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: Torry Clayton
SCHOOL: South Dade
HEAD FOOTBALL COACH: Greg Dentino
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: Having watched him play three times a year ago, there is no doubt that this was one of the premier sophomore backs in South Florida.
His powerful running style was a perfect compliment for an offense that mixed it up extremely well. He is fast, strong and ended the 2009 season a player who would work hard in the off season to become one of the top juniors in 2010.
With over 400 yards on the ground, you can guarantee that South Dade will rely on his durability this year to pound the ball with positive results as senior quarterback Jovani McCray returns to help keep the offense balanced.
While some college coaches believe his size will hinder larger offers, we respectfully disagree, believing that this is a football player who has enough speed, strength, good hands and running instincts to jump to the head of the class – quickly!
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