Published December 16, 2013 - 4:00pmNEW: Follow on facebook -
Florida commitment Dalvin Cook, who has recently said he is weighing his options and will make an announcement on Jan. 2, rushed for 223 yards and four touchdowns on just 19 carries to lead nationally-ranked Miami Central to a state championship in Florida this weekend. Cook rushed for 1,940 yards and 34 touchdowns this year, finishing his career with 4,267 yards rushing.
Fellow Gator commit, 2015 WR recruit Da’Vante Phillips, also plays for Miami Central and caught four passes for 92 yards and a touchdown in the blowout 52-7 state title win over Armwood.
- Georgia-bound running back Sony Michel had a fine ending to an amazing prep career. The American Heritage (Fla.) back rushed for three touchdowns in his team’s 66-8 state championship win over Clay (Fla.). He only needed 13 carries for 98 yards in the blowout. Michel finished his senior year with 1,840 yards and 24 touchdowns, while he finished his long career with 6,659 yards and 81 touchdowns on 820 carries. “It meant a lot,” Michel told the Miami Herald. “I had a lot of emotions, some flashbacks while it was going on. It’s hard to believe that was my final game in high school football. All these years, now it’s time to celebrate. State champs. I like the sound of that.”
- Missouri running back commitment Thomas Wilson had reason to celebrate on Friday. He led his Buford (Ga.) team with 118 yards rushing on 14 carries with two touchdowns in Buford’s state championship win in Georgia. Another thing to be proud of? Wilson, who could play one of many positions for the Tigers next year, was a big part of helping set the new Georgia state record for team points scored with 707. Also, his team’s title was its sixth in the past seven years. Wilson also had six tackles in the state title game.
- Also in Georgia, an athlete several SEC schools would love to land, Myles Autry, returned a kickoff 92 yards for a touchdown to help Norcross (Ga.) get out of a two touchdown deficit and go on to win the Class AAAAAA championship. Also, big-time SEC target Lorenzo Carter—a consensus five-star prospect—plays for Norcross. On the other side of the field, Missouri WR prospect Nate Brown caught a touchdown in the game for North Gwinnett (Ga.).