High School Football: Nine Rated Players, Including Florida State Quarterback Commit, to Participate in Matchup of Florida Teams

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High School Football: Nine Rated Players, Including Florida State Quarterback Commit, to Participate in Matchup of Florida Teams

Nine players in the ESPN 300, including the No. 1 cornerback and the No. 4 dual-threat quarterback, will be in-action when Trinity Christian Academy (Fla.) takes on IMG Academy (Fla.) on Thursday, Oct. 16, at 7:30 (ESPNU).

Trinity Christian Academy is led by five players in the ESPN 300, including senior cornerback Kevin Toliver II, who is top-ranked at his position, No. 5 overall and verbally committed to LSU. Other Conquerors in the ESPN 300, all seniors, are linebacker Jeffery Holland (No. 41 overall), offensive guard Kendrick Norton (No. 78), safety Ben Edwards (No. 157), and safety Deontai Williams (No. 196), who has verbally committed to Georgia. Trinity Christian Academy is 4-1, having won their last four games.

Quarterback Deondre Francois headlines a IMG Academy team which boasts four players in the ESPN 300. Francois is the No. 4 dual-threat quarterback, No. 55 overall, and has verbally committed to Florida State. IMG Academy’s head coach, Chris Weinke, won a national championship and Heisman Trophy as a quarterback for the Seminoles.  Francois’ teammates include  fellow seniors defensive tackle Hjalte Froholdt (No. 99 overall), who has verbally committed to Arkansas, and offensive tackle Tyree St. Louis (No. 234), who has verbally committed to Miami.  Junior wide receiver Tavares Chase (No. 205) also suits up for the Ascenders.  IMG Academy is 7-1 and looks to avenge last season’s regular season loss to Trinity Christian Academy.

Trinity Christian Academy vs. IMG Academy is part of the 2014 GEICO High School Showcase.

Date Time (ET) Matchup / Commentators Network
Thur, Oct 16 7:30 p.m. Trinity Christian Academy (Fla.) vs. IMG Academy (Fla.)
Jason Benetti, Craig Haubert

  • Rematch from the 2013 regular season which Trinity Christian Academy  won
  • Trinity Christian Academy has five players in the ESPN 300: Senior cornerback Kevin Toliver II (No. 5 and LSU verbal commit), senior linebacker Jeffery Holland (No. 41), senior offensive guard Kendrick Norton (No. 78), senior safety Ben Edwards (No. 157), and senior safety Deontai Williams (No. 196 and Georgia verbal commit)
  • Suiting up for IMG Academy are four players in the ESPN 300: Senior quarterback Deondre Francois, (No. 55 and a Florida State verbal commit), senior defensive tackle Hjalte Froholdt (No. 99 and Arkansas verbal commit),  junior wide receiver Tavares Chase (No 205) and senior offensive tackle Tyree St. Louis (No. 234 and Miami verbal commit)
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Media contact: Derek Volner at 860-384-9986; [email protected] and @DerekVolner

 

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Derek Volner

I currently lead ESPN’s NFL Communications, including Monday Night Football, NFL Draft and studio programming. Previously, I did the same for ESPN’s vast college football portfolio. I have been with ESPN since 2013.
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