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Commits In Action: Emery Simmons Has Another Big Game, Two TDs For Devyn Ford, & More

Our weekly look at how future Nittany Lions performed on the high school, and JUCO, gridiron this past weekend

NCAA Football: Penn State at Pittsburgh Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Penn State’s 2018 recruiting class has been off to a great start on the field this fall. Many of these hot starts continued this past weekend, including future defensive back Keaton Ellis.

Ellis led the State High Little Lions into a key battle against Hollidaysburg on Friday night. Ellis caught five passes for 89 yards and a pair of touchdowns. He also had a pick six called back due to a holding penalty.

Wide receiver commit Emery Simmons continued his dominant senior campaign by hauling in five passes for 113 yards and a touchdown. Simmons has at least 100 yards receiving and a touchdown in each of the South View Tigers’ four games this season.

It was an interesting weekend for running back Devyn Ford. Ford and the North Stafford Wolverines were tied with Potomac High School 14-14 on Friday night when weather caused their game to be delayed. Play would not resume until Saturday afternoon, and Ford was unable to participate due to being hospitalized with severe cramps.

Prior to the stoppage on Friday night, Ford was off and running. The future Nittany Lion back had rushed for 86 yards and a pair of touchdowns in Friday’s action.

In the state of Delaware, offensive lineman Saleem Wormley and the Smyrna fell to Middletown 41-20 in their season opener. However, Wormley’s blocking helped pave the way for 183 rushing yards for the Eagles and 300 yards of total offense.

Linebacker Lance Dixon continues to be a heat seeking missile for the West Bloomfield Lakers. In a 31-24 Laker victory, Dixon had a key sack for the defense.

Oh, and don’t forget to get your weekly dosage of highlights of Dixon flying around the field!

In a 49-3 victory over Steon Hall Prep, future Nittany Lion signal caller Taquan Roberson was 10/13 for 236 yards and four touchdowns. He also rushed for 72 yards and a touchdown.

On the JUCO circuit, the Lackawanna Falcons improved to 2-0 on the season over the weekend. Offensive lineman Anthony Whigan helped pave the way 21 first downs, 215 rushing yards, over 400 yards of total offense, and 48 points.

Safety Jaquan Brisker had a huge game for the Falcon defense. The nation’s top JUCO safety had nine tackles, 3.5 TFLs, and half a sack.