UF commits shine in opening weekend

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Finally, the high school football season is underway. With several Florida commits playing in preseason games or their teams' first game of the year, here is a closer look at how they fared this weekend.

WR Ahmad Fulwood (Jacksonville, Fla./Bishop Kenny) -- In only one half of play, Fulwood accounted for two catches for 80 yards and a touchdown. Bishop Kenny lost to Orange Park 14-13 in a preseason game.

DE Jordan Sherit (Tampa, Fla./Hillsborough) -- In one half of action, Sherit recorded four tackles for loss, including a safety and a sack. Hillsborough lost to Plant City 15-7 in a preseason matchup.

S Nick Washington (Jacksonville, Fla./Trinity Christian) -- In Trinity's 46-3 victory over Goodpasture Christian (Tenn.), Washington rushed for 140 yards and two touchdowns on only six carries. Defensively, Washington totaled one pass breakup and six tackles.

RB Kelvin Taylor (Belle Glades, Fla./Glades Day) -- Taylor rushed for 152 yards and a touchdown on 25 carries in a 14-7 loss to Cardinal Newman.

DT Joey Ivie (Dade City, Fla./Pasco) -- The two-way player for Pasco totaled 10 tackles, including two sacks in a 21-7 loss against Hernando.

LB Daniel McMillian (Jacksonville, Fla./First Coast) -- McMillian accounted for two interceptions in First Coast's preseason 29-16 victory over Jacksonville Bolles.

WR Chris Thompson (Gainesville, Fla./Gainesville) -- Thompson had one reception on offense and totaled four tackles on defense in 23-12 victory over Dr. Phillips.

CB Vernon Hargreaves III (Tampa, Fla./Wharton) -- Hargreaves was a tackling machine on Friday night. The talented corner totaled 15 tackles on defense. On offense, he had a 7-yard touchdown run and added a 77-yard kickoff return in 35-9 victory over Riverview.

LB James Hearns (Tallahassee, Fla./Lincoln) -- Coming off an ACL injury as a junior, Hearns totaled 11 tackles in Lincoln's fall jamboree.

QB Max Staver (Brentwod, Tenn./Brentwood Academy) -- Staver, who didn't play the entire game because of a sore ankle, was 7-of-12 passing for 78 yards and three touchdowns in a 43-6 victory over Maplewood.

RB Adam Lane (Winter Haven, Fla./Winter Haven) -- Lane rushed for 85 yards and a 22-yard touchdown run on 15 carries in a 21-9 win over Ridge Community.

S Keanu Neal (Bushnell, Fla./South Sumter) -- In addition to playing safety, Neal had a 77-yard punt return for a touchdown in South Sumter's 31-7 victory over Wesley Chapel.

DT Caleb Brantley (Crescent City, Fla./Crescent City) -- Brantley recorded two sacks in a 55-18 victory over Calvary Christian.

OL Octavius Jackson (Moultrie, Ga./Colquitt Co.) -- Jackson started at tackle in a 16-14 loss to North Gwinnett.

OL Cam Dillard (Canton, Mich./Canton) -- Dillard started in a 29-28 loss to Midland.

WR Marqui Hawkins (Columbus, Ga./Carver) -- Hawkins, who has a bruised collarbone, did not play.

LB Quinton Powell (Daytona Beach, Fla./Mainland) -- Powell, who has sprained ligaments in his foot, did not play.

DE Antonio Riles (Lawrencevile, Ga./Archer) -- Riles' team had the week off.