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Throughout the high school football season, will be following the progress of Ohio State's football commitments along with some of the top prospects being tracked across the country.

Throughout the high school football season, will be following the progress of Ohio State's football commitments along with some of the top prospects being tracked across the country. Here is how the OSU verbal commitments and their teams fared Oct. 11-13. All are seniors unless noted.

OL Mike Adams and TE/WR Jake Stoneburner, Dublin (Ohio) Coffman – Stoneburner caught a game-winning 13-yard touchdown pass with 8:54 remaining in the Shamrocks' 21-14 win vs. Hilliard Davidson.

Stoneburner muffed a punt, allowing Davidson to tie the score in the third quarter. However, Coffman (8-0, 3-0 Ohio Capital Conference Buckeye Division) responded with an 85-yard touchdown drive, capped off by Stoneburner's touchdown.

K/P Ben Buchanan, Westerville (Ohio) Central – Buchanan made all eight of his extra-point attempts in a 56-7 win at Grove City Central Crossing.

Onesiaum Glass rushed 24 times for 245 yards and five touchdowns for Central (2-6, 2-1 OCC Central). The Warhawks led Central Crossing 14-0 after one quarter and 35-0 at halftime.

OL Michael Brewster, Orlando (Fla.) Edgewater – The Eagles won their fourth straight with a 49-0 pasting of visiting Oviedo Hagerty.

Seven different players scored for Edgewater (5-1), and the Eagles put up their highest point total of the season in a non-district contest. Brewster and his linemates helped Jeremiah

Schwartz run for 90 yards and one touchdown.

TE Nic DiLillo, Madison, Ohio – DiLillo caught two early touchdown passes to help the Blue Streaks ruin homecoming for Ashtabula Lakeside with a 35-14 win.

DiLillo helped give Madison (6-0, 3-0 Premier Athletic Conference) a 14-0 lead with touchdown passes of 13 and 5 yards. The Blue Streaks outgained Lakeside, 337-133, in total yards, and the Dragons were held to 76 yards rushing. They had averaged 225.0 yards per game prior to the loss.

DT Garrett Goebel, Lombard (Ill.) Montini Catholic – The Broncos, the new No. 1 in The Associated Press Class 5A poll, thumped visiting Elgin St. Edward to set up a Suburban Catholic Conference showdown against Addison Driscoll.

Goebel and the defense forced five St. Edward turnovers and held the Green Wave to 131 total yards. The Broncos (8-0, 6-0 SCC) had 414 yards of total offense. Quarterback Tom

DiCristina completed 16 of 22 passes for 160 yards and scored three touchdowns – two on the ground.

Montini will face Driscoll (8-0, 6-0) Oct. 20 in a regular-season finale. The winner will be the outright SCC champion.

WR DeVier Posey, Cincinnati La Salle – The Lancers lost their third straight game, 22-20, vs. Cleveland St. Ignatius. However, Posey continued his strong play in a losing effort.

The senior caught six passes for 121 yards and a touchdown, but it was not enough to help La Salle (4-4). The Lancers scored 13 fourth-quarter points to take a 20-19 lead, but Nicholas Yako's 30-yard field goal with four seconds remaining gave St. Ignatius the win.

Posey's touchdown came in the second quarter on an 8-yard catch. He added two interceptions on defense and returned one of those for a 44-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter.

OL J.B. Shugarts, Klein, Texas – The Bearkats defeated crosstown rival Klein Collins, 34-6, to remain unbeaten in district play.

Twenty-four second-quarter points helped Klein (6-1, 3-0 District 16-5A) blow the game open. C.J. Palmer ran 23 times for 140 yards behind Shugarts and the Bearkats' offensive line.

Klein has not lost since its season-opening 45-0 setback Aug. 30 at Katy.

MLB Andrew Sweat, Washington (Pa.) Trinity – Unbeaten Jefferson Hills Thomas Jefferson turned a showdown between two Class AAA Big Seven Conference rivals into a rout with a strong second half.

Trinity was tied with the Jaguars 14-14 at halftime, but the defending Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League champions scored 21 unanswered points in the second half to take a 35-14 victory.

Sweat suffered a stinger in the fourth quarter according to a game recap by the Washington (Pa.) Observer-Reporter Oct. 12, but there was little Sweat could do to halt the Jaguars' rushing attack in the second half. Thomas Jefferson had 223 yards of total offense after halftime, and all but 11 of those yards came on the ground. Jaguar sophomore Arthur James ran for 186 yards in the second half. He had only 3 yards rushing at halftime.

Sweat did score an offensive touchdown for the Hillers (4-3, 2-2). He answered Thomas Jefferson's game-opening score with a 9-yard run just more than two minutes later.

RB/LB Devoe Torrence, Massillon (Ohio) Washington – The Tigers routed visiting Warren Harding, 56-0, for their second straight win – their first winning streak of 2007.

Torrence ran for 139 yards and two touchdowns in the rout after missing Massillon's 48-14 win over Akron Butchel Oct. 5 because of a sprained ankle. Torrence scored on runs of 1 and 44 yards.

K.J. Herring added 199 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Tigers' rushing attack.

DE/LB/FB/HB Nathan Williams, Washington Court House (Ohio) Miami Trace – The Panthers built a 19-0 lead but had to hang on for a 25-18 win at Greenfield McClain.

The Tigers rallied to cut the deficit to seven with 1:10 remaining. However, Miami Trace recovered the ensuing onside kick to seal the win.

Williams played fullback on offense and helped running back Kenny Perkins run for 205 yards on 21 rushes.

RB/LB Storm Klein (Junior), Newark (Ohio) Licking Valley – Klein scored on a 1-yard touchdown run in Licking Valley's 50-13 drilling of Lakewood.

The Panthers allowed Lakewood to take an early lead when Andrew Yakubesin threw a 59-yard touchdown pass to Ryan Davis on the second play from scrimmage. The extra point was no good, giving Lakewood a 6-0.

Licking Valley (7-1, 5-0 Mid-State League) responded and took a 30-6 halftime lead. The Panthers' defense forced six turnovers.

LB Jordan Whiting (Junior), Louisville (Ky.) Trinity – William Stein threw for 269 yards and four touchdowns as Trinity (5-2) blasted host Louisville Pleasure Ridge Park 56-20.

Stein completed 17 of 21 passes, and running back Tim Phillips added two scores and 159 yards rushing.

Here is a look at several other prospects from around the country that Ohio State is tracking. All are seniors unless otherwise noted.

WR/DB Michael Floyd, St. Paul (Minn.) Cretin-Derham Hall – Floyd touched the ball just four times, but three of those touches led to touchdowns in a 34-7 win over Cottage Grove Park.

Floyd caught touchdown passes of 20 and 40 yards and returned a punt 48 yards for another score. His 62 yards on three catches led Cretin-Derham Hall (7-0, 7-0 Suburban East).

LB Shayne Hale, Monroeville (Pa.) Gateway – The Gators (6-1, 2-0 Quad East) clinched a playoff spot and moved into first place in their conference with a 45-7 win over visiting Pittsburgh Penn Hills.

Cameron Saddler ran for three touchdowns and added a touchdown catch. The Gators led the Indians 31-0 at halftime.

CB Brendan Harris, Miami Booker T. Washington – Harris and the Tornadoes remained unbeaten with a 41-0 win at Miami Edison.

Booker T. Washington led 38-0 at halftime and improved to 5-0 with the win.

WR Josh Jarboe, Ellenwood (Ga.) Cedar Grove – Running back William Pratcher scored two touchdowns in Cedar Grove's 20-17 win at Atlanta St. Pius X.

Pratcher had 130 yards on 20 carries and scored the game-winning touchdown on a 2-yard run in the fourth quarter.

The Saints improved to 3-3 (3-3 Region 6-AAAA) with the win.

OL Josh Jenkins, Parkersburg, W.Va. – The Big Reds had their 21-game winning streak ended, 19-14, at Charleston George Washington.

George Washington's Drew Kinder threw for 220 yards and three touchdowns. Parkersburg running back Matt Lindamood followed Jenkins and the offensive line for 154 yards on 29 carries and both Big Red touchdowns.

DE Willie Mobley, Eden Prairie, Minn. – Mobley scored his first touchdown of the year in a 55-14 win at Bloomington Kennedy.

Mobley reported in on offense and caught a 5-yard touchdown pass from Ryan Grant. His coach, Mike Grant, told the Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune that the defensive lineman might have the best hands on the team.

"I don't know about that," Mobley told the Star Tribune on Oct. 12. "I just want the ball. I'll play center. I'll even kick."

The win guaranteed Eden Prairie (7-0, 6-0) at least a share of the Lake Conference championship.

QB Terrelle Pryor, Jeannette, Pa. – Pryor had a short night as Jeannette drilled winless Carnegie Carlynton, 71-0.

The win improved Jeannette to 7-0 this season, 6-0 in the Interstate Conference.

LB Etienne Sabino, Miami Dr. Michael M. Krop – The Lightning (6-1, 1-1 District 12-6A) scored on offense, defense and special teams in a 28-0 win at Miami Beach.

Sabino and the Krop defense held the Hi-Tides to 63 yards of total offense and earned their second shutout of 2007.

WR Cordale Scott, Cleveland Glenville – Scott scored on a 7-yard run in the Tarblooders' 52-0 rout of Senate Athletic League foe Cleveland East Tech.

Glenville led 26-0 after the first quarter and cruised to the win over the Scarabs. It was the fourth straight win for the Tarblooders (6-2, 5-0 SAL).

RB Lamaar Thomas, Fort Washington (Md.) Friendly – Thomas ran for 114 yards and added 46 yards receiving in a 26-0 win at Oxon Hill Potomac.

Thomas caught one pass and had 14 carries. He did not score, but the Patriots did not need the help. Friendly posted its fourth straight shutout.

All of Friendly's points came in the second half.

DT Justin Thompson, Torrance (Calif.) El Camino Junior College – Thompson made one tackle for a 4-yard loss in a 37-14 win at Long Beach (Calif.) City College.

Long Beach answered El Camino's first score, but the Tigers (5-1, 1-0 Mission Conference) added 20 more first-half points in taking a 27-7 lead at the break.

CB Charles Whitlock, Chester, S.C. – The Cyclones posted their fourth shutout of the season in a 44-0 win at Camden.

Whitlock and the Chester defense held Camden to 92 total yards and six first downs in the Cyclones' first game since a 44-22 loss to Blythewood Oct. 5.

"We had to show resilience and come back and play harder." Whitlock told the Chester Herald Oct. 13. "We wanted to shut them down defensively and did a good job with that."

Whitlock completed 12 of 15 passes for 153 yards and added 54 yards rushing while playing quarterback.

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