Two prospects in the Miami recruiting class have stood above all others in terms of on-field production, and once again this week they put up big numbers.
Lorenzo Lingard, a 5-star running back, and 4-star tight end Brevin Jordan both continued touchdown streaks Thursday — Lingard extended his run to three games and Jordan to four.
They weren’t the only offense commits to stand out this past week. A handful of wide receivers also caught touchdowns to make this one of the toughest weeks yet to choose only five commits to spotlight.
We’ll have a full list of performances Wednesday, but for now here are some of the most impressive stat lines from the past week:
RB Lorenzo Lingard
High school: University (Orange City, Fla.)
Size: 6-2, 190 pounds
247Sports composite ranking: No. 2 running back, No. 21 overall
Recruitment status: Committed to Miami on Feb. 9
It was another big game for Lorenzo Lingard, who scored his fifth touchdown in three games and topped 100 yards for the second straight week.
The 5-star running back piled up 154 yards and a touchdown on 26 carries, according to the Orlando Sentinel, to help University High School pick up a 40-21 road win against Lyman in Longwood, Fla. The senior’s touchdown came on a 1-yard plunge during the first quarter to give University an early lead.
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For all his speed, Lingard has been at his best in the red zone this year. The track star has scored four of his five touchdowns from inside the 5-yard line. He also had a touchdown called back Thursday.
WR Brian Hightower
High school: IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.)
Size: 6-4, 200 pounds
247Sports composite ranking: No. 27 wide receiver, No. 134
Recruitment status: Committed to Miami on March 1
With fellow Miami commit Artur Sitkowski sidelined, Brian Hightower had his biggest game of the year. Zack Annexstad, a 3-star prospect, was starting in place of the 4-star quarterback and settled on Hightower as his most reliable target. The 4-star wide receiver caught 5 passes for 138 yards and a touchdown to help IMG beat Miami Northwestern 21-0 on Saturday.
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The senior had at least three chunk plays in Bradenton, including the opening touchdown from 24 yards. He added a 36-yard grab and had another significant gain on a crucial third down with IMG backed up in its own territory.
Hightower was off to a somewhat disappointing start to the season with a touchdown and 79 yards through three games as IMG’s passing attack floundered. This week, he more than doubled his season production in one night. He finished last season as IMG’s third-most productive receiver with 13 catches for 366 yards and 4 touchdowns. He’s more than halfway to hitting those marks again.
TE Brevin Jordan
High school: Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas)
Size: 6-2, 200 pounds
247Sports composite ranking: No. 3 tight end, No. 65 overall
Recruitment status: Committed to Miami on April 16
Make it five straight games with a touchdown for Brevin Jordan. The 4-star tight end pulled in a 58-yard touchdown pass from 4-star quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson during the first quarter of Bishop Gorman High School’s 63-0 rout against Las Vegas’ Spring Valley.
The senior, who also plays outside linebacker for Bishop Gorman, finished with 3 catches for 88 yards and his long touchdown Thursday.
Jordan is up to 478 yards and 5 touchdowns on the year. He’s less than 25 receiving yards from setting a single-season best for yardage and 4 touchdowns from matching his career high.
CB Gilbert Frierson
High school: Coral Gables (Fla.) Senior
Size: 6-1, 180 pounds
247Sports composite ranking: No. 19 cornerback, No. 142 overall
Recruitment status: Committed to Miami on Feb. 23, 2016
Coral Gables Senior High School’s defense was stout in a 35-0 win against Miami Beach (Fla.) Senior on Thursday, but Gilbert Frierson’s biggest contributions came on special teams. The 4-star cornerback returned a pair of punts for touchdowns during the blowout win in Miami Beach.
Frierson has played all over the field for Coral Gables this fall and been productive everywhere. He’s caught multiple touchdown passes and is the top player on a strong defense. This was the first time he broke through and took a punt to the end zone, though.
The shutout was Coral Gables’ first of the season and came a week after allowing 33 points during a double-overtime game against Miami Palmetto of Pinecrest, Fla.
WR Brieon Fuller
High School: Doral (Fla.) Academy Prep
Size: 6-1, 175 pounds
247Sports composite ranking: No. 22 wide receiver, No. 122 overall
Recruitment status: Committed to Miami on May 25
Brieon Fuller is the prized commit in Miami’s Class of 2019 and Thursday he delivered one of his best performances of this young season. The 4-star wide receiver logged 4 catches for more than 70 yards and a touchdown despite sitting nearly the entire second half of a 47-9 win against Mater Academy Charter School of Hialeah Gardens, Fla.
The junior opened the game with a touchdown on a slant pattern and Doral Academy Preparatory School played the entire second half with a running clock.
Fuller is the highest-rated Hurricanes commit in his class and one of only two 4-star juniors committed to Miami. He’s also the only 4-star prospect on offense committed to the Hurricanes.
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