Prescott's on a Roll

Prescott's on a Roll

Dak Prescott put on a clinic at the Hester Sports 7-on-7 Tournament this weekend, leading his team to an 11-1 record -- including a head-to-head victory over a Texas team that features one of the most highly-touted QBs in the country. This week, Prescott will visit two Mississippi schools and he hopes to leave with more offers under his belt.

Dak Prescott continues to pick up momentum. The Haughton quarterback led his team to an 11-1 record and second-place finish over the weekend in the Hester Sports 7-on-7 Tournament held in Shreveport.

Along the way, the Buccaneers defeated Belton (TX), with Prescott outdeuling four-star Texas commit David Ash in that game. In fact, by all accounts it was Prescott who appeared to be the best QB in the 17-team tourney.

"We stepped up in the tournament and played well," said Prescott, who threw for well over 2,000 yards (58% completion rate) last year (with 27 TDs). "Our defense played the best it has all summer and our wide receivers caught balls. We were clicking.

"The game against Belton was neck-and-neck the whole way. It felt good, going against a good quarterback like that and it felt even better, seeing our defense shut him down."

El Dorado finished first in the 7-on-7 tournament. The squad from south Arkansas defeated Haughton by seven points in the championship game.

With the marathon (three-day) tourney behind him, Prescott now turns his focus to the week ahead.

"I'm going to Mississippi State's Big Dawg camp later this week," he said. "It starts on Thursday or Friday. This is the second camp I've been to this summer at Mississippi State. It's a camp where they invite many of the players that they might offer. I'm pretty high on Mississippi State. I've heard rumors that they might offer me at the camp, but you never know if those things you hear are true."

TCU was recruiting Prescott, but the Horned Frogs ended up offering a local QB instead. Nevertheless, the TCU coaches were impressed enough with Prescott to recommend him to Southern Mississippi.

"A couple of days ago," said Prescott, "Southern Miss invited me down there and so I'm going (to Hattiesburg) after the Mississippi State camp. They have a good program at Southern Miss and I'm interested."

In 2009, Haughton went 9-3 and advanced to the second round of the Class 4A playoffs. The Bucs lost that game to Huntington and Jarrett Fobbs (LSU), although Haughton won an earlier regular season game against the Raiders.

With Prescott at the helm, Haughton has a good chance to run the table and go undefeated in 2010.

"It's all in our hands," he said. "We know that we can win each game, but we can't get cocky or overconfident. We have a big rivalry game in the opener against Airline, which is a 5A school. Benton should be a good game too."

Last year, Haughton defeated Benton 28-25 and this year's matchup should draw plenty of interest, as Prescott goes head-to-head with safety T.K. Fleming.

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