Ryan Easterling

Recruit Recap: Smalling shines

Illini four-star commit Ricky Smalling had another huge game on Friday night. Check out how and he and the other Illini commits performed.

- Receiver commit Ricky Smalling hauled in 10 reception for 170 yards and two touchdowns as Brother Rice topped improved to 6-0 with a 49-42 win at Mt. Carmel (3-3).

- Running back commit Mike Epstein rushed for 58 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries as his Florida powerhouse St. Thomas Aquinas team lost a triple-overtime thriller at Las Vegas powerhouse Bihop Gorman.

- Running back Ra'Von Bonner ran for 88 yards and a touchdown on 18 carries as Sycamore lost to Fairfield 35-27.

- Defensive back commit Antwan Collier ran for a one-yard touchdown as Miami Southridge beat Southdade 12-0.

- Receiver commit Carmoni Green and Miami Central (5-1) suffered their first loss of the season, 34-7 to Carol City.

- Athlete commit Kendall Smith ran for a two-yard touchdown and had a 66-yard catch and run touchdown (watch it here) to help Bolingbrook (3-3) win 27-22 over Lockport (4-2).

- Quarterback commit Cam Thomas threw an 87-yard touchdown pass, but he and Marian Catholic lost to Benet Academy 56-7 to fall to 1-5 on the season.

- Defensive line commit Olalere Oladipo blocked a punt inside the 10-yard line to set up a quick touchdown for his offense, but Huntley (3-3) fell to West Aurora (6-0).

- Linebacker commit Marc Mondesir and St. Rita (3-2) play a big one Saturday at No. 1 Loyola Academy (5-0) on Saturday.

- Offensive line commit Vederian Lowe and Rockford Auburn (5-1) won 41-17 over Hononegah (4-2).


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