Jerome Baker has the skill set to become an All-SEC linebacker at Florida, but he does his damage in high school on the offensive side of the ball.
The consensus top-100 recruit from Cleveland (Ohio) Benedictine for 1,540 yards and 26 touchdowns last year and led his team to the state championship game.
Baker has continued his dominance as a senior. He rushed for 181 yards and two touchdowns on 19 carries in Saturday’s 27-6 victory over Youngstown Ursuline.
The 6-foot-1, 210-pounder also caught a 16-yard touchdown, the game’s first score, before breaking off TD runs of 55 and 54 yards.
Baker is averaging 11 yards per carry through two games this season.
QB Sheriron Jones, Moreno Valley (Calif.) Rancho Verde: Jones threw for 319 yards and three touchdowns on 16-of-22 passing and led his offense on three consecutive 80-yard scoring drives to start the game. Rancho Verde routed Murrieta Mesa, 59-16.
LB Adonis Thomas, Lawrenceville (Ga.) Central Gwinnett: Thomas registered eight tackles and three quarterback hurries as his team bounced back from its week one loss with a 21-8 win over Murray’s Mill.