Miami Hurricanes five-star verbal commitment James Williams will make his team debut with Plantation-American Heritage tonight.
The Patriots will take on Hollywood-Chaminade-Madonna on the road at 7pm. Chaminade-Madonna (1-0) features three Hurricane verbal commitments in 2021 running back Thad Franklin, 2021 defensive lineman Allan Haye and 2022 defensive lineman Jamaal Johnson.
Williams, who is No.12 ranked player regardless of position in the country according to the 247Sports composite, played his junior season at Davie-Western before announcing a transfer to American Heritage in January.
The Patriots figure to be one of the top teams in Class 5A in Florida this season while the Lions from Chaminade-Madonna have won three consecutive state titles in their own classification.
Chaminade-Madonna announced Wednesday that the game is already sold out.
FRIDAY'S HOME FOOTBALL GAME vs. @AH__Athletics IS SOLD OUT!!! No walk up tickets will be sold. @CMLions @Nadeboyz @Dameon8 @mbish9_ @FlaHSFootball @larryblustein @donovanc7sports @ABLichtenstein @DBWilson2— C-M Lions Athletics (@CMLions_Sports) September 16, 2020
The school also announced on Friday morning that the game would be live-streamed online.
With COVID-19 keeping most South Florida public schools from starting games, this will be another week where only a limited number of Hurricane verbal commitments play a game.
2021 verbal commitment Malik Curtis will lead Fort Myers-Bishop Verot tonight at 7pm in a home game against Lakeland Christian. Curtis has four touchdowns in Verot’s first two games playing mostly wide receiver.
2021 defensive end commitment Thomas Davis will lead Valdosta (Ga.) Lowndes in a Georgia/Florida battle tonight. Lowndes will take on Jacksonville Oakleaf, the alma mater of current Hurricanes Jalen Rivers and Chantz Williams, at home at 8pm.
Lowndes is ranked No.1 in the state of Georgia regardless of classification and No.9 in the country by MaxPreps.
Deshawn Troutman, a 2021 linebacker commitment, made his season debut on Thursday night with Orlando Edgewater. The Eagles drew the tough task of opening the season with Bradenton-IMG and lost 48-7.
Troutman anchored an overmatched Edgewater defense.