Top performers from Under Armour week: Florida Gators

Some of the top high school players in the country were in Orlando, Florida this week participating in the Under Armour All-American game.

GatorCountry was live at practice as guys competed in 1-on-1 drills as well as team drills all week.

As we have in past years we’re going to break down the top performers from this past week in Orlando, as the game will be played on Sunday.

These are not just players that the Florida Gators are after but these were the top players from the entire week from our perspective.

After Gator Country breaks down the top five players of the week, we will break down on the Gators commits and targets did in the next article.


Top five performers of Under Armour week

Alabama offensive line commit Alex Leatherwood- In my five years of covering the Under Armour game, it’s hard for me to remember another offensive lineman who just dominated the competition like Leatherwood did. He has the ability to block the speed guys as well as the bigger more physical defensive ends. Leatherwood just has the physical and athletic ability that is tough to find.

Defensive lineman Aaron Sterling (6-2, 250, Tucker, GA. High)- Sterling played mostly inside this week but is a guy that likely plays defensive end in college. Even though he played inside at defensive tackle Sterling still had a really good week of practice showing off his quickness off of the ball. Sterling is a former Alabama commit but is now leaning towards South Carolina.

Receiver Jeff Thomas (5-10, 170, East Saint Louis, IL. High)- showed off his ability to really rack up the yards after catch this week. Thomas is a guy with a lot of speed but is also a physical guy that could potentially even play some outside receiver if needed. Thomas is leaning towards Illinois at this point.

Florida State defensive end Joshua Kaindoh- Kaindoh showed off his pass rush ability all week and was dominant during practice most of the week. Kaindoh has several moves that allowed him to beat his guy during the week. Kaindoh was a Maryland commit before going to Florida State.

Defensive lineman LaBryan Ray- Ray played mostly defensive tackle all week and he showed off his quickness throughout the week. Ray has the ability to bull rush as well as straight beat you with quickness. Ray likes Florida, Alabama, and Tennessee heading into official visits.

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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, 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.