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Each week Husker Extra takes a look at performances from athletes who have committed to or are being recruited by the Nebraska football program.

Recruit Johnny Stanton (6-2, 205, QB) led his Santa Margarita (Calif.) team to a school record for points scored in a half (65-0) and in a game in a 72-0 demolition of Carson. Stanton was 13-of-15 for 181 yards and two touchdowns and ran for another score in support of running back Ryan Wolpin, who tied a school record with six touchdowns.

Recruit Marcus McWilson (6-1, 195, S) scored three touchdowns as Cardinal Mooney (Ohio) drubbed Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary’s 41-15. McWilson had scoring runs of 8, 13 and 67 yards and finished with 131 yards on just seven carries.

“It was a great win and they’re also a great team,” McWilson told the Youngstown (Ohio) Vindicator. “It’d be great to see them again in the playoffs. “The only thing to do is worry about right here, right now. Take it day-by-day, week-by-week and keep winning games to make the playoffs. Our goal is to win state.”

Prospect Delton Williams (6-2, 200, OLB) of Cathedral Preparatory School in Erie, Pa., scored twice in his team’s 37-6 victory against Mentor Lake Catholic. Williams finished with eight catches for 114 yards, including an 8-yard score,  and added a 55-yard punt return for a touchdown.

A high ankle sprain kept prospect Dashon Hunt (5-9, 175, CB) off the field as Westlake (Calif.) lost for the first time, 38-9 to Whittier La Serna.

"He came to me in the fourth quarter and said he wanted to play, but I told him we didn't come this far to have him go in and make it worse," Westlake coach Jim Benkert told the Ventura County Star.

Recruit Dan Samuelson (6-5, 280, OT) helped plow the way in a big night for teammate Sam Stevens in a 35-6 win against Elkhart Memorial. Stevens ran 24 times for 289 yards and four touchdowns for Plymouth (Ind.) High.

“Our linemen are really big and they work really hard,” Stevens told the Plymouth Pilot News. “They did a great job tonight.”

Recruit Josh Banderas (6-2, 215, LB) ran for 61 yards and a touchdown but didn’t play in the fourth quarter because of an ankle sprain as Lincoln Southwest dropped its second straight game, 24-20 to Omaha North.

Recruit Nathan Gerry (6-2, 205, S) did a little bit of everything to lead Sioux Falls (S.D.) Washington to a 73-0 win against Sturgis Brown. Gerry scored twice – on a reception and an interception return – had four tackles, and averaged 41 yards on two punts. He also kicked off five times, with one touchback.

Prospect Terrell Newby (5-10, 180, RB) ran for 183 yards, two touchdowns and a two-point conversion as Chaminade (Calif.) Prep lost to Westlake Village Oaks Christian 44-30.

Prospect David Williams (6-1, 185, RB) of Philadelphia's Imhotep Institute ran just nine times, but totaled 130 yards and two touchdowns, including a 92-yarder, in a 54-0 shutout of Philadelphia Roxborough.

Reach Sports Editor Darnell Dickson at or 402-473-7320.


Darnell graduated from BYU and covered Cougar football for the Daily Herald in Provo, Utah, before taking over as sports editor of the Journal Star in 2011.

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