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: Jeremy Smith
CITY: Pembroke Pines
HEAD FOOTBALL COACH: Don Simon
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: While much of the attention, and for good reason, is on the Class of 2011 – the upcoming seniors across the state – there are also some quality underclassmen as well.
From the first time we had the pleasure of watching this gifted athlete play, it was a given that over the next two seasons he would emerge as one of the top players in the region.
His speed, athletic ability and knack of coming up with a big catch have already become a trademark that the Falcons are getting used to. He is a potential play-maker who has already started to turn heads.
Last year, the Falcons made quite a splash with one of the top offenses around. This year, with players like Smith, who can also return kicks and catch the ball out of the backfield, there is a chance they could be better.
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