October 12, 2011

Week Seven Rewind

In week seven of the high school football season, a number of 2012 Alabama commitments shined under the Friday night lights. Find out how everybody in the 2012 recruiting class performed in this edition of the Week Rewind.


1. Ryan Anderson



Week Seven: Anderson finished with six tackles, including two for a loss in a 42-21 win over Robertsdale. Daphne (7-0) will travel to rival Fairhope on Thursday for the Jubilee Cup. The game will be televised on Fox Sports South, and TideSports.com will also be on hand to bring you full coverage.

For the season: 51 tackles, 14 TFL, 10.5 sacks, 3 FF.

Anderson scouting video

2. Dakota Ball

Defensive lineman

Pepperell (Lindale, Ga.)

Week Seven: Not available

For the season: Not available

Ball scouting


3. Chris Black

Wide receiver

First Coast (Jacksonville)

Week Seven: In a rematch of last year's playoff loss, First Coast (5-0) scored a touchdown in the final minute to defeat Fleming Island, 27-20, and remain unbeaten. Black had a quiet night with just four catches for 45 yards. The Buccaneers host Yulee and top 2013 running back Derrick Henry on Friday night.

For the season: 2 receiving touchdowns, three rushing touchdowns, 2 punt returns for touchdowns.

Black scouting


4. Amari Cooper

Wide receiver

Northwestern (Miami)

Week Seven: Cooper got the chance to rest up with a bye last weekend. Northwestern (4-1) will play at Columbus on Friday in a game that also features Crimson Tide target Deon Bush, a defensive back prospect who visited Tuscaloosa for the Vanderbilt game.

For the season: 18 receptions for 434 yards and 4 touchdowns.

Cooper scouting video

5. Kenyan Drake


Hillgrove (Powder Springs, Ga.)

Week Seven: In his toughest game of the year to date, Drake racked up 188 yards on 25 carries to help lead Hillgrove (6-0) to a 12-10 victory over its rival McEachern. The Hawks will travel to North Cobb on Friday.

For the season: 88 rushes for 829 yards, 8 touchdowns, 10 receptions for 193 yards, 4 touchdowns, 1 kickoff return touchdown.

Drake scouting


6. Casey Gladney

Wide receiver

Columbia (Columbia, S.C.)

Week Seven: Gladney had 5 receptions for 63 yards and two touchdowns in Columbia's 44-35 win over Gilbert. He added 22 yards on three rushing attempts and a two-point conversion run. He punted once for 45 yards. Columbia (5-2) plays at Batesville-Leesburg on Friday.

For the season: 42 receptions for 826 yards and 12 touchdowns, 9 rushes for 103 yards.


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7. Brandon Greene

Offensive lineman

Cedar Grove (Ellenwood, Ga.)

Week Seven: On homecoming, Greene played sparingly as Cedar Grove (5-2) won easily, defeating Arabia Mountain 40-0. The Saints travel to Woodward Academy on Friday. Greene was originally scheduled to visit Alabama on Saturday for the Vanderbilt game but wasn't able to make it.

For the season: N/A

Greene scouting


8. Adam Griffith


Calhoun (Calhoun, Ga.)

Week Seven: Griffith went 4 of 4 on PAT attempts in Calhoun's 65-7 win against North Murray.

For the season: 6 of 9 FGs, 26 of 26 PATs.


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9. Caleb Gulledge

Offensive lineman


Week Seven: Prattville rushed for 372 yards behind Gulledge and the rest of the offensive line as the Lions defeated Carver-Montgomery, 45-12, last weekend. Prattville (5-2) will play at Russell this Friday.

For the season: N/A.

10. Tyler Hayes



Week Seven: Hayes put together one of his best performances of the year on Friday as Thomasville (7-0) rallied in the fourth quarter to defeat UMS-Wright. On defense, he finished with 12 tackles, three for a loss, two sacks and a forced fumble. He also ran the ball 11 times for 145 yards. Thomasville will host W.S. Neal this weekend.

For the season: 43 carries for 393 yards and 4 touchdowns, 4 receptions for 131 yards and a touchdown and 69 tackles, 12 TFL, 3 sacks, 3 forced fumbles and a fumble recovery.

Hayes scouting


11. Darren Lake

Defensive tackle

Sumter Central (Livingston)

Week Seven: In a 63-6 win over Holt, Lake played only the first half and a series or two in the third quarter. He finished with three tackles, two for a loss, but wreaked havoc in the backfield most of the night. Sumter Central (5-2) plays at Jemison on Friday.

For the season: Coming.

12. Dillon Lee


Buford (Buford, Ga.)

Week Seven: Not available.

For the season: Not available.

Lee scouting


13. Alec Morris


Allen (Allen, Texas)

Week Seven: In a televised game on ESPN2, Morris got out of the gates slow but picked it up in the second half as Allen rallied to defeat Plano East, 42-38. Morris finished 20 of 29 for 276 yards and two touchdowns. Allen (6-0) returns home to face Plano West this weekend.

For the season: 89 of 144, 1,352 yards, 17 touchdowns, 2 rushing touchdowns.

Morris scouting video

14. Darius Philon

Defensive End

Vigor (Mobile)

Week Seven: Philon recorded a tackle, a sack and recovered a fumble in Vigor's 57-13 win over Faith Academy. Vigor (5-2) plays at Spanish Fort on Friday.

For the season: 30 tackles, 3 sacks, 7 TFL, 3 QB hurries, 2 fumble recoveries, and a forced fumble.

Philon scouting video

15. Reggie Ragland


Bob Jones (Madison)

Week Six: For the second week in a row, the opposing offense tried to take Ragland out of the game by either running away from him or double-teaming him. He finished with four tackles in a 37-14 win over Huntsville. Bob Jones (6-

0) will travel to Buckhorn on Friday. Ragland plans to be back in Tuscaloosa for the Vanderbilt game.

For the season: 42 tackles, 13 TFL and 1 receiving touchdown.


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16. Geno Smith

Defensive Back

St. Pius X (Atlanta)

Week Seven: Smith had the weekend off. St. Pius X (6-0) will honor Smith and the rest of the senior class on Friday as a part of Senior Night as the Golden Lions host Druid Hills.

For the season: 28 carries for 360 yards, 5 touchdowns, 1 receiving touchdown and 38 tackles, 1 INT, 1 FR.

Smith scouting video

17. Justin Taylor

Running Back

North Atlanta (Atlanta)

Season: Taylor's season is done after the running back tore his ACL. Despite the injury Alabama plans to stick by its scholarship to Taylor.

For the season: 88 yards on 29 carries (season is over due to injury)

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18. Justin Thomas



Week Seven: Thomas had one of his best games of the year in a 45-12 win over Carver-Montgomery. The dual-threat quarterback went 11 of 14 for 100 yards and a touchdown through the air and also rushed for 105 yards and a score on just four carries. Prattville (5-2) travels to Russell on Friday night.

For the season: 57 of 85 for 813 yards, 10 touchdowns and 3 interceptions, 467 yards rushing and 2 touchdowns.


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19. Eddie Williams


Arnold (Panama City, Fla.)

Week Seven: Williams threw for 127 yards and two touchdowns on 4 of 10 passing and rushed for 39 yards on nine carries in Arnold's 41-28 win over Rutherford. Arnold (3-3) plays at Satellite on Friday.

For the season: N/A


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