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June 24, 2009

Williams to the 'Ridge

One of the top Class of 2010 prospects will have a new home for his senior season.

Former Gulliver Prep linebacker Ralph Williams (6-1, 220) will move south for his final year and play for first year coach Patrick Burrows and the Spartans.

Williams, rated No. 21 in the Miami Herald Pre-Summer List among Miami-Dade County players, made a verbal commitment to attend the University of Tennessee, but is also being recruited by Ole Miss, Arkansas, FIU, Boston College and FSU.

June 22, 2009

CLASS OF 2012 - Broward

While it may very early in the process, the Miami Herald continues to keep fans informed about the players to look for in the future. We have already given you some 2011 (rising juniors) to check out, and now we have some 2012 (rising sophomores) athletes here in Broward County to keep an eye on for the next three years.

Remember, this is a starting list that will grow like our 2010 and 2011 have.

Again, our objective is to bring you the most accurate information out there, so If there are any additions, school or position changes or names to add, just e-mail Larry Blustein at lblustein@miamiherald.com.

QUARTERBACKS

Matteo Baquero, 5-11, 188, Somerset Academy

Andrew Dubose, 6-0 190, Pines Charter

Chase Harsted, 5-11, 170, Cypress Bay

Matt Lescano, 5-11, 150, St. Thomas Aquinas

Daniel May, 5-11, 160, Hollywood Hills

Ghierry Vander Kuyp, 6-3, 180, Boyd Anderson
Joseph Villar, 5-8, 150, McArthur

Austin Whipple, 6-1, 165, St. Thomas Aquinas



RUNNING BACKS
Dami Ayoola, RB, 5-11, 180, St. Thomas Aquinas

Richie Canario, 5-5, 145, North Broward Prep

Jeremy Donaldson, 5-10, 170, Hollywood Hills

Rashad Kelley, 5-8, 175, South Plantation
Oliver Rigaud, 5-9, 150, Pines Charter

Sherrod Williams, 5-7, 170, Nova

(FB) – Christian Wilson, 5-8, 177, Pines Charter



RECEIVERS

Derrick Badger, 6-0, 160, Western

Parrish Cato, 6-5, 200, South Broward

Kawaine Codner, 5-11, 170, Nova

Darren Davis, 6-3, 250, Chaminade-Madonna

Rasmus Goacob, 5-10, 155, North Broward Prep

Antonio Harris, 5-10, 165, South Broward

Avery Johnson, 6-2, 180, Ely

Kingston Saintil, 6-1, 180, Piper

Gavin Sinclair, 5-11, 150, St. Thomas Aquinas

Devin Smith, 5-7, 155, Coral Springs Charter

J.T. Walker, 5-10, 175, Coconut Creek

TIGHT ENDS
Kendall Coumin, 6-2, 199, Everglades

Dillon Dellenbach, 5-11, 175, North Broward Prep

Peter Malcolm, 5-11, 200, Douglas



OFFENSIVE LINEMEN

Robin Afsarmanesh, 5-11, 255, Piper

David Clark, 6-2, 265, Nova

Kamerin Davis, 6-5, 280, Boyd Anderson
Abraham Garcia, 6-5, 310, University

Miles Harrelson, 5-10, 211, Hollywood Hills

Justin Huntman, 6-2, 225, North Broward Prep

Gideon Inkeles, 5-9, 200, North Broward Prep

Dan Isadora, 6-4, 310, Cypress Bay

Daniel Mancini, 6-3, 240, University
Anthony Nau, 6-1, 245, Piper

Darius Rachel, 6-2, 250, Nova

Lucas Warkoski, 6-1, 215, South Broward

Warrell Willis, 6-0, 265, Piper


DEFENSIVE LINEMEN
Jelani Hamilton, 6-5, 205, St. Thomas Aquinas

Chad Khan, 6-0, 203, University

(DE) – Terrell McCrae, 6-4, 210, South Broward

Alex Moody, 6-0, 205, North Broward Prep

(DE) – Barrington Morris, 6-3, 215, Piper
(DE) – Daniel Perry, 6-7, 210, University

(DE) - Torrin Young, 6-2, 225, Dillard
Erik Valles, 6-1, 210, Cypress Bay



LINEBACKERS

Sam Adams, 5-11, 189, South Broward

Cole Champion, 5-11, 175, St. Thomas Aquinas

Phil Dames, 6-1, 191, McArthur

Jonathan Gonell, 5-11, 205, University School
Erick Hallmon, 6-0, 190, Cardinal Gibbons

Raymond Morris, 5-9, 155, Nova

Dineko Moss, 6-0, 220, Piper

Daniel Paponetti, 5-11, 210, North Broward Prep

Charles Pate, 5-10, 180, Cypress Bay
Marquise Piton, 6-0, 200, West Broward

Jared Prinzo, 6-0, 185, Cypress Bay

Eleazar Rausseo, 5-10, 190, Cooper City

Jacolby White, 5-9, 170, Nova

Warren Whyte, 5-9, 170, Nova


DEFENSIVE BACKS
Leo Alba, 5-10, 155, University

Keith Brown, 5-8, 150, Nova

Brandon Butler, 5-11, 165, Boyd Anderson

Alex Charles, 5-7, 165, North Broward Prep

Cliff Coach, 5-10, 170, Piper

Marcus Francis, 5-10, 150, St. Thomas Aquinas
Mikhail Francis, 5-7, 150, McArthur

Garrett Gross, 5-7, 140, Fort Lauderdale
Antonio Hernandez, 5-10, 180, Cypress Bay

J.T. Mitchell, 5-9, 135, South Broward

James Pitters, 5-6, 155, Pines Charter

Greg Roy, 5-8, 140, Cooper City

(S) – Ed Shaw, 5-10, 155, Everglades

(S) – Nicco Whigham, 5-11, 165, Cardinal Gibbons



PUNTER/KICKER
Chris Ayers, 5-8, 150, South Broward

Marshall Morgan, 5-10, 175, Archbishop McCarthy



CLASS OF 2012 - Miami-Dade

While it may very early in the process, the Miami Herald continues to keep fans informed about the players to look for in the future. We have already given you some 2011 (rising juniors) to check out, and now we have some 2012 (rising sophomores) athletes here in Miami-Dade County to keep an eye on for the next three years.

Remember, this is a starting list that will grow like our 2010 and 2011 have.

Again, our objective is to bring you the most accurate information out there, so If there are any additions, school or position changes or names to add, just e-mail Larry Blustein at lblustein@miamiherald.com.

QUARTERBACKS

Jordan Armstrong, 5-11,175, Miami Varela

Gavin Blatch, 5-8, 145, Coral Reef

Abe Coleman, 5-11, 180, American

Orlando David, 6-3, 220, Northwestern
Elgin Hilliard, 6-3, 165, Northwestern

Bilal Marshall, 6-2, 170, Dade Christian

Robert Orban, 5-9, 150, Christopher Columbus

David Thompson, 6-1, 180, Westminster Christian



RUNNING BACKS
Steve Braddy, 5-10, 155, Ferguson

Brandon Clements, 5-7 160, Coral Reef

Roy Echevarria, 5-8, 150, American

Hansley Fleurejus, 5-7, 155, Braddock

Ernest Freeman, 5-8, 180, Carol City
Rashee Harrell, 5-9, 160, Central

Sheldon Hughes, 5-6, 175, Edison

Terry Joseph, 5-7, 150, Northwestern

Duke Johnson, 5-10, 175, Norland
Hakeem Lawrence, 5-7, 148, North Miami

Brandon Radcliff, 5-10, 190, Christopher Columbus

T.J. Reeves, 5-8, 150, Gulliver Prep

Bernard Saunders, 5-11, 185, Varela

Jamal Session, 5-10, 170, Barrington Christian

Treshawn Ward, 5-6, 160, Coral Reef



RECEIVERS
Henry Anetor, 5-10, 170, Central

Kevin Carabeo, 6-0, 170, Miami High

Ted Cato, 6-0, 170, Miami High

Vernon Davis, 5-9, 160, Coral Reef

Larry Faison, 5-11, 162, American

Ernest Felton, 5-7, 166, Coral Gables

Deandre Jasper, 5-10, 185, Jackson

Cequan Ladd, 6-3, 175, Barrington Christian

Alex MacClay, 5-8, 170, Mater Academy

Clifton Taylor, 5-9, 160, Northwestern

Edmond Thomas, 5-8, 155, Central

Jeffrey Thomas, 6-3, 185, Miami High

Patrick Walter, 5-9, 160, Northwestern

Demarcus White, 5-6, 147, Coral Gables


Eldridge Wilcox, 6-1, 190, Palmetto

TIGHT ENDS
Rene Suarez, 6-0, 175, Mater Academy



OFFENSIVE LINEMEN
Matt Arnholt, 5-11, 190, Gulliver Prep

Tyler Banks, 5-11, 245, American

Hunter Clark, 6-1, 210, Killian

Tyler Claus, 5-9, 165, Gulliver Prep

Michael Correa, 5-10, 225, Coral Gables

David Decespedes, 6-2, 225, Coral Reef

Eddie Garcia, 6-2, 243, Columbus
Juan Morera, 6-0, 250, Ferguson

Steve Morrell, 6-4, 250, Coral Reef

Josier Residor, 6-1, 250, Booker T. Washington

Jovon Wooten, 6-1, 245, Booker T. Washington

Brendan Wright, 6-3, 325, Barrington Christian



DEFENSIVE LINEMEN
Picasso Ambrose, 5-11, 180, Edison

Rosevelt Donaldson, 5-11, 240, Coral Reef

(DE) – Corey Griffin, 6-0, 170, Coral Reef

Javy Pagliery, 5-11, 245, Christopher Columbus

Mike Perez, 6-2, 220, Miami Springs

Marcus Pyron, 5-9, 200, Northwestern

(DE) – Andres Valdes, 6-4, 180, American

Ronald Watson, 6-0, 245, South Miami

LINEBACKERS
Quinton Bynoe, 5-8, 230, Northwestern

Kevin Caffey, 5-10, 190, Booker T. Washington

Harry Chewning, 5-9, 165, Gulliver Prep

Latravian Crawford, 5-11, 250, South Dade

Edward DeLeon, 5-9, 175, Mater Academy 

Roody Gedus, 5-10, 175, Edison

Andy Garcia, 5-11, 175, Hialeah

Darius Hall, 5-10, 220, Coral Reef

Jarrell Harts, 6-0, 210, Barrington Christian

Jackson Huggett, 5-10, 180, Gulliver Prep

Cameron Klein, 5-9, 165, Gulliver Prep

Gersan Lopez, 5-8, 180, Mater Academy

Brian Nicholson, 6-1 205, Killian

Bryan Nickerson, 5-8, 160, Miami Springs

Mateus Tuon, 5-8, 160, Coral Gables

Ricky Williams, 6-0, 190, Homestead



DEFENSIVE BACKS

Marcos Arroyo, 5-9, 170, Hialeah

(S) – Ditrayvious Burgess, 5-11, 170, Homestead

Dion Bush, 6-0, 170, Christopher Columbus

Michael Capote, 5-7, 165, Coral Gables

(S) – J'Joun Frye, 5-11, 180, American

Christopher Gomez, 5-8, 165, Miami Springs

Trenton Greene, 5-8, 174, Monsignor Pace

Joshua Higgs, 5-8, 150, American

(S) – Ryan Janvion, 5-11, 180, Dade Christian

Devante Jumper, 5-8, 160, Northwestern

(S) – Elston Lane, 6-1, 172, Coral Gables

Amos Leggett, 5-11, 168, Booker T. Washington

Miguel Lopez, 5-10, 165, Barrington Christian

Jean Oviedo, 5-9, 145, Miami Springs

Trenton Perriman, 5-9, 155, Northwestern

(S) – Vanard Placide, 5-10, 130, Miami Springs

Billy Rolle, 6-0, 180, Northwestern

June 20, 2009

BT Washington wins Heath Evans events

WEST PALM BEACH - One of the most impressive 7-on-7 events of the season was held on Saturday, and when the 16-team tournament ended at The King’s Academy, Miami’s Booker T. Washington was holding the trophy in the Fourth Heath Evans Foundation event.The Tornadoes won a thrilling 33-28 decision over Lauderdale Lakes Boyd Anderson in the finals seconds of a game when senior Jayvon Wrentz grabbed the ball in the end zone to come away with the victory.

“What an exciting way to wrap up a great event,” said Evans, who hosted this annual event and had former teammates Wes Welker, Matt Cassel, Randy Moss and Kevin Faulk on hand to meet the athletes. “Congratulations to Booker T. Washington. We are already inviting you back next year to defend your title.”

Besides Booker T. Washington and Boyd Anderson, other teams involved included Miami Gulliver Prep, Belle Glades Central, Miramar, defending champion Jupiter Christian, Lake Worth Park Vista, Tampa Plant, Daytona Beach Seabreeze, Daytona Beach Mainland, West Palm Beach Cardinal Newman, Glades Day, Pompano Beach Ely, Boca Raton Olympic Heights, Palm Beach Gardens Dwyer and host The King's Academy.

Before event, many were predicted Glades Central to be one of the teams to reach the finals, but the Raiders were tested by an impressive field all day as elite players lines all the fields and treated the crowd to some impressive football.

In between the games, Evans rolled out some pro vs. high school action as Glades Central standout Greg Dent edged out Dwyer’s Matt Elam and Welker in the punt return contest.

Showing that he is still is quick and has it, host Heath Evans finished second in the 40-yard dash, losing out to Plant's T.J. Glover, and Cassel found the going tough when Plant’s Philip Ely and Glade Central standout L.J. Thomas both put on a show in the passing accuracy contest, which Thomas won.

Daytona Beach Mainland, Tampa Plant and Miramar all did well in the offensive line competition, showing that all three teams will have plenty of success this coming season.

Plant, Glades Day, Dwyer, Booker T. Washington, Glades Central, Miramar, Boyd Anderson and Ely all made the Elite Eight, and the Final Four came down to Booker T. Washington beating Tampa Plant, and Boyd Anderson getting by Miramar in the final four.

“Tremendous effort by everyone out here,” said Miramar head coach Damon Cogdell. “This was a tremendous tournament all the way around.”

The finals was a rematch of a game that ended in controversy earlier when Booker T. Washington ran a play on the whistle when Boyd Anderson was getting back on the field. The Tornadoes won, and it looked like the Cobras had their revenge until Jeremiah Hay found Wrentz with time running out, capping the win.

“What a way to win,” Hay said, holding the trophy along with teammates Quinton Dunbar, Eduardo Clements and Jelanie Rouland. “When we gave up that late touchdown, we all thought it was over with less than a minute left, but we were fortunate to pull this one out.”

The event featured over 50 Division 1 prospects in all classes from 2010 seniors to a number of 2011, 2012 and even 2013 performers, which Evans was totally bowled over by.

“The athletes on the field today was as good a group as you will find anywhere,” Evans said. “Every year we are attracting better and better talent, and this year, we really brought in some tremendous teams and players.”

June 16, 2009

CLASS OF 2011 - Broward

As we will continue to do throughout the course of the year, we will introduce you to some of the up-and-coming prospects from South Florida as we watch and evaluate them.

Here is a look at some rising players for the Class of 2011 in Broward County.

If there are any additions, school or position changes or names to add, just e-mail Larry Blustein at lblustein@miamiherald.com.

Our objective is to bring you the most accurate information out there.

Thanks once again for making the Miami Herald your No. 1 spot for year round high school football recruiting.

QUARTERBACKS
Imonni Carswell, 6-1, 185, Plantation
Douglas Cook, 6-0, 170, University
Chris Leyva, 5-10, 180, West Broward
Myles Notkin, 5-10, 160, Cooper City
Jerrard Randall, 6-2, 190, Chaminade-Madonna

Jake Rudock, 6-2, 170, St. Thomas Aquinas
Brian Testorf, 6-1, 175, North Broward Prep

Dominic Thomas, 5-8, 155, Pines Charter

RUNNING BACKS
Jonathan Aiken, 5-11, 180, Chaminade-Madonna
Danny Epstein, 5-10, 185, Cypress Bay
Berry Dugue, 6-1, 215, Piper
Chris Lyle, 5-9, 160, North Broward Prep

Joe Lyles, 5-6, 150, South Broward
T.J. Marshall, 5-8, 210, Archbishop McCarthy

Jordan Polite, 5-10, 175, Taravella

Rijante Randall, 5-9, 170, Plantation
Orville Reynolds, 5-9, 175, Douglas

Joseph Rold, 5-8, 190, Douglas

Shanard Saxon, 5-6, 165, American Heritage
Junior Sylvestre, 6-0, 190, South Broward

Lawrence Taylor, 6-0, 180, American Heritage
Cedric Thompson, 5-11, 210, Everglades

Corey Tindal, 5-11, 175, Stranahan
Terrell Walker, 5-9, 165, Nova

Marquise White, 5-10, 180, Coconut Creek
Otis Wright, 5-9, 175, Dillard

RECEIVERS
Danny Adams, 5-11, 150, Cardinal Gibbons
Tevin Allen, 5-7, 144, Western

Steven Amadee, 6-1, 165, University
Robbie Anderson, 6-2, 170, South Plantation
Randall Bailey, 5-10, 160, Everglades
Courtney Bynes, 5-10, 160, Boyd Anderson
Jack Crittenburger, 5-10, 170, Cardinal Gibbons
Phil Dorsett, 5-11, 170, St. Thomas Aquinas
Arthur Drayton, 5-9, 175, Stranahan
Curtric Evans, 5-10, 170, Chaminade-Madonna
Andrew Flory, 6-1, 175, American Heritage
Rashad Greene, 6-0, 165, St. Thomas Aquinas
Reggie McKnight, 6-0, 161, Hollywood Hills
Stephen Montgomery, 5-10, 180, McArthur
Mario Pannunzio, 6-1, 190, Cypress Bay
Clinton Seays, 6-2, 170, Ely
Gerry West, 6-3, 190, University
Jesse York, 5-11, 180, Boyd Anderson

TIGHT ENDS
Daniel Figueroa, 6-3, 210, Everglades

Mike Fratanni, 6-2, 220, West Broward
Zak M'Sahal, 6-2, 190, Monarch
Varian Roberson, 6-2, 195, Cypress Bay

OFFENSIVE LINEMEN
Raymond Abel, 6-2, 310, McArthur
Austin Barron, 6-2, 240, St. Thomas Aquinas
Wendy Belizaire, 6-1, 295, Boyd Anderson
Daniel Donnelly, 6-3, 250, Monarch
Kevin Eason, 6-0, 255, Ely
Shawn Hogan, 6-2, 260, Piper
Chris Holmes, 6-3, 325, Taravella
Russell Haughton-James, 6-6, 285, Western
Kyle Jossfolk, 6-0, 220, Cypress Bay
Adam Levinson, 6-2, 260, Douglas
Dominick "Sonny" Lopez, 6-1, 290, Taravella
Jared Maldonado, 6-3, 282, Hollywood Hills
Dwayne Montgomery, 6-4, 250, Dillard
Arsen Pasque, 6-3, 255, Everglades
Andrew Reyes, 6-3, 240, St. Thomas Aquinas
Geordan Robinson, 6-4, 255, Piper

Greg Rozier, 6-1, 275, Ely
Sebastien Tuff, 6-2, 315, Boyd Anderson

Tyler Turner, 6-1, 285, Piper

DEFENSIVE LINE
(DE) – Alvin Arnold, 6-2, 190, Hollywood Hills
(DE) - B.J. Dubose, 6-5, 230, Northeast
Daniel Ford, 6-3, 280, Stranahan

Jonel Graham, 6-2, 235, Everglades
Kenny Hankerson, 6-0, 200, St. Thomas Aquinas
Bobby Hart, 6-3, 260, Cardinal Gibbons

Joe Henry, 6-4, 245, Everglades
Dinsdale Jackson, 6-2, 260, American Heritage
Akeem McCloud, 6-0, 230, Ely
Dwayne Montgomery, 6-3, 225, Dillard
Tanner Motta, 6-0, 190, Cardinal Gibbons
Patrick Occide, 6-0, 276, Davie Woods Haven Prep
(DE) – Jason Powell, 6-0, 225, Piper
(DE) - Ryan Shazier, 6-2, 205, Plantation
(DE) – Shaun Ward, 6-1, 225, Boyd Anderson
Patrick Williams, 6-1, 235, University

LINEBACKERS
Grant Burke, 5-11, 255, North Broward Prep

KaShawn Butler, 6-0, 185, Nova
Casseus Clemente, 6-1, 205, Everglades
Cameron Cooper, 5-9, 200, Plantation
Ben Gajus, 6-1, 190, Douglas
Spencer Garneau, 6-2, 215, Cooper City
Andrew Gooding, 5-11, 200, Piper
Cyrus Johnson, 5-11, 185, Ely

Conrad Johnson, 5-10, 190, Dillard
Kurt Joseph, 6-1, 215, South Plantation
Pat Lawson, 5-11, 215, North Broward Prep
Wayne Lyons, 6-0, 190, Dillard
Steven McBride, 6-0, 180, Nova
Greg Rabb, 6-0, 220, University
Kent Turene, 6-2, 220, Boyd Anderson
Keelan Wilks, 6-0, 225, Cardinal Gibbons
Mike Williamson, 6-1, 195, McArthur

DEFENSIVE BACKS
Harmon Brown, 5-9, 180, Boyd Anderson

Timothy Burton, 5-8, 181, Cardinal Gibbons
(S) - Jeremy Cash, 6-0, 195, Plantation
(S) – Noel Cesar, 6-0, 188, Northeast
(S) – Justin Cooper, 6-1, 190, University
(S) – Richard Dorvilus 5-11, 188, Hallandale
Pastel Francis, 5-10, 175, Hollywood Hills
Kendall Fullington, 5-11, 170, Cypress Bay
(S) - Jess Goins, 5-10, 176, Hollywood Hills
(S) – Kadeem Hunt, 5-10, 170, Creek

(S) – Taylor Jobb, 5-11, 185, St. Thomas Aquinas
Nicholas Kutscher, 5-9, 165, University
Kenyatta Lawrence, 5-10, 165, Douglas
Marken Michel, 5-11, 180, American Heritage
Gekari Murray, 5-9. 165, Piper
(S) - Nick North, 6-0, 170, McArthur 
Allen Ramsey, 5-8, 170, Dillard
Marcus Roberson, 5-9, 175, St. Thomas Aquinas
Brandon Simeon, 5-9, 160, American Heritage
(S) – Wesley Toussaint, 6-2, 180, Piper
(S) – Denzel Wimberly, 5-9, 195, Cardinal Gibbons

PUNTER/KICKER
Sebastian Alvarez, 5-9, 145, Hollywood Hills

Luckenson Bernardin, 5-8, 150, South Broward
Conor Doole, 5-11, 155, West Broward
Pat Gay, 5-6, 144, Chaminade-Madonna
Matt Lobelsky, 5-7, 155, Cooper City
Daniel Yanks, 5-6, 150, Cooper City

CLASS OF 2011 - Miami-Dade

As we will continue to do throughout the course of the year, we will introduce you to some of the up-and-coming prospects from South Florida as we watch and evaluate them.

Here is a look at some rising players for the Class of 2011 in Miami-Dade County.

If there are any additions, school or position changes or names to add, just e-mail Larry Blustein at lblustein@miamiherald.com.

Our objective is to bring you the most accurate information out there.

Thanks once again for making the Miami Herald your No. 1 spot for year round high school football recruiting.


QUARTERBACKS
Gerado Alemendares, 6-0, 210, North Miami

Teddy Bridgewater, 6-3, 175, Northwestern

Rahkeem Cato, 6-0, 170, Miami Springs

Sterling Darling, 5-11, 155, Killian

Ritchy Desir, 5-10, 165, North Miami Beach

Bideler Dorlean, 6-1, 206, Booker T. Washington

Jeremiah Hay, 5-9, 170, Booker T. Washington

Juan Soto, 5-11, 165, Hialeah



RUNNING BACKS
Shomir Akhdar, 5-10, 170, Edison

Reggie Brown, 5-8, 166, Central

Jason Casimir, 5-9, 175, American

Donairs Coleman, 5-10, 165, Edison

Jordan Condinanzo, 5-9, 175, Mater Academy

Shaquille Cooper, 5-8, 175, Coral Gables

Chris Elliot, 5-9, 185, Dade Christian

Devonta Freeman, 5-10, 170, Central

(FB) – Ryan Hartnett, 5-9, 200, Ferguson

(FB) – Terrell Jackson, 5-8, 223, American

Ryan Janvion, 5-9, 155, Dade Christian

Demetri Jean, 5-9, 175, Monsignor Pace

Tommy Lee, 5-9, 170, Sunset

Delray Lewis, 5-10,180, Central
Israel Linder, 5-11, 175, Northwestern

Rodney Madison, 5-7, 175, American

Jameel Middlebrooks, 5-9, 175, Westminster Christian

Hugh Miles, 5-9, 180, Dade Christian

Kenny Miller, 5-10, 170, Killian

Christopher Scarlett, 5-9, 155, Norland

Jerron Seymour, 5-8, 185, Hialeah

Darren Shepherd, 5-6, 160, Monsignor Pace

Manny Sicre, 5-9, 170, Belen Jesuit

Edward Smallwood, 5-9,200, Monsignor Pace

Robenson Therezie, 5-11, 190, Jackson
Cedric Walker, 5-9, 175, Gulliver Prep



RECEIVERS
Jefferson Augustine, 5-11, 180, Central
Anthony Clark, 6-2, 170, Palmetto
Dedric Dukes, 5-8, 175, MacArthur North

Charles Gaines, 6-0, 165, Central

Jabari Gorman, 5-10, 180, Monsignor Pace

Rannell Hall, 6-0, 155, Carol City
Derrick Knowles, 5-9, 165, Central

Kendall Lafleur, 6-2, 180, Barbara Goleman

Sherrick Lewis, 5-11, 160, Monsignor Pace
Calvin McBeth, 5-8, 150, American

Sterling Pilsbury, 6-0, 175, Westminster Christian

Andrew Ranglin, 5-10, 170, Edison

Javier Rodriguez, 5-10, 150, Belen Jesuit 

Eli Rogers, 5-9, 175, Northwestern

Anthon Samuel, Jr., 5-10, 175, Monsignor Pace

Tercel Sandifer, 5-10, 165, Coral Reef
Tommy Shuler, 5-9, 170, Miami Springs

Tacoi Sumler, 5-10, 170, Gulliver Prep

Craig Wilkins, 6-0, 170, Hialeah



TIGHT ENDS
Carlos Carvajal, 6-6, 185, American

Thieran Cockran, 6-5, 201, Homestead

Edgar Romano, 6-2, 225, Monsignor Pace



OFFENSIVE LINEMEN
Jesus Asqueri, 6-3, 255, Monsignor Pace

Terrence Carey, 6-0, 229, Northwestern

Ruben Carter, 6-4, 230, Jackson

Bryan Cruz, 6-3, 240, Dade Christian

Julio Derosier, 6-4, 220, Homestead
Wayne Ellington, 6-2, 285, Barrington Christian

Deyler Escobar, 5-10, 295, Booker T. Washington

Willy Heard, 6-0, 265, Edison

Jarrett Johnson, 6-2, 230, Monsignor Pace

Marquis Lucas, 6-4, 295, Central

John Miller, 6-2, 255, Central
Ernest Perry, 6-3, 270, Miami Springs

Gabriel Pou, 6-2, 240, Coral Gables
Terrell Price, 6-3, 250, Booker T. Washington

Andrew Watkins, 6-2, 245, Sunset

Jerod White, 6-1, 265, Homestead



DEFENSE LINEMEN
(DE) – Nikorey Benyard, 6-2, 187, Miami Springs

William Brice, 6-0, 270, North Miami

(DE) – Willie Bromell, 6-5, 200, American

Xavier Martinez-Cid, 6-2, 220, Belen Jesuit

Thaddeus Dorsey, 5-11, 205, Killian

(DE) - Lyndon Edwards, 6-1, 185, Northwestern

(DE) – Stanley Fleurant, 6-3, 185, Homestead

(DE) – Rex Graham, 5-10, 170, Dr. Krop
Many Hernandez, 6-0, 225, Miami High

(DE) - Jimmy Jean, 6-2, 190, South Dade
(DE) – Jimmy Jennings, 6-1, 185, Westminster Christian

Stephen Morrell, 6-4, 250, Coral Reef

(DE) -  God's Power Offer, 6-2, 220, American

(DE) – Edwige Othelot, 6-1, 220, Braddock
(DE) – Ladell Pleasure, 6-2, 220, Miami Springs

(DE) – Anthony Rabasa, 6-3, 220, Columbus

(DE)- Eugene Robinson, 6-4, 215, North Miami
Elkino Watson, 6-2, 270, Booker T. Washington

Jerod White, 6-0, 255, Homestead

(DE) – Ricardo Williams, 6-5, 210, Homestead



LINEBACKERS
Demetrius Allen, 5-10, 196, Northwestern

Brandon Bradley, 5-11, 190, Columbus

Joshua Brown, 5-10, 190, South Miami

Rakim Carter, 6-1, 190, Hialeah Miami Lakes

Brian Hall, 5-11, 210, Coral Reef

Dwight Jackson, Jr.,  6-0, 195, Central
Vincente Jackson, 5-11, 210, North Miami

Faroh Jean-Pierre, 5-11, 202, Hialeah

Arrington Jenkins, 6-3, 215, Killian

Nick Menocal, 6-3, 225, Belen Jesuit

Miles Pace, 6-1, 230, Central

Denzel Perryman, 5-11, 213, Coral Gables

Andrew Pittman, 5-10, 185, Killian

Jorge Sanz, 5-11, 190, Gulliver Prep

Anthony Smith, 6-0, 178, Booker T. Washington

Oliver Vigille, 6-0, 190, Central

Nick White, 6-2, 190, Belen Jesuit

Gary Wooten, 6-3, 185, Hialeah



DEFENSIVE BACKS
Robinson Alteme, 5-8, 150, Edison

(S) – Devin Anderson, 6-0, 180, Ferguson

Jocelyn Borgella, 5-7, 158, LaSalle

(S) - Jonas Clark, 6-2, 165, Booker T. Washington

James Davis, 5-10, 160, Northwestern

Reginald Dozier, 5-10, 170, American

(S) -  Thomas Finnie, 5-10, 180, Central

(S) – Rashad Forbes, 6-2, 190, American

Jonathan Hamilton, 5-9, 155, Jackson
Kenny Holmes, 5-8, 160, Springs

(S) – Gerod Holliman, 6-1, 190, Southridge

Andrew Johnson, 5-9, 175, Southridge

Troy Johnson, 5-9, 170, Carol City
(S) – Ricardo Louis, 6-2, 195, North Miami

Donaldven Manning, 5-10, 155, Edison

Lorenzo Paul, 5-9, 185, Homestead

(S) - Jermaine Reve, 6-0, 170, Northwestern

Elkeith Webster, 5-8, 165, Miami Springs

Corie Wilson, 5-10, 160, Edison

Elijah Wilson, 5-10, 180, Central
(S) – Jovan Wyche, 5-10, 165, Miami Springs



PUNTER/KICKER
Timothy Marsh, 5-8, 150, South Miami

Alexander Petithomme, 5-6, 145, Central

June 15, 2009

Broward Pre-Summer Top 25

With summer fast approaching, we have narrowed down the list to 25 top seniors.

While rankings are always subjective at best, our list was compiled from watching thousands of athletes perform with full gear on in football arenas, giving them the opportunity to showcase their football skills and not just a combine performance or a 7-on-7 event, which are helpful, but in no way definitive, and in no way what college coaches want to hear when seeking information.

The names you will see here, and in the many lists to come throughout the year, are based on countless hours spent in the spring and the early portion of the summer, physically attending events, talking with youngsters and their coaches.

While we understand that everyone has an opinion, in the coming months, names will be added and moved around to give you a working list for the start of the 2009 regular season, and then updated again at the completion of the year, giving us the advantage of seeing more football games and practices in South Florida

Expect over 100 athletes to sign D1 scholarships from Miami-Dade and Broward Counties.

1. Lamarcus Joyner, CB/WR, 5-8, 175, St. Thomas Aquinas: After watching him dominate as a sophomore and junior for Southwest Miami, this gifted football talent will spend his final season playing a key role for the defending national champions.

2. Brandon Linder, OT, 6-6, 280, St. Thomas Aquinas: From the first time we watched him play as a sophomore, it was easily to tell that this was going to be a national recruit. His quickness, strength, knowledge of the entire line of scrimmage and work ethic puts him in a unique class.

3. Gio Bernard, RB, 5-8, 200, St. Thomas Aquinas: The true measure of this impressive back came last year, as a junior for the national champion Raiders. His quickness, strength, durability and breakaway speed gives him the chance to become one of the nation’s premier backs.

4. Ivan McCartney, WR, 6-2, 175, Miramar: They call him “sticks” because of his slender build. Has tremendous hands, runs great patterns and has the ability to catch the ball against anyon. Was the catalyst in the Patriots’ run last year in the playoffs, and is expected to do much of the same in 2009!

5. Cody Riggs, CB, 5-9, 170, St. Thomas Aquinas: His football instincts combined with his impressive speed makes this a player who will be a huge get for any collegiate secondary. He rarely lets someone get behind him and has the ability to also break on the ball and make a play at anytime.

6. Devon Wright, RB, 6-0, 185, Taravella: He has quickness, balance, great size and the ability make people miss – often! Don’t be surprised at how fast he climbs the charts over the next few months. He is already the two-time defending Broward County rushing champion with the 2009 season coming up.

7. Tony Grimes, CB, 6-0, 170, Hollywood Hills: A three year starter who has been playing at a high level since he hit the football field for the Spartans, this gifted athlete has been working his way up the charts – quickly. While he may eventually end up at a safety position, his cover skills are impressive without the impressive speed that some colleges are fooled by.

8. James White, RB, 5-10, 185, St. Thomas Aquinas: What makes this athlete so impressive is his ability to filter out of the backfield to make catches and create mismatches in the defense. He is also a baseball player, which adds to his overall athletic ability. Keep your eye on this quality football player!

9. Demar Dorsey, S, 6-2, 180, Boyd Anderson: Having watched this gifted athlete play a number of times, you continue to see why some schools like him as a safety, while others love his speed and cover skills enough to put him at the corner position. (COMMITTED TO FLORIDA).

10. Shawn Corker, WR, 6-1, 185, Cardinal Gibbons: Last year, at this time, there wasn’t one person who knew who this gifted football talent was. Now, as we head toward the summer, he is regarded as one of the top performers in a receiving class that is easily as deep as it’s ever been in the state of Florida.

11. Jonathan Feliciano, OT, 6-4, 275, Western: This is easily one of the top prospects at the position, and while he gains more experience, there is little doubt that this three-year player will climb the ladder faster than any other player at this position in the state. A huge find – in more than one way! (COMMITTED TO MIAMI).

12. Brian Robinson, DB, 5-10, 185, St. Thomas Aquinas: Follows in the footsteps of his father, a one-time Fort Lauderdale Dillard and Auburn standout as a gifted athlete who is capable of making big plays, using his knowledge of the game, quickness and exceptional balls skills.

13. David Perry, DE, 6-6, 235, University School: What you have to like about Perry is his potential. He has all the physical tools to be a very good defensive end. He has the chance to be special at the next level.

14. Keion Payne, CB, 6-0, 170, St. Thomas Aquinas: A good size cover-corner prospect who has quickness and athletic ability. Is starting to get more physical, which colleges just love from a player with this size.

15. Clifton Coleman, DB, 5-10, 170, Boyd Anderson: Yet another quality prospects who will parlay speed and raw athleticism to play cornerback in college. What he needs to do is get bigger and stronger than he is now. Keep an eye out for this young man.

16. Justin Wilson, LB, 6-0, 218, Western: A quick, agile, strong and athletic prospect who has everything it takes to develop into a quality player. While he plays on both sides (running back) of the ball, he is also a two-sport (wrestler) athlete who has tremendous balance and a plays with a toughness that you cannot teach.

17. Vinnie Mauro, LB, 6-1, 215, St. Thomas Aquinas: After a brilliant junior season, this impressive prospects returns to give the defending national champions a player who is a sure tackler, has speed, drops into coverage and is as intense as you will find.

18. Cassius McDowell, RB, 5-8, 175, Deerfield Beach: If he is healthy, this is an athlete who will make a solid impact as an all-purpose back who can ignite the Bucks on special teams as well.

19. Khari Burke, DB, 5-10, 170, South Plantation: There’s little doubt that this one of those football players who continues to watch his stock rise every time he puts on the uniform.

20. Deven Drane, DB, 5-11, 180, Plantation: Another gifted athlete who leads one of the top secondaries in the state. Tremendous against the pass and improving against the run.

21. Desmond Bozeman, LB, 6-0, 215, Dillard: Has shown the ability to run, cover on passing downs and make a solid impact on the defensive side of the ball. A three-year starter who continues to get better.

22. Joseph McNamara, OL, 6-2, 280, Cypress Bay: Easily one of the most athletic linemen in Florida who continues to grow and uses his impressive strength, speed and balance to his advantage. (COMMITTED TO STANFORD).

23. Brandon Doughty, QB, 6-3, 200, North Broward Prep: After one full year at the varsity level as a starter, he is now ready to emerge as one of the best in the state.

24. Marcus Thompson, RB, 6-2, 220, Boyd Anderson: A transfer from South Plantation is a punishing runner who has speed and the athletic ability to lineup on both side of the ball.

25. Daryeon Chance, RB, 5-6, 170, Cardinal Gibbons:
Continues to show why he is perhaps the best runner in the state of Florida - pound-for-pound. Very strong and elusive.

Miami-Dade Pre-Summer Top 25

With summer fast approaching, we have narrowed down the list to 25 top seniors.

While rankings are always subjective at best, our list was compiled from watching thousands of athletes perform with full gear on in football arenas, giving them the opportunity to showcase their football skills and not just a combine performance or a 7-on-7 event, which are helpful, but in no way definitive, and in no way what college coaches want to hear when seeking information.

The names you will see here, and in the many lists to come throughout the year, are based on countless hours spent in the spring and the early portion of the summer, physically attending events, talking with youngsters and their coaches.

While we understand that everyone has an opinion, in the coming months, names will be added and moved around to give you a working list for the start of the 2009 regular season, and then updated again at the completion of the year, giving us the advantage of seeing more football games and practices in South Florida

Expect over 100 athletes to sign D1 scholarships from Miami-Dade and Broward Counties.

1. Corey Lemonier, DE, 6-4, 230, Hialeah: After watching this gifted athlete this spring, we felt the kid was without a doubt the top player in the state of Florida. He is big, fast, explosive and just plain nasty on the field.

2. Eduardo Clements, RB, 5-10, 185, Booker T. Washington: A steady line from scrimmage runner, who uses his speed and pass-catching ability to create plays that many backs just cannot make.

3. Jeffrey Godfrey, QB, 5-11, 180, Central: His velocity, quick release, speed and leadership has put him in a position to shatter Miami-Dade County total offense marks. Despite his lack of height, everyone who has watched him feels that he will be a record-setter at every level he competes at!

4. Todd Chandler, DT, 6-0, 300, Northwestern: Watching him since his impressive sophomore year, there was no doubt that was yet another prototypical defensive tackle with strength, quickness and the ability to penetrate the offensive backfield. (COMMITTED TO MIAMI).

5. Michaelee Harris, WR, 6-1, 185, Northwestern: Here is the perfect example of quickness, athletic ability and character all rolled up into one perfectly designed athlete who has great hands, runs solid routes and has the ability to get off the line scrimmage against anyone!

6. Brandon Gainer, RB, 6-0, 210, Miami Central: Ask any coach about the different running backs they recruit and all will tell you that having someone who is capable of carrying the ball 25-30 times a game at any level is a must.

7. Willis Wright, WR/S, 6-1, 200, Miami Springs: He is easily one of the top prospects in the class. While many have only discovered his many talents this past spring, here is an athlete who has been getting it done on both sides of the ball for the Golden Hawks.

8. Joshua Reese, WR, 6-0, 180, Central: Burst onto the scene last year as a junior for the Rockets with his ability to catch the ball, separate himself from the defenders and run some of the best routes that any receiver in the state can run.

9. Lyndon Trail, DE/TE, 6-6, 200, Booker T. Washington: While many point to Jason Taylor as a perfect example of being tall and lean, many college coaches are hoping that he can put 40 pounds on his frame over the next few years and be something like Taylor was in College and into his early years in the NFL.

10. Quinton Dunbar, WR, 6-3, 180, Booker T. Washington: A tall, thin athletes who has great body control, stronger than he appears and has the quickness to catch any ball thrown in his direction. Makes up one of the most impressive receiving corps in the state, and perhaps the nation!

11. Calvin Smith, DL/OL, 6-4, 275, Hialeah: Here is a football talent who has emerged as one of the top two-way prospects in Florida. While he lines up next to the state’s top-rated player, it has only opened the way for colleges to get a better at him and appreciate his speed, strength and knowledge of the game.

12. Torrian Wilson, OT, 6-5, 280, Northwestern: His quick feet, tremendous hand and arm control and ability to run and pass block has given him a huge advantage. While he has a lot to work on, he is certainly come a long way since the first time he put on pads.

13. Jakhari Gore, RB, 5-9, 165, Christopher Columbus: While he understands that he will never be a tackle-to-tackle runner, Gore does understands that his peed, catching ability and instincts can turn him into quite a weapon as a slot player and kick returner at the next level. In open field, he is nearly impossible to catch!

14. Gideon Ajagbe, 6-3, 205, S/LB, Ransom Everglades: One of the most physical players in the state who will need to settle into one position at the next level. Is a great hitter on defense, where he has played in the secondary and lined up at linebacker. On the offensive side of the ball, he was a 1,000 runner as a junior, where he showcased his toughness and overall athletic ability. (COMMITTED TO FLORIDA).

15. Delvin Jones, DE, 6-4, 235, Palmetto: While many colleges are looking to see more of what he can do on the football field during the regular season, there is little doubt that his size, quickness and strength give him a huge advantage against any competition.

16. Ravonne Carter, CB, 6-0 190, Hialeah: A physical, quick football talent who not only plays the pass well, but is certainly not afraid to come up and hit you. College coaches have expressed over the past few months that he may be one of the best in the state, and with the T-Breds' challenging schedule, we'll soon find out!

17. Demetrius Pettway, S, 5-11, 185, Homestead: An athlete who began playing corner and then as he grew and got bigger and stronger, he made the move to the safety position where combines outstanding cover skills with the ability to make huge hits.

18. Jose Jose, OC, 6-1, 360, Central: After starting for three years at Booker T. Washington, this imposing prospects makes a move down the road to play for the Rockets in 2009. Could be called on to play defense in 2009 as well. (COMMITTED TO TENNESSEE).

19. Pablo Alvarez, CB, 6-3, 180, Belen Jesuit: One of the top all-around athletes who combines speed, football skills and tremendous mind to play the game. His stock will continue to rise throughout the season.

20. Ted Meline, WR, 6-4, 170, Booker T. Washington: A tall, quick athlete who will be given every opportunity to show why so many colleges are simply in love with his potential of catching the ball and making big plays. He needs to stay healthy, and we have a feeling that everything will fall into place.

21. Ralph Williams, LB, 6-1, 210, Southridge: Was to have followed in the footsteps of a playmaking machine Frankie Telfort at Gulliver, he will now move south to play for the Spartans. Here is an athlete who has the size, strength and athletic ability to play at a very high level.

22. Stephen Morris, QB, 6-2, 180, Monsignor Pace: Big time potential with a strong arm, tremendous feet and the capacity to lead any team at any level. Also a baseball player for the Spartans.

23. Richard Leonard, CB, 5-8, 160, Killian: One of the best cover-corner prospects in South Florida. Easily one of the fastest who will have the opportunity to showcase his many skills again this season.

24. Isaac Dixon, LB, 5-11, 185, Monsignor Pace: Will probably end up at safety at the next level, but his play as an outside linebacker for the Spartans has been very impressive. A tremendous athlete with plenty of quickness.

25. Jeff Scott, RB, 5-7, 180, Archbishop Carroll: Another smaller back who has the ability to break games open with his speed, strength and football skills. Can play football at any level!

Miami Herald's recruiting commitment

While we have already established our commitment to football recruiting in South Florida, with our impressive team churning out videos, profiles, feature stories and player rankings, the Miami Herald has also proven to be a voice that the entire state is turning to.

With our recent top 100 list of rising seniors, which was validated by seeing every athlete ranked live and not relying on other lists and sources, our commitment of 12 months a year is evident. The feedback from around the state has been impressive as we have been at games, practices, camps and other events from Pensacola to Key West.

With our statewide spring game schedule, colleges from across the country used the Miami Herald as a daily source to plan their month of May with. They continue to check back as we spotlight athletes in the classes of 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.

While many other publications want to be a voice across the state, we have proven with our team of writers, analysts and photographers, that this is place to get information. Currently, we have over 9,000 names in our database for the upcoming classes, and will continue to add to that list with live appearances at every camp and 7-on-7 tournament across the state.

While we have not forgotten our local coverage, which will include player rankings for the Class of 2010 and 2011 in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties, we will also start our statewide team profiles, giving fans and college coaches a glimpse into the best football in the country!

Thank you for making the Miami Herald the football recruiting authority.

June 13, 2009

Glades Central off to Minnesota

After a rain delay, Glades Central High School was the winner of the 2nd Annual Dolphins Academy 7-on-7 Football Tournament. The Raiders will represent the Miami Dolphins in the National Football League’s 2009 7-on-7 Tournament in Minnesota the week of July 9th – 12th. 

Glades Central punched their ticket to the National tournament with a thrilling victory over Miami Edison, last year’s area champion.  The championship game was the culmination of a week of events that included an NFL High School Player Development (HSPD) Seminar on Monday, a round robin and single-elimination tournament on Tuesday, and the final rounds of play on Friday.
 
Along with the help of the National Guard, the Miami Dolphins hosted the HSPD seminar at Nova High School on Monday June 8th.   Students were exposed to a variety of topics from speakers such as Dolphins General Manager Jeff Ireland as well as current Dolphins players Reggie Torbor and Phillip Merling.  The speakers addressed several issues, including leadership, time management, and preparation to become an eligible NCAA athlete.  In addition, members of the National Guard spoke regarding how behavior off the field can translate to improvements on the field. 
 
Thirty-two teams from the tri-county area of Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade attended the seminar and competed in the 7-on-7 tournament held a Central Park in Plantation.  Round-Robin play began early Tuesday morning to determine seeding for the single elimination tournament, which began in the early afternoon.  Members of the National Guard were on hand to serve as help with operations and as scorekeepers throughout the day.  The tournament was suspended late-afternoon due to rain with six teams remaining. 
 
The competition continued on Friday morning with the completion of the quarter-final games that were still in progress from Tuesday afternoon.  The final four teams that competed in the semi-finals were Glades Central, Miami Edison, Boyd Anderson and Miami Jackson.  Glades Central defeated Boyd Anderson in stunning fashion, setting themselves up with a championship match with Miami Edison, who was looking to defend their crown after taking down Miami Jackson in an epic battle of Miami rivals. 
 
In the final, it was all Glades Central from the start, as they jumped off to an early lead with a pair of long touchdowns, and an interception (which accounts for three points in 7-on-7 football).  While Miami Edison made attempts at a comeback, Glades Central’s combination of size and speed was too much for the former champions to handle.  Glade Central’s receivers made spectacular catches and long runs on their way to a 41-14 victory, giving them a shot to compete for the coveted NFL 7-on-7 title.  Glades Central dominated in the elimination tournament, winning each of their games by at least 21 points.  
 
While the players from Glades Central were the victors of the tournament, those who participated in the Dolphins Academy event were the true winners.  The student-athletes left with a greater appreciation for what it takes to be a strong leader, a good teammate, and an active member of their communities, all of which will help them as they move forward in their lives.