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).
For some of these kids, these final few weeks will be the last opportunities to have to show out in their prep careers.
Let's dive in:
-Three-star Sarasota Booker wide receiver Talik Keaton had a monster day in the Tornadoes' 26-21 victory at Lemon Bay on Friday.
The Sarasota product hauled in five catches for 134 yards and three touchdowns on offense and boomed a 45-yard punt in the win. After starting 0-5, Keaton and the Tornadoes have reeled off three straight victories to claw their way back into the postseason hunt.
-Three-star Gadsden County inside linebacker Randal Copeland and his team came out on the wrong end of a 48-42 shootout versus Eastside last Thursday.
The Bulls verbal commit continues to lead his team with 80 tackles on the season. He will get one last opportunity to pad his stats when GC closes the season versus Gulf Breeze next Thursday.
Also, check out this graphic he received before last week's game. Where is this? Why is he kneeling? Is he preparing to pull out the sword or did he just jam it into the rock for whatever reason? Why does this football stadium lead directly into a forest? SO MANY QUESTIONS!
Gameday pic.twitter.com/HGkGIbJ4dm— Randal Copeland (@_RJ57) October 19, 2017
-Three-star Port Charlotte nose tackle Devin Leacock helped his team deliver the largest margin of victory in school history on Friday as they pummeled Island Coast, 60-0.
Still no stats or updated video from the Pirates defensive standout... but hey look, he's Port Charlotte's homecoming king!
So proud of how unselfish r kids r. Grt tm win. Proud of how this young man handles himself on & off the fld & continues to beat adversity. pic.twitter.com/tzb4Aksx4A— Coach Ingman (@coach_ingman) October 14, 2017
Congratulations to Alyssa Allred and Devin Leacock for being selected Queen and King for HOMECOMING 2017! pic.twitter.com/PfSgBwd1mO— Mr. Long (@PCPiratesHS) October 17, 2017
-Make it four straight wins for three-star Hollywood Chaminade-Madonna guard Sebastian Sainterling and his Lions. They dunked on Doral 41-5 last Friday.
Here are some highlights of the game:
-A rough outing for three-star Pensacola Catholic left tackle Ethan Watson last week as he and his crusaders were dominated by Booker T. Washington, 30-7.
With an open date this week, the 850 product will be in at Raymond James Stadium for USF's 3:45 p.m. game versus Houston this Saturday.
Usf game this weekend— Ethan Watson (@ethanwatson72) October 24, 2017
-Three-star Jacksonville Ribault safety Devon Matthews excelled in the Trojans' 33-6 win versus Stanton last Thursday.
The DUUUUUVVVVAAALLLL native rushed for 113 yards and a touchdown on offense and also clocked in a 56-yard punt return to set up an eventual Ribault score.
Had A Great Senior Night #LastRide pic.twitter.com/5Uk7q5HncU— MONSTER™ (@dmatt_5) October 20, 2017
-Three-star Davie Nova linebacker/running back Shaun Peterson Jr. went over 1,000 yards for the season with a 106 yard, two touchdown performance against Hollywood Hills last week.
His Titans won the game 18-10 to put them right on the cusp of clinching the District Class 7A-District 15 title. Nova can clinch with a victory at West Broward tonight.
PRP Sports Interview: Shaun Peterson Jr aka THE BEAST @pressure_3 @FootballNova @ShaunPetersonS1 pic.twitter.com/WkNTfNKEj8— Mewzam Pratt (@PRPSports1) October 20, 2017
Continue to not directly tweet at recruits, please.