High School Recap
--QB Jake Zembiec (Aquinas Institute, NY)
Jake completed 14 of 18 passes for 194 yards and 2 touchdowns in Aquinas' 33-20 win over Syracuse Christian Brothers Academy. When asked about the game, Zembiec had the following to say.
"They were blitzing a lot of guys so that lets us throw the ball easy, we can throw it quick. We're all on the same pace because we've been practicing this for a while, and we took advantage of it."
--RB Miles Sanders (Woodland Hills, PA)
Sanders went over 100 yards rushing in Woodland Hills' 37-0 victory over Peters Township, as well as running in two touchdowns. One of which can be seen below.
--OL Michal Menet (Exeter, PA)
Menet had quite the game, statistic-wise. He registered a blocked kick, a blocked punt, had a sack of the punter and a sack of quarterback. And of course, he was his normal, dominating self on the offensive line. PennLive has video available of Menet during the game.
--LB Cameron Brown (The Bullis School, MD)
Brown caught a touchdown pass from Maryland commit Dwayne Haskins, but Bullis fell to Mount Saint Joseph's by a final of 35-21.
--CB Lavert Hill (Detroit Martin Luther King, MI)
Detroit Martin Luther King dominated Western International, 42-0. Hill caught a touchdown in the second half.
--K Quinn Nordin (Rockford, MI)
Nordin's squad obliterated Holt by a final of 47-0. Nordin hit 5 of his 7 extra points through the uprights.
--S Andrew Pryts (Hickory, PA)
Pryts and Hickory shut out Strong Vincent 30-0, largely thanks to Pryts. He grabbed an interception, caught three passes for 40 yards and two touchdowns.
--DT Karamo Dioubate
Dioubate threw two touchdowns in Prep Charter's 27-6 win over Strath Haven. Yes, he played quarterback. That sounds terrifying.
USA Today Recruiting Rankings
USA Today released their recruiting rankings last week, which are a composite score of the player's rank in the country taken from 247, Rivals, Scout and ESPN. So basically it's the same as the 247Composite, but it doesn't have any mathematical equations behind it outside of averaging out four numbers.
Anyway, more than a couple Penn State commits and targets made the list. Let's check out where the commits landed.
T-#39: Michal Menet (OL)
#48: Miles Sanders (RB)
#67: Shane Simmons (DE)
#125: Lavert Hill (CB)
#144: Karamo Dioubate (DT)
#147: Ellison Jordon (DT)
And the remaining targets.
T-#104: Brendan Ferns (LB)
#128- Jordan Fuller (ATH)
Lavert Hill Update
Lavert Hill is still committed to Penn State (although he did get an offer from USC).
Commits React to the Temple Loss
Some were positive.
boys are gonna bounce back❗️❗️https://t.co/JrrgPkpDhK— Blake Gillikin (@blakegillikin) September 6, 2015
Some were negative.
Wow— Ⓜ️iles Sanders (@BoobieMiles_4) September 5, 2015
And all are still committed.
Malcolm Askew Wants an Offer
TOP 10 SCHOOLS THAT WOULD TOTALLY IMPACT MY RECRUITMENT IN A BIG WAY IF THEY OFFERED‼️ (A FEW ARE DREAM SCHOOLS) pic.twitter.com/aqBTpSSyHf— Malcolm Askew™✨ (@MacAskew4) September 7, 2015
Askew is a four star athlete in the 2017 recruiting class. Askew plays for McAdory in McCalla, Alabama. He already has an offer sheet that any recruit would covet, but who knows. Maybe Penn State can get involved here.
Better Know a 2017 Prospect: Joshua Kaindoh
If the staff's top 2017 target isn't last week's star of this section (D'Andre Swift), then it's Joshua Kaindoh. The five start defensive end is one of the very best players in his class, ranking as the number one defensive end on the 247Composite.
It's easy to see why Kaindoh is so highly sought-after. The recent IMG Academy transfer doesn't have the offer sheet that you would assume he would, but part of that is likely due to the fact that he has made it very clear that he has Penn State on the top of his board right now. However, many of the southern schools have yet to get a great look at him, due to his days of playing in the DMV area. Now that he has relocated to one of the top talent-producing high schools in the country, that will change.
The video below doesn't show you much in terms of Kaindoh's football playing ability, but it gives you a great feel for how massive he is.
Kaindoh's recruitment will have a lot of ups and downs associated with it as we move forward with the 2017 class, but Penn State has themselves in an extremely favorable position from the start.