The high school football season in Florida and Georgia are off and rolling which means we’re back with another season of our weekly recruiting roundups.
Each week, we’ll drop in on a handful of prospects from USF’s 2020 class and see how they’re progressing through their senior years. Let’s get right into it and start in North Florida.
Lake City Columbia QB Jordan Smith
Lake City Columbia ATH Marquez Bell
Lake City Columbia LB Le’Vontae Camiel
The Lake City Columbia trio, along with their teammates, made a statement to open their season at home last Friday by pounding 2018 5A state semifinalist Trinity Christian Academy out of Jacksonville for a 38-7 victory.
Giving up a touchdown early, the Tigers took control and never relinquished it for the rest of the game. As you can see in the highlights below, Smith used his dual-threat abilities to get the offense going while Camiel was a constant presence in TC’s backfield.
Lake City avenged their only regular season loss from last season, a 31-30 Trinity Christian victory. The Tigers will face another Jacksonville area foe on Friday when traveling to Orange Park to face Oakleaf.
In the debut for our @ESPN690Jax Game of the Week @TigerTownCHS earned a 38-7 win over Trinity Christian.— BrentDanStuartMarcel (@ActionSportsJax) August 27, 2019
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Did you miss the Friday Night Blitz? @TigerTownCHS beats Trinity Christian 38-7 and @BrentASJax caught up with @kingjrow21 live after the game!— BrentDanStuartMarcel (@ActionSportsJax) August 24, 2019
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Valdosta (GA) QB Tate Rodemaker
Rodemaker and his Wildcats had no problem carving up Maynard Jackson out of Atlanta for a 55-7 bludgeoning in their season opener.
The three-star south Georgia QB completed five-of-eight passes for 96 yards on the evening before being presumably taken out of the game in the second half. One of those passes was this 45-yard play-action touchdown to former Florida verbal commit Jaheim Bell.
Valdosta will return to action this Friday when hosting local foe Tift County. Here’s Rodemaker hanging out with the aforemention Columbia trio after one of Columbia’s preseason scrimmages a few weeks ago.
Ocala Trinity Catholic OT Miller Merriweather-Lewis
The four-star offensive tackle out of the 352 helped clear the pathways for a Trinity Catholic offense that rushed for 235 yards as the Celtics pulled out a come-from-behind 31-20 season-opening win over Tallahassee Leon last Friday.
Kings of Leon! Big night for the big guys up front. pic.twitter.com/ImeIzdaQA7— Coach Brian Lane (@CoachLaneTC) August 24, 2019
Lweis and company will host P.K. Yonge out of Gainesville this Friday.
2020 Verbal Commits
- Tampa Gaither LB Chance Coleman
- Braden River RB Brian Battie
- Gainesville DT Gentle Hunt
- Lake City Columbia QB Jordan Smith
- Jacksonville First Coast WR Tyree Saunders
- OT Miller Merriweather-Lewis, WR Da’Quan Bailey-Brown, ATH Marquez Bell, LB Le’Vontae Camiel
- Daytona Beach Mainland RB Taron Keith and DeLand CB Ben Knox
- Valdosta High School QB Tate Rodemaker
- The Villages Charter School DB Mac Harris
- Dunnelon DB AJ Hamilton
- Ft. Lauderdale American Heritage OG Khristopher Love
- Port Orange Atlantic LB Ty Berrong