Gators’ recruiting stats roundup


Here’s what Gator recruits did over the weekend. Unfortunately, there were not a lot of stats out there. This world needs more stat people on those high school sidelines!


Jeff Driskel — Driskel threw for 186 yards and two touchdowns on 17-of-25 passing and carried the ball 21 times for 119 yards and two scores in Oviedo Hagerty’s 28-21 win over Orland Evans.

Running back
Mike Blakely — Slowed by his ankle injury, Blakely carried the ball just six times for 5 yards in Bradenton Manatee’s 24-7 win over Venice.

Hunter Joyer — No stats recorded in Tampa Catholic’s 37-14 win over Mulberry.

Tight end
A.C. Leonard — Leonard has been suspended for the rest of the season.

Wide receiver
Ja’Juan Story — Bothered by ankle injuries, Story finished with 44 rushing yards on six carries and caught a 55-yard touchdown pass in Brooksville Nature Coast’s 35-8 win over Eustis.

Javares McRoy — No stats recorded in Lakeland’s 58-31 win over Pembroke Pines Flanagan.

Defensive line
Jeoffrey Pagan — No stats recorded in Asheville, N.C.’s 34-8 win over North Buncombe.

Clay Burton — No stats recorded in loss to Manatee.

Ryan Shazier — No stats recorded in Plantation’s 48-9 win over McArthur.

Defensive back
Louchiez Purifoy — Purifoy pretty much dominated at every position, scoring on three rushes and passing for two more touchdowns. He finished with 158 yards passing and 67 yards rushing in Pensacola Pine Forest’s 56-21 win over Milton.

Valdez Showers — Showers had 335 yards rushing on 34 carries and five touchdowns in Madison Heights, Mich., Madison’s 44-29 win over Clawson.

De’Ante Saunders — No stats were recorded for Saunders, but he did fumble a fair catch on a punt return that set up a crucial touchdown for Lake Brantley in DeLand’s 18-17 loss to Lake Brantley.

Chris Johnson — No stats recorded in Ocala Trinity Catholic’s 58-7 win over Umatilla.

Nick Waisome — No stats recorded in Groveland South Lake’s 59-0 win over Belleview.


Running back
Savon Huggins — Huggins rushed for 192 yards on 10 carries and had five touchdowns in Jersey City, N.J., St. Peter’s Prep’s 62-0 win over Ferris.

Wide receiver
Junior Pomee — Had a touchdown on an end-around in Moreno Valley, Calif., Rancho Verde’s 63-7 win over Ramona.

Sammy Watkins — Watkins had four catches for 123 yards and two touchdowns in South Fort Myers’ 39-3 win over Riverdale.

George Farmer — Farmer caught four passes for 179 yards and three touchdowns. He also scored on a 65-yard punt return and had an interception in Gardena, Calif., Serra’s 52-13 win over Harvard-Westlake.

Defensive line
Todd Barr — No defensive statistics were recorded for Barr, but he did catch two passes for 46 yards, including a long of 31 and a touchdown.

Timmy Jernigan — He recorded a sack in Lake City Columbia’s 25-11 loss to Ed White.

Jason Gibson — Gibson had five tackles and 1.5 sacks in Serra’s 52-13 win over Harvard-Westlake.

Lamar Dawson — Dawson had nine rushes for 57 yards and two touchdowns and caught two passes for 15 yards. He returned a kick 33 yards and threw an interception. On defense, he recorded eight tackles in Danville, Kent., Boyle County’s 49-33 win over Christian County.

Curtis Grant — Grant recorded six tackles and a sack and caught a 6-yard touchdown pass in Richmond, Va., Hermitage’s 40-0 win over John Marshall.


  1. Hey Ed, get that raise yet? What more can you tell us about Savon Huggins? I know nothing about New Jersey HS football, so is 192 yards on 10 carries v. Ferris HS remarkable, or a giant v. a gnat situation? (Now that I think about it, many folks on this board would say I know nothing about football, period!) Do you have any numbers on Huggins? How tall, weight, and the Holy Grail, his time in the 40? Also, is he leaning toward Florida? If so, get Will Hill on the phone right away, I bet those NJ dudes hang together on college choices. After Rutgers, they have to leave the state! Plus, we have recent history of putting NJ players in the NFL. Savon, if you are reading this, you need to come and down and play for the Mighty Fighting Florida Gators!

  2. @rooferman

    1st off, we have our back in Blakely. No need to worry about Savon. He was never leaving NJ anyways and is all Rutgers. 12nd, Will Hill may be the last guy we need as an embassador of our team. We have heard for several years now that The Thrill was ready to take ” the next step” and he has openly admitted to not working in the off season or taking football very serious. He has also dropped many facebook status updates refering to gainesville and the university in a negative light. I for one don’t want Will Hill representing us to a potential recruit as he is just here to punch his ticket, get drafted and collect his signing bonus.

    He has huge potential and I was as huge a fan of Will in the beginning as anyone but he leaves alot to desired as a Florida Gator.

  3. @Ty: I see we do have Blakely now, that is good. I thank you for all the info from facebook, I have little time for that sort of thing, plus my kids are into that, not me, too old! My point was use what works, if Hill gets a quality player here, yay! But given what I know now, I agree with you, maybe it would not be such a good idea. I guess Tebow and Burton have spoiled me, guys who want to be here, are happy to be here, and will help bring in other quality players. If I remember right, Tebow “recruited” Spikes. A little knowledge is a bad thing, thanks for setting me straight.

  4. Ed,
    I really enjoy your insight and unbiased opinions. Do you have any info on Jordan Prestwood as either a nimble OT or possibly a huge TE prospect? Do the Gators have a deep interest and if so, what chances might they have in landing him?