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Commit Warren a TD machine
Arkansas 2017 ATH commit Devion Warren recently has been a touchdown machine while playing quarterback for Ouachita Parish (Monroe, La.) High School.
Warren (5-foot-10, 170 pounds) has 13 touchdowns — 11 rushing and 2 passing — during his past two games. The 3-star prospect committed to Arkansas in April, with wide receivers coach Michael Smith serving as the primary recruiter. Warren is expected to play wide receiver at Arkansas.
In a 54-35 win against Natchitoches (La.) Central High School on Oct. 7, Warren had 317 total yards and 7 touchdowns. He had 136 rushing yards and 6 touchdowns a week later in a 42-38 loss to Alexandria (La.) High School.
Here’s a highlight showing his playmaking ability with a 77-yard scramble on third-and-18 earlier this season:
WR commit Jackson lifts team to win in final minute
Arkansas 2017 wide receiver commit Koilan Jackson hauled in a 43-yard touchdown pass with about 1 minute left to help Joe T. Robinson (Little Rock, Ark.) High School defeat Malvern (Ark.) High School 35-31 last Friday.
Jackson (6-3, 207) made the big catch despite tight coverage from the defensive back that solicited a pass-interference penalty. He had 4 receptions for 65 yards and 6 carries for 77 yards with 2 total touchdowns. Robinson also occasionally uses him as a rushing threat at quarterback.
Here are Jackson’s highlights from the game:
(His game-winning catch begins at the 38-second mark.)
RB commit Williams plays defense to help team stay unbeaten
Arkansas 2017 running back commit Maleek Williams showed his versatility by lending a hand on defense to help Charlotte (Punta Gorda, Fla.) High School defeat North Fort Myers (Fla.) High School 24-21 last Friday
It was the first time this season that Williams (6-1, 215) played defense, according to news-press.com. Williams’ efforts helped slow 4-star Florida State running back commit Zaquandre White, who rushed 21 times for 71 yards.
Williams, a 3-star prospect, had 85 yards and 2 touchdowns on 17 carries. He’s rushed for 826 yards and 13 touchdowns for 6-0 Charlotte so far this season.
Here are Williams’ rushing highlights from last Friday:
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