It's another edition of our weekly recruiting roundup, where we check in with a handful of USF's Class of 2018 verbal commits (because it would take way too long to hit them all).
The season is starting to wind down for a lot of these kids. Some will be gearing up for runs through the state playoffs, while others will soon play their final games as prep stars.
Let's dive in:
-Three-star Tallahassee Godby defensive end Trey Laing had a hell of a night Friday, recording two of the Cougars’ seven sacks in their 21-6 victory over Rickards. The win clinched them the Class 5A-District 2 title.
His performance earned him praise in the Tallahassee Democrat, where he's shown in the process of wrecking some kid's life...
Congratulations, @Trey_Laing! Love seeing our great student athletes in the paper! You represent Godby well! @GodbyFootball pic.twitter.com/oRTFmpkhGg— Lyssa (@librarianlyssa) October 14, 2017
I mean look at this poor kid...
Picture speaks for itself..... pic.twitter.com/Gk9LxRtL7C— Trey Laing (@Trey_Laing) October 14, 2017
-Let's head back up to the Peach State where three-star Atlanta Carver quarterback Octavious Battle led his Panthers to a 16-6 win at Riverwood on Friday. Carver currently sits atop the Region 6-AAAAA standings.
According to MaxPreps, Battle has thrown for 1,667 passing yards with a 74.1% completion percentage and nine touchdowns through the air this season. He’s also run for 390 yards and a touchdown.
A few weeks ago he was named Back of the Week by the ATL Touchdown Club, where he was standing amongst elite company. That's No. 1 Class of 2018 prospect and Georgia verbal commit Justin Fields standing next to him in the third pic.
Congratulations Octavious Battle @NSC_Football @Atl_TD_Club Back of the Week! @FOX5Sports @High5Sports @1APS_Athletics @apsupdate pic.twitter.com/wcZRg6a1YI— K. P. Mitchell (@ATLad51) October 2, 2017
-Check out this pick six from three-star Pensacola West Florida safety Keyon Helton in the Jaguars' 49-14 beatdown of Bay on Friday. They remain on top of the Class 5A-District 1 standings and the Pensacola News-Journal Power Poll.
Easy Work #Pick6 pic.twitter.com/GFzLuOz35S— KHELTON6 (@k__helton) October 14, 2017
-His team may have fallen 19-7 to Gaither on Friday, but two-star Tampa Sickles athlete Jontrey Hunter had an impressive performance in all three phases of the game.
He rushed for 119 yards and one touchdown at quarterback, was active in making key tackles at safety, and even pinned Gaither on its own one-yard line with a pooch punt.
-Three-star Miami Central linebacker Dwayne Boyles played a role on special teams and got into the backfield a few times on Friday as his Rockets rolled Hialeah-Miami Lakes on Saturday, 59-0.
-Things didn't go so well for three-star Chiefland running back Brian Norris Jr. and his team as they ended up on the wrong side of a 44-7 beatdown at the hands of Hawthorne.
According to MaxPreps, the 6'2", 220 pound tailback has nearly 500 rushing yards and is averaging 4.9 yards per carry on the season.
-Three-star Okeechobee athlete Jujuan Cherry ripped off an 82-yard touchdown run late in the Brahmans’ 32-25 loss to Sebastian River on Monday.
The month of October has been good to Cherry — he has scored six touchdowns in his last three contests.
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