Head of the Class: Ohio State commitments light up the scoreboard Week 3 of high school football

Football season is officially back, and 16 members of the top-ranked Ohio State Class of 2018 were in action over the weekend.

Which future Buckeyes stood out among a group full of standouts? Let’s look at the best of the best of Week 3.

Another huge game for Master Teague III 

The Master Teague show is rolling on.

Friday night, Teague once again led his Blackman Blaze to a big win, 49-14, pounding Coffee County Central on his way to 217 yards on 17 carries while scoring 4 more touchdowns.

In three games, Teague now has 10 touchdowns and more than 800 all-purpose yards. The country’s 20th-ranked running back continues to dominate every single week.

Josh Proctor adds another pick 6

Ohio State commit Josh Proctor was back at it again.

The 6-foot-2, 190-pound Owasso (Okla.) 4-star safety found himself on the receiving end of another interception return for a touchdown, his second in two weeks, as his Rams dominated Bartlesville 56-14.

Proctor is quickly turning himself into one of the country’s most dynamic defensive players.

“I’m trying to make it my thing,” Proctor told Land of 10 about the interceptions returned for a score. “This one was I think 65 yards.”

Jeremy Ruckert opens the season big

Though his season has started later than most, it didn’t take long for Jeremy Ruckert to show why he’s the country’s No. 1-ranked tight end prospect in 2018.

Ruckert caught eight passes in a season-opening 31-7 win against Northpoint (N.Y.), for 136 yards and two spectacular touchdowns.

The 6-foot-5, 240-pound tight end also showed up at outside linebacker. His competition level isn’t spectacular, but it’s easy to see what has Ohio State so excited about his future.

Buckeyes take advantage of chance to see Dallas Gant

With a rare Thursday night, Ohio State assistant coaches had the chance this weekend to get to high schools around Ohio on Friday night and offensive line coach Greg Studrawa was in Toledo to see Buckeyes linebacker commit Dallas Gant.

Gant and the St. John’s Jesuit Titans bounced back from a tough week two loss against Bedford (Temperance, Mich.) and knocked off Perrysburg (Ohio), 17-6.

Gant and the Titans defense stymied the Yellow Jackets all night, with the future Buckeyes making a big play in the end zone to help the cause.

Ohio State commits and the 2017 season

While we’re still a few days away from the end of the August recruiting dead period, we’re going to focus on the rest of the future Buckeyes in action this weekend. Here’s a full list of Ohio State commits and their games this weekend:

  • Emory Jones – Quarterback, Heard County (Franklin, Ga.)

  • Brian Snead – Running back, Armwood (Seffner, Fla.)

    • Week 1: OFF
    • Week 2: Won, 35-12, at Tampa Bay Tech. Snead rushed for more than 200 yards and 2 scores in a game that was delayed five days because of weather.
    • Week 3: OFF
  • Master Teague III – Running back, Blackman (Murfreesboro, Tenn.)

    • Week 1: Won, 63-28 over Hendersonville. Teague scored 4 touchdowns and accounted for 341 total yards.
    • Week 2: Won, 52-21 at Evensville (Tenn.) Rhea County. Teague gained 163 yards on 16 carries, scoring 2 touchdowns.
    • Week 3: Won,  49-14 vs Coffee County Central (Tenn.). Teague scored four times and rushed for 217 yards on just 17 carries.
  • Jaelen Gill – Athlete, Westerville (Ohio) South

    • Week 1: OFF
    • Week 2: Won, 50-14 at Dublin (Ohio) Scioto. Gill scored 4 touchdowns, rushing for 138 yards, catching 2 passes for 67 yards and also recording an interception.
    • Week 3: Lost, 34-0, vs Gahanna (Ohio) Lincoln. Gill rushed for 46 yards as the Lions defense zeroed in on the Ohio State commitment.
  • L’Christian Smith – Wide receiver, Huber Heights (Ohio) Wayne

    • Week 1; OFF
    • Week 2: Lost, 42-0, to Pine-Richland (Pa.)
    • Week 3: Won, 17-0, at Olentangy (Powell, Ohio) Liberty. Smith caught nine passes for 98 yards.
  • Jeremy Ruckert – Tight end, Lindenhurst (N.Y.)

    • Week 1: OFF
    • Week 2: OFF
    • Week 3: Won, 31-7, at Northport (N.Y.). Ruckert caught eight passes for 136 yards and scored two touchdowns.
  • Matthew Jones – Offensive line, Erasmus Hall (Brooklyn, N.Y.)

    • Week 1: OFF
    • Week 2: OFF
    • Week 3: OFF
  • Max Wray – Offensive line, Franklin (Tenn.)

    • Week 1: Lost, 14-10 to Brentwood (Tenn.)
    • Week 2: Lost, 24-7 to Riverdale (Murfreesboro, Tenn.)
    • Week 3: Lost, 13-10, at Ravenwood (Brentwood, Tenn.). A rain-soaked and sloppy game moves Franklin to 0-3.
  • Taron Vincent – Defensive tackle, IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.)

    • Week 1: OFF
    • Week 2: Win, 27-14 at Chandler (Ariz.). Vincent and the Ascenders defense dominated the No. 7-ranked Wolves.
    • Week 3: Win, 4o-20, vs Corona (Calif.) Centennial
  • Brenton Cox – Defensive end, Stockbridge (Ga.)

    • Week 1: OFF
    • Week 2: Won, 9-0 at Mays (Atlanta) High School. Cox recorded 1 sack.
    • Week 3: Won, 21-7, at Lovejoy (Ga.).
  • Dallas Gant – Linebacker, Toledo (Ohio) St. John’s

    • Week 1: OFF
    • Week 2: Lost, 35-28 at Bedford (Temperance, Mich.) High School. Gant scored 2 touchdowns receiving and recorded double-digit tackles at linebacker.
    • Week 3: Won, 17-6, at Perrysburgh (Ohio). Gant and the Titans bounced back, he recorded an interception.
  • K’Vaughan Pope – Linebacker, Dinwiddie (Va.) County

    • Week 1: OFF
    • Week 2: Won, 70-0 over Denbigh (Newport News, Va.), Pope scored 2 times on offense and also returned an interception for a score.
    • Week 3: Won, 61-38, vs Smithfield (Va.). Pope had a first quarter interception but left the game early with a sprained ankle.
  • Teradja Mitchell – Linebacker, Bishop Sullivan (Virginia Beach, Va.) High School

    • Week 1: OFF
    • Week 2: Lost, 14-7 to American Heritage (Plantation, Fla.). The Crusaders defense forced 3 turnovers but couldn’t put the points on the board for Bishop Sullivan.
    • Week 3: Lost, 29-8 at Baltimore (Md.) St. Frances Academy. Mitchell played well, recording 15 tackles, but wasn’t enough for the Crusaders.
  • Sevyn Banks – Cornerback, Jones (Orlando, Fla.) High School

    • Week 1: OFF
    • Week 2: Lost, 49-30 at St. John’s College (Washington, D.C.).
    • Week 3: Postponed vs Orlando (Fla.) Oak Ridge. Jones led 13-0 in the first quarter when game was postponed. It will be finished on Sept. 11.
  • Jaiden Woodbey – Safety, St. John Bosco (Bellflower, Calif.) Prep

    • Week 1: OFF
    • Week 2: Lost, 9-3 (OT) at St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) High School. Woodbey and the Braves defense held the Raiders to fewer than 100 yards in the second half and overtime.
    • Week 3: Won, 63-0, at Bakersfield (Calif.) Garces Memorial. The Braves defense dominated for 48 minutes.
  • Josh Proctor – Safety, Owasso (Okla.) High School

    • Week 1: OFF
    • Week 2: Won, 48-10 against Jenks (Okla.) High School. Proctor had a 100-yard interception return for a score.
    • Week 3: Won, 56-14, at Bartlesville (Okla.). You can watch the entire replay of Proctor’s team’s win here.
  • Marcus Hooker – Safety, New Castle (Pa.) High School

    • Week 1: OFF
    • Week 2: Lost 24-0, at Aliquippa (Pa.). The Red Hurricanes weren’t able to match up with the always- tough Quips, the No. 1-ranked 3A team in Pennsylvania.
    • Week 3: Lost, 42-21, vs Montour (Pa.). Hooker had more than 140 yards rushing and scored

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