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Cincinnati Bearcats Football Recruit Round Up: Week 3


Dennis Norfleet gets his superman on.


In a border war of sorts LaSalle stomped on Cov Cath 41-10 in a game that was called at the half due to KHSAA rules that prohibits play when the heat index tops 104. I have been told, but haven't been able to confirm, that Ryan Leahy isn't playing defense full time and is instead playing OT. I don't think he had previously played any tackle at LaSalle. Also unsure if the motive behind this comes from the UC coaches wanting him to gain experience where they intend to play him, which is possible.

Andre Jones and the Colerain Cardinals continue their metaphorical March to the Sea dominating Ryle 37-0. The Cards pitched the defensive shutout and held the Raiders to 138 yards of total offense, just 38 of them through the air. Andre Jones had a pick 6 seen here.

Elsewhere in the Tri-State Maderia and Kyle Williamson absolutely rolled CHCA 35-6. The Mustangs rolled up north of 300 yards rushing on the night.

Troy and Marcus Foster went down to Middletown on Friday by the score of 29-21. The Trojans simply had no answers for E.J. Junior and Jalin Marshall in the second half after taking a 7-6 lead into halftime. No word on Marcus Fosters individual stats

Rounding out the Ohio action Jeremy Graves and the Maple Heights Mustangs traveled to Columbus to take on the Northland Vikings. Heights won going away 37-6 and graves had two TD's on the night.


Warren Central is blowing everyone up at this point. 55-7 over Lawrence North. Deionte Buckley had 146 yards in two quarters of work. Nothing official on the work of Josh Posley and Jonathan Burt.

Kevin Brown and the Lawrence Central Bears cruised to a 51-6 win over Perry Meridian.


Dennis Nofleet is on an early season tear for Detroit King.  The Crusaders won 26-14 and Dennis Norfleet turned in another dominating performance. 186 yards and 2 TDs on a staggering 34 carries. So far in two games Norfleet has lived up to the Quiz Rodgers redux talk by carrying the ball 68 times in two games.

Leviticus Payne and Southfield were outplayed against Farmington Hills Harrison losing 28-14 to the defending 2A state champions.

Leaving the Metro area Grand Blanc and Lester Liston lost a heart breaker 35-31 to visiting Canton. Liston contributed 62 yard TD catch on offense and a couple of sacks on defense.


Bennie Coney and the Plant City Raiders romped to 69-6 victory over visiting Strawberry Crest. Coney went for 270 yards and 2 TD's on 16 of 22 passing and added 88 more yards on the ground.

Erroll Clarke and the Miami Central Rockets will have to wait another week to kick off their season as the game was cancelled due to weather conditions Friday night.


Drake Bruns and the Highlands Blue Birds took on Dixie Heights and Zeke Pike. The Auburn bound QB had nothing going as Bruns and the Blue Bird defense were stifling in a 61-13 route. I watched this game on cable and came away impressed with Bruns. He plays FS for Highlands and is good in coverage and a sound tackler. He took a punt 63 yards for a score in the 3rd quarter. This is the first time I have seen Bruns in any capacity and I came away pretty impressed.

Still no word on the status of Vinny Miller and his continued absense from the Henry Clay team. The Blue Devils went down once more 34-21 to Belfry, falling to 0-3 on the year.


Alex Dale and the Memphis University School Owls traveled south to Batesville Mississippi to take on the Nationally Ranked Tigers of South Panola. MUS fell 19-7 on the night, but the Owls acquitted themselves well holding the Tigers to just 233 yards of offense.