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Recruiting roundup: Boise State, Hawaii recruits highlight weekend high school football action

Some of the top recruits in the Mountain West Conference were on display this weekend, but three players separated themselves from the rest of the pack.

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High school football returned this weekend, and that means top Mountain West Conference recruits were back starring on the gridiron.

They didn't disappoint, either.

Each week, here at Mountain West Connection, I'll be examining the conference's recruits that had headline performances from all across the country.

Now, without further ado, let's check out which recruits stood out from the rest in this week's roundup.

Most Valuable Player – Derrion Grim (three-star Boise State wide receiver verbal commitment)

It didn't take long for Derrion Grim to steal the show Friday night in Stockton, California. Grim, a three-star receiver out of McNair High School (Stockton, CA) took the opening kickoff 95 yards for a touchdown and didn't look back.

Grim finished the night with 10 receptions for 238 yards and six touchdowns – along with his kickoff return touchdown he finished with a total of seven – in a 74-26 victory over Calaveras.

Grim's performance was an eye-opener for fans, media members and also, other schools – Nebraska offered Grim immediately after his standout season-debut.

If performances like this past weekend's continue for Grim, Nebraska won't be the only school to offer the Boise State commitment.

Second Most Valuable Player – McKenzie Milton (three-star Hawaii quarterback verbal commitment)

When the opposing coach labels you as the "best quarterback I've ever seen," you know you made an impact. That's exactly what Kapolei head coach Darren Hernandez said about Mililani quarterback McKenzie Milton to Hawaii Prep World's Nick Abramo.

Milton was fantastic, completing 33-of-45 passes for 515 yards, six touchdowns and zero interceptions in a 67-21 victory.

Milton, 5-11, 160 pounds, is listed as a three-star athlete by 247Sports in Hawaii's 2016 recruiting class.

He may not be biggest quarterback, but he sure proved he can can sling it.

Third Most Valuable Player – Darrian Hammonds (three-star Fresno State running back verbal commitment)

Hammonds showed it all in his season debut, leading Arlington Sequin to a 22-9 victory over West Mesquite.

Hammonds also had two receptions for 15 yards in the win. Hammonds, a three-star running back, is rated as the second-best commitment in Fresno State's 2016 recruiting class.

Honorable Mention

Air Force: Quarterback recruit Michael Viktrup, a two-star out of Carmel High School in Carmel, Indiana, had 201 total yards and three touchdowns in a 35-28 loss to La Salle.

Boise State: Robert Mahone rushed for 155 yards and three touchdowns on just 12 carries in his season debut.

Colorado State: Collin Hill, a three star quarterback out of Dorman High School in Spartanburg, South Carolina, finished 19-of-32 for 228 yards and three total touchdowns in his season debut.

Fresno State: Running back Saevion Johnson had 12 carries for 97 yards and a touchdown in limited action.

Hawaii: McKenzie Milton was throwing it, but fellow Mililani, and Hawaii commitment, Kalakaua Timoteo was the main person on the receiving end. Timoteo had 10 receptions for 193 yards and two touchdowns.