Weekend Report: KU commits in action

The University of Kansas currently has eight players committed to its Class of 2012, all but one of whom were in action Friday night. Scout.com checks in on their performances, as the season charges into its midway point.

Brian Beckmann - 6-foot-6, 310 pounds - OT - Overland Park (KS) Blue Valley West:

The Jaguars improved to 2-2 on the year, after defeating cross-town rival Blue Valley Southwest by the narrow margin of 14-10.

Daniel Gray - 5-foot-11, 175 pounds - CB - Lauderdale Lakes (FL) Boyd H. Anderson:

Gray and his Anderson High teammates currently own a sparkling 4-0 record, and will next take the field versus Coral Springs (FL) Coral Glades High School on Wednesday night.

Derek Keaton - 5-foot-11, 165-pounds - ATH - Camden (AR) Fairview:

The versatile Keaton rushed for 77 yards on four attempts - including a long of 40 yards - and caught four passes for 66 yards, with a long of 28. The Cardinals improved to 5-1 on the season with the victory over Central Arkansas Christian.

For the year, Keaton has totaled 267 yards on the ground in 33 attempts - an 8.1 yards per carry average - and has scored three touchdowns. Through the air he's hauled in 16 passes for 198 yards - a 12.4 yards per reception average.

Bilal Marshall - 6-foot-2, 170-pounds - QB - Miami-Dade Chrisian:

An athletic, dual-threat quarterback prospect, Marshall went 3-of-6 through the air for 56 yards Friday night, in a 35-14 victory over Miami-Lasalle. He tacked on another 91 on the ground in nine attempts, including a 50-yard run and one touchdown. With the win, the Crusaders improved their record to 3-1 overall.

On the season, Marshall has now completed 29-of-43 passes (67.4-percent) for 505 yards, six touchdowns and four interceptions. He's also rushed 32 times for 210 yards (6.56 yards per carry) and a pair of touchdowns.

H.B. Rosser - 5-foot-10, 170 pounds - ATH - Clarksville (TX) High School:

The latest senior to commit to the Jayhawks, Rosser had a monster game Friday night in a 28-14 victory over Redwater (TX) High.

Offensively, the dynamic athlete handles the quarterback duties for the Tigers. He completed 7-of-11 passes (63.6-percent) for 94 yards and a pair of touchdowns, with one interception. He did much more damage on the ground, however, rushing 15 times for 178 yards - including a long of 86 - and two more scores.

Defensively, Rosser recorded a pass knockdown and nine tackles, including seven solos.

The Tigers are now 4-1 on the year, and the senior star his having himself a heck of a swan song. At quarterback, Rosser has now completed 32 of 57 attempts (56.1-percent) for 659 yards, eight touchdowns and two interceptions. As a vital piece of the rushing attack, he's carried the ball 67 times for 441 yards (6.58 yards per carry average) and five more scores.

Defensively, he has 49 tackles to his name thus far, hitting double-digits in a game twice, as well as one pass breakup, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.

Seth Russell - 6-foot-3, 195-pounds - QB - Garland (TX) High:

In his first full season as a starter, the senior gunslinger has helped Garland High out to a 4-2 record, including a perfect 3-0 in district play. Friday night, in a 56-0 thumping of North Garland, he completed 7-of-7 passes for 152 yards and a touchdown, carrying the ball five times for 44 yards on the ground and another score as well.

For the season, Russell has completed 47-of-90 passes (52.2-percent) for 844 yards, six touchdowns and two picks. As a runner, he's carried 34 times for 158 yards (4.65 yards per carry) and four touchdowns.

Jordan Smith - 6-foot-5, 225 pounds - TE - Waco (TX) Reicher Catholic:

Stats were unavailable for the contest, but Smith and Reicher Catholic easily defeated Austin (TX) Hyde Park Baptist 49-7. The Cougars are now 4-1 on the season.

De'Jon Wilson - 6-foot-2, 230 pounds - DE/OLB - Washington (D.C.) Woodson:

A big linebacker/defensive end hybrid cut from the mold of Toben Opurum, Wilson recorded eight tackles - including five solo - and a pair of sacks Friday night, in a 24-6 victory over Washington (DC) Wilson High. He also snagged a reception, his first of the year, good for 17 yards.

On the season, Wilson has now logged four sacks and 29 tackles - 16 unassisted.


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