Having the opportunity to watch many of the athletes in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties when they begin playing football at the youth football level, the Miami Herald will shine the spotlight on many athletes during the spring and summer.
With the chance to see the athletes away from the football field as well, we can bring you up close and personal with some of the top prospects in the nation - right here in our own backyard.
PLAYER: Clavion Nelson
SCHOOL: South Broward
HEAD FOOTBALL COACH: Allen Held
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: Back as far as youth league with the Northeast Hollywood Eagles, this is a football talent that showed signs of being something special someday.
After playing in the rather large shadow of Djwany Mera and Trevaughn Faircloth, this is now a player that every college has made a comment about as they come in to see some quality football players.
He is cat quick, very strong and has as much knowledge of the game as any player on the roster. An impressive run stopper, he also has the potential to be a 15-20 sacks performer at this level and beyond.
So many times we watch athletes as youngsters and project what they will be like in the future. With a serious growth spurt, this imposing football talent now stands as one of the elite football talents in this class.
He is also one of the top basketball players for the Bulldogs as well.
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