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Monday, November 12, 2012
FSU commitment performance watch

By Corey Dowlar

As the final regular-season high school game has come and gone, NoleNation takes a quick look at some of the standout performances of Florida State's commitments, regardless of class.

Jake McCrary (Miami/Coral Reef) -- The ESPN Watch List member racked up another big total in the passing game as one of the top receiver prospects in the state for 2014. The junior hauled in three catches for 129 yards and two touchdowns. McCrary also carried the ball twice, but for small gains. He is finally healthy after coming off a injury scare on one of his knees and has played for three straight weeks now. This was easily his best effort since before sustaining the knock.

Joseph Yearby (Miami/Miami Central) -- The prolific junior running back again put on a show for the Rockets last Friday. On just 13 attempts, Yearby had more than 190 yards rushing and crossed the goal line three times. One of his scores was via an 80-yard rush as Central routed North Miami Beach 52-28. Yearby is on the ESPN Watch List and is held in high regard as one of the top running back prospects in the nation for the Class of 2014.

Levonte Whitfield (Orlando, Fla./Jones) -- Teams continue to struggle to cope with Whitfield's blazing speed. The Jones athlete hauled in eight receptions for nearly 200 yards in a loss to First Academy. Despite being a major cog in the Jones offense, First Academy could not stop him from getting nearly 10 catches and running free in the secondary. ESPN rates Whitfield as a four-star prospect.

Adrian Baker (Hollywood, Fla./Chaminade-Madonna) -- The do-everything athlete for his team, Adrian Baker made big plays on both sides of the ball Friday. Offensively, he was a threat in the lopsided win, catching three passes and a touchdown. On defense, he recorded three stops and an interception that halted an Archbishop McCarthy drive.

C.J. Worton (Homestead, Fla./South Dade) -- In a game that didn't have much offense to speak of, Worton came through with three clutch receptions. Although he managed just fewer than 30 yards of offense, Worton was responsible for sustaining drives and moving the chains. South Dade scored only 10 points on the night, but that would suffice as it completely shut out Homestead. Worton, who committed to Florida State after the second Jimbo Fisher Camp this past summer, is an ESPN Watch List member.