We're back with another edition of our weekly recruiting roundup. We’ll check in with some of USF's Class of 2018 verbal commits (because it would take way too long to hit them all) and see how they're doing on Friday nights.
Let's dive in:
- Two-star Atlanta Mays linebacker Antonio Grier Jr. has had a solid start to his senior campaign. According to MaxPreps, he registered 14 tackles (two TFLs) in their season opener, and he led the charge in the Raiders' 41-0 beatdown of Peachtree Ridge this past Friday.
- Glades Central defensive back Gerald Jackson III and his team traveled up to Oakleaf in Orange Park on Friday. Jackson helped the Raider defense hold the Knights to only 18 yards of offense in a tight 13-12 victory.
The Muck City DB was in attendance for USF's 31-17 win over Stony Brook on Saturday.
- The Jacksonville Lee duo of Vincent Davis Jr. and Eugene Bowman IV have had good starts to the 2017 season. They've helped lead the Generals to a quick 2-0 record, and the two have combined for 18 tackles and a fumble recovery. Here's them throwing up the horns during their 49-7 beatdown of Westside on Friday.
- It's been a rough start to the season for two-star Tampa Sickles athlete Jontrey Hunter and his team. The Gryphons are 0-2, but Hunter made a considerable impact in Friday's game versus Durant. Offensively he got several carries on read options, while defensively he got to the quarterback for what appears to be a sack.
- Three-star Talik Keaton and his Booker Tornadoes may have gotten off to an 0-3 start, but he's looked pretty elusive early on. The Sarasota wide receiver prospect has taken snaps under center and as you'll see, he’s broken off plays where he's running circles around opposing defenses.
- Big three-star Fort Lauderdale Nova product Shaun Peterson Jr. was all over the field in the Titans’ 25-18 win over South Plantation on Friday. He made a few stops defensively, but he was a force at running back, racking up a pair of touchdowns in the victory.
- Three-star Venice defensive tackle Tyrone Barber has anchored the Indian defensive line through two games, leading the team with 19 tackles (four TFLs) and two sacks.
Even more interesting, this kid is already an ace trash talker. Listen to him during SNNTV's preview of their game versus Sarasota Riverview last Friday:
Venice won that game 17-0.
As always, don't tweet at recruits, even if they make a sick play during their games.