It's time for the All-State Stock Watch, as we look at All-State football players who saw their potential value rise or fall over the past week. A player could have performed well in a game, received a big-time scholarship offer, broken his leg or just had an off game.
UP — Mike Davis, Stephenson, RB
Davis was already under consideration for this honor after his stellar 221-yard, four-TD performance against Tift County. But then we found this video of one of his scores, and we went nuts. The 46-yard scamper might be the best TD run you see in HS football this season and helped cement his status as one of the nation’s great backs. Florida fans must be pumped to have this talented 5-foot-10 back heading to Gainesville next fall.
DOWN — Jonquel Dawson, MLK, QB
A change in MLK’s offensive philosophy has severely hampered Dawson’s individual numbers this season. In 2010, you could bank on the senior torching opposing secondaries for 300-plus yards through the air, but the Lions have put more stock in their rushing attack this fall, thereby limiting Dawson’s productions. The change could ultimately help Dawson evolve into more efficient passer. In last week’s win against Collins Hill, he completed 11-of-18 passes for 145 yards and two scores.
UP — JaQuay Williams, Sandy Creek, WR
Opposing corners hate drawing the assignment of covering Williams. The senior has caught four touchdowns in the last two games and had a monster effort in a 49-0 win against ELCA Friday. Williams pulled down five passes for 151 yards and found the end zone twice to lead Sandy Creek to its third win of the season. The Auburn recruit is averaging more than 50 yards per catch.