Every Sunday, SECCountry.com will unveil its offensive and defensive recruit 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 goes to Trevor Speights.
SEC Country’s Offensive Recruit of the Week: Trevor Speights
Speights, a 3-star uncommitted prospect from Memorial (Texas), rushed for 320 yards on only 15 carries. He also scored five touchdowns, according to Brian Perroni of 247Sports.com.
The 5-foot-10, 205-pounder recently broke the all-time rushing record in the Rio Grande Valley, which was coincidentally held by a former Memorial and Texas A&M running back, Bradley Stephens . Speights has 8,125 career rushing yards.
Best of the Rest
Jarrett Guarantano, QB, Bergen Catholic, N.J.(committed to Tennessee): Guarantano completed 25 of 37 passes for 332 yards and two passing touchdowns, while rushing for 70 yards and two touchdowns in a 31-28 loss, according to northjersey.com. Guarantano, a 4-star prospect is the nation’s No. 1 dual-threat quarterback. He committed to Tennessee back in April.
Jalen Hurts, QB, Channelview, Texas (committed to Alabama):– Hurts completed 17 of 25 passes for 234 passing yards and two passing touchdowns, while rushing for 150 yards and three touchdowns in a 56-28 win, according to Gerry Hamilton of ESPN.com. Hurts, a 4-star prospect, is the nation’s No. 9 dual-threat passer. He committed to Alabama back in June.
Toneil Carter, RB, Langham Creek, Texas (undecided) — Carter rushed for 257 yards and scored three touchdowns in a 34-31 loss, according to Brian Perroni of 247Sports.com. Carter, a 2017 5-star prospect is rated as the nation’s No. 2 running back in next year’s recruiting class. The 5-foot-11, 198-pounder does not have any leaders and says he may commit early, according to Taylor Hamm of 247Sports.com.
Devwah Whaley, RB, Central Senior, Texas (undecided) — Whaley rushed for 198 yards and scored three touchdowns. He also threw one touchdown in a 35-21 win, according to Brian Perroni of 247Sports.com. Whaley, a 4-star prospect, recently visited UGA on Sept. 12. There are rumors that he may have silently committed to the school.
B.J. Emmons, RB, Freedom, N.C. committed to Alabama — Emmons rushed for 279 yards and scored five touchdowns in a 47-7 win, according to Hank South of 247Sports.com. Emmons, a 4-star prospect, is rated as the nation’s No. 3 prospect. After de-committing from UGA in June, Emmons committed to Alabama in July.
Lamical Perine, RB, Theodore, Ala. (committed to Florida) — Perine rushed for 292 yards, had 64 receiving yards and scored three touchdowns, according to Randal Etheredge of AL.com. Perine, a 3-star prospect, committed to Florida in May, one day after receiving an offer from the Gators.
Maleik Gray, WR, LaVergne, Tenn. (undecided) — Gray had 4 receptions for 209 yards and scored 3 touchdowns in a 49-21 win, according to Cecil Joyce of The Tennessean. Gray, a 4-star prospect, is rated as the nation’s No. 3 athlete in the class of 2017. He was one of the prospects featured on Tennessee’s rock earlier this year. Gray is believed to be strongly considering Florida State, Tennessee and Southern California.
Tre Nixon, WR, Viera, Fla. (undecided) — Nixon had 4 receptions for 103 yards and scored four touchdowns, in a 49-42 loss, according to Carl Kotala of Florida Today. Nixon, a 4-star prospect, is believed to have Penn State and UGA at the top of his list. There was a report that Nixon could commit before the month is over.
Trevon Grimes, WR, St. Thomas Aquinas, Fla. (undecided) — Grimes had 4 receptions for 126 yards and scored two touchdowns in a 36-28 win, according to Sleeper Athletes. Grimes, a 5-star prospect, is rated the nation’s No. 1 wide receiver in the class of 2017. It’s widely believed that Ohio State is the favorite to land the playmaker from South Florida.
Joshua Hammond, WR, Hallandale, Fla. (committed to Florida) — Hammond had 14 receptions for 222 yards and scored two touchdowns in a 36-28 loss, according to Gerry Hamilton of ESPN.com. Hammond, a 4-star prospect, committed to Florida back in June.