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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, 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 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


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
for Deland.

Jordan Reed: The New London, Conn., quarterback
threw for 246 yards and three touchdowns in the Whalers’ 33-21 win over Plainfield Sunday.

Desmond Parks:
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.

Trey Burton:
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