Every high school football player has their dream school, the school they rooted for when they were growing up. Some even have a list of five schools they have always wanted to play for. However, when it comes to recruiting, often times that list has to be put away.
If you are in the fortunate position where every school in the country wants you then the dream school is an option. However, for the majority of recruits, you want to go where you are “wanted”. If you have offers from schools but you are more interested in forcing your way into another school that is not that interested then you could be setting yourself up for failure.
FEATS OF THE WEEK: Derrick Henry of Yulee, Fla., and Jacob Taylor of Lake Arrowhead, Calif., Rim of the World became the sixth and seventh players in prep football history to run for 4,000 yards in a season. … Henry’s record-breaking career ended when Yulee lost to Jacksonville, Bolles, 45-35, in the Class 4A semifinals. The Alabama commit gained 316 yards in the game to leave his national record for career rushing yards at 12,121. Henry broke single-season Florida marks with 4,260 rushing yards and 55 touchdowns. He ran for over 100 yards in a national-record 47 straight games. … Taylor had 260 rushing yards to lead Rim of the World to a 34-31 win against Ontario, Christian for the CIF-SS East Valley championship. Taylor (uncommitted) finished the year with 4,032 yards, the second-best total in state history. … Prominent national and state records were broken on Tennessee’s championship weekend. Davis Howell of Knoxville, Christian Academy finished his career with a national-best 358 receptions. Howell (uncommitted) caught 15 balls in a 48-14 rout of Milan for his team’s second straight Class 3A title. … Meanwhile, in the 5A final, junior Jalen Hurd of Hendersonville, Beech set a state single-season record with 3,357 rushing yards during his team’s 56-35 win against Columbia. Hurd ran for 394 yards and seven touchdowns in the game. … Max Browne of No. 19 Sammamish, Skyline broke the Washington career passing record as his team thumped Tacoma, Bellarmine Prep, 49-24, in the 4A championship game. Browne, a Southern Cal recruit, threw for 384 yards in the game to bump his career total to 12,951.