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It was a pretty quiet week in the recruiting world, but
here’s a rundown of some news and notes from the week:
Florida didn’t have any real big names at
Saturday’s game against Mississippi. The one prospect that was there who could
be a big name in the future was 2011 Daytona Beach, Mainland running back
Marlin Lane. Lane is 6-foot-1 and 190 pounds and only 15 years old.
- Mayo, Fla., Lafayette athlete Jamal Reid
verbally committed to Miami Thursday. He chose the Hurricanes over Clemson,
South Florida and Maryland. The interesting thing about his commitment is that
he has yet to visit Miami’s campus. He is planning to make an official visit at
the end of his season. He was planning an official to Oregon, but might cancel
it. Reid is projected as a cornerback in college.
- Wellington, Fla., Palm Beach Central linebacker
Jon Bostic enjoyed his official visit to Auburn over the weekend. Bostic, the
fourth-best inside linebacker, according to Rivals.com, said in a text message
to The Sun that the game was “real good.” Bostic is still planning on taking
the rest of his officials before making a decision.
Jheranie Boyd took his first official visit of
the year over the weekend. The Gastonia, N.C., Ashbrook wide receiver traveled out to Norman, Okla.,
for the Oklahoma-TCU game. He was also offered right before his visit. The
nation’s fourth-best receiver is planning to make his verbal commitment at his
team’s senior night on Nov. 7. Boyd is also considering Florida, Clemson,
Missouri, Oregon, North Carolina, among others.
- The No. 1 cornerback prospect in the country,
Dre Kirkpatrick, was in Athens for the Georgia-Alabama game. He hasn’t
mentioned the Gators much, but he has narrowed his list down to 12 schools and
UF is on it. The question now becomes if the Gators will be able to make his
list of officials. He’s planning possible trips to Texas and Southern Cal.
- Tupelo, Miss., receiver Chad Bumphis is lighting
things up in northern part of the state. So far this season, Bumphis has been
playing both running back and receiver. The 5-foot-11, 185-pound prospect
caught 37 passes for 787 yards and had 12 touchdowns last season. He also
rushed for 275 yards and threw for another 220 yards and four touchdowns.
Bumphis watched both the Florida-Ole Miss and Alabama-Georgia game and told
Rivals.com that he was “surprised and a little disappointed that Florida lost at
home.” Bumphis has strong interest in Alabama, Florida and Ole Miss.
- Upland, Calif., quarterback Josh Nunes switched
his commitment from Tennessee to Stanford over the weekend after his recent
scholarship offer from the Cardinal. The 6-foot-3, 208-pound signal caller is
the No. 12 pro-style quarterback by Rivals.com.
Greg Reid: The Valdosta,
Ga., Lowndes athlete scored three touchdowns
in the Vikings’ 28-14 win over Tift
County. Reid returned a
fumble 102 yards for a touchdown, scored off a 2-yard run and had a 73-yard run
to set up a 1-yard touchdown. He also had a 99-yard touchdown run and an
interception late in the fourth quarter. Reid finished the game with 190 yards
rushing on eight carries
Mike Gillislee: Gillislee rushed for 79 yards on 18 carries and a 2-yard touchdown in
Deland’s 24-7 loss to Spruce Creek. The loss was the 16th in a row
Jordan Reed: The New London, Conn., quarterback
threw for 246 yards and three touchdowns in the Whalers’ 33-21 win over Plainfield Sunday.
Parks caught three passes for 56 yards and a touchdown in Greer, S.C.’s
62-14 win over Eastside.
Nu’Keese Richardson: The
Pahokee quarterback went 8-of-13 passing with 161 yards and two touchdowns in
the Blue Devils’ 34-10 win over Jupiter.
Burton led all
rushers in the Venice-Lakewood Ranch game with 133 yards on 11 carries,
including touchdown runs of 59 yards and 1 yard. The Venice quarterback led his team to a 35-7