Weekend Recruit Scoreboard

Inside Carolina tracks the performances of UNC's football recruits each weekend.

Bryan Cox - DE - Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) Aquinas
Record: 10-2
Game Result: defeated Cooper City, 27-10, in the FHSAA Class 7A regional semifinal.
Notes: missed the game with a hand injury.
 
Ken Ekanem - DE - Clifton (Va.) Centreville
Record: 12-1
Game Result:
defeated Chantilly Westfield, 27-24, in the VHSL AAA Northern Regional final.
Statistics: recorded a sack at a key point in the game.
Quotable: "We just had to kill momentum," Ekanem told the Washington Post.
-- Washington Post
 
John Ferranto - OT - Burlington Township (N.J.)
Record: 7-3
Game Result: defeated Bridgeton, 14-12, in overtime.
 
Todd Gurley - RB/S - Tarboro (N.C.)
Record: 11-2
Game Result:
defeated South Columbus, 13-10, in the NCHSAA 2A semifinal.
Statistics: rushed for 33 yards and a three-yard touchdown on 13 carries, while being hampered by a left ankle injury.
Quotable: "My last home game, I just felt pretty bad [about not being able to contribute as much as usual]," Gurley told the Rocky Mount Telegram. "I got out because I trusted and believed in my teammates... I knew I couldn't do too much. We just had to play this game as a team.

"Todd gave us everything he had," Tarboro coach Jeff Craddock told the Rocky Mount Telegram. "He's such a competitor. He's in a lot of pain, and that says everything about the competitor that he is. People have no idea how hurt this kid is... It is extremely painful. Most young men wouldn't even be playing, but he wants to win bad. He loves Tarboro football. He loves his teammates. He is just giving everything he can. It [has] been enough."
--Rocky Mount Telegram | Rocky Mount Telegram
 
Clint Heaven - S - Bradenton (Fla.) Manatee
Record: 10-2
Game Result: defeated Venice, 34-21, in the FHSAA Class 7A regional semifinal.
 
Jon Heck - OT - Jacksonville (Fla.) Bolles
Record: 11-1
Game Result: defeated Jacksonville Raines, in the FHSAA Class 4A regional final.
 
Joseph Jackson - LB - Jacksonville (Fla.) First Coast
Record: 11-0
Game Result: defeated Fleming Island, 31-24, in overtime in the FHSAA Class 7A regional semifinal.
 
Tyreece Jiles - WR/DB - Cape Coral (Fla.)
Record: 7-5
Game Result: lost to Immokalee, 54-7, in the FHSAA Class 5A regional semifinal.
 
Dan Mastromatteo - FB/LB - Absecon (N.J.) Holy Spirit
Record: 7-3
Game Result: defeated Atlantic City, 28-6
Statistics: had several key tackles for a loss. -- Press of Atlantic City
 
Reggie Northrup - LB - Jacksonville (Fla.) First Coast
Record: 11-0
Game Result: defeated Fleming Island, 31-24, in overtime in the FHSAA Class 7A regional semifinal.
Quotable: "I'm so relieved," Northrup told Florida Times-Union. "I'm so happy. We kept our heads in the game and came back on them again." -- Florida Times-Union
 
Kenny Orjioke - S - Marietta (Ga.) Lassiter
Record: 10-3
Game Result: defeated Lithonia King, 24-14, in the GHSA AAAAA quarterfinals.
 
Patton Robinette - QB - Maryville (Tenn.)
Record: 14-0
Game Result: defeated Murfreesboro Riverdale, 42-14, in the  TSSAA 6A semifinal.
Statistics: completed 8-of-12 passes for 58 yards and a 12-yard touchdown. He also rushed for 104 yards and two scores (12 and four yards).
Quotable: "This is awesome," Robinette told the Maryville Dailey Times. "This is my fourth time to be going to state, and I don't think many people get to do that. I think I speak for the entire senior class when I say we're blessed to be able to do that.

"I've only played here four years, but the other guys have been playing together a long time and they've integrated me into the bond. It's definitely a brotherhood."

"[The win] means a lot," Robinette told the Knoxville News Sentinel. "In my four years here, I've been to four state championship games. I think all the seniors would echo this: It's been a blessing."
-- Knoxville News Sentinel | Maryville Dailey Times | The Tennessean | The Dailey News Journal
 
Jessie Rogers - DE - Arlington (Texas) Bowie
Record: 9-4
Game Result:
lost to Southlake Carroll, 21-17, in the 2nd round of UIL Class 5A Division 1 playoffs.
 
Noah Spence - TE/DE - Harrisburg (Pa.) Bishop McDevitt
Record: 11-2
Game Result:
defeated Lewisberry Red Land, 42-7, in the PIAA Class AAA District 3 quarterfinals.
Statistics: caught a four-yard touchdown pass. He also recorded eight tackles, including one for a loss and 1 1/2 sacks.
Quotable: "We had to step it up defensively tackling wise," Spence told the Patriot News. "And we had to get back to playing better assignment football. We came out and did that [Friday]. It wasn't okay to play like we did last week. But it's better to do it now than later. It was good for us."
-- TThe Patriot News | Carlisle Sentinel
 
Nathan Staub - FB/LB - Buford (Ga.)
Record: 13-0
Game Result:
defeated Elbert County, 49-13, in the GHSA Class AA quarterfinal.
Statistics: scored twice -- an 82-yard reception and a one-yard run. He also recovered a fumble.
Quotable: "The offensive line just had incredible blocking on [the touchdown] play," Staub told the Gainesville Times. "I was just lucky enough to break a tackle, and I just hoped that no one would catch me."
--- Atlanta Journal Constitution | Gainesville Times | Access North GA
 
Monte Taylor - TE/DE - Springdale (Md.) Flowers
Record: 9-4
Game Result: lost to Gaithersburg Quince Orchard, 23-12 in the MPSSAA 4A semifinal.
Statistics: caught one pass for 17 yards. He also had a run stuff on a fourth down, goal line stand. -- Gazette.Net
 
Justin Thomason - DE - McDonough (Ga.) Eagle's Landing
Record: 12-0
Game Result:
defeated Seminole County, 51-7, in the GHSA Class A quarterfinals.
 
Kenderious Whitehead - DE - Lithonia (Ga.) King
Record: 12-1
Game Result: lost to Marietta Lassiter, 24-14, in the GHSA Class AAAAA quarterfinal.

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