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Offensive Champion: Cameron Martinez, ATH, 2020
As has been the case all season, there are many Buckeye commitments who could be this week's offensive champion. There can only be one, though, and that champion is Cameron Martinez, who accounted for 42 points of his own in only a half of football.
As many Buckeye fans know by now, Martinez plays quarterback for his high school team and while he can throw, that's not his strength. Martinez is at his best when he is running with the ball, and that was on full display Saturday afternoon. He carried the ball 17 times for 293 yards and seven touchdowns, all in the first half of a first-round playoff game no less.
On the back of his performance, Martinez has his Muskegon High School team riding into the second round of the playoffs with a perfect 10-0 record and eyes on a Michigan state title. Buckeye fans should also look for Martinez to repeat as the Michigan state player of the year.
TD Muskegon (17 sec left in half): @CM240 7th rushing TD of half, this one from 10 yards. PAT good, Big Reds lead 48-7 over Marquette. @MuskCoFootball @OnMuskegon @BigRed_RNetwork pic.twitter.com/zRp51KYSl6— Scott DeCamp (@ScottDeCamp) November 2, 2019
Runner-Up: Jaxon Smith-Njigba, WR, 2020
Martinez is the offensive champion because of his seven-touchdown performance, but Jaxon Smith-Njigba's performance cannot be ignored. On Friday night, it appeared as though Smith-Njigba had this week's offensive champion award locked up after he caught nine passes for 325 receiving yards and 4 touchdowns, including a highlight-reel catch that landed at No. 2 on SportsCenter's top 10 plays.
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Other Notable Performances from Buckeye Commitments:
- Jack Miller threw for three touchdowns, including the game-winning touchdown pass on the final play of the game, while leading an 11-point fourth-quarter comeback.
- Kyle McCord also threw for three touchdowns, all in the first half of a 49-0 blowout win.
- Jayden Ballard and Julian Fleming both had over 100 yards and two touchdowns in wins.
- Marvin Harrison Jr. also caught his first touchdown since committing to Ohio State.
Defensive Champion: Lejond Cavazos, CB, 2020
Ohio State cornerback commit Lejond Cavazos played his last high school game against a talented Hoover High School team on Friday night. While that is bittersweet for Cavazos, he did play his best game of the season in his final game.
Against a Hoover offense led by four-star 2020 Ole Miss quarterback commit Robby Ashford, Cavazos had five tackles and three pass breakups.
With Cavazos now turning his focus to Orlando and the Under Armour All-American game, Buckeye fans should be excited about his future. Cavazos will be in Columbus this spring as an early enrollee challenging for early playing time.
Other Notable Performances from Buckeye Commitments:
- Darrion Henry added another sack to his season total.
- Jack Sawyer had two tackles for loss.
- Mitchell Melton had an interception and a sack.
|JULIAN FLEMING||WR||SOUTHERN COLUMBIA||TOWANDA||WIN, 75-0||2 REC, 108 YARDS AND 2 TOUCHDOWNS|
|PARIS JOHNSON JR.||OT||PRINCETON||MASON||LOSS, 19-35||LED AN OFFENSE THAT HAD 216 TOTAL YARDS (44 RUSHING, 172 PASSING)|
|CLARK PHILLIPS III||CB||LA HABRA||SONORA||WIN, 42-6|
|JAXON SMITH-NJIGBA||WR||ROCKWALL||MESQUITE||WIN, 66-42||9 REC, 325 YARDS AND 4 TOUCHDOWNS|
|GEE SCOTT JR.||WR||EASTSIDE CATHOLIC||BYE|
|LUKE WYPLER||OL||ST. JOSEPH REGIONAL||ST. PETERS PREP||WIN, 24-6|
|MOOKIE COOPER||WR||PATTONVILLE||RULED INELIGIBLE BY THE STATE OF MISSOURI|
|LATHAN RANSOM||S||SALPOINTE||VISTA GRANDE||WIN, 76-0||1 REC, 11 YARDS AND 1 TOUCHDOWN|
|CODY SIMON||LB||ST. PETERS PREP||ST. JOSEPH REGIONAL||LOSS, 6-24|
|KOURT WILLIAMS||LB/S||ST. JOHN BOSCO||SANTA MARGARITA||WIN, 56-10|
|JACOLBE COWAN||DL||PROVIDENCE DAY||BYE|
|DARRION HENRY||DL||PRINCETON||MASON||LOSS, 19-35||4 TOT, 4 SOLO AND 1 SACK|
|JACK MILLER||QB||CHAPARRAL||LIBERTY||WIN, 36-35|
|LEJOND CAVAZOS||CB||IMG ACADEMY||HOOVER||WIN, 38-7||5 TOT, 3 PBU|
|RYAN WATTS||CB||LITTLE ELM||HERITAGE||LOSS, 35-42||3 REC, 71 YARDS AND 1 TOUCHDOWN|
|CAMERON MARTINEZ||ATH||MUSKEGON||MARQUETTE||WIN, 69-7||17 ATT, 293 YARDS AND 7 TOUCHDOWNS|
|GRANT TOUTANT||OL||DE LA SALLE COLLEGIATE||HAD SURGERY ON A TORN LABRUM. OUT FOR THE REST OF THE SEASON|
|JOSH FRYAR||OL||BEECH GROVE||SEASON COMPLETE|
|JOE ROYER||TE||ELDER||LA SALLE||LOSS, 25-27||6 REC, 99 YARDS AND 1 TOUCHDOWN|
|MITCHELL MELTON||OLB||OUR LADY GOOD COUNSEL||BISHOP MACNAMARA||WIN, 52-7||1 INTERCEPTION AND 1 SACK|
|TY HAMILTON||DL||PICKERINGTON CENTRAL||GROVE CITY||WIN, 42-6|
|JAKOB JAMES||OL||ELDER||LA SALLE||LOSS, 25-27||LED AN OFFENSE THAT HAD 437 TOTAL YARDS (171 RUSHING, 266 PASSING)|
|TREY LEROUX||OL||NORWALK||COLUMBIAN||LOSS, 14-29|
|JAKE SEIBERT||K||LA SALLE||ELDER||WIN, 27-25||3/3 XPS, 2/2 FG, LONG OF 43 AND 9 PTS|
|JACK SAWYER||DE||PICKERINGTON NORTH||GAHANNA||WIN, 21-6||5/8 FOR 53 YARDS; 12 ATT, 35 YARDS AND 2 TOUCHDOWNS; 2 TFL, .5 SACK|
|KYLE MCCORD||QB||ST. JOSEPH'S PREP||LA SALLE COLLEGE||WIN, 49-0||8/10 FOR 178 YARDS AND 3 TOUCHDOWNS|
|BEN CHRISTMAN||OL||REVERE||BAY||WIN, 56-0|
|MARVIN HARRISON JR.||WR||ST. JOSEPH'S PREP||LA SALLE COLLEGE||WIN, 49-0||1 REC, 65 YARDS AND 1 TOUCHDOWN|
|JAYDEN BALLARD||WR||MASSILLON WASHINGTON||CANTON MCKINLEY||WIN, 24-14||9 REC, 114 YARDS AND 2 TOUCHDOWNS|
|REID CARRICO||LB||IRONTON||PORTSMOUTH||WIN, 48-7|