Commit of the week: WR Josh Hammond

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Josh Hammond competed in UF's 7v7 tournament in June. (Photo by Zach Abolverdi / The Gainesville Sun)

Josh Hammond continues to build a name for himself as a football recruit.

The Florida wide receiver commit shined on the summer camp circuit and did so again Saturday in his team’s season opener.

Hammond got open at will and had more than 100 receiving yards on eight catches, including three touchdowns of 11, 31 and 37 yards. The UF legacy also had a 59-yard touchdown reception called back due to a false start.

His Hallandale team pulled out a 34-26 win against Ellenwood (Ga.) Cedar Grove.

Hammond, ranked a top-100 overall prospect by ESPN, reportedly plans to officially visit Georgia for the Alabama game but is considered a solid verbal to the Gators.

Other standouts

DB Chauncey Gardner, Cocoa: Gardner made nine tackles, two sacks, forced a fumble and recovered it in a 24-7 win over Palm Bay.


LB Vosean Joseph, Miami Norland: Joseph had eight tackles, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and one sack for a safety, giving the Vikings their final points in a 23-12 win over Jacksonville Ribault.


DE JaQuan Bailey, Jacksonville Raines: In a 39-0 shutout victory over Jacksonville Lee, Bailey registered four tackles, including a pair of sacks.


2017 QB Jake Allen, St. Thomas Aquinas: With ESPN cameras televising, Allen threw for 259 yards and four touchdowns on 17-of-25 passing in a 35-3 rout of Miami Booker T. Washington, ending the school’s 41-game winning steak.