Miami head coach Manny Diaz reacts after the Hurricanes scored a touchdown in an October 2019 loss to Virginia Tech. | Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images
One of Georgia’s biggest rivalry games has a Hurricane flavor this season
The “Winnersville Classic” will feature at least one future Miami Hurricane tonight.
2021 Miami defensive line commitment Thomas Davis will lead Valdosta (Ga.) Lowndes against crosstown rival Valdosta (Ga.) tonight at 8pm. The game will be broadcast nationally by ESPN2.
The game will feature star power on both sidelines and a notable player who likely will not participate.
Lowndes is led by 2022 quarterback Jacurri Brown, a four-star prospect who holds an offer from Miami. In total, there are at least 10 players with Division I offers set to suit up in tonight’s rivalry game.
One notable player not expected to play tonight is Valdosta quarterback Jake Garcia. Garcia, a USC verbal commitment who holds a Miami offer, was declared ineligible by the Georgia High School Association after moving from California with his father over the summer to play for legendary Valdosta coach Rush Propst.
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Other Hurricane verbal commitments in action tonight include:
2021 defensive back Malik Curtis: Fort Myers-Bishop Verot at Sarasota-Cardinal Mooney, 7pm
2021 striker Chase Smith: Cocoa at Melbourne, 7pm
2021 linebacker Deshawn Troutman: Orlando-Timber Creek at Orlando-Edgewater, 7pm
2021 kicker Andres Borregales: Hialeah-Champagnat Catholic at Miami Gardens-Tru Prep Academy, 7pm
2022 defensive lineman Brandon Cleveland: Lakeland Christian at Tampa-Carrollwood Day, 7pm