There is a very impressive group of college football prospects within the state this season and they got their seasons started over the weekend with several outstanding performances. There is also an impressive prospect list among those who are committed to in-state college programs that play out-of-state. Most of these players won't start playing until the first week of September, but one notable out-of-stater recorded the best prospect performance of the weekend.
Houma didn't play much of the second half in Highland's blowout win against West, but he still managed 112 yards rushing on just 16 carries. He also recorded a 95-yard kickoff return for a touchdown.
The Michigan commit is one of the top athletes in the state and this probably won't be the last time he makes the Top 5 prospect performance of the week list.
He hadn't done much on the field prior to receiving his two offers this offseason, but Fakailoatonga showed why those offers were extended. In Cottonwood's 36-13 win over Westlake on Friday, he caught eight passes for 140 yards, including a 61-yard touchdown reception.
Should he continue with similar performances this year, Utah and BYU likely won't be the only two schools handing him scholarship offers.
Bateman went 22-for-36 for 329 yards and three touchdowns on Friday night. He looks to be the top quarterback prospect in the state and should be piling up even more offers as he continues to perform at a high level.
Bernard received an offer from BYU over the summer and he showed why that offer was extended in the Mustangs' 35-32 win over Orem. He accounted for 239 yards rushing and three touchdowns on just 25 carries. He also had 69 receiving yards.
Weeks played all over the field in Show Low's 28-26 loss to Moapa Valley High School in Nevada. He managed 10 catches for 139 yards and a touchdown along with nine rushes for another 105 yards and two touchdowns on the night.
Weeks recently was named as a preseason All-American by MaxPreps.