Ohio State recruits the top high school players all across the country every season. Prep Tracker will provide a weekly glimpse into how each Ohio State commitment performs.
KEY STATS AND QUICK NOTES FROM WEEK FOUR OF THE HIGH SCHOOL SEASON:
- Ohio State commitments and their teams had a record of 16-7 this past week.
- Lejond Cavazos and his IMG Academy team outlasted Kyle McCord and St. Joseph's Prep for a 31-25 victory in a top-25 high school matchup.
- St. John Bosco, led by Kourt Williams, topped Good Counsel and Mitchell Melton in a West Coast matchup.
- Jack Sawyer played quarterback for his high school team after their starting signal-caller got injured.
- Ty Hamilton and his Pickerington Central team improved to 3-0 after beating Naperville Central, a team from Illinois. Pickerington Central has now won games against teams from Florida, Indiana and Illinois to open the season.
Each week this high school season, Eleven Warriors will highlight an offensive and defensive champion of the week among the players committed to Ohio State. Let's get the Week 4 edition of the prep tracker started with the offensive champion of the week.
OFFENSIVE CHAMPION OF THE WEEK: JAKE SEIBERT, K, 2020
Seibert is sometimes a bit of a forgotten man in 2020 class mainly because he's a kicker, but he did more than just kick for his high school team on Friday night.
Playing for Cincinnati powerhouse La Salle High School, Seibert starts at wide receiver for the Lancers, and he is no slouch at the position.
Facing Mansfield, Seibert had six catches for 110 yards and three touchdowns, two of which came in the first half. After each of his touchdowns, Seibert teed the ball up and put it through the uprights. Not only did he score three touchdowns, but he also kicked five extra points and knocked a 35-yard field goal, making him the choice for offensive champion of the week.
Other notable offensive performances from Ohio State commitments:
- Jack Sawyer had 205 total yards and four touchdowns in his first game at quarterback for Pickerington North.
- Julian Fleming, Jaxon Smith-Njigba, and Gee Scott Jr. each had at least 105 receiving yards and two touchdowns.
- Cameron Martinez continues to run wild in Michigan, where he had 240 yards and three touchdowns on Friday.
- Jayden Ballard, Ohio State's 2021 wide receiver commitment, had more than 90 yards and two touchdowns.
- Ohio State's most recent commitment, linebacker Reid Carrico, also had more than 150 all-purpose yards and a pair of touchdowns.
DEFENSIVE CHAMPION OF THE WEEK: REID CARRICO, LB, 2021
In Carrico's first game since committing to Ohio State, Carrico showed exactly why he was so highly coveted by Ohio State and Al Washington. He totaled 15 tackles in the game, including three tackles for loss.
Carrico is the heart and soul of his high school team. With Carrico in the fold that tradition to continue, Ohio State hopes to continue its tradition of strong linebacker play. To have double-digit tackles and a few stops behind the line is impressive and earns Carrico the defensive champion of the week.
Other notable defensive performances from Ohio State commitments:
- Jack Sawyer got his ninth sack of the season through only three games.
- Mitchell Melton once again had double-digit tackles, including one sack.
- Clark Phillips had his fourth interception of the season.
Check back next week to see how Ohio State's football commitments performed in their high school games and find out who Eleven Warriors named as the offensive and defensive champions of the week.
|JULIAN FLEMING||WR||SOUTHERN COLUMBIA||SHAMOKIN AREA||WIN, 62-0||3 REC, 105 YARDS, AND 3 TOUCHDOWNS|
|PARIS JOHNSON JR.||OT||PRINCETON||SYCAMORE||LOSS, 13-16||LED AN OFFENSE THAT HAD 250 TOTAL YARDS (168 RUSHING, 82 PASSING)|
|CLARK PHILLIPS III||CB||LA HABRA||CALABASAS||LOSS, 35-46||5 TOT, 2 PBU, AND 1 INTERCEPTION. 3 REC, 55 YARDS, 1 TOUCHDOWN|
|JAXON SMITH-NJIGBA||WR||ROCKWALL||BOWIE||WIN, 58-33||7 REC, 158 YARDS, AND 2 TOUCHDOWNS|
|GEE SCOTT JR.||WR||EASTSIDE CATHOLIC||CENTRAL CATHOLIC||WIN, 44-21||5 REC, 116 YARDS, AND 2 TOUCHDOWNS|
|LUKE WYPLER||OL||ST. JOSEPH REGIONAL||CARDINAL HAYES||WIN, 33-7|
|MOOKIE COOPER||WR||PATTONVILLE||TRANSFERRED HIGH SCHOOLS. ELIGIBILITY YET TO BE CONFIRMED.|
|CODY SIMON||LB||ST. PETERS PREP||BYE|
|KOURT WILLIAMS||LB/S||ST. JOHN BOSCO||GOOD COUNSEL||WIN, 31-8|
|DARRION HENRY||DL||PRINCETON||SYCAMORE||LOSS, 13-16||4 TOT|
|LEJOND CAVAZOS||CB||IMG ACADEMY||ST. JOSEPH'S PREP||WIN, 31-25||5 TOT|
|CAMERON MARTINEZ||ATH||MUSKEGON||EAST GRAND RAPIDS||WIN, 28-23||27 ATT, 243 YARDS, AND 3 TOUCHDOWNS|
|GRANT TOUTANT||OL||DE LA SALLE COLLEGIATE||OLD REDFORD ACADEMY||WIN, 51-0|
|JOSH FRYAR||OL||BEECH GROVE||INDIANAPOLIS SCECINA||LOSS, 35-55|
|JOE ROYER||TE||ELDER||CLEARWATER ACADEMY INTERNATIONAL||WIN, 60-54||6 REC, 106 YARDS, AND 2 TOUCHDOWNS|
|MITCHELL MELTON||OLB||OUR LADY GOOD COUNSEL||ST. JOHN BOSCO||LOSS. 8-31||12 TOT, 1 SACK|
|TY HAMILTON||DL||PICKERINGTON CENTRAL||NAPERVILLE CENTRAL||WIN, 49-28|
|JAKOB JAMES||OL||ELDER||CLEARWATER ACADEMY INTERNATIONAL||WIN, 60-54||LED AN OFFENSE THAT HAD 439 TOTAL YARDS (213 RUSHING, 226 PASSING)|
|TREY LEROUX||OL||NORWALK||PORT CLINTON||WIN, 42-7|
|JAKE SEIBERT||K||LA SALLE||MANSFIELD (MA)||WIN, 38-16||6 REC, 110 YARDS, AND 3 TOUCHDOWNS. 1/1 FG, 35 LONG, 5/5 XPS, 8 POINTS|
|JACK SAWYER||DE||PICKERINGTON NORTH||OLENTANGY ORANGE||WIN, 38-17||6/11 FOR 70 YARDS AND 1 TOUCHDOWN. 16 ATT, 134 YARDS, AND 3 TOUCHDOWNS. 1 SACK|
|KYLE MCCORD||QB||ST. JOSEPH'S PREP||IMG ACADEMY||LOSS, 25-31|
|BEN CHRISTMAN||OL||REVERE||CVCA||LOSS, 24-38||LED AN OFFENSE THAT HAD 393 TOTAL YARDS (154 RUSHING, 239 PASSING). 6 TOT, 3 TFL, AND 1 SACK|
|JAYDEN BALLARD||WR||MASSILLON WASHINGTON||HARDING||WIN, 49-7||7 REC, 97 YARDS, AND 2 TOUCHDOWNS|
|REID CARRICO||LB||IRONTON||FAIRLAND||WINM 49-7||8 ATT, 68 YARDS, AND 1 TOUCHDOWN. 3 REC, 83 YARDS, AND 1 TOUCHDOWN. 15 TOT, 3 TFL|