Saginaw Heritage's Brian Cole has been racking up yards and touchdowns early this season and continued that Friday night in the Hawks' 58-33 win against Bay City Central.
"I was just executing when I got the ball," Cole said. "I continue to thank God and if it wasn't for the offensive line, then none of it would be happening. I just give all of my props to them and God."
Cole had 191 yards and four touchdowns on 17 carries in the game, but the highlight came on a 26-yard touchdown scamper in which he dove from the 5-yard line to the pylon.
"It felt good," Cole said. "It felt like I was flying."
Adding touchdown scores of 46, 12 and 5 yards, Cole now has eight rushing touchdowns to go with 747 yards on 112 carries.
While his talents on offense are clear, Cole also is a standout safety and colleges are recruiting him for both spots. The top-ranked in-state 2015 recruit says he doesn't really have a preference right now on which side of the ball he plays.
"Where the coaches here need me the most at is offense," he said. "I'm just going to play wherever the coaches put me at and they like me on offense, so that's what I'm playing. But I love defense too. And I love offense."
He visited Michigan State for the Western Michigan game on August 30, which he said was a really good time.
"It was a good game," Cole said. "Mark Dantonio took us through the coaching tunnel and to the middle of the field and we got to watch them warm up and stuff like that. It was a really good atmosphere. It was just a really fun time."
He also visited Michigan recently and said he likes the coaching staff in Ann Arbor.
He will visit Ohio State in a couple weeks, but stressed that in his recruitment everything is even and he is just enjoying the process.
"I'm just even with all the recruiting process I am going through," he said. "I love all the coaches. I'm even with everything. I'm just enjoying it and thanking God."