While COVID-19 has delayed the start of high school football season for many Miami Hurricane recruits, several Cane prospects began their seasons last Friday night.
Fort Myers-Bishop Verot’s Malik Curtis started his senior season off in an impressive fashion.
Curtis did a little bit of everything in Verot’s 28-21 loss to Tampa Jesuit as he finished the game with 226 total yards and three touchdowns.
Bishop Verot gets creative and Malik Curtis takes this reverse 50 yards to the house with 1:15 left in the half. The Vikings still trail Jesuit 22-13.#SWFL #highschoolfootball @CapeCoralDaily @BishopVerotFB @Unleash_02 pic.twitter.com/fRRvxUreUZ— CJ Haddad (@haddad_cj) September 5, 2020
UM ATH commit Malik Curtis with the 40-yard touchdown reception to put Bishop Verot within 7. pic.twitter.com/0JlHViX8RT— Anthony Yero (@AnthonyYero1) September 5, 2020
In total, Curtis finished with 173 receiving yards and two touchdowns and 53 rushing yards and another touchdown.
Curtis has minimal high school experience playing defensive back but it is believed that Miami is recruiting him to play cornerback and return kicks at the next level.
Verot is back in action Friday as it travels to play Delray Beach American Heritage. This is not the same school that features Hurricane commitment James Williams but is a traditionally good program in Florida’s smaller classes.
One of the more intriguing games on the Vikings’ schedule this season will be when they host Hollywood Chaminade-Madonna Prep on September 25. That team features Hurricane verbal commitments Jamaal Johnson, Andres Borregales, Allan Haye and Thad Franklin.
Miami 2021 defensive end commitment Thomas Davis also opened his season on Friday night.
Valdosta-Lowndes (Ga.) topped Lawrenceville-Archer (Ga.) 35-21 in the Corky Kell Classic. Davis had an interception in the first quarter. He plays linebacker for Lowndes.
Miami commit Thomas Davis picked off a tipped pass Saturday. Also made a number of tackles playing LB. pic.twitter.com/wk9hoY1pXh— Andrew Ivins (@Andrew_Ivins) September 6, 2020
Miami does not currently have a quarterback committed for the class of 2021 but is actively recruiting Valdosta (Ga.) High quarterback Jake Garcia, who is verbally committed to USC.
Garcia opened his season on Friday night by passing for 340 yards and two touchdowns in leading Valdosta to a 28-25 victory over Warner Robins (Ga.).
Garcia and Davis will meet this season when Valdosta High hosts Lowndes on October 9 at 8pm.
High school football for most schools in South Florida will not begin until late September at the earliest.