Weekend Prospect Recap

Belton's five-touchdown performance, Ben Kline's 17 tackles and Deonte Gibson's six sacks in a 20-3 win over Elder highlight just a few of the performances by Pitt commits over the weekend.

2011 COMMITS
Bill Belton had as big a game as anyone on Friday, helping Winslow Township to a 33-7 win over Cherry Hill East. Belton accounted for all five touchdowns; three rushing and two passing. He had touchdown runs of 80, 83 and 5, and his touchdown passes went for 40 and 36.

Pitt's most recent commit, Jeremiah Bryson, rushed for 87 yards on 14 carries, and accounted for both of his team‘s touchdowns. Despite his effort, his Smyrna team lost to Ensworth 30-14. It was the first loss of the season for the Bulldogs.

Quinton Alston sat out his team's game against Moorestown with a knee contusion. He is expected to be back next week.

Lakewood (OH) St. Edward improved to 5-0 with a 20-3 win over Cincinnati Elder. Pitt commit Deonte Gibson had six sacks, in helping his team remain unbeaten.

Kyshoen Jarrett did a little of everything in helping East Stroudsburg South to a 43-7 win over Pocono Mountain West. Jarrett threw for a 53-yard touchdown pass on a halfback option pass, rushed for a score, and also had a touchdown reception. On defense, he came up with his second interception of the season.

Jameel Poteat rushed for 120 yards on 18 carries, including touchdown runs of 1 and 62, but it wasn't enough as Bishop McDevitt lost to Susquehanna Township 34-28.

Terrell Chestnut returned to action, after injuring his shoulder in a loss last week. Pottsgrove defeated Perkiomen Valley 21-10. Chestnut only played defense, and had an interception in the win.

Lafayette Pitts finished with 189 all-purpose yards, including a 65-yard touchdown run, but it wasn't enough in a 24-7 loss to Pittsburgh Central Catholic. Pitts rushed 13 times for 107 yards, had three receptions for 35 yards, and had three returns for a total of 47 yards.

Justin Olack finished with four receptions for 87 yards and a touchdown, helping Massillon Washington to a 42-10 win over Akron Firestone. The Tigers have won four in a row.

Gary Nova completed 11-of-20 passes for 140 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions, leading Don Bosco Prep to a 33-6 win over Cleveland St. Ignatius on Saturday afternoon. The game was played in Steubenville, Ohio.

The Dallastown Wildcats improved to 4-0 with a 21-14 win over West York, with Ben Kline being a big part of it. Kline rushed nine times for 40 yards, and had two receptions for 36 yards. On defense, Kline finished with 17 tackles and an interception.

Desimon Green threw for 130 yards and three touchdowns, lifting Clairton to a 48-0 win over Chartiers-Houston. Clairton has won 19 games in a row, the longest winning streak in Pennsylvania.

Central Dauphin remains unbeaten, after a 38-3 win over Mechanicsburg. Behind Pitt commit Artie Rowell, the Rams' ground game produced 224 yards on the ground. Rowell also had two tackles on defense.

Marquise Wright's Paramus Catholic team suffered its first loss of the season, a 35-7 loss to St. Joseph Regional. St. Joseph Regional has produced current Panthers Kevin Adams and K'Waun Williams.

Andre Givens and Khaynin Mosley-Smith have a homecoming of sorts, later this afternoon. Milford Academy will play the St. Francis (PA) JV team at 4 pm. They will also be back in two weeks, for a similar game against Robert Morris.

2011 TARGETS
Savon Huggins rushed for touchdowns of 15, 25 and 33, helping St. Peter's Prep to a 28-14 win over North Bergen. Huggins proved to be too much for the North Bergen defense, rushing for 267 yards on 27 carries, in addition to the three scores.

Also for Woodland Hills, linebacker Ejuan Price finished with six tackles and a quarterback hurry. Teammate Quinton Jefferson finished with five tackles and a quarterback hurry. Neither player has set up any official visits yet, but are expected to get down to one of the Pitt games. Both players are also trying to get an Iowa trip somewhere. It's unlikely that will happen during the season, according to two sources close to the program.

Philadelphia Northeast defensive end Deion Barnes had nine tackles, a sack and four tackles four losses in a 14-0 win over Overbrook. The Vikings are 2-2 on the season.

Cyrus Kouandjio helped DeMatha Catholic get back on track, with a 41-6 win over Paul VI, in its conference-opener. The Stags rushed for 250 yards on a line anchored by Kouandjio.

Brandon Clemons' Delaware Valley team suffered a heartbreaking 35-34 loss to West Scranton. Clemons told us that he might get out to a few games over the next few weeks, with Pitt being one of the possibilities.

Darius Jennings rushed for 144 yards on just six carries, in a 42-6 win over Georgetown Prep. Jennings scored on touchdown runs of 5 and 71, his team's first two scores of the game.

2012 PROSPECTS
Deaysean Rippy's Sto-Rox Vikings had a close call with Rochester, in a battle of two of the top Class A teams in the area. Though the Vikings lost 35-32, Rippy had two catches for 130 yards, including a 78-yard touchdown reception. On defense, he finished the game with four tackles and an interception.

Olney (MD) Our Lady of Good Counsel defeated Bishop O'Connell 53-7. The Falcons rushed for over 300 yards on the ground and five rushing touchdowns on an offensive line anchored by junior lineman Mike Madaras. Stefan Diggs, who also claims a 2012 offer from Pitt, rushed for 175 of those yards on just six carries, which included touchdown runs of 55, 18, 23 and 53.

Receiver prospect Eugene Lewis, who is quarterback for Wyoming Valley West, helped the Spartans to a 27-15 win over Berwick. Lewis rushed for 142 yards on 17 carries, and threw for another 133.

Brionte Dunn rushed for 169 yards on 38 carries, and two touchdowns, but it wasn't enough in a 43-21 loss to Austintown Fitch.

Friendship Collegiate (DC) defensive tackle Eddie Goldman recorded a safety in a 32-14 win over Wyoming Seminary Prep. Up next for Friendship, a trip to Pennsylvania's Archbishop Wood, led by 2012 lineman Frank Taylor and running back Desmon Peoples. Taylor claims a Pitt offer. Peoples has also gotten interest from Pitt, rushing for 64 yards and touchdown runs of 17 and 21 in the win.

Rushel Shell's Hopewell team went up against Quad-A Mt. Lebanon, suffering a 28-20 loss to the Blue Devils. Shell rushed for 137 yards and touchdown runs of 16 and 11.

John Matarazzo threw for 140 yards, leading his team to three fourth quarter scores, in a 32-20 win over Belle Vernon. Entering the final quarter, the Red Hurricanes trailed 20-13.

Leonte Caroo had seven catches for 88 yards and a touchdown in the Don Bosco 33-6 win over Cleveland St. Ignatius. Caroo caught a 10-yard touchdown pass from Pitt commit Gary Nova.

In addition to 2011 prospect Darius Jennings, Cyrus Jones carried three times for 76 yards, and Kenneth Goins scored on touchdown runs of 3 and 10, in Gilman's 42-6 win over Georgetown Prep.

Washington (DC) Archbishop Carroll receiver Lamont Baldwin had two catches for 60 yards in a 13-6 win over St. John‘s. Baldwin left the game in the third quarter with an ankle injury. He will be ready for action next Friday.

Linebacker Quanzell Lambert, a teammate of Pitt commit Quinton Alston, had 18 tackles, including eight solo stops and one tackle for a loss, in his team's 41-34 loss to Moorestown.

In addition to the other Wolverine standouts, it was junior linebacker Mike Caprara who led Woodland Hills with 17 tackles. Caprara doesn't have any verbal offers from anyone, but has recently been invited to games at Notre Dame and Michigan State.


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