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Recruit game recap: Week 2

2021 RB commit Thad Franklin rushes for four touchdowns for Chaminade-Madonna

NCAA Football: Georgia Tech at Miami
Miami Hurricanes mascot Sebastian runs out of the smoke with head coach Manny Diaz before Miami’s loss to Georgia Tech at Hard Rock Stadium in October 2019.
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Miami 2021 verbal commitment Thad Franklin led Chaminade-Madonna to a season-opening victory in a Dade/Broward battle of defending state champions last Friday.

Franklin rushed for 171 yards and four touchdowns on 29 carries in leading the Lions to a 27-14 victory over Hialeah-Champagnat Catholic in a home game played in front of no fans because of COVID-19.

Lions coach Dameon Jones told the South Florida Sun-Sentinel after the game that Franklin is “special”.

Chaminade-Madonna features two more Hurricane verbal commitments in 2021 defensive lineman Allan Haye and 2022 defensive lineman Jamaal Johnson. Each made an important play for the Lion defense in the victory.

Chaminade-Madonna is back in action on Friday as it hosts Plantation-American Heritage and Miami verbal commitment James Williams.

The Hurricanes had just three other verbal commitments in action last Friday night as COVID-19 is still limiting high school football participation in South Florida.

2022 defensive lineman commitment Brandon Cleveland had a huge first half performance for his Tampa-Carrollwood Day team in a 16-7 loss to Clearwater-Calvary Christian.

After a monster performance in Fort Myers-Bishop Verot’s season opener, 2021 commitment Malik Curtis scored another touchdown this week for the Vikings. He scored the Vikings’ first touchdown of the game on an 11-yard run and also caught four passes for 59 yards.

2021 defensive line commitment Thomas Davis helped lead Valdosta (Ga.) Lowndes to a 45-6 victory over Griffin (Ga.) last Friday. Davis made two tackles, one for a loss, in the blowout win.

Lowndes is ranked as the No.9 team in the country early this year.