Most of the top Miami recruiting commits and targets are into the thick of their district schedules, and they’re delivering with big stat lines.
No one had a bigger performance this week than Lorenzo Lingard – the No. 11 Hurricanes’ prized commit in the Class of 2018 – but players all throughout his class and the Class of 2019 thrived during the weekend.
It’s hard to remember such a good weekend for Miami, so enjoy some of these impressive tastes of the future:
RB Lorenzo Lingard
High school: University (Orange City, Fla.)
Size: 6-foot-2, 190 pounds
247Sports composite ranking: No. 2 running back, No. 21 overall
Recruitment status: Committed to Miami on Feb. 9
Lingard has his eye on some of Derrick Henry’s Florida high school records this year. Performances such as the one on Friday will help him get there.
The 5-star running back had his biggest game of the season during University High School’s 50-49 loss to Oviedo (Fla.) High School in Orange City. The senior ran wild for 358 yards and 4 touchdowns to help University keep up with Oviedo. He had 228 yards during the first half.
Lingard did most of his work with his track-star speed. Three of his 4 touchdowns went for longer than 50 yards.
— Tweed Flake (@TweedFlake) October 7, 2017
OLB Jesiah Pierre
High school: Christian Home & Bible (Mount Dora, Fla.)
Size: 6-3, 215 pounds
247Sports composite ranking: No. 32 outside linebacker, No. 472 overall
Recruitment status: Committed to Miami on June 23, 2016
Jesiah Pierre has flown under the radar a bit this fall as an underclassman tearing up independent competition for a small school, but he’s been dominant for Christian Home & Bible School, which plays as Mount Dora Christian Academy, this season.
Surprisingly, the junior’s most impressive plays have come on offense. Pierre, who specializes as a pass rusher, went off Friday on the road against Santa Fe Catholic School in Lakeland, Fla. The 3-star outside linebacker piled up 126 yards and 3 touchdowns on 8 carries to help Mount Dora Christian beat Santa Fe Catholic 35-20.
Pierre chipped in from his usual spot on defense. The linebacker recorded 3 tackles and a tackle for a loss in the win.
WR Brieon Fuller
High school: Doral (Fla.) Academy Prep
Size: 6-1, 175 pounds
247Sports composite ranking: No. 22 wide receiver, No. 122 overall
Recruitment status: Committed to Miami on May 25
Brieon Fuller put together yet another impressive performance to help Doral Academy Preparatory School cruise to a 43-6 road win against Miami Springs (Fla.) High School. The 4-star wide receiver pulled in 5 catches for 105 yards and 2 touchdowns, according to Bill Daley of the Miami Herald.
Fuller’s performance was highlighted by a 55-yard touchdown catch during the first quarter to spark Doral Academy Prep’s blowout. The game, which kicked off before noon on Saturday, made for a good, if long, day of football for the junior.
“We struggled a little bit early, but eventually we kicked things into high gear and got done what we needed to get done,” Fuller said. “Now I’ve got to get back and see if we can get the ‘Canes a big win this afternoon.”
CB Gilbert Frierson
High school: Coral Gables (Fla.) Senior
Size: 6-1, 180 pounds
247Sports composite ranking: No. 19 cornerback, No. 145 overall
Recruitment status: Committed to Miami on Feb. 23, 2016
Coral Gables Senior High School seems to lose wild shootouts once every few days now, but it’s hard to blame Gilbert Frierson. The 4-star cornerback has been putting up huge numbers on special teams and offense for Coral Gables Senior.
The Saturday loss came on the road in Miami, where Coral Gables fell 34-21 to Booker T. Washington High School. Frierson accounted for 2 of the Cavaliers’ 3 touchdowns with an 82-yard kick return and a 77-yard catch, according to Daley. He punctuated the kick-return score by throwing up a “U” in celebration.
— Christopher Fodde (@ChrisFodde) October 8, 2017
Coral Gables’ defense has been an issue, however. Even with their star defensive back, the Cavaliers have given up 26 points or more four times this season.
S Gurvan Hall
High school: Palm Beach Gardens (Fla.) Community
Size: 6-1, 185 pounds
247Sports composite ranking: No. 13 safety, No. 142 overall
Recruitment status: Committed to Miami on March 27
Palm Beach Gardens Community High School fell just short Friday against Pahokee (Fla.) High School, one of the top teams in Palm Beach County, with a 35-28 loss. While Palm Beach Gardens Community’s defense struggled, Gurvan Hall made up for it with his play on offense and special teams.
The 4-star safety scored half of Palm Beach Gardens’ touchdowns in Pahokee. The senior returned a kick 95 yards for a touchdown and grabbed another 51-yard touchdown catch, according to Rick Robb of The Palm Beach Post.
The Gators defense continues to struggle against top teams, though. Palm Beach Gardens has allowed 21 points or more three times this fall.