I apologize for the hiccup in recruit coverage the last few weeks, I'd been utterly swamped from bell to bell the last 2 Sundays, but I think we're back on track. I'll try my best to fill you in on what you've missed.
Join me after the jump for stats galore.
Jack Fields, RB, Americas High (El Paso, TX)
No recruit from the class of 2012 benefitted more from my hiatus than Jack Fields. On the 16th against Coronado, Jack went off—rushing for 337 yards on 25 carries (13.48 YPC) and 3 TDs. One of Jack's runs in the contest was an amazing 94-yarder. Then after a bye week, Jack picked up roughly where he left off on Friday night, rushing for 253 yards and 3 TDs against Hanks. Fields also added a 63-yard receiving TD to his total on the night. The Trail Blazers are now 4-1 on the season and Fields has rushed for 954 yards and 8 TDs. Fields highlights from the Coronado game are below...don't get lulled to sleep by the copious 4- and 5-yard dives at the beginning...he goes off as the game wears on (literal LOLs at 1:40 and 3:00 marks)
Shane Rhodes, WR, Klein Collins High School (TX)
Rhodes has continued to play well over the last few weeks, but his Klein Collins team has dropped two straight. On the 23rd, Klein Collins saw their undefeated season end in a wild 3 OT loss to Klein Oak. Rhodes did all he could in the loss, finishing with 9 catches for 158 yards and 2 TDs. Then on Friday night, Collins dropped their second straight, this time to Dekaney (where fellow 2012 commit Armand Nance plays) 42-31. Rhodes had 9 catches for 112 yards and 2 TDs on the night. Highlights from Rhodes' first 4 games of the season can be found below:
Devan Demas, RB, Cypress Creek (TX)
Demas sat out Cypress Creek's loss against Cypress Falls with a minor ankle sprain, but the squad lost again in his return against Cy-Fair 17-3 on the 24th. Demas had 21 receptions in the game for 87 yards—his rushing stats were not listed.
Donte Deayon, CB, Summit High School (CA)
Deayon continued his stellar season for the 3-1 Summit SkyHawks although he's been doing his damage on the offensive side of the ball. Deayon had 3 rushes for 46 yards against Fontana on the 16th and then followed up that performance with an 8-carry 125 yard game against Colton on the 22nd. Deayon has 501 rushing yards and 5 TDs on the year and has hauled in 7 passes for 117 yards and 2 more scores.
Chaz Anderson, CB, Loyola High School (CA)
Anderson's Loyola squad is now 4-1 on the year after losing to Upland on Friday evening. Anderson now has 13 receptions on the year for 150 yards and 2 scores.
Marcus Rios, CB, Cosumnes Oaks High School (CA)
Rios' Cosumnes Oaks squad improved to 4-2 on the year on Friday night with a 45-7 win over Galt. Unfortunately the stat-keeping has gotten a little lax and only partial game stats are available over the last few games. Rios appears to have at least 104 yards rushing and 66 yards receiving through the 23rd and has scored at least 1 TD. Defensive stats are tough to come by after September 9th...and which point he had 15 tackles and 4 passes defended.
Christopher Santini, N, Leland High School (CA)
Santini has continued his stellar senior season for Leland, accounting for 5 TDs against Gilroy on the 16th (137 yards rushing and 44 receiving). He also logged 12 tackles in the 64-42 win. Then, on Friday evening, Santini led the team to a 41-14 win over Live Oak. Santini rushed the ball 10 times in the game for 119 yards and 2 TDs and added a 95-yard kick return for a score in the contest. Santini logged 10 tackles on the night.
Chanceller James, S, Steele Canyon (CA)
James' squad is 3-2 on the year with their most recent win coming Friday against Point Loma. Steele Canyon's record keeping has been spotty at best, but James had been a big contributor at wide receiver through the first few games and there's nothing to suggest that he hasn't continued to be.
Nick Patti, QB, Dr. Phillips High School (FL)
When we left off with Patti, he'd guided his Dr. Phillips squad to a 2-0 record and provided some youtube-worthy highlights. Now, Patti's squad sits a 5-0 after dismantling the last 3 opponents (Wekiva, McArthur, and DeLand, respectively) by a combined score of 103-27. As usual, Patti has been torching opponents with his arm and his feet. Against Wekiva, Patti had 256 total yards, completed 14-of-19 passes for 3 TDs and averaged 10 YPC on seven carries. Against McArthur, Patti rushed 7 times for 86 yards and threw for 105 on just 8 completions. In the McArthur game, Patti also passed the 4,000 yard mark for his career—making him the first in school history to do so. Finally, on Friday night against DeLand, Patti was 14-of-21 for 178 yards and a score. DeLand and Dr. Phillips are the two top-rated schools in the area. Below, you can find highlights from Patti's first 3 games of the year. Patti should be graduating early to join the team in January, and I'd be lying if I said that his skillset doesn't intrigue me.
Andrew Pint, LB, Valor Christian (CO)
Valor Christian is now 5-0 on the year and although Pint's tackle production has dropped off a bit, he still is averaging a respectable 6.8 tackles per contest. Pint has 34 total tackles on the year.
Ben Weaver, LB, Klein High School (TX)
Weaver's Klein squad is now 4-1 on the year after dropping a tight contest to Klein Forest on the 22nd and then demolishing Westfield 86-0 on Saturday.
Armand Nance, TE/FB, Dekaney High School (TX)
Nance's Dekaney squad is now 5-0 after posting big wins over Spring and Klein Collins in consecutive weeks. Believe it or not, Nance registered his first catch of the season against Spring on the 23rd, although he is primarily a blocking TE in a run-first system. Nance has to get some of the credit for the stellar rushing numbers the Wildcats have put up this year.
Travis Averill, OL, Servite High School (CA)
Averill's squad is 4-1 on the season after being handed their first loss of the season on Friday night by Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas). Prior to the contest, the Friars were ranked 13th nationally.
Steven Baggett, OL, Martin High School (TX)
Baggett's squad is also 4-1 on the year and ranked 7th in the state of Texas. The dropped their first game of the year on Friday night, falling hard to Arlington 47-16.
That's it for this week...if you have any stats, info, or otherwise to report, I would greatly appreciate it. Just send HERE.