Which UGA commitments and major uncommitted targets had great games on Friday night? The DawgNation Honor Roll shows up early every Saturday morning to provide a roll call of just that.
5-star Mecole Hardman, Jr. appeared to have the biggest day on Friday night. 5-star quarterback Jacob Eason was also very impressive for his Lake Stevens squad in the Pacific Time Zone as well.
UGA’s 2016 commitments
WR Darion Anderson, Houston County — Anderson was held out of action on Friday night, but his Bears still rolled to a 41-13 win against Richmond Academy.
“Darion did not play tonight,” Houston County assistant coach Joe Scott told the AJC. “He was a little banged up early in the week so we held him out for precautionary reasons. He will be good-to-go next week.”
OL Chris Barnes, Lee County — Barnes and his Trojans were idle this week.
DT Tyler Clark, Americus-Sumter — Clark’s Panthers fell 47-29 on Friday night to Thomas County Central.
DB Chad Clay, Peachtree Ridge — Clay and his Lions beat No. 2 McEachern 9-6 on Friday night.
“It was a great win,” Clay told the AJC. “It was the first time we had all our starters back on defense.”
OT Ben Cleveland, Stephens County — The Indians beat Blue Ridge by a 21-0 margin.
WR Davion Curtis, Temple (Tx.) — Curtis and his Wildcats demolished Bryan 55-0 on Friday night.
WR Randrecous Davis, Mays — Davis and the Raiders were idle this week.
OL Aaron Dowdell, Creekside — The Seminoles won 49-6 against Druid Hills to stay unbeaten on the season.
RB Elijah Holyfield, Woodward Academy — Holyfield had another dazzling game in limited duty in a 37-0 win against Lovett. He ran for 178 yards and two touchdowns in just one half of work.
QB Jacob Eason, Lake Stevens (Wash.) — Eason appeared to be done for the day after a perfect 13 for 13 night for 272 yards and three touchdowns. Lake Stevens beat Marysville Pilchuck by a 42-7 margin.
LB Jaleel Laguins, Oconee County — Laguins and his Warriors fell 20-14 to Putnam County.
DE Chauncey Manac, Clinch County — Clinch County put Manac in the middle of its defense this week and he responded with double-digit tackles. The Panthers beat Berrien by a 55-21 margin.
“I played Mike linebacker and I had at least 13-to-14 tackles,” Manac told the AJC.
DB Tyrique McGhee, Peach County — McGhee completed 9 of his 11 passes for 74 yards in a 35-12 win against Southwest Macon. He also had 53 rushing yards on 11 carries and scored three touchdowns on the ground. He also added a 36-yard kickoff return.
DT Julian Rochester, McEachern – Rochester and his Indians fell 9-6 to Peachtree Ridge this week.
TE Garrett Walston, New Hanover (N.C) — Walston’s team did not play this week.
TE/WR Charlie Woerner, Rabun County — Woerner had five catches for 65 yards in a 21-0 win against Jackson County. He also added five tackles on defense.
ATH Malek Young, Coconut Creek (Fla.) — Young had two rushing touchdowns in a 44-26 win against Boyd Anderson.
UGA’s major uncommitted 2016 targets
DT Derrick Brown, Lanier — The big roadblock in the teeth of the Longhorns defense had another monster game putting up 11 tackles and four stops for losses.
DE Brian Burns, American Heritage (Fla.) — American Heritage beat Miami Northwestern 44-23. Burns was credited by his coaching staff with at least three tackles for losses and one sacks. Final official totals will be available later this weekend.
ATH Marquez Callaway, Warner Robins — Callaway did not play at all in the second half and did not have a catch or rushing attempt in a lopsided 41-6 win against Cross Creek. He did have two interceptions on defense and returned one of those 41 yards for a touchdown.
WR Kyle Davis, Archer — Archer fell 26-24 to Grayson on Friday night. He had an impressive kick return that covered approximately 60 yards, but was held to one catch for 13 yards.
ATH Mecole Hardman, Elbert County — The nation’s No. 1 athlete had 27 carries for 264 yards and five touchdowns in a 44-38 road win at Westminster. Hardman dashed in with the game-winning touchdown as time expired.
WR Grant Holloway, Grassfield (Va.) – Holloway’s Grizzlies routed Maury by a 49-15 margin.
TE Isaac Nauta, IMG (Fla.) — Nauta had one touchdown catch that covered 33 yards in a 49-7 win against Cocoa.
WR Tre Nixon, Viera (Fla.) — Nixon’s Hawks beat Kathleen Island by a 28-14 margin.
OL E.J. Price, Archer — No. 1 Archer was beaten 26-24 by Grayson on Friday night.
ATH Demetris Robertson, Savannah Christian — Roberston and his Raiders beat rival Savannah Country Day by a 20-0 margin. The Savannah Morning News game story credited Robertson with 96 rushing yards on 11 carries and a touchdown.
WR Binjimen Victor, Coconut Creek (Fla.) — Victor caught three touchdown passes for Coconut Creek in a 46-21 win against Boyd Anderson.
DB Nigel Warrior, Peachtree Ridge — Peachtree Ridge came away with a gritty 9-6 win against No. 2 McEachern on Friday night.
RB Devwah Whaley, Beaumont Central (Tex.) — Whaley and the Jaguars take the field on Saturday night.
UGA’s 2017 commitments
QB Bailey Hockman, McEachern — Hockman and his second-ranked Indians fell 9-6 to Peachtree Ridge.
ATH Deejay Dallas, Glynn Academy — Dallas and his Red Terrors were off on Friday night.
WR Devonta Smith, Amite (La.) — Smith and his Warriors were routed 40-12 by Franklinton on Friday night.
What an ending! Mecole Hardman runs it in to seal the victory, as time expired! Blue Devils 44 Wildcats 38 pic.twitter.com/9PaYdPZcJs
— Junior Baker (@SouthernSwagg4) September 12, 2015
— Coach K Watson (@therealkwat) September 12, 2015
Jacob Eason appears done for the day with Lake Stevens up big in 4th quarter. @skinnyqb10 finishes perfect 13-for-13 for 292 yards + 3 TDs.
— David Krueger (@Krueger_David) September 12, 2015
Jeff Sentell covers UGA recruiting for AJC.com and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Follow him on Twitter for the latest on who’s on their way to play Between the Hedges.