Friday night in the state of Indiana, future Penn State defensive end Rodney McGraw put on a show. McGraw was a game wrecker for the Elkhart Central Lions on their way to a 52-28 victory and a 2-0 record.
Unofficially, McGraw finished the game with 17 tackles, 4 tackles for a loss and 3 sacks. This came after he racked up 11 tackles in his season opener. McGraw picked a great night to have a big game, as it came in from of 247Sports director of recruiting Steve Wiltfong.
I have #PennState commit Rodney McGraw down for 2 1/2 sacks tonight including this one as Elkhart (Ind.) High is up big at Columbus East: https://t.co/hX0JkhFQdD pic.twitter.com/dyzuYBUd8I— Steve Wiltfong (@SWiltfong247) September 5, 2020
#PennState commit Rodney McGraw with a 4th down sack to get Elkhart High off the field. Had half a sack the snap before: pic.twitter.com/fkQYnAYiWH— Steve Wiltfong (@SWiltfong247) September 4, 2020
If McGraw can continue to have a strong senior season, especially after putting on a big performance in front of Wiltfong, it would not be a surprise to see McGraw earn a ratings bump. It would certainly be a well earned bump if he continues to perform the way he has in his first two games.
Moving to the state of Ohio, wide receiver Liam Clifford helped lead the St. Xavier Bombers to their first victory of the season. In the win, Clifford reeled in his first touchdown catch of his senior cmapaign.
Future PSU WR @liamcliff7 scored his first touchdown of the 2020 season Friday night. St. Xavier beat future Ohio State safety Jaylen Johnson and La Salle, 24-10. pic.twitter.com/g3S7XlRVvw— Blue White Illustrated (@BWIonRivals) September 5, 2020
As you can see above, Clifford looked smooth on the touchdown catch. He also showed great balance to stay on his feet and then good burst to get to the corner. Clifford continues to be one of the most underrated wide receiver prospects in the 2021 cycle.
Sticking with 2022 Ohio wide receivers, Kaden Saunders helped lead Westerville South to a 50-41 victory and a 2-0 record. You can checkout Sanuders highlights from the game, which included a 67-yard touchdown run, below.