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: Deon Bush
SCHOOL: Christopher Columbus
HEAD FOOTBALL COACH: Chris Merritt
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: Like most of the gifted football players in this region, here is an athlete who has actually been on the radar screen since the ninth grade, when he emerged as a prospect for the future.
Heads into the 2010 season as a national recruit for the future and one of the top 25 players for the upcoming class that is simply loaded with athletic ability.
The younger brother of former Explorer and current Purdue University receiver Gary Bush, Deon had a tremendous sophomore season that was followed by a productive spring and summer where he was part of the South Florida Express national championship 7-on-7 team.
Despite missing a few games last season, he still managed to register two interceptions and come up with nearly 50 tackles on a team that once again captured the district title.
Colleges are already on this quality talent who is expected to have a breakout junior season!
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