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How Arizona’s commits performed in Week 10

Let’s take a look at how the future Wildcats did last weekend

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Grant Gunnell, QB, St. Pius X

Result: Bye

School Record: 7-1

Game Stats: 21 for 31, 487 yds, 5 TD, 2 INT; 4 car, 21 yds, 0 TD

Season Stats: 205 for 301, 3221 yds, 37 TD, 4 INT; 68 car, 433 yds, 7 TD

Game Notes: Gunnell and the Panthers had a bye week.

Next Game: vs. Antonian Prep, Nov. 2

Kwabena Watson, DE/OLB, Edison

Result: Neutral-site loss to Bullard, 42-7

School Record: 5-5

Game Stats: 5 tackles (Unconfirmed, based on clips)

Season Stats: Unknown tackles, 17.0 TFL, 10.0 sacks (confirmed through interview)

Game Notes: Edison did not have the game it had hoped, falling to conference rival Bullard 42-7. Watson had a good showing based off his game film. He showed off great eye discipline and his good tackling. He bounced around the defense and shows that he has more versatility than given credit for.

Next Game: neutral-site playoff game against Ridgeview, Nov. 2

Jaxen Turner, S, Rancho Verde

Result: Road victory against Heritage, 17-10

School Record: 10-0

Game Stats: 5 rec, 76 yds, 1 TD

Season Stats: 13 tackles, 1 INT, 2 PBU; 9 rec, 167 yds, 1 TD; 9 car, 72 yds, 3 TD (Incomplete stats)

Game Notes: Turner had himself a game. He called his own success before the game, and he called it spot on. He caught the game winning touchdown for Mustangs as they completed a perfect regular season. It is off the the playoffs for Turner and RVHS. There were no clips of Turner during the game, but there was this pretty cool interview with him afterward.

Next Game: home playoff game against Tesoro, Nov. 2

Maurice Gaines Jr., CB, St. Thomas More

Result: Home win over St. Joseph’s (Ottawa, Canada), 34-0

School Record: 4-2

Game Stats: Unknown

Season Stats: 3 tackles, 1 INT, 1 PBU (Unconfirmed, based off clips)

Game Notes: Gaines didn’t have much film from the game on Saturday with only one clip. It’s kind of tough to gauge how Gaines performed based off the clip.

Next Game: at Capital Prep Harbor, Nov. 3

Jalen Johnson, WR, Eleanor Roosevelt

Result: Away loss to Centennial, 84-14

School Record: 5-5

Game Stats: Unknown

Season Stats: 31 rec, 602 yds, 5 TD (Incomplete stats)

Game Notes: The game was one-sided but the bright spot for Roosevelt was no doubt Jalen Johnson. He was on point all night and the below highlights show that. He was a great deep threat option for the Mustangs and showed that he can also be a short crossing route threat, turning up the speed once he has the ball in his hands. He even shows great awareness of where the sideline is during a couple of plays. Johnson is someone who has taken a major step in his game from his junior season.

Next Game: neutral-site playoff game against Sierra Canyon, Nov. 2

Kane Bradford, DT, Skyline

Result: Away victory against Molina, 62-0

School Record: 5-2

Game Stats: Unknown

Season Stats: 10 tackles, 6.5 TFL, 1.0 sack (Unconfirmed, based off clips)

Game Notes: There wasn’t any film or stats for Bradford in Skyline’s 62-0 stomping of Molina

Next Game: vs. Berkner, Nov. 1

Chris Roland, DB, William Knight

Result: Home victory against Palmdale, 42-21

School Record: 8-2

Game Stats: 2 tackles, 1.0 TFL, ; 9 rec, 98 yds, 2 TD

Season Stats: 46 tackles, 3.0 TFL, 5 INT, 2 PBU, 1 forced fumble; 64 rec, 1079 yds, 12 TD

Game Notes: Roland is still one of the funnest commits to watch. He started off with an impressive kickoff return for a touchdown after he caught a 10-yard backwards pitch from his teammate. He then proceeded to outrun everybody. He had his normal production offensively and also recorded his third tackle for a loss of the season as he blew through the O-line and dropped the ball carrier.

Next game: neutral-site playoff game against Polytechnic, Nov. 2

Derrion Clark, LB, South Oak Cliff

Result: Road victory against Seagoville, 56-0

School Record: 7-1

Game Stats: 16 tackles and 1.0 TFL

Season Stats: 68 tackles, 13.0 TFL, 1.0 sack (Incomplete, not all games have been updated)

Game Notes: Clark went off against Seagoville, there really isn’t another word to describe it. He is quickly climbing up the ladder of impressive players in the class and is someone I’m becoming more and more excited about. He plays a disciplined and patient style, and explodes once he diagnoses the play. A good example is around the 24-25 second mark in the highlights below. He is the player with pink cleats, just so you can spot him. He drops back in coverage and when he realizes that the QB is about to take off and that he can make the play, he covers 10 yards in about a second and drops the QB. Insane.

Next Game: at Kimball, Nov. 2

Michael Wiley, RB, Strake Jesuit

Result: Road victory against Brazoswood, 62-0

School Record: 7-1

Game Stats: 15 car, 160 yds, 3 TD

Season Stats: 115 car, 894 yds, 12 TD; 11 rec, 158 yds, 0 TD (Incomplete stats)

Game Notes: Below is a nice 45-yard touchdown run by Wiley, where he hits the hole and outruns the defense until about the end. The season stats above are incomplete and are missing a couple of games. But on Friday night, Wiley became the first Strake Jesuit player to ever rush for 1,000 yards in back to back seasons. Pretty cool accolade there.

Next Game: vs. George Ranch, Nov. 2

Jordan Morgan, OT, Marana

Result: Away victory against Nogales, 50-0

School Record: 7-3

Game Stats: N/A

Season Stats: N/A

Game Notes: Marana had itself a day against Nogales, winning 50-0. Wasn’t able to find any defensive stats for Nogales, so I don’t know if they had any tackles for loss or sacks. But Marana had 150 yards rushing on 21 carries and two touchdowns. That’s good for 7.1 yards per cary during the game. That is a great job run blocking for Morgan and the rest of the o-line. And after a dominating win, Morgan made his way to Arizona Stadium on an unofficial visit to watch UA kick the Ducks back to Eugene.

Next Game: road playoff game against Cienega, Nov. 2

Eddie Siaumau, OLB/DE, Leone

Result: Home loss to Samoana, 32-26

School Record: 2-4

Game Stats: N/A

Season Stats: N/A

Game Notes: Siaumau and Leone dropped their game to Samoana. Leone is sitting fourth out of five high schools in American Samoa.

Next Game: N/A

Kyle Ostendorp, P, Desert Vista

Result: Home victory against Queen Creek, 35-28

School Record: 9-1

Game Stats: 2 punts, 75 yards, 37.5 avg, 45-yd long, 1 Insid the 20

Season Stats: 28 punts, 1167 yds, 41.7 avg, 62 yd long, 12 Inside the 20

Game Notes: Desert Vista finished the season strong with a 7-point win over Queen Creek. Ostendorp booted two kicks down the field, averaging 37.5 yards per punt. He did have one downed inside the 20-yard line.

Next Game: home playoff game against Chaparral, Nov. 2

Ahina Aitogi, OL, Fort Scott CC

Result: Away loss to Iowa Western CC, 39-7

School Record: 2-6

Game Stats: N/A

Season Stats: N/A

Game Notes: Fort Scott continued its rough season, dropping its game against Iowa Western CC. I enjoy watching Aitogi play. He is aggressive and loves contact. He has a really nasty streak and I love that in offensive linemen. On one play, he engaged his man and slammed him to the ground. I love it.

Next Game: vs. Iowa Central CC, Nov. 3