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Penn State Football Commits In Action: Week 12

More than one future Nittany Lion had their prep career come to an end this past weekend

Heather Weikel - Black Shoe Diaries
Heather Weikel - Black Shoe Diaries

Maryland powerhouse McDonogh and future Nittany Lion linebacker Curtis Jacobs suffered a 17-10 playoff defeat over the weekend, bringing their season to an end. After the game, Jacobs released his final senior season film.

There is a reason that Jacobs is the highest rated member of Penn State’s class, and his HUDL tape shows why. Jacobs is fast, physical, violent, he has a high football IQ, and he is freakishly athletic. Jacobs will make a big impact and in a hurry in Happy Valley.

Recently committed offensive tackle Jimmy Christ has also released his senior highlight film. Folks, let me tell you, it is fun to watch. Christ is physical, mean, finishes his blocks, and has a nasty streak to him. He will be a good offensive tackle for the Nittany Lions.

In Texas, wide receiver Parker Washington was limited to just 28 yards of 3 receptions in a 35-28 season ending postseason loss for Fort Bend Travis. Washington finished his senior season with 908 receiving yards and 14 touchdowns while averaging 16.8 yards per reception.

Offensive lineman Golden Israel-Achumba and defensive lineman Coziah Izzard also saw their high school careers come to an end over the weekend. DMV powerhouse DeMatha Catholic was defeated by fellow DMV powerhouse St. John’s College 34-20.

The worst news of the weekend centers around offensive lineman Devin Willock. Willock and Paramus Catholic was handled in the New Jersey Catholic League Playoffs 44-0 against defensive line commit Amin Vanover and St. Joseph Regional 44-0. In the loss Willock suffered a gruesome leg injury that led to him being carted off the field before undergoing surgery on Sunday. Willock will remain in our thoughts and prayers and everyone here at the BSD family is wishing him a speedy recovery!

As for Vanover, it was a quiet game in the Green Knights victory. Vanover had just 2 tackles, while also forcing a fumble.

2021 wide receiver Liam Clifford and Cincinnati's St. Xavier Bombers saw their season end at the hands of Elder High School in a 28-24 loss. Clifford finished his junior campaign with 77 receptions for 1,180 yards and 13 touchdowns. You can checkout his junior season highlights below.

Offensive lineman Nate Bruce and the Harrisburg Cougars saw their season come to an end with a 27-20 playoff loss against Central Dauphin.

As for players whose seasons are still alive, quarterback Micah Bowens and the Bishop Gorman Gaels picked up a 42-7 victory over Green Valley in the Las Vegas State Playoffs. Bowens was 5/8 for 154 yards and a touchdown through the air, and he added 37 yards and a pair of touchdowns on 5 carries.

Defensive tackle Cole Brevard and the Carmel Greyhounds remained alive in their pursuit of a State Championship in Indiana with a 31-7 victory. Wide receiver Jaden Dottin had 3 receptions for 39 yards and a touchdown, as well as an interception in a 29-21 victory for Suffeild Academy in Connecticut.

A reminder that wide receiver Norval Black and safety Ji’Ayir Brown are set to try and help the Lackawanna Falcons capture a JUCO National Championship on December 5th.