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: Nequan Phillips
HEAD FOOTBALL COACH: Pat Burrows
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: While athletes such as Tracey Howard (Miramar) and A.J. Leggett (Booker T. Washington) have received much of the early publicity for the Class of 2012, and for good reason, here is yet another strong, quick, physical athlete that continues the recent tradition of quality defensive back prospects for the Spartans.
While he has the physical abilities to play safety, his athleticism will give him a chance to play cornerback as well, which many colleges have already been watching him play.
Will emerge as one of the premier defensive backs in a class, statewide, that has already produced a number of quality athletes.
During the spring and into the summer, we had the opportunity to watch him play, along with dozens of other college coaches who were all impressed with the way he plays the game. Expect him to continue receiving attention from the top colleges in the country.
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