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, broken his leg or just had an off game. (Hey, it happens to the best of us.) Here are the movers and shakers from week one:
UP — Jordan Walker, Rockhurst RB
I don't mind admitting when I'm wrong, so I'll be the first to point out that Jordan was not one of the two Walkers who made our Missouri preseason All-State football team. But trust me, the Hawklets senior has earned a spot from here on out. After gaining just over 600 yards his entire junior season, Walker ran for a school-record 400 yards to go with five total touchdowns in top-ranked Rockhurst's 35-20 win against Blue Springs. In other words, the rich just got richer.
DOWN — T.J. Fine, Fort Zumwalt West DB
With nine interceptions as a junior, there's no denying that Fine is one of the state's top defensive backs. But he and the Jags defense couldn't find an answer for Christian Brothers College in 52-49 loss. The Jags secondary gave up 318 yards and three scores through the air to Cadets quarterback Dalton Demos, making for an attack that not even Fort Zumwalt's high-powered offense could outgun on this night. Of course, all the blame doesn't go to Fine, but as the defensive leader, he will definitely have to rally his teammates for a bounce-back win Friday against Howell North.
UP — Dorial Green-Beckham, Hillcrest WR
I know you're probably asking, how could the stock of the nation's top receiver get any higher? Well, when you do what DGB did in front a national TV audience, sending Twitter and message boards abuzz, it can happen. The Hornets senior played like a man among boys in his team's 48-26 win against Seneca, catching 18 passes for 284 yards and three touchdowns. With more than 20 scholarship offers and today being the first day college coaches can contact recruits, there's no doubt that DGB's phone is ringing off the hook. For some game highlights, check out this weekly report for highlights from Phil Murphy (@PhilMurphyESPN).
Brandon Parker covers Missouri for ESPNHS magazine and ESPNHIGHSCHOOL.com. Follow him on Twitter @brandoncparker or email him at email@example.com.