City: Orlando, FL
|Name||Rating||Ht./Wt.||High School||Position||Colleges Considering|
|A.J. Bouye||B||6'0"/175||Tucker High School||Defensive back||Central Florida|
|Bubba Freeman||B-||5'9"/180||Cedar Shoals High School||Defensive back||Central Florida, Kentucky and Oklahoma State|
|Delino DeShields||No Rating||5'9"/180||Woodward Academy||Running back||Central Florida, Georgia Tech, Mississippi and Stanford|
|Detrick Bonner||B||6'0"/170||Luella High School||Defensive back||Central Florida|
|DeWaine Coleman||B-||6'1"/175||Camden County High School||Cornerback||Central Florida, Memphis and Middle Tennessee State|
|Dimitri Miles||B||6'1"/200||LaFayette High School||Wide receiver||Central Florida|
|Henry Anderson||B+||6'6"/245||Woodward Academy||Defensive end||Central Florida, East Carolina, Maryland, Oklahoma State, Stanford, Virginia, Wake Forest and West Virginia|
|Joe Stewart||B+||6'1"/175||Dutchtown High School||Athlete||Central Florida, Mississippi State and Missouri|
|Jonathan Davis||A-||5'7"/202||Tucker High School||Linebacker||Central Florida|
|Juwan Thompson||A-||5'11"/212||Woodward Academy||Running back||Central Florida, Duke, Mississippi and Stanford|
|Kevin Burke||B-||6'4"/200||Stockbridge High School||Wide receiver||Central Florida, Eastern Kentucky, Georgia Southern and South Carolina|
|Melvin Jones||B-||6'0"/310||Heritage High School||Nose guard||Central Florida, East Carolina and Georgia Southern|
|Tay Irvin||B+||6'0"/310||Troup County High School||Defensive tackle||Central Florida|
|Troy Davis||B+||6'2"/210||Berkmar High School||Linebacker||Central Florida|
The new football program at Georgia State is interested in Tucker linebacker Tevin Holliman. The new program offered Holliman, a 6-foot-3, 230-pound senior, last Friday before Tucker beat Whitewater 33-7 in the first round of the Class AAAA playoffs. Although he prefers attending college out of town, he said it would be OK to play college football near where he grew up. He’s still leaning toward other programs that have been recruiting him hard for months. “That’s cool to me that they offered,” Holliman said. “It’s whatever. I’m not discriminating against anyone. I’m open to every one.” Holliman also has offers from Western Kentucky, Iowa State, Central Florida, Akron, Buffalo, Ohio, South Alabama and Eastern Michigan. Western Kentucky, Iowa State and Central Florida are the leaders, although he hasn’t taken an official visit. Next up may be a visit to Western Kentucky on Nov. 22.
Dutchtown’s Joe Stewart’s distracting ways have helped the Bulldogs to a breakout season. In its fifth varsity season, the Henry County school has assured itself of its first non-losing season. The Bulldogs are 5-4 heading into this weekend’s game against Region 4-AAAA leader North Clayton. They had not won more than two games in any of the previous four seasons. A big reason is the 6-foot, 165-pound Stewart, who has played quarterback, wide receiver, running back and kick returner. He specializes in returning kicks and playing receiver. His 4.4 speed in the 40 has drawn attention of more than recruiters. “When I’m on the field, people are looking to see where I am,” said Stewart, who was averaging three catches and 40 receiving yards per game entering last week’s 27-22 loss to Griffin. “People won’t even kick off to me. If they kick it, they kick it away from me. I’m double-teamed all the time [at receiver]. … “I don’t like it, but if that helps my team win, it’s OK being a distraction.” Stewart has offers from Missouri, where his father Joe Sr. played, as well as Stanford, Ole Miss, North Carolina State, Central Florida, Hawaii and several smaller programs.
Dutchtown playmaker Joe Stewart is wise to listen to his father, Joe Sr., a former NFL receiver. But that doesn’t mean he’ll follow Dad’s footsteps in college. Joe Sr. still holds record at the University of Missouri, and while the Tigers are on the younger Stewart’s lengthy list of offers he may not end up at the Big 12 school. “He put everything on me and says whatever I want, wherever I want to go,” Stewart said of his father’s advice in the recruiting process. “He says, ‘If you’re good enough they’ll come and find you.’” Which may or may not mean Mizzou. The 6-foot, 165-pound “athlete” with 4.4 speed in the 40 also has offers from Stanford, Ole Miss, North Carolina State, Central Florida, Hawaii, along with several smaller programs. Alabama is in the mix, too, although an offer hasn’t come yet. Stewart, who projects as a receiver/kick returner in college, said Alabama wrote him a few weeks ago to tell him that they were coming to see him play and has been in contact since. “They’ve been contacting me every week. I’m hoping they’ll offer,” he said. Stewart has visits planned to Missouri, Central Florida and Stanford, and would like to swing a visit to Hawaii, for obvious reasons.
Berkmar linebacker Troy Davis, who is committed to Central Florida, said the Knights came to check on him this week. The 6-foot-2, 210-pound Davis said Central Florida recruiting coordinator and linebackers coach Geoff Collins was at the team’s workouts on Tuesday. “He just wanted to see how things were going, how my senior year was coming along, and look at some of [Berkmar’s] younger players” Davis said. Davis said he will likely take his official visit to Central Florida in early December. He committed to the Knights over East Carolina. Davis says he still gets mail from Virginia Tech and Vanderbilt, but that he is sticking with his decision
North Gwinnett’s Michael Tamburo is getting more attention from mid-level programs, but he’s still holding out for bigger offers. Liberty recently offered a scholarship to the 6-1, 185 pound quarterback and Ohio University contacted North Gwinnett coach Bob Sphire on Wednesday. Memphis also left a message with the coach wanting to know if Tamburo had committed. “I’m assuming they’re getting ready to offer,” Sphire said. Tamburo has offers from Air Force, Tulsa, Louisiana-Monroe, Toledo and Bowling Green. He also has visited Central Florida and South Florida. Sphire, who earlier this month sent out video to more than 450 schools, said interest is picking up in Tamburo. “All this stuff is starting to happen a little bit,” Sphire said, but added that his quarterback is very low key about it. “Right now, he’s just trying to help us win a championship. He’s focused on the team first.”