Every Sunday, SEC Country will unveil its offensive and defensive recruits of the week based on their weekend performance. In order to qualify, recruits must have at least two SEC offers.
This week’s SEC Country Offensive Recruit of the Week honors goes to Cam Akers, an Alabama commit from Clinton, Miss.
SEC Country’s Offensive Recruit of the Week: Cam Akers
Cam Akers got the nod for SEC Country’s Offensive Recruit of the Week honors following an impressive performance this past Friday night in his school’s first-round playoff game. Akers, a 2017 Alabama running back commit, who plays quarterback for his high school, had 355 yards passing, 144 yards on the ground and five total touchdowns. Akers led his team to a 56-42 win over Columbus High School (Columbus, Miss.).
“I believe I had a good game because I missed two weeks,” Akers told SEC Country. “It was also a playoff game and I knew I had to step up and do what I had to do.”
Akers committed to Alabama this past August. He is rated the nation’s No. 5 running back and the No. 1 prospect in the state of Mississippi in the class of 2017.
Best of the Rest
Jake Fromm, QB, Warner Robins, Ga. (committed to Alabama)— The 4-star prospect completed 25-of-36 passes for 406 yards and six touchdowns, according to Hank South of 247Sports.com. Fromm led his high school to a 53-6 win in the first round of the state playoffs. He committed to Alabama last month.
Jacob Eason, QB, Lake Stevens, Wash. (committed to UGA) — The 5-star prospect completed 24-of-37 passes for 283 yards and three touchdowns. He also added a rushing touchdown in his team’s 42-32 win. Eason committed to UGA in July 2014.
Woody Barrett, QB, Orlando, Fla. (committed to Auburn) — The 4-star prospect had 160 passing yards and a touchdown. He also added 127 rushing yards and scored two touchdowns, according to Nike Elite 11 Director Brian Stumpf.
Devwah Whaley, RB, Beaumont, Texas (uncommitted) — The 4-star running back rushed for 133 yards and scored three touchdowns on 17 carries, according to 247Sports.com’s Brian Perroni. Rumors have swirled in recent months on whether or not Whaley is silently committed to UGA.
Rakeem Boyd, RB, Houston (committed to Texas A&M) — The 3-star prospect rushed for 170 yards and two touchdowns in his team’s 59-0 win, according to Brian Perroni of 247Sports.com. Boyd committed to Texas A&M this past August.
B.J. Emmons, RB, Morganton, N.C. (committed to Alabama) — The 4-star prospect rushed for 137 yards and scored three touchdowns in his team’s 55-18 win, according to Hank South of 247Sports.com. Emmons committed to Alabama this past July.
J.K. Dobbins, RB, La Grange, Texas (uncommitted) — The 4-star prospect rushed for 288 yards and scored three touchdowns, according to Brian Perroni of 247Sports.com. Dobbins holds SEC offers from Texas A&M and Arkansas.
Kofi Boateng, WR, Arlington, Texas (committed to Arkansas) — The 3-star prospect had seven receptions for 83 yards and two touchdowns in his team’s 39-33 win, according to Brian Perroni of 247Sports.com. Boateng committed to Arkansas this past August.