LSU may have been the day’s biggest winner
The Tigers picked up only one commitment in the game, from athlete Drake Davis of IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.), but combined with their earlier recruiting coups, Rivals.com and 247Sports.com now list LSU as having the best recruiting class. While ESPN gave the Tigers a bump with the addition of Davis, they’re still No. 2 to Ole Miss in ESPN’s rankings.
After the game, four-star linebacker Michael Divinity of John Ehret (Marrero, La.) said he was recommitting to LSU.
It was a good day for Team Tampa alums
The two top quarterbacks for Team Highlight were Florida State commit Malik Henry of Long Beach Poly (Calif.) and Jack Allison of Palmetto (Fla.), a Miami commit. Henry completed 9-of-12 passes for 75 yards and two touchdowns and Allison was 3-for-7 for 83 yards and a touchdown. It’s not the first time they’ve teamed up. They helped Team Tampa win The Challenge in April, which was a regional qualifier for the IMG national 7v7 event. Henry was playing for a Florida-based program because he was attending IMG Academy at the time.
Citrus Bowl suits Devin Bush Jr.
Three weeks ago at the Orlando Citrus Bowl Stadium, linebacker Devin Bush Jr. helped lead Flanagan (Pembroke Pines, Fla.) to its first state title, as the Falcons defeated Osceola (Kissimmee) for the 8A state championship. Saturday, he had three tackles for winning Team Highlight, including one of the hardest hits in the game. On Monday, he heads up to Ann Arbor, Mich., to enroll at Michigan.
“It’s the best way to end high school with all the top players in the country,” Bush said.
Someone will be is getting a playmaker in Brown
A.J. Brown of Starkville, Miss., was the top receiver in the game with four catches for 79 yards and a touchdown, including the day’s longest reception, a 53-yarder, coming off a nice pass from Allison. He is expected to stay in-state, with either Mississippi State or Ole Miss, but Alabama and Auburn are also in the running.
Brown also made a bit of history, becoming the second athlete to play in both the Under Armour All-America game for football and baseball. Brown played in the game at Wrigley Field over the summer and has expressed interest in possibly playing both sports at the next level. The first to play in both was Kyler Murray of Allen (Texas).
Aguayo will help Florida State
IMG Academy’s Ricky Aguayo, the younger brother of Florida State kicker Roberto Aguayo, had a solid game. He hit field goals of 23 and 29 yards and averaged a whopping 62.3 yards on his kickoffs. That’s a good thing for the Seminoles as Roberto Aguayo might go pro a year early.