Quarterbacks, receivers, and running backs can certainly be found in this week’s Top247 standouts, but we also got the privilege of seeing some high-level defensive performances over the weekend. Those include some dynamic running from one of the nation’s best linebackers, an impactful game from an elite edge defender, and more.
“Detroit King 2023 quarterback Dante Moore continued his hot start to the season in a huge Midwest matchup between crosstown rival Detroit Cass Tech. Moore been playing at a top-notch level all season. Friday night he had to face a defense with multiple FBS prospects, but still led his team to victory. Moore — ranked No. 3 among 2023 quarterbacks — was making throws all over the field and had control from his vantage point. Moore carried King to a 41-34 victory, with 365 passing yards passing and five touchdown throws. He displayed the ability to make throws whether in the pocket or on the move, consistently finding the open receiver. The game has slowed down for Moore, which is a scary thought as he continues to pace the Crusaders, who sit at 3-1 as they aim for another state title run. It’s going to be exciting to see if he can keep this play up and even more so who will get his services for college.” — Chris Singletary, 247Sports national analyst