How did UGA’s commitments do this week? What about all of those elite targets? Which major UGA target did not play on Friday night as he sat out as a precaution? Scroll down.
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The entire roll call is below but here’s DawgNation’s Top 5 from Friday night
1. Elijah Holyfield, Woodward Academy (committed to UGA) — The new UGA commitment scored four times and ran for 9.6 yards per carry on his way to 183 yards in a big victory against St. Pius.
2. Mecole Hardman, Jr., Elbert County (undecided) — Hardman torched Stephens County on the ground with another 100-yard night, but ripped off the higlights by scoring three rushing touchdowns and also converted on another trio of two-point conversions in a 34-30 victory.
3. Charlie Woerner, Rabun County (committed UGA) — Woerner had another strong all-around game by catching two touchdowns on offense to go along with posting five tackles and an interception on defense.
4. Jacob Eason, Lake Stevens, Wash., (committed to UGA) — The 5-star QB threw for 247 yards and three touchdowns on Friday night.
5. Marquez Callaway, Warner Robins (undecided) — Callaway had seven receptions for 126 yards and two touchdowns. He also had three carries for 70 yards.
UGA’s 2016 commitments
WR Darion Anderson, Houston County — Anderson and his Bears beat Grovetown 34-3 on Saturday.
OL Chris Barnes, Lee County — Barnes and his Trojans stayed unbeaten on the season after a 42-23 win against Worth County.
DT Tyler Clark, Americus-Sumter — Clark’s Panthers picked up their first win of the season in a thrilling 65-49 score fast against Shaw.
DB Chad Clay, Peachtree Ridge — Clay and his Lions were off this week. They’ll face perhaps the strongest team bar none regardless of classification next week in McEachern at home.
OL/DL Ben Cleveland, Stephens County — “Big Ben” and his Indians couldn’t tackle Elbert County 5-star prospect Mecole Hardman, Jr. often enough in a back-and-forth 34-30 setback in Elberton.
WR Davion Curtis. Temple (Tx.) — Curtis and his Wildcats lost 28-17 to Westlake. The Temple Daily Telegram’s game story credited Curtis with five catches for 107 yards. The report made mention on his blinding speed in the recap.
WR Randrecous Davis, Mays — Davis and the Raiders breezed to a 45-6 win against M.L. King.
OL Aaron Dowdell, Creekside — Creekside rolled to a 44-20 victory against Carver-Columbus and Louisville QB commitment Jawon Pass on Friday night.
RB Elijah Holyfield, Woodward Academy: Holyfield had a brilliant first game as a public UGA commit. He ran the ball 19 times for 183 yards and four touchdowns in a 36-29 win against St. Pius.
QB Jacob Eason, Lake Stevens (Wash.) — The 5-star prospect threw for three touchdowns in a 49-21 loss to Meadowdale. He completed 15 of his 29 passes for 247 yards. His passing line was also influenced by five dropped passes.
LB Jaleel Laguins, Oconee County — The 4-star linebacker was part of an easy 41-7 win on Friday night against Athens Christian.
DE Chauncey Manac, Clinch County — Clinch County was idle this week.
DB Tyrique McGhee, Peach County — McGhee did not play in Peach County’s 13-6 win against Perry on Friday night. He sat out with an undisclosed injury.
DT Julian Rochester, McEachern – Rochester and his Indians staked a claim as having Georgia’s best overall team regardless of classification on Friday night after a 37-14 win against Buford. The victory snapped Buford’s 42-game win streak.
TE Garrett Walston, New Hanover (N.C) — The Port City Daily credited Walston with six catches for 46 yards in an otherwise dreary result for his team. Havelock beat New Hanover by a 42-0 margin.
TE/WR Charlie Woerner, Rabun County — Woerner had another above-average game with his five catches for 52 yards in a 35-10 win against Mount Pisgah. He also added five tackles and an interception on defense.
ATH Malek Young, Coconut Creek (Fla.) — Young’s Cougars fell 21-14 to Flanagan, Fla., on Friday night. The Miami Herald’s game story noted that Coconut Creek fell behind by a 21-0 count, but scored two late touchdowns to make it dramatic. The Flanagan defense suffocated the Cougars with their nine sacks, two interceptions and also recovered a fumble.
UGA’s uncommitted major 2016 targets
DT Derrick Brown, Lanier — Brown had a strong first half but sat out the third and fourth quarters of Lanier’s 37-20 win against Clarke Central. He had four tackles in the early going, including three stops for losses.
DE Brian Burns, American Heritage (Fla.) — American Heritage fell 23-22 to Maryland’s Dematha Catholic on Saturday in a pairing of nationally-ranked teams.
ATH Marquez Callaway, Warner Robins — Callaway had seven receptions for 126 yards and two touchdowns in a 35-7 win against Greenbrier. He also had three carries for 70 yards.
WR Kyle Davis, Archer — Archer was idle on Friday.
ATH Mecole Hardman, Elbert County — The nation’s No. 1 athlete scored three touchdowns and added three two-point conversions in Elbert County’s 34-30 home victory against Stephens County. Hardman lined up at quarterback and was a primary run threat. He finished with 15 carries for 124 yards on the ground.
OL E.J. Price, Archer — The 4-star OL and his Tigers were idle this week.
ATH Demetris Robertson, Savannah Christian — Roberston and his Raiders did not play this week.
DB Nigel Warrior, Peachtree Ridge — His Lions were off this week.
RB Devwah Whaley, Beaumont Central (Tex.) — The Port Arthur News reported Whaley had 25 carries for 115 yards and a touchdown at the conclusion of a 24-7 loss to Port Arthur.
WR Binjimen Victor, Coconut Creek (Fla.) — The Miami Herald credited Victor with five catches for 113 yards and a touchdown catch on a night where he provided more than his share of highlight reel catches.
UGA’s 2017 commitments
QB Bailey Hockman, McEachern — Hockman was 9-for-22 passing for 237 yards and three touchdowns in an impressive 37-14 victory against Buford.
ATH Deejay Dallas, Glynn Academy — Dallas and his Red Terrors fell 24-17 to Glynn Academy.
WR Devonta Smith, Amite (La.) — Smith and his Warriors won 44-12 against St. Helena College.
— Jeff Sentell (@JeffSentell_) September 5, 2015
— Chris Kirschner (@ChrisK_AJC) September 4, 2015
— Trent Smallwood (@SmallwoodTrent) September 5, 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.