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Dre's early summer top 20 Dade football recruits

As we've done in years past, we'll come out with our top 20 seniors in our official top 20 football recruits in the Dade football preview in August.

In the meantime, here are my early summer top 20 list

Again, this is not an official list just an early stab at ranking some of the top players in the county. I'm sure I'll miss tons others that I'll soon hear about from readers, so by all means let's create some buzz.

1. Marcus Forston, Northwestern, DT, 6-3, 290, 4.8, rated in the top 30 overall by rivals.com

2. Aldarius Johnson, Northwestern, WR, 6-3, 195, 4.5, rated 41st overall by rivals. UF, UM, FSU, Georgia, UNC

3. Etienne Sabino, Krop, 6-3, 230, 4.6 has over 20 offers, FSU likes a lot

4. Brandon Harris, Booker T. Washington, CB, 5-10, 175, 4.45, could be UM guy, like big brother Tim

5. Marcus Robinson, Homestead, LB, 6-2, 215, 4.5    had 18 sacks last year, can also play WR, tremendous athlete; USC, Michigan on the list as well as the big 3

6. Greg Shaw, Monsignor Pace, OL, 6-6, 275, 25-30 offers for Willie Williams' younger bro

7. Sean Spence, Northwestern, 6-1, 200, 4.6 - been watching this guy since freshman year and he's been a beast of a linebacker with all the makings of a good one at the next level.

8. Brandon Washington, Northwestern, OL, 6-4, 310, UM commit and monster o-lineman

9. Thearon Collier, Booker T.  Washington, WR, 5-9, 163, 4.5, UM commit

10. Jacory Harris, Northwestern, QB, 6-4, 169, 4.8, UM commit

11. Davon Johnson, Booker T.  Washington, WR, 5-11, 470, 4.45

12. Tommy Streeter, Northwestern, WR, 6-5, 200, 4.5

13. Benjamin Jones, Northwestern, DT, 6-5, 280, 5. 1, 3-star

14. Mike Goodman, OL, Columbus, 6-5, 270, 5.2 has offer from UM as well as interest from Maryland, South Carolina and Rutgers to name a few

15. Corey Liujet, Hialeah, DL, 6-3, 230, 4.7 - people are going to start talking about him real soon

16. Brian Moore, Ransom, OL, 6-3, 275, commit to Duke

17. Robert Sands, Carol City, FS, 6-5, 197, 4.6, Auburn high on the list

18. Travis Howard, CB, Krop, has big 3 from Florida on list

19. George Baker, Archbishop Carroll, RB, among top 35 athletes in nation

20. Donovan Varner, Gulliver Prep, CB, 5-8, 160

There are tons more but that will have to wait till August.

For now, enjoy.

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chunkymunky

Where is archnishop carrroll's george baker? He's gettin plenty offers.

abcfan1

This is a disgrace that the fastest person in the nation is not on your list. The 32nd ranked Athlete in the Nation. All-Dade 1st team last year and you have Varner and Marti on your list who were not. Marti only played 4 games last season. Your list is invalid without Baker on it. I dont know where your getting your info from.

coach25

Hey Dre ....Theres a Player on Braddocks Football Team Named Danny Font he is Senior this year stands at 6"4 250 runs a 4.8/40 plays D-line Very agressive Very Well Disciplined and Coached By Coach Guzman ...looks good for this years season take a look at him..the kid also played basketball...hes a monster..allways double teamed when up against Ian Osking of Ft.Pierce who has offers from UM and much more...played very good in Spring game against Ft. Pierce while being double teamed most of the time.....BIG PROSPECT..CHECK HIM OUT....I think hes got a myspace...anyways good luck this year DRE.

David Crump

Hey Where's?

Eric Adeyemi-WR-SOUTHRIDGE
RAFAEL jONES-JACKSON-LB
DARREN FULTON-RB/FB--EDISON

the MARINO # 13

what do you think of some of the athletes at dade christian? like shawn abohuff and kenny mckenzie

AsYouWere

It is pretty sad that coaches from some private high schools around the county write on this Website to validate the scouting info of their own players. And to make matters worse... then they must belittle kids from other schools to make their own players look better. If a kid is on the list written by Andre, then leave him there and STOP crying that your kid was left off. To force Andre into changing his list purely becuase you player was not listed is WRONG. Andre has been a writer with the Miami Herald for some time now and knows what he is doing, yet some coaches around the county find it necesary to degrate other kids for some sick satisfaction.

NOTE: I personally think these private school coaches should be banned from posting on various message boards. Kids read these postings and when they see that a coach is CLEARLY bad-mouthing them, it makes the coach's program look bad as well as the coach himself. They are supposed to be grown men teaching the youth of today.

Simba

Roberts Sands? Not a top 200 player!

Liuget is top 5 - at least

NW- no west'

I wonder how many unknown talented players would be on the list if all the Bulls didn't take up the space? All county was loaded with Bulls players. If a list was done without the Bulls players then a lot of other players could get som recognition.

HAHA

asyouwere, stop crying. its not badmouthing if its telling the truth. you know what else is bad, when writers of newspapers doctor stats and stories about their family to make them look better than other kids and other schools. thats what i think. and im not talking about andre. go to the jenny craig website and talk there maybe they will listen to u.

Outar

You should check out Keith Reaser (cornerback) and Ricky Rowe Jr. (quarterback)and Lamar Miller (running back)at Killian Sr. High

Anthony Gordon

Where's Archbishop Curley QB/RB/WR/FS/SS/CB/KR/PR Ronald Gaudin huh?

Realdeal

I think its a shame that football has come down to combines and camps some of the kids are just workout warriors and on the field there soft! there are a few but I wont mention names most all those kids on the list are legit but you have others that play against these small schools shouldn't get the same consieration.

Dade County

Josh Brinson (WR) from South Dade will be 1st team All-Dade this year. James Walker(OLB) who made third team All-Dade last year will also lead Homesteads defense. Big time players, Watch out for them.

trudread152

Wait a minute!! Donovan Varner has 14 offers as of now and the number four team in the nation has offered him Wisconsin and are on him hard. There's no reason he shouldnt have made first team all dade last year. Varner ran a 4.40 at the duke combine two weeks ago legitimately. He deserves to be a top 20 player in dade!

trudread152

Not to mention Donovan Varner is on the TOP 150 ESPN list.. Thats in the nation right???

therealdeal

wtf does espn know, have they seen him in person, have they seen film on him. i dont think so, sorry that means nothing to me. varner is a good highschool players but he is 1AA at most in my opinion.

trudread152

Well ESPN, to evaluate a player has to watch players film. Everyone is entitled to thier on opinion though. Obviously college coaches dont feel the same way if he has fourteen official D-1 offers. We'll see what he does this year and maybe your opinion will change.

anthony ( j jonah) edwards

im a big fan of northwestern hs athletics i am also an alumnus. im currently stationed in iraq. i had an opportunity to watch the west play football while i was on leave..im stationed in texas and have not seen any team close to the talent that the west has in tesax high school football. believe me florida and the nation will witness something special in 2007-08. If there are any NW Bull fans out there...please help me locate game footage from the past season...i am dieing to see the playoff and state championship game.....please help me out call martin, bratton, perriman....hook me up.

therealdeal

fourteen officials, lol i think u might be full of more crap than anyone who has ever used the internet. he is 1AA at best, maybe a non bcs 1a school. but he does not have 14 offers im sure of it. he is definatelly not big time. your opinion will change as the season unfolds im sure. or maybe it wont, he should put up good numbers against the likes of doral. lol

generallover2008

wat about Dante Branton out of runningback miami jackson who going to be probaly the best rb in dade county!!!!

therealdeal

gore and miller are better than him.

Realdeal

I have not seen him play at gulliver but I know Varner is a good player and deservers some of the hype he's getting. But lets get down to business some the kids at the west are the product of the system if some of these other kids had three D1 defensive lineman in front of them they would led the county in tackles every year, I've watched some of these kids and there just running free to make plays as they should lets see when they have to take on guards and tackles .

Realdeal

I have not seen him play at gulliver but I know Varner is a good player and deservers some of the hype he's getting. But lets get down to business some the kids at the west are the product of the system if some of these other kids had three D1 defensive lineman in front of them they would led the county in tackles every year, I've watched some of these kids and there just running free to make plays as they should lets see when they have to take on guards and tackles .

Cutter 4

What do you think about NMB's Aaron Winchester. I thought he had great stats last year, and if he played for Jeff Bertani, you know he has to be a heck of an athlete. I think he is one of the most underrated players in the state.

Cutter 4

What do you think about NMB's Aaron Winchester. I thought he had great stats last year, and if he played for Jeff Bertani, you know he has to be a heck of an athlete. I think he is one of the most underrated players in the state.

PHAND8

WHERE IS MALCOLM MUNROE FO CORAL REEF...HES ONE OF THE TOP OLBS AT RIVALS.COM

therealdeal

munroe is soft, overated because he is dorian's brother.

generallover2008

please miller may get a run 4 his money dnt get me wrong hella of a back but that kid gore is way 2 overated

therealdeal

100 yds rushing vs nw as a fresh dosnt sound overated to me.

justsayin

come on man doral isn't that bad... ok, maybe they are.. but they've brought in a new coaching staff that might actually turn the program around.

generallover2008

on the west backups!!!!lol please

generallover2008

on the west backups!!!!lol please

thetruth

doral had a good staff that actually won the first two games in the school history and was actually acoring points. before the former staff got there they had never even scored a td. dont be confused that they will be better because of the new staff. the new staff sucks.

footballfan

all i want to know is what is in south miami's water. from what i here the george baker kid and gore both played on the same pop warner team. the grey ghosts. that must have been a fast pop warner team.

Drew Rosenhouz

Yea Yea Yea i see all the talk and hipe is on Northwestern this year but the team we should be talking about is the BIG MIAMI CENTRAL they have a whole new coaching staff thats coming from Killian with Veteran coach Billy Rolle as there new head coach that means he brings over his spread offence that gonna be a threat to teams like Northwestern,Jackson,BookerT,and CarolCity because there secondary isn't ready for those type of offences thats all i have to say but mean while look out for those Green and White ROCKETS

Phil

Whats the deal with Goodman and Boston College, supposedly has family in area?

Jack

Watch for these two senior captains coming from South Miami... Jarrell Gavins, and DreQuan Crawford. Jerrell being one of the best versatile athletes in Dade, plays corner, receiver, running back, and kick and punt return. DreQuan is an electrifying linebacker that covers the whole field and punishes the ballcarrier. If all goes well you could exspect to see them go deep into the playoffs, and maybe even the championship.

footballguy305

Hey did anyone attend the addidas seven on seven camp?? Gulliver impressed me and a bunch of others by making it to the championship. They beat Booker T, Hollywood Hills, Everglades.. It was a suprise.. That kid Varner played excellent and had a great supporting 6. I see that kid Varner is gonna be someone to keep a close eye on!

footballfan

rumor is that DreQuan Crawford was transfering to gulliver, any truth to that?

city

Well theres a lot of kids overrated and everyone know for a fact that northwestern is the best team in florida but you have half of their kids on the top 20. I know it's not that serious. There are better kids from carol city to florida city. Please do research

joe mims

A DRE ITS A KID BY THE NAME OF FREDDIE FRAZIER I KNOW YOU HAVE NOT HEARD OF HIM JUST YET BUT GO CHECK HIM OUT AT SOUTH MIAMI SENIOR HIGH HE MISSED HIS SOPHMORE&JUNIOR YEAR DUE TO HIS GRADES BUT NOW RUMOR IS HE HAS A 2.5 GPA THIS KID IS A BEAST I BELIVE IF HE WOULD HAVE PLAYED THOSE YEARS HE WOULD HAVE SIGNED THIS KID IS A VERY STRONG AND A FORCEFULL HITTER HE MAKES BIG HITS HE STANDS 6"3 AND A HALF ABOUT 227 POUNDS HE'S A DE CAN ALSO PLAY LINEBACKER ONE OF THE SOUTH MIAMI COACHS SAID EVEN THOUGH HE MISS THOSE YEARS THIS KID IS STILL GOING TO SIGN ALL I'M SAYING IS CHECK HIM OUT HE IS GETTING A LOT OF HYPE.

ROCKEY TURNER

freddie frazier is stepping out this year and i will bet a stack he makes all dade

street dogg

Street Dogg did you hear about that kid that just transfered from South Miami he's Mike Harris brother Anthony Harris he goes by the name MADDOGG this kid has a rocket for a arm and can also play DB.

spartans revenge

the herald is pretty bad at covering high school sports, i sure as hell hope lineupmag.com can cover football and basketball like they covered baseball this year. if they can do that it will change high school sports in this county big time!!!!

obaby

o my god, wats all this jibberish about south miami. last time i checked they got crushed by homestead 44-3 and 35-3 by south dade. give me a brake .

Jon Drummond

Hey all I'm going to say is this, Miami Southwest is going to be the surpise team of the year. Trust me.

Big Mill

Cant you all read. Dre said wait until Aug for the rest of the LIST!!!!! DAAAAAAA.ITS ALL ABOUT HOW THESE KIDS DO ON THE FIELD . NOT WHAT TYPE OF LIST THEY END UP ON.

Arrapalo

There is a receiver at American senior high school by the name of Marquise Law...he is a beast...standing 6'3 weighing 185. Too bad American does not have the right coaches for his talent.

king jofery jofie

u guys never gave Dante Reid any actions thi guy did really good his senior year. He started in every all star game he played in, even all dade; but his name wa barely in the paper. u guys need 2 get it together

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