Head of the Class: Ohio State pledges Jaelen Gill, Master Teague blow up in Week 2 of high school football

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Football season is officially back, and 15 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 take a look at the best of the best of Week 2.

Welcome Back, Jaelen Gill

Westerville (Ohio) South running back/wide receiver/do anything Jaelen Gill has had a long offseason. He broke his leg in the second game of his junior season and finally, on Friday night, he was back to playing real football after almost a year off.

He didn’t miss a beat.

Gill had 4 touchdowns, including runs of 8, 41 and 6 yards and a 32-yard reception, and racked up 138 yards on the ground in a 50-14 victory against Dublin (Ohio) Scioto. He added 67 more yards receiving.

“It was very important to have a start like that and remind people that this is what I can do, and this is what I can bring to the next level,” Gill said. “I’m just blessed to be back out here. I’m excited.”

Master Teague III goes off … again

After putting up 341 total yards and 4 scores in a season-opening win, Blackman (Murfreesboro, Tenn.) High School’s Master Teague III was back at it in Tennessee.

This time, Teague went for 163 yards on 16 carries for 2 scores. He added 71 more yards in the return game as rhe Blaze improved to 2-0 with a 52-21 over Rhea County.

Dallas Gant scores twice in last-minute defeat

Though he’s one of the country’s highest-ranked linebacker prospects, Toledo St. John’s Dallas Gant looks like he’ll be a problem lined up at tight end this season.

Gant caught 2 touchdown passes in his team’s 35-28 loss at Bedford (Temperance, Mich.). Gant also, unofficially, recorded double-digit tackles from his middle linebacker spot.

Gant will lead his Titans back in action Friday against Perrysburg (Ohio).

K’Vaughan Pope has a monster night

Dinwiddie (Va.) County didn’t need much more than Ohio State commitment K’Vaughan Pope to win on Friday night, but they had Pope and a lot more, beating Denbigh (Newport News, Va.), 70-0, in their season opener.

Pope scored 3 first-half touchdowns (1 rushing, 1 receiving and 1 on an interception return) and then took most of the second half off.

Josh Proctor adds another one to the highlight reel

Owasso (Okla.) 4-star safety Josh Proctor made ESPN’s Top Plays a week ago in the final preseason scrimmage of 2017 thanks to a nasty stiff-arm on a touchdown catch. This week, the regular-season opener against rival Jenk (Okla.) High School, he made an even bigger play.

Proctor and his Owasso Rams beat Jenks, 48-10, only the second time since 1990 that they’ve best the Trojans.

The Buckeyes safety commitment, who missed half of his junior season with a torn meniscus, told yurview.com that the victory means a lot to his team.

“We came in as the underdog tonight, and it feels great beating Jenks at their place,” Proctor said.

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 Country (Franklin, Ga.)

    • Week 1: Win, 42-16 over South Atlanta. Jones completed 10 of 15 passes for 168 yards and a touchdown. He also ran for a score and 40 yards.
    • Week 2: Lost, 17-14, against Saraland (Ala.). Jones was 6 of 11 for 99 yards and a touchdown to go with 11 carries for 52 yards on the ground. A game-winning touchdown with a minute to go was thrown perfectly, but dropped.
  • Brian Snead – Running back, Armwood (Seffner, Fla.)

    • Week 1: OFF
    • Week 2: at Tampa Bay Tech — Postponed until Monday
  • Master Teague III – Running back, Blackman (Murfreesboro, Tenn.)

    • Week 1: Win, 63-28 over Hendersonville. Teague scored 4 touchdowns and accounted for 341 total yards.
    • Week 2: Win, 52-21 at Evensville (Tenn.) Rhea County. Teague gained 163 yards on 16 carries, scoring 2 touchdowns.
  • Jaelen Gill – Athlete, Westerville (Ohio) South

    • Week 1: OFF
    • Week 2: Win, 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.
  • Jeremy Ruckert – Tight end, Lindenhurst (N.Y.)

    • Week 1: OFF
    • Week 2: OFF
  • Matthew Jones – Offensive line, Erasmus Hall (Brooklyn, N.Y.)

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

    • Week 1: Lost, 14-10 to Brentwood (Tenn.)
    • Week 2: Lost, 24-7 to Riverdale (Murfreesboro, Tenn.)
  • Taron Vincent – Defensive tackle, IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.)

    • Week 1: OFF
    • Week 2: Won, 27-14, at Chandler (Ariz.). Vincent and the Ascenders defense dominated the No. 7-ranked Wolves.
  • Brenton Cox – Defensive end, Stockbridge (Ga.)

    • Week 1: OFF
    • Week 2: Won, 9-0, at Mays (Atlanta) High School. Cox recorded 1 sack.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Teradja Mitchell – Linebacker, Bishop Sullivan (Virginia Beach) 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.
  • Sevyn Banks – Cornerback, Jones (Orlando, Fla.) High School

    • Week 1: OFF
    • Week 2: Lost, 49-30, at St. John’s College (Washington, D.C.).
  • 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.
  • Josh Proctor – Safety, Owasso (Oklahoma) High School

    • Week 1: OFF
    • Week 2: Won, 48-10, against Jenks (Oklahoma) High School. Proctor had a 100-yard interception return for a score.
  • Marcus Hooker – Safety, New Castle (Penn.) 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, and No. 1-ranked 3A team in Pennsylvania, Quips.

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