Southeast Road Report

The Southeast recruiting team was on the road watching some of the best players in the region last weekend. Here is their report from those game. On The Road Report
Demetre Baker – Outside Linebacker – Orange Park (FL) - 2010
Final Score: Orange Park 45, Bartram Trail 7

Scout's Take: Baker is an athlete that made more plays at running back than he did at linebacker in this game. He was dropping back into coverage a good bit against Bartram Trail, not rushing the quarterback like he has done a lot this year, so he was not able to attack the ball much of the game. When he was, he just wasn't as involved or as aggressive as he needed to be. He has good quickness and showed nice instincts at linebacker, but he needs to fly around a little more when given the freedom. At running back, he hit the holes well, he broke tackles, and he also returned the opening kick-off 99 yards for a touchdown. He had a solid game, but needs to show the mentality of a linebacker more on defense. -- Chad Simmons

Recruiting: Committed to Georgia
Gabe Johnson – Running Back – Bartram Trail (FL) - 2012
Final Score: Orange Park 45, Bartram Trail 7

Scout's Take: Johnson is only a sophomore, but he is one to watch in the future. He is a very powerful running back and he showed power, the ability to bounce off tacklers, and strong legs in this game. He needs to carry the ball more, but they got down and it kind made them throw the ball more. The sophomore ran low to the ground and showed a nice initial burst when he touched the football. He has football in his blood because his father Anthony Johnson played fullback back in the late 80s and was part of their National Championship team. -- Chad Simmons

Cole Lininger – Kicker – Bartram Trail (FL) - 2012
Final Score: Orange Park 45, Bartram Trail 7

Scout's Take: Lininger is a kicking specialist and he has a chance to be a highly recruited one. He was booming field goals of 45 yards before the game with about 10-12 yards to spare and then punting the ball over 50 yards in the air with great hang time and a tight spiral. He is a tall and rangy kicker that is going to get bigger and stronger, so the potential for him is very good. The majority of his kick-offs this season have gone into the end zone and he is one to watch as a placekicker, punter, and kick-off specialist in the coming years. With the offense being shut down and turning the ball over against Orange Park, he wasn't able to show his leg off much during the game, but he showed enough in pre-game to put his name on the map. -- Chad Simmons

Tim Jernigan – Defensive Tackle – Columbia (FL) - 2011
Final Score: Columbia 36, Ed White 32

Scout's Take: Jernigan was named the top junior in the South not too long ago and he played up to that Friday night. The first play of the game he shot into the backfield and made a tackle for loss. That was only the beginning for him. He ended up with over a dozen tackles on the game including seven behind the line of scrimmage. He went up against double-teams much of the night and a few plays he had three guys blocking him. He is an elite defensive lineman with active hands, a good first step off the ball, and a player that every team has to scheme around. Even with that, he is hard to slow down. -- Chad Simmons

Recruiting: Holds over twenty offers already.
Jamaal Montague – Wide Receiver – Columbia (FL) - 2010
Final Score: Columbia 36, Ed White 32

Scout's Take: Montague is a sleeper in Florida and he is one that could get a lot of interest from big-time programs late in the process. He had a touchdown of over 70 yards on a reverse in this game that showed his top end speed and ability to beat defenders that have the angle on him. He also showed very good hands and the ability to catch the ball with his hands all evening. He is a receiver that showed the ability to adjust to the ball, he can go vertical, and he is not scared to go across the middle. Look for his game more and more in the coming weeks. -- Chad Simmons

Recruiting: Holds offers from Florida International and Middle Tennessee State.
Tiger Powell – Running Back – Columbia (FL) - 2010
Final Score: Columbia 36, Ed White 32

Scout's Take: Powell is a big back and he is a guy that runs low to the ground, with power, and at the same time with a little finesse. He is not a speed back in any way, but he did show better quickness in this game than in 2008. He is in good shape, he played some safety on defense, and he showed good athleticism. While he runs hard, he is an exceptional receiver out of the backfield and that will make him more valuable at USF. He had a nice night and ran with good balance and solid quickness. -- Chad Simmons

Recruiting: Committed to South Florida.
Adrian Hill – Wide Receiver – Columbia (FL) - 2011
Final Score: Columbia 36, Ed White 32

Scout's Take: Hill did not really get involved until the second half, but he got involved in a big way. He caught a touchdown pass that brought the Tigers within one score of taking the lead after being down 32-7 to start the fourth quarter. He had two crucial catches in the fourth quarter, but his top play was called back in the first quarter. He caught a crossing route and took it to the house with his speed. It didn't count on the scoreboard, but it showed his ability. -- Chad Simmons

Casey Turner – Running Back – Ed White (FL) - 2010
Final Score: Columbia 36, Ed White 32

Scout's Take: Turner is an athlete that could end up at running back or defensive back on the next level. He showed good quickness and toughness against Columbia. He is on the smaller side when talking running back, but he can stick it up in there for the tough yards. He has very good acceleration when he gets the football and he broke a big touchdown run in the first half. He finished the game with three touchdowns and a big hit on defense in the secondary. -- Chad Simmons

Recruiting: Holds offers from Florida International, Illinois, Arkansas, and South Carolina.
Kaleb Johnson – Offensive Lineman – Ed White (FL) - 2011
Final Score: Columbia 36, Ed White 32

Scout's Take: Johnson is a good looking interior offensive lineman. He is still raw in technique and can really working on his balance when getting off the line of scrimmage, but he has good feet, he got to the second level well, and he has a chance to be a high level DI recruit in 2011. He has a very balanced frame, he is a strong run blocker, and he shows good leg drive. -- Chad Simmons

Recruiting: Holds an early offer from Rutgers.
Maudrecus Humphrey – Wide Receiver – Hoover (AL) - 2010
Final Score: Hoover 31, Sparkman 6

Scout's Take: Maudrecus Humphrey had a fantastic game with several nice catches to help the Bucs earn the win. Humphrey made the best catch of the night leaping over two defenders, but the play was ruled out of bounds. Sparkman could not contain Humphrey because of his blazing track speed, explosion off the line of scrimmage and his great routes. He knows how to get open and catches the ball extremely well. He comes from a family of great athletes including his dad, the former Crimson Tider Bobby Humphrey and first round NFL draft pick to the Denver Broncos, and his mom Barbara [May] Humphrey, record holder of the 400m at UAB. -- Andrew Bone

Recruiting: Holds offers from Arkansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Mississippi State, Nebraska, and West Virginia.
Josh Magee – Wide Receiver – Hoover (AL) - 2010
Final Score: Hoover 31, Sparkman 6

Scout's Take: Josh Magee had a big game, and one of the best athletes on the field. Magee made some dynamic plays and found the end zone twice. He juked two defenders out of their cleats to get in for his second score. Magee has great quickness, speed and vision. -- Andrew Bone

Recruiting: He holds an offer from UAB, and more schools should definitely take notice.
John Propst – Middle Linebacker – Hoover (AL) - 2010
Final Score: Hoover 31, Sparkman 6

Scout's Take: Propst isn't going to 'wow' you at first glance, but the one thing which really stood out is his athletic ability as an overall great football player. He reads plays real well and is a leader on the defense. He is a great tackler and can run from sideline-to-sideline. He has a nose for the football. -- Andrew Bone

Recruiting: Committed to West Virginia
Trey Burton – Quarterback – Venice (FL) - 2010
Final Score: Venice 43, Manatee 29

Scout's Take: The long time Florida commit had one of his best games we have seen over the last three years. He finished 22-29 for 267 yards with 2 TD passes and no interceptions. He added 160 tough yards on the ground and another 3 TD's. While clearly the state's top running threat from the QB spot, he was tremendous in the passing game in this one. A 4th down play in the third quarter says it all, with Venice down one point, he fired a strike on a crossing pattern to Josh Boyle fitting the ball between two defenders and placing it precisely where Boyle could pick up some YAC. He threw 7-8 beautiful balls in this one, protected the football, and made the plays when they mattered. Manatee, despite seeing him the last two years, had no answer on how to stop him. He remains an ideal fit for the UF offense, his 'clutch' plays both with the run and through the air are what make Burton such a special player. His progression in the passing game is noticeable from junior to senior year, he is a high character young man who has a very bright future. -- Geoff Vogt

Recruiting: Committed to Florida.
Ace Sanders – Wide Receiver – Manatee (FL) - 2010
Final Score: Venice 43, Manatee 29

Scout's Take: Simply electric all night long, his score on the first possession was the game's best play. He took a slant, made two guys miss, and busted off outside for a TD. He finished with 7 catches for 180 yards and two TD's. Always ultra quick and elusive, Sanders has added some more deep speed to his arsenal. Ace has great hands and is one the state's premier route runners, he lacks ideal height so he might be a perfect fit as a slot WR and special teams monster on the next level. Sanders can't be stopped in space. -- Geoff Vogt

Recruiting: Holds offers from Indiana, Purdue, South Florida, and West Virginia.
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