UofL Commits Have A Showdown In The Sunshine State


An epic battle took place Friday night between two big time high school programs in south Florida. Miami Northwestern and Miami Central squared off with the winner a virtual lock to win the district title.

Why am I talking about Florida high school football you may ask? It’s because in this game, 3 UofL Football commits and a least 1 target played each other. So, I figured our site readers may be interested in some of the stats and highlights from these players.

Robert Hicks Photo (Left) courtesy of Hudl and Chandler Jones  (Right) courtesy of Corey Bender/scout.com

The game was a hard-fought, hard-nosed battle eventually won by Northwestern 21-7.

However, the 21 points given up by Miami Central don’t necessarily tell the whole story, as heralded 3 star UofL commits ILB Robert Hicks III and CB Chandler Jones both played well.

6_4096805James Cook Photo Courtesy of Greg Oyster/247sports.com

Hicks had a big hit filling the gap on a running play and he also had a QB hurry that forced Northwestern to commit a holding penalty. Hicks also did well in coverage. He narrowly missed tipping an Atwell pass.

Chandler Jones did record an interception and he also had a tackle. The tackle wasn’t just any tackle. It was a pretty massive hit.

UofL target and Miami Central RB James Cook had a decent game, rushing 10 times for 87 yards.

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The star of the show offensively in the game was Northwestern’s Tutu Atwell. The UofL commit’s stats in this game show he’s got the ability to be a big playmaker on offense. Atwell carried the ball 9 times for 72 yards, 52 of those yards on 1 run. He also completed 11 of 22 passes for 222 yards and a pair of touchdowns.

You can check out some of the highlights of the game below courtesy of FootballHotbed.com and utrhighlightvideos.

Other UofL Commits and Targets stats:


Player name/Position/High School/State

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Javian Hawkins/RB/Cocoa HS/FL

Hawkins was the star of stars this weekend. The UofL RB commit carried the ball a whopping 34 times for a whopping 351 yards and 4 TDs in Cocoa High School’s 38-21 win over Bartram Trail. He also had 2 receptions for 45 yards and on defense had 2 solo and 1 assisted tackle. Quite a performance.

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Trenell Troutman/S/St Thomas Aquinas HS/FL

Troutman had 1 solo and 2 assisted tackles in St Thomas Aquinas’ 38-14 win over Boyd Anderson.

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Dejmi Dumervil Jean/DT/St Thomas Aquinas HS/FL

Dumervil Jean had 2 solo and 3 assisted tackles, including 1 tackle for a loss of yards in St Thomas Aquinas’ 38-14 win over Boyd Anderson.

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Telly Plummer/ATH/Langston Hughes HS/GA

Plummer had 3 solo and 2 assisted tackles in Langston Hughes 26-6 victory over New Manchester.

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Manuel Allen/WR/Rancho Verde HS/CA

Allen had 2 receptions for 51 yards and a TD in Rancho Verde’s 42-0 victory over Arlington.


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Nik Bonnito/OLB/St Thomas Aquinas HS/FL 

Bonnito had 3 solo and 3 assisted tackles. 3 of the tackles were for a loss of yards including a sack in St Thomas Aquinas’ 38-14 win over Boyd Anderson.

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