HUGE weekend for BYU commits ahead of BYU/Baylor: BYU football Prep Tracker 2022 (Week 5)

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While BYU had a big game on Saturday, there were several BYU commits who had incredible performances Friday night.  Here’s how they did this weekend in high school football:

Top Performers

The top BYU recruits in Utah and Texas this weekend included:

BYU’s newest football commit, California DB/WR Chance Harrison had four receptions for 65 yards and two touchdowns, four tackles (three solo), with one tackle for loss… and then he committed to play for BYU!

Miles Hall had another standout performance with 10 receptions for for 235 yards and three touchdowns, with nine tackles on defense.

Linebacker Pierson Watson had a great start to his season. In a 62-6 victory Watson had six tackles (two solo), one tackle for loss, three quarterback hurries, a sack, and a 61-yard kickoff returned for a touchdown

Teammates Ryder Burton and Dallin Johnson both had outstanding performances in Springville’s 35-21 victory over rival Spanish Fork. Burton had three touchdown passes and a QB rating of 156, while Johnson had 10 tackles, two tackles for a loss, and a sack.

Landen Chambers had another big game for Fossil Ridge, helping them to a 39-34 victory. He rushed 21 times for 197 yards and a touchdown.

Owen Borg and Will Walker were both back in-action after missing several games with injury. Borg had four tackles and Walker punted seven times with a 40-yard average.

Finally, stats have not yet been posted, but you should watch Jackson Bowers highlights for Friday’s game. He is a man among boys (and busts out a Michael Orr Blindside move at the 45 second mark). Had a touchdown reception and a two-point conversion.

Utah Prep Rankings

Several of the schools with BYU commits are highly ranked in their various classifications.  Here are some of the current rankings for the state of Utah, out of 110 schools (per MaxPreps):
No. 2 Timpview (4-1, Pokai Haunga, Siale Esera) – Same as week 3
No. 5 Corner Canyon (3-2, Owen Borg) – dropped two spots
No. 9 Stansbury (5-0, Easton Baker) – dropped two spots
No. 11 Springville (4-1, Ryder Burton, Dallin Johnson) – same position
No. 13 Riverton (4-1, Will Walker) – same
No. 14 East (2-3, Matthew Fredrick) – Up three spots
No. 37 Skyline (3-2, Miles Hall) – same

This week in Prep Football

A complete account of all prep scores and statistics for this past weekend are included below (updated as stats are made available:

Easton Baker (LB, Class of 2024). This Week: Stansbury (Utah, 5-0) defeated Hillcrest 56-7, holding their opponent to single digit points for the second week in a row. Baker had seven tackles (three solo) and a sack (MaxPreps, Deseret News). Season Totals: In five games, Baker has 31 tackles (17 solo), six tackles for loss, two sacks, and one forced fumble. Follow Baker on Twitter @BakerEaston

Owen Borg (LB, Class of 2023). This week: Corner Canyon (UT 6A, 3-2) fell to Lehi 25-24.  Borg was back in-action after missing two games for injury.  He had four tackles (three solo) in the game (MaxPreps, Deseret News). Season Totals:  In three games Borg has 21 tackles (14 solo), one interception. Follow Borg @Owenborg10.

Jackson Bowers (TE, Class of 2023). This Week: Mountain View (Arizona 6A, 1-1) defeated Mesa 35-24. Stats are not yet available but Bowers had a touchdown grab and a two-point conversion (MaxPreps).  Mountain View is currently ranked no. 20 in Arizona (out of 175 schools). Season Totals: In one game Bowers has five receptions for 34 yards and a touchdown. Follow Bowers on Twitter @jackson_bow3rs.

Ryder Burton (QB, Class of 2023). This Week: Springville (Utah 5A, 4-1) defeated Spanish Fork 35-21.  Burton went 9-of-12 for 196 yards and three touchdowns, with his best QB rating of the season at 156.3.  He also rushed twice for three yards (MaxPreps, Deseret News). Season Totals: In five games Burton is 52-for-103 passing for 878 yards and 10 touchdowns to three interceptions.  He also has 29 carries for 54 yards and two touchdowns. Follow Burton on Twitter @RyderBurton5

Landen Chambers (RB, Class of 2023). This Week: Fossil Ridge (Texas, 2-1) defeated Arlington 39-34.  Chambers rushed 21 times for 197 yards and a touchdown (MaxPreps). Season Totals: In two games Chambers has 47 carries for 343 yards and three touchdowns, and four receptions for 45 yards. Follow Chambers on Twitter @_LandenChambers

Saimone Davis (ATH, Class of 2023). This Week: Colleyville Heritage (Texas, 2-1) defeated Ennis 23-20. Davis had two receptions for 25 yards (MaxPreps). Season Totals: In three games Davis has eight receptions for 88 yards and four solo tackles. Follow Davis on Twitter @SaimoneDavis.

Siale Esera (LB/DE, Class of 2023). This week: Timpview (Utah 5A, 4-1) suffered their first defeat of the season, falling to Skyridge 20-13. Stats not yet available. Season Totals: In four games Esera has 21 tackles (20 solo), with three tackles for loss and three passes defended. Follow Esera on Twitter @EseraSiale

Matthew Fredrick (TE/DE, Class of 2023). This Week: East (Utah 5A, 2-3) fell to national powerhouse IMG Academy 63-13. Fredrick had two receptions for 11 yards (MaxPreps, Deseret News). Season Totals: In three games Fredrick has six receptions for 63 yards. Follow Fredrick on Twitter @Matthew_fred21

Miles Hall (ATH, Class of 2023). This Week: Skyline (Utah 5A, 3-2) defeated Highland 41-24. Hall was the star of the show with 10 receptions for 235 yards and three touchdowns. He also had nine tackles on defense (MaxPreps, Deseret News). Season Totals: In five games Hall has 27 receptions for 626 yards and eight touchdowns, one carry for zero yards, and two kickoff returns for 34 yards.  On defense he has 48 tackles, two passes defended, one forced fumble, and two tackles for loss. Hall is ranked no. 6 in the state in total receiving yards (MaxPreps). Follow Hall on Twitter @MilesHall004

Chance Harrison (ATH, Class of 2024). This week: Rio Mesa (California, 2-1) defeated San Marcos 42-3.  Harrison had four receptions for 65 yards and two touchdowns, four tackles (three solo), with one tackle for loss (MaxPreps). Season Totals: In three games Harrison has one carry for nine yards, 15 receptions for 201 yards and three touchdowns, two kickoff returns for 37 yards, 14 tackles (nine solo), with two tackles for loss. Follow Harrison on Twitter @ChanceHarriso14

Pokai Haunga (WR, Class of 2023). This Week: Timpview (Utah 5A, 4-1) suffered their first defeat of the season, falling to Skyridge 20-13. Haunga did not play due to injury (MaxPreps, Deseret News). Season Totals: In one game Haunga has two receptions for 65 yards and a touchdown.  On defense he four solo tackles, one tackle for loss, one sack, and one 35-yard interception. Follow Haunga on Twitter @PokaiauaHaunga

Andrew Heinig (DL, Class of 2023). This Week: Glenpool High School (Oklahoma 5A, 1-1) lost to Sperry 34-7. Stats have not yet been reported (MaxPreps). Glenpool is ranked no. 153 in Oklahoma out of 261 schools (MaxPreps). Season Totals: Not yet available. Follow Heinig on Twitter @Andrew_Heinig

Dallin Johnson (DT, Class of 2024). This Week: Springville (Utah 5A, 3-1).  Johnson had 10 solo tackles, two tackles for loss, and a sack in Springville’s win over Spanish Fork (MaxPreps, Deseret News). Season Totals: In three games Johnson has 25 tackles (21 solo), seven tackles for loss, two pass breakups, two quarterback hurries, and a sack. Follow Johnson on Twitter @DallinJohnson73

Josiah Phillips (WR, Class of 2023). This week: Sierra Canyon, California ?A, 1-3) lost to Mission Viejo 41-0.  Phillips had one reception for 11 yards (MaxPreps). Season Totals: In four games Phillips has 11 receptions for 229 yards and a touchdown.  Sierra Canyon is ranked no. 76 in California (MaxPreps). Follow Phillips on Twitter @josiahPhillip20

Leo Pulalasi (ATH, Class of 2023). This Week: Lakes High School (Washington 3A, 1-0) had the week off (MaxPreps). Lakes is ranked no. 42 in Washington out of 175 schools. Season Totals: In one game Pulalasi has 10 rushed for 47 yards and three touchdowns, two receptions for 13 yards and one touchdown, one kickoff return for 37 yards, one punt return for 38 yards, five tackles (five solo), two tackles for loss. Follow Pulalasi on Twitter @LeoPulalasi

Stanley Raass (DL, Class of 2023). This Week: Raass is no longer playing for Skyridge (MaxPreps, Deseret News). Season Totals: Not yet available. Follow Raass on Twitter @RaassStanley

Adney Reid (ATH, Class of 2024). This Week: Reid competed for Spanish Fork as a Freshman but is currently living in Australia where his parents are serving as mission president. He is not playing American football currently (MaxPreps, Deseret News). Season Totals: n/a. Follow Reid on Twitter @adney_reid.

Will Walker (K/P, Class of 2025). This Week: Riverton (Utah 6A, 3-2) lost to Pleasant Grove 24-21, but the good news is that Walker was back in-action after missing several weeks to injury. Walker punted seven times at an average punt of 40 yards (MaxPreps, Deseret News). Season Totals: Not yet available. Follow Walker on Twitter @WillWalker84

Pierson Watson (LB, Class of 2023). This Week: Coconino (Arizona 4A, 1-0) won their opener against Blue Ridge 62-6.  Watson had six tackles (two solo), one tackle for loss, three quarterback hurries, a sack, and a 61-yard kickoff returned for a touchdown (MaxPreps).  Coconino climbed in the AZ rankings from no. 67 to 59 (out of 175 Arizona schools, MaxPreps). Season Totals: Not yet available. Follow Watson on Twitter @PiersonWatson

There are 18 verbal commits to the BYU football program: 14 players committed as part of the Class of 2023, three in the Class of 2024, and one in the Class of 2025.

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