Florida Finals: 2B recap

Trinity Catholic defeated University School by the score of 56-55 in three overtimes.

Recap: In the highest scoring state title game ever in the state of Florida, Trinity needed three overtimes for the win. They jumped out to a 14-0 lead in the first quarter but University tied the game at halftime. University went for two on the game's final play and was stopped short of the endzone to end the game.

Best Player for Trinity: RB Jeremiaha Gates. At 5-10 and 200, Gates was outstanding all season and he was at his best in this one. The talented senior finished the game with 188 yards and five touchdowns on 33 carries. He also played some on defense.

Best Player for University: QB Douglas Cook. At 6-1 and 170, he doesn't have a rocket for an arm but he understands the game well, is a good game manager, and does a great job of getting the ball into the hands of his playmakers. He finished the game 43-of-61 for 430 yards, four touchdowns, and just one pick. He was also the team's leading rusher, with 24 yards and one more touchdown.

Top 3 Prospects:
1. Chris Johnson -- The Trinity safety was all over the field making plays. At 5-10 and 200, he doesn't have blazing speed but he has good instincts and is in good position a lot. He's a big hitter and is a solid 3-star prospect. Johnson is committed to Florida.

2. MacGarrett Kings -- At 5-11 and 185, Kings is only a junior but looks like University's most talented player. He lines up at receiver, quarterback, and running back. He's a good athlete who runs well and already has ideal size for a Div 1 player. He'll definitely get a lot of looks for 2012.

3. Gates -- He has some Div 1, non-BCS, offers but he looks like a BCS-caliber prospect to me. He has solid size, solid speed, and runs with authority. He had a great season and was at his best in this one. He looks like a bubble 3-star caliber prospect.

NOTE: University 2012 OL Nacho Garcia is already getting recruited nationally but he didn't make in this game (or the entire season) with a foot injury.

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