As HS football season is now in full swing, each Monday morning we will be taking a look at how each of our verbal commits for the class of 2016 performed over the weekend, as well as the overall results of their respective teams. New to this list is recent commit Parker Braun, an outstanding OG from Texas who chose to play for CPJ over offers from several national powers. The recruits will be in alphabetical order each week.
Brashear is an OLB commit who currentl plays for Dacula HS in Dacula, GA. In his first game against Collins Hill, Brashear was all over the field, playing both offense and defense. He was able to help lead Dacula to a huge 36-22 win, while rushing for 57 yards on eight carries, with one of thsoe being the touchdown that brought them back from a 15-point deficit. Defensively, he was all over the field, helping the team preserve the lead and ultimately the win. After a week off, Dacula faces Mill Creek this Friday night.
Hours before commiting to play where his brother Trey does, Braun had a big game against Carthage HS. Braun plays on the offensive line for Hallsville HS, and he was able to open up severla holes for his offense, leading the way for running back Lance Hardman to score on the first play from scrimmage in overtime. Braun's next opponent is Nacogdoches HS, this Friday night.
Bridges is another OLB commit from the state of Georgia, playing for Newnan HS. Newnan's first game was against Carrolton, and Bridges and company had no problem shutting them down, beating them 34-13. Bridges is a former Volunteers commit, and he plans to enroll early at Tech. Newnan faces Marietta HS this Friday night.
Cole is a S commit who plays for in-state power Norcross HS. For a school that is known for producing big-time players, Cole is the latest of several to stay in-state. Cole had an impressive game this past weekend, breaking up a crucial pass, as well as showcasing his ability to handle man-to-man coverage from his safety spot. Norcross was able to beat Brookwood 17-13, and they have a big game this Friday against Milton HS.
Martin plays for Grayson HS, and is currently a Defensive End who sees the ball on the offensive side of the ball from time to time. Martin had a nice rush in this past week's thrashing of Gainesville, beating them 34-0. Grayson will face a tougher challenge this week as they host Langston Hughes in their first home game of the season.
Mills plays for Ware County HS, and currently plays both offense and defense. Defensively, in their game against Hampton on Friday, he had a total of 3 tackles with 1 being for a loss. On the offensive side of the ball, Mills was dominant with the ball in his hands, rushing for 3 touchdowns, and 53 yards on just 8 carries. Ware County beat Hampton 37-8, and will enjoy a bye this upcoming week before heading to Douglas to play Coffee HS on the 11th.
As you can see, the future is bright here at Tech. As the season goes on, look for more stats to become available on a weekly basis, and on Wednesday we will have a look at some major targets left on the board to finish this 2016 class. If anyone lives in an area where a recruit is playing and would likely be attending their games, follow me on Twitter at @Johnson_ERA4.