Los Angeles (Calif.) Augustus Hawkins features the No. 1 wide receiver in both the 2017 and 2018 recruiting classes, but even with a couple of key injuries, Hawkins still has a number of other prospects on both sides of the ball, ranging from 2017 three-star athlete Dylan Lemle, who spearheads the passing attack for the Hawks, to 2020 cornerback Brandon Jones, who looks to be an up-and-coming star on the defensive side.
Above you can watch short isolation highlights of five of Hawkins' prospects in the Hawks' 56-0 thrasing of Manual Arts. The win keeps Hawkins a perfect 10-0 and unbeaten during the regular season. Now, the talented squad will try to make a run through the playoffs toward a state championship.
Leading Hawkins' offense charge is Lemle. He is the one in charge of distributing the ball to all of Hawkins' highly ranked skill players. He is a dual-threat quarterback that is likely destined for another position when he gets to Idaho next year. Lemle didn't have a lot of passing highlights against Manual Arts, but showed his ability to make plays with his legs when needed:
Marcus Johnson, the younger brother of 2017 top 100 four-star athlete Greg Johnson, has the speed and tenacity to be able to make a name for himself. The 2018 four-star defensive back also plays running back for the Hawks, which allows him to show off his speed, which he does in the video on a jet sweep:
The biggest hit of the night came from 2018 four-star defensive end/outside linebacker Victor Terry when he cut inside a block and laid a lick -- likely helmet to helmet -- on the quarterback. Terry had a strong performance with a pair of sacks in the matchup with Manual Arts.
De'Gabriel Floyd is already a load and he's only a sophomore. Listed at 6-foot-3, 218-pounds, Floyd plays a bevy of positions for Hawkins, lining up at inside and outside linebacker, running back and tight end. He could also play defensive end with his hand down on the ground and is nimble enough that safety or receiver probably wouldn't be out of the question. Floyd didn't get too much action against Manual Arts, but he's been great in the backfield all season since healing an offseason ankle injury.
Freshmen don't often draw a lot of attention and on a team as stacked as Hawkins, it's easy to overlook Brandon Jones, but the youngster is already making a name for himself as a cornerback that can guard anyone on the field:
It was a special Senior Night for the new school on the block. Some of the players that have helped build the young Hawkins' football program into a successful and feared squad were celebrated in their final regular season home game. The Hawks honored their seniors by jumping out to a 35-0 halftime lead and gliding to a 56-0 rout over Los Angeles (Calif.) Manual Arts.
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