim the CIF NCS D1 Championship, team is 12-1.
Season totals: 83-of-146 for 1,664 yards, 15 touchdowns and six interceptions and rushed for 13 touchdowns.
This week: vs. Westlake Village (Westlake Village, Calif.), CIF State Championship Game.

Chad Kelly, 6-2, 205, Saint Joseph’s Collegiate Institute (Buffalo, N.Y.)
Committed to Clemson
Season is complete
Season totals: 200-of-330 for 3,039 yards, 27 touchdowns and five interceptions, rushed for 1,012 yards and 14 touchdowns.

Gunner Kiel, 6-3, 215, East (Columbus, Ind.)
Uncommitted
Season is complete
Season totals: 127-of-237 for 2,474 yards and 28 touchdowns with four interceptions. Rushed for 12 touchdowns.

Zach Kline, 6-2, 205, San Ramon Valley (Danville, Calif.)
Committed to California
Season is complete
Last week: 19-of-36 for 288 yards and a touchdowns in a 49-13 loss to De La Salle (Concord, Calif. , team finished 10-4.
Season totals: 231-of-366 for 3,609 yards, 35 touchdowns, seven interceptions and eight rushing touchdowns.

Jeff Lindquist, 6-3, 225, Mercer Island (Mercer Island, Wash.)
Committed to Washington
Season is complete
Season totals: 141-of-255 for 1,916 yards, 22 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Rushed for 840 yards and 12 touchdowns.

Tanner Mangum, 6-2, 190, Eagle (Eagle, Idaho)
Committed to BYU
Season is complete
Season totals: 226-of-336 for 3,341 yards, 33 touchdowns, two interceptions and three rushing touchdowns.

Tyler Matthews, 6-2, 195, McPherson (McPherson, Kan.)
Committed to TCU
Season is complete
Season totals: 163-of-257 for 2,836 yards, 24 touchdowns and five interceptions. Rushed for three touchdowns.

Cyler Miles, 6-3, 210, J.K. Mullen (Denver, Col.)
Committed to Washington
Season is complete
Season totals: 128-of-185 for 1,577 yards, 17 touchdowns and ten interceptions.

Tyler O’Connor, 6-2, 205, Lima Central (Lima, Ohio)
Committed to Michigan State
Season is complete.
Season totals: 117-of-204 for 2,031 yards, 19 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Rushed for 11 touchdowns.

Nick Patti, 5-10, 185, Dr. Phillips (Orlando, Fla.)
Committed to Boise State
Season is complete
Season totals: 157-of-304 for 2,310 yards, 23 touchdowns, nine interceptions and three rushing touchdowns.

Zeke Pike, 6-4, 233, Dixie Heights (Fort Mitchell, Ky.)
Committed to Auburn
Season is complete
Season totals: 160-of-267 for 1,945, 14 touchdowns, 11 interceptions and 15 rushing touchdowns.

Patton Robinette, 6-4, 200, Maryville (Maryville, Tenn.)
Committed to North Carolina
Season is complete
Season totals: 116-of-165 for 1,552 yards, 19 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Rushed for 14 touchdowns and over 650 yards.

Jake Rodrigues, 6-2, 210, Whitney (Rocklin, Calif.)
Committed to Oregon
Season is complete
Season totals: 116-of-187 for 1,845 yards, 24 touchdowns, four interceptions and eleven rushing touchdowns.

Grant Rohach, 6-2, 185, Moorpark (Moorpark, Calif.)
Committed to Iowa State
Season is complete
Season totals: 150-of-266 for 2,027, 13 touchdowns and six interceptions.

Patrick Towles, 6-4, 230, Highlands (Fort Thomas, Ky.)
Committed to Kentucky
Season is complete
Season totals: 169-of-270 yards for 3,664 yards, 41 touchdowns and 10 rushing touchdowns.

Chad Voytik, 6-0, 195, Cleveland (Cleveland, Tenn.)
Committed to Pittsburgh
Season is complete
Season totals: 119-of-207 for 1,593, 10 touchdowns and six interceptions, rushed for over 400 yards and eight touchdowns.

Travis Wilson, 6-7, 215, San Clemente (San Clemente, Calif.)
Committed to Utah
Season is complete
Last week: 12-of-15 for 166 yards in a 27-13 championship game loss to Santa Margarita (Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.), team finished 12-2.
Season totals: 147-of-223 for 2,284 yards, 24 touchdowns, eight interceptions and six rushing touchdowns.

Jameis Winston, 6-3, 195, Hueytown (Hueytown, Ala.)
Committed to Florida State
Season is complete
Season totals: 160-of-238 for 2,424 yards and 28 touchdowns with two interceptions and rushed for 1,063 yards and 15 scores.

Elite 11 Alum of the Week

Tim Tebow, Denver Broncos

You would have to be hiding in a hole not to notice what the former Florida Gator has been doing for the Denver Broncos lately. Just tune into any sports radio show or any ESPN channel and you'll find that he is often the main topic of discussion. It's easy to watch a Broncos game and see his deficiencies as a quarterback, but one has to remember it's only his second year at the highest level and time well tell if he can improve his mechanics and become a more polished passer. The bottom line is that the Broncos are in first place thanks to their 7-1 record since Tebow was named the starter. This weekend will be the toughest test the team has faced since Tebow took over, with a matchup versus the New England Patriots and Tom Brady. It could once again come down to the final minutes, as the Patriots have given up the most fourth-quarter points in the NFL.

Other top performances from around the country

Austin Aune, Sr., Argyle (Argyle, Texas)
20-of-29 for 284 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in a 24-14 win over Monahans (Monahans, Texas)
Matt Dobson, Sr., North Florida Christian (Tallahassee, Fla.)
7-of-9 for 200 yards and three touchdowns, rushed for 82 yard and a touchdown in a 69-0 win over Admiral Farragut (St. Petersburg, Fla.)
Justin Jones, Jr., Madison (San Antonio, Texas)
12-of-26 for 287 yards, four touchdowns and two interceptions in a 54-35 loss to Hightower (Fort Bend, Texas)
Jacob Guy, Sr., Pasco (Dade City, Fla.)
27-of-38 for 350 yards and five touchdowns in a 41-38 loss to Wakulla (Crawfordville, Fla.)
Camren Hudge, Sr., Miramar (Miramar, Fla.)
22-of-25 for 244 yards and two touchdowns in a 14-6 win over Columbus (Miami, Fla.)
Wes McQueen, Sr., Melissa (Melissa, Texas)
12-of-22 for 163 yards and five touchdowns in a 49-36 win over Muleshoe (Muleshoe, Texas)
Nic Shimonek, Jr., Mildred (Corsicana, Texas)
28-of-37 for 328 yards, three touchdowns and an interception in a 35-28 loss to Cisco (Cisco, Texas)
Brendan Nosovitch, Sr., Allentown Central Catholic (Allentown, Pa.)
24-of-53 for 268 yards and two touchdowns in a 70-14 win over Archbishop Wood (Warminster, Pa.)
Brett Stephens, Jr., Campolindo (Moraga, Calif.)
17-of-25 for 246 yards in a championship game win over Marin Catholic (Kentfield, Calif.)
Alec Werner, Jr., Bishop McDevitt (Harrisburg, Pa.)
18-of-28 for 228 yards and three touchdowns in a 41-32 win over Montour (McKees Rock, Pa.)

To submit a quarterback’s statistics for inclusion on the ESPNHS Elite 11 QB Tracker or to inquire about the ESPNHS Elite 11 QB events, email Brian Stumpf at brian.stumpf@espn.com or Michael White at michael.white@espn.com.

Michael White is the midwest/northeast coordinator of player personnel for ESPNHS.com. You can follow him on Twitter @MikewhiteESPN

Mr. Football USA Week 16 Tracker

December, 13, 2011
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Johnathan GrayTravis L. Brown/ESPNDallas.comJohnathan Gray of Aledo (Texas) is the first-ever two-time Mr. Football USA.

One of the biggest individual honors a high school football player can receive is Mr. Football USA, the title bestowed upon the nation’s most outstanding player each fall by ESPNHS.

This week's edition marks the final installment of the regular season, with the winner of the annual honor to be announced next week. Below is a look at the top candidates in the chase for the 2011 Mr. Football USA.

THE FAVORITES

RB Johnathan Gray, Aledo (Texas)
Last week: The nation's top-rated running back and 2010 ESPNHS Mr. Football USA tied Mike Hart's all-time national career touchdown record of 204 with five scores in Aledo's 68-28 destruction of Corsicana (Corsicana, Texas) in a Class 4A Division II semifinal. Gray ran 22 times for 218 yards and also caught one pass for 36 yards in the win.
Season totals: 317 carries for 3,653 rushing yards and 64 rushing touchdowns, 23 catches for 494 receiving yards and five receiving touchdowns; Aledo is 13-2.
Stock – Up: Just one more trip into the end zone in this Saturday's state title game versus Manvel (Manvel, Texas) will make Gray the all-time leading touchdown scorer in high school football history. In last year's state title victory over La Marque (La Marque, Texas), Gray scored eight times, setting a new high for Texas title games.

WR Dorial Green-Beckham, Hillcrest (Springfield, Mo.)
Season Complete
Season Totals: 119 catches for 2,233 yards and 24 touchdowns, one rushing touchdown; team finished 11-2.

QB Maty Mauk, Kenton (Ohio)
Season Complete
Season Totals: 382 of 556 for 5,413 yards and 68 touchdowns with 16 interceptions, 241 carries for 1,768 rushing yards and 23 touchdowns; team finished 14-1.

ON THE RADAR

ATH Davonte Neal, Chaparral (Scottsdale, Ariz.)
Season Complete
Season Totals: 100 carries for 1,317 rushing yards and 16 touchdowns, 62 receptions for 1,113 yards and 14 touchdowns, three kickoff returns for touchdowns and two punt return scores, recorded 31 tackles on defense; team finished 14-1 and is No. 22 in the FAB 50.

QB Patrick Towles, Highlands (Fort Thomas, Ky.)
Season Complete
Season Totals: 181 of 279 for 3,820 yards, 42 touchdowns and one interception, with 589 rushing yards and 15 rushing touchdowns; team finished 15-0 and No. 34 in the FAB 50.

RB Trey Williams, Dekaney (Houston)
Last week: Williams' remarkable playoff run continued Saturday, as he scorched Timberview (Mansfield, Texas) for 281 yards and six touchdowns on 31 carries as Dekaney cruised to a spot in the 5A Division II state final with a 56-19 rout.
Season totals: 402 carries for 3,687 rushing yards and 45 touchdowns with two receiving touchdowns and a kickoff return score; team is 13-2.
Stock – Up: The Texas A&M commit has led Dekaney, a school that had never won a playoff game before this current run, to a berth in the state championship. Dekaney takes on FAB 50 No. 14 Steele (Cibolo, Texas) on Saturday at Cowboys Stadium.

QB Jameis Winston, Hueytown (Ala.)
Season Complete
Season Totals: 163 of 234 for 2,424 yards and 28 touchdowns with two interceptions, 1,063 rushing yards and 15 rushing touchdowns, one touchdown reception; team finished 13-1.

MOVING ONTO THE TRACKER

RB Randy "Duke" Johnson, Miami Norland (Miami, Fla.)
Last week:
Johnson, a Miami recruit, led FAB 50 No. 8 Norland back from a 20-0 deficit to top Palmetto (Palmetto, Fla.) 35-27 in the Class 5A state semis, rushing 27 times for 375 yards and three touchdowns. He's compiled over 600 yards and six scores in the past two playoff games.
Season totals: 187 carries for 1,957 rushing yards and 25 touchdowns, 11 receptions for 178 receiving yards and three touchdowns, two kickoff returns and one punt return score; team is 13-0.
Stock – Up: Johnson may not have the gaudy season totals like some others on this list, as he's missed one game to suspension and one other to injury this fall, but there's no doubt he's the most explosive offensive player in Florida and has carried Norland through the playoffs and into the state final. The Vikings take on Wakulla (Crawfordville, Fla.) on Friday afternoon in the title game.

Disagree with this list or have suggestions/comments about who should be added for consideration? Email Brian Stumpf at brian.stumpf@espn.com, hit him up on Twitter - @BrianStumpfESPN or post in the comments section below.

Elite 11: Kline vs. Houston for NorCal crown

December, 7, 2011
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xTom Hauck/ESPNHSSan Ramon Valley (Danville, Calif.) QB Zach Kline was recently named the Gatorade State Player of the Year for California.
ESPNHS will follow the weekly progress of the ESPNHS Elite 11 quarterbacks during their senior seasons. In addition we will track the top quarterback performances from around the country. The Elite 11 Tracker will be featured every Wednesday.

Football fans in Northern California are sure to take notice of Zach Kline as he has San Ramon Valley (Danville, Calif.) rolling into the NCS D1 championship game set for Saturday. But there is a big obstacle ahead with Kline and San Ramon Valley facing Fab 50 No. 11 De La Salle (Concord, Calif.) and fellow Elite 11 quarterback Bart Houston in the title game. De La Salle easily handled San Ramon Valley earlier this year 40-3. With a win, De La Salle will probably advance to California's open division bowl game against Southern California's top team for the third straight year.

See how the rest of the field did this weekend as well as other performances from around the country in the Elite 11 Tracker.

Austin Appleby, 6-4, 225, Hoover (North Canton, Ohio)
Committed to Purdue
Season is Complete
Season Totals: 105-of-237 for 1,417 yards and eight touchdowns.

Connor Brewer, 6-2, 190, Chaparral (Scottsdale, Ariz.)
Committed to Texas
Season is complete
Season Totals: 176-of-284 for 2,898 yards, 42 touchdowns and five interceptions.

Neal Burcham, 6-2, 185, Greenbrier (Greenbrier, Ark.)
Committed to SMU
Season is complete
Season Totals: 231-of-326 for 3,467, 40 touchdowns and six interceptions.

Tyler Cameron, 6-3, 216, Jupiter Community (Jupiter, Fla.)
Committed to South Florida
Season is complete
Season Totals: 86-of-189 for 1,453 yards, 13 touchdowns and six interceptions. Rushed for over 450 yards and six touchdowns.

Preston Dewey, 6-2, 200, St. Andrews Episcopal (Austin, Texas)
Committed to Miami
Last Week: Out for year with left wrist injury.
Season Totals: 47-of-76 for 688 yards, nine touchdowns and one interception.

Shane Dillon, 6-4, 180, Christian (El Cajon, Calif.)
Committed to Colorado
Last Week: 10-of-20 for 185 yards and two touchdowns for a 63-42 win over Parker (San Diego, Calif.), team is 9-3.
Season Totals: 199-of-325 for 2,873 yards, 22 touchdowns, nine interceptions and five rushing touchdowns.
This Week: vs. Santa Fe Christian (Solana Beach, Calif.), CIF San Diego Section D5 State Championship Game.

Bart Houston, 6-3, 200, De La Salle (Concord, Calif.)
Committed to Wisconsin
Last Week: Rushed for two touchdowns and completed 4-of-5 passes for 74 yards in a 48-0 win over Pittsburg (Pittsburg, Calif.), team is 11-1.
Season Totals: 83-of-146 for 1,664 yards, 15 touchdowns and six interceptions. Has rushed for 13 touchdowns.
This Week: vs. San Ramon Valley (Danville, Calif.), CIF NCS DI State Championship Game.

Chad Kelly, 6-2, 205, Saint Joseph’s Collegiate Institute (Buffalo, N.Y.)
Committed to Clemson
Season is Complete
Season totals: 200-of-330 for 3,039 yards, 27 touchdowns and five interceptions, rushed for 1,012 yards and 14 touchdowns.

Gunner Kiel, 6-3, 215, East (Columbus, Ind.)
Uncommitted
Season is Complete
Season Totals: 127-of-237 for 2,474 yards and 28 touchdowns with four interceptions. Rushed for 12 touchdowns.

Zach Kline, 6-2, 205, San Ramon Valley (Danville, Calif.)
Committed to California
Last Week: 17-of-28 for 242 yards and three touchdowns with a rushing score in a 37-21 win over, team is 10-3.
Season Totals: 176-of-260 for 3,043 yards, 32 touchdowns, five interceptions and six rushing touchdowns.
Next Week: vs. De La Salle (Concord, Calif.), CIF NCS DI State Championship Game.

Jeff Lindquist, 6-3, 225, Mercer Island (Mercer Island, Wash.)
Committed to Washington
Season is complete
Season totals: 141-of-255 for 1,916 yards, 22 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Rushed for 840 yards and 12 touchdowns.

Tanner Mangum, 6-2, 190, Eagle (Eagle, Idaho)
Committed to BYU
Season is complete
Season totals: 226-of-336 for 3,341 yards, 33 touchdowns, two interceptions and three rushing touchdowns.

Tyler Matthews, 6-2, 195, McPherson (McPherson, Kan.)
Committed to TCU
Season is complete
Season totals: 163-of-257 for 2,836 yards, 24 touchdowns and five interceptions. Rushed for three touchdowns.

Cyler Miles, 6-3, 210, J.K. Mullen (Denver, Col.)
Committed to Washington
Season is complete
Season totals: 128-of-185 for 1,577 yards, 17 touchdowns and 10 interceptions.

Tyler O’Connor, 6-2, 205, Lima Central (Lima, Ohio)
Committed to Michigan State
Season is complete.
Season Totals: 117-of-204 for 2,031 yards, 19 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Rushed for 11 touchdowns.

Nick Patti, 5-10, 185, Dr. Phillips (Orlando, Fla.)
Committed to Boise State
Season is complete
Season totals: 157-of-304 for 2,310 yards, 23 touchdowns, nine interceptions and three rushing touchdowns.

Zeke Pike, 6-4, 233, Dixie Heights (Fort Mitchell, Ky.)
Committed to Auburn
Season is complete
Season totals: 160-of-267 for 1,945, 14 touchdowns, 11 interceptions and 15 rushing touchdowns.

Patton Robinette, 6-4, 200, Maryville (Maryville, Tenn.)
Committed to North Carolina
Last Week: 6-of-10 for 85 yards and a touchdown for a 23-7 state championship win over Whitehaven (Memphis, Tenn.), team finished 15-0.
Season totals: 116-of-165 for 1,552 yards, 19 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Rushed for 14 touchdowns and over 650 yards.
Season is complete

Jake Rodrigues, 6-2, 210, Whitney (Rocklin, Calif.)
Committed to Oregon
Season is complete
Season totals: 116-of-187 for 1,845 yards, 24 touchdowns, four interceptions and eleven rushing touchdowns.

Grant Rohach, 6-2, 185, Moorpark (Moorpark, Calif.)
Committed to Iowa State
Season is complete
Season totals: 150-of-266 for 2,027, 13 touchdowns and six interceptions.

Patrick Towles, 6-4, 230, Highlands (Fort Thomas, Ky.)
Committed to Kentucky
Season is complete
Season totals: 169-of-270 yards for 3,664 yards, 41 touchdowns and 10 rushing touchdowns.

Chad Voytik, 6-0, 195, Cleveland (Cleveland, Tenn.)
Committed to Pittsburgh
Season is complete
Season totals: 119-of-207 for 1,593, 10 touchdowns and six interceptions, rushed for over 400 yards and eight touchdowns.

Travis Wilson, 6-7, 215, San Clemente (San Clemente, Calif.)
Committed to Utah
Last week: 4-of-7 for 217 yards and three touchdowns, rushed for 52 yards and a score in a 51-16 win over Tesoro (Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.), team is 12-1.
Season totals: 135-of-218 for 2,118 yards, 24 touchdowns, six interceptions and six rushing touchdowns
Next week: vs. Tesoro (Ranchos Santa Margarita, Calif.), CIF Southern Section Pac5 Championship Game.

Jameis Winston, 6-3, 195, Hueytown (Hueytown, Ala.)
Committed to Florida State
Season is complete
Season totals: 160-of-238 for 2,424 yards and 28 touchdowns with two interceptions and rushed for 1,063 yards and 15 scores.

Elite 11 Alum of the Week
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Tom Hauck/ESPNHSSDSU QB Ryan Lindley at the 2011 Elite 11.
Ryan Lindley, Sr., San Diego State University

San Diego State will be going to back-to-back bowl games for the first time since the '66 and '67 seasons largely due to the success and leadership of Lindley. This past weekend, the four year starter led the Aztecs to a 35-28 win over Fresno State with 281 yards passing and leading a fourth quarter comeback to finish the season 8-4. This season Lindley completed 52 percent of his passes for 2,740 yards and 20 touchdowns -- making it three straight years of 20 or more passing scores. The future looks extremely bright for the 6-foot-4, 230-pound quarterback who projects to be a drafted in the early rounds of the 2012 NFL Draft.

Other top performances from around the country:

Nick Boyett, Sr., Salesian (Richmond, Calif.)
Threw for 282 yards and three touchdowns in a 35-6 win over Healdsburg (Healdsburg, Calif.)
Manny Cortez, Sr., Pennsauken (Pennsauken, N.J.)
16-of-26 for 350 yards and five touchdowns in a 55-34 win over Millville (Millville, N.J.)
Joey Copeland, Sr., Gaffney (Gaffney, S.C.)
27-of-45 for 361 yards and two touchdowns in a 31-24 loss to Byrnes (Duncan, S.C.)
Fredi Knighten, Sr., Pulaski Academy (Little Rock, Ark.)
13-of-20 for 319 yards and three touchdowns in a 65-13 win over Pottsville (Pottsville, Ark.)
Jared Goff, Jr., Marin Catholic (Kentfield, Calif.)
Threw for 304 yards and four touchdowns in a 41-6 win over Encinal (Alameda, Calif.)
Charlie High, Sr., Christian Academy of Knoxville (Knoxville, Tenn.)
32-of-41 for 476 yards and seven touchdowns in a 49-14 win over Milan (Milan, Tenn.)
Conner Manning, Jr., El Toro (Lake Forest, Calif.)
32-of-49 for 458 yards and two touchdowns in a 47-41 win over La Habra (La Habra, Calif.)
Anthony Morales, Sr., Cromwell (Cromwell, Conn.)
17-of-24 for 315 yards and three touchdowns in a 35-19 win over Northwest Catholic (West Hartford, Conn.)
Brendan Nosovitch, Sr., Allentown Central Catholic (Allentown, Pa.)
8-of-13 for 322 yards and four touchdowns in a 56-14 win over Shamokin Area (Coal Township, Pa.)
Jarrett Solomon, Jr., Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas)
13-of-16 for 315 yards and three touchdowns in a 35-19 win over Reed (Sparks, Nev.)
Jordan Taylor, Sr., Gilmer (Gilmer, Texas)
46-of-63 for 436 yards and three touchdowns in a 51-35 loss to Argyle (Argyle, Texas)
Tanner Trosin, Sr., Folsom (Folsom, Calif.)
25-of-41 for 407 yards and four touchdowns ina 39-35 loss to Vacaville (Vacaville, Calif.)
Troy Williams, Jr., Narbonne (Harbor City, Calif.)
15-of-23 for 286 and four touchdowns in a 41-7 win over D0rsey (Los Angeles, Calif.)


To submit a quarterback’s statistics for inclusion on the ESPNHS Elite 11 QB Tracker or to inquire about the ESPNHS Elite 11 QB events, email Brian Stumpf at brian.stumpf@espn.com or Michael White at michael.white@espn.com.

Michael White is the midwest/northeast coordinator of player personnel for ESPNHS.com. You can follow him on Twitter @MikewhiteESPN

Mr. Football USA Week 15 Tracker

December, 6, 2011
12/06/11
12:26
PM ET
Johnathan GrayTravis L. Brown/ESPNDallas.comAledo (Texas) running back Johnathan Gray is the first two-time Mr. Football USA in the long history of the honor.

One of the biggest individual honors a high school football player can receive is Mr. Football USA, the title bestowed upon the nation’s most outstanding player each fall by ESPNHS.

Below is a look at the top candidates in the chase for the 2011 Mr. Football USA. Every Tuesday during the regular season we’ll update the totals of many leading contenders and examine some of the new names who are emerging as strong contenders.

THE FAVORITES

RB Johnathan Gray, Aledo (Texas)
Last week: The nation's top-rated running back and 2010 ESPNHS Mr. Football USA carried 18 times for 195 yards, including a 75-yard touchdown run on his first carry, as Aledo avenged an earlier 48-47 loss to Stephenville (Texas) by whipping the Yellow Jackets 33-0. Gray was ejected in the third quarter, however, as he uncharacteristically drew two unsportsmanlike penalties.
Season totals: 295 carries for 3,435 yards and 59 rushing touchdowns, 22 catches for 458 yards and five receiving touchdowns; Aledo is 12-2.
Stock – Same: Gray is now five touchdowns and 50 points behind the all-time high school leader in these two categories, former Michigan RB Mike Hart, who prepped at Onondaga (Nedrow, N.Y.). It was surprising that Gray drew the unsportsmanlike penalties last week, but probably speaks more to how keyed-up Aledo was to get another shot at a Stephenville team that had stunned them earlier in the year.

WR Dorial Green-Beckham, Hillcrest (Springfield, Mo.)
Season Complete
Season Totals: 119 catches for 2,233 yards and 24 touchdowns, one rushing touchdown; team finished 11-2.

QB Maty Mauk, Kenton (Ohio)
Last week: Mauk is the national all-time high school leader in passing yards and touchdowns, but his career came to a bitter end Saturday as Mauk was once again denied an ever-elusive state title. Norwayne (Creston, Ohio) topped Kenton 48-42. Mauk went down with guns blazing, completing 27-of-50 passes for 421 yards, with five touchdowns and three interceptions, while also rushing 22 times for 50 yards and a score.
Season Totals: 382-of-556 for 5,413 yards and 68 touchdowns with 16 interceptions, 241 carries for 1,768 yards and 23 touchdowns; team finished 14-1.
Stock – Slightly Down: Mauk passed for more yards and touchdowns than any quarterback in high school history, but his chances for this award hinged more on those big numbers accounting for a championship, and unfortunately Kenton came up one game short.

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Elite 11 Tracker: Travis Wilson is in charge

November, 30, 2011
11/30/11
3:14
PM ET
xTom Hauck/ESPNHSTravis Wilson has San Clemente (San Clemente, Calif.) rolling in the playoffs and now just two wins away from a state title.
ESPNHS will follow the weekly progress of the ESPNHS Elite 11 quarterbacks during their senior seasons. In addition we will track the top quarterback performances from around the country. The Elite 11 Tracker will be featured every Wednesday.

Conner Brewer finished his high school career with a championship game win, leading Chaparral (Scottsdale, Ariz.) to back-to-back state titles. The future Texas Longhorn was on point while throwing for two touchdowns in the win. In other playoff news, Travis Wilson led San Clemente (San Clemente, Calif.) to another postseason win in Southern California's toughest division. Zach Kline and Bart Houston each won over the holiday weekend and if each can win this coming weekend will once again face each other, this time in Northern California's Division 1 championship game.

See how the rest of the field did this past weekend as well as other performances from around the country in this weeks Elite 11 Tracker.

Austin Appleby, 6-4, 225, Hoover (North Canton, Ohio)
Committed to Purdue
Season is Complete
Season Totals: 105-of-237 for 1,417 yards and eight touchdowns.

Connor Brewer, 6-2, 190, Chaparral (Scottsdale, Ariz.)
Committed to Texas
Last Week: 14-of-21 for 157 yards and two touchdowns in a 37-14 championship game win over Cinega (Vall, Ariz.), team finished 14-1.
Season Totals: 176-of-284 for 2,898 yards, 42 touchdowns and five interceptions.
Season is complete

Neal Burcham, 6-2, 185, Greenbrier (Greenbrier, Ark.)
Committed to SMU
Season is complete
Season Totals: 231-of-326 for 3,467, 40 touchdowns and six interceptions.

Tyler Cameron, 6-3, 216, Jupiter Community (Jupiter, Fla.)
Committed to South Florida
Season is complete
Season Totals: 86-of-189 for 1,453 yards, 13 touchdowns and six interceptions. Rushed for over 450 yards and six touchdowns.

Preston Dewey, 6-2, 200, St. Andrews Episcopal (Austin, Texas)
Committed to Miami
Last Week: Out for year with left wrist injury.
Season Totals: 47-of-76 for 688 yards, nine touchdowns and one interception.

Shane Dillon, 6-4, 180, Christian (El Cajon, Calif.)
Committed to Colorado
Last Week: 9-of-17 for 176 yards and two touchdowns in a 40-20 win over Horizon (San Diego, Calif.), team is 8-3.
Season Totals: 189-of-305 for 2,687 yards, 20 touchdowns, nine interceptions and five rushing touchdowns.
This Week: vs. Parker (San Diego, Calif.), CIF San Diego Section D5 State Semifinals.

Bart Houston, 6-3, 200, De La Salle (Concord, Calif.)
Committed to Wisconsin
Last Week: 7-of-11 for 143 yards, one touchdown and two rushing scores in a 70-7 win over Freedom (Oakley, Calif.), team is 10-1.
Season Totals: 79-of-141 for 1,590 yards, 15 touchdowns and six interceptions. Has rushed for 11 touchdowns.
This Week: vs. Pittsburg (Pittsburg, Calif.), CIF NCS DI State Semifinals.

Chad Kelly, 6-2, 205, Saint Joseph’s Collegiate Institute (Buffalo, N.Y.)
Committed to Clemson
Season is complete
Season totals: 200-of-330 for 3,039 yards, 27 touchdowns and five interceptions, rushed for 1,012 yards and 14 touchdowns.

Gunner Kiel, 6-3, 215, East (Columbus, Ind.)
Uncommitted
Season is complete
Season Totals: 127-of-237 for 2,474 yards and 28 touchdowns with four interceptions. Rushed for 12 touchdowns.

Zach Kline, 6-2, 205, San Ramon Valley (Danville, Calif.)
Committed to California
Last Week: Threw for 223 yards and two touchdowns with a rushing score in a 28-14 win over Logan (Union City, Calif.), team is 10-3.
Season Totals: 176-of-260 for 3,043 yards, 32 touchdowns, five interceptions and six rushing touchdowns.
Next Week: vs. Monte Vista (Danville, Calif.), CIF NCS DI State Semifinals.

Jeff Lindquist, 6-3, 225, Mercer Island (Mercer Island, Wash.)
Committed to Washington
Season is complete
Season totals: 141-of-255 for 1,916 yards, 22 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Rushed for 840 yards and 12 touchdowns.

Tanner Mangum, 6-2, 190, Eagle (Eagle, Idaho)
Committed to BYU
Season is complete
Season totals: 226-of-336 for 3,341 yards, 33 touchdowns, two interceptions and three rushing touchdowns.

Tyler Matthews, 6-2, 195, McPherson (McPherson, Kan.)
Committed to TCU
Season is complete
Season totals: 163-of-257 for 2,836 yards, 24 touchdowns and five interceptions. Rushed for three touchdowns.

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Elite 11 Tracker: MVP Winston Going Strong

November, 23, 2011
11/23/11
10:40
AM ET
xTom Hauck/ESPNHSFlorida State commit Jameis Winston has Hueytown (Hueytown, Ala.) two wins away from a state title.
ESPNHS will follow the weekly progress of the ESPNHS Elite 11 quarterbacks during their senior seasons. In addition we will track the top quarterback performances from around the country. The Elite 11 Tracker will be featured every Wednesday.

It was another great weekend for Connor Brewer, Zach Kline, Patton Robinette and Patrick Towles as all led their squads to playoff wins. But not every elite arm had such a great weekend. In very unfortunate news, Oregon commit Jake Rodrigues' season came to an abrupt end during Whitney's (Rocklin, Calif.) first-round playoff win when late in the third quarter trying to extend a play, he suffered a dislocated ankle and broken leg.

Down in Alabama, Elite 11 co-MVP Jameis Winston continues to roll and has led Hueytown (Hueytown, Ala.) to the state semifinal's with perhaps his best all-around performance of the year, accounting for 304 total yards and five touchdowns.

See how the rest of the field did this past weekend as well as other performances from around the country in this weeks Elite 11 Tracker.

Austin Appleby, 6-4, 225, Hoover (North Canton, Ohio)
Committed to Purdue
Season is Complete
Season Totals: 105-of-237 for 1,417 yards and eight touchdowns.

Connor Brewer, 6-2, 190, Chaparral (Scottsdale, Ariz.)
Committed to Texas
Last Week: 11-of-23 for 188 yards and a touchdown in a 31-30 win over Centennial (Peoria, Ariz.), team is 13-1.
Season Totals: 162-of-263 for 2,741 yards, 40 touchdowns and five interceptions.
This Week: vs. Cinega (Vall, Ariz.), Arizona DIII state playoffs championship game.

Neal Burcham, 6-2, 185, Greenbrier (Greenbrier, Ark.)
Committed to SMU
Season is complete
Season Totals: 231-of-326 for 3,467, 40 touchdowns and six interceptions.

Tyler Cameron, 6-3, 216, Jupiter Community (Jupiter, Fla.)
Committed to South Florida
Last Week: 8-of-20 for 174 yards, one touchdown and a rushing touchdown in a 27-17 win over Atlantic (Delray Beach, Fla.), team finished 4-6.
Season Totals: 86-of-189 for 1,453 yards, 13 touchdowns and six interceptions. Rushed for over 450 yards and six touchdowns.
This Week: Season is complete.

Preston Dewey, 6-2, 200, St. Andrews Episcopal (Austin, Texas)
Committed to Miami
Last Week: Out for year with left wrist injury.
Season Totals: 47-of-76 for 688 yards, nine touchdowns and one interception.

Shane Dillon, 6-4, 180, Christian (El Cajon, Calif.)
Committed to Colorado
Last Week: Idle, team is 7-3.
Season Totals: 180-of-288 for 2,511 yards, 18 touchdowns, nine interceptions and five rushing touchdowns.
This Week: vs. Horizon (San Diego, Calif.), Second Round CIF San Diego Section D5 State Playoffs.

Bart Houston, 6-3, 200, De La Salle (Concord, Calif.)
Committed to Wisconsin
Last Week: Idle, team is 9-1.
Season Totals: 72-of-130 for 1,447 yards, 14 touchdowns and six interceptions. Has rushed for nine touchdowns.
This Week: vs. Freedom (Oakley, Calif.), Second Round CIF NCS DI State Playoffs.

Chad Kelly, 6-2, 205, Saint Joseph’s Collegiate Institute (Buffalo, N.Y.)
Committed to Clemson
Last Week: 15-of-35 for 203 yards passing, rushed 14 times for 122 yards and two touchdowns in a 37-16 championship game loss to St. Francis (Athol Springs, N.Y.), team finished 8-3.
Season totals: 200-of-330 for 3,039 yards, 27 touchdowns and five interceptions, rushed for 991 yards and 14 touchdowns.
Season is Complete

Gunner Kiel, 6-3, 215, East (Columbus, Ind.)
Uncommitted
Last Week: 13-of-31 for 179 yards and an interception in a season ending 62-7 loss to Cathedral (Indianapolis, Ind.) , team finished 12-2.
Season Totals: 127-of-237 for 2,474 yards and 28 touchdowns with four interceptions. Rushed for 12 touchdowns.
Season is Complete

Zach Kline, 6-2, 205, San Ramon Valley (Danville, Calif.)
Committed to California
Last Week: 18-of-32 for 296 yards, four touchdowns, two interceptions and a rushing score in a 42-14 win over Castro Valley (Castro Valley, Calif.), team is 8-3.
Season Totals: 176-of-260 for 2,820 yards, 30 touchdowns, six interceptions and six rushing touchdowns.
Next Week: vs. Logan (Union City, Calif.), Second Round CIF NCS DI State Playoffs.

Jeff Lindquist, 6-3, 225, Mercer Island (Mercer Island, Wash.)
Committed to Washington
Season is complete
Season totals: 141-of-255 for 1,916 yards, 22 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Rushed for 584 yards and 12 touchdowns.

Tanner Mangum, 6-2, 190, Eagle (Eagle, Idaho)
Committed to BYU
Last week: 37-of-53 for 451 yards, two touchdowns and four interceptions in a 42-21 championship game loss to Coeur d'Alene (Coeur d'Alene, Idaho), team finished 10-2.
Season totals: 263-of-389 for 3,792 yards, 35 touchdowns, six interceptions and three rushing touchdowns.
Season is complete

Tyler Matthews, 6-2, 195, McPherson (McPherson, Kan.)
Committed to TCU
Season is complete
Season totals: 163-of-257 for 2,836 yards, 24 touchdowns and five interceptions. Rushed for three touchdowns.

Cyler Miles, 6-3, 210, J.K. Mullen (Denver, Col.)
Committed to Washington
Last week: Threw two interceptions in Mullen's season-ending 23-22 playoff loss to Pomona (Arvada, Col.); team finished 9-3.
Season totals: 128-of-185 for 1,577 yards, 17 touchdowns and 10 touchdowns. Also has rushed for 193 yards and two scores.
Season is complete

Tyler O’Connor, 6-2, 205, Lima Central (Lima, Ohio)
Committed to Michigan State
Season is complete.
Season Totals: 117-of-204 for 2,031 yards, 19 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Rushed for 11 touchdowns.

Nick Patti, 5-10, 185, Dr. Phillips (Orlando, Fla.)
Committed to Boise State
Last week: 8-of-21 for 145 yards in a 35-14 win over Wharton (Tampa, Fla.), team is 9-1.
Season totals: 140-of-265 for 2,105 yards, 22 touchdowns, seven interceptions and three rushing touchdowns.
Next week: Plant (Tampa, Fla.), Second Round Florida 8A State Playoffs.

Zeke Pike, 6-4, 233, Dixie Heights (Fort Mitchell, Kent.)
Committed to Auburn
Season is complete.
Season totals: 160-of-267 for 1,945, 14 touchdowns, 11 interceptions and 15 rushing touchdowns.

Patton Robinette, 6-4, 200, Maryville (Maryville, Tenn.)
Committed to North Carolina
Last Week: 7-of-11 for 153 yards and a touchdown with three rushing scores in a 41-7 win over Sevier County (Sevierville, Tenn.), team is 13-0.
Season totals: 108-of-153 for 1,496 yards, 18 touchdowns and six interceptions. Rushed for 12 touchdowns and over 600 yards.
This week: vs. Riverdale (Murfreesboro, Tenn.), Tennessee 6A state playoffs semifinals.

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Weekend FAB 50 Football Primer

November, 17, 2011
11/17/11
10:04
AM ET

GAME OF THE WEEK

No. 3 Allen (Allen, Texas) 11-0 vs. No. 8 Euless Trinity (Euless, Texas) 11-0 at Cowboys Stadium, 2 p.m., Saturday

The state playoffs in Texas take to the bigger stages this weekend, none bigger than Cowboys Stadium and no game bigger than Allen versus Euless Trinity in Class 5A Division I.

It might seem odd to outsiders that such a matchup between two such highly-ranked teams would be taking place in essentially the second round of the playoffs, but these are high school playoffs where true seedings in many states are impractical due to travel.

When these two met last year, Euless Trinity was No. 1 in the FAB 50, while Allen was unranked nationally due to suffering a loss to Hebron (Lewisville, Texas). Trinity won 37-35 before a throng of 40,000 in Cowboys Stadium.

Neither team is No. 1 in the FAB 50 heading into this week’s game, but both are in the top 10. The winning team, especially if that team goes on to win the title in the toughest division in the state, would also have a chance to climb to the top spot if current No. 1 Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, N.J.) were to suffer an upset.

Allen was the preseason No. 1 by many in Texas and has become accustomed to falling behind in games and then roaring back in the second half. The Eagles did it again in last week’s 30-17 playoff triumph over Central (Keller, Texas). One of the reasons they are so hard to put away is a balanced, high-scoring offense featuring quarterback Alec Morris (committed to Alabama) and running back Jonathan Williams (committed to Arkansas).

Trinity has had more easy wins, but the Trojans also may not have played as strong a schedule. In its 55-36 victory last week over Duncanville (Duncanville, Texas), running back Joel Kimpela rushed for 269 yards and scored five touchdowns. The only close game of the season was a 38-35 victory in September over Heritage (Colleyville, Texas).

PLAYER TO WATCH
Wes Brown, Good Counsel (Olney, Md.)


When you are on the same team as Stefon Diggs, the No. 10 player in the ESPNU 150, it’s sometimes hard to be noticed as a star yourself but Brown sure did a good job of that last weekend and could be primed to have another huge outing in this week’s championship game of the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference (WCAC).

The 6-foot, 200-pound senior running back recorded his most productive outing in a 47-7 romp over St. John's (Washington, D.C.) in the semifinals of the WCAC playoffs. Brown ran 14 times for 226 yards and four touchdowns for the No. 6 ranked team in the FAB 50.

On the season, Brown has carried 139 times for 1,225 yards and 19 scores. While Diggs has lived up to his billing with a series of explosive outings, Brown has been right behind him. He’s received more than 20 college scholarship offers himself, most from Big East schools, and is the No. 11 prospect in Maryland according to ESPNU.

If Diggs, Brown and the rest of the Falcons get a win on Saturday against Gonzaga (Washington, D.C.) they would close a 12-0 season that also will guarantee them no worse than a No. 6 final national ranking. Not many Maryland teams have ever been better.

UPSET ALERT
No. 16 Bellevue (Bellevue, Wash.) 11-0 at Lakes (Lakewood, Wash.) 11-0, Friday


From a recruiting angle and for what the team has done so far this season, Lakes may be ready to make a major splash on the national stage in this Class 3A state quarterfinal. The Lancers have averaged 53 points per game and among their best players is ESPNU 150 member Zach Banner, a 6-8, 305-pound tackle, and defensive back Cedric Dozier, committed to Cal. Others that have shined for coach Dave Miller are quarterback David Wood (1,900 yards, 27 touchdowns) and running back Levonte Littlejohn (1,014 yards).

The reason that Lakes is not higher than No. 16 in the West Region is that the schedule has been devoid of very many highly-ranked opponents. Plus, Bellevue last year played the Lancers and had little trouble in a 35-7 victory.

After last year’s win, Bellevue went on to capture its ninth state title in 11 years.

This year’s Bellevue team opened the season with a 31-21 win over Oaks Christian (Westlake Village, Calif.), a preseason top 10 team from California. The Wolverines then took on perennial Class 4A state powerhouse Skyline (Sammamish, Wash.) and posted a 31-17 win.

Bellevue’s Wing-T offense is executed as perfectly as any offense in the nation. That unit is spearheaded by senior quarterback Tyler Hasty along with junior running backs John Nguyen and Myles Jack.

Upset alerts so far this season: 6-5

TEAM ON THE RISE?
Highlands (Fort Thomas, Ky.)


The Bluebirds are one of the highest scoring teams in the country and are closing in on a Kentucky record held by their 1998 team.

Highlands, which takes a 12-0 record against Covington Catholic (Park Hills, Ky.) into Friday’s third round of the Class 4A state playoffs, has scored 706 points for a sparkling 58.8 per game point average. In comparison, the 1998 Bluebirds' team scored a state record 801 points in 15 games.

The offense is led by 6-5, 235-pound quarterback Patrick Towles, a University of Kentucky recruit and participant in last summer’s Elite 11 camp as shown on ESPN.

With Towles at the helm, Highlands has scored more than 60 points in each of its past three games, and is now ranked No. 20 in the power-packed Southeast Region rankings. That region includes Florida, Georgia and the other Southeast Conference states plus North Carolina. The first 18 teams in that region are in the FAB 50.

In previous seasons, Kentucky teams were ranked in the Midwest Region and if that were true this season the Bluebirds would definitely be in the top 10. Still, a strong finish could earn Highlands a fifth straight state title, 21st overall playoff title and a spot in the final FAB 50.

Elite 11 Tracker: Dillon rolling into playoffs

November, 16, 2011
11/16/11
7:04
PM ET
xTom Hauck/ESPNHSEl Cajon Christian's (El Cajon, Calif.) Shane Dillon has passed for 2,511 yards and eighteen touchdowns this year.
ESPNHS will follow the weekly progress of the ESPNHS Elite 11 quarterbacks during their senior seasons. In addition, we will track the top quarterback performances from around the country. The Elite 11 Tracker will be featured every Wednesday.

Shane Dillon has quietly put together a great senior campaign and has led El Cajon Christian (El Cajon, Calif.) to a first-round playoff bye in the San Diego section playoffs. The Colorado commit had one of his best games of the the year, throwing for over 300 yards and a pair of touchdowns.

In playoff news, both Tanner Mangum and Chad Kelly each have led their teams to a championship berths; with Kelly looking to make it two in a row. In a playoff win last week, Kelly set Western New York records for single season and career yardage marks.

See how the rest of the field did this past weekend as well as other performances from around the country in this weeks Elite 11 Tracker.

Austin Appleby, 6-4, 225, Hoover (North Canton, Ohio)
Committed to Purdue
Season is Complete
Season Totals: 105-of-237 for 1,417 yards and eight touchdowns.

Connor Brewer, 6-2, 190, Chaparral (Scottsdale, Ariz.)
Committed to Texas
Last Week: 8-of-12 for 193 yards and two touchdowns in a 51-7 win over Perry (Gilbert, Ariz.), team is 12-1.
Season totals: 151-of-240 for 2,553 yards, 39 touchdowns and five interceptions.
This week: vs. Centennial (Peoria, Ariz.), third round Arizona DIII state playoffs.

Neal Burcham, 6-2, 185, Greenbrier (Greenbrier, Ark.)
Committed to SMU
Season is complete.
Season totals: 231-of-326 for 3,467, 40 touchdowns and six interceptions.

Tyler Cameron, 6-3, 216, Jupiter Community (Jupiter, Fla.)
Committed to South Florida
Last week: 8-of-20 for 174 yards, one touchdown and a rushing touchdown in a 27-17 win over Atlantic (Delray Beach, Fla.), team finished 4-6.
Season totals: 86-of-189 for 1,453 yards, 13 touchdowns and six interceptions. Rushed for over 450 yards and six touchdowns.
This week: Season is complete.

Preston Dewey, 6-2, 200, St. Andrews Episcopal (Austin, Texas)
Committed to Miami
Last Week: Out for year with left wrist injury.
Season Totals: 47-of-76 for 688 yards, nine touchdowns and one interception.

Shane Dillon, 6-4, 180, Christian (El Cajon, Calif.)
Committed to Colorado
Last week: 9-of-16 for 301 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in a 56-36 win over Bishop's (La Jolla, Calif.), team is 7-3.
Season totals: 180-of-288 for 2,511 yards, 18 touchdowns, nine interceptions and five rushing touchdowns.
This week: First Round CIF San Diego Section D5 State Playoffs Bye.

Bart Houston, 6-3, 200, De La Salle (Concord, Calif.)
Committed to Wisconsin
Last week: 13-of-20 for 222 yards and one touchdown in a 24-3 win over California (San Ramon, Calif.), team is 9-1.
Season totals: 72-of-130 for 1,447 yards, 14 touchdowns and six interceptions. Has rushed for nine touchdowns.
This week: First Round CIF NCS DI State Playoffs Bye,

Chad Kelly, 6-2, 205, Saint Joseph’s Collegiate Institute (Buffalo, N.Y.)
Committed to Clemson
Last week: 21-of-34 for 307 yards, three touchdowns and an interception, rushed 20 times for 202 yards in a 48-47 win over Canisus (Buffalo, N.Y.), team is 8-2.
Season totals: 185-of-295 for 2,836, 27 touchdowns and five interceptions, rushed for 890 yards and 12 touchdowns.
Next week: vs. St. Francis (Athol Springs, N.Y.) MMAA State Championship Game.

Gunner Kiel, 6-3, 215, East (Columbus, Ind.)
Uncommitted
Last Week: 11-of-21 for 253 yards, three touchdowns and an interception in a 27-17 win over Evansville Central (Evansville, Ind.), team is 12-1.
Season totals: 114-of-206 for 2,295 yards and 28 touchdowns with three interceptions. Rushed for 12 touchdowns.
This week: vs. Cathedral (Indianapolis, Ind.), semifinal of state 4A playoffs.

Zach Kline, 6-2, 205, San Ramon Valley (Danville, Calif.)
Committed to California
Last week: 18-of-25 for 269 yards and a touchdown in a 34-33 loss to Monte Vista (Danville, Calif.), team is 8-3.
Season totals: 158-of-228 for 2,524 yards, 26 touchdowns, three interceptions and three rushing touchdowns.
Next week: vs. Castro Valley (Castro Valley, Calif.), first round CIF NCS DI state playoffs.

Jeff Lindquist, 6-3, 225, Mercer Island (Mercer Island, Wash.)
Committed to Washington
Last week: Limited due to an injury, finished 11-of-16 for 65 yards in a 20-17 season ending loss to Meadowdale (Meadowdale, Wash.), team finished 8-3.
Season totals: 141-of-255 for 1,916 yards, 22 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Rushed for 584 yards and 12 touchdowns.
Next week: Season is complete.

Tanner Mangum, 6-2, 190, Eagle (Eagle, Idaho)
Committed to BYU
Last week: 21-of-28 for 325 yards and four touchdowns in a 42-21 win over Highland (Pocatello, Idaho), team is 10-1.
Season totals: 226-of-336 for 3,341 yards, 33 touchdowns, two interceptions and three rushing touchdowns.
Next week: Coeur d'Alene (Coeur d'Alene, Idaho), Idaho 5A state championship game.

Tyler Matthews, 6-2, 195, McPherson (McPherson, Kan.)
Committed to TCU
Season is complete.
Season totals: 163-of-257 for 2,836 yards, 24 touchdowns and five interceptions. Rushed for three touchdowns.

Cyler Miles, 6-3, 210, J.K. Mullen (Denver, Col.)
Committed to Washington
Last week: 5-of-11 for 80 yards in a 21-14 win over Bear Creek (Lakewood, Col.), team is 9-2.
Season totals: 128-of-185 for 1,577 yards, 17 touchdowns and eight touchdowns.
Next week: vs. Pomona (Arvada, Col.), third round Colorado 5A playoffs.

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Elite 11 Tracker: Patti Steps Up

November, 9, 2011
11/09/11
1:59
PM ET
xTom Hauck/ESPNHSBoise State commit Nick Patti set two school records this past weekend leading Dr. Phillips (Orlando, Fla.) to a win.
ESPNHS will follow the weekly progress of the ESPNHS Elite 11 quarterbacks during their senior seasons. In addition we will track the top quarterback performances from around the country. The Elite 11 Tracker will be featured every Wednesday.

Unfortunately this past weekend was not the best of weekends for a few of the Elite 11 quarterbacks as Zeke Pike, Tyler Matthews and Tyler O’Connor all saw their high school career come to an end with first round playoffs losses. Things got even worse for recent SMU commit Neil Burcham, who saw his senior season come a sudden end with a torn ACL.

The best performance comes from Dr. Phillips (Orlando, Fla.) quarterback Nick Patti who set two school records, one for completions (21) and touchdown passes (5) in a win on senior night.

See how the rest of the field did this past weekend as well as other top performances from around the country in this weeks Elite 11 Tracker.

Austin Appleby, 6-4, 225, Hoover (North Canton, Ohio)
Committed to Purdue
Season is Complete
Season Totals: 105-of-237 for 1,417 yards and eight interceptions.

Connor Brewer, 6-2, 190, Chaparral (Scottsdale, Ariz.)
Committed to Texas
Last Week: 19-of-23 for 399 yards and five touchdowns with an interception in a 62-0 win over Gila Ridge (Yuma, Ariz.), team is 11-1.
Season totals: 143-of-228 for 2.360 yards, 37 touchdowns and four interceptions.
This week: vs. Perry (Gilbert, Ariz.), 2nd Round Arizona DII playoffs.

Neal Burcham, 6-2, 185, Greenbrier (Greenbrier, Ark.)
Committed to SMU
Last Week: 15-of-23 for 200 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in a 37-26 loss Vilonia (Vilonia, Ark.), team is 8-2.
Season totals: 231-of-326 for 3,467 yards, 40 touchdowns and six interceptions.
This week: vs. Arkadelphia (Arkadelphia, Ark.), first round Arkansas 5A state playoffs.

Tyler Cameron, 6-3, 216, Jupiter Community (Jupiter, Fla.)
Committed to South Florida
Last week: 17-of-38 for 262 yards and three touchdowns in a 62-21 loss to Seminole Ridge (Loxahatchee, Fla.), team is 3-6.
Season totals: 78-of-169 for 1,279 yards, 12 touchdowns and six interceptions. Rushed for over 400 yards and five scores.
Next week: at Atlantic (Delray Beach, Fla.)

Preston Dewey, 6-2, 200, St. Andrews Episcopal (Austin, Texas)
Committed to Miami
Last Week: Out for year with left wrist injury.
Season Totals: 47-of-76 for 688 yards, nine touchdowns and one interception.

Shane Dillon, 6-4, 180, Christian (El Cajon, Calif.)
Committed to Colorado
Last week: 17-of-39 for 203 yards, one touchdown and an interception plus a rushing score in a 24-21 win over La Jolla Country Day (La Jolla, Calif.), team is 6-3.
Season totals: 171-of-272 for 2,210 yards, 16 touchdowns, eight interceptions and five rushing touchdowns.
This week: at Bishop’s (La Jolla, Calif.)

Bart Houston, 6-3, 200, De La Salle (Concord, Calif.)
Committed to Wisconsin
Last week: 5-of-6 for 132 yards and two touchdowns in a 42-0 win over Granada (Livermore, Calif.), team is 8-1.
Season totals: 59-of-110 for 1,225 yards, 13 touchdowns and six interceptions. Has rushed for nine touchdowns.
Next week: vs. California (San Ramon, Calif.)

Chad Kelly, 6-2, 205, Saint Joseph’s Collegiate Institute (Buffalo, N.Y.)
Committed to Clemson
Last week: First round playoff bye, team is 7-2.
Season totals: 164-of-261 for 2,529 yards, 24 touchdowns and four interceptions. Rushed for ten touchdowns.
Next week: vs. Canisus (Buffalo, N.Y.), MMAA State semifinals.

Gunner Kiel, 6-3, 215, East (Columbus, Ind.)
Committed to Indiana
Last Week: 8-of-16 for 156 yards and two touchdowns in a 34-12 win over Franklin County (Brookville, Ind.), team is 11-1.
Season totals: 108-of-196 for 2,127 yards and 25 touchdowns with three interceptions. Rushed for 12 touchdowns.
This week: vs. Evansville Central (Evansville, Ind.), quarterfinal of state 4A playoffs.

Zach Kline, 6-2, 205, San Ramon Valley (Danville, Calif.)
Committed to California
Last week: 13-of-15 for 280 yards and four touchdowns in a 35-20 win over Livermore (Livermore, Calif.), team is 8-2.
Season totals: 140-of-203 for 2,225 yards, 25 touchdowns, three interceptions and three rushing touchdowns.
Next week: vs. Monte Vista (Danville, Calif.)

Jeff Lindquist, 6-3, 225, Mercer Island (Mercer Island, Wash.)
Committed to Washington
Last week: 14-of-27 for 202 yards and three touchdowns with 84 yards rushing in a 21-14 win over Ferndale (Ferndale, Wash.).
Season totals: 130-of-237 for 1,851 yards, 22 touchdowns and eight interceptions. Rushed for 584 yards and 12 touchdowns.
Next week: vs. Meadowdale (Lynwood, Wash.), second round of Washington 3A state playoffs.

Tanner Mangum, 6-2, 190, Eagle (Eagle, Idaho)
Committed to BYU
Last week: 11-of-16 for 221 yards and three touchdowns in a 58-7 win over Lake City (Coeur d’Alene, Idaho), team is 9-1.
Season totals: 210-of-308 for 3,016 yards, 29 touchdowns, two interceptions and three rushing touchdowns.
Next week: Highland (Pocatello, Idaho), second round Idaho 5A playoffs.

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Elite 11 Tracker: Voytik goes out big

November, 2, 2011
11/02/11
3:20
PM ET
xTom Hauck/ESPNHSChad Voytik of Cleveland (Cleveland, Tenn.) finishes his high school career with over 5,000 career passing yards.
ESPNHS will follow the weekly progress of the Elite 11 quarterbacks during their senior seasons. In addition we will track the top quarterback performances from around the country. The Elite 11 Tracker will be featured every Wednesday.

Pittsburgh commit Chad Voytik's senior season came to an unfortunate end this past weekend, as his team won but still failed to qualify for the state playoffs. Voytik was able to make one last mark with his best game of the season, passing for 296 yards and eclipsing 5,000 career passing yards, a feat that is believed to be a first at Cleveland (Cleveland, Tenn.) High School.

See how the rest of the field did this past weekend as well as other top performances from around the country in this week's Elite 11 Tracker.

Austin Appleby, 6-4, 225, Hoover (North Canton, Ohio)
Committed to Purdue(
Last Week
: 7-of-10 for 124 yards and two touchdowns in a 34-28 win over Jackson (Massillon, Ohio), team finished 3-7.
Season Totals
: 105-of-237 for 1,417 yards with 12 touchdowns and eight interceptions.

Connor Brewer, 6-2, 190, Chaparral (Scottsdale, Ariz.)
Committed to Texas(
Last Week:
10-of-14 for 174 yards and three touchdowns with a 50-yard rushing score in a 65-0 win over Saguaro (Scottsdale, Ariz.), team is 10-1.(
Season totals:
124-of-205 for 1,961 yards, 32 touchdowns and four interceptions.(
This week:
vs. Gila Ridge (Yuma, Ariz.), first round Arizona DII playoffs.

Neal Burcham, 6-2, 185, Greenbrier (Greenbrier, Ark.)
Uncommitted(
Last Week:
42-of-61 for 456 yards, five touchdowns and four interceptions in a 59-35 loss to Greenwood (Greenwood, Ark.), team is 8-1.(
Season totals:
216-of-303 for 3,287 yards and 38 touchdowns and five interceptions, two rushing touchdowns.(
This week:
vs. Vilonia (Vilonia, Ark.)

Tyler Cameron, 6-3, 216, Jupiter Community (Jupiter, Fla.)
Committed to South Florida(
Last week:
4-of-9 for 116 yards and a touchdown, rushed for 128 yards and a score in a 48-25 win over Santaluces (Lantana, Fla.), team is 3-5.
Season totals: 61-of-131 for 1,017 yards, eight touchdowns and six interceptions. Rushed for 362 yards and five scores.
Next week: vs. Seminole Ridge (Loxahatchee, Fla.)

Preston Dewey, 6-2, 200, St. Andrews Episcopal (Austin, Texas)
Committed to Miami
Last Week: Out for year with left wrist injury.
Season Totals: 47-of-76 for 688 yards, nine touchdowns and one interception.

Shane Dillon, 6-5, 190, Christian (El Cajon, Calif.)
Committed to Colorado(
Last week:
30-of-42 for 390 yards, two touchdowns, one interception and two rushing touchdowns in a 48-34 loss to Santa Fe Christian (Solana Beach, Calif.), team is 5-3.
Season Totals: 154-of-233 for 2,007 yards, 15 touchdowns, seven interceptions and four rushing touchdowns.
This week: at La Jolla Country Day (La Jolla, Calif.)

Bart Houston, 6-3, 200, De La Salle (Concord, Calif.)
Committed to Wisconsin
Last week: 8-of-11 for 248 yards and four touchdowns in a 40-3 win over San Ramon Valley (Danville, Calif.), team is 7-1.
Season totals: 54-of-104 for 1,093 yards and eleven touchdowns with six interceptions; also has rushed for nine scores.
Next week: vs. Granada (Livermore, Calif.)

Chad Kelly, 6-2, 205, Saint Joseph’s Collegiate Institute (Buffalo, N.Y.)
Committed to Clemson
Last week: 17-of-29 for 285 yards and two touchdowns, rushed for 140 yards and two scores in a 39-18 win over Bishop Timon-St. Jude (Buffalo, N.Y.), team is 7-2.
Season totals: 164-of-261 for 2,529 yards and 24 touchdowns with four interceptions. Rushed for ten touchdowns.
Next week: Playoffs, Nov. 10 TBD

Gunner Kiel, 6-3, 215, East (Columbus, Ind.)
Committed to Indiana
Last Week: 11-of-21 for 253 yards and three touchdowns in a 27-17 win over East Central (St. Leonard, Ind.), team is 10-1.
Season totals: 100-of-180 for 1,971 yards and 23 touchdowns with three interceptions, 12 rushing touchdowns.
This week: vs. Franklin County (Brookville, Ind.), second round of 4A state playoffs.

Zach Kline, 6-2, 205, San Ramon Valley (Danville, Calif.)
Committed to California
Last week: 14-of-24 for 153 yards in a 40-3 loss to De La Salle (Concord, Calif.), team is 6-2.
Season totals: 127-of-188 for 1,975 yards, 21 touchdowns and three interceptions with three rushing touchdowns.
Next week: vs, Livermore (Livermore, Calif.)

Jeff Lindquist, 6-3, 225, Mercer Island (Mercer Island, Wash.)
Committed to Washington
Last week: 5-of-7 for 122 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in a 52-7 win over Lake Washington (Kirkland, Wash.), team is 7-2.
Season totals: 116-of-210 for 1,649 yards, 19 touchdowns and eight interceptions. Has rushed for 584 yards and 12 scores.
Next week: idle

Tanner Mangum, 6-2, 190, Eagle (Eagle, Idaho)
Committed to BYU
Last week: 33-of-55 for 386 yards and one touchdown in a 37-16 win loss to Mountain View (Meridian, Idaho), team is 8-1.
Season totals: 194-of-292 for 2,795 yards, 26 touchdowns and two interceptions. Also has rushed for three touchdowns.
Next week: vs. Lake City (Coeur d'Alene, Idaho), first round Idaho 5A playoffs.

Tyler Matthews, 6-2, 195, McPherson (McPherson, Kan.)
Committed to TCU
Last week: 17-of-22 for 301 yards and four touchdowns in a 42-21 win over Newton (Newton, Kan.), team is 7-2.
Season totals: 143-of-226 for 2,449 yards, 20 touchdowns, five interceptions and two rushing scores.
Next week: vs. Kapuan Mt. Carmel (Wichita, Kan.), first round Kansas 5A playoffs.

Cyler Miles, 6-3, 210, J.K. Mullen (Denver, Col.)
Committed to Washington
Last week: 7-of-13 for 101 yards and two interceptions in a 24-21 loss to Columbine (Littleton, Col.), team is 8-2.
Season totals: 106-of-153 for 1,332 yards, 15 touchdowns and eight interceptions.
Next week: vs. Mountain Vista (Highlands Ranch, Col.), first round Colorado 5A playoffs.

Tyler O’Connor, 6-2, 205, Lima Central Catholic (Lima, Ohio)
Committed to Michigan State
Last Week: 14-of-19 for 239 yards and three touchdowns in a 56-14 win over Ada (Ada, Ohio), team is 10-0.
Season Totals: 99-of-172 for 1,698 yards, 14 touchdowns and three interceptions passing. Has rushed for 11 touchdowns.
This week: vs. Liberty-Benton (Findlay, Ohio), first round of Ohio Division V playoffs.

Nick Patti, 5-10, 185, Dr. Phillips (Orlando, Fla.)
Committed to Boise State
Last week: 12-of-28 for 186 yards and three touchdowns in a 35-15 win over Evans (Orlando, Fla.), team is 7-1.
Season totals: 111-of-215 for 1,685 yards and 17 touchdowns with six interceptions. Has rushed for three scores.
Next week: vs. Freedom (Orlando, Fla.)

Zeke Pike, 6-4, 233, Dixie Heights (Fort Mitchell, Ky.)
Committed to Auburn
Last Week: 17-of-34 for 165 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions in a 35-14 loss to Cooper (Burlington, Kent.), team is 3-7.
Season totals: 160-of-267 for 1,945 yards, 14 touchdowns and 11 interceptions with 16 rushing touchdowns.
This week: vs. Lafayette (Lexington, Kent.), first round Kentucky 6A playoffs.

Patton Robinette, 6-4, 200, Maryville (Maryville, Tenn.)
Committed to North Carolina
Last Week: 5-of-11 for 61 yards, rushed for 127 yards and a touchdown in a 40-0 win over Lenoir City (Lenoir City, Tenn.), team is 10-0.
Season totals: 89-of-122 for 1,095 yards, 15 touchdowns and five interceptions. Has rushed for nine touchdowns and over 600 yards.
This week: vs Bearden (Knoxville, Tenn.),

Jake Rodrigues, 6-2, 210, Whitney (Rocklin, Calif.)
Committed to Oregon
Last week: 8-of-17 for 270 yards and three touchdowns, rushed for 92 yards in a 42-0 win over Cordova (Rancho Cordova, Calif.), team is 7-2.
Season totals; 102-of-167 for 1,606 yards, 21 touchdowns, four interceptions and eight rushing touchdowns.
This week: at Antelope (Antelope, Calif.)

Grant Rohach, 6-2, 185, Moorpark (Moorpark, Calif.)
Committed to Iowa State
Last week: 14-of-22 for 182 yards and a touchdown in a 35-21 win over Royal (Simi Valley, Calif.), team is 5-3.
Season totals: 98-of-171 for 1,340 yards, 13 touchdowns and five interceptions.
This week: vs. Simi Valley (Simi Valley, Calif.)

Patrick Towles, 6-4, 230, Highlands (Fort Thomas, Ky.)
Committed to Kentucky
Last Week: 14-of-25 for 330 yards and four touchdowns in a 63-14 win over Ryle (Union, Kent.), team is 10-0.
Season totals: 119-of-195 for 2,762 yards and 34 touchdowns with one interception. Rushed for over 350 yards and seven touchdowns.
This week: vs. Boyd County (Ashland, Kent.), first round Kentucky 4A playoffs.

Chad Voytik, 6-0, 195, Cleveland (Cleveland, Tenn.)
Committed to Pittsburgh
Last Week: 21-of-27 for 296 yard and four touchdowns in a 42-26 win over Rhea County (Evensville, Tenn.), team finished 5-5.
Season totals: 119-of-207 for 1,593 yards, 10 touchdowns and six interceptions. Rushed for over 400 yards and eight touchdowns.

Travis Wilson, 6-7, 215, San Clemente (San Clemente, Calif.)
Committed to Utah
Last week: 13-of-24 for 144 yards,two touchdowns and an interception in a 29-21 loss to Mission Viejo (Mission Viejo, Calif.), team is 8-1.
Season Totals: 91-of-155 for 1,345 yards, 14 touchdowns, six interceptions and two rushing touchdowns.
Next week: vs. Tesoro (Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.)

Jameis Winston, 6-3, 195, Hueytown (Hueytown, Ala.)
Committed to Florida State
Last week: 11-of-17 for 173 yards and a touchdown, rushed for 95 yards and a score in a 34-0 win over Benjamin Russell (Alexander City, Ala.), team is 10-0.
Season totals: 132-of-194 for 1,915 yards, 23 touchdowns and four interceptions passing. Has rushed for 871 yards and 16 touchdowns and caught a touchdown pass.
This week: vs. Leflore (Mobile, Ala.), first round Alabama 5A playoffs.

Elite 11 Alum of the Week: Andrew Luck, Jr., Stanford University
x
Tom Hauck/ESPNHSAndrew Luck at the 2007 Elite 11
In a highly anticipated match-up with BCS and Heisman implications, 2007 Elite 11 quarterback Andrew Luck put together one of the best games of his career to lead the Cardinal to a triple-overtime win over the USC Trojans, 56-48. Luck showed great perseverance by being able to overcome a late interception that was returned for a score that gave the Trojans the lead with about three minutes to play. In the end, the Houston native finished 29-of-40 for 330 yards, three touchdowns and an interception with 36 yards rushing and a score. The big win has Stanford sitting at No. 4 in the latest BCS standings.

Other top performances from around the country:
-Joshua Brown, Sr., Bryan Adams (Dallas, Texas)
28-of-41 for 347 yards, six touchdowns and one interception in a 51-15 win over Spruce (Dallas, Texas)
-Casey Cochran, Sr., Masuk (Monroe, Conn.) Committed to Connecticut
12-of-15 for 321 yards, five touchdowns and four rushing touchdowns in a 55-6 win over New Milford (New Milford, Conn.)
-Dylan Cummings, So., Pennsville Memorial (Pennsville, N.J.)
23-of-37 for 444 yards and four touchdowns in a 55-35 win over Glassboro (Glassboro, N.J.)
-Bryce Fausett, Jr., Midlothian (Midlothian, Texas)
23-of-37 for 324 yards, four touchdowns and two interceptions in a 49-42 win over Mansfield Timberview (Arlington, Texas)
-Joseph Federico, Sr., St. Mary's (Phoenix)
23-of-29 for 453 yards and eight touchdowns in a 62-36 win over Alhambra (Phoenix)
-Trevor Flores, Jr., Frederick (Frederick, Okla.)
31-of-55 for 527 yards and four touchdowns in a 48-36 loss to Lindsay (Lindsay, Okla.)
-Austin Grammer, Sr., American Christian Academy (Tuscaloosa, Ala.)
27-of-37 for 425 yards and four touchdowns in a 37-36 win over Alma Bryant (Irvington, Ala.)
-Troy Green, Sr., Skaneateles (Skaneateles, N.Y.)
31-of-42 for 416 yards and five touchdowns in a 45-27 win over Notre Dame Catholic (Utica, N.Y.)
-Rhyland Hayter, Sr.,Pleasant Hill (Pleasant Hill, Ore.)
14-of-18 for 250 yards and two touchdowns in a 55-12 win over Harrisburg (Harrisburg, Ore.)
-Zach Howell, Jr., Sunrise Christian (Bel Aire, Kan.)
37-of-50 for 410 yards and five touchdowns in a 34-12 win over Regent Prep (Tulsa, Okla.)
-Devante Kincaide, Jr., Skyline (Dallas, Texas)
20-of-27 for 367 yards and three touchdowns with two rushing scores in a 37-0 win over Lake Highlands (Dallas, Texas)
-Travis Korry, Jr., Plano West (Plano, Texas)
23 carries for 353 yards and six touchdowns, passed for 160 yards in a 55-42 win over Flower Mound (Flower Mound, Texas)
-Kyle Larson, Jr., Clayton (Clayton, Wisc.)
25-of-37 for 412 yards and four touchdowns in a 48-28 win over Wausaukee (Wausaukee, Wisc.)
-Jacorey McQueen, Sr., Manor (Manor, Texas)
21-of-35 for 563 yards, four touchdowns, three interceptions in a 52-49 win over Hendrickson (Pflugerville, Texas)
-Forest Sawyer, So., Grace Prep (Arlington, Texas)
23-of-33 for 326 yards and four touchdowns in a 46-14 win over Pantego Christian (Arlington, Texas)
-Hayden Smith, Sr., Greenwood (Greenwood, Ark.)
29-of-36 for 416 yards and four touchdowns, rushed for 110 yards and two touchdowns in a 59-35 win over Greenbrier (Greenbrier, Ark.)
-Rayshawn Simmons, Sr., (Webster Groves, Mo.)
20-of-34 for 417 yards and four touchdowns with a rushing score in a 38-14 win over Parkway North (St. Louis)
-Hunter Taylor, Sr., Whitehouse (Whitehouse, Texas)
25-of-43 for 407 yards and five touchdowns in a 49-24 win over Marshall (Marshall, Texas)
-Will Tooten, Sr., McKenzie (Finn Rock, Ore.)
19-of-28 for 454 yards and five touchdowns, rushed 12 times for 138 yards and a touchdown in a 40-36 win over Mohawk (Marcola, Ore.)
-Travis Valdez, Jr., Camarillo (Camarillo, Calif.)
25-of-30 for 466 yards and seven touchdowns in a 63-22 win over Pacifica (Oxnard, Calif.)
-Cody Walker, Sr., Hood River Valley (Hood River, Ore.)
16-of-26 for 282 yards and four touchdowns in a 43-15 win over Crook County (Prineville. Ore.)
-Connor Wanhanen, Jr., Flower Mound (Flower Mound, Texas)
31-of-65 for 486 yards, six touchdowns and three interceptions in a 55-42 loss to Plano West (Plano, Texas)
-Tevin Watkins, Sr., Mitchell County (Camilla, Ga.)
16-of-21 for 197 yards and four touchdowns, rushed for 134 yards and two touchdowns on just two carries in a 46-14 win over Pelham (Pelham, Ga.)
-Bart Williams, Jr., Grand Blanc (Grand Blanc, Mich.)
33-of-54 for 413 yards and five touchdowns in a 59-52 win over Holt (Holt, Mich.)
-Dalyn Williams, Sr., Lake Dallas (Lake Dallas, Texas)
24-of-30 for 474 yards and seven touchdowns in a 63-14 win over Little Elm (Little Elm, Texas)

To submit a quarterback’s statistics for inclusion on the ESPNHS Elite 11 QB Tracker or to inquire about the ESPNHS Elite 11 QB events, email Brian Stumpf at brian.stumpf@espn.com or Michael White at michael.white@espn.com.

Michael White is the midwest/northeast coordinator of player personnel for ESPNHS.com. You can follow him on Twitter @MikewhiteESPN.

Elite 11 Tracker: Pike peaking at right time

October, 26, 2011
10/26/11
2:39
PM ET
xTom Hauck/ESPNHSAuburn commit Zeke Pike totaled over 400 yards of offense with five touchdowns leading Dixie Heights (Fort Mitchell, Ky.) to a win.
ESPNHS will follow the weekly progress of the Elite 11 quarterbacks during their senior seasons. In addition we will track the top quarterback performances from around the country. The Elite 11 Tracker will be featured every Wednesday.

It has not been a season to remember for Dixie Heights (Fort Mitchell, Ky.) and quarterback Zeke Pike but despite the troubling season the Auburn commit continues to give it his all. This past week Pike had his best game with over 400 total yards and combined for five touchdowns.

See how the rest of the field did this past weekend as well as other top performances from around the country in this week's Elite 11 Tracker.

Austin Appleby, 6-4, 225, Hoover (North Canton, Ohio)
Committed to Purdue(
Last Week
: 7-of-17 for 128 yards, two touchdowns and interception in a 38-13 loss to Glenoak (Canton, Ohio), team is 2-7.
Season Totals
: 98-of-227 for 1,293 yards with ten touchdowns and seven interceptions.(
This week:
vs. Jackson (Massillon, Ohio)

Connor Brewer, 6-2, 190, Chaparral (Scottsdale, Ariz.)
Committed to Texas(
Last Week:
12-of-22 for 175 yards and three touchdowns in a 49-21 win over Horizon (Scottsdale, Ariz.), team is 9-1.(
Season totals:
114-of-191 for 1,787 yards, 29 touchdowns and four interceptions.(
This week:
vs. Saguaro (Scottsdale, Ariz.)

Neal Burcham, 6-2, 185, Greenbrier (Greenbrier, Ark.)
Uncommitted(
Last Week:
28-of-33 for 381 yards and three touchdowns in a 49-17 win over Alma (Alma, Ark.) , team is 8-0.(
Season totals:
174-of-242 for 2,811 yards and 33 touchdowns and one interception, two rushing touchdowns.(
This week:
vs. Greenwood (Greenwood, Ark.)

Tyler Cameron, 6-3, 216, Jupiter Community (Jupiter, Fla.)
Committed to South Florida(
Last week:
11-of-21 for 272 yards and three touchdowns in a 30-16 win over Wellington (Wellington, Fla.), team is 2-5.
Season totals: 57-of-122 for 901 yards, eight touchdowns and six interceptions. Rushed for 228 yards and three scores.
Next week: vs. Seminole Ridge (Loxahatchee, Fla.)

Preston Dewey, 6-2, 200, St. Andrews Episcopal (Austin, Texas)
Committed to Miami
Last Week: Out for year with left wrist injury.
Season Totals: 47-of-76 for 688 yards, nine touchdowns and one interception.

Shane Dillon, 6-5, 190, Christian (El Cajon, Calif.)
Committed to Colorado(
Last week:
15-of-26 for 212 yards in a 41-20 win over Horizon (San Diego, Calif.), team is 5-2.
Season Totals: 124-of-191 for 1,617 yards, 13 touchdowns, six interceptions and one rushing touchdown.
This week: @ Santa Fe Christian (Solana Beach, Calif.)

Bart Houston, 6-3, 200, De La Salle (Concord, Calif.)
Committed to Wisconsin
Last week: 5-of-11 for 70 yards and an interception with three rushing scores in a 42-21 win over Monte Vista (Danville, Calif.), team is 6-1.
Season totals: 46-of-93 for 845 yards and seven touchdowns with six interceptions; also has rushed for nine scores.
Next week: vs. San Ramon Valley (Danville, Calif.)

Chad Kelly, 6-2, 205, Saint Joseph’s Collegiate Institute (Buffalo, N.Y.)
Committed to Clemson
Last week: 30-of-50 for 438 yards, five touchdowns and a rushing score in a 53-40 win over Wilson (Whitby, Ontario), team is 6-2.
Season totals: 147-of-232 for 2,244 yards and 22 touchdowns with four interceptions. Rushed for eight touchdowns.
Next week: vs. Bishop Timon-St. Jude (Buffalo, N.Y.)

Gunner Kiel, 6-3, 215, East (Columbus, Ind.)
Committed to Indiana
Last Week: Did not play in a 49-21 win over Shelbyville (Shelbyville, Ind.), team is 9-1.
Season totals: 89-of-159 for 1,718 yards and 20 touchdowns with two interceptions, 12 rushing touchdowns.
This week: vs. East Central (St. Leonard, Ind.), first round of 4A state playoffs.

Zach Kline, 6-2, 205, San Ramon Valley (Danville, Calif.)
Committed to California
Last week: 13-of-21 for 305 yards, five touchdowns and an interception in a 42-28 win over Foothill (Pleasanton, Calif.), team is 6-1.
Season totals: 113-of-164 for 1,822 yards, 22 touchdowns and three interceptions with three rushing touchdowns.
Next week: at De La Salle (Concord, Calif.)

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Elite 11 Tracker: Big Week for QBs Nationwide

October, 19, 2011
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xTom Hauck/ESPNHSZach Kline of San Ramon Valley (Danville, Calif.) was lights out in his last game throwing for 337 yards and five touchdowns.
ESPNHS will follow the weekly progress of the Elite 11 quarterbacks during their senior seasons. In addition we will track the top quarterback performances from around the country. The Elite 11 Tracker will be featured every Wednesday.

San Ramon Valley (Danville, Calif.) quarterback Zach Kline had his best performance of the year this past week in a 42-38 win over California (Pleasanton, Calif.), throwing for five touchdowns and more impressively only having four incompletions, which all were reported to be dropped passes.

See how the rest of the field did this past weekend as well as other top performances from around the country in this week's Elite 11 Tracker.

Austin Appleby, 6-4, 225, Hoover (North Canton, Ohio)
Committed to Purdue(
Last Week
: 6-of-10 for 68 yards and an interception in a 41-0 loss to Canton McKinley (Canton, Ohio), team is 2-6.
Season Totals
: 91-of-210 for 1,165 yards with eight touchdowns and seven interceptions.(
This week:
vs. Glenoak (Canton, Ohio)

Connor Brewer, 6-2, 190, Chaparral (Scottsdale, Ariz.)
Committed to Texas(
Last Week:
8-of-13 for 135 yards and three touchdowns for a 45-0 win over Shadow Mountain (Phoenix, Ariz), team is 8-1.(
Season totals:
102-of-169 for 1,612 yards, 26 touchdowns and four interceptions.(
This week:
vs. Horizon (Scottsdale, Ariz.)

Neal Burcham, 6-2, 185, Greenbrier (Greenbrier, Ark.)
Uncommitted(
Last Week:
34-of-46 for 535 yards, eight touchdowns and a rushing score in a 62-35 victory over Siloam Springs (Siloam Springs, Ark.) , team is 7-0.(
Season totals:
146-of-209 for 2,430 yards and 30 touchdowns and one interception, two rushing touchdowns.(
This week:
vs. Alma (Alma, Ark.)

Tyler Cameron, 6-3, 216, Jupiter Community (Jupiter, Fla.)
Committed to South Florida(
Last week:
Injured, team is 1-5
Season totals: 46-of-101 for 629 yards, five touchdowns and six interceptions. Rushed for 228 yards and three scores.
Next week: at Wellington (Wellington, Fla.)

Preston Dewey, 6-2, 200, St. Andrews Episcopal (Austin, Texas)
Committed to Miami
Last Week: Out for year with left wrist injury, team is 2-6.
Season Totals: 47-of-76 for 688 yards, nine touchdowns and one interception.

Shane Dillon, 6-5, 190, Christian (El Cajon, Calif.)
Committed to Colorado(
Last week:
16-of-22 for 223 yards and three touchdowns during a 42-13 win over Parker (San Diego, Calif.), team is 4-2.
Season Totals: 109-of-165 for 1,405 yards, 13 touchdowns, six interceptions and one rushing touchdown.
This week: vs. Horizon (San Diego, Calif.)

Bart Houston, 6-3, 200, De La Salle (Concord, Calif.)
Committed to Wisconsin
Last week: 16-of-22 for 219 yards and one touchdown, rushed for 30 yards in a 42-7 win over Amador Valley (Pleasanton, Calif.), team is 5-1.
Season totals: 41-of-82 for 775 yards and seven touchdowns with five interceptions; also has rushed for five scores.
Next week: at Monte Vista (Danville, Calif.)

Chad Kelly, 6-2, 205, Saint Joseph’s Collegiate Institute (Buffalo, N.Y.)
Committed to Clemson
Last week: 31-of-53 for 315 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions, rushed for 70 yards and two touchdowns as well in a 49-26 loss to Steubenville (Steubenville, Ohio), team is 5-2.
Season totals: 117-of-182 for 1,806 yards and 17 touchdowns with four interceptions. Rushed for 434 yards and seven touchdowns.
Next week: vs. Bishop Timon-St. Jude (Buffalo, N.Y.)

Gunner Kiel, 6-3, 215, East (Columbus, Ind.)
Committed to Indiana
Last Week: 5-of-15 for 88 yards, a touchdown and four rushing scores in a 54-14 win over North Lawrence (Bedford, Ind.), team is 8-1.
Season totals: 89-of-159 for 1,718 yards and 20 touchdowns with two interceptions, 12 rushing touchdowns.
This week: vs. Shelbyville (Shelbyville, Ind.), first round of state playoffs.

Zach Kline, 6-2, 205, San Ramon Valley (Danville, Calif.)
Committed to California
Last week: 19-of-23 for 33y yards, five touchdowns and a rushing score in a 42-38 win over California (Pleasanton, Calif.), team is 5-1.
Season totals: 100-of-143 for 1,517 yards, 17 touchdowns and two interceptions with three rushing touchdowns.
Next week: vs. Foothill (Pleasanton, Calif.)

Jeff Lindquist, 6-3, 225, Mercer Island (Mercer Island, Wash.)
Committed to Washington
Last week: 14-of-20 for 274 yards, four touchdowns and an interception in a 32-10 win over Liberty (Renton, Wash.), team is 5-2.
Season totals: 99-of-183 for 1,415 yards, 14 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Has rushed for 479 yards and 11 scores.
Next week: vs. Sammamish (Sammamish, Wash.)

Tanner Mangum, 6-2, 190, Eagle (Eagle, Idaho)
Committed to BYU
Last week: 11-of-15 for 226 yards and two touchdowns for a 24-6 win over Borah (Borah, Idaho), team is 7-0.
Season totals: 149-of-220 for 2,126 yards, 23 touchdowns and two interceptions. Also has rushed for one touchdown.
Next week: vs.Mountain View (Meridian, Idaho)

Tyler Matthews, 6-2, 195, McPherson (McPherson, Kan.)
Committed to TCU
Last week: 9-of-14 for 119 yards and one touchdown in a 55-14 win over Valley Center, team is 6-1.
Season totals: 102-of-165 for 1,703 yards, 14 touchdowns, four interceptions and two rushing scores.
Next week: at Emporia (Emporia, Kan.)

Cyler Miles, 6-3, 210, J.K. Mullen (Denver, Col.)
Committed to Washington
Last week: 5-of-7 for 69 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in a 49-6 victory over Heritage (Littleton, Col.), team is 6-1.
Season totals: 84-of-121 for 954 yards, eleven touchdowns and six interceptions.
Next week: vs. Arapahoe (Centennial, Col.)

Tyler O’Connor, 6-2, 205, Lima Central (Lima, Ohio)
Committed to Michigan State
Last Week: 10-of-21 for 197 yards, two touchdowns and two rushing scores in a 39-3 win over Bluffton (Bluffton, Ohio), team is 8-0.
Season Totals: 80-of-142 for 1,355 yards, ten touchdowns and three interceptions passing. Has rushed for 11 touchdowns.
This week: at Allen East (Harrod, Ohio)

Nick Patti, 5-10, 185, Dr. Phillips (Orlando, Fla.)
Committed to Boise State
Last week: 15-of-40 for 192 yards and two interceptions in a 38-19 loss to Edgewater (Edgewater, Fla.), team is 6-1.
Season totals: 88-of-172 for 1,287 yards and 12 touchdowns with six interceptions. Has rushed for three scores.
Next week: vs. Cypress Creek (Orlando, Fla.)

Zeke Pike, 6-4, 233, Dixie Heights (Fort Mitchell, Ky.)
Committed to Auburn
Last Week: 20-of-32 for 250 yards and three touchdowns, rushed for 153 yards and two scores in a 35-14 win over Kenton (Independence, Ky.), team is 3-5.
Season totals: 123-of-200 for 1,530 yards, 11 touchdowns and eight interceptions with 13 rushing touchdowns.
This week: vs. Ryle (Union, Ky.)

Patton Robinette, 6-4, 200, Maryville (Maryville, Tenn.)
Committed to North Carolina
Last Week: 8-of-12 for 118 yards and a touchdown, rushed for 70 yards in a 35-6 win over Farragut (Knoxville, Tenn.), team is 8-0.
Season totals: 72-of-94 for 927 yards, 14 touchdowns and three interceptions. Has rushed for seven touchdowns and over 400 yards.
This week: at William Blount (Maryville, Tenn.)

Jake Rodrigues, 6-2, 210, Whitney (Rocklin, Calif.)
Committed to Oregon
Last week: 6-of-7 for 58 yards and two touchdowns in a 49-14 rout of Rio Americano (Sacramento, Calif.), team is 5-2.
Season totals; 86-of-138 for 1,150 yards, 17 touchdowns, six interceptions and five rushing touchdowns.
This week: at El Camino (Sacramento, Calif.)

Grant Rohach, 6-2, 185, Moorpark (Moorpark, Calif.)
Committed to Iowa State
Last week: 8-of-13 for 154 yards and two touchdowns in a 52-20 win over Calabasas (Calabasas,Calif.), team is 3-2.
Season totals: 72-of-117 for 1,009 yards, 11 touchdowns and five interceptions.
This week: vs. Westlake (Westlake Village, Calif.)

Patrick Towles, 6-4, 230, Highlands (Fort Thomas, Ky.)
Committed to Kentucky
Last Week: 14-of-15 for 361 yards and five touchdowns in a 77-0 rout of Holmes (Covington, Kent.), team is 8-0.
Season totals: 103-of-167 for 2,376 yards and 30 touchdowns with zero interceptions. Rushed for over 300 yards and six touchdowns.
This week: at Elder (Cincinnati, Ohio)

Chad Voytik, 6-0, 195, Cleveland (Cleveland, Tenn.)
Committed to Pittsburgh
Last Week: 7-0f-12 for 130 yards and three touchdowns in a 44-20 win over Soddy Daisy (Soddy Daisy, Tenn.), team is 4-4.
Season totals: 87-of-159 for 1,224 yards, six touchdowns and six interceptions. Has rushed for over 400 yards and eight touchdowns.
This week: vs. Bradley Central (Cleveland, Tenn.)

Travis Wilson, 6-7, 215, San Clemente (San Clemente, Calif.)
Committed to Utah
Last week: 5-of-8 for 101 yards and a touchdown in a 43-14 win over Trabuco Hills (Mission Viejo, Calif.), team is 7-0.
Season Totals: 67-of-113 for 996 yards, 10 touchdowns, four interceptions and two rushing touchdowns.
Next week: vs. Dana Hills (Dana Point, Calif.)

Jameis Winston, 6-3, 195, Hueytown (Hueytown, Ala.)
Committed to Florida State
Last week: 25-of-29 for 320 yards, four touchdowns and a rushing score in a 57-15 win over Carroll Catholic (Birmingham, Ala.), team is 8-0.
Season totals: 112-of-167 for 1,522 yards, 20 touchdowns and four interceptions passing. Has rushed for 651 yards and 13 touchdowns.
This week: at Woodlawn (Birmingham, Ala.)

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Tom Hauck/ESPNHSJacory Harris at the 2007 Elite 11
Elite 11 Alum of the Week: Jacory Harris, Sr., University of Miami
In what appeared to be a potential lost season as year began the senior quarterback has shown no affects of an early season suspension. Harris has performed at a high level in every game he has started and despite a 3-3 record, the Hurricanes are just a couple of plays away from being at least two games better. Over the weekend, the 2007 Elite 11 quarterback led the "U" to a season saving 30-24 road win over North Carolina. In the game, Harris was 20-of-30 for 267 yards and three touchdowns. Most impressive on the season so far for Harris has been his accuracy and how much he has cut down on interceptions. This was the third straight game without throwing a pick and just has three on the year after throwing 32 over the past two seasons.

Other top performances from around the country:

-Brian Buell, Sr., Sr., Jesuit (Dallas, Texas)
23-of-32 for 427 yards, eight touchdowns and an interception in a 62-30 win over Richardson (Richardson, Texas)
-Brady Burgin, Sr., Highland Park (Dallas, Texas)
21-of-32 for 356 yards and a touchdown in a 41-27 win over Pearce (Richardson, Texas)
-Dalton Conway, Sr., Jeffersonville (Jeffersonville, Ind.)
16-of-27 for 309 yards and three touchdowns in a 43-24 win over Jennings County (North Vernon, Ind.)
-Blake Cotton, Jr., Frederick (Frederick, Okla.)
26-of-30 for 461 yards and three touchdowns in a 55-0 win over Washington (Washington, Okla.)
-Daniel Davidson, Sr., TCA-Addison (Addison, Texas)
20-of-25 for 374 yards and five touchdowns in a42-13 win over John Paul II (Plano, Texas)
-Jonquel Dawson, Sr., M.L. King (Lithonia, Ga.)
17-of-26 for 349 yards and three touchdowns in a 26-10 win over Newton (Covington, Ga.)
-Joshua Dobbs, Jr., Alpharetta (Alpharetta, Ga.)
26-of-42 for 342 yards and four touchdowns in a 38-19 win over Roswell (Roswell, Ga.)
-Tommy Eveld, Sr., Tampa Jesuit (Tampa, Fla.)
19-of-23 for 313 yards and three touchdowns in a 48-21 win over Dunedin (Dunedin, Fla.)
-Wesley Harris, Jr., Southwest (Fort Worth, Texas)
20-of-30 for 562 yards and nine touchdowns in a 66-21 win over Arlington Heights (Forth Worth, Texas)
-Scott Hosch, Sr., North Gwinnett (Suwanee, Ga.)
25-of-32 for 317 yards and three touchdowns in a 35-7 win over Mountain View (Lawrenceville, Ga.)
-Zach Howell, Jr., Sunrise Christian Academy (Bel Aire, Kan.)
26-of-54 for 627 yards and seven touchdowns in a 78-58 loss to St. Mary's Academy (St. Marys, Kan.)
-Tucker Israel, Fr., Lake Nona (Orlando, Fla.)
27-of-31 for 534 yards and 10 touchdowns in a 68-10 romp over Celebration (Celebration, Fla.)
-Trey Jones, Sr., Mays (Atlanta)
20-of-28 for 340 yards and three touchdowns in a 38-25 win over Carver (Atlanta)
-Maty Mauk, Sr., Kenton (Kenton, Ohio) Committed to Missouri
33-of-48 for 497 yards and 8 touchdowns passing, rushed for 103 yards and two scores for a 70-33 win over Celina (Celina, Ohio)
-Brendan Nosovitch, Sr., Allentown Central Catholic (Allentown, Pa.)
25-of-38 for 413 yards and two touchdowns in a 63-40 loss to Parkland (Allentown, Pa.)
-Tyler Rogers, Jr., Liberty (Peoria, Ariz.)
30-of-38 for 422 yards and five touchdowns in a 43-42 win over Desert Edge (Goodyear, Ariz.)
-Forest Sawyer, So., Grace Prep (Arlington, Texas)
17-of-19 for 360 yards and six touchdowns in a 50-12 win over Southwest Christian (Fort Worth, Texas)
-Zach Shank, Jr., Miyamura (Gallup, N.M.)
37-of-56 for 462 yards, five touchdowns and three interceptions in a 48-36 win over Valencia (Los Lunas, N.M.)
-Colin Seitz, Sr., Prairie (Brush Prairie, Wash.)
17-of-22 for 436 yards and seven touchdowns in a 58-0 win over Hudson's Bay (Vancouver, Wash.)
-Dyland Sheffield, Sr., Wichita Falls (Wichita Falls, Texas)
34-of-48 for 480 yards and seven touchdowns in a 49-21 win over Little Elm (Little Elm, Texas)
-Kyle Sloter, Sr., Mount Pisgah (Alpharetta, Ga.)
18-of-31 for 317 yards and two touchdowns in a 32-14 loss to Pace Academy (Atlanta)
-Cody Thomas, Jr., Heritage (Colleyville, Texas)
16-of-23 for 361 yards and five touchdowns in a 42-7 win over Irving (Irving, Texas)
-Kyle Todd, Sr., Elizabethtown (Elizabethtown, Ky.)
37-of-53 for 483 yards and six touchdowns in a 57-44 loss to LaRue County (Hodgenville, Ky.)
-Devin Tourtillott, Jr., Mesilla Valley Christian (Las Cruces, N.M.)
17-of-27 for 425 yards and four touchdowns in a 70-46 win over Capitan (Capitan, N.M.)
-Tanner Trosin, Sr., Folsom (Folsom, Calif.)
23-of-38 for 479 yards and five touchdowns in a 63-40 win over Sheldon (Sacramento, Calif.)
-Eman Westmoreland, Jr., Central Gwinnett (Lawrenceville, Ga.)
29-of-46 for 330 yards and five touchdowns in a 48-41 loss to Archer (Lawrenceville, Ga.)
-Charod Williams, Sr., Carver (Atlanta)
23-of-35 for 414 yards and two touchdowns in a 38-25 loss to Mays (Atlanta)
-Marshall Williams, Sr., Flower Mound (Flower Mound, Texas)
28-of-43 for 425 yards and seven touchdowns in a 59-36 win over Lewisville (Lewisville, Texas)
-Adam Wright, Sr., Scottsdale Prep (Scottsdale, Ariz.)
17-of-22 for 440 yards and eight touchdowns in a 82-31 win over Rancho Solano Prep (Glendale, Ariz.)

To submit a quarterback’s statistics for inclusion on the ESPNHS Elite 11 QB Tracker or to inquire about the ESPNHS Elite 11 QB events, email Brian Stumpf at brian.stumpf@espn.com or Michael White at michael.white@espn.com.

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