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.