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January 14, 2010

2010 Small College Football Combine

For every Division 1A football player that receives a scholarship to attend college, there are hundreds and hundreds of athletes who are simply left out of the mix when it comes to one of the most important decisions of a lifetime.

Attracting scholarship money from colleges and universities has become one of the main objectives of parents, coaches and players, who in these tough economic times, need financial assistance in getting a college education.

On Feb. 20 from 2-6 p.m, Elite Scouting Services and the Broward County Athletic Association are teaming up to help those athletes who would like to play at the next level, but have never received the proper exposure.

ESS expects 50 or more college coaches from NCAA Division II/III/NAIA to scout perspective Student Athletes. All of these schools have scholarships, Grant, and Aide MONEY.

“It’s truly an opportunity of a lifetime,” said Charles Fishbein, President of Elite Scouting Services. “This small college recruiting combine will give these players a second chance to impress, and that’s what is exciting about the entire process.”

The event, which is held at Cardinal Gibbons High School in Fort Lauderdale (2900 Northeast 47th St. in Fort Lauderdale), will help student/athletes showcase their skills that many have missed over the past year. It’s a chance for them to achieve that goal of going to college to play football and receive a quality education.

Pre-registration cost: $40.00.Day of event cost: $50.00. Don't miss this opportunity to receive more exposure! For further information, contact Charles Fishbein at 305-467-4386 or Matt DuBuc at 954-410-6756.

South Florida 7 on 7 camp this weekend

South Florida 7 on 7 presents its first Skills Camp of the New Year at Royal Oaks Park (16500 NW 87th Ave.) in Miami Lakes.

All participants will be trained by NFL Players, including 4 time Pro Bowler Sam Madison and Patrick Surtain and many more. This dynamic skills camp will be held January 16th and 17th from 9AM-4PM.

The skills camps always features Football University (FBU) & Army All-American recruiters that will be evaluating talent.

Registration is now open and limited, so reserve your spot now at www.southflorida7on7.com. Select the Skills Camp page and to register just click Dade at the bottom of the page. If you are a skills position player, this camp is a MUST for YOU. SOUTH FLORIDA 7 on 7 the only place where the pros takes your skill to the nexxt level.

For more information call 954-577-0501.

Player of the Year voting continues

The South Florida Scion Dealers and the South Florida High School Football Show teamed up this year to create a prestigious honor given to the best high school football player in both Dade and Broward counties, as voted on by the fans. Throughout the season fans have logged on to www.SouthFloridaHighSchoolFootball.com to submit their nominees for their favorite player, after narrowing it down to the top 12 in each county the finalists include some of the best, ranging from quarterbacks to linebackers to kickers. The winners will receive the Scion Player of the Year trophy which can be viewed on the website.
Miami-Dade County:
Jermaine Kelson, Southridge – QB
Rakeem Cato, Miami Springs – QB
Jakhari Gore, Columbus – RB
Jerron Seymour, Hialeah – RB
Edward Smith, Southwest – RB
JJ Worton, South Dade – WR
Jeffrey Godfrey, Central – QB
Brandon Gainer, Central – RB
Michael Dallas, Palmetto – LB
Richard Leonard, Killian – ATH
Michaelee Harris, Northwestern – WR
Teddy Bridgewater, Northwestern – QB
Broward County
Donte Dotson, Deerfield Beach – ATH
Jake Rudock, St. Thomas – QB
Michael German, Ely – QB
Devon Wright, Taravella – RB
Lamarcus Joyner, St. Thomas – CB
Kevin Grooms, South Broward – RB
Vinnie Mauro, St. Thomas – LB
Willie Tindal, Stranahan – QB
Brandon Bennett, Pines Charter – RB
Travion Bailey, McArthur – DE
Marshall Morgan, Archbishop McCarthy – K
Sony Michel, American Heritage – RB

Scion will also present $4,000 in donations to two schools, one in Dade and one in Broward, who submitted the most votes. Trophies and checks will be awarded during the South Florida High School Football Show “Signing Day Special” on February 3, 2010-LIVE on NBC6! Voting ends January 15, 2010 so be sure to log onto www.SouthFloridaHighSchoolFootball.com to cast your vote!

 The South Florida High School Football Show is going into its’ 7th season. The show, created by Arena Advertising and Sports Marketing, is a comprehensive combination of a 30-min TV show and a LIVE radio broadcast of a premier matchup.

January 10, 2010

Private takes a 12-8 win in inaugural game

Trainers R Us, Inc. hosted the 1st Annual All-Star High School Football Game on Jan. 9, at Monsignor Edward Pace High School.

Although the night was cold and wet, that didn’t stop these all-stars from playing their long awaited game of 2010. The crowd was ready to go, regardless of the weather conditions.

The game started out with a coin toss by officials from the City of Miami Gardens Parks and Recreation Department.

Both teams struggled to hold onto the ball with plenty of turnovers throughout the night. Monsignor Pace receiver Isaiah Williams (Purdue), who had two TD catches of 25 and 39 yards for the Private team, was the Offensive MVP in this 12-8 Private School win.

The Private team jumped out to to a 12-0 halftime advantage, but the Public team regrouped in the second half and came out with more passion in the second half.

Southwest Miami standout running back Edward Smith showed his skills for the Public team with over 100 yards in the first half, including a 64 yard scamper. McArthur High defensive back Ayomide Awe came up with an interception that thwarted another Private school drive.

Coach Marc Berman from Hialeah High and his players tried to grab the lead with four minutes left in the game, but the Private School defense led by MVP Nathaniel Berry of Miami Westminster Christian, came up with several key plays.

As the seconds ticked off the clock, Private team head coach Earl Sims (Gulliver Prep) led his players to midfield for the post game handshake and awards.

Game organizer, Mario Smith from TrainersRus, was elated with the way the game and the early morning combine went, despite the weather. He was already looking forward to next year with outstanding sponsors such as Berger Plumbing, Wingstop and Title Sports Drink.

“You are now legends of this game," Smith said. "You were the first to play in the Private vs. Public All-Star Game, and your name will forever be known. Guys this is a recognition that should not be taken for granted”

Michael Strauss 6' 3” 215 LBS QB Gulliver Prep
John Thompson 6' 2” 200 LBS QB Miami Country Day
Joey Sanchez 6' 2” 180 LBS QB Woods Haven
Charles Takeh 5' 8” 185 LBS RB Chaminade Madonna
Rhian Brooks 5' 10” 172 LBS RB Woods Haven Prep
Jeremy Williams 5' 9” 205 LBS RB Miami Southwest
Sandro Jean-Baptiste 5’10” 190 LBS RB Chaminade Madonna
Keith Takeh 5' 9” 170 LBS WR Chaminade Madonna
Isaiah Williams Jr. 6' 2” 195 LBS WR Monsignor Pace
Sam Gervais 5'11” 180 LBS WR La Salle
Antonio Washington 6' 0” 170 LBS WR Westminster Christian
Michael Uribe 5' 9” 165 LBS WR-P/K Gulliver Prep
Eddie Areanas 5' 7” 150 LBS WR Monsignor Pace
Tomorris Roberts 6’4” 202 LBS WR Westminster Christian
Nigel Dondo 5' 11” 240 LBS OL Belen Jesuits Prep
Jacoby Sessions 6' 3” 285 LBS OL Wood Haven Prep
Tyler Spanish 5' 10” 245LBS OL Belen Jesuits Prep
Patrick Redding Jr. 6' 8” 340LBS OL Monsignor Pace
Travis Bridges 6' 3” 300LBS OL Chaminade Madonna
Jamal Williams 5’ 11” 295LBS DL Chaminade Madonna
Max Fink 6' 1” 215LBS DL Gulliver Prep
Andre Jean-Pierre 5'10” 220LBS DL Gulliver Prep
Derrieus Nickle 5’11” 250LBS DL Barrington Christian Academy
Vincent Smith 5”11” 335LBS DL Barrington Christian Academy
Hans Louis 6' 1" 220LBS LB Chaminade Madonna
John Childress 5’11” 215LBS LB St. Thomas Aquinas
Ruben Narcrssi 6' 1" 210LBS LB Chaminade Madonna
Martin Maycock 5’ 10” 225LBS LB/FB Monsignor Pace
Courtney Farquarson 6' 3" 215LBS LB Barrington Christian
Quintin McCall 6' 2" 190LBS LB Westwood Christian
Sam Miller 5' 10" 175LBS DB La Salle
Paul Webster 5' 11" 160LBS DB Monsignor Pace
Witney Sherry 6’ 2” 175LBS DB Chaminade Madonna
Sean Jenkins 6' 0" 185LBS DB Westminster Christian
LaDarien Jemkins 6’1” 210LBS DE/TE Monsignor Pace
Nathaniel Berry 6' 0" 220LBS DE Westminster
Leonard Mike 6' 4” 200LBS DE Miami Pace
Nick Newberry 5”10” 240LBS DT/G Gulliver Prep
Darrell McMillan 5”11” 125LBS S Barrington Christian Academy
Tom Newberry 5”10” 255LBS C Gulliver Prep

Demetrius Whitehead 6' 3” 190lbs. QB Miami Jackson
Anton Neal 5' 11" 185lbs. QB Hialeah Miami Lakes
Patrick McCain 6' 4" 215lbs. QB Coral Gables
Antwan Gay 5' 8" 185lbs. RB Hialeah Miami Lakes
Raheem Jackson 5' 9" 190lbs. RB Hialeah High
Edward Smith 5' 10" 180lbs. RB Miami Southwest
Menos Bouquette 5' 8" 170lbs WR Stranahan
Virgil Fripp 5' 10" 160lbs. WR Miami Jackson
Lorenzo Shinholster 5' 9" 170lbs. WR Miami Northwestern
Quandre Walker 6' 0" 175lbs. WR Hialeah Miami Lakes
Deandre Hall 5' 9" 165lbs. WR Michael Krop
Roy Smith 5' 9" 165lbs. WR Miami Northwestern
Michael Lee 5' 10" 175lbs. WR Hallandale
Mario Michelle 5”8” 179lbs. WR Hallandale
David Larmond 6' 2" 290lbs. OL Mater Academy
Michael Narino 6' 4" 270lbs. OL Miami Southwest
David Stocklin 6' 1" 280lbs. OL Miami Edison
Charles Chancellor 6' 2" 250lbs. OL Miami Edson
Matthew Myers 6' 3" 255lbs OL Miami Palmetto
Ed Pache 6' 5" 315lbs. OL Miami Coral Park
Fritz Simmeon 5' 11" 245lbs. OL Miami Central
Jermaine Brooks 6' 3" 310lbs. DL Miami Palmetto
Eugene Lott 6' 1" 255lbs. DL Miami Northwestern
Ricky Joseph 6' 3" 300lbs. DL Miami Northwestern
Valentine McKenzie 6' 1" 285lbs. DL Hialeah Miami Lakes
Keanu Soto 5' 11" 205lbs. DE Coral Gables
Manny Diaz 6' 3" 220lbs. DE Hialeah Miami Lakes
Matthew Chance 6' 2" 215lbs. DE American
Daniel Lozandier 6' 2" 185lbs. LB North Miami
Marvin Rumulus 6' 1" 215lbs. LB McArthur
Damel Holland 6' 1" 215lbs. LB Miami Norland
Paul Johnson 5' 11" 200lbs. LB Miami Edison
Jerry Bellot 5' 11" 175lbs. DB Stranahan
Steven Davis 5' 9" 170lbs. DB Hialeah High
Darius Johnson 6' 2" 185lbs. DB Miami Edison
Edward St. Vil 6' 0" 185lbs. DB Hollywood Hills
Ayomide Awe 5' 11" 185lbs. DB McArthur
Randal Evans 5' 11" 185lbs. DB Miami Palmetto
Phillip Warren 6' 0" 175lbs. D Miami Southridge
Philip Renard 6' 2" 215lbs. P/K Hollywood Hills

January 09, 2010

TrainersRus Combine at Monsignor Pace

While weather played a role in he first ever TrainersRus.net Underclass Football Combine at Miami’s Monsignor Pace Senior High School, a number of quality players attended the event that was kept inside.

While the players worked out inside and went through some drills, organizers vowed to invite all the players back in the next few weeks for FREE, while opening the combine back up to those who want instruction, first class testing and to have results go directly to colleges and NOT to fan websites, where many numbers are often put out that are not helpful to the athletes.

“We will set another date to get these players back and get outside,” said Mario Smith, Director of the combine. “They will be our guests to received additional exposure. We will also open this event back up for players who couldn’t make it out for this first of many combines.”

For more information on the date for the next event, just go to www.TrainersRus.net.

Here is a look at the players who came out for the first combine:
Tevin Allen, Davie Western
Michael Armiento, Sunshine Ranches Archbishop McCarthy
Keith Brown, Miami Norland
Darrell Butler, Miami Carol City
Terrence Brown, Miami Westminster Christian
Charles Brown, North Miami
Kevin Brown, Miami Dr. Krop
Brady Luckner, Homestead Barrington Christian
Jalen Cooper
Yohan Chaviano, Miami Southridge
Jordan Condinanzo, Miami Mater Academy
Khairi Clark, Miami Lakes 8th Grade Center
Dante Campbell, Miramar Everglades
Perry Colato, Hollywood Chaminade-Madonna
Erick Desouze, Miami Norland
Sterlin Darling, Miami Killian
Darren Davis, Jr., Hollywood Chaminade-Madonna
Michael Dovale, Pembroke Pines Somerset Academy
Cody Edwards, Hollywood Chaminade-Madonna
Anthony Flowers, Miami Southridge
Preston Fuller, Miami Westminster Christian
Eduardo Garcia, Miami Christopher Columbus
Victor Goins, Miami Carol City
Christian Gonzalez, Pembroke Pines Somerset Academy
Javier Gonzalez, Miami Christopher Columbus
Courtney Hall, Pompano Beach Blanche Ely
Rannell Hall, Miami Carol City
Jelani Hamilton, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas
Charleston Hankerson, Miami Carol City
Abed Hassan Hialeah
Terry Harden, Jr., Hollywood Hills
Michael Jills, North Miami
Terry Joseph, Miami Northwestern
Leatis Jones, Miami Carol City
Tarquise James, Miami Carol City
Juwan King, Sunshine Ranches Archbishop McCarthy
Keith Kelly, Miami Norland
Alexander Kemp, Miramar Everglades
Miguel Lopez, Homestead Barrington Christian
Benjamin Lewis, Pembroke Pines Somerset Academy
Jeffrey Leonard, North Miami
Dike Lanier, Miami Carol City
Sherrick Lewis, Miami Monsignor Pace
Luc Lacombe, Pembroke Pines Somerset Academy
Miguel Maseda, Miami Belen Jesuit
Pierre Maignan, Miami Norland
Steve McBride, Jr., Sunshine Ranches Archbishop McCarthy
Courtney Moshood, Miami Southridge
Nathaniel Mathurin, Miami High
Jesus Martinez, Miami High
Curtis Mitchell, Miami Carol City
Daniel Melow, Miami Gulliver Prep
Adrian Morris, Miami Norland
Oma McFarland, Miami Norland
Rafi Montalvo, Miami LaSalle
Jovani McCray, Homestead South Dade
Kenyatta Marion, Miami Carol City
Curtis Nelson, Miami Southridge
Robert Orban, Jr., Miami Christopher Columbus
Edwige Othelot, Miami Holmes Braddock
Marquis Parks, Miramar Parkway Academy
Jeffrey Paris, Miami Carol City
Joey Pierre-Toussaint, Miami Norland
Quoh Rose, Miramar Everglades
Harry Rhodes, Miami Carol City
Ricardo Riera, Sunshine Ranches Archbishop McCarthy
Robert Sanchez
Dewayne Sutherland, Sunshine Ranches Archbishop McCarthy
Kenarde Shine, Miami Carol City
Joshua Sterling, Hialeah
Illya Stafford, Miramar Everglades
Marcus Thompson, Gainesville
Catlen Tommie, Davie Woods Haven Prep
Charles Williams, Homestead Barrington Christian
Nicholas White, Miami Belen Jesuit
Jaylen Washington, Miami Monsignor Pace
Ryan Yuque, Miami Mater Academy

January 08, 2010

Nike Miami-Dade/Broward Football

While some local post season all-star games receive very little attention this time of year, the Nike South Florida High School All-Star Football event (Miami Dade vs. Broward) is much more than a few top players going through the motions.

What this 14th annual game represents is pride, talent and the knowledge that everyone will be watching – from colleges to fans. It is a showcase event that attracts some of the top talent the two tradition-rich areas have to offer. College coaches make plans to be there and fans mark down the date months in advance.

On Friday, Jan. 15, the game will kickoff at Flanagan High School (12800 Taft St., Pembroke Pines) at 7 p.m, and winning and losing does make a huge difference between two counties that boast a number of athletes already headed to Division 1 schools.

For Central head coach Telly Lockette and Coconut Creek head coach Allen Jackson, this is a game that culminates a year in which a local state champion (Miramar) was crowned, several area teams were noticed nationally and many players were invited to compete in national events.

Whether you trace the past of this game, where some of the elite athletes have competed, or this year's roster, where dozens have already made a commitment to a college or university, it's all about bragging rights.

"To play and coach in this game is a true honor," said Jackson. "I know from where I stand, we are taking this game very serious and will use every top player we can to come out with a win."

For years, Miami-Dade stood alone when measuring up against other areas of the country, but slowly, Broward has made major strides and now can boast nationally rated teams and players, standing toe-to-toe with any region in any state.

This is a game has truly been a showcase for many players who have gone on to impressive collegiate and professional careers. It was also a contest that ultimately opened the door for Jasper Howard to get a scholarship to the University Connecticut. Howard was named MVP of the game after returning a punt 70 yards for a touchdown and making a 45-yard touchdown catch.

Howard, who was tragically killed early in the season, used the two weeks of practice and the game to show what he could do. Many will look to follow in his footsteps, hoping a long run, a key block, an interception or a tackle will sway a college coach who will be watching.

"This is the perfect place for college coaches to come and get a late commitment from a player," said Charles Fishbein of Elite Scouting Services. "They already know that a good performance in a game like this is coming against some of the top talent in the nation."

This year's game features dozens of players who have not only committed to play collegiately, but have already left a mark nationally at games across the country. You also have athletes trying to attract that coveted college scholarship, which can happen in an instant.

Among Miami-Dade's top players scheduled to play in the game are Central quarterback Jeffrey Godfrey and receiver Joshua Reese. Both recently committed to the University of Central Florida.

For every Michaelee Harris and Corvin Lamb (Northwestern), who are committed to Louisville, you have players such as Columbus linebacker Tommy Heffernan, South Dade receiver/safety J.J. Worton, Northwestern lineman Donald Senat, Central defensive end LeBranden Richardson, Jackson defensive back Rashad Stewart and Booker T. Washington defensive lineman Gerald Taylor, who could benefit from a solid week of practice and an eye-catching performance in the game.

"I have watched several of these games throughout the years," said Fishbein. "Every year, a new player surfaces in a game like this. It could be a Worton, Heffernan, Senat or one of the other athletes who haven't received who has the chance to step up."

Broward County prospects are in the same position. While Jackson has a roster filled with players who have received college scholarships such as running backs Devon Wright (Taravella, Minnesota) and James White (St., Thomas, Wisconsin), receiver Shawn Corker (Cardinal Gibbons, Texas Tech), offensive linemen/tight end David Delsoin (Sheridan Hills, FIU) and Alex Tucci (Cypress Bay, Colorado State), tight end/defensive end Brandon Steg (Taravella, Connecticut), defensive back Nevin Lawson (Piper, Utah State) and Boyd Anderson defensive back Cliff Coleman, who will be headed to Ole Miss, there are a number of players using this game and the week leading up to the contest as a time to get noticed.

"Having coached against many of these players and then getting the chance watch them so far, colleges will have some great choices to make," said Jackson. "There are a number of athletes out here who have been overlooked throughout the season."

With so many athletes in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties, it is easy to pass a prospect or two up. That has happened for years, and this season has certainly been no exception.

Quarterbacks Brandon Doughty (North Broward Prep), Willie Tindall (Stranahan) and Michael German (Blanche Ely) have all been impressive this year. So have receivers Donte' Dotson (Deerfield Beach) and Roosevelt Juin (Flanagan), linebacker Dominick Bryan (Miramar), kicker Derek Soven (Cypress Bay) and defensive backs Khari Burke (South Plantation) and Keondrick Lyn (Miramar).

The Broward squad also has a number of athletes who are being recruited by several schools, and a solid showing will only enhance their standing.

"You have kids like Clarence Murphy (Hollywood Hills), Dotson (Deerfield Beach) and Stephen Clark who are all being looked at by several schools," Fishbein said.

The game will also expose 100 high school underclassmen and 25 of the top youth football players from Miami-Dade and Broward Counties, headed to high school in the fall.

1 Willis Wright, WR, 6-2, 190, Miami Springs
2 Michaelee Harris, WR, 6-0, 185, Northwestern

3 Sam Miller, DB, 5-10, 175, LaSalle

4 Corvin Lamb, RB, 5-10, 180, Northwestern

5 Jarvis Bridge, RB, 5-6, 165, Coral Gables

6 Jammal McClain, 5-10, 175, Central

7 Khambrell McGee, 5-9, 170, Northwestern 

8 J.J. Worton, WR, 6-0, 190, South Dade

9 Jermaine Kelson, QB, 5-9, 175, Southridge 

10 Derrick Knowles, WR, 5-11, 180, Miami Central

11 Garret Colao, QB, 5-10, 175, Columbus

12 Brandon Gainer, RB, 6-0, 200, Central

13 Richard Leonard, DB, 5-8, 165, Killian

14 Keahn Wallace, QB, 6-2, 200, Homestead

15 Jamarquis Reeves, TE, 6-3, 245, South Dade

16 Patrick Graham, DB, 6-0, 180, Central

17 Lebranden Richardson, DE, 6-2, 215, Central

18 Jayvon Wrentz, WR, 6-0, 175, Booker T Washington

19 Joshua Reese, WR, 6-0, 180, Central

20 Demetrius Pettway, DB, 5-10, 180, Homestead

21 Rashard Stewart, DB, 5-10, 180, Jackson

22 Duane Starks, LB, 5-11, 200, American

23 Ravonne Carter, DB, 6-0, 180, Hialeah

24 Jeff Scott, RB, 5-9, 175, Archbishop Carroll

25 Oscar Diaz, P/PK, 6-3, 180, Booker T. Washington

27 Tavarius McMillins, LB, 6-2, 205, Jackson

28 Jorell Miller, RB 5-7, 170, South Dade

30 Michael Ross, LB, 6-1, 200, Booker T Washington

31 Marcus Fairley, LB, 6-0, 210, Central

34 Tavarius McPhee, LB, 6-1, 200, Norland

44 Michael Dallas, LB, 6-0, 215, Palmetto

48 Tommy Heffernan, LB, 6-1, 200, Columbus

51 Rashard Gaitor, LB, 6-1, 200, Northwestern

54 Gerald Taylor, DL, 6-0, 250, Booker T. Washington

55 Doug Almanderas, DL, 6-3, 300, North Miami

56 Donald Senat, OL, 6-3, 250, Northwestern

58 Jordan McCray, OL, 6-4, 290, Southridge

59 Justin McCray, OL, 6-4, 290, Southridge

60 Shawn Brown, OL, 6-1, 270, Central

63 Ronald Regula, OL, 6-3, 240, Palmetto

65 Zach Soto, OL, 6-6, 260, Monsignor Pace
70 Stanley St. Jean, OL, 6-3, 265, Central

72 Calvin Smith, DL, 6-4, 275, Hialeah

76 Chris Gonzalez-Jacob, OL, 6-4, 280, Columbus

77 Chris Acosta, OL, 6-4, 285, Hialeah

78 Jonathan Ragoo, OL, 6-7, 320, Monsignor Pace
80 Lavaughn Whigham, WR, 6-1, 190, Southridge

99 Jordan Johnson, DL, 6-0, 250, Carol City

1 Cassius McDowell, RB, 5-9, 175, Deerfield Beach
2 Keion Payne, DB, 5-11, 175, St. Thomas Aquinas
3 Jazz Moss, KR/WR, 5-9, 165, Dillard
4 Donte' Dotson, Athlete, 5-8, 175, Deerfield Beach
5 Deven Drane, WR, 5-11, 175, Plantation
6 Keondrick Lyn, S, 6-1, 180, Miramar
7 Willie Tindall, QB, 6-0, 190, Stranahan
8 Khari Burke, DB, 5-9, 175, South Plantation
9 James White, RB, 5-9, 190, St. Thomas Aquinas
10 David Holley, LB, 6-0, 190, Blanche Ely
11 Brandon Doughty, QB, 6-3, 190, North Broward Prep
12 Michael German, QB, 6-1, 190, Ely
13 Courtland Rich, S, 6-3, 190, Deerfield Beach
14 Jabari Price, DB, 5-11, 180, Blanche Ely
15 Cliff Coleman, DB, 6-0, 190, Boyd Anderson
16 Derwin Brown, S, 6-1, 175, Stranahan
17 Bryan Thomas, WR, 5-10, 175, Blanche Ely
18 Clinton Jones, WR, 5-9, 155, Blanche Ely
19 Stephen Clarke, DB, 5-10, 185, Boyd Anderson
20 Daryeon Chance, RB, 5-6, 180, Cardinal Gibbons
21 Nevin Lawson, DB, 5-11, 185, Piper
22 Jeremiah Hick, RB, 5-11, 180, Miramar
25 Devon Wright, RB, 6-0, 185, Taravella
26 Shawn Corker, WR, 6-1, 190, Cardinal Gibbons
27 Roosevelt Juin, WR, 5-10, 170, Flanagan
28 Meshach Waite, RB, 5-10, 220, South Plantation
30 Dominick Bryan, LB, 5-10, 180, Miramar
31 Stephen Blissett, LB, 5-11, 200, Miramar
33 Desmond Bozeman, LB, 6-2, 215, Dillard
34 Travian Bailey, DE, 6-2, 210, McArthur
40 Brandon Steg, TE, 6-3, 220, Taravella
42 Christian Figueroa, LB, 5-11, 200, West Broward
44 Derek Soven, PK/P, 5-8, 155, Cypress Bay
50 Sir Christian Gordon, OL, 6-2, 255, Miramar
51 Dorian Grant, DL, 6-0, 250, St. Thomas Aquinas
52 John Dieurestil, LB, 6-0, 190, Fort Lauderdale
55 Durrell Ward, LB, 6-1, 230, Blanche Ely
60 Demetrius Rhaney, DL, 6-3, 275, Stranahan
64 Bryan Paull, OL, 6-4, 290, Douglas
65 Shawn Henderson, OL, 5-11, 205, Coconut Creek
66 Venson Mercellon, DL, 6-1, 260, Stranahan
68 Leeward Brown, OL, 6-3,  275, Miramar
70/85 David Delsoin, TE/OL, 6-7, 255, Sheridan Hills
71 Alex Tucci, OL, 6-5, 315, Cypress Bay
72 Quinton Roland, OL, 6-3, 330, Dillard
73 Chris Corpuz, OL, 6-3,  320, Flanagan
74 Sir Reginald Moore, OL, 6-3, 270, Dillard
75 Reginald Daniels, OL, 6-3, 290, Blanche Ely
76 Brandon Parris, OL, 6-0, 330, Hollywood Hills
77 Nick Long, DL, 6-1, 275, Taravella
90 Clarence Murphy, DE, 6-3, 230, Hollywood Hills

January 07, 2010

The next wave of football talent

Every year, Miami-Dade and Broward Counties produce some of the top youth football talent around, which fill high school rosters from Deerfield Beach to Florida City and every place in between.

Here is the next wave of 25 talented players that are coming from the youth football fields in the region and headed to a high school football program near you, courtesy of Generation Nexxt – (gennexxt.ning.com).

DeAndre Anderson, RB, Cooper City Cowboys (Unlimited)
DeAndre Barnett, QB/LB, Bunche Park Cowboys (160)
Tyre Brady, DB, Richmond Giants (160)
Khari Clark, DT, Cooper City Cowboys (Unlimited)
Stacey Coley, WR, Fort Lauderdale Hurricanes (165)
Travis Ferguson, DE, West Kendall Dolphins (175)
Myles Graham, RB, Pembroke Pines Bengals (Unlimited)
Zackery Hill, QB, Fort Lauderdale Hurricanes (135)
Robert James, RB, West Kendall Dolphins (175)
Nicholas Jeanty, QB, Cooper City Cowboys (135)
Kentravian Knox, RB/QB, North Miami Beach Sundevils (175)
Frank Labady, RB, Tacolcy Raiders (160)
Jaranta Lewis, QB, Weston Warriors (Unlimited)
Isaiah McKenzie, WR/KR, Doral Broncos (140)
Alex Montgomery, WR, Weston Warriors (Unlimited)
Eric Pittman, RB, Overtown Rattlers (160)
Cameron Rigby, RB, Pembroke Pines Bengals (135)
Matthew Thomas, WR, Overtown Rattlers (160)
Brandon Vicens, QB, Doral Broncos (140)
Jordan Warren, RB, West Kendall Dolphins (175)
Jermon Wells, RB, Modelo Timberwolves (175)
Quasim West, WR, Scott Lake Vikings (135)
Sean White, QB, Pembroke Pines Bengals (135)
Tyler Williams, RB/S, Pembroke Pines Bengals (135)
Joe Yearby, RB, Gwen Cherry Bulls (160)

LAST UPDATED: Jan. 14, 2010.

Jamal Adjamah, RB/S/KR, Kendall Hammocks Warriors (140)
Mikey Allinder, PK, Pembroke Pines Bengals (135)
Joseph Barrocas, OL/LB, Doral Broncos (135)
Clarence Brown, QB/S, West Kendall Dolphins (175)
Anthony Campbell, WR/DB, Richmond Giants (135)
Joel Careage, QB, Kendall Hammocks Warriors (140)
Don'dre Clark, DB/RB, Sunrise Gators (Unlimited)
Rashune Croney, RB, Pahokee Baby Blue Devils (140)
Ladarrius Davis, DE/RB, West Kendall Dolphins (175)
Martin Diaz, LB, West Pines Wildcats (135)
Vegas Ferguson, LB/RB, West Kendall Dolphins (175)
De'Andre Gamble, WR/DB Richmond Giants (135)
Shaquille Green, Athlete, Overtown Rattlers (135)
Zach Haber, RB, Cooper City Cowboys (135)
Treon Harris, QB, Overtown Rattlers (160)
Detron Hopkins, RB/DB, Overtown Rattlers (135)
Jakari Hunt, OL/DE, Doral Broncos (135)
Devontay Keaton, DE, Doral Broncos (135)
Jalan Lee, RB, West Pines Wildcats (135)
Elijah Leacock, RB/DE, Plantation Wildcats (120)
Ephi Levy, OL/DT, Cooper City Cowboys (135)
Norman Lindo, DT, West Kendall Dolphins (175)
Dylan Malson, QB, Pembroke Pines Bengals (Unlimited)
LaDarion McBride, RB, Fort Lauderdale Hurricanes (165)
Lamar Parker, Athlete, Overtown Rattlers (160)
Wesley Parron, LB, West Kendall Dolphins (175)
Ryan Samuels, OL/DL, Cooper City Cowboys (135)
Alexander Starkey, LB, West Pines Wildcats (135)
Matthew Thomas, WR/LB, Overtown Rattlers (160)

Have some additional players to look for? Just e-mail Larry Blustein at LBlustein@miamiherald.com

Outback Treasure Coast Game moved to Sunday

WEST PALM BEACH – The 16th Annual Outback Steakhouse Treasure Coast High School All-Star Football Game, one of the premier high school all-star football games in the country, will be the first high school football game for 2010 in south Florida. This game is scheduled to be held on Sunday at 2 p.m. instead of Saturday night because of the bad weather in the area. The game will still be played at John I. Leonard High School in Greenacres.

This event will be organized by the Treasure Coast chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame (NFFCHF). This game will feature two squads (American and National) that will showcase the top 100+ players from the 47 high schools in the local six-county area: Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Okeechobee, Hendry and Glades Counties.

The two head coaches for the game will be Errick Lowe (head coach; Lake Worth High School; Lake, Florida) and Chris Hutchings (head coach; Fort Pierce Central High School; Fort Pierce, Florida). Lowe will coach the National team while Hutchings will be in charge of the American squad.

The American team’s players will come from the following area high schools: Clewiston, Fort Pierce Central, Fort Pierce Westwood, John Carroll, Jenson Beach, Jupiter, Jupiter Christian, Glades Central, Glades Day, LaBelle, Martin County, Moore Haven, Okeechobee, Pahokee, Palm Beach Central, Port St. Lucie, St. Lucie West Centennial, South Fork, Treasure Coast, Wellington, and William T. Dwyer.

The National team’s players will come from the following area high schools: American Heritage, Atlantic, Benjamin School, Berean Christian, Boca Raton, Boca Raton Christian, Boynton Beach, Cardinal Newman, Forest Hill, Inlet Grove, John I. Leonard, King’s Academy, Lake Worth, Olympic Heights, Palm Beach Gardens, Palm Beach Lakes, Park Vista, Pope John Paul, Royal Palm Beach, St. Andrews, Santaluces, Seminole Ridge, Spanish River, Summit Christian, Suncoast, and West Boca Raton.

For the ninth year in a row, there was a “live” broadcast of the game on radio – WSWN (900 AM), based in Belle Glade, Florida.

“High school football is a major part of life in south Florida, especially for the schools on the banks of the Lake Okeechobee,” said WBGF’s Mike Diogostine. “Each and every year, a number of players from schools ‘around the Lake’ are selected to play in this game. We were delighted to have the opportunity to broadcast the Outback Steakhouse All-Star Game for those football fans who enjoy hearing the game on radio.”

“I am truly going to enjoy the entire experience,” said Lowe, who has served as an assistant coach in this game in previous years.  “This year’s squad for the National team is be a great group of football players who are motivated to learn from the coaches and play hard on every play from the opening kickoff to the final whistle in the fourth quarter.”

“I was honored to be asked to be a head coach in this all-star game,” said Hutchings. “It’s a unique opportunity to work with some of the greatest coaches and athletes in the Treasure Coast. I know that all of our players and coaches are extremely excited to participate which should make for a high-caliber all-star game.”

“Outback Steakhouse has been honored to be the only title sponsor in the 16-year history of this particular high school all-star football game,” said Megan Narkewitz, marketing manager for Outback Steakhouse. “This is always a first-class football game which showcases the top talent in the area.”

“At John I. Leonard High School, we will do everything possible to make this a memorable time for the players, coaches, cheerleaders, parents, and fans. Our state-of-the-art facility has plenty of seats for all who plan to attend,” said John I. Leonard High School principal Terry Costa. “It is an honor to have this game played on the Lancer campus. The atmosphere will be like post-season football.”

Lowe, 32, has been the head football coach for the last seven years at Lake Worth High School – the “Trojans.” He played his high school football at Lake Worth High School under then coach Don Rossa. He graduated from Lake Worth High School in 1995. He played in this Outback All-Star game in 1994, which will make him the first person to play in this game and be a head coach in the event. In college, he played four years at Auburn University as a wide receiver under then coach Terry Bowden. While at Auburn, the Tigers played in four bowl games – the Independence, Peach, and two Outback Bowls. In 1997, the Tigers won the SEC Western Division, but lost to Tennessee in the SEC Championship. He graduated from Auburn in the spring of 1999.

Hutchings, 38, just completed his third year at the helm of the football program at Fort Pierce Central High School – the “Cobras.” During the past three seasons, he has led the Cobras to three district championships. Earlier in his coaching career, Hutchings was the offensive coordinator for his high school alma mater (Greencastle, Indiana) from 1992-2000. He then spent three years as the offensive coordinator for Highland Community College in Kansas followed by a stint as the offensive coordinator at Upper Iowa University, a Division II school. As a high school player, he was a quarterback and a cornerback. He then played football at Greenville (IL) College as a quarterback. He graduated from Greenville College in 1992.

Each team has a corps of assistants. For the National Team, they are Doug Uccellini (Lake Worth High School), Bill Ameral (Royal Palm Beach High School), Kenny Berry (Berean Christian School), Alonzo Jefferson (Palm Beach Lakes High School), John Carter (Boynton Beach High School), and Wayne Monroe (John I. Leonard High School). For the American Team, they were Chuck Kenyon (Martin County High School), Kevin Wald (John Carroll High School), Hilary Poole (Port St. Lucie High School), Jim O’Neal (St. Lucie West Centennial High School), Doug Kerr (Martin County High School), Bill Powers (Jupiter Christian School), and Ron Parker (St. Lucie West Centennial School).

Listed below are the results and the head coaches of the 15 previous Outback Steakhouse Treasure Coast High School All-Star Football Games. The National Team leads the overall series, 9-6:

Date National Coach-School (Score) American Coach-School (Score)
Dec. 9, 1994 Sam Budnyk-Cardinal Newman (14) Paul Lombardo-Ft. Pierce Central (10)
Dec. 8, 1995 Rick Casko-John I. Leonard (15) Charlie Persson-Jupiter (14)
Dec. 14, 1996 Al Sutton-Suncoast (14) Cary McKee-Okeechobee (12)
Dec. 13, 1997 Ron Ream-Benjamin School (0) Paul Krasula-South Fork (17)
Dec. 12, 1998 Verryl Floyd-Atlantic (23) Tom Cherry-Wellington (0)
Jan. 8, 2000 Dave Clark-Royal Palm Beach (21) Milton Watson-Glades Central (10)
Jan. 13, 2001 Ray Berger-Santaluces (31) Jack Daniels-W.T. Dwyer (24)
Jan. 12, 2002 Bill Bretherick-Spanish River (3) Jim O’Neal-Centennial (19)
Jan. 11, 2003 Terry Gough-John I. Leonard (19) Charlie Persson-Jupiter (30)
Jan. 17, 2004 Willie Dodaro-Olympic Heights (21) Lenny Jankowski-John Carroll (35)
Jan. 15, 2005 Tim Tharp-Palm Beach Gardens (21) Craig Dobson-Glades Day School (13)
Jan. 16, 2006 Rick Swain-Boca Raton (15) Leroy Foster-Pahokee (14)
Dec. 16, 2006 Brian Coe-John I. Leonard (15) Eric Patterson-Royal Palm Beach (23)
Dec. 15, 2007 Kevin Fleury-Palm Beach Gardens (21) Chuck Kenyon-Martin County (26)
Jan. 10, 2009 Brian Dodds-Park Vista (15) Bill Powers-Jupiter Christian (10)

As in the past, two Most Valuable Players were selected after the game – one from each team. That award was sponsored by the Florida Coca-Cola Bottling Company. Listed below are the former MVPs of this game:

Date National Team MVP-School American Team MVP-School
Dec. 9, 1994 Edwin Ferguson-Suncoast Alvin Swoope-Ft. Pierce Central
Dec. 8, 1995 Gari Scott-Suncoast Josh Gutierrez-South Fork
Dec. 14, 1996 Heath Evans-The King’s Academy Adrian Owens-Ft. Pierce Central
Dec. 13, 1997 Jim Harris-The Benjamin School Shannon Washington-Okeechobee
Dec. 12, 1998 Clinton Jones-Santaluces Jacques Chester-Ft. Pierce Central
Jan. 8, 2000 Doug Parker-Atlantic Eric Green-Clewiston
Jan. 13, 2001 Charles Frederick-Pope John Paul Yamon Figurs-Ft. Pierce Westwood
Jan. 12, 2002 Rickey Bethel-Santaluces Santonio Holmes-Glades Central
Jan. 11, 2003 Brian Monroe-Palm Beach Gardens Tommie Bradley-Ft. Pierce Westwood
Jan. 17, 2004 Toney Collins-John I. Leonard Albert Dukes-Glades Central
Jan. 15, 2005 Jacoby Ford-Cardinal Newman Randy Phillips-Glades Central
Jan. 16, 2006 Cordero Drummond-Palm Beach Lakes Robert Love-Pahokee
Dec.16, 2006 Nick Provo-John I. Leonard Josh McGregor-Glades Day School
Dec.15, 2007 Jake Owen-Park Vista Lyle Dankenbring-Martin County
Jan. 10, 2009 Brett Swider-Spanish River Austin Lewis-Jupiter Christian School

The officials for this game will be an all-star line-up, coordinated by Yetta Greene, athletics administrator for the Palm Beach County School Board, and Bruce Hawthorne of the East Coast Football Officials Association. The cheerleaders will be organized by Kayla Lundy, the head cheerleading coach at Suncoast Community High School in Riviera Beach, Florida. Lundy was also an all-star cheerleader in this game in 2000. She will be assisted by Kavana Williams, the assistant cheerleading coach at Suncoast. The on-site coordinator for the upcoming all-star game will be Scott Siegel, the athletic director at John I. Leonard High School.

The officials for the game will come from the East Coast Football Officials Association. They are donating their professional services for the game. The officials will be Jeff Brown (Referee), Tracy Tinker (Umpire), Eric Hartman (Linesman), Sean Dye (Line Judge), David Campbell (Field Judge), Brian Larsen (Side Judge), Mike Arnette (Back Judge), and Keith Berg (Timer).

Since the inception of the Treasure Coast chapter of the NFFCHF in 1992, more than $160,000 in scholarships has been awarded to just over 300 football scholar-athletes and cheerleaders.

With 119 chapters and over 10,000 members nationwide, The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame, a non-profit educational organization, runs programs designed to use the power of amateur football in developing scholarship, citizenship and athletic achievement in America’s young people. Find more at www.footballfoundation.org.

January 06, 2010

Impressive USA Football team announced

USA Football, the sport’s national governing body on youth and amateur levels, announced its final 2010 Junior National Team roster which will compete in USA Football’s “Team USA vs. The World” game, presented by Riddell, in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., on Jan. 30 at noon ET. The game matches USA Football’s 2010 Junior National Team – 45 of the country’s top high school seniors – against a World Select team composed of 45 of the best players aged 19 and under from outside the United States spanning four continents.

USA Football’s roster consists entirely of high school seniors, 35 of whom have verbally committed to college football programs across nine athletic conferences. The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) and the Pac-10 are tied with seven Team USA verbal commitments apiece. The Southeastern Conference (SEC) has the third-highest representation with six.

The game will be televised live by NFL Network. Providing commentary will be RICH EISEN, DEION SANDERS, and SCOTT KENNEDY. STACEY DALES is the crew’s sideline reporter.

Sanctioned by the International Federation of American Football (IFAF), the Paris-based federation composed of 57 countries that possess a national federation dedicated solely to American football, USA Football’s “Team USA vs. The World” game, presented by Riddell, is an official NFL Pro Bowl Week event. The contest will follow AFC and NFC All-Star practices at Lockhart Stadium. Fans will not be charged admission to attend either the NFL All-Star practices or USA Football’s “Team USA vs. The World” game.

USA Football’s Junior National Team is led by head coach CHRIS MERRITT of Miami Christopher Columbus High School. Merritt’s national team staff is composed of nine high school head coaches from five states. JAN JENMERT of Sweden will lead the 45-man World team roster. Jenmert’s 15-member coaching staff spans 10 countries.

Merritt, who owns a 79-22 (.782) record as head coach at Miami Columbus, was the 2009 USA Football Junior National Team’s defensive backs coach that earned a gold medal in Canton, Ohio, this past July in the eight-nation IFAF Junior World Championship. The tournament was the first junior world championship in football history, drawing more than 40,000 fans to Canton’s Fawcett Stadium during the course of four game days.

The team, which will be led by Christopher Columbus head coach Chris Merritt, will feature Floridians Demetre Baker, Orange Park, Shawn Corker, Cardinal Gibbons, Quinton Dunbar, Miami Booker T. Washington, Jakhari Gore, Columbus, Ethan Grant, North Broward Prep, Tony Grimes and Clarence Murphy, Hollywood Hills, Tommy Heffernan, Miami Columbus, Ben Hopfinger, St. Thomas Aquinas, Jordan Johnson, Carol City, Corey Lemonier, Hialeah, Richard Leonard, Killian, Kendall Montgomery, Monsignor Pace, Keion Payne, St. Thomas Aquinas, Josh Reese, Miami Central, Lebranden Richardson, Central, Jose Jose, Miami Central, Thomas Ryan, Marathon and Calvin Smith, Hialeah

Sanctioned by the International Federation of American Football (IFAF), the Paris-based federation composed of 57 countries that possess a national federation dedicated solely to American football, USA Football’s “Team USA vs. The World” game has been deemed an official NFL Pro Bowl Week event. The Jan. 30 contest will follow AFC and NFC All-Star practices at Lockhart Stadium, which will be open to the public. Fans will not be charged admission to attend either the NFL All-Star practices or USA Football’s “Team USA vs. The World” game.

“These young men were hand-selected to represent our country as elite athletes and exceptional ambassadors,” said Merritt. “They have garnered dozens of individual honors at their respective high schools, but those won’t help us on January 30.

“We will prepare diligently for a very talented World team. I look forward to putting our preparation into action at Lockhart Stadium at the end of this month.”

USA Football’s 2010 Junior National Team:

Jake Alexander, Jenks (Okla.), C, 6-2, 270, Tulsa, Okla. (TULSA COMMIT)

Josh Allen, Cedar Hill (Texas), C, 6-4, 260, Cedar Hill, Texas (MINNESOTA)

Demetre Baker, Orange Park (Fla.), LB, 6-0, 200, Orange Park, Fla. (GEORGIA)

Anthony Creecy, Southern Durham (N.C.), WR, 6-0, 196 (NORTH CAROLINA STATE)

Corey Cooper, Proviso East (Ill.), S, 6-2, 203, Maywood, Ill. (ILLINOIS)

Shawn Corker, Cardinal Gibbons, WR, 6-1, 190, Fort Lauderdale, Fl. (TEXAS TECH)

Steele Divitto, Ramsey (N.J.) Don Bosco Prep, LB, 6-2, 214, Ridgefield, Conn. (BOSTON COLLEGE)

Andrew Donnal, Anthony Wayne (Whitehouse, OH), T, 6-7, 285, Monclova, Ohio (IOWA)

Quinton Dunbar, Miami Booker T. Washington, WR, 6-3, 170, Miami, Fla. (FLORIDA)

Dan Foose, Paramus (N.J.) Catholic, G, 6-6, 310, Saddle Brook, N.J. (Undecided)

Sam Gagliano, Waxahachie (Texas), WR, 5-8, 165, Waxahachie, Texas (Undecided)

Jakhari Gore, Miami Columbus, RB, 5-10, 170, Miami, Fla. (LSU)

Ethan Grant, North Broward (Fla.) Prep, RB, 5-10, 175, Coconut Creek, Fla. (TCU)

Tony Grimes, Hollywood Hills (Fla.), CB, 5-11, 165, Hollywood Hills, Fla. (Undecided)

Michael Hartvigson, Bothell (Wash.), TE, 6-6, 240, Bothell, Wash. (WASHINGTON)

Tommy Heffernan, Miami Columbus, LB, 6-2, 217, Miami, Fla. (Undecided)

Ben Hopfinger, St. Thomas Aquinas, PK, 6-1, 160, Fort Lauderdale, Fl.(Undecided)

Josh Huff, Nimitz (Irving, Texas), DB, 5-10, 195, Humble, Tx. (TCU)

Mike Hull, Canon-McMillan (Pa.), LB, 6-1, 215, Canonsburg, Pa. (PENN STATE)

Kody Innes, Saguaro (Ariz.), T, 6-5, 280, Scottsdale, Ariz. (UCLA)

Bryant Jackson, Sulphur Springs (Texas), S, 6-3, 175, Sulphur Springs,Texas (TEXAS)

Jordan Johnson, Carol City (Fla.), DT, 5-10, 245, Miami Gardens, Fla. (Undecided)

Jose Jose, Miami Central, Fl., OL, 6-2, 335, Miami, Fl. (USF)

Corey Lemonier, Hialeah (Fla.), DE, 6-5, 223, Miami, Fl. (Undecided)

Richard Leonard, Killian, DB, 5-8, 153, Miami, Fl. (FIU Commit)

Keiwone Malone, Mitchell (Tenn.), WR, 6-1, 165, Memphis, Tenn. (ALABAMA)

Tyrann Mathieu, New Orleans St. Augustine, CB, 5-10, 175, New Orleans, La. (LSU)

Zack McCray, Brookville (Va.), DE, 6-5, 236, Forest, Va. (VIRGINIA TECH)

Jordan McDonald, Scottsdale Saguaro (Az.), DE, 6-4, 225, Scottsdale (ARIZONA STATE)

Kendall Montgomery, Monsignor Pace, Opa Locka, Fl., TE, 6-6, 240, Miami, Fl. (Undecided)

Clarence Murphy, Hollywood Hills, Hollywood, Fl., DE, 6-3, 235, Hollywood, Fl. (MARYLAND)

Mike Moudy, Douglas County, Colo., T, 6-7, 291, Castle Rocdk, Colo. (NEBRASKA)

Mark Myers, Cleveland St. Ignatius, QB, 6-4, 220, Cleveland, Ohio (PITT)

Keion Payne, St. Thomas Aquinas, WR, 6-0, 175, Fort Lauderdale, Fl. (MIAMI)

Colin Porter, Bothell (Wash.), G, 6-4, 313, Bothell, Wash. (WASHINGTON)

Josh Reese, Miami Central, WR, 6-0, 175, Miami, Fla. (UCF)

Lebranden Richardson, Miami Central, DE, 6-2, 225, Miami, Fl. (Undecided)

Nick Rowland, Peoria Centennial, Az., OL, 6-4, 290, Peoria, Az. (OREGON)

Thomas Ryan, Marathon, Fl., DE, 6-4, 230, Marathon, Fl. (VANDERBILT)

Adam Shead, Cedar Hill (Texas), G, 6-4, 315, Cedar Hill, Texas (OKLAHOMA)

Calvin Smith, Hialeah (Fla.), DT, 6-4, 265, Miami Lakes, Fla. (TENNESSEE)

Tyler Smith, Wilson Area (Pa.), QB, 6-4, 190, Easton, Pa. (MARYLAND)

A.J. Tarpley, Plymouth (Minn.) Wayzata, LB, 6-2, 225, Plymouth, Minn. (STANFORD)

Titus Till, Wise (Md.), S, 6-3, 205, Upper Marlboro, Md. (MARYLAND)

Dontae Williams, Aldine (Texas), RB, 5-11, 200. Houston, Texas (OREGON)

Travis Williams, Lake Taylor (Va.), LB, 6-2, 189, Norfolk, Va. (MIAMI)

January 05, 2010

Lemonier, Linder and Smith on radio

With all-star games taking center stage, this week's Miami Dolphins High School Gridiron Show, part of Dolphins Tonight, shifts to a different day and a special time.

Larry Blustein and Kim Bokamper will welcome in Hialeah defensive end Corey Lemonier, St. Thomas Aquinas offensive lineman Bradon Linder and Miami Monsignor Pace assistant coach Mario Smith to the show from 7-8 on Wednesday night on WQAM (560 AM).

Lemonier, one of the top players in the nation, recently took part in the Under Armour All-Star game in St. Petersburg. The gifted 6-4, 225-pounder was one of the top players in the game as he made a number of outstanding plays in the contest and looked sharp during practice all week.

With schools such as Alabama, Tennessee, Auburn, Notre Dame, Florida, Miami, Florida State, LSU, Illinois and Georgia in the mix for this quality student/athlete, January should be a fun time for fans of all those schools as Lemonier looks at each program.

Lemonier will talk about his experiences at the Under Armour practices and game.

The 6-6, 290-pound Linder has been the talk of San Antonio this week as he prepares for the U.S. Army All-American game, which annually showcases the nation's elite players.

Already committed to the University of Miami, Linder is without question one of the best offensive line prospect in the country.

He will bring everyone up close with what it's like to be a part one of the most prestigious high school all-star games.

For Mario Smith, a former Pace and Kansas State football standout, the opportunity to coordinate and plan the first ever Public vs. Private All-Star Game, will become a reality this Saturday night (6:30) and Miami Monsingor Pace High School.

The game will give players from Miami-Dade and Broward that extra exposure needed to have colleges and universities award a coveted scholarship.

Earl Sims (Miami Gulliver Prep) will coach the Private team and Mark Berman (Hialeah) will head up the Public team.

The day gets started with a combine for rising junior stars in South Florida. The event, run by TrainersRUs.net, will begin at 8 a.m. with a registration and continue with an 8:30 start.

Registration is just $25 and athletes will have an opportunity for colleges and universities across the country to get results from them for the first time.

Each athlete will have the opportunity to test for speed, strength and other events that will enhance their standing as they head toward the spring.

All results from the event will be distributed to colleges across the country and NOT be furnished to fan websites, which many parents have already expressed concern.

For information on the combine, call Mario Smith at 786-285-3699. Registration forms can be downloaded at www.TrainersRUs.net.