H.S. Football: USC, Tennessee & Texas Tech Commits Highlight Two Game Slate

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H.S. Football: USC, Tennessee & Texas Tech Commits Highlight Two Game Slate

Third-Ranked Dual-Threat Quarterback, Wide Receiver, and Offensive Tackle Showcased

The 2014 GEICO ESPN High School Football Showcase  continues this weekend featuring three top recruits who have verbally committed to the University of Southern California, Tennessee, and Texas Tech. Each of the three student-athletes are ranked number three at their position (ESPN 300).

No. 3 dual-threat quarterback Jarrett Stidham (No. 38 overall) and Stephensville (Texas) will host Lubbock Cooper (Texas) on Thursday, Sept. 18, at 9 p.m. ET in a rematch of the 2013 Texas 3A Division 1 State Playoffs. Stidham has verbally committed to Texas Tech.

McEachern (Ga.) vs. Lovejoy (Ga.) on Friday, Sept. 19, at 8 p.m. on ESPNU will be highlighted by three players in the ESPN 300, including the third-ranked offensive tackle and wide receiver. No. 3 offensive tackle Chuma Edoga (No. 20 overall), a Southern Cal commit, and junior defensive tackle Julian Rochester (No. 100) suit-up for McEachern. No. 3 wide receiver Preston Williams (No. 33), a Tennessee commit, leads Lovejoy in the intrastate matchup.

Game Capsules:

Matchup Coverage Location                        Highlights
Lubbock Cooper (TX) vs. Stephenville (TX) Thurs., Sept. 18, at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN2
Jason Benetti, Craig Haubert 

 

Tarleton State University, Stephenville, Texas
  • A rematch of the 2013 Texas 3A Division 1 State Playoffs, which Stephenville won
  • Lubbock Cooper (TX) finished last season 11-3
  • Stephenville (TX) advanced to the state finals last season
  • Senior quarterback Jarrett Stidham, No. 3 dual-threat QB and No. 38 in the ESPN 300, returns for Stephenville (TX). Stidham has a verbal commitment to Texas Tech
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McEachern (GA) vs. Lovejoy (GA) Fri., Sept., 19, at 8 p.m. ET on ESPNU
Mike Couzens, Rene Ingoglia
Lovejoy High School, Lovejoy, Ga.
  • McEachern (GA) advanced to the Georgia 6A State Semifinals last season, finishing 11-3
  • McEachern (GA) features two players in the ESPN 300: Senior offensive tackle Chuma Edoga (No. 20 and a Southern Cal verbal commit) and junior defensive tackle Julian Rochester (No. 100)
  • Lovejoy (GA) advanced to the second round of the Georgia 6A State Playoffs last season, finishing 10-2
  • Wide receiver Preston Williams (No. 33 and Tennessee verbal commit) returns for Lovejoy (GA)

 

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Media contact: Derek Volner at 860-384-9986; [email protected] and @DerekVolner

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Derek Volner

I work in college sports, which includes football and basketball, with an emphasis on Olympic Sports. Additionally, I handle ESPN’s coverage of high school athletics and recruiting.
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