A good mix of offensive and defensive performances highlights this week’s top 247 players from last weekend’s games across the country. Two elite running backs from Texas football school joined three quarterbacks — one each in 2023, 2024, and 2025 — and several talented defensemen from several different states.
Readers will find commitments to Louisville, Texas A&M, Alabama, USC, Georgia and Oregon in the next set of 10 noteworthy efforts. As we always want to point out, the Top 247 Outstanding Members feature is just a sample of the top 247 prospects’ outstanding individual results across three classes: the 2023 Top 247, the 2024 Top 247, and the initial 2025 Top 100 Watchers list. of the year. With that said, we present this week’s 10 honorees, ranking first in the 2023 Top247.
Reuben Owens, 2023 RB – Louisville commit
Monstrous senior season continues for preeminent El Campo (TX) high school Reuben Owens, ranked #1 in Top247 in the class of 2023. Owens, who passed the 6,000 yard mark in El Campo’s career 45-35 in the 12-4A circuit opening win in Navasota, Texas, rushed for 353 yards and five touchdowns on 37 carries to bolster a Ricebirds 10-point triumph . . Unofficially, Owens rushed for 873 yards and 12 touchdowns in 97 rushes for 9.0 yards per carry despite missing one game during El Campo’s 3-2 start. We recently updated 247Sports’ scouting report on Owens.
Taylor Tatum, 2024 RB
This mostly rural but talent-rich region of East Texas is home to one of the nation’s best 2024 four-star runners. Taylor Tatum, a three-sport standout at Longview High School, who started his junior season very well. On Friday, Tatum was instrumental in Longview’s 21-13 return win over Dallas’ Lancaster, which led Longview 13-7 to halftime. Tatum – 67th overall in the 2024 Top247 – showed great skill and a big game with 26 carries for 182 yards and two touchdowns. Also an outstanding baseball player and 200m runner, Tatum, 5’10” and 195 pounds, threw at least two touchdowns (12 total) in each of Longview’s five games while starting 5-0 in the No. 1 class. Team 5A Division I in TXHSFB.
Dalton Brooks 2023 ATH – Texas A&M broadcasts
Texas A&M Four-Star Athlete Dalton Brooks once again, the two-time reigning Texas state champion in class 2A of the first division, Shiner Comanches, played. Brooks gained over 300 yards in the scrimmage and threw five full touchdowns over the weekend as Shiner crushed Ganado on the road in the Texas District 15-2A DI opener. Brooks ran 20 times for 276 yards and four touchdowns for 13.8 yards per tote, adding a 54-yard TD catch. Brooks, a top 10 athlete in the 2023 Top247, helped Shiner start 4-1 to 4th in the 2A DI, according to TexasFootball.com.
Dylan Lonergan, QB 2023 – Alabama
2023 Four-Star Quarterback Heading to Alabama Dylan Lonergan Led a powerful offense at Snellville (GA) Brookwood over the weekend in a 41-24 home win over Cumming (GA) South Forsyth. The 6ft 2in, 215lb, who is ranked 11th nationally among Top247 senior quarterbacks, has completed 30 of 38 passes for 405 yards, four touchdowns and one interception, and has added 47 extra yards in 11 games. brings victory. In four games, Lonergan threw for 873 yards with a 7-3 TD-INT ratio and a 60.2 completion percentage, in addition to 176 yards and two points.
Tackett Curtis, 2023 UK – USC Commitment
In a seismic moment for high school, Mani, Louisiana, is a four-star linebacker heading to USC. Tacket Curtis led the Tigers to a 25–17 home win on Friday night against a five-star No. 1 overall. Arch ManningIsidor Newman’s detachment visiting New Orleans. Curtis, a regular three-stage member of Many, ran 85 yards from his QB option and recorded nine tackles, including two forfeits. Time from Shreveport, Louisiana. Curtis is clearly the leader of this team that has played in three consecutive Louisiana Class 2A state title games, including winning the 2020 state championship. Top247 ranks Curtis 7th nationally among linebacker prospects.
Jamaal Jarrett 2023 DL – Georgia Commits
Greensboro (NC) Grimsley’s defense played a major role in the Wyrlies’ 5-0 start, holding four of those opponents to 14 points or less. The latest casualty was Greensboro (NC), Northwest Guildford, who lost 55-12 at Grimsley on Friday. Four-star defender bound for Georgia Jamal Jarrett — one of the best domestic D-line prospects in the country and a Top 140 Top247 prospect — wreaked havoc at point attack in a 43-point win. Intimidating blockers and playing during the game, Jarrett finished with four tackles, including two losses, marking his third straight game with at least one TFL. In five games, Jarrett made 23 tackles, seven tackles for loss, one sack and one interception for Grimsley’s defense, averaging 14.8 points per game.
Michael Hawkins QB 2024
Michael Hawkins, a 2024 Top247 four-star quarterback ranked in the top 150 overall by juniors, is leading offense from Texas’s biggest high school: Allen. On Friday, Hawkins’ dual-threat acumen was on full display when he led Allen in a 43-7 road rout of Denton (TX) Braswell in a District 5-6A matchup at the DFW Metroplex. Hawkins had over 330 yards offensively and had four touchdowns, completing 22 of 33 passes for 256 yards and scoring two goals. Dallas Morning News. He also made five carries for 77 yards and two more goals. The 6-foot 1.185-pounder has connected six times for 99 yards with a 2025 elite tight end. From that Mitchella combo that should provide Allen with many more big games through the fall of 2023.
Kenyon Sadik 2023 ATH – Oregon Commits
Sequel to an excellent Oregon-related senior campaign Kenyon Sadiq – named one of the top 150 players in the 2023 Top247 – gave the Idaho Falls (ID) Skyline Senior an exceptional two-way game in Saturday’s 46-7 win over Idaho Falls (ID). Sadiq caught five passes for 124 yards and one touchdown for 81 yards, and ran once for 27 yards and scored 150 yards in the scrimmage. Defensively, the highly athletic 6ft 3in, 220lb Sadiq recorded one sack and one interception, demonstrating his versatility and ability to play both sides of the ball. In five games, Sadiq caught 22 passes for 532 yards and seven touchdowns, as well as running for 38 yards four times and scoring another goal. He made two tackles for the loss, regained a fumble, and also returned with a kickoff for a touchdown.
Anquon Fegans, 2025 S
Powerhouse Alabaster (Alabama) Thompson is rolling with four straight wins after starting 0-2. Thompson’s last victory came on Friday, when the Warriors defeated Pinson (Alabama) Clay-Chalkville 17-14 at home in a showdown against well-known Alabama high school programs. Thompson’s defense, brimming with Power Five talent, hit big with a four-star first member of the 2025 top 100. Anquon Fegans, who recorded six tackles, one interception and one fumble recovery. In six games, the outstanding sophomore produced 30 tackles and four INTs to lead Thompson’s vaunted defense. The Fegans come from a football family with two older brothers in college play (Alabama). Trecon Fegans and Northwest State Antwon Fegans Jr.).
Colin Hurley QB 2025
Jacksonville (FL) Trinity Christian scored four touchdowns off the four-star quarterback for the second time this season. Colin Hurley, a member of the original 247Sports Top 100 Watchers list for the sophomore class. Hurley completed 19 of 28 throws for 260 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions as he increased his five-game completion percentage to 58.1 percent in a 43-30 home win over Lake City, Florida Columbia. Hurley fueled a Trinity Christian offense that scored 40-plus four times in a 5-0 start. Hurley threw for 851 yards, 11 TDs and only two INTs in 93 pass attempts.
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