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Commits In Action: Emery Simmons Keeps Scoring Touchdowns, Ta’Quan Roberson Has Big Season Opener & More

Taking a look at how Penn State commits performed on the high school gridiron this past weekend

NCAA Football: Appalachian State at Penn State Matthew O’Haren-USA TODAY Sports

To say that future Nittany Lion wide receiver Emery Simmons has been productive through the first three games of his senior season would not be doing him justice. After hauling in six passes for 124 yards and a pair of touchdowns on Friday night, Simmons already has 345 receiving yards and five touchdowns this fall. He is also averaging a healthy 16.7 yards per reception.

Simmons is not the only future Nittany Lion wide receiver that had a big weekend. Down in the Sunshine State, John Dunmore had a great afternoon on Saturday while helping to lead the Chaminade-Madonna Lions to a 28-21 victory. Dunmore had eight receptions for 177 yards and a pair of touchdowns.

In the state of New Jersey, quarterback Ta’Quan Roberson and the DePaul Catholic Spartans kicked off their 2018 season with a 48-7 victory over Pope John XVIII. Roberson was the catalyst for the Spartans on Saturday, going 17 of 26 for 275 yards and four touchdowns. He also rushed for 78 yards and a touchdown.

Speaking of QBs, Michael Johnson Jr. missed his season opener due to a shoulder issue.

On Friday night the State College Little Lions traveled to the Garden State to battle St. Augustine Prep. Cornerback commit Keaton Ellis carried the ball twice for 48 yards in the team’s 19-7 victory. Ellis also had a big tackle for a loss late in the game.

West Bloomfield (MI) and Lance Dixon were defeated 28-25 on Friday night. Despite the loss, Dixon was all over the field the Lakers as he continues to be a heat seeking missile on defense. You can check out his highlights from Friday night below.

Defensive tackle Hakeem Beamon played a large role in the LC Bird (VA) Skyhawks improving to 2-0. Beamon scored a defensive touchdown in the 32-20 Skyhawk victory.

Also in Virginia, Devyn Ford rushed for a pair of touchdowns in a victory for the North Stafford Wolverines. You can watch Ford’s highlights from the game here.

This fall, the Lackawanna Community College Falcons feature a pair of Penn State commits in offensive tackle Anthony Whigan and safety Jaquan Brisker. Whigan’s blocking helped the Falcon offense score score 30 points while racking up 20 first downs, while Brisker finished the game with two tackles.