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TDS Recruiting Roundup: Week 4

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Follow along as we check in with some of USF football's Class of 2018 verbal commits and see how they're performing on Friday nights.

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There was no recruiting roundup last week because, well, Hurricane Irma obviously put high school football on hold around the state.

Even this past Friday, several schools still had their games postponed in the storm’s aftermath, allowing for USF to invite roughly 85 teams teams to their 47-23 victory over Illinois.

However, some of USF's Class of 2018 verbal commits from the northern parts of the state were able to take the field this past weekend, so let’s check in with them:

  • Three-star Tallahassee Godby defensive end (and unofficial Class of 2018 recruiting coordinator) Trey Laing has played a major role for the Cougar defense this season. The team improved to 4-0 on Friday with a crushing 41-7 victory over rival Leon (Laing's former school).

According to MaxPreps, the Tallahassee-product has eight tackles and 3.5 sacks on the season.

Also notable: his brother and USF 2019 verbal commit Kyler has made a slightly bigger impact for the Godby defense this season. The younger Laing has 12 tackles and 4.5 sacks so far during his junior campaign.

  • Heading further west to Pensacola, three-star West Florida Tech safety Keyon Helton has also had a solid start to his senior campaign. The Jaguars' 22-14 victory over Mosley put them at 4-0 on the season.

No stats available for him right now, but here's his Hudl tape from his games versus Tate and Escambia.

  • Moving up to Atlanta, three-star Carver quarterback Octavious Battle tossed one and ran for two touchdowns in the Panther's 28-10 victory over Jackson in their Region 6-AAAAA opener.
  • Staying in the ATL, two-star Mays linebacker Antonio Grier Jr. helped in the Raiders' dominant 49-7 victory over New Manchester on Friday.

The senior leads the team with 32 tackles through four games.

As always, don't tweet at recruits.