Even though most of you are looking forward to the Cardinal opening the season against Kansas State on Friday evening, it's already week two of high school football season. I rounded up results and stat lines from last week's slate high school game action of these eight current Stanford commits.
QB Davis Mills - Greater Atlanta Christian School (Norcross, Ga.)
Mills dislocated his knee in a non-football incident and will undergo surgery, effectively ending the season of 2017's No. 2 pocket-passing quarterback. It's tough to see Mills, a guy who has unlimited upside once he steps on campus in 2018, go down without playing a down of live-game action. However,if this guy truly is committed to be the next great Stanford gunslinger, a situation like this should not become a cause for concern in terms of Mills' commitment strength.
TE/DE Colby Parkinson - Oaks Christian HS (Highland Village, Calif.)
SOUND THE SHOOTOUT SIRENS! Parkinson and Oak Christian took on a highly-ranked Chaminade squad in a wild scoring spree. Parkinson didn't find the end zone, but his teammates didn't need him to, as the Lions topped Chaminade, 65-55. The 6-7, 230-pound tight end reeled in three catches for 44 yards while also registering two tackles on defense as a defensive end. I always love versatility in a player, especially one with Parkinson's ability and very high ceiling. Here's a comparison for you: he could be Coby Fleener 2.0.
WR Osiris St. Brown - Mater Dei HS (Anaheim, Calif.)
Osiris caught two passes for 80 yards in Mater Dei's win over Bishop Amat, which is nothing special. But a top-ten receiver nationally warrants a certain amount of attention (cough cough double teams galore) from those across the line of scrimmage. The extra attention allowed Osiris' younger brother, Amon-Ra, a sophomore receiver, to grab seven receptions for 137 yards and three scores. All in the family, right?
DB Stuart Head - Etowah HS (Woodstock, GA)
Head caught a 35-yard touchdown pass on the offensive side of the ball, but couldn't keep North Cobb HS from scoring the decisive points with nine minutes remaining in the game in a disheartening 24-20 loss.
RB Sione Heimuli-Lund - Brighton HS (Salt Lake City, UT)
Lund played the role of workhorse perfectly last Friday, rushing 19 times for 232 yards, caught a 14-yard pass and returned 2 kicks for 47 yards. To get an accurate assessment of his skills, you need only picture The Flash donning a football helmet. He's already in the endzone if opposing defenses give him but a sliver of a running lane. However, Lund didn't punch it in as Brighton mustered only one score in a 35-7 defeat by Fremont HS.
TE Tucker Fisk - Davis Senior HS (Davis, Calif.)
The son of former Stanford standout DE Jason Fisk, Tucker is "the other tight end" in this class after Colby Parkinson. Good hands, great size and a Stanford legacy is always a sound combination. Unfortunately, Davis High was blanked by top-twenty ranked Whitney, 33-0.
OL Drew Dalman - Palma HS (Salinas, Calif.)
Dalman, the newest Stanford commit, and Palma took one right on the jaw against Sutter HS in a 52-31 loss. The 52 points was the most given up since a matchup against national power De La Salle in 2007. So, in other words, it was a sloppy defensive game.
QB Jack West - Saraland HS (Saraland, AL)
West is the linchpin in the never-too-early 2018 class. Although his team didn't need him much in the nail-biting 27-22 victory over LeFiore, the junior signal-caller threw for 98 yards and connected on a third quarter touchdown as the Spartans ground attack got the job done.
As the season goes on, I should be continuing to report on each man's progress as the season advances each week, as well as adding a large number of names to this list.