Rivals.com National Recruiting Director Mike Farrell’s thought-provoking Three-Point Stance is here with breakout performers from Week 2, some standout true freshmen and rating the week’s biggest commitments.
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Let’s take a look at some breakout performers from Week 2. These are guys who may be kickstarting their careers (or final seasons) with a great week.
RB Kylin Hill - Mississippi State. He had 17 carries for 211 yards and two scores plus one reception for a 16 yard TD. He had 393 yards rushing all of last season, so he’s one of the SEC’s brightest newcomers.
WR Kendrick Rogers – Texas A&M. He had seven catches for 120 yards and two scores in loss to Clemson after having 11 catches for 99 yards all of last season.
QB Terry Wilson – Kentucky. He was 11 for 16 for 151 yards and two touchdowns and also had 10 rushes for 105 yards and another score in a big win over Florida.
WR Thayor Thomas - NC State. He had 9 catches for 114 yards and a score in win over Georgia State and was just a walk on freshman before being put on scholarship.
DL Neil Farrell – LSU. Had 4 tackles, 1.5 sacks in win over Southeaster Louisiana after having 5 tackles all last season.
WR Tylan Wallace - Oklahoma State. Had 10 catches for 166 yards and a score after having seven catches for 118 yards all of last season.
WR Jalen Hurd – Baylor. Had eight catches for 136 yards and a score to kickstart his new career as a pass catcher.
And now to the youngsters, the true freshmen who stood out to me. These aren’t all of them of course so stop complaining, just the few that really impressed me.
RB Leddie Brown – West Virginia. Had 15 carries for 115 yards and a score in a win over Youngstown State.
WR Anthony Schwartz – Auburn. Had three catches for 67 yards and a touchdown.
RB Stevie Scott – Indiana. Had 31 rushes for 204 yards and a score in win over Virginia.
RB Jermar Jefferson - Oregon State. Had 22 rushes for 238 yards and four touchdowns as well as 3 receptions for 27 yards in a win over Southern Utah.
RB Keaontay Ingram – Texas. Had 10 rushes for 64 yards and a touchdown in a win over Tulsa as well as 3 receptions for 14 yards.
OL Cade Mays – Georgia. Joined the first unit after Andrew Thomas went down with an ankle injury.
For a regular season week, there were a lot of big commitments that went down. Here’s the top 10 based on national importance…
1. WR Demond Demas, Texas A&M (2020) – A huge get for the Aggies for 2020, he’s one of the more dynamic receivers in his class and could be a future five-star.
2. OL Trey Wedig, Wisconsin (2020) – A perfect fit for what Wisconsin wants to do and a potential dominant future All-American.
3. QB Malik Hornsby, Texas A&M (2020) – A highly coveted signal-caller for the 2020 class, this is close to landing Demas when it comes to national and regional importance. Jimbo Fisher and staff are on a roll for 2020.
4. DB Nick Cross, Florida State – Not unexpected but it’s finally official and he’s a hard hitter who can keep the defensive back tradition alive and well at FSU. He complements what they have in this class very well.
5. RB Dedrick Mills, Nebraska – A powerful runner who bounces off tacklers, he’s a downhill guy with some wiggle who will get stronger as the game wears on.
6. OL Will Harrod, Florida – The Gators land a coveted lineman at a position of need and a guy who could impact on the field early despite how difficult it can be for offensive linemen to adjust to college.
7. DE Michael Morris, Michigan – A hard-nosed, athletic kid who can come off the edge but also play the run, he’s a great fit for Don Brown’s defense as he’s very balanced.
8. LB Kane Patterson, Clemson – A smart, heady and instinctual player, he’s also a very good athlete and can cover a lot of ground for Clemson. He can also play a couple of linebacker positions I believe.
9. DB Jaydon Hill, Florida – A very good cover corner with good length and a frame to add size. He could be a sleeper in this class.
10. OL Troy Fautanu, Washington – A physical and athletic lineman who has plenty of room to add weight and strength. He could play guard or tackle at the next level.