Photo: Jeff Antenore The Orange County Register

Posted On: 04/6/21 10:15 PM

Here were the top rushing performances of week 4.

Justin Brown, Grossmont, 2021

Grossmont had an impressive week hanging close in a game against one of the better programs in San Diego, Helix. They largely were in the game because of Justin Brown’s performance. Brown threw for 482 yards and four touchdowns and also ran for a touchdown. He is also a key player on the baseball team at Grossmont.

Richie Munoz Richie Munoz 6'0" | QB La Salle | 2023 CA , La Salle, 2023

Munoz threw for six touchdowns in La Salle’s high-scoring win over Salesian last week. The sophomore quarterback also can make plays with his legs. He rushed for a team-high 78 yards on just nine carries. Munoz has offers from San Jose State and Nevada. He threw for 30 touchdowns as a freshman last season and is a rising prospect to keep an eye on.

Maalik Murphy Maalik Murphy 6'4" | QB Serra - Gardena | 2022 State CA , Serra, 2022

Murphy is one of the top quarterbacks in the nation for the class of 2022 but his on field production hasn’t matched the level we expected for an elite recruit like him. Murphy lit it up against Notre Dame of Sherman Oaks last week, throwing for 301 yards and three touchdowns in a 29-14 win. Murphy is committed to Texas but if he starts putting up big games, other schools will still try to steal him.

Dylan Neal, Fullerton, 2021

Fullerton has been a surprise team in Orange County this season and it’s largely due to Neal’s outstanding quarterback play. He completed 14 of 19 passes for 338 yards and six touchdowns in an easy win over crosstown foe Troy. Neal has thrown for 10 touchdowns and just two interceptions through three games. He will lead Fullerton in a huge game this week against Sunny Hills for the Fullerton City Championship and likely a second place finish in the Freeway League.

Malachi Nelson Malachi Nelson 6'1" | QB Los Alamitos | 2023 CA , Los Alamitos, 2023

The aforementioned Murphy is the top quarterback prospect in the 2022 class and Nelson is the top quarterback in the 2023 class. He has been having a fantastic sophomore season and has made so much progress since his freshman year. Nelson threw for a school-record seven touchdown passes, all of which in the first half in a rout of Huntington Beach. In the second half, the coaching staff made him the offensive coordinator and he got to coach up his backup and prospect Aidan Chiles Aidan Chiles 5'10" | QB Los Alamitos | 2023 CA . Nelson has offers from all the major schools.

Dylan Wheatley, Citrus Valley, 2021

Wheatley and the Citrus Valley offense dominated local rival Redlands 42-7 last week. The senior quarterback completed 23 of 31 passes for 332 yards and six touchdowns. He is having an outstanding senior season, throwing for 13 touchdowns compared to just three interceptions. He is a good athlete at 6-foot-3, 200 pounds and has an offer from Graceland University.

Other top performers:

Angel Alvarez, Magnolia

Pierce Clarkson Pierce Clarkson 5'11" | QB St. John Bosco | 2023 CA , St. John Bosco

Carson Conklin Carson Conklin 6'0" | QB Orange Lutheran | 2023 CA , Centennial

Darius Cowens Darius Cowens 6'0" | QB Pacifica/Garden Grove | 2023 CA , Pacifica

Jayden Denegal Jayden Denegal 6'5" | QB Apple Valley | 2022 State CA , Apple Valley

Zevi Eckhaus, Culver City

Dylan Eldredge, Cypress

Justin Gil, La Habra

Ryland Jessee Ryland Jessee 5'11" | QB Helix | 2024 CA , Helix

Bo Kelly, Dana Hills

Nathan Kornely, Villa Park

Dartanyon Moussiaux, Capistrano Valley

Omar Perez, Chula Vista

Jake Retzlaff, Centennial

Noah Rodriguez, Monrovia

Cavin Ross Cavin Ross 6'1" | QB Lompoc | 2023 CA , Lompoc

Brian Rudden, Otay Ranch

Rich Russillo, Oak Park

Kadin Semonza Kadin Semonza 5'10" | QB Mission Viejo | 2023 CA , Mission Viejo

Jaxon Smaler, Trabuco Hills

Jackson Stratton, La Jolla

Angel Vega, Santa Ana

Tyler Voss Tyler Voss 6'2" | QB Valencia | 2022 State CA , Valencia