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: Ricardo Louis
SCHOOL: Miami Beach
CITY: Miami Beach
HEAD FOOTBALL COACH: Ralph Jimenez
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: One of the athletes we have been looking at for two years now at the high school level and have watched him mature from a player with promise to someone colleges regard as a top prospect for the Class of 2012.
While many view him as an athlete because of his ability to do so many things, he does impress at quarterback, which is a position he will stay at throughout his high school career.
His speed, athletic ability and competitive nature has schools from across the country heading to Miami Beach to check him out, and after talking with several colleges, they are all very impressed at what he is now, and will be down the line.
All eyes will directly on this quality football talent throughout the summer and into the 2010 season.
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