With high school football kicking off this past weekend in some parts of the country, it is now officially football season. While many readers here at RCT may not be specifially enamored with the high school game, it's safe to say you probably do care about the high school recruits from the 2011 class that are either committed to the Kansas Jayhawks, or are being pursued by head coach Turner Gill and staff.
The Recruit Roundup is something I did last year for the first month of the season before a laptop harddrive crash wiped out everything I had. But, fret no longer; RCT is back to bring you anything and everything available on the internet about each of these new baby Jayhawks from the Friday night gridiron.
With the first week of the season being a light week of action for our guys, (only five committed and three prospective recruits) we'll keep things short and sweet. I've included a set of links to articles regarding anything and everything to be found about their games this week and a stats compilation. All can be found after the jump.
Cummings leads Roos past Ellison in 2010 lid-lifter
Currently committed quarterback Michael Cummings had himself a ball this weekend against rival Bowie. Athletic quarterbacks that can throw it well are just what the doctor ordered in a Turner Gill offense.
Cats lose heartbreaker
Our favorite boys from Blue Springs, running back Darrian Miller and cornerback Bernard Thomas, along with scholarship offer hopeful wide receiver Jordan Nubine, were downed in what was quite honestly a disappointing game for one of Kansas City's biggest high school football rivalries.
Like Father, Like Son - Travis Bodenstein Carries On Like Dad
An article I found on NWAonline, but one you have to be a subscriber to read. Sounds like a great article about a gread kid. Would definitely be a great read if anyone wants to sign up to read it.
O'Toole, Tigers open strong
Current offensive lineman commit Luke Luhrsen is a part of an Illinois state powerhouse, it seems. Wheaton Warrenville South are ranked number one in the state and are rather prolific on offense. It all starts on the line, right?
Arlington QB's handiwork makes difference in 49-48 OT win over Plano East
If I said that the WW South offense was 'rather prolific' the Arlington High School offense, home of current offensive lineman commit Damon Martin, can be called downright explosive. Max Onyegbule's baby brother is quite the highlight reel.
|Quarterbacks||Interest Level||Result||Comp-Att||Pass Yds||Pass TD||Int||Rush Att.||Rush Yds||Rush TD|
|Michael Cummings||Committed - KU||W, 28-25||12-24||208||2 (20, 12)||0||10||36||1 (3)|
|Bubba Starling||Committed - NU||Team Did Not Play This Week|
|Running Backs||Rush Att.||Rush Yds||Rush TD|
|Dreamius Smith||Committed - KU||Team Did Not Play This Week|
|Darrian Miller||Top 5||L, 6-7||30||107||0||Int. thrown on HB pass|
|Wide Receivers||Rec.||Rec. Yds||Rec. Td|
|Jordan Nubine||No Offers||L, 6-7||4||59||1 (13)|
|JaCorey Shepherd||Committed - KU||L, 0-13||2||16||0|
|Dylan Admire||Committed - KU||Team Did Not Play This Week|
|Travis Bodenstein||Committed - KU||Team Plays Monday Night|
|Phil Ford||Committed - KU||Team Did Not Play This Week|
|Luke Luhrsen||Committed - KU||W, 28-7||QB - 275 yds passing, 3 TD, team ranked #1 in the state|
|Damon Martin||Committed - KU||W, 49-48||QB Miles Onyegbule - 140 pass yds, 218 rush yds. RB - 190 rush yds|
|Bryan Peters||Committed - KU||Team Did Not Play This Week|
|Jason Hensley||Committed - KU||Team Did Not Play This Week|
|Jake Love||Committed - KU||Team Did Not Play This Week|
|Alex Matlock||Committed - KU||W, 27-21||Opponent QB benched after 1st quarter and 53 yds of offense|
|Chris Robinson||Committed - KU||Team Did Not Play This Week|
|Victor Simmons||Committed - KU||Team Did Not Play This Week|
|Bernard Thomas||Top 4||L, 6-7||36 first half yds for opponent, game winning 13 yd TD pass|