Pollock, Tyree reach new heights on the gridiron


In this week's New Jersey All-State Football Stock Watch, we zero in on a tailback who makes 200-yard games a habit as well as a two-way starter who has his team climbing up the rankings.

UP — Donta Pollock, Holy Spirit RB

We all knew Pollock was good. Rushing for 1,878 yards as a junior made that pretty clear. But the senior has upped the ante this season, totaling 436 yards and five touchdowns through two games for the Spartans. Next up for Holy Spirit is Bridgeton before facing a major showdown with powerhouse St. Joseph (Hamm.). Until then, check out this video to see just how dominant Pollock has been.

DOWN — D.J. Singleton, St. Peter's Prep LB

It's been a long and surprising first two weeks for Singleton and the Marauders defense, to say the least. In losses to Montclair and St. Joseph (Mont.), the Marauders have given up 92 points, raising questions about a team that was thought to be one of the state's best. Of course, all the blame doesn't fall on Singleton, a Wisconsin commit, and the Marauders first two opponents were top-10 teams. So while an 0-2 start is never good, it's quite time to panic for a team with enough talent to make a turnaround.

UP — Devon Tyree, South Brunswick RB/DB

When South Brunswick beat Sayreville in the opener, it was impressive but not everybody was drinking the Kool-Aid. But following a 28-7 defeat of another sectional champ in Piscataway, it's clear the Vikings are for real. Count Tyree as a big reason why. On offense, he's rushed for touchdowns in each win, including the decisive score last week. On defense, the senior has intercepted two passes, picking off third-quarter pass last week to completely swing the game in the Vikings favor against Piscataway.

Brandon Parker covers New Jersey for ESPNHS magazine and ESPNHIGHSCHOOL.com. Follow him on Twitter @brandoncparker or email him at brandon.c.parker@espn.com.