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: Hunter Boyett
SCHOOL: Gulliver Prep
HEAD FOOTBALL COACH: Earl Sims
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: As much of the nation watched with amazement last fall when an eighth grade running back captured the imagination of every football fan, Sony Michel went on to have a banner year, setting the table for an impressive career that still has four years remaining.
Flash forward to this fall, when more Class of 2014 athletes (incoming freshmen) are scheduled to have more of an impact at the varsity level than ever before, and one of those standouts will be Boyett, who has been on the radar screen for over a year now.
One of the most publicized and impressive members of the Class of 2014, Boyett has proven that he does indeed belong with tremendous camp outings that often pit him against athletes four and five years older.
Heading into his freshman year with the Raiders after moving over from Miami Westminster Christian, Boyett has the arm strength, knowledge of reading defenses and plenty of experience and maturity that comes with throwing yourself into competition with heavily recruited juniors and seniors.
While it is never a policy to shine the spotlight on athletes so young, this is a football prospect who has already started to turn heads – much like Michel has done!
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