USF Commit Watch
QB Brion Carnes (Manatee) – Carnes was the Bulls first commit of the 2010 class, and the 3-star prospect currently ranked the 44th QB in the nation by scout.com has been tearing it up with 9 touchdowns on the year so far. Against Palmetto, Brion Accounted for 4 touchdowns, he threw 2 TDS on 17 of 26 passing and 227 yards and scored two on the ground. Carnes threw a 21-yard touchdown pass to Ace Sanders and a 37-yard catch-and-run to Quenton Bundrage, and on the ground went in on a 1-yard run, and a 13-yard score. In the season opener over Bayshore he accounted for 5 TD's also, throwing four passing touchdowns, and was 10 of 18 for 250 yards, he also had 4 rushes for 30 yards with 1 running touchdown. In the kick-off classic against defending champs Plant Carnes threw 4-touchdown passes and completed 18 of 22 passing for 304 yards, while rushing for 82 yards and 1 rushing TD.
RB Tiger Powell (Lake City Columbia): The 5-11, 200 pound bruising back that can move is flourishing in Coach Heywood's offense and already has 427 yards and 3 scores so far this season. In a 16-13 victory against Gainesville High Friday night, Powell rushed for 174 yards on 32 carries and a 12-yard touchdown. In Columbia's 48-48 season opener against Charlton County (GA) Tiger had an amazing 253 rushing yards and had two long touchdown runs (55, 51) on 17 carries. Tiger may be considered a power back with tree trunks for legs but when he breaks through the line, has enough speed to take it to the house.
S Mark Joyce (Deland) shined in a 34-0 win over Wekiva, 6 tackles, 1 sack, 2 forced fumbles, 1 fumble recovery and one interception. Joyce said he didn't have as big of a game in the 33-14 win over Flagler-Palm Coast, and doesn't have his exact numbers yet, but had roughly 7 tackles and 2 tackles for a loss.
K/P Chris Veron (Ocala Forest) The wildcats have lost two close games to start 0-2. In a 14-13 loss to North Marion, Veron had a PAT blocked by Latevan Sweet and the star kicker had a chance to win it for the Wildcats, but missed 41-yd FG attempt in the closing minutes. In the opener, Veron had a 33 yard FG, and a 43 yard punt in a 27-24 loss to Union County.
OL Tony Kibler (Glades Day School) Glades Day beat Benjamin 42-6, and Dade Christian36-7. The O-line paved the way for freshman running back Kelvin Taylor who finished with 136 yards on 17 carries, and 3 TD's against Benjamin, and ran for 235 yards and three touchdowns against DC.
DE Brandon Wilkerson (Venice): After having a bye week, Venice played their first regular season game, beating Braden River 28-20. Wilkinsson said he doesn't have the official game stats, but said he had around 8 tackles, 2 tackles for a loss, forced a fumble, and had 5 quarterback pressures with at least one pass deflection.
DE Claude Davis, (6'4, 250) earned second-team MACJC All-State North Division honors a season ago after being credited with 87 total stops, including 15 tackles for loss and 7.5 sacks, two interceptions and three forced fumbles. He is also an NJCAA and JC Gridwire preseason All-American. Through three games Davis has 17 TT, 12 solo, 5 Tackles for a loss, 2 sacks, 1 FF and a blocked a 50-yard field goal attempt against Jones County. In the season opener against Copiah-Lincoln Davis was named one of the MACJC's Defensive Players of the Week with nine tackles, one sack and two and 1/2 tackles for losses in the victory over the Wolves.
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