LONE STAR'S SHINE IN WEEK 7
No state produces more Division I football players per year than Texas. The Lone Star State has produced 369 DI players this past year. And no company has more high school football players come through their camps than the National Underclassmen Combine. Over the last three seasons well over 3,000 high school players have gone through NUC camps held in Texas. Below are just some of the former NUC stars that shined during Week Zero.
Dru Smith has one of the hottest hands in the land when it comes to signal callers. For that he is again the NUC Lone Star Player of the Week. Smith completed 20 of 22 passes for 377 yards and five scores in Sherman's 56 to 28 win over Royse City, TX. I also want to give a shout out to Shane McCarley of Manvel, TX who threw seven touchdown passes in one half in 70 to 3 rout of Pasadena,, TX.
If any NUC alum from Texas that projects as a DI recruit wants to contact the NUC about their weekly stats and game result you can contact Barry Every on Twitter @NUCBarry. Good luck to every former NUC player from the Lone Star State in Week Five!
Dylan Cantrell, WR, Whitehouse, TX (2013)
Stats: Cantrell caught six passes for 141 yards and one score while also catching a two-point conversion in 42 to 35 win over Jacksonville, TX.
Recruiting: Texas Tech Commit
Chevoski Collins, ATH, Livingston, TX (2013)
Stats: Collins completed 4 of 9 passes for 46 yards and one score while also running for 175 yards and two scores in 55 to 14 win over Lumberton, TX.
Recruiting: Texas Commit
Bryan Driskell, RB, McKinney Boyd, TX (2013)
Stats: Driskell had 24 carries for 145 yards and one score and caught one pass for six yards in 15 to 14 win over Plano Sr., TX.
Recruiting: He has offers from Air Force, Navy and New Mexico but interest continues to build for this prolific running back.
Jeremiah Gaines, TE/ATH, Red Oak, TX (2013)
Stats: Gaines touched the ball eight times for 119 yards and one score in 32 to 29 win over Mansfield Summit, TX.
Recruiting: SMU Commit
Bobby Lee Garza, ATH, McCollum, TX (2013)
Stats: Garza ran the ball ten times for 120 yards and two scores while also catching four passes for 51 yards in 31 to 20 loss to Medina Valley, TX.
Recruiting: He is receiving strong interest from MWC and WAC schools.
Shane McCarley, QB, Manvel, TX (2013)
Stats: McCarley completed 16 of 24 passes for 354 yards and seven touchdowns all in the first half in 70 to 3 rout of Pasadena, TX.
Recruiting: He has offers from FAU, FIU, Louisiana Tech, and Temple.
J'Marcus Rhodes, WR, West Orange-Stark, TX (2013)
Stats: Rhodes caught seven passes for 129 yards and two scores in 54 to 0 win over Orangefield, TX.
Recruiting: SMU Commit
Austin Robinson, QB, Episcopal, TX (2013)
Stats: Robinson completed 15 of 26 passes for 134 yards and two scores while also rushing for 84 yards in 30 to 28 loss to Kinkaid, TX.
Recruiting: UTSA Commit
Nik Shimonek, QB, Mildred Consolidated, TX (2013)
Stats: He completed 11 of 21 passes for 128 yards and two scores while also rushing for 87 yards and three scores in 56 to 18 rout over Tolar, TX.
Recruiting: Iowa Commit
Dru Smith, QB, Sherman, TX (2013)
Stats: Smith completed 20 of 22 passes for 377 yards and five scores in 56 to 28 win over Royse City, TX.
Recruiting: He is receiving interest from schools at several levels DI, IAA, and DII.