For most of the Buckeye commits, the playoffs are now underway as they finish out their high school careers. After this past week, 11 of the 17 commits are still playing football.
Ohio State Recruiting: Prep Report
By Tony Gerdeman
Tyquan Lewis (DE/OLB), Tarboro, NC Tarboro HS
Tarboro kickstarted their NCHSAA 2A playoff run with a 53-13 first-round victory over Beddingfield. Tarboro was led by running back Quentin Roberson, who finished with 158 yards rushing and three touchdowns. Tyquan Lewis had a sack in the game as well.
Tim Gardner (OL), Indianapolis, IN Lawrence Central HS
Gardner helped lead the way to a 21-7 5A Sectional Championship with a win over North Central. Lawrence Central ran for three touchdowns in the game.
Taivon Jacobs (WR), District Heights, MD Suitland HS
Suitland (9-1) capped its regular season with a 49-7 win over Eleanor Roosevelt (the school, not the former First Lady). Suitland used five first-half turnovers to put up 42 points at the half. Jacobs caught three passes for 74 yards, including a 42-yard touchdown to cap the team's scoring in the third quarter.
Michael Hill (DT), Pendleton, SC Pendleton HS
Hill's season is over due to a finger injury.
Darron Lee (ATH), New Albany, OH New Albany HS
New Albany defeated Beechcroft 25-6 in a Division II regional quarterfinal. Lee made several big plays to set up scores for New Albany, including passes of 44 and 32 yards. He finished 3-8 passing for 95 yards, and rushed for 29 yards on eight carries.
Johnny Townsend (P), Orlando, FL Boone HS
Boone moved to 5-4 with a 42-21 win over Cypress Creek on Senior Night.
Joey Bosa (DL), Fort Lauderdale, FL St. Thomas Aquinas
St. Thomas Aquinas took to the road for a 53-0 rout over Cooper City. The Raiders (7-2) led 39-0 at the half, outgaining Cooper City 336 yards to -31.
J.T. Barrett (QB), Wichita Falls, TX Rider HS
Barrett's season is over due to a knee injury.
Tracy Sprinkle (DL), Elyria, OH Elyria HS
Sprinkle's season is over. His Elyria team finished 7-3 on the year.
Marcus Baugh (TE), Riverside, CA J.W. North HS
Baugh led the way on defense with 14 tackles and an interception in North's 28-7 win over Arlington, which improves the Huskies to 6-4 on the season. Baugh also had three receptions for 68 yards. He carried the ball once for five yards and was 0-2 passing. He also punted three times for 118 yards.
Ezekiel Elliott (RB), St. Louis, MO, John Burroughs HS
John Burroughs won a first-round playoff game last week thanks to a forfeit, so Elliott and company had a few touchdowns bottled up in them waiting to get out. Expecting their opponent Soldan to load the box against Elliott, the Bombers went to a passing attack and it led to a 50-6 win. Elliott only rushed for 57 yards on eleven carries, but four went for touchdowns. He also had four receptions for 109 yards, including touchdowns of 46 and 52 yards. He added an interception and fumble recovery on defense as well.
Jayme Thompson (DB), Toledo, OH, Central Catholic HS
Central Catholic opened their playoff run with a 50-7 win over Midview. Central quarterback Deshone Kizer accounted for six first-half touchdowns as the Irish led 43-0 at the half.
Evan Lisle (OT), Centerville, OH, Centerville HS
Lisle's season is over. Centerville finished their season with a 6-4 record.
Eli Woodard (CB), Voorhees, NJ, Eastern HS
Eastern fell to 6-3 on the season with a 19-18 loss to Lenape. According to Rivals, Woodard finished the game with seven tackles and a forced fumble. He also had five receptions for 70 yards.
Billy Price (DL/OL), Youngstown, OH, Austintown Fitch
Fitch ended their season with a 35-26 loss to St. Ignatius in the first round of the playoffs. They finished 9-2 on the season.
Jalin Marshall (QB), Middletown, OH, Middletown HS
Middletown went 4-6 this season. Marshall finished with 765 yards passing and 11 touchdowns, and rushed for 1,421 yards and 14 touchdowns.
Cameron Burrows (DB), Trotwood, OH, Trotwood HS
Burrows' defense played a part in Trotwood's (9-2) 48-0 shutout win over Mount Healthy in the first round of the OHSAA Division II playoffs.
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