Future Cowboys: How’d They Do This Week?

Jaylon Lane is a playmaker for the Nacogdoches High School Dragons. The 6-foot-2, 175-pound OSU Cowboys commitment showed his playmaking abilities Friday night, returning a punt 49 yards for a touchdown and stripping the ball and returning it 28 yards to set up another score. Here’s a look at how all of the Cowboys’ commitments and their teams did this week.

TAAJ BAKARI, DT (6-2, 287)
Legacy High School (Mansfield, Texas)
This week’s game: Mansfield Legacy saw its record drop to 3-3 with Friday night’s 25-20 loss to Arlington Sequin.
Next scheduled game: Friday, Oct. 17, at Lancaster.

ZA’CARRIUS GREEN, OLB (5-11, 190)
Duncanville High School (Duncanville, Texas)
This week’s game: Duncanville lost to Cedar Hill 45-31 on Friday night to see its record drop to 3-4.
Star receiver DaMarkus Lodge does it all with rushing, passing and receiving TDs against Duncanville: Dallas News
Next scheduled game: Friday, Oct. 17, at Midlothian.

JOSH JONES, OT (6-5, 275)
George Bush High School (Richmond, Texas)
This week’s game: Bush, 1-5, lost to Fort Bend Marshall 36-14 on Thursday night.
Next scheduled game: Friday, Oct. 17, at Texas City.

RONALD JONES, RB (6-0, 185)
McKinney North High School (McKinney, Texas)
This week’s game: Jones sat out this week’s game after suffering a sprained ankle a week ago, but McKinney North managed to hold on for a wild 59-52 victory over Lovejoy on Friday night.
Late interceptions decide wild Collin County shootout with McKinney North taking the ‘W’: Dallas News
Next scheduled game: Friday, Oct. 17, at McKinney.

JOHN KOLAR, QB (6-4, 185)
Norman North High School (Norman, Okla.)
This week’s game: Kolar was 17 of 30 passing for 242 yards and three touchdowns and two interceptions, and also ran for a score but it wasn’t enough as Norman North lost its fourth consecutive game, falling to Mustang 41-27 on Thursday night. For the season, the Cowboys lone quarterback commit is 85-of-166 passing for 1,499 yards with 16 touchdowns and seven interceptions for the Wolves, 2-4.
Mustang struggles early, comes back to beat Norman North: newsok.com
Next scheduled game: Thursday, Oct. 16, at Edmond North.

JAYLON LANE, CB (6-2, 175)
Nacogdoches High School (Nacogdoches, Texas)
This week’s game: Lane returned a punt 49 yards for a touchdown and also caused a fumble to help Nacogdoches defeat Corsicana 49-21 on Friday night. The Dragons led 14-0 in the first half when Lane stripped the ball from a Corsicana player and ran 28 yards to give his team great field position, leading to Nacogdoches third first-quarter score.
Tigers can’t overcome three first-half turnovers in 49-21 loss to Nacogdoches: Corsicana Daily Sun
Next scheduled game: Friday, Oct. 17, at Jacksonville.

MOTEKIAI MAILE, DT (6-4, 300)
Tyler Junior College (Tyler, Texas)
This week’s game: Tyler Junior College needed an interception late in the game to help capture its sixth consecutive victory with a 47-42 win over Georgia Military.
No. 11 Apaches hold off Georgia Military: Tyler Morning Telegraph
Next scheduled game: Saturday, Oct. 18, at Navarro.

JALEN McCLESKEY, WR (5-10, 170)
St. Paul’s Catholic School (Covington, La.)
This week’s game: McCleskey scored on a 26-yard run in the first half but it would be St. Paul’s only score of the night as Mandeville came back to win 14-7 on Friday night.
Parker Orgeron keys second half comeback in Mandeville’s 14-7 victory against St. Paul's: New Orleans Times-Picayune
Next scheduled game: Friday, Oct. 17, vs. Northshore.

KENNETH McGRUDER, S (6-1, 190)
Alief Taylor High School (Houston, Texas)
This week’s game: McGruder and Alief Taylor, 3-3, had the week off before returning to action Friday at Fort Bend Kempner.
Next scheduled game: Friday, Oct. 17, at Fort Bend Kempner.

DEYA MHIESEN, OT (6-8, 305)
Pierce College (Woodland Hills, Calif.)
This week’s game: Mhiesen is actually redshirting this season at Pierce College, and he is expected to enroll at Oklahoma State in January for the spring semester. He will have three years of eligibility to play for the Cowboys.

BRANDON PERTILE, OT (6-6, 295)
Mesa Community College (Mesa, Ariz.)
This week’s game: Pertile suffered a season-ending knee injury and has not played in any games this season for Mesa Community College, Scout recruiting analyst Jason Jewell is reporting. Jewell says the OSU coaching staff still plans to honor the scholarship to Pertile, who is expected to enroll for the spring semester.

JOHNNY WILSON, C (6-4, 280)
Midland Christian School (Midland, Texas)
This week’s game: Midland Christian gained twice as many total yards (410 to 179) and had 21 first downs compared to just nine but struggled to get in the end zone on Friday night, suffering a 20-13 loss to Argyle Liberty Christian.
Argyle Liberty Christian beats MCS, 20-13: Midland Reporter-Telegram
Next scheduled game: Friday, Oct. 17, vs. Plano Prestonwood Christian.


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