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Recruiting District: Hudson, Springs and Severn - An Air Force rushing prospect is lighting up Arizona

Your weekly round-up of how Service Academy commits are performing in the high school ranks.

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Brandon Schenks - QB/RB, Hamilton HS, Chandler, AZ

In his first three games of the year, Schenks has found himself responsible for 538 all-purpose yards. Schenks has not only passed for 323 yards and two touchdowns, but has also managed 166 rushing yards and 49 receiving yards at a 12.3 yards per reception average. He has spent time at multiple positions already this season and will be a fun and dynamic player for Falcons’ fans to watch as it seems he can be a weapon from anywhere on the field.

Ethan Jackman - T/G, Chaska HS, Chaska, MN

Let’s give some love to the guys who create the rushing game at the line of scrimmage. Jackman is a 6’4” 280 pound offensive lineman who helped Chaska High School gain 318 yards on the ground in a recent 38-14 win over Kennedy High School. Check out the highlights in this link to get an idea of the type of force Jackman brings to a solid offensive line unit at Chaska.


Reed Chandler - DL, Conley HS, Greenville, NC

Chandler is a nightmare for opposing offensive lines standing at 6’4” 240 pounds as a defensive end. Through four games this season, Chandler has recorded 30 tackles and four forced fumbles. His best performance came in a loss to Rocky Mount where Chandler was responsible for 14 tackles, three tackles for a loss, and one forced fumble. Get to know him and his work ethic below:

Boris Nicolas-Paul - CB, Hillside HS, Hillside, NJ

Nicolas-Paul finished with 8 solo tackles in a 55-6 win over Middlesex, but most impressive was his blocked punt which set the Comets inside the 5-yard line. In Hillside’s win, Nicolas-Paul not only shined at corner and as a member of special teams, but he also put the icing on the cake hauling in two receptions for 32 yards while on offense.


Donald Berniard, Jr. - DT, University Lab HS, Baton Rouge, LA

Donald “Biscuit” Berniard, Jr. sets the tone on the defensive side of the ball for University Lab High School. The 6’0” 280 pound defensive lineman has been delivering bone-crushing tackles for MaxPreps’ 9th ranked team in the country. Don’t be fooled by Biscuit’s size alone though, as this video shows he can use his quick feet and instincts to track down the ball carrier in the backfield.

Tai Lavatai - QB, Creekside HS, St Johns, FL

Look, I get it, I shouldn’t be listing the same players in back-to-back weeks, but Lavatai’s performance on Friday was just too good to ignore. The quarterback didn’t blow anyone away with his 146 yards passing, but he did produce an eye-popping 6 passing touchdowns and another one on the ground for good measure. Talk about efficiency. On top of his performance on the field, it appears he is well liked by his peers as he was named homecoming king at halftime.