Persa, Concannon Shine

High School Football continues to roll across the nation, and with 14 Commits, including Libery HS's Dan Persa, the Northwestern Wildcat fans can watch both NU and how next year's class is performing. No kidding, there's a lot to be excited about in the class of 2007...

This page will be cumulative, so we'll just add the latest info at the top of the "actions" column...
The Purple Reign Commit Tracker 
Through games September 16th

Pos Name (School) Hometown HT/WT/40 Actions
OL Colin Armstrong (Benet Academy Redwings) Lisle, IL 6-5/270 + 9/22 Lost to Joliet Catholic 54-12
+ 9/15 Lost to St. Viator - Offensive line key in St. Viator's win
'We got handled':
+ 9/8 Benet beat Nazareth 46-28 Benet ground attack comes alive in rout of Nazareth: 
+ Beat Montini 35-21 [now that we have the right school....Benet roars back from halftime deficit to earn win: 
S David Arnold (Copley HS Indians) Copley, OH 6-1/190/4.40 + 9/22 Beat Highland 27-17
+ 9/16 Scored a TD as team beat Cloverleaf 37-8
+ 9/8 Moved from WR to RB but Lost to Orrville 41-19 Quarterback makes plays for Orrville
+ 9/1 Team is 1-1, they beat Cleveland Colinwood 48-20 after losing their opener
S Michael Bolden (Evanston Twp HS Wildkits) Evanston, IL 6-1/175/4.50 + 9/21 Lost to New Trier 48-18
+ 9/15 Deerfield 24 Evanston 16
+ 9/8 Evanston beat Maine West 39-6  Wildkits too quick for Maine West
+ 9/1 Evanston beat Lane 27-20 - Had 286 yards on 38 carries in the win. rushed for 86 yards in opening loss to Hinsdale Central
WR.CB Charles Brown (Robeson) Chicago, IL 6-0/175 + 9/23 Beat Harper 58-0
+ 9/16 Beat Fenger 28-0
+ 9/8 Robeson's speedy Brown settles on Northwestern and  Speedy Robeson sprints past Bulldogs
DE Vincent Browne (David Anderson Jr/Sr HS Blue Devils) Lisbon, OH 6-5/240/4.82  + 9/8 injured on kickoff coverage and had to be assisted off the field with what appeared to be a right leg injury. - team still rwon 41-12
+ 9/1Team is 1-0 after first week.
RB Scott Concannon (Rock Bridge Sr. HS Bruins) Columbia, MO 5-10/180  + 9/22 Experienced, loaded and hungry
+ 9/16 Concannon 13 for 67 yards but had a 56 yard INT return Bruins kings of Vegas 
+ 9/8 White joins the fun south of the border Rock Ridge won 34-8 - Concannon had 171 yds on 19 carries.
+217 rushing yards in a 39-14 win over DeSmet.
RB Drake Dunsmore (St. Thomas Aquinas HS Saints) Overland Park, KS 6-3/215/4.60 + 9/16 Saints hold on for win
+ 9/8 
+ 9/1 Beat Washington 73-0 Washington must improve on Friday's results
OL Cameron Joplin (Pioneer HS Pioneers) Ann Arbor, MI 6-5/245/4.80  + 9/21 beat Adrian 28-14 Pioneer halfway to playoff berth
+ 9/16 Pioneer (2-2) begins its push for the playoffs scores 45 pts in win
9/8 Lost to Saline 37-22.
9/1 Team defeated Dexter 22-25 Thursday
OL Niko Mafuli (St. Louis University HS - Junior Billikens) St. Louis, MO 6-3/295/4.90  + 9/22 Came from 14 down to Beat Ft. Zumwalt West 21-14 Boxscore
+ 9/15  Lost to Chaminade 35-22 - Mafuli had 1 solo tackle and 2 assts
+ 9/8 Beat Althoff 28-21 in OT
+ 9/1 Told that NU plans to use him as a Nose Tackle - Won their first game 26-14 over Parkway South. He had 3 tackles 2 assists... 
LB Bryce McNaul (Eden Prairie Sr. Eagles) Eden Prairie, MN 6-4/235/4.70 + 9/22 beat  Wayzata 28-3
+ 9/16 Eden Prairie states very strong case - Scored a TD
+ 9/8 Used 16 different ball carriers to win 43-0 over Eagan
+ 9/1 Eden Prairie won  42-14 - we heard that McNaul also lined up as an RB
QB Dan Persa (Liberty HS Hurricanes) Bethlehem, PA

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6-1.5/207 + 9/22 Beat the Emmaus Hornets 56-21 - Persa had over 180 yds passing/160 yds rushing  Runningdiary
+ 9/16  Beat Whitehall Zephyrs 28-0 runningdiary
+ 9/8 Canes won 42-0. Persa had a good night  Runningdiary
+ 9/1Won their opener 49-14 - Persa showed a lot of speed.
Could be one of the top safeties in the area, but due to depth at quarterback, he hasn't seen much action. He will be a great asset because he is a tremendous athlete
DT/TE/LB Josh Rooks (Holland Christian HS Maroons) Holland, MI 6-5/245/4.80 + 9/8 Beat Greenville at home 31-16, 
+ 9/1 Team won first 2 games, Beat Holland High 28-0, and T.K. Middleville, 31-16.
LB Blake Sorensen (Eden Prairie Sr. Eagles) Eden Prairie, MN 6-1/205/4.60  + 9/8 See McNaul
+ 9/1 Eden Prairie won  42-14 
DE Kevin Watt (Glenbard West HS Hilltoppers ) Glen Ellyn, IL 6-4/225/4.80  + 9/22 Lost to York [#14] 35-7
+ 9/16 Lost to Addison Trail 28-7 Blazers start slow, but finish fast
+ 9/8 Glenbard West beat Proviso West 28-22
+ 9/1 Team lost to Proviso East 28-25

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