Chad Simmons, National Recruiting Analyst
Sumter (S.C.) Dutch Fork vs Aiken (S.C.) South Aiken
Dutch Fork was favored in this game, they were at home, and they got back on the winning track with a 59-28 victory. This game was never really close and the final score is a reflection of this contest.
It was a team effort for Dutch Fork and they may not have a top prospect in the next couple of classes, but they do have one in sophomore Stephen Davis, Jr. He has offers from over a dozen schools and he lined up at safety and linebacker Friday night. He plays off the line of scrimmage a lot, so he was not involved in too many plays, but you can see the size, athleticism, and why schools are looking hard at him early in the process. His father, Stephen Davis played running back at Auburn, then in the NFL, so he has great bloodlines.
On the South Aiken sideline, there are two prospects currently being recruited. Tennessee recently offered Rasool Clemons, a 6-foot-6, 195 pound junior rush end. He stood up some, he played with his hand down, and he was active in this contest. He really chased the ball well, he contained well on the edge, and he is an intriguing long athlete with upside. Senior quarterback Bo Baldwin looks like a college senior physically (6-5, 230 pounds) and he has a big arm. He scored on a 57 yard quarterback draw, so his mobility is not a liability either. His best option at this time is likely a greyshirt opportunity at South Carolina. He could draw offers as we inch closer to signing day as well.
Jamie Newberg, National Recruiting Analyst
Ocala (Fla.) Trinity Catholic vs Tampa Jesuit
Jesuit held on for a hard fought 36-34 victory over Trinity Catholic. Jesuit star, senior Vincent Jackson, played sparingly. He missed last week's game with a bruised sternum and ribs and played less than 20 snaps against Trinity Catholic. When Jackson did play he lined up at defensive end and had a few pressures on the quarterback. He has good size and looks best suited to be a future defensive end or outside linebacker. To be honest, for someone with that kind of injury, Jackson played hard and showed a good motor on the snaps he did take. Jackson could be close to setting up a visit to Alabama and also likes teams such as USF, Notre Dame, USC and Miami.
Trinity Catholic has one of the best recruits in the class of 2016 in defensive end Jordan Woods. He's already close to 6-foot-4, 230-pounds. Woods has a chance to be something special. Right now, he's a raw, big athlete that plays hard. He gets off the ball well and can't get up field and around the edge in a hurry. Woods also showed on Friday night that he's tough to move and can hold his ground. He even made some plays down the line. Woods already holds verbal scholarship offers from teams like Florida, FSU, Miami, Duke, UCF, North Carolina and South Carolina.
One of the big surprises of the game was Trinity Catholic running back/cornerback Dominique Brown. During one two play stretch he scored two times, one on a short run and the other on a scoop and score off a fumble. He's not the biggest height wise (5-9/180) but he's thick, compact and has very good speed and quickness. Brown looks talented enough to play on either side of the ball but more suited as a defensive player. Brown has scholarship offers from Arkron, Florida International and Middle Tennessee State.