IU Recruits Go Head to Head This Weekend

A handful of IU's incoming recruits will actually be going head-to-head this weekend as Cincinnati Elder takes on Cincinnati LaSalle to the east and Traverse City (Mich.) St. Francis takes on Charlevioux to the north. But before those games kick off tomorrow night, we take a look back at how the 2010 class did in their games last weekend…

Pete Bachman, Cincinnati (Ohio) Elder – Elder coach Doug Ramsey picked up his 112th career victory to become the winningest coach in Elder H.S. history last weekend as Elder (3-0) topped Louisville Trinity 26-7. Elder is ranked No. 3 in the nation according to USA Today and squares off with Cincinnati LaSalle this weekend. LaSalle (3-0) features another IU-bound recruit, defensive back Cameron Cole. While projected as a defensive lineman at IU, Bachman is playing left tackle this season for Elder.

Antonio Banks, Middletown (Ohio) – Banks had his first 100-yard game of the season, finishing with 100 on the nose in a 61-7 win over Lima last weekend. Middletown is ranked 14th in the most recent Division I state poll. With his big performance, Banks has 36 carries for 198 yards and two touchdowns this season.

Jibreel Black, Cincinnati (Ohio) Wyoming – Wyoming (3-0) opened a 33-0 halftime lead and rolled to a 46-13 win over Norwood. Black had five tackles and one forced fumble before sitting most of the second half due to the lopsided score. Black has 16 tackles, four tackles for loss and two sacks on the season.

Cameron Cole, Cincinnati (Ohio) LaSalle – With Cole watching from the sidelines, Ohio Division I No. 7-ranked LaSalle improved to 3-0 with a 34-7 with over Lakota East. Cole missed the game with a foot injury, but he's expected to return for this week's game against No. 1 Cincinnati Elder. Cole has nine tackles and three passes broken up this season.

Jack Denton, Zionsville (Ind.) – Denton was tackled for a four-yard loss on 4th-and-5 late in the game, ending Zionsville's last chance in a 15-7 loss to Hamilton Southeastern H.S. Denton was held to just six yards on five carries while catching three passes for another 15 yards as Zionsville (3-1) lost for the first time this season. On the season, Denton has 15 carries for 98 yards and two TDs, and he's added another eight receptions for 127 yards and two more scores.

Cody Evers, Little Chute (Wis.) – After winning its first two games of the season Little Chute (2-1) was no match for Waupaca H.S., falling 28-0 last Friday. Little Chute was limited to 102 yards of total offense in the game, including 68 on the ground in 33 carries. Little Chute H.S. had averaged 271 yards rushing in its first two games.

Drew Hardin, Louisville (Ky.) Ballard – Hardin had another big day statistically, recording 14 tackles and one forced fumble to go along with a touchdown in Louisville Ballard's 37-7 win over Madison Central. Ballard improved to 2-2 with the win.

Marlandez Harris, Springfield (Ill.) Sacred Heart Griffin – Sacred Heart Griffin raced to a 27-0 first quarter lead and cruised to a 47-7 win over Lanphier to improve to 3-0 on the season. Running behind an offensive led by Harris, SHG piled up 272 rushing yards on 33 carries, better than eight yards per carry. Harris did contribute in another way as well, catching one pass for one yard.

LeNeil Himes, Plymouth (Ind.) – Plymouth had its toughest game of the season thus far but still came out on top, beating Northridge 27-16 to improve to 4-0. Plymouth is now ranked No. 9 in Class 4A. Himes stats were unavailable.

Kofi Hughes, Indianapolis (Ind.) Cathedral – For the third time in four weeks Cathedral played a No. 1 ranked team from another class, and for the third time Class 4A Cathedral (3-1) came out on top. Hughes ran for 156 yards and four touchdowns – including a 78-yarder in the final seconds of the first half – to lead his team to a 31-7 win over Class 3A No. 1 Bishop Chatard. Hughes was also 4-of-7 passing for 85 yards in the game played at Lucas Oil Stadium. On the season, Hughes has rushed 56 times for 426 yards and touchdowns, and he's 25-of-46 passing for 383 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions.

Bill Ivan, Charlevoix (Mich.) – Ivan's Charlevoix team dropped its first game this season, falling to Grayling 20-19 to fall to 2-1.

Shaquille Jefferson, Lexington (Ohio) – Jefferson scored on a 22-yard run to give Lexington a 20-7 lead over North Canton Hoover, but it was all downhill from there as Hoover scored 34 unanswered points in a 41-20 victory. Hoover was led by reigning Ohio Mr. Football Erick Howard, who rushed for 277 yards and three touchdowns on 50 carries. In the second half alone, Howard carried the ball on 32 of Hoover's 37 offensive plays. Jefferson's defensive stats, meanwhile, were unavailable. Lexington dropped to 2-1.

Andre Kates, ASA Institute of Business (N.Y.) – Kates' team plays Dean College Saturday at 7 p.m..

Tim O'Conner, Cincinnati (Ohio) Elder – O'Conner was held largely in check in a 26-7 win over Louisville Trinity last weekend. O'Conner caught two passes for eight yards and was kept out of the end zone for the first time this season. O'Conner has 14 catches for 171 yards and three touchdowns this season for top-ranked Elder, which faces seventh-ranked Cincinnati LaSalle this weekend.

Matt Perez, Park Ridge (Ill.) Maine South – With his top ranked Maine South team leading just 12-6 early in the third quarter, Perez responded with a 25-yard touchdown run and then a 65-yard punt return for a score to open the floodgates in a 50-12 win. Perez finished with 11 carries for 149 yards and a touchdown and also caught a team-high six passes for 79 yards for Maine South (3-0). Perez has now carried 44 times this season for 416 yards and six touchdowns.

Ryan Phillis, Youngstown (Ohio) Boardman – Chaney H.S. was no match for Boardman (2-1), which cruised to a 52-6 win last weekend. Phillis had 10 tackles before sitting out the fourth quarter due to the score. On the season, Phillis has 34 tackles and three tackles for loss.

Harrison Scott, New Albany (Ohio) – Despite eight tackles, one sack and one fumble recovery from Scott, New Albany fell to St. Francis DeSales 13-6 to drop to 1-2 on the season.

Ishmael Thomas, Detroit (Mich.) Renaissance – Renaissance was no match for Crockett H.S., falling 34-0. Thomas' stats were unavailable.

Xavier Whitaker, Brookfield (Wis.) Central – Whitaker suffered a dislocated knee in week two and has been lost for the season. In its first game without Whitaker, Brookfield Central (2-1) squandered a 17-6 halftime lead and lost to Menomonee Falls 28-25. One of two Division I running backs in Brookfield Central's backfield (along with UW commit Jeff Lewis), Whitaker had just nine carries for 55 yards and a touchdown before his season was ended by the injury.

Brian Williams , Suwannee (Ga.) Peachtree Ridge – Ninth-ranked Peachtree Ridge bounced back from a 51-17 loss to No. 1 Lowndes by blowing out its own opponent, topping Northview 44-0 to improve to 2-1. Williams' stats were unavailable.

Logan Young, Muncie (Ind.) Delta – Young ran his 100-yard streak to three straight with a five-catch, 165-yard, two-touchdown effort in a 42-10 over Muncie Southside. Young scored on a 71-yard pass in the first quarter and then added a 20-yarder in the second quarter. Delta (4-0) is ranked No. 7 in Class 4A. Young now has 19 catches for 452 yards and six touchdowns this season.

Matt Zakrzewski, Traverse City (Mich.) St. Francis – St. Francis improved to 3-0 with a 55-7 win over East Jordan HS. Zakrzewksi was relatively quiet in the blowout win, totaling two tackles before sitting out most of the second half. On the season, Zakrzewski has 15 tackles, one interception and two fumble recoveries on defense. On offense, he has 13 carries for 103 yards and three touchdowns.

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