High School Preview: Week Six

Every Thursday Gator Country will run a high school preview of all of the current commits and a few of Florida’s biggest targets.

All games are on Friday unless otherwise noted.

American Heritage vs. Hallandale – Both teams come in sporting a 3-1 record as Hallandale suffered its first loss last week. This should be a great game as both defenses have been very stingy this year. Hallandale is led by Florida cornerback commit Willie Bailey.

North Marion vs. Bolles – The 23rd-ranked North Marion Colts will have their hands full as they face the undefeated and sixth-ranked Bolles Bulldogs. This game will be full of Division I talent as Florida wide receiver commit Latroy Pittman will line up for North Marion and Georgia offensive line commit John Theus will line up for Bolles.

Armwood vs. Jefferson – The No.  5 team in the nation, the Armwood Hawks, will put their undefeated record up against a struggling Jefferson team that is 1-2 on the year. This is another game full of top prospects, as Armwood has Florida commit Matt Jones and Jefferson has linebacker Tyriq McCord. Jones had a small workload last week in his return from a knee injury, but look for him to get more carries this week.

Boynton Beach vs. Olympic Heights – Boynton Beach comes in 2-2 on the year but is on a two-game winning streak. Florida offensive line commit Jessamen Dunker will look to lead his Boynton Beach offense against a below average Olympic Heights defense.

Lake Nona vs. Holy Trinity – Florida safety commit Marcus Maye will look to continue his dominance on the field as he leads his undefeated Holy Trinity team against Lake Nona.

Lehigh vs. Venice – Venice comes in 3-0 and ranked ninth in the state as they face the 1-3 Lehigh Lighting. Venice has been led so far by Florida defensive line commit Dante Phillips, and he will look to help Venice against a pretty good Lehigh defense.

Southeast vs. Manatee – This rivalry is going to be intense again this year as Southeast comes in 4-0 and ranked 19th in the state and Manatee comes in 1-2 ranked seventh in the state, having lost two games to nationally ranked teams this year. Manatee is led by quarterback Cord Sandberg, but he will have to go up against a top cornerback in Florida commit Brian Poole Jr.

St. Petersburg vs. Pinellas Park – This game pits two 3-1 teams against each other as Pinellas Park is led by Florida linebacker commit Jeremi Powell on defense.

Luella (GA) vs. Stephenson (GA) – Florida running back commit Mike Davis was named player of the week last week as he piled up 180 yards in the first half. Stephenson comes in 4-0 and ranked 13th in the state and Luella comes in 3-1 on the year.

Marist (GA) – Marist has a bye this week and is 4-1 on the year.

Sandy Creek (GA) vs. Eastside (GA) – Sandy Creek comes in on a 33-game winning streak and ranked fourth in the state and Eastside comes in 4-1 on the year. Florida commit Quinteze Williams has been having a good year on defense for Sandy Creek. The game will be played on Saturday.

Mallard Creek (NC) vs. Vance (NC) – Mallard Creek comes in 5-0 and ranked first in the state. This game should be an easy game as Vance has really struggled this season with a 1-5 record. Mallard Creek’s offense has been led by offensive lineman and Florida commit D.J. Humphries.

Crest (NC) vs. A.C. Reynolds (NC) – Crest has moved their record to 4-2 on the year and should get star defensive lineman Jonathan Bullard back this week from a hamstring injury.

Lincoln-Way East (IL) vs. Bolingbrook (IL) – Bolingbrook comes in ranked 10th in the state and will go up against the fifth-ranked Lincoln team as they both put up their perfect records. Florida linebacker commit Antonio Morrison is Bolingbrook’s star on defense. This is a big game that has decided the conference championship the last seven years.

Patterson (LA) vs. Berwick (LA) – Patterson’s defense has been great this year led by Florida linebacker commit Lorenzo Phillips. His stellar play should continue against Berwick, who is 0-4 on the year.

Glen Mills (PA) vs. Archbishop (PA) – Archbishop comes in 3-1 and ranked second in the state as they face a 1-3 Glen Mills team. Florida tight end commit Colin Thompson has been playing very well and has scored a touchdown in last two games. This game will be played on Saturday.

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.