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SEC commits fare well in state title games

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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.).




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  1. Brian, this is making my football wolf hair stand up. Missouri 2013 class is under-rated and so is their 2014. Example: Eddie Printz class of 2013 has been completing 90% of his passes, and Hosick is a State Champion heavy weight wrestler in a skill position body (QB) to put this in perspective, He had to wrestle Missouri Center Evan Boehm. If you are not from a wrestling state this might not mean much to you but wrestlers have a toughness about them that is super-football.

    • I hear ya Wolfman, and I saw your post on the other thread. First off — Eddie Printz is one of my favs from my Sporting News time. Ed Sr. and I still keep in touch. UCLA screwed up with this kid, but now he’s at Mizzou and I’m telling ya, this kid will compete with Mauk in the coming years. He’s good. Mora messed up. Anyway, I hear ya.