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July 18, 2008

Killian's Terry Grant was one of the most underrated players

As we continue our search for the top players of all time in Miami-Dade County, one that will certainly be a gifted talent to consider is Terry Grant. The 1971 Killian graduate was a Ray Lewis-type of linebacker for the Cougars. One who averaged over 15 tackles a game, but was overshadowed by standouts Ralph Ortega, Glenn Cameron, Clarence Corker and Steadman Scavella.

On July, 14, at the age of 54, Grant passed away, leaving quite a legacy in the community and with those who he touched along the way.

He is survived by his wife Rohelia (Bo); daughters Danielle Ellis and Jana Grant; grandchildren Reyana and Joel; brothers Carroll and Kenneth Grant; sister Brenda Grant-Cooper; and many other loving family members.

LARRY BLUSTEIN
lblustein@miamherald.com

July 17, 2008

Time to return

I’m back.

It’s been a phenomenal summer break for me.

I went to Las Vegas for a week to catch up with my buddies from the Ultimate Fighting Championship, met the cast from Ultimate Fighter 7, sat ringside for UFC 84 and saw comedy concerts by Dane Cook and the legendary Robin Williams.

I went to Orlando for some time at the Disney and Universal parks, where I got to experience the new Simpsons ride. (Woo-hoo, it’s new.)

 I relaxed at home and had my bathrooms renovated.

Oh, and I followed a wacky summer of high school news from afar.

First, let me congratulate Lawal McCray for getting the head football job at Blanche Ely. McCray was at Boyd Anderson earlier in his career, so he brings experience working with talented athletes. In other football news, Hollywood Christian selected former Belen assistant coach Tammorris Wooten as its new coach, and Highlands Christian coach Morgan Haut recently resigned.

There was movement in other circles as well.

Cooper City softball coach Kerry Kelly resigned. She will be missed. I don’t think it’s a secret to many within the coaching community that Kerry is a friend of mine. It’s no surprise because she is a friend to many across Broward. It will definitely be odd attending a Cowboys game next spring without her in the dugout.

Other coaches are rumored to be moving as well, although I cannot violate promises I made to keep things quiet until changes are official. No rumors here, but some high-profile coaches in a variety of sports could soon change spots. One who did already was Douglas girls’ soccer coach Scott Baker, who moved north to Palm Beach County as an athletic director. Boys’ coach Stu Katz, who I project will do very well in his new role, slides over to coach the girls. Dennis Rodrigues, Laura Rountree’s longtime assistant at Douglas, took over the boys’ soccer program at new school West Broward.

West Broward also attracted longtime successful baseball Mike Moss (Chaminade, Taravella). Chaminade AD Paul Herfurth, an established and successful baseball coach himself, will add the baseball job to his duties with the Lions program.

Yes, you may need a scorecard to tell who is who next year, but it’s already an exciting summer. The long break was nice, but it’s time to get back to work. High school football season is upon us.

July 14, 2008

Edison shines in New Orleans

They didn't win the championship, but the Edison Red Raiders came home from the NFL's 7-on-7 national 16-team tournament Monday night feeling about as good as it did last month when it beat out a number of talented South Florida schools to earn a trip to New Orleans.

Edison finished 8-2 at the three day event over the weekend, losing to an All-Star team representing the New York area in the semifinals of the tournament. A team from Seattle won the tournament title.

"We didn't win, but we certainly came home proud," said coach Daryl Heidelburg, who took 12 players with him on the trip. "We were only one of three teams in the whole tournament that was actually a team. 13 of the other teams were all-star teams made up of the top players from their area. We lost only one game in the round robin and then we got beat by the Jets in the semis. It was a great bonding experience for our guys. I'm definitely proud of them."

The Red Raiders were represented by quarterback Donovan Jackson, receivers Larry McCoy, Darius Johnson, Kenzer Obando, Phillip Thomas, Carlton Colson, Paul Johnson, Hywatha Joyner, running back Devonta Freeman and linebackers Chaucy Grace, Rashad Bryant and David Hinds.

Heidelburg said his players got a chance to design their own drama skits, dine on Cajun food, play video games and meet NFL players including his former Norland teammate and Saints safety Mike McKenzie.

"It was great. He signed all of their backpacks, talked to them about life and dreaming of the NFL," Heidelburg said. "Our guys got to see the world in a different light, see how guys from other parts of the country play the game. Between the pillow fights and all the good times, I really felt this did wonders for our unity."

-- MANNY NAVARRO

Atlantic falls short in USF 7-on-7; Hallandale surprises

Last weekend, the South Florida region became the latest teams to meet the challenge in one of the state’s best 7-on-7 tournaments, the University of South Florida Sling & Shoot event in Tampa.

While some south Florida area schools have hesitated to come to the event in the past, others such as Deerfield Beach, Hialeah and Miami Central opened the doors. Soon, Delray Beach Atlantic, Boca Raton and Hollywood Hills found their way to a tournament that annually brings in some very good teams.

This year, Atlantic came, and the Eagles were mighty good. So did Boca Raton and Hollywood Hills, who fielded some very athletic teams. This year, McArthur and Hallandale also joined in and did extremely well.

McArthur finished 6-2, and did quite well with a young team that is trying to get back in the mix. Odane Gordon, Nick North and Javon Smith all did well. Hollywood Hills had a 7-2 record to show for two solid days as 6-2, 185-pound quarterback Jerry Kaplan (Piper transfer), receiver Courtney Clark, Jr. and defensive back Tony Grimes all did well. The Spartans took some quality Tampa area team to the wire. Boca Raton and junior quarterback Eddie Sullivan, who we have covered all summer, also finished up with a 6-2 record.

Hallandale, a team that does not participate in many 7-on-7 events, made it all the way to the quarterfinals, being upset by Tampa Jefferson and ending the two days with a very impressive 7-1 mark as USF commits Victor Marc and Ricardo Dixon made some big plays for coach Dameon Jones and the Chargers.

As for Atlantic, this quality football team was really on display for the two days as senior cornerback Jayron Hosley showed just why he is one of the top players in the region, leading the Eagles to the title game with powerhouse Tampa Plant and University of Georgia-bound quarterback Aaron Murray.

In a game that went back and forth, Atlantic sent the game in overtime before losing 26-25. What a tremendous game for Hosley, who had two picks and two extra points receptions. Hosley may be the best pure cover-corner in Florida for the Class of 2009.

In addition to the south Florida teams, the final four also had Plant, Tampa Jefferson and Citra North Marion. Also, the field brought in Jacksonville Lee, Orlando Dr. Phillips, Clearwater Countryside, Lakeland Lake Gibson and Zephyrhills.

There were also Venice, St. Cloud, Sarasota Riverview, Naples Gulf Coast, Longwood Lyman, Lakeland George Jenkins, Lake Weir, Punta Gorda Charlotte, Sarasota Cardinal Mooney and Clermont East Ridge.

Tampa area programs such as Tampa Alonso, Clearwater Countryside, Brandon, Pinellas Park, Tarpon Springs East Lake, Dade City Pasco, Spoto, Tampa Middleton, Spring Hill Springstead, St. Petersburg Gibbs, Valrico Bloomingdale, St. Petersburg Lakewood, Tampa Riverview, Dunedin, Tarpon Springs, Tampa Freedom, Tampa Leto and Clearwater Central Catholic were also on hand.

This year, an offensive line clinic was started. The linemen, who went through skills drills for two days also had a number of Miami-Dade and Broward linemen as well.

We also continued to discover some new players to keep an eye on as well as quality players who only enhanced their already lofty rankings.

Murray is for real, and whether he is only 6-1, 190 or not, he throws the ball all over the place.

With our state top 25 for the Class of 2010 due to be released over the next few weeks, we have two players who are in that list, and over the weekend, neither did anything to make me change my mind. Venice quarterback Trey Burton is a big time prospect, and with respect to Jeffrey Godfrey at Central, Burton is 6-4, 217, runs a 4.5 and throws the ball 65 yards in the air. He is a former running back. To me, Venice is the team that will serve as an obstacle for St. Thomas this season.

The other player is Orlando Dr. Phillips receiver Ricardo Miller. At 6-2, 185, he is as good as you get.

While many of the summer tournaments are finished, we will continue to visit schools and check in on the progress of the players and teams. This summer, we had the opportunity to watch nearly 5,000 Florida players live and in person!

LARRY BLUSTEIN
lblustein@miamiherald.com

July 12, 2008

Nike 7-on-7: Miramar wins and the Tornadoes do the hokey-Pahokee.

Neither lightning nor brawls nor broken legs could stop Nike from seeing its first 7-on-7 tournament through through to the end on Saturday.

You can read more about it on our recruiting page, as well as on the Palm Beach Post's site as they were the first to break it, but the big news of the day was defending 4A state champion Booker T. Washington and defending 2B state champion Pahokee gettin' it on in an early round match-up.

071208_spt_pahokee_4Booker T. converted a last-second two-point score to win the scrimmage 22-21, but after that, things get sketchy. The PBP has a Nike sales rep saying a BTW kid tossed one of the Blue Devils to the ground.  Most of the folks I talked to said one Pahokee player ran into a group of Tornadoes, prompting the fight. Before it was all said and done, freshly-minted BTW coach Earl Tillman was carted off in an ambulance with a broken tibia and both squads were sent packing. What a day.

Actually, the brawlers had it better than the rest of us: they got to go home. We had to stick around into the early afternoon that saw temperatures reach as high as 96 degrees with a heat index somewhere around 500. The best 40-times hovered around 4.7 seconds as kids gasped their way through the sauna that was Miramar Park in July. By the time Miramar and Columbus tipped off, most of the remaining players-turned-spectators looked happy to be on the sidelines and in the shade.

Of course, by then the late afternoon clouds had cooled things off a bit. After a 30-minute lightning delay, play resumed with Miramar's Eugene Smith piloting the A-team (Miramar fielded two squads) down field using short and intermediate passes.

"Teams are going to be looking for that long ball next year," said Smith. "That's why we have to work on that stuff now."

According to those in attendance, it was the first time that Nike was able to complete its annual camp on time and without having to call any games.

Lawal McCray is in as head coach at Ely

While many had believed that James Jones could be the answer to turning Ely’s football program around, his job at his alma mater lasted one year when the former University Florida Gator and Detroit Lion running back decided to spend more time with his family in Tampa.

Now, as summer practice is less than a month away, Ely once again is looking to an alumnus to get the Tigers back on the right track.

On Saturday, Principal Karlton Johnson, Athletic Director Connie McGirt and the family at Ely announced that veteran coach Lawal McCray has been hired as head coach.

McCray graduated from Ely in 1986 and attended Bethune-Cookman College. He has extensive coaching experience including his role as a head coach at Boyd Anderson, where in his two seasons, the Cobras were 13-8.

LARRY BLUSTEIN
lblustein@miamiherald.com

South Florida teams doing well at USF 7-on-7 event

South Florida teams flexed some muscle on the first day of the University of South Florida Sling Shoot 7 on 7 Tournament in Tampa on Saturday.

A record 42 schools showed up for the annual tournament that showcases some of the state’s top summer passing programs.

While Tampa Plant (4-0) and Aaron Murray remain the favorites to win this ninth edition of what is becoming one of the best event of its kind, there are other school – five from South Florida – who ended the first day putting on quite a show.

Hallandale and McArthur had never been outside of Miami-Dade and Broward County when they participated in these events. On Saturday, the Chargers and Mustangs moved to 4-0 and move into Sunday’s action (8 a.m.) as No. 1 seeds. The Chargers, with USF commits Victor Marc and Ricardo Dixon had wins over power Punta Gorda Charlotte, Tampa Riverview, Dunedin and Sarasota Cardinal Mooney.

McArthur advanced to the No. 1 seed in their bracket with wins over East Ridge, Tarpon Springs, Tampa Freedom and Leto.

Delray Atlantic with impressive cornerback Jayron Hosley also finished the first day perfect with wins over Tarpon Springs East Lake, Jacksonville Lee, Dade City Pasco and Tampa Spoto.

Hollywood Hills and Boca Raton also represented on the first day. Both the Spartans and Bobcats finished 3-1. Hollywood Hills reeled off wins over Sarasota Riverview, Spring Hill Springstead and Naples Gulf Coast. The Spartans lost to Tampa Middleton.

Boca Raton, with talented junior quarterback Eddie Sullivan beat Valrico Bloomingdale, Lake Weir and St. Petersburg Lakewood before losing to Naples.

With the exception of Miramar’s Eugene Smith, who was not in Tampa on Saturday, two of the best quarterbacks were on display with Murray and Venice junior Tre Burton, who is one of the best athletes in the state right now.

Indianapolis Colts’ coach Tony Dungy was on hand to watch his son, who is a junior receiver at Plant.

LARRY BLUSTEIN
lblustein@miamiherald.com

July 08, 2008

Three defending state champs in Nike 7-on-7 event

This Saturday's Nike 7-on-7 at Miramar Regional Park (16801 Miramar Parkway) promises to be one of the top area events of the summer with three defending state champions in action.

Sixteen quality programs will compete for the team title with defending 6A and national champion Northwestern, defending 4A champion and adidas 7-on-7 winner Booker T. Washington, and two-time defending 2B champion Pahokee highlighting a tremendous field of Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach teams.

In addition to the Bulls, Tornadoes and Blue Devils, other teams schedule to compete for the title will be Central, South Dade, Miami Springs, Bay Point, Norland, Killian, Columbus, Hialeah-Miami Lakes and Carol City.

Boyd Anderson leads a Broward field that includes Dillard, Douglas and powerful Miramar.

Games begin at 8 a.m. and the championship games starts at 2 p.m.

The Herald will be on hand to cover the event once again with stories, blogs and photos!

LARRY BLUSTEIN
lblustein@MiamiHerald.com

Pace, Hallandale, Hills and Boca Raton head to USF

The South Florida area will be well represented this weekend (July 12-13) at the University of South Florida Sling & Shoot 7-on-7 tournament.

Over 40 schools will be on hand for the best annual gathering of the top teams from throughout the state of Florida.

Monsignor Pace will be joined by Broward County teams Hollywood Hills and Hallandale, and Boca Raton (Palm Beach County) in what looks like a real treat for the athletes, coaches and fans.

Heading to USF will be Tampa-area teams Valrico Bloomingdale, Lennard, Leto, Tampa Freedom, Tampa Riverview, Tampa Jefferson, St. Petersburg Lakewood, Pinellas Park, Clearwater Central Catholic, Springstead, Tampa Alonso, Tampa Spoto, St. Petersburg Gibbs, Tampa Middleton, Clearwater Countryside Gibbs and powerhouse Plant.

Also coming from the Gulf Coast are Sarasota Riverview, Venice, Punta Gorda Charlotte and Sarasota Cardinal Mooney

Southwest Florida power Naples will also be there along with Gulf Coast.

Also coming will be Tarpon Springs East Lake, Orlando Dr. Phillips, Lakeland Penarock, Lakeland Lake Gibson, Longwood Lyman, Dunedin, Lakeland George Jenkins, Zephyrhills, Dade City Pasco, Tarpon Springs, East Ridge and St. Cloud,

The Ocala area will have Lake Weir and power North Marion. Jacksonville Lee will also be on hand.

Games begin on both days at 10 a.m.

The Herald will be on hand for all the action, bringing you the top players who made a lasting impression.

LARRY BLUSTEIN
lblustein@MiamiHerald.com

July 03, 2008

The search for the best In Miami-Dade continues

Over the past few weeks, we have added to the initial list we first started, and as of today, we have 446 players to choose the best 100 of all-time in Miami-Dade County. We will keep this list going through the month of July, so if there are still names we don’t have, names spelled wrong or graduation dates and positions you can fill in, it will only help in the final selection.

Remember, this has long been the best area in the nation for high school football talent, so making the top 100 of all-time will be quite an honor. One that many across the country will be interested in seeing the outcome.

LAST UPDATED: July 27, 2008

AMERICAN (10)
DB - Lavar Greene - 1998
QB - Greg Jackson - 1985
DT - William Jones - 1999
DB - Sean Key -1995
OL - Percy Nichols
OL - Chris Pettaway - 1985
S - Daryl Williams - 1989
WR - Jerome Wilson - 1999
DL - Derek Wimberly - 1982
DE - John Wood - 2002

BELEN (1)
LB - Vince Cartaya - 1999

BOOKER T. WASHINGTON (7)
QB - Leroy Cromartie - 1943
DB - Brandon Harris - 2008
QB - Alkin Hepburn - 1948
OL - Larry Little - 1963
OL - Percy Oliver - 1949
E - Nathaniel "Traz" Powell - 1944
RB - Eugene White - 1957

CAROL CITY (48)
OL - Fred Abad - 1976
LB/FB - Clarence Baker - 1975
FB - Kantroy Barber 1991
Rudy Barber - 1989
TE - Harold Barnwell
DL - Cedric Bembry - 1989
RB - Quinton Bostic
DB - Delvin Brown - 1996
S - Teako Brown - 1993
WR - Russell Cambridge
RB - Terry Daniels - 1978
ATH - Dwight Duncombe - 1972
DE - Ricky Jean Francois - 2005
FB/NT - James Gilbert -1978
S - Rickey Greene - 1978
S - Leon Harris - 1988
DL - Octavious Jackson -1997
DL - Rashard Jeanty - 2001
LB - Bradley Jennings -1996
DE - Willie Jones - 2001
DB - Dwayne Joseph - 1990
DL - Johnny Lewis - 1978
QB - Stacey McKinney
DE - Eric Moncur - 2002
WR - Santana Moss - 1996
WR - Sinorice Moss 2001
LB - Godfrey Myles - 1987
WR - Freddie Nixon - 1975
LB - Timothy Paulk - 1987
DE - Alfred Peterson - 2001
S - Kenny Phillips - 2005
RB - Smokey Roan - 1978
OL - William Roberts - 1980
PK - Ramon Russell - 2004
QB - Ethenic Sands - 1998
RB - Robert Sanford - 1997
LB - Charlie Scott - 1978
DB - Edward Scott - 1988
DE - Grady Scott - 1988
DB - Glenn Sharpe 2001
OL - James Smith - 1979
DB - Dell Speer - 1988
DB - John Swain - 1977
S - Artis Warthan - 1980
RB - Ed West - 1993
S - Ronald Wiley - 1988
DL - Lester Williams - 1978
LB - Willie Williams - 2003

CARVER (2)
RB - Jimmy Moore - 1949
LB - Raymond Wilcox - 1966

CENTRAL (20)
RB - Keith Bell - 1972
WR - Antonio Brown - 1996
WR - Eddie "Rabbit" Brown - 1988
WR - Tyrone Butterfield - 1994
WR - Demetrius Byrd - 2004
RB - Jessie Causey - 1968
DB - Ivory Curry - 1979
RB - Najeh Davenport - 1997
S - Dwight Drane - 1979
OL - Troy Fields - 1979
WR - James Gerald - 2000
LB - Ali Highsmith - 2004
WR - Darnell Jenkins - 2001
RB - Willis McGahee - 2000
DT - Brian Pata - 2002
RB - Elvis Peacock - 1974
TE - Al Richardson - 1974
RB - Rochelle Spain - 1999
OL - Craig Weaver - 1990
WR - Dwayne Witherspoon - 1979

COLUMBUS (12)
RB - Danyell Ferguson - 1992
OL - Alex Galvez - 1992
QB - Brian Griese - 1993
RB - Alonzo Highsmith - 1983
PK - Carlos Huerta – 1988
DB - Patrick Lee
RB - James Mosure - 2006
QB - Lew Pytel - 1969
RB - Mike Reddick - 1991
FB/LB - Mike Reilly - 1977
RB - Mike Reddick
QB - Mike Shula - 1983

CORAL GABLES (22)
Tom Bailey
OL - Mitch Berger - 1970
DB - Rodney Bellinger
LB - Glenn Cameron - 1971
DB - John Clifford - 1967
DB - Neal Colzie - 1970
QB - Craig Curry - 1968
DL - Gary Dunn
PK - Al Del Greco
RB - Frank Gore - 2001
RB - Mike Harrison - 1957
LB - Paul Johnstone - 1967
DT - Frank Lasky - 1959
DB - Cedric McKinnon - 1987
LB - Ralph Ortega - 1971
DE - Roger Peace - 1967
QB - Larry Rentz - 1965
RB Ted Saussele - 1959
WR - Gerald Tinker - 1968
LB Jon Vilma - 1999
LB - Van Waiters - 1984
RB Billy Williamson - 1958

CORAL PARK (4)
QB - Pete Gonzalez
WR - Orlando Iglesias - 1997
WR - Barry Smith - 1969
WR - Rich Zeller

CORAL REEF (1)
S - Dorian Munroe - 2005

CURLEY (3)
QB - Fran Curci - 1956
DB - Bill Frohbose - 1969
QB - Carroll Williams - 1963

EDISON (15)
RB - Pete Athas - 1964
S - Thomas Balkcom - 1986
OL - Warren Bryant
RB - Darrell Cox - 1960
OL - Keith Ferguson - 1977
QB - Greg Jones - 1986
DL - William Joseph - 1998
QB - Larry Libertore - 1958
RB - Nat Moore - 1968
QB - Stacey Moore - 1989
WR - Jacquay Nunally -
E - Jim Powell - 1943
OL - Wilmore Ritchie - 1971
QB/DB - Jackie Simpson - 1953
DB - Selvie Washington - 1971

FLORIDA CHRISTIAN (1)
DE - Andre Wadsworth

GULLIVER (2)
DB - Patrick Robinson - 2006
S - Sean Taylor - 2001

HIALEAH (12)
QB - Greg Arterburn -1982
RB - Tyrone Ashley - 1988
QB - Alex Brawner - 1969
RB - Silvio Cardozo - 1969
RB - Bucky Dent - 1969
QB - Dale Dorminey -1980
WR - Dean Edwards - 1983
DE - Ted Hendricks - 1965
RB - Oscar Hernandez - 1980
RB - Rock Preston
LB - Johnny Sawyer - 1982
S - Andre Williams

HIALEAH MIAMI-LAKES (15)
RB - Rashod Armstrong - 1999
LB - Horace Atkins - 1999
OL - Don Bailey Jr. - 1978
QB - Joe Brodsky Jr. - 1976
WR - Larry Brodsky - 1978
DB - Devin Bush - 1991
OL - Rene Capo - 1979
QB - Ryan Collins
QB - Rohan Davey - 1997
OL - John Halfort - 1986
RB - Barry Ivery - 1980
DB - David Jefferson - 1978
DL - Ken Parker - 1978
RB - Michael Timpson - 1985
LB - Nat Veal - 1975

HOMESTEAD (4)
LB - Micheal Barrow - 1988
LB - James Burgess - 1993
S - Willie Middlebrooks
OL - James Smith - 1997

JACKSON (17)
RB - Joe Brodsky - 1953
RB - Kelley Burney - 1978
DT - Nat Cain - 1970
WR - Travarus Capers - 2000
QB/DB - Lee Corso - 1953
DL - Elvis Dumervil - 2002
DL - James Dumervil - 2000
DB - John Harris - 1974
QB - Lenny Harris - 1980
SS - Ben Johnson - 1999
LB - David Little - 1977
WR - Jermaine Mayes - 1996
RB - Joe McCall - 1979
RB - Barry Robinson - 1977
DL - Fred Robinson - 1979
RB/DB - Jim Rountree - 1954
RB - Elliot Walker - 1974

KILLIAN (37)
RB - Frank Armstrong - 1982
LB - Raven Battle - 1995
LB - Alan Bishop - 1983
OL - Bryce Bishop - 1999
LB - Patrick Burrows - 1996
DL - James Callier - 1997
DE - Leon Cannon
OL - Christian Capote - 2004
TE - Mark Cooper - 1978
DB - Travis Cooper - 1991
RB - Rufus Ferguson - 1969
WR - Tony Gaitor - 1992
S - Derrick Gibson - 1997
PK - Carl Gomez - 1997
DL - Iran Gordon
LB - Terry Grant - 1971
WR - Randal Hill - 1987
WR - Rodney Hill - 1984
DL - Cory Johnson - 1996
DL - Luther Johnson - 1987
DB - Andre Maddox - 2000
LB - David Monroe - 1997
RB - Paul Moore - 1987
S - Demetrice Morley - 2005
NG - Marcellino Moss - 1983
OL - Rod Payne - 1992
FB - Larry Scott - 2005
LB - Earl Sims - 1997
QB - Jim Stoeckel - 1969
DL - Corey Storr - 1996
DB - Reggie Sutton - 1982
DB - Malcolm Tatum - 1998
RB - Karfield Taylor -1979
LB - Stephen Tulloch - 2002
OL - Antonio Valle - 1997
RB - Bobby Washington - 2004
RB - Bernard Williamson - 1997

MAYS (2)
OL/DL - Willie Clarington - 1957
DL - Willis McGahee Sr. - 1967

MIAMI BEACH (10)
QB - Demetrius Brown - 1984
DB - Terry Cousins
OL - Michael Dames - 1984
WR - Chad Johnson
OL - Antoine Mirambeau
LB _ Andy Nolan - 1980
LB - Ray Piquion
DB - Samari Rolle - 1994
QB - Howie Shapiro
DB - Duane Starks

MIAMI HIGH (31)
DT - Ivan Alicot - 1993
DL - John Battle - 1962
SS - Atari Bigby - 2000
WR - Eddie Brown - 1981
Joe Caldwell - 1956
OL - Carlos Callejas - 1992
Steve Diamond - 1963
DL - Jim Dooley - 1948
RB - David Eldredge - 1939
WR - Fred Frink - 1930
OL/DL - Charlie George - 1948
DE - Ben Hanks - 1991
RB - Lindy Infante - 1959
RB - Sedrick Irvin - 1996
QB - Kendall James - 1990
WR - Andre Johnson - 1999
S - Marquand Manuel
DL - Darren Mickell
WR - Warner Mizell - 1926
E - Claude Moorman - 1956
WR - Carlos Osegueda - 1995
WR - Roscoe Parrish - 1999
QB - Vic Penn - 1995
QB - Wilkie Perez - 1993
DL - Dick Plasman - 1933
LB - Ricky Sealy
WR- Ian Skinner - 1995
RB - Bruce Smith - 1943
SS - Clevan Thomas - 1996
OB - Arnold Tucker - 1943
OB - Pete Williams - 1945

MIAMI SPRINGS (18)
WR - Devin Aromashodu - 2002
OL - Lomas Brown - 1981
LB - Jacinto Fernandez
WR - Anthony Frederick
DB - Hector Gray - 1975
DB - Henderson Gray - 1993
RB - Mitch Greene - 1992
QB - Dante Jimeson - 1999
DB - Levon Jones - 1975
DL - Phil Jones - 1972
RB - Vince Kendrick - 1969
DL - Reggie Kinlaw - 1975
RB - John Lewis - 1989
DB - Eddie Miles
RB - Freddie Miles - 1980
LB - Chuck Postell - 1974
DB - Troy Saunders
RB - Gartrell Shavers - 2003

MONSIGNOR PACE (8)
DB - Quentin Andrews
FB - Conredge Collins
LB - Johnny Frost
RB - Jerry Seymour
S - Maurice Sikes
DB - Gary Thompkins - 1995
DB - Joe Wessell
DB - Demarcus VanDyke

NORLAND (16)
OC - D.A. Arthur - 1968
LB - Atwan Barnes - 2002
WR - Dwayne Bowe - 2003
WR - Rickey Brooks - 1978
LB - Jon Eaford - 1984
WR - Steve Griffin - 1982
QB - Jackie Holmes - 1967
DB - Edward Kwaku - 2000
QB - Mike Kypriss - 1973
WR - Broughton Lang - 1981
RB/LB - Walter Lang -1978
WR - Dieter Matthes - 1967
DB - Greg Moss - 2000
WR - Omar Rolle - 1994
LB - Randy Shannon - 1984
LB - Darren Smith - 1988

NORTHWEST CHRISTIAN (2)
RB - Reggie Alexis - 1998
RB/DL - Derwin Jones - 1983

NORTHWESTERN (48)
SS - Wendell Ashley - 1995
WR - Roy Baker - 1997
DB - Tolbert Bain - 1984
WR - Magic Benton - 1994
DE - Marshall Blount - 1996
RB Melvin Bratton - 1984
RB - Larry Brinson - 1973
DB - Richard Brooks - 1994
FS - Levy Brown - 1999
WR - Tim Brown - 2004
DB - Yulkeith Brown - 2000
WR - Antonio Bryant -1999
S - Franklin Burden - 1999
WR - Joshua Bush - 1997
OL Vernon Carey - 1999
DB - Tracey Carter - 2000
DE Taurean Charles - 2002
RB - Torrie Cox - 1999
RB - Antwain Easterling - 2007
WR - Ora Farlow - 1998
FB - Bobby Felts - 1961
WR - Lamont Finnie - 1999
OL - Roger Finnie - 1964
LB - Alex Forston - 1998
DT - Marcus Forston - 2008
WR - James Gerald - 1999
QB - Jacory Harris - 2008
WR - Allen Hepburn, Jr. - 1965
WR - Aldarius Johnson - 2008
OL - Tyronn Johnson - 1996
LB - Marvin Jones - 1990
WR - Snoop Minnis - 1996
RB - Vernard Morency - 1998
DE - Horrace Morris - 1986
WR - Brett Perriman - 1984
FS - Patrick Peyton - 1999
RB - Buster Rhymes - 1980
DB - Derek Richburg - 2000
DB - Sidney Simpson - 2000
RB - Rashod Smith - 2000
DB - Roland Smith - 1987
LB - Sean Spence - 2008
LB - Quentin Swain - 2000
LB - Jeffrey Taylor - 1993
QB/DB - James Tullis - 1959
S - Javonny Ward - 2001
DE - Jermell Weaver - 1999
DE - Jerrell Weaver - 1999
LB - Nate Webster - 1996

NORTH MIAMI (25)
WR - Carlos Alvarez - 1968
OL - Jerry Anderson - 1963
LB - Marlin Barnes - 1991
DL - John Browning - 1992
QB -Renal Drummond
RB - Robert Ector - 1984
LB - Yrvens Guerrier - 1999
QB - Alan Holt - 1984
QB - Darren Holt - 1993
WR - Glenn Holt Jr. - 2002
WR - Glenn Holt, Sr. - 1984
DB - Reggie Holt - 1989
RB - Ed Jackson - 1983
RB - Jon Jackson -1983
DB - Charles Mackey - 1984
DB - Eldridge Mitchell - 1972
QB - Jose Rios 1970
DB - Earl Little - 1992
DL - Steve St. Felix - 1999
LB - Marvin Scarlett - 1983
RB - Johnny Seymour - 1999
OL - Greg Sheffield - 1996
DB - McKenzy Toussaint - 1999
DE - Joel Williams - 1974
DB - Lawrence Wright - 1991

NORTH MIAMI BEACH (13)
LB - Morris Atkins II - 1989
QB - Jeff Bertani
QB - Reggie Drummond
DE - Lloyd Forest - 1986
OL - Max Jean-Gilles - 2002
WR - Allen Hepburn III - 1989
RB - Randy Keiser -
DB - Bobby Kemp
RB - Daniel Marks
QB - Denard Parks
RB - Lemar Parrish
LB - Sam Pratt - 1978
QB - Doug Wiggins - 2007

PALMETTO (8)
RB - Markeith Cooper -1996
Larry Crawford - 1977
S - Bobby Jones - 1991
LB - Rohan Marley - 1991
TE - Orson Mobley - 1977
OL - Chris Myers
RB - Cecil Sapp
LB - Kelly Ziegler - 1983

SOUTHRIDGE (14)
RB - Darren Davis - 1996
RB - Troy Davis - 1994
OC - Steve Everitt - 1988
LB - Alex Garcia - 1985
LB - Lamont Green - 1994
DL - James Head - 2001
RB - Greg Moss - 1984
DE - Tony Moss
DE - Winston Moss - 1983
DE - Willis Peguese - 1986
RB - Harvey Reed - 1984
TE - Willie Roberts - 2000
RB - Tony Smith - 1981
QB - Pat Young

SOUTHWEST (5)
WR - Evans Adonis - 2004
WR Randy Burke - 1973
DL - Tony Chickillo
OL - Chris DeArmas - 2005
DB - Steve Tannen - 1966

SOUTH DADE (5)
Harvey Clayton - 1979
WR - Herman Jones - 1974
Willie Jones - 1975
DT - Daniel Perez - 2002
DB - Antrel Rolle - 2001

SOUTH MIAMI (12)
QB - Fernanza Burgess - 1978
WR - Wayne Capers - 1978
LB - Keith Carter - 1985
OL/DL - Carlos Collazo - 1976
DB - James Colzie - 1993
LB - John Corker
LB - Javier Estopinian
DL - Fred Jones
OL - Pablo Lopez - 1983
WR - Dennis McKinnon - 1979
LB - Derrick Thomas - 1984
DE - Joey Veargis - 1990

SUNSET (2)
LB - Torrance Marshall
PK - Fuad Reveiz - 1981

WESTMINSTER CHRISTIAN (1)
QB - Bill Henderson

REMEMBER: Nominations should be based on high school performance and not what the athlete did after high school. This is a list that represents the best players ever!

If you have any names to add, change or fill in a position, please e-mail me at lblustein@MiamiHerald.com.