The number one prospect in the state, Marlon Brown, 6-5, 205 pound wide receiver from Memphis-Harding Academy had a big week in his team's fourth win. Brown had three receptions for 107 yards and one touchdown. Brown took in a visit this weekend to watch Tennessee take on Florida. The Volunteers along with the Gators are in Brown's top five.
Another big time performance in the Memphis area came from Jamal Ramsey, 6-1, 174 pound quarterback from Franklin-Battle Ground Academy. Ramsey, a Miami Ohio commitment, showed off his throwing abilities in a 35-21 win over Memphis-Briarcrest. He finished the game completing eight out of twelve passes for 137 yards, and three touchdowns.
Staying in West Tennessee another dual threat quarterback who had a good game, but was not able to get his team to victory was Savannah-Hardin County quarterback Will Gilchrist. He provides a solid combination of mobility and precise passing have helped Gilchrist all season, but this week against Memphis-Brighton scoring was not the problem. Gilchrist's team gave up 48 points in a losing effort of 48-21. On offense Gilchrist was 12 of 32 for 226 yards, and two touchdowns.
Germantown-Houston mixed it up offensively to roll on past Memphis-Wooddale. The Mustangs were led by a ground attack from Nick Nelms, who rushed for 140 yards on 13 carries. Also contributing to the winning effort was running back James Walker, who carried the ball five times for 55 yards and two touchdowns. Nathan Jolley, 6-2, 200 pound quarterback rushed for 50 yards on only four carries. The Mustangs of Germantown continued to look strong in a winning effort of 42-7 over Memphis-Wooddale.
Staying out in the Memphis area fans took in a huge performance for Memphis-Whitehaven. The Tigers from Memphis-Whitehaven have been led all season by strong play from linebacker Derrick Webb and safety Gene Robinson, but this past Friday night the offense sparked a little more than usual. Running back Cortez Mosby, 5-10, 200 pounds, led the way with 159 yards on 26 carries, and one touchdown. The Tigers also saw a big performance from wide receiver Jeremy Pryor, who hauled in 137 yards on four receptions including an 80 yard touchdown. One of the top class of 2010 prospects to watch for is junior quarterback Fred Flenorl, who completed five out of ten passes for 151 yards and a touchdown.
Check PrepTennessee.com for more updates from this past Friday's action including games in Middle Tennessee and East Tennessee. Also make sure to check back as we begin to get updates from some of the top prospects in the state and their status in recruiting.