There have been quite a few athletes taken off the recruiting boards in the Tampa Bay area, that’s no lie. We’d be lying if we told you that there’s not many talented athletes still on recruiting boards. We’re not going to lie to you – there’s still a ton of guys that have yet to commit – here’s our top five uncommitted prospects, three weeks into our budding high school season.
Malik Davis, 2017 RB, Jesuit:
Davis has been one of the more sought-after recruits in the Bay Area for quite a while now. He’s one of two Jesuit athletes to make the list, and from the looks of things, it may be a while before we know where they go. Davis has ran for 324 yards on 25 carries so far in 2016, and he’s just dominating everyone on the field. He’s already got seven rushing touchdowns on the season, and he’ll look for lots more, just like the Tigers will look for a lot more wins in this season.
AJ Davis, 2017 RB, Lakeland:
Sources are telling BCP that Davis will be attending the Louisville – Florida State game in Louisville on Saturday – which raises the question if Davis will play against Fort Lauderdale on Friday night. We’ll cross that bridge when we get to it. Davis had had two 100-yard games against Ed White and Auburndale, both big Lakeland wins. He’ll be a vital part of the Lakeland offense as Bill Castle will look to win his seventh State Championship as Dreadnaught head coach. Watch for Davis to have a big, big year in his final year in the orange and black.
James Robinson, 2017 WR, Lakeland:
Bright House Sports Network ranked Robinson as their number one player in the Tampa Bay area, which may not be a bad call. Robinson has received tons of national attention including an unofficial visit to Alabama in early August, according to 247Sports.com. Robinson has been quite the playmaker for the Dreadnaughts over the past few years, and he’ll be a major part of Lakeland’s success for the rest of the season.
Kane Taylor, 2017 LB, Clearwater:
Taylor is another one in the Bay Area with a verbal offer from the Crimson Tide, and the linebacker is the only one of the Tornado version of the “Big Three” (Taylor, Jacquez Jones, and Adarius Lemons) to have not committed. Since his unofficial visits back in March to Auburn, Tennessee, North Carolina, and South Carolina, Taylor’s recruiting scene has been pretty quiet. Taylor was quiet in the Tornadoes only game of the season against Tarpon Springs, but he’ll look for a chance to show what he’s got against Boca Ciega on Friday night.
Travell Harris, 2017 ATH, Jesuit:
In a 2015 season that was cut short to injury, Harris watched his Tigers go all the way to the Final Four. Now, he’s the main target for QB Danny Boon and he’s watching his Tigers pick apart teams. Harris took an unofficial visit to Toledo at the end of the summer, but he’s still not sure what’s going to happen. “Toledo isn’t exactly a leader, I mean nobody is at this point,” Harris said. “I like Toledo, but I also like USF, they’re five minutes away, I’ve got a great relationship with Coach Teague over there, so I’m really still in the process of weighing my options.”