Commitment Roundup

It will go down as one of the more memorable plays in Chris Watt's prep career.

The five-star 6-foot-4, 280-pound offensive lineman from Glen Ellyn, Ill., did his best William "Refrigerator" Perry impression, scoring on a short touchdown run reminiscent of what the Chicago Bears used to do with its big defensive tackle in the 1980s.

It was one of 10 rushing touchdowns Glenbard West had in its 69-13 victory over Addison Trail.

"That was kind of a spur of the moment thing," Watt told Irish Eyes. "I asked coach last spring during track season about me getting the ball because I missed an opportunity when I had the ball thrown to me at the end of last season.

"He said if you do all the things right, be a good leader, and just continue to have the offensive line play well and you play well, I'll give you an opportunity.

"I brought it up to him again two weeks ago. We had been playing well. I said if there is an opportunity, and he said if you continue to play well, I'll get you the ball."

Head coach Chad Hetlet proved to be true of his word.

The opportunity came with Glenbard West leading 62-7, and the Hilltoppers taking over after a recovered fumble on the Addison Trail 5-yard line. Watt carried for four yards, and then for a yard, in what is now called the "Rhino Watt" formation.

Despite his jubilation, Watt did not spike the ball.

"I was going a little crazy," he stated. "I was pretty happy."

Watt and the rest of the Hilltoppers offensive line helped pave the way for the team to rush for 264 yards.

Glenbard West improved to 5-0 with the win.

***E.J. Banks: The 6-foot, 180-pound Banks ran for 145 yards and two touchdowns in a 40-7 rout of Ambridge. The future Irish cornerback also threw a touchdown pass, as Montour High improved to 4-1 on the season.

***Alex Bullard: Bullard and his Brentwood (Tenn.) Academy teammates went into the state of Alabama and got beat soundly by Prattville, 26-0. With the 6-foot-5, 280-pound Bullard anchoring the line of scrimmage, the Eagles (4-2) normally have a potent rushing attack. In a game that was televised on ESPNU, Bullard and company could only muster up 96 yards of total offense (42 rushing, 54 passing).

***Carlo Calabrese: The Verona High (3-0) standout linebacker had 12 solo tackles and a 26-yard reception from his tight end spot, in a 27-17 win over Morris Catholic.

***Tyler Eifert: The 6-foot-5, 220-pound Eifert and his top-ranked (4-A) Bishop Dwenger teammates rolled to a 48-7 victory over Fort Wayne (Ind.) Wayne. Eifert had a touchdown reception, helping the Saints improve to 6-0.

***Dan Fox: The future Irish linebacker returned an interception 35 yards for a score in Cleveland St. Ignatius's 49-7 pounding of Massillon. The Wildcats (5-1) led 49-0 at the half, handing the storied Massillon program it's worst defeat since 1962. Fox and company held the Eagles to just 135 yards of total offense.

***Jake Golic: Northwest Catholic plays its third game of the season tonight against Rocky Hill. Last week, Golic had seven catches for 129 yards and two touchdowns in the Indians second-straight loss to begin the year.

***Zach Martin: Top-ranked (3-A) Indianapolis Bishop Chatard cruised to a 48-12 victory over Manual. The 6-foot-5, 260-pound Martin and the Trojans (5-1) offense rolled up 294 yards rushing in the win.

***Marlon Pollard: The future Irish cornerback had a 20-yard scoring reception in Cajon's (3-1), 10-7 win over Kaiser.

***Theo Riddick: Trailing 7-6 at the half, Riddick scored on Immaculata's first two third quarter possessions, to give the Spartans (3-0) the lead. In the 33-7 win, the 5-foot-10, 185-pound Riddick rushed for 99 yards and three scores. His touchdown runs came from 24, 14 and one yards out.

***Tyler Stockton: Stockton played both ways in The Hun's (2-1) 17-6 road victory over Penn Charter.

***Nicholas Tausch: Dallas Jesuit (1-3) had a bye week, allowing Tausch to take an official visit to Notre Dame this past weekend. Look for a story in the morning for how Tausch's trip to South Bend went.

***Ben Turk: Following two-straight weekends without a game, St. Thomas Aquinas (3-0) handled South Plantation, 38-10. Turk had three punts for 91 yards.

***Cierre Wood: Moving up a level in California High School football hasn't done anything to stop the five-star running back and his Santa Clara teammates. The Saints improved to 4-0 with an easy 40-18 victory over Los Angeles Baptist. Wood ran for 153 yards including touchdown runs of three, 15 and 49 yards. He also had a scoring reception and touchdown pass. Top Stories