Florida commitments shine on the field

Florida had a great year on the football but their commitments also had a great year on the high school football field.

Several of their commitments made all region teams including national All-American teams and all of the put huge numbers on the field.

In this article GatorCountry.com will break down each player’s state and awards for the 2012 football season.

Crescent City (Fla.) High defensive Caleb Brantley-His stats are not available at this time.

Seffner (Fla.) Armwood receiver Alvin Bailey had 658 yards receiving on 40 catches and added nine touchdowns. Bailey also played quarterback where he had four passing touchdowns and 350 yards rushing. Bailey was also named a member of the first team All-Hillsborough County football team.

Georgia Military offensive lineman Trenton Brown was named a second team NJCAA Football All-American.

Scooba (Ms.) East Mississippi defensive lineman Darious Cummings had 26 tackles and 3 sacks this season while also forcing a fumble.

Kingsland (Ga.) Camden County linebacker Jarrad Davis had 114 tackles and forced three fumbles and recovering two of those. Davis also returned one of those fumbles for a touchdown.

Canton (Mich.) High offensive lineman Cameron Dillard was named to the Michigan All-State Dream team for his play in 2012.

Jacksonville (Fla.) Bishop Kenny receiver Ahmad Fulwood was named to the Times-Union Super 24 team this season as he 709 yards receiving on 45 catches and 12 of those catches went for touchdowns on the year.

Tampa (Fla.) Wharton cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III was named a USA today All-American as well as named to the first team All-Hillsborough County football team. On the year Hargreaves had 110 tackles a sack, five interceptions, five forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. Two of his interceptions were returned for touchdowns.

Orlando (Fla.) Dr. Phillips safety Marcell Harris- His stats are not available at this time.

Columbus (Ga.) Carver receiver Marqui Hawkins- His stats are not available at this time.

Tallahassee (Fla.) Lincoln linebacker James Hearns was named to the first team All-Big Bend football team by the Tallahassee newspaper. On the year Hearns had 77 tackles two interceptions which he returned one for a touchdown and also had a forced fumble on the year.

Dade City (Fla.) Pasco defensive lineman Joey Ivie was named one of the top players in Tampa by Bright House Sports network for his 12 sacks and 89 tackles on the year. Ivie also forced three fumbles and recovered one of them.

Moultrie (Ga.) Colquitt County offensive lineman Octavius Jackson was named to the first team All-Region 1-AAAAAA football team.

Delray Beach (Fla.) American Heritage offensive lineman Rod Johnson- His stats are not available at this time.

Winter Haven (Fla.) High running back Adam Lane rushed for 1624 yards on 205 carries this year and scored 12 times.

Jacksonville (Fla.) First Coast linebacker Daniel McMillian had 97 tackles including two sacks. McMillian also five interceptions, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.

Bushnell (Fla.) South Sumter safety Keanu Neal was named a top player by Bright House Sports for his 56 tackles, one sack, two interceptions and one fumble recovery.

Lawrenceville (Ga.) Archer defensive lineman Antonio Riles- His stats are not available at this time.

Ashburn (Va.) Briar Woods linebacker Matt Rolin had 43 tackles and one sack in limited action this year.

Tampa (Fla.) Hillsborough defensive end Jordan Sherit had 21 tackles, 6 sacks and had a fumble recovery in limited action this season.

Brentwood (Tn.) Academy quarterback Max Staver had 1948 yards passing and 9 touchdowns this season and also rushed 298 more yards and scored 6 times on the ground.

Belle Glade (Fla.) Glades Day running back Kelvin Taylor was named class 2A player of the year and finished second in the Mr. Football voting for his 2423 yards rushing and 41 touchdowns this season.

Gainesville (Fla.) High receiver Chris Thompson was named to the Gainesville Sun’s All-Area team for his 465 yards receiving and 7 touchdowns in 2012.

Jacksonville (Fla.) Trinity Christian safety Nick Washington was a named a member of the Super 24 team for his 48 tackles and he forced and recovered one fumble. Washington also picked off three passes this season and returned one for a touchdown.

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Andrew Spivey
Andrew always knew he wanted to be involved with sports in some capacity. He began by coaching high school football for six years before deciding to pursue a career in journalism. While coaching, he was a part of two state semifinal teams in the state of Alabama. Given his past coaching experience, he figured covering recruiting would be a perfect fit. He began his career as an intern for Rivals.com, covering University of Florida football recruiting. After interning with Rivals for six months, he joined the Gator Country family as a recruiting analyst. Andrew enjoys spending his free time on the golf course and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewSpiveyGC.