The high school football regular season has wrapped up for the most part around the country and teams, and some of the top recruits in the nation, are gearing up for the playoffs. Here are how some of the Cardinal’s commits and top targets have fared this season:
Davis Mills, QB, Greater Atlanta Christian School, GA (8-1)
Passing: 86/125 1331 yards 20 TDs,
Rushing: 27 carries 154 yards 3 TDs (7 games)
It was anticipated that Mills, the top-rated quarterback in the 2017 class, would miss most if not all of his senior year after injuring his knee in August. But when the injury was not as bad as originally anticipated, Mills was back to the field in about three weeks. Despite his missed time, Mills is just five touchdowns short of his junior total.
Colby Parkinson, TE, Oaks Christian HS, CA (7-2)
29 rec. 451 yards 2 TD (7 games)
The top tight end in the class has been a part of one of the best offenses in the country. It’s been said that Parkinson possesses a little bit of all the best qualities from past Stanford tight ends and he is working to get better. The 6-foot-6 has been focusing on his blocking, see the 2:00 mark on the video below, and has two sacks defensively.
Osiris St. Brown WR, Mater Dei HS, CA (9-0)
40 rec. 763 yards 13 TDs (8 games)
The St. Brown brothers have been nothing short of incredible this year. Osiris and his younger brother and fellow Stanford target Amon-Ra have nearly identical numbers and have combined for 1,500 yards and 28 touchdowns.
Tucker Fisk TE, Davis HS, CA (4-5)
35 rec. 407 yards 3 TDs
11 carries 39 yards 1 TD (9 games)
Fisk fully admits he is a “block-first” tight end, but the Cardinal legacy has been a viable option in the passing game. The Cardinal commit leads his team in receiving yards and touchdowns and has found himself in the backfield a few times as a running back as well.
Stuart Head S, Etowah HS, GA (4-5)
The 6-foot-4, 190-pound safety comes into his senior year already fitting the Stanford mold. According to Scout analysis, “he comes downhill and really supports the run well. He takes good angles to the ball and he tackles with authority.” If there is any question as to what Head can do, check out these series of tweets from his game on Friday:
Sione Lund RB/LB Bright HS, Salt Lake City, UT (2-7)
114 carries 1250 yards 12 TDs
16 rec. 259 yards 3 TDs
33 tackles, 3 TFls (9 games)
The Cardinal recruited Lund as a fullback, and he has made plays on both sides of the ball, rushing for over 1,200 yards in nine games this year. Lund does plan to go on a two-year mission before heading to The Farm.
Drew Dalman C, Palmas HS, CA (7-2)
Drew Dalman comes from a Stanford family. His father, Chris Dalman, was a former Cardinal offensive lineman and assistant coach. The center has helped set the tone up front for a team that has rattled off seven straight wins and have averaged 38 points in that streak.
Foster Sarell, OT, Graham Kapowsin HS, WA
The top tackle in the class has some of the nation's best recruiting him. Stanford, Washington, Notre Dame and Alabama have separated themselves as the frontrunners. He will visit Stanford officially in January, he took his official to Notre Dame when the Irish played the Cardinal, he will see Alabama take on Auburn in the Iron Bowl, has visted Nebraska officially and plans to do the same at Washington.
Walker Little, OT, Episcopal HS, TX
The #2 tackle in the 2017 class has been downright dominant. Little went to Stanford on an unofficial visit when the Cardinal beat USC. The Army All-American was at Florida State this past weekend and will be at Georgia later this month. He plans to return to The Farm on an official visit in January.
Elijah Molden West Linn HS, OR
One of the top defensive back in the West has narrowed his choices down to three: Stanford, Oregon and Washington. He visited Stanford for the USC and made a trip to Washington as well recently. He is an Oregon legacy but as Brandon Huffman says, Stanford is the program that can break up family legacies. All three schools seem to be in on him and this one could come down to December when he foresees he will commit.
Tarik Black, WR, Cheshire Academy, CT
Black plans to commit January 7th at the U.S. Army All-American game in San Antonio, TX. Among those in the running are Alabama, UCLA, Michigan, Auburn and Stanford. The 6-foot-3.5, 206-pound wide receiver has been the perfect mix of size and speed. (see below)
Dalyn Wade-Perry, DT, Pope John XXIII HS, NJ
The defensive tackle has Stanford as his leader currently. Wade-Perry is waiting to hear on his admission status. If he gets admitted, he will still wait to commit in January, the same month he will be taking his official visit to Stanford. He will also be visiting Florida State and UCLA as well.
As the season wraps up, commitments will be made and we get closer to that big official visit weekend in January.