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Commits In Action: Michael Johnson Jr. Scores Five Times, Taquan Roberson Scores Four, And More

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This week’s look at how future Nittany Lions performed on the gridiron over the weekend.

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This past weekend was another successful one on both the high school and JUCO gridirons for future Nittany Lions. So, as we do every Tuesday, let’s take a look at which stars shined brightest this past weekend.


In the wild and wonderful Pacific Northwest, quarterback commit Michael Johnson Jr. led the Sheldon Irish to a 56-21 victory on Friday night. Johnson threw for 197 yards and four scores, while also rushing for 144 yards and a touchdown.

Penn State’s other quarterback commit - Taquan Roberson - also had a big game on Friday night. In a 35-28 overtime victory for his DePaul Catholic squad, Roberson was 21-of-29 for 302 yards and three touchdowns. He also rushed for 18 yards and a score.

Newly minted four-star Keaton Ellis had an average night by his standards for the State High Little Lions. In a 35-16 victory over Chambersburg, Ellis racked up 25 receiving yards and caught a pair of touchdowns.

Firday night was a rough one for the North Stafford Wolverines and Devyn Ford. While Ford did rip off an 80-yard touchdown run, the Wolverines had just 70 yards the rest of the night in a 44-7 loss. Ford, who sat out the second half due to cramps, finished the night with 97 yards on 12 carries.

Also in the Commonwealth of Virginia, Hakeem Beamon and the LC Bird Skyhawks improved to 5-0 on the season with a 7-6 victory over Huguenot High School. You can checkout Beamon’s individual game Hudl highlights from his first five games of the season here.

Behind the blocking of offensive line commit Anthony Whigan, Lackawanna C.C. ran for 335 yards en route to scoring 51 points. The real star for the Falcons was future Nittany Lion safety Jaquan Brisker, who recorded eight tackles, 5.5 tackles for a loss, and four sacks for the Falcon defense.