After a pretty brutal weekend, it is time to keep track of the guys that will hopefully make a difference in the future. We only have a bunch of three star guys, so I have no idea how they will ever be able to compete with Notre Dame's four and five star guys. I mean, our two star guys only played them to a three point game Saturday.
Enough about Notre Dame though. It is time to banish them to the irrelevancy that they desperately think they don't have. At least as Purdue fans I know where our place is in general when it comes to college football. It is these guys that follow that will make a difference and work to raise that place in a few years.
Sean Robinson - QB - Rochester, IL (Rochester) - Sean and the Rockets moved to 5-0 on the season with another very impressive win. Rochester won 48-14 over Prairie Central. Robinson ran for two touchdowns and pass for a third in the win. He didn't have to throw much, going 10 for 17 and 122 yards.
Joe Gilliam - LB - Southport, IN (Southport) - Southport dropped another game, losing 14-7 to Franklin Central (yes, JaJuan Johnson's Franklin Central). I finally found a site that had some statistics for Gilliam. He had five tackles and a season high 11 assists in the defensive struggle.
Charles Torwudzo - WR - Brownsburg, IN (Brownsburg) - If you were in town early Friday night for the game you could have caught a glimpse of Torwudzo. Brownsburg visited Lafayette Jeff Friday night and walked away with a 47-14 win. The Bulldogs stayed alive in their conference race. They are now tied for second place with Hamilton Southeastern and a game behind undefeated Fishers.
De'Ron Flood - TE - O'Fallon, IL (O'Fallon) - O'Fallon ran into a buzz saw Friday night, falling to perennial power East St. Louis 44-0. Flood was a nice bright spot for his team though, catching 7 passes for 47 yards.
Josh Davis - DT - Plain City, OH (Jonathan Alder) - Alder got it second straight win with a 20-12 victory over London on the road. Davis played a key role in a late defensive stand that preszerved the win for the Pioneers.
Mike Lee - LB - Pittsburgh, PA (Woodland Hills) - Lee helped lead Woodlans Hills to a 3-1 record with a 21-17 win over Bethel Park. I don't have any stats on Lee's performance, but this does come with video. Keep your eyes peeled for Lee, who wears #21.
Ryan Isaac - DE - Michigan City, IN (Michigan City) - Isaac had another impressive weekend as GBI poster SKYDOG got to see him in person Friday night and reported that he is a force at defensive tackle for Michigan City. The Wolves moved to 5-1 with a 21-13 win at Lake Central. Isaac had a fumble recovery and a sack on the night.
E.J. Johnson - DB - Cocoa, FL (Cocoa) - After a one point win a week ago there was no such drama for Cocoa. The Tigers thrashed Atlantic 70-7. In the video below E.J. Johnson is wearing #5 if you are looking for him. EDIT: The video refuses to embed. Sorry guys
Will Lucas - LB - Lakeland, FL (Lakeland) - I was pleased to come home from my game Friday night to see Will Lucas playing on ESPN as part of the Florida-California Old Spice showcase. Lakeland came took a #10 national ranking to the west coast to face De La Salle and walked away with a 31-30 overtime victory. Purdue target Quayshawn Nealy had an interception he returned for a touchdown in the game. You can check out the replay at ESPN360.com.
Jesse Schmitt - LS - Louisville, KY (Trinity) - Schmitt saw plenty of long-snapping work as the Shamrocks kicked three field goals in a 9-0 win over Bowling Green.
Isaiah Williams - WR - Miami, FL (Monsignor Pace) - Monsignor Pace got a comfortable 47-0 win over Coral Shores in the Miami area. Since I will be in Miami Friday night it will be very tempting to go see Pace's next game against Chaminade-Madonna. This was an easy win, as Coral Shores has scored just seven points in four games.