247Sports presents the latest version of Top247 standouts, this time featuring some noteworthy multi-phase performances and plenty of huge explosions per touch. This week’s list starts with a couple of the top five prospects in the 2024 recruiting cycle, as well as senior standouts as a wide receiver and forward, who both landed in the top 70 of the 2023 Top247.
Today’s Top247 includes commitments to Texas, Florida, Oklahoma, Florida and Georgia. While we usually include at least a couple of quarterbacks, this week’s edition focuses more on other skills, as well as one offensive lineman and a few noteworthy defensemen. As always, the Top 247 Outstanding Players feature is simply a sample of the top 247 prospects’ outstanding individual performance across three classes. Here’s a rundown of this week’s Top247 standouts:
K. J. Bolden, 2024
Buford (GA) Player of the Year 2024 Kay Jay Bolden – placed 2nd in the overall Top247 rankings in his class – provided a big hit for a big game with his three touches in a 49-7 win at Lawrenceville (GA) Central Gwinnett. Bolden’s three touches spanned offensive and special teams and totaled a whopping 187 yards. He caught two passes for 93 yards and added a 94-yard touchdown return in a lopsided win. Bolden combines outstanding playing context with an equally impressive athletics profile that includes a 10.76 second 100m time and a 42ft 3in triple jump. Bolden has reported over 30 proposals to date.
Sammy Brown, 2024, UK
Jefferson (GA) High School Star Sammy Brown On Friday, he made his sixth 100-yard rush of the 2022 season and led his team to a 35-7 home win over Covington (GA) Eastside. Brown, a top-five rookie and No. 1 linebacker in the 2024 Top247, ran 15 times for 163 yards and four touchdowns as he averaged double-digit yards per carry in his third consecutive contest. Entering Jefferson’s first-round playoffs (8-2) in the Georgia 5A draw, Brown rushed for 1,348 yards and 20 touchdowns with an 8.7 carry yard, catching 10 passes for 222 yards and three touchdowns. These offensive feats are accompanied by Brown’s 82 tackles, one sack and one defensive interception.
Johntay Cook II, 2023 WR – Texas Commit
DeSoto (TX) ended his TXHSFB regular season with a 28-16 home win over Mansfield (TX) as an elite wide receiver. Jontay Cook II — a top 10 receiver in the 2023 Top247 — posted his fourth 100-yard reception in seven weeks. Cooke caught 11 passes for 161 yards and three touchdowns, setting a season high in receptions, his third-highest in rushing yards of the year, and his second-highest total TD in 2022. The Texas player advances to the Division II Class 6A playoffs with 56 catches for 894 yards and 16 touchdowns for 16.0 yards per tackle. Cooke has already set personal bests in catches and footage in a single season, and his 19 catches in the 2021 campaign are three TDs behind.
Lucas Simmons 2023 OT – Florida Commitment
An outstanding performance, reported by the coaching staff of the Clearwater International Academy (Florida), brought the prospect of an elite attacking outfit. Lucas Simmons on this week’s front page. Simmons, a top 10 tackle in the 2023 Top247, didn’t give up on the bag or pressure, according to his coaching staff, in CAI’s 26-20 against defending 8A state champions Venice (FL) at Sunshine. State. Simmons, Florida State’s quarterback, spent most of the night against elite forward Damon Wilson, who has recorded 26 sacks in the last 39 games in his second season.
Lewis Carter, 2023 LB – Oklahoma commit
Linebacker from Oklahoma Lewis Carter did it all last Friday in Tampa, Florida Catholic’s 20-19 win over Tampa, Florida rivals The Jesuit, a victory that was Tampa Catholic’s first in the series since 2000. Carter, top 10 midfielders in 2023’s Top247 rankings recorded eight defensive tackles and blocked a punt shot that hit special teams hard. He also rushed 14 times for 93 yards and had one touchdown. Tampa Catholic advances to the playoffs with an 8-1 record as Carter rushed for 555 yards and 13 touchdowns for 10.9 yards per carry, in addition to his 77 tackles, four sacks and two interceptions.
Mikal Harrison-Pilot, 2023 ATH
Speaking of multi-stage playmakers who can do anything they ask, look no further than the outstanding Temple (TX). Mikal Harrison-Pilot, a four-star athlete ranked in the top 160 in the 2023 Top247. Harrison-Pilot led the road demolition of Temple at Copperas Bay, Texas in a 69-7 win that pushed the Wildcats to 7-3, entering Texas’ class 6A II postseason division. Harrison-Pilot scored touchdowns in three different abilities, including one TD pass, two rushing touchdowns, and one TD catch, for a total of 204 offensive yards. Temple’s first-round playoff matchup at home against the Waxahachie could be one of the most intriguing playoff openings in the ranks of Lone Star State High School.
Eugene Wilson III, 2023 WR – Florida
Eugene Wilson III terrorized opponents in recent weeks. The Florida playmaker’s latest exploits saw him record another 100-yard receiving game, this time in Tampa, Florida, Gaither lost at home to Lithia (FL) Newsom, 54–43. Wilson caught seven passes for 165 yards and two touchdowns, averaging almost 24 yards per reception. That performance came two weeks after Wilson’s monstrous effort with nine catches, 243 yards and three TDs in Gaither’s 41-35 victory over Plant City, Fla. Durant. Wilson also returned a 65-yard interception for TD in a six-point triumph against Durant. Wilson is among the top 20 wide receivers in the 2023 Top247, but there’s no doubt he can play just about anywhere he needs to at the next level.
Kedrick Riscano, 2023 RB
Last Thursday, New Caney (TX) took a 41-21 home win over Conroe (TX) Caney Creek to go 10-0 in the regular season. Four Star Runner Top247 Kedrick Riscano – No. 7 in his senior year position – once again paved the way for New Caney, who received an effective big game from Reescano. The 5-foot-11, 190-pounder only needed eight carries to run for 163 yards and four touchdowns as he averaged 20-plus yards per carry. The game marked Riscano’s eighth 100-yard try of the season as he is in Texas’ Class 6A Division II postseason with 1,611 yards and 28 touchdowns for 8.6 yards per try, not to mention his 15 catches for 228 yards and four points.
Chris Peel, CB 2023 – Georgia Commits
185th overall and top 20 corners in his senior year, cornerback prospect heading to Georgia. Chris Peel built a senior season that supports his rise in the Top247 rankings over the past few months. The Charlotte, NC Day School playmaker ran seven times for 140 yards and touched down twice, and added a 50-yard TD reception — averaging 23.8 yards per touch — to fuel a 56-7 rout of Charlotte, NC Country. Day school in the North Carolina Independent Schools Athletic Association Division I playoffs first round game. In 11 games, Peel rushed for 876 yards and 12 touchdowns for 10.0 yards per carry while catching 23 passes for 351 yards and four goals. Peele also registered 32 tackles, 10 defensive passes, one shot block and a kickoff return.
Of which Mitchell, 2025 TE
Allen (TX) bounced back from consecutive defeats in the county and took a 56–21 victory over Little Elm (TX) as the 2024 four-star QB Top247. Michael Hawkins made a season-high five touchdown passes. Hawkins has made the 2025 elite tight end several times. From that Mitchell, who had four passes for 100 yards and three touchdowns as he posted his second consecutive 100-yard receiving game. Ranked in the top 100 on 247Sports in 2025, Mitchell had an exciting season as a sophomore with 29 catches for 584 yards and seven touchdowns for 20.1 yards per reception. Mitchell…