Commit of the week: ATH Chauncey Gardner


Chauncey Gardener is committed to Florida as a cornerback, but we’ll label him as an athlete this week.

The Rivals100 member tried his hand at running back Friday and looked like a natural. Gardner rushed for 154 yards and two scores on just nine touches.

He had touchdown runs of 75 and 38 yards, seen in the highlights below. His offensive explosion led Cocoa to a 48-6 win over Lake Highland Prep.

Gardner visited Georgia over the weekend and will use his remaining officials for Notre Dame (10/17), Alabama (11/7), Ohio State (11/21) and UF (11/28). Despite his planned trips, Gardner is considered one of Florida’s strongest commits for 2016.

Other standouts

WR Josh Hammond, Hallandale: Hammond scored a touchdown and had 102 yards receiving on just three catches as his team blanked  Stranahan, 42-0.

WR Isaiah Johnson, West Palm Beach Dwyer: Johnson had five receptions for 134 yards and two touchdown, including an 86-yard score, in a 41-6 win over Palm Beach Lakes.

CB Christopher McWilliams, Miami Southwest: McElwain returned an interception 22 yards for a touchdown and had a pass breakup in his team’s 47-6 victory over Varela 47-6.

RB Lamical Perine,Theodore (Ala.): In a 32-31 loss to Mobile (Ala.) Murphy, Perine scored and rushed for more than 200 yards for the second week in a row.

QB Kyle Trask, Manvel (Texas): Trask, who serves as the backup QB to 2016 TCU commit D’Eriq King, saw his first extensive action of the season. He completed nine of his 12 pass attempts for 125 yards and two touchdowns in his team’s 75-7 route of Houston (Tx) Dobie.

CB Aaron Robinson, Deerfield Beach: Robinson made two tackles and had a pick-six in a 56-2 win over Coral Springs.