Commit of the week: CB Duke Dawson


Duke Dawson turned in another lock-down performance in the secondary, and his coverage skills helped his team capture its first league title in District 7-1A since 2009.

The Semper Fidelis All-American made six tackles and returned an end zone interception 85 yards in the fourth quarter as Dixie County blanked Chiefland 33-0.

Dawson will officially visit Alabama this weekend but says his commitment to the Gators is 100-percent solid. He plans to enroll early at UF.

QB Will Grier, Davidson (N.C.) Day: Grier threw for 382 yards and three touchdowns on 27-of-41 passing in a 40-6 route of Charlotte Victory Christian Center. He also added two more scores and 66 yards rushing on 13 carries.

WR Ermon Lane, Homestead: Lane snagged three passes for 55 yards and a touchdown in a 22-12 victory at Miami Northwestern.

ATH J.C. Jackson, Immokalee: Jackson only touched the ball twice on offense, but his carries went for a total of 62 yards and a touchdown, which turned out to be the difference in a 20-14 win over Naples Levy.

DE Justus Reed, Clearwater Central Catholic: Reed recorded six tackles and his team’s only sack in a 19-13 loss to Bradenton IMG Academy.


  1. Gator recruits have got to be seeing plenty of opportunities for early, significant playing time. For all the folks eager to dump on Will Muschamp with every breath the man takes, the recruitment of Grier, Lane, Dalvin Cook, Jackson and the tall, rangy tight end Lewis ought to be good indication of the intended direction for the currently challenged and injury-depleted offense. Thanks, Zach, for doing such a great job keeping us up on Gator recruiting.

  2. I for one thought after the 1st half performance against UGA that we were watching the end of Muschamp, but when the team came back in the second half I think that bought Muschamp one more year. He needs to examine how these guys are being trained because I cannot remember another year with so many season ending injuries. Also offense being ranked for 3 years running in the 110s is inexcusable. Its tough to lose but when the offense shows no life its tough to watch. Bottom line, football is a sport and its entertainment. this team offensively is not entertaining.

    Theres an old Florida cheer, it goes, “up the middle, up the middle, up the middle, punt”. this offense is not far from that.

    Next year, no excuses. Go Gators.

  3. What the Gators lack up front on the O-Line in my opinion is strength, I mean BRUTE FORCE, POWER, COMBINED WITH QUICKNESS. Somewhere in there must be quickness and desire. Hopefully, we will have a new O-Line coach next year and a new O-Coordinator. Look at our O-Line vs. Alabama’s and many others. GoGators. I do not think this all falls on Muschamp. I think he is responsible for making a new change next year with the coaching staff.