In this week's edition of All-State Stock Watch, we're looking 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, gotten a big-time scholarship offer, or broken his leg. Whatever the case, I chart all the data (in my head) and give you the biggest movers of the week.
UP — Tommy Schutt, Glenbard West DL
Some moron gave Schutt a DOWN grade last week, but the senior responded with one of the most impressive performances of Week 1. He was an absolute beast in a nationally-televised game against Wheaton South, leading Glenbard West to a 21-7 victory. It snapped Wheaton South's 26-game winning streak and made the statement that Hilltoppers (and Schutt especially) are among the best in Illinois. That deserves either an UP grade or an apology ... let's give Schutt an UP.
DOWN — Lamontiez Ivy, East St. Louis QB
Ivy is still one of the most exciting quarterbacks in the state, but it's hard to argue that Week 1 went well for the senior signal caller. He led his East St. Louis team into Georgia to take on North Gwinnett on Saturday, and the Flyers came out on the wrong end of a 41-0 rout. For a team that is expected to have an explosive offense, Ivy couldn't get anything going (11 of 27, 99 yards).
UP — Brandon Greer, Mount Carmel DB/RB
In last year's season opener, the Mount Carmel defense was gashed in a 47-41 loss to Simeon. This time around, Greer led a defensive turnaround that helped Mount Carmel win the rematch, 23-14. Greer, a safety, was instrumental in holding Arkansas-bound Simeon QB Robert Gregory in check (155 passing yards, 2 TDs). Greer also contributed 124 rushing yards and a touchdown on 11 carries.
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