Stock rising for Stacy, Stafford

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, gotten a big-time scholarship offer, broken his leg or just had an off game.

UP — Caleb Stacy, Oak Hills, OL

Oak Hills boasts one of the best rushing attacks in the Greater Miami Conference this season, and Stacy’s play in the trenches has been key to the team’s success in moving the chains. The Michigan recruit has helped the offense generate nearly 1,100 yards on the ground as the Highlanders have gone undefeated in five games.

DOWN — Trevor Smith, Ursuline, RB

In what was a must-win game for the Fighting Irish at Steubenville last week, the team fell, 22-17. The loss dropped the defending state champs to 1-5 on the season, and the team is in serious jeopardy of falling out of playoff contention. While Curry definitely did his part with 116 yards and two scores, it wasn’t enough for Ursuline. And things don’t get any easier with No. 1 St. Edward next on the schedule.

UP — Dwayne Stafford, Taft, WR

Stafford could soon be taking his talents to the SEC. The senior WR will head down to Tuscaloosa this weekend, along with classmate Adolphus Washington, for an official visit to Alabama. The 6-foot-4, 190-pounder also has offers from LSU, Michigan and Ohio State.