Husky Commits: Week 7

We're coming down the home stretch in a lot of high school regular seasons and Washington's commits and remaining top targets are continuing to have big senior seasons. Read on to find how how they've done since the start of the season as well as their two newest commitments -- Mililani (Hi.) ATH Taz Stevenson and Warren (Downey, Ca.) RB/DB Jesse Callier...

1) Jesuit (Portland) ATH Keanon Lowe Lowe is "Mr. Everything" for Jesuit and had a solid game last week against Aloha, although he only played in the first half. The talented senior caught two passes for 28 yards, had one rush for four yards, returned two kicks for 37 yards and had four tackles and an interception he took back for a touchdown in the Crusaders' 49-14 win. So far this season, Lowe has posted 277 yards and three touchdowns rushing, hauled in 20 passes for 219 yards and three more scores as a receiver and 22 tackles, five passes defensed, two interceptions and one fumble recovery.

2) Oaks Christian (Westlake Village, Ca.) QB Nick Montana It was another big game for the Lions last week as they trounced Bishop Diego 65-6. Montana appears to have been pulled very early in this one. His stat line ended up 7 of 9 for 130 yards and two touchdowns. For the season Montana is 73 of 121 (60.3%) for 965 with 14 touchdowns and four interceptions.

3) Oaks Christian OL Erik Kohler Montana's stats and his ability to stay upright are a direct result of Kohler's presence guarding his blindside. Kohler's quick feet and athleticism, along with is motor make him an ideal tackle prospect at the next level. Brandon Huffman, Scout.com's West Region manager, was on with me last weekend (here's the link to the podcast) and he said Kohler is the perfect left tackle prospect who can come in and be a four-year starter.

4) Lakes (Lakewood, Wa.) DT Sione Potoae The big-time defensive tackle led a Lancers defense that allowed just 75 yards of total offense to Lincoln in a 67-7 route of the Abes. Potoae was pulled early in the second half, but still managed to post five tackles and generally be a disruptive force up front.

5) Lakes WR/S Jamaal Kearse Kearse didn't do much against Lincoln, but that wasn't really his fault. He had the ball thrown his way five times, but sophomore QB Cedric Dozier is still feeling his way as a passer. Kearse also didn't do much as a safety, but again, he didn't get many chances since most of Lincoln's plays were stopped within two yards of the line of scrimmage. This season, Kearse has posted eight receptions for 121 yards and one touchdown while posting 20 tackles and one interception that he returned for a touchdown.

6) Lakes DE/LB Darius Waters The talented defender leads the Lancers with 5.5 sacks and has 22 tackles as well. Waters looked great once again last weekend, blowing up two running plays directly at him. He took on blocks well and shed them, allowing himself to get to the legs of the running back for a two-yard loss. He also hammered the Lincoln QB on one of his rare throws, disrupting a screen pass that appeared to be set up nicely by the Abes.

7) O'Dea (Seattle) FB Zach Fogerson Fogerson missed last week's game against Eastside Catholic with a knee injury that's been bothering him. No matter, the Irish rolled to a 49-14 win over the Crusaders. For the season Fogerson has rushed 25 times for 317 yards – a robust 12.7 yards per carry average – and eight touchdowns. He's also helped lead the way for junior Keenan Forch who leads O'Dea with 672 yards and nine touchdowns, averaging 112 yards per game.

8) O'Dea OT Ben Riva The Irish don't do anything unless their offensive line is opening holes for their offense and Riva is the leader of a solid group up front. O'Dea is averaging 203 yards per game on the ground and much of that has come behind their senior leader up front.

9) Bothell (Wa.) OL Colin Porter Bothell is averaging 362 yards per game, much of it (207 yards) on the ground. Their top rusher, Luke Proulx, is averaging a ridiculous 9.1 yards per carry (988 yards and 15 touchdowns) and much of that is due to the presence of the mammoth Porter who is an absolute beast inside.

10) Bothell TE/DE Michael Hartvigson Because the Cougars do most of their damage on the ground, Hartvigson doesn't get a lot of looks, but still ranks third on the team in receptions with 13 for 167 yards and five touchdowns. Hartvigson, along with Porter and the rest of the Cougar offensive line, is an integral part of the blocking up front that has allowed Bothell to wear down their opponents.

11) Colton (Ca.) K Alejandro Maldonado In Colton's 31-14 win over Arroyo Valley, Maldonado hit a 42-yard field goal and hit two extra points. He also had six kickoffs, all of which he sent out of the endzone for touchbacks. Maldonado is currently 2 of 3 on field goals for the season, but out of 30 kickoffs he's been able to notch 28 touchbacks while also doubling as the Yellowjackets' punter, averaging 42 yards per punt with a long of 65 and dropping 14 of his 16 punts inside the 20.

12) Taft (Woodland Hills, Ca.) DE/LB Brent Williams Last week in a 47-7 blowout of Granada Hills, Williams posted four tackles, half a sack and had a fumble recovery that he almost returned for a touchdown. Williams has had a solid season for the Toreadors, posting almost 10 sacks and 20-plus tackles. He and his teammates, who are 3-3, take on Chatsworth Friday night trying to salvage their playoff hopes.

13) Citrus Hill (Perris, Ca.) RB Deontae Cooper Last week against Rubidoux (Riverside), Cooper carried the ball only nine times, but still managed to post 107 yards and three touchdowns while Citrus Hill went on to win 62-13. So far this season, Cooper has posted 1,472 yards and 18 touchdowns while helping his team go 6-0. Friday night Cooper and his teammates will play host to Beaumont.

14) Oakland (Ca.) Tech WR Diandre Campbell – Was shut down last weekend by Washington State commitment Damante Horton, but his team still managed to beat archrival Oakland High School 19-16. For the season, Campbell has posted 18 receptions for 300 yards and five touchdowns. This weekend Oakland Tech (5-1) takes on Fremont at home.

15) Narbonne (Harbor City, Ca.) RB Melvin Davis The big back has helped lead the Gauchos to a 3-3 record and in last week's nail-biting 23-22 win over San Pedro he posted 148 yards rushing and one touchdown. This season he's posted 617 yards and five touchdowns. This weekend Narbonne takes on Washington at home.

16) Auburn (Wa.) S/RB Chris Young Last week Auburn trounced Decatur 71-0 and Young was responsible for two touchdowns, blocking a punt and recovering it in the endzone and then rushing 47 yards for another score. Young has rushed for 509 yards and nine touchdowns this year on offense while helping to pave the way for outstanding juniors Alphonse Wade (599 yards and seven TDs) and Austin Bembody (335 and three) in Auburn's three-headed rushing attack. Defense is where Young is projected at the next level and the big hitter has managed to lead Auburn with 26 tackles and two sacks.

17) Jordan (Long beach, Ca.) LB Princeton Fuimaono It's obvious that the Panthers miss their quarterback and emotional leader John Timu, but Fuimaono has continued to do what he can to keep them in games. From his running back position, Fuimaono has posted over 500 yards rushing while amassing over 40 tackles and four sacks. Jordan is 1-5 and faces Lakewood on the road.

18) Jordan QB/DB John Timu – Is done for the season with an injured knee.

19) Mililani (Hi.) WR/S Taz Stevenson In a 47-35 win over state-power Kahuku, Stevenson had a big game on offense posting eight receptions for 125 yards while totaling eight tackles on defense. Unfortunately, no season stats were available, but Stevenson is widely regarded as one of the most explosive skill position players on the islands.

20) Warren (Downey, Ca.) RB/DB Jesse Callier In a tense 31-21 win over Dominguez, Callier had 249 yards on 33 carries and scored three touchdowns. For the season he's posted 1,486 yards and 21 touchdowns in while leading the Bears to a 5-1 record. This weekend Warren faces off against Lynwood High School at home.


Other top Husky targets...

1) Colton S/RB Derrick Malone Alejandro's teammate posted huge numbers last week – 215 yards rushing and two touchdowns on offense and two tackles on defense – and has been outstanding this season for the Yellowjackets as a leader in the secondary leading the team with eight passes defensed while also posting 37 tackles and three fumble recoveries. He's also managed to post 687 yards rushing on 61 carries and six touchdowns while helping lead Colton to a 5-1 record.

2) Corona (Ca.) RB Jordon James One of the most explosive backs in the country, James has had a solid season missing a game and a half due to an injured shoulder. He's still managed to post 708 yards on 93 carries and five touchdowns. Last week in a 24-17 win over North (Riverside), James notched 84 tough yards as well as two receptions for 14 yards. Corona, now 2-4, faces King High School this weekend.

3) Corona DB Demetrius Wright Wright doubles as a backfield mate of James most of the time, but he does a majority of his damage on defense. The talented two-way star has posted 412 yards and four touchdowns on offense while registering 30 tackles, one sack, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.

4) Culver City (Ca.) LB Victor Burnett Last week, in a crazy 55-44 win over Inglewood, Burnett managed to post seven tackles and had a carry from his fullback position for 18 yards. He's helped lead the Centaurs to a 5-1 record and leads the team in tackles with 82 and has posted two sacks and one interception that he returned for a touchdown. This weekend Burnett and his teammates will take on Santa Monica at home.

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