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June 29, 2010

Bridgewater, Gray on radio Wednesday

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As the summer winds down, there are more events to cover throughout south Florida, and the WQAM (560 AM) High School Gridiron Report is on top of all the action.

On Wednesday night's show between 9-10, Larry Blustein and Mike Levine will talk about last week's Nike Camp as well as recent area commitments Nick Menocal (Belen Jesuit/University of Miami), Cedric Thompson (Miramar Everglades/UCF), Denzel Wimberly (Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons/Central Michigan) and Devonta Freeman (Miami Central/FSU).

Larry and Mike will also talk about WQAM jumping into the high school football coverage with a game every Friday night during the fall.

In addition to all the information, University of Miami prize recruit Teddy Bridgewater will join the show to talk about his summer, which includes a 7-on-7 tournament in Alabama this weekend with the South Florida Express, Oregon next weekend with his Northwestern teammates as the Bulls look to defend their national title, and finally, July 17 in the Nike South Florida finals.

One of the teams who has fully taken advantage of the summer 7-on-7 tour is Pompano Beach Blanche Ely. The Tigers have been to five straight events, and head coach Rodney Gray will join the show to talk about the benefits of staying busy during the summer.

Last year, Gray took over Ely and won the district and nearly surprised power St. Thomas Aquinas.

Ely is one of the top 12 teams who will compete for the Nike team title on July.

For more recruiting coverage, check out www.wqam.com.

HERALD SPOTLIGHT: Tommy Shuler


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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: Tommy Shuler
YEAR: 2011
SCHOOL: Central
CITY: Miami
POSITION: WR
HEIGHT: 5-9
WEIGHT: 170
HEAD FOOTBALL COACH: Telly Lockette

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: For the past two years, this is a player who has been turning heads with his speed, route running abilities and the knack of making big catches for Miami Springs.

As his senior season is set to begin, this talented pass catcher has made the move to Central and will be a major factor in the Rockets' impressive offense, which highlights receivers, running backs, a superb line and one of the better quarterbacks in the region.

Despite is lack of size, this is a prospect who continues to make catches and attracts the attention of college coaches across the country, who have had the chance to watch and appreciate the things he does to help his team win.

Is coming off a season in which he hauled in 73 passes for 1,216 yards and 16 touchdowns, which earned him first team All-6A honors in his junior season. Has the opportunity to break several records this coming season.

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HERALD SPOTLIGHT: Mike Williamson


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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: Mike Williamson
YEAR: 2011
SCHOOL: Deerfield Beach
CITY: Hollywood
POSITION: LB
HEIGHT: 6-1
WEIGHT: 210
HEAD FOOTBALL COACH: Adam Ratkevich

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: While several top-flight prospects have been receiving publicity from those who have watched them play, there are athletes such as Williamson, who has completely flown beneath the radar screen. His skill level is on par – or above some of the other linebacker prospects in the region.

Having watched him play since he was a starter at McArthur in the 10th grade, this is one of those athletes who has the speed, strength, football skills and size to compete against the best in South Florida. He also plays with passion and plenty of emotion!

College coaches who have watched him play over the past two years believe that this is going to be a banner year for him as he continues to make plays against the run and the pass.

No matter what team he lined up against last year, there was always a concern to keep track of his every move. By the end of the season, this will be a player who will be on several D1 lists.

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June 28, 2010

Nick Menocal chooses the Hurricanes

From the first time he stepped on campus to meet the coaching staff and see the University of Miami, Belen Jesuit linebacker Nick Menocal felt right at home. On Monday, the 6-3, 225-pounder made it official.

“I cannot describe what it felt like,” said Menocal after his visit to Coral Gables. “Everyone made me feel like I was already part of the family. It was something I felt.”

The approval of coach Randy Shannon was also something that was the determining factor in the process that included a number of other schools.

“I have so much respect for Coach (Randy) Shannon and this staff,” Menocal said. “It’s a great honor to be a part of a program like this.”

After a tremendous FAU “padded camp” performance, where Menocal and his teammates went against some of the top prospects in south and southwest Florida, there was little doubt that this impressive athlete was one of the best prospects in the region.

There was some talk three weeks ago that the Hurricanes would indeed get a commitment from Menocal, even though he really wasn’t sure until Monday after returning from the school.

Menocal, who was clocked in 4.55 at one of the spring combines, has been on the radar as several colleges had been writing and calling. This one time baseball standout had successfully made the transition from the diamond to the football field.

In helping to lead the Wolverines to their first ever state finals appearance last season, Menocal showcased his many skills, coming up with big plays down the stretch.

“This is huge for this program,” said head coach Richard Stuart. “This is certainly a first for this program, and now it really opens the doors for some of the other players we have on this team.”

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HERALD SPOTLIGHT: Eric Kinsey


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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: Eric Kinsey
YEAR: 2012
SCHOOL: Northwestern
CITY: Miami
POSITION: DE
HEIGHT: 6-3
WEIGHT: 215
HEAD FOOTBALL COACH: Billy Rolle

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: Seeing nearly 100 games a year, as well as watching and spending time at several practices, camps and combines, you tend to get a feel of what athletes are on the verge of emerging.

If you see enough top-flight athletes, you can then compare against the live competition you are watching statewide to make a determination, and in the case of Kinsey, there are few in this class, or any other class, that have the ability this young man has.

His quickness, ability to put pressure on the quarterback and drop into pass coverage has already turned heads at this level – and beyond. College coaches we have talked to believe that this is going to be a national recruit throughout his junior and senior season.

Very seldom do you have an athlete, this young, have his older and more experienced teammates talking about his future greatness. Of all the tremendous athletes across the state of Florida for the Class of 2012, here is one who you will hear plenty about!

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HERALD SPOTLIGHT: Kevin Grooms


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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: Kevin Grooms
YEAR: 2011
SCHOOL: South Broward
CITY: Hollywood
POSITION: RB
HEIGHT: 5-10
WEIGHT: 170
HEAD FOOTBALL COACH: Allen Held

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: The advantage of watching athletes perform from the first time they were old enough to compete at the youth football level is a huge advantage, and out of so many in this class, very few have had the impressive past Grooms has enjoyed.

Talk about your "youth football legend", here is an athlete who left his mark nearly 10 years ago as a youngster who played in Dania and Northeast Hollywood, showcasing skills that youngsters rarely have at the age of 8 or 9.

Anyone who has watched him play football or basketball, will tell you that this is as gifted a talent as you will find. Combining speed and athleticism, here is a talent who has the ability to play running back or defensive back at the next level and make a major impact!

While he has taken very few visits during the recruiting process, here is a football player that many feel can lead Broward County in rushing, interceptions and kickoff and punt return yardage. He is that good and dominating!

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June 27, 2010

Northwestern, Central among field of 12

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When the Nike’s 7-on-7 South Florida tournament was planned a few months back, there was plenty of anticipation of having two of the better teams in the state (Northwestern and Central) on hand for the event at Miramar Regional Park on Saturday.

By the end of the qualifier, both teams had advanced to the round of 12 on July 17 at a site to be determined, and if you asked anyone to separate the two Miami-Dade football giants, it would have been as difficult as the Bulls 33-32 win over the Rockets.

The two teams, with just about every top player on hand, drew much of the attention during the day-long event that attracted 30 of the top teams in the two counties - with a special appearance by former Nova High and NFL running back, Autry Denson, who brought his Boca Raton Pope John Paul II team down.

Make no mistake about this quality event, there were high profile athletes in every direction, and while much of the attention was being paid to Northwestern quarterback Teddy Bridgewater and many of the Central standouts, athletes were showing just why many are so coveted.

With the four qualifiers from the Palm Beach event (Jupiter Christian, Delray Beach Atlantic, Miami Christopher Columbus and Flanagan, which was voted into the field of 12), the tournament is set, and things should be very exciting when all get together.

Broward powers Deerfield Beach and Blanche Ely advanced along with Boyd Anderson and Miramar Everglades, which was the “home” team for this event, which was held less than a mile from the school.

Miami-Dade will send Northwestern and Central, but also will add very athletic and up-and-coming programs Norland and Jackson to the list of 12 who will be back to crown a championship.

GAME NOTES
Avery Johnson, Ely’s 2012 receiver, was chosen as the second best prospect in the class by Friday Night Football Magazine - Florida. He was very impressive…

Kevin Grooms of South Broward continues to leave no doubt that he is one of the top two-way players in South Florida…

Coach Dameon Jones and Hallandale appears to be back on track. The Chargers have enough talent to compete for a playoff spot…

As many concede Northwestern and Central playoff spots in the district, it may be wise to understand that Hialeah is stacked with talent, including the best overall high school running back in the state, Jerron Seymour, junior linebacker Andy Garcia and sophomore linebacker George Williams - to name a few…

Homestead is easily one of the most talent-rich programs around with players such as Rico Williams, who is as impressive as any athlete at the event..

Carol City is showing that even though they lost a number of quality athletes, the Chiefs are stacked and ready to defend their district title…

Remember, we talked about some of those gifted Class of 2014 getting ready to enter high school. On Saturday, two of those emerging stars were in action with Jackson quarterback (Quinton Flowers) and Central running back Joseph Yearby showcasing their skills. Chaminade-Madonna, which did not take part in this event, had quarterback Shaun White and running back/defensive back Cameron Rigby on hand watching.

There were a number of players at the event, we will continue to use them in our BLOGS and Herald Spotlight.

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June 25, 2010

Miami Herald 2011 Commitment List

Throughout the course of a year, the Miami Herald watches games all over the state of Florida. We also visit camps, combines, practices and other events that showcase football talent across the Sunshine State.

We continue to put out Class lists of players from Key West to Pensacola and in every city in between.

Our commitment list is designed for the fans to track where your favorite players are headed. It is our objective to get it right and include every player who is going to attend college – at every level!

If you see a name that may be incorrect, a player that should be added at any level, please let us know. Our main objective is to be accurate!

Contact Larry Blustein (Lblustein@miamiherald.com)
with any additions or changes to this list.

THIS LIST WAS LAST CHANGED: February 1, 2011

ALABAMA CRIMSON TIDE (4)
Ha'Sean Clinton-Dix, S, 6-2, 195, Orlando Dr. Phillips
Phillip Ely, QB, 6-1, 185, Tampa Plant
Dee Hart, RB, 5-9, 180, Orlando Dr. Phillips
D.J. Pettway, DL, 6-3, 265, Pensacola Catholic

ALABAMA A&M BULLDOGS (1)
Talmadge McCloud, RB, 6-2, 225, Fort Lauderdale Dillard

APPALACHIAN STATE MOUNTAINEERS (1)
Thomas Bronson, DE, 6-3, 235, Brooksvile Hernando

ARIZONA STATE SUN DEVILS (2)
Steward Butler, RB, 5-9, 165, Lakeland
Devin Goodman, OL, 6-3, 290, Lakeland

ARKANSAS RAZORBACKS (1)
Lonnie Gosha, DT, 6-3, 245, Lake Butler Union County

ARMY BLACK KNIGHTS (3)
Miles Bennett, RB, 5-11, 185, Tampa Jesuit
Addison Holstein, QB, 6-2, 185, Lecanto
Greg Rabb, RB, 6-0, 217, David University School

AUBURN TIGERS (4)
Brandon Fulse, TE, 6-4, 245, Fort Meade
Tre Mason, RB, 5-9, 185, Lake Worth Park Vista
Marcus Roberson, DB, 6-0, 185, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas
Robensen Therezie, DB, 5-10, 205, Miami Jackson

AVE MARIA GYRENES (1)
Joey Lombari, RB, 5-19, 180, Clearwater Countryside

BALL STATE CARDINALS (1)
Chris Calloway, DB, 5-11, 190, Palmetto

BETHUNE COOKMAN WILDCATS (4)
Nick Addison, DB, 6-2, 170, Riverview Spoto
Breon Allen, DB/RB, 5-8, 175, S. Daytona Warner Christian
Tyree Green, WR, 6-2, 190, Gulfport Boca Ciega
Quentin Williams, QB, 6-0, 185, Tampa Jefferson

BOSTON COLLEGE EAGLES (1)
Curtric Evans, WR, 5-11, 170, Hollywood Chaminade-Madonna

BOWLING GREEN FALCONS (3)
Travis Greene, WR, 5-11, 165, Miami Monsignor Pace
Darrell Hunter, DB, 5-10, 170, Palm Beach Gardens Dwyer
Johnny Joseph, DB, 5-8, 170, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas

BRYANT BULLDOGS (1)
Sebastian Amedee, DB, 6-1, 170, Davie University

BUFFALO BULLS (2)
Marqus Baker, DB, 5-10, 175, Tampa Robinson
Reggie McKnight, WR, 6-0, 170, Hollywood Hills

CENTRAL CONNECTICUT STATE BLUE DEVILS (1)
Josh Celerin, Athlete, 5-10, 180, Brandon

CENTRAL FLORIDA KNIGHTS (14)
Demetris Anderson, DT, 6-2, 285, Fort Pierce Westwood
Brandon Bragg, S, 6-1, 195, Orlando University
Mike Easton, S, 6-0, 180, Winter Haven
Joey Grant, DE, 6-4, 255, Altamonte Springs Lake Brantley
Deion Green, DE, 6-3, 220, Orlando Edgewater
Ranell Hall, WR, 6-1, 185, Miami Carol City
Jared Henry, S, 6-0, 180, Jacksonville First Coast
Jacques Mackeroy, WR, 6-0, 200, Lakeland Kathleen
Willie Mitchell, LB, 6-0.5, 225, Deltona Pine Ridge
Miles Pace, LB, 6-1, 230, Miami Central
Terrance Plummer, LB, 6-1, 220, Orange Park
Cedric Thompson, RB, 6-0, 200, Miramar Everglades
Dalton Wertz, DL, 6-2, 290, Arcadia DeSoto
Kion Williams, RB, 5-10, 195, Interlachen

CENTRAL MICHIGAN CHIPPEWAS (3)
Andrew Flory, WR, 5-11, 165, Plantation American Heritage
Ryan Petro, LB, 6-3, 205, Winter Springs
Denzel Wimberly, RB, 5-10, 190, Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons

CHARLESTON SOUTHERN BUCCANEERS (1)
Cameron Mitchell, PK/P, 5-9, 175, Tarpon Springs East Lake

CINCINNATI BEARCATS (5)
Dwight Jackson, Jr., DE/OLB, 6-1, 215, Miami Central
Chris Moore, WR, 6-1, 175, Tampa Jefferson
Trenier Orr, Athlete, 5-11, 175, Ocoee
Caroll Phillips, LB, 6-1, 195, Miami Central
Stevie Weatherford, QB, 6-2, 190, Land O’ Lakes

CLEMSON TIGERS (3)
Mike Bellamy, RB, 5-9.5, 180, Punta Gorda Charlotte
Cortez Davis, S, 6-4, 200, Daytona Beach Mainland
Sammy Watkins, WR, 6-1, 180, South Fort Myers

COLORADO STATE RAMS (3)
Bryan Bosworth, DL, 6-1, 280, Cape Coral Island Coast
Charles Lovette, WR, 5-7, 155, Tampa Hillsborough
Steven Michel, LB, 6-1, 200, Orlando Jones

CONNECTICUT HUSKIES (1)
Tyree Clark, DB, 5-9, 175, Tampa Alonso

CORNELL BIG RED (1)
Samuel Wood, QB, 6-5, 215, Neptune Beach Fletcher

DARTMOUTH BIG GREEN (2)
Cameron Crage, QB, 6-0, 200, Boca Raton St. Andrew's
Bennie Niles, DB, 5-10, 170, Clearwater

DELAWARE BLUE HENS (3)
Eric Farkas, S, 6-0, 185, Sanford Seminole
Stephen Hughes, QB, 6-2, 180, Melbourne Palm Bay
Matt Rodriguez, TE, 6-4, 255, Lake Worth Park Vista

DUKE BLUE DEVILS (1)
Timothy Burton, DB, 5-10, 170, Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons

ELON PHOENIX (1)
Blake Rice, QB, 5-11, 180, Tampa Robinson

EASTERN ILLINOIS PANTHERS (3)
Dino Fanti, DT, 6-1, 240, Venice
Robert Haynes, LB, 5-11, 220, Punta Gorda Charlotte
Trey Pendergrass, RB, 5-6, 160, Jupiter Christian

FLORIDA GATORS (12)
Mike Blakely, RB, 5-9, 190, Bradenton Manatee
Clay Burton, DE, 6-3, 235, Venice
Jeff Driskell, QB, 6-4, 225, Oviedo Hagerty
Jabari Gorman, DB, 5-11, 175, Miami Monsignor Pace
Chris Johnson, S, 5-10, 185, Ocala Trinity Catholic
Hunter Joyer, FB, 5-10.5, 250, Tampa Catholic
A.C. Leonard, TE, 6-3, 230, Jacksonville University Christian
Javares McRoy, WR, 5-9, 170, Lakeland
Loucheiz Purifoy, DB, 6-0.5, 170, Pensacola Pine Forest
De'Ante Saunders, RB/DB, 5-10, 190, DeLand
Ja'Juan Story, WR, 6-4, 195, Brooksville Nature Coast Tech
Tevin Westbrook, DE, 6-5, 240, Coconut Creek N. Broward Prep

FAMU RATTLERS (3)
La'Donte Gibson, OL, 6-4, 272, Madison County
Ellie Hyppolite, OL, 6-4, 270, Erie CC - Port Orange Spruce Creek
GH Liford, OL, 6-8, 275, Monticello Aucilla Christian

FAU OWLS (20)
Matt Chaney, DT, 6-3, 255, Jacksonville Bolles
Stephan Clark, WR, 6-4, 175, Sebastian River
Vinnie Davino, DE, 6-3, 220, Sarasota Booker
William Dukes, WR, 6-3, 175, Fort Lauderdale Dillard
Mohammad Farrah, OL, 6-2, 285, Estero
D.J. Frye-Smith, DB, 5-11, 185, Hialeah American
Jarvis Giles, RB, 6-1, 210, Port St. Lucie West Centennial
Deron Green, RB, 5-10, 235, Flagler Palm Coast
Marcus Hagins, LB, 6-2, 205, Ocala Vanguard
Joe Henry, DT, 6-5, 250, Miramar Everglades
Hakeeme Ishmar, WR, 6-3, 195, Dade City Pasco
Charles Jackson, OL , 6-1, 250, Miami Central
Conard Johnson, LB, 5-11, 205, Pompano Beach Ely
Colton Kane, QB, 6-3, 190, Navarre
Mike Marseille, OL, 6-5, 285, Fort Pierce Central
Derek Moise, WR, 6-2, 175, Miami Booker T. Washington
Robby Nassif, OL, 6-4, 290, Delray American Heritage
Damian Parms, S, 6-2, 185, Miami Monsignor Pace
Stephen Schoewe, OL, 6-4, 270, Niceville
Antonio Washington, RB, 6-2, 190, Arcadia DeSoto

FIU GOLDEN PANTHERS (17)
Shane Coleman, RB, 5-8, 180, Green Cove Springs Clay
Freeman Dozier, WR, 6-2, 170, Jacksonville Raines
Lynden Edwards, LB, 6-1, 190, Miami Northwestern
Ya'keem Griner, TE/DE, 6-3.5, 200, Starke Bradford County
Cody Horstman, DE, 6-3, 231, Vero Beach
T.J. Lowder, DB, 5-11, 175, Panama City Bay
Max Martial, DE, 6-3, 265, Palm Beach Central
Prince Matt, OL, 6-4, 255, Bradenton Manatee
Aaron Nielson, TE, 6-4, 220, Orlando Freedom
Richie Reay, OL, 6-5, 255, Tampa Robinson
Dominique Rhymes, WR, 6-3, 205, Miami Northwestern
Luis Rosado, S, 6-2, 205, Gainesville
Clinton Taylor, WR, 5-8, 165, Miami Northwestern
Derrick Thorpe, OL, 6-5, 260, Neptune Beach Fletcher
Corey Tindal, DB, 5-10, 175, Lauderdale Lakes Boyd Anderson
Ezekiel Turner, WR, 5-10, 170, Delray Atlantic
Cedric Walker, DB, 5-8, 175, Miami Gulliver Prep

FLORIDA STATE SEMINOLES (18)
Eric Beverly, RB, 5-8, 220, Jacksonville First Coast
Lamarcus Brutus, DB, 5-11, 190, Port St. Lucie Treasure Coast
Ruben Carter, DT, 6-3, 260, Miami Jackson
Devonta Freeman, RB, 5-9.5, 190, Miami Central
Rashad Greene, WR, 6-0, 170, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas
Bobby Hart, OL, 6-5, 295, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas
Arrington Jenkins, DE, 6-3, 217, Miami Coral Park
Nile Lawrence-Stample, DT, 6-1, 295, Davie Nova
Sterling Lovelady, OL, 6-2, 280, Navarre
Derrick Mitchell, DL, 6-4, 290, Jacksonville First Coast
Giorgio Newberry, DE, 6-5.5, 250, Fort Pierce Central
Nick O’Leary, TE, 6-4, 230, Palm Beach Gardens Dwyer
Trey Pettis, OL, 6-4.5, 285, DeLand
Jordan Prestwood, OL, 6-6, 265, Plant City
Keelin Smith, S, 6-3, 188, Port St. Lucie Treasure Coast
Nick Waisome, DB, 5-10, 170, Groveland South Lake
James Wilder, Jr., LB, 6-2, 220, Tampa Plant
Karlos Williams, S, 6-2, 215, Davenport Ridge Community

GEORGIA BULLDOGS (3)
Zach DeBell, OT, 6-7,265, Tarpon Springs
Nathan Theus, LS, 6-3, 255, Jacksonville Bolles
Ramik Wilson, LB, 6-3, 225, Tampa Jefferson

GEORGIA SOUTHERN EAGLES (1)
Brandon Simmons, DB, 6-2, 180, Tampa Jefferson

GEORGIA STATE PANTHERS (1)
Christian Benvenuto, PK, 6-2, 190, Palm Coast Matanzas

GEORGIA TECH YELLOW JACKETS (3)
Trey Braun, OL, 6-5, 290, Tallahassee Leon
Errin Joe, OL, 6-4, 295, Lakeland Lake Gibson
Nick Menocal, LB, 6-3, 225, Miami Belen Jesuit

GRACELAND SHARKS (1)
Tyler Grinstead, OL, 6-3, 315, Anclote

GRAMBLING TIGERS (1)
D.J. Williams, QB, 6-3, 200, Tampa Catholic - Hargrave Military Academy

HAMPTON TIGERS (1)
J'Rod Beard, WR, 5-9, 170, Delray Beach Atlantic

HARVARD CRIMSON (3)
Kevie DeFranc, DB, 5-10, 160, Delray Atlantic
Daniel Melow, WR/DB, 6-0, 180, Miami Gulliver Prep
Seitu Smith, DB/WR, 5-10, 180, Deerfield Beach

ILLINOIS FIGHTING ILLINI (5)
Justin Duvernois, P, 5-10, 180, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas
Nick North, DB, 6-1, 185, Hollywood McArthur
Eaton Spence, DB, 5-10, 170, Belle Glade Glades Day
J.T. Thornton, DB, 6-0, 170, Belle Glade Glades Day
Carl Williams, S, 6-0, 190, Jacksonville First Coast

ILLINOIS STATE REDBIRDS (2)
Tevin Allen, DB, 5-8, 175, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas
Daniel Donnelly, OL, 6-4, 285, Coconut Creek Monarch

INDIANA HOOSIERS (3)
Gregory Lewis, OL, 6-5, 300, Hollywood Chaminade-Madonna
Adarius Rayner, DL, 6-2 250, Largo
Bobby Richardson, OL, 6-3, 245, Tampa Plant

IOWA HAWKEYES (2)
Torrey Campbell, RB, 5-11, 175, Naples Barron Collier
Jake Rudock, QB, 6-3, 180, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas

IOWA STATE CYCLONES (4)
Quenton Bundrage, WR, 6-1, 185, Bradenton Manatee
DeVondrick Nealy, RB, 5-10, 175, Monticello Jefferson
Sam Richardson, QB, 6-2, 180, Winter Park
Donald Smith, LB, 5-11, 210, Tampa Spoto

KANSAS JAYHAWKS (1)
Chris Robinson, DB, 5-9, 155, Lake Mary

KENT STATE GOLDEN FLASHES (1)
Josh Boyle, WR, 5-10, 170, Venice

LOUISIANA LAFAYETTE RAGIN CAJUNS (1)
Jaylen Hunter, OL, 6-4, 275, Ponta Vedra Beach Nease

LOUISIANA TECH BULLDOGS (1)
Broderick Waters, QB, 5-10, 195, Sarasota Booker (Independence CC)

LOUISVILLE CARDINALS (11)
Teddy Bridgewater, QB, 6-3, 190, Miami Northwestern
Terrell Floyd, DB, 5-10, 170, Port St. Lucie
Charles Gaines, WR, 5-11, 170, Miami Central
Gerod Hollimon, S, 6-0, 185, Miami Southridge
Andrew Johnson, DB, 5-9, 180, Miami Southridge
John Miller, OL, 6-3, 295, Miami Central
Deiontrez Mount, DE, 6-6, 220, Fort Walton Beach
Calvin Pryor, S, 6-2, 200, Port St. Joe
Jermaine Reve, S, 6-0, 175, Miami Northwestern
Eli Rogers, WR, 5-10, 185, Miami Northwestern
Michael Romano, OL, 6-4, 275, Port St. Lucie Treasure Coast

MARS HILL LIONS (1)
Joe Voigt, LB, 6-2, 220, Clermont East Lake

MARSHALL THUNDERING HERD (9)
Keith Baxter, S, 5-11, 180, Homestead
Rakeem Cato, QB, 6-0, 175, Miami Central
Josue Joseph, OL, 6-4, 270, Orlando Freedom
Luther Maddy, DL, 6-2, 270, Delray Atlantic
Remi Watson, RB, 5-11, 190, Lakeland Lake Gibson
Tommy Shuler, WR, 5-9, 175, Miami Central
Anthony Spano, OL, 6-2, 275, Naples Gulf Coast
Dontae West, DB, 5-10, 170, Hialeah
Corie Wilson, DB, 5-10, 170, Miami Edison

MARYLAND TERRAPINS (5)
Keith Bowers, DT, 6-2, 260, Palm Beach Gardens Dwyer
Undray Clark, S, 5-11, 175, Miami Felix Varela
Makinton Dorleant, DB, 5-11, 175, Naples Lely
Lukas Foreman, S, 6-2, 180, Naples
Jimmy Stewart, DE, 6-3, 210, Cape Coral Island Coast

MIAMI HURRICANES (10)
Anthony Chickillo, DE, 6-4, 235, Tampa Alonso
Dallas Crawford, DB, 5-9, 180, S. Fort Myers
Phillip Dorsett, WR, 5-9, 175, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas
B.J. Dubose, DE, 6-4, 245, Oakland Park Northeast
Thomas Finnie, DB, 5-10, 165, Miami Central
Kevin Grooms, RB/DB, 5-9, 170, Hollywood South Broward
Gionni Paul, LB, 6-0, 223, Lakeland Kathleen
Denzel Perryman, LB, 5-11, 220, Coral Gables
Rashawn Scott, WR, 6-2, 198, Melbourne Central Catholic
Ricardo Williams, DE, 6-5, 210, Homestead

MICHIGAN WOLVERINES (1)
Tony Posada, OL, 6-5, 325, Tampa Plant

MICHIGAN STATE SPARTANS (1)
Juwan Caesar, WR, 6-4, 190, Miami Coral Park

MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE BLUE RAIDERS (4)
Shubert Bastien, DE, 6-4, 230, Palm Beach Gardens Dwyer
Darius Johnson, OL, 6-4, 255, Orlando Dr. Phillips
Jared Singletary, DB, 5-10, 175, Green Cove Springs Clay
Shaun White, QB, 6-0, 205, Pensacola Catholic

MINNESOTA GOLDEN GOPHERS (3)
Drayquan Crawford, S, 6-1, 205, South Miami (Arizona Western CC)
Jephette Matilus, LB, 6-0, 219, Delray Beach Atlantic
Steven Montgomery, DB, 5-10, 180, Miramar

MISSISSIPPI REBELS (3)
Serderius Bryant, LB, 5-9, 205, Sanford Seminole
Keith Lewis, LB, 6-2, 215, Tampa Freedom
Ivan Nichols, S, 6-2, 200, Jacksonville Lee (Dean College)

MISSISSIPPI STATE BULLDOGS (1)
John Harris, DE, 6-6, 220, Boynton Beach

MORGAN STATE BEARS (2)
Anthony Drayton, WR, 5-8, 175, Fort Lauderdale Stranahan
Moses Skillion, QB, 6-5, 215, Hallandale

NAVAL ACADEMY MIDSHIPMEN (7)
William Anthony, DE, 6-2, 240, Jacksonville Trinity Christian
Allen Caldwell, TE, 6-5, 240, Crestview
Zachary Laniewski, OL, 6-2, 285, Engelwood Lemon Bay
Isaiah McElrath, DT, 6-2, 275, Pace
Rafi Montalvo, QB, 6-0, 195, Miami LaSalle
Daniel Ring, DE, 6-3, 235, Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons
Luke Smith, DE, 6-4, 245, South Fort Myers

NEBRASKA CORNHUSKERS (2)
Mauro Bondi, PK, 6-1, 190, West Boca Raton
Tyler Moore, OL, 6-6, 295, Clearwater Countryside

NEBRASKA KEARNEY LOPERS (1)
Ricky Trinidad, RB, 5-9, 175, New Port Richey Mitchell

NEW MEXICO LOBOS (3)
Desmond Hollin, DE, 6-3, 235, Miami Southridge
Tevin Newman, LB, 6-2, 185, Tampa Robinson
Dillon Romine, OL, 6-2, 285, Bradenton Braden River

NORFOLK STATE SPARTANS (1)
Shaun Corbett, WR, 6-0, 185, Miami Felix Varela

NORTH CAROLINA TAR HEELS (1)
Alex Dixon, DB, 6-1,180, Clearwater Countryside

NORTH CAROLINA STATE WOLFPACK (1)
Chris Jones, DT, 6-5, 260, North Carolina State

NORTHERN ILLINOIS HUSKIES (3)
Khambrel Garland, DB, 5-11, 185, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas
Tommylee Lewis, WR, 5-8, 160, Palm Beach Gardens Dwyer
A.J. Sebastiano, WR, 6-1, 190, Coconut Creek N. Broward Prep

NORTHWESTERN WILDCATS (2)
Max Chapman, DE, 6-3, 225, Ponta Vedra Beach Nease
Xavier Youngblood, WR, 6-3, 175, Altamonte Springs Lake Brantley

NOTRE DAME FIGHTING IRISH (2)
Aaron Lynch, DE, 6-6, 255, Cape Coral Island Coast
Anthony Rabasa, DE, 6-3, 215, Miami Christopher Columbus

OHIO STATE BUCKEYES (3)
Jeremy Cash, S, 6-1, 195, Plantation
Jeff Heuerman, TE, 6-4.5, 230, Naples Barron Collier
Ryan Shazier, LB, 6-2, 210, Plantation

OREGON DUCKS (2)
Jerrard Randall, QB, 6-1, 195, Hollywood Chaminade-Madonna
Tacoi Sumler, WR, 5-8, 165, Miami Christopher Columbus

PENN QUAKERS (1)
Patton Chillura, QB, 6-1, 180, Tampa Jesuit

PITT PANTHERS (3)
Ronald Jones, WR, 5-9, 170, Fort Meade
Rodrick Ryles, S, 6-1, 192, Orlando Dr. Phillips
LaQuentin Smith, LB, 6-2, 210, Orlando Dr. Phillips

PRESBYTERIAN BLUE HOSE (1)
Nick Newton, QB, 6-0, 190, Clearwater Central Catholic

PURDUE BOILERMAKERS (3)
Raheem Mostert, WR, 5-10, 185, NBew Smyrna Beach
Taylor Richards, DB, 5-10, 170, Lake Mary
Frankie Williams, Ath., 5-10, 175, Tampa Robinson

RUTGERS SCARLET KNIGHTS (4)
Johnathan Aiken, DB, 5-11, 185, Hollywood Chaminade-Madonna
Chevelle Buie, RB, 5-9, 160, Cocoa
Kenneth Kirksey, DL, 6-1, 290, Daytona Beach Mainland
Marquis Lucas, OL, 6-4, 280, Miami Central

SAMFORD BULLOGS (1)
Jeremy Brown, WR, 6-5, 200, Coral Springs

SOUTH ALABAMA JAGUARS (1)
Cordivido Grice, LB, 6-0, 205, Pensacola

SOUTH CAROLINA GAMECOCKS (6)
Ahmad Christian, DB, 5-10, 190, Jacksonville Trinity Christian
Deon Green, DT, 6-4, 270, Orlando Olympia
Jared Henry, S, 6-0, 185, Jacksonville First Coast
Mike Matulis, OL, 6-6, 265, Lake Worth Park Vista
Jordan Montgomery, LB, 6-1, 190, Groveland South Lake
Will Sport, OL, 6-6, 275, Pace

SOUTH DAKOTA COYOTES (1)
Manny Cromel, OL/DL, 6-2, 298, Tampa Jefferson

SOUTH FLORIDA BULLS (14)
Rontavious Atkins, S, 5-11, 175, Pahokee
Zack Bullock, OLB, 6-3, 200, Sebring
Edsel Caprice, OLB, 6-2, 205, Cape Coral
Andre Davis, WR, 6-1, 195, Tampa Jefferson
Matt Floyd, QB, 6-2, 190, Milton
Chris Garye, S, 6-2, 205, Tallahassee Lincoln
Ruben Gonzalez, WR, 6-3, 185, Tampa Robinson
Brynjar Gudmundsson, OL, 6-4, 265, Wellington
Corrian Hamilton, S, 6-1, 220, Orlando Olympia
Thor Jozwiak, OL, 6-4, 270, Eagle Lake Lake Region
Mike Juene, LB, 6-2, 225, Jacksonville Terry Parker (Independence CC, Ks.)
Max Lang, OL, 6-5, 280, Orlando Boone
Alex Mut, WR, 6-2, 190, Punta Gorda Charlotte
Clavion Nelson, DE, 6-4, 230, Hollywood South Broward
Darrell Williams, OL, 6-5, 265, Orlando Evans

SOUTHERN JAGUARS (1)
Jamal Massey, DE, 6-3, 250, Orlando Jones

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS SALUKIS (1)
Matthew Vincent, QB, 6-1, 190, Miramar Everglades

SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI GOLDEN EAGLES (1)
Rashad Hill, OL, 6-6, 270, Jacksonville Ed White

STANFORD CARDINAL (1)
Wayne Lyons, S, 6-1, 190, Fort Lauderdale Dillard

STILLMAN LIONS (1)
Mihael moore, OL, 6-2, 255, Tampa King

SYRACUSE ORANGE (3)
Louie Addazio, TE, 6-3, 230, Gainesville Buchholz
Durell Eskridge, WR, 6-2, 190, Miami Central
Oliver Vigille, LB, 6-1.5, 200, Miami Central

TEMPLE OWLS (2)
Robbie Anderson, WR, 6-2 165, South Plantation
Kenneth Harper, S, 6-1, 200, Gainesville Buchholz

TENNESSEE VOLUNTEERS (6)
Maurice Couch, DL, 6-2, 290, Orlando Edgewater (Garden City CC)
Marcus Jackson, OL, 6-2, 310, Vero Beach
Marlin Lane, RB, 6-0, 205, Daytona Beach Mainland
Trevarris Saulsberry, DE, 6-4, 230, Gainesville
Tom Smith, RB, 5-11, 200, Apopka
Jordan Williams, DE, 6-4, 230, Gainesville

TENNESSEE STATE TIGERS (3)
Imonni Carswell, QB, 6-1, 185, Plantation
Dinsdale Jackson, DT, 6-3, 277, Plantation American Heritage
Michael West, RB, 6-3, 240, Cross City Dixie County

TEXAS A&M AGGIES (2)
Steven Jenkins, L, 6-1, 225, Pensacola Pine Forest (Coffeyville CC)
Shaun Ward, DE, 6-2, 225, Lauderdale Lakes Boyd Anderson

TEXAS CHRISTIAN HORNED FROGS (1)
Jamie Byrd, S, 6-1, 195, Dade City Pasco

TEXAS TECH RED RAIDERS (1)
Justin Cooper, LB, 6-1, 205, Davie University School

TOLEDO ROCKETS (2)
Vlad Emilien, S, 6-0, 200, Plantation (Michigan transfer)
Junior Sylvestre, S, 6-1, 190, Hollywood South Broward

TROY TROJANS (2)
Deon Lee, DE, 6-4, 215, Defuniak Springs Walton
Daron White, RB, 5-9, 170, Jacksonville First Coast

TULANE GREEN WAVE (1)
Arturo Uzdavinis, OL, 6-6, 270, Tampa Jesuit

UMASS MINUTEMEN (3)
Andrew Ortiz, PK, 5-10, 160, West Palm Beach King's Academy
Quayshun Smith, DB, 5-9, 175, Tallahassee Godby
Jamal Wilson, 5-10, 180, Fprt Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas

UNLV REBELS (1)
Eric Johnson, S, 5-11, 175, Orange Park Fleming Island (
Sequioas CC)

VALDOSTA STATE BLAZERS (1)
Gary Myrick, DE, 6-5, 250, Hudson

VALPARAISO CRUSADERS (1)
Kelvin Smarwt, RB, 5-9, 170, Gulfport Boca Ciega

VANDERBILT COMMODORES (3)
Larry Franklin, S, 6-2, 190, Vero Beach
Mitchell Hester, RB, 5-10, 180, Neptune Beach Fletcher
J.J. Keels, RB, 5-10, 197, Melbourne Florida Air Academy

VILLANOVA WILDCATS (1)
Pat Williams, DT, 6-1, 275, Davie University School

VIRGINIA TECH HOKIES (2)
Robert Lockhart, WR, 6-1, 180, West Boca Raton
Matt Roth, DE, 6-4, 230, Ponta Vedra Beach Nease

WAGNER SEAHAWKS (2)
Deangelo James, RB, 5-10, 170, Hialeah American
Josh Talbott, WR, 6-1, 190, Jupiter Christian

WAKE FOREST DEMON DEACONS (7)
Anthony Harrell, LB, 6-3, 215, Tampa Jesuit
DeAndre Martin, RB, 6-3, 195, Hialeah Miami Lakes
Godspower Offor, DE, 6-3, 220, Hialeah American
Cody Preble, OL, 6-4, 282, Lake Worth Park Vista
Allen Ramsey, DB, 6-0, 175, Fort Lauderdale Dillard
Orville Reynolds, RB, 5-7, 180, Parkland Douglas
Kevin Sousa, QB, 6-4, 235, Orlando Lake Nona

WASHINGTON STATE COUGARS (5)
Demetrius Cherry, DL, 6-5, 260, Frostproof (Oak Ridge Military)
Henry Eaddy, WR, 5-8, 170, Orlando Olympia
Darryl Monroe, LB, 6-1, 210, Orlando Dr. Phillips
Isiah Myers, WR, 6-0, 175, Orlando Olympia
Spencer Waseem, DB, 5-7.5, 175, Apopka

WAYNE STATE WILDCATS (1)
Tarus Smith Gonzales, S, 6-0, 170, Tampa King

WEST VIRGINIA MOUNTAINEERS (5)
Isaiah Bruce, 6-2, 205, Riverview Providence
Andrew Buie, RB, 5-9, 190, Jacksonville Trinity Christian
Dante Campbell, WR, 6-4, 195, Clermont East Ridge
Russell Haughton-James, OL, 6-5, 285, Plantation American Heritage
Kenneth Myers, WR, 6-2, 180, Jacksonville First Coast

WESTERN ILLINOIS LEATHERNECKS (5)
Brandon De La Cruz, OL, 6-4, 311, Palm Beach Central
James Houston, RB, 5-10, 180, Perry Taylor County
Tony Jackson, RB, 5-10, 180, Perry Taylor County
Jovani McCray, QB, 6-0, 180, Homestead South Dade
Jonathan Rollins, S, 6-0, 200, Miramar Everglades

WESTERN KENTUCKY HILLTOPERS (11)
Bo Brand, WR, 6-0, 155, Bradenton Southeast
Tyler Higbee, WR, 6-5, 210, Tarpon Springs East Lake
Jerome Howard, LB, 6-0, 200, Plantation
Champ Lewis, S, 6-2, 175, Fort Myers Dunbar
Dwayne Montgomery, OL, 6-4, 270, Fort Lauderdale Dillard
Dyron Speight, QB, 6-0, 185, Bradenton Southeast
Marquis Sumler, RB, 5-8, 160, Pensacola Catholic
Daerius Washington, OLB, 6-0, 190, Fort Lauderdale Dillard
Curtis Williams, OL, 6-4, 330, Hialeah Champagnat
Terran Williams, 6-2, 210, Bradenton Southeast
Delryn Wilson, OL, 6-2, 298, Tampa Jefferson

WESTERN MICHIGAN BRONCOS (3)
Devon Brant, LB, 6-0, 210, Citra North Marion
Damian Thomas, DT, 6-2, 290, Pace
Travis Turner, OL, 6-4, 264, North Miami Beach

WISCONSIN BADGERS (3)
Makinton Dorleant, DB, 5-11, 170, Naples Lely
Terrance Floyd, DB, 5-10, 180, Lantana Santaluces
Devin Gaulden, DB, 5-10, 177, Davie University

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HERALD SPOTLIGHT: Reggie McKnight


Reggie McKnight1
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: Reggie McKnight
YEAR: 2011
SCHOOL: Hollywood Hills
CITY: Emerald Hills
POSITION: WR
HEIGHT: 6-0.5
WEIGHT: 175
HEAD FOOTBALL COACH: Scott Barnwell

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: With over 200 Division 1 signees a year ago in this region, it's very easy to miss a top-flight football player, and in this case, here is one that many have paid little attention to.

This is a D1 prospect we have been following, like the thousands we have a chance to see, from the time they begin at the youth football league level, who is really making some major strides.

A quality talent who runs well, catches the ball in traffic and has the ability to make plays for the Spartans. As a junior, he showcased his skills and has become an offensive leader as he heads into his senior season.

Will have the opportunity to be the primary receiver and go-to guy this year which has already opened the eyes of several college coaches we have had the pleasure of watching.

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June 24, 2010

HERALD SPOTLIGHT: Godspower Offor

Gods Power Offor1
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: Godspower Offor
YEAR: 2011
SCHOOL: American
CITY: Hialeah
POSITION: DE
HEIGHT: 6-2
WEIGHT: 225
HEAD FOOTBALL COACH: Chance Benton

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: It's not often that you come across an athlete who simply has it all. Talent, grades and a name that has already found its way across the nation as one of the most unique.

After tracing and following his career since the ninth grade, here is an athlete who has not only grown into the position, but has learned a great deal about the sport and has worked extremely hard to be regarded as one of the top prospects.

His quickness, strength and athletic ability have already attracted colleges from across the country. Not only have the impressive academic schools watched his progress, but several quality football programs have also been bowled over by his many talents.

His coaches believe that this could be a breakout year. A very hard worker who is always looking to gain an edge. Could become one of the state's better players during the 2010 season.

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