Each year, Elite Scouting Services, the Miami Herald and WQAM Radio has the opportunity to watch thousands of players from camp and combine settings to practices, live games and film.
During that process, which has been applauded by coaches from Pensacola to Key West, we choose the athletes who have been graded and evaluated in a manner that college coaches have relied on the information for decades.
The state of Florida will produce nearly 400 Division 1 caliber athletes, so here is just a sampling - a top 100 of the athletes we have been extremely impressed with.
Remember, lists and rankings are all subjective, but instead of just reading about them and hearing what many have accomplished, we have been very fortunate to have watched them all - up close and personal.
1. Nick O’Leary, TE, 6-3, 230, Palm Beach Gardens Dwyer: We have O’Leary and Wilder ranked 1A and 1B. As long as O’Leary stays healthy, he is as much of a lock to make an impact as any prospect over the past 10 years. He has great hands, runs solid routes and is going to make life very difficult for the opposition in college.
2. James Wilder, Athlete, 6-2, 220, Tampa Plant - (Committed to Florida State): Wilder carried the Panthers on his back this season, leading them back to defend their 5A state title. As a runner, he is one of the best coming out, but he may end up as an All-American at linebacker. One of the best in the nation!
3. Tim Jernigan, DT, 6-2, 285, Lake City Columbia: For the past three years, this is an athlete we have written and talked about. A technically sound lineman who uses his hands and is able to get off blocks. He is just as stout against the run as he is rushing the passer.
4. Aaron Lynch, DE, 6-6, 265, Cape Coral Island Coast - (Committed to Florida State): Physically, there may not be a more imposing prospect in Florida this year. The former TE is now one of the elite defensive end prospects in the country. Move him to offensive tackle and Lynch could end up a top five pick one day. He is one of the most athletic big guys you will see in high school.
5. Tony Steward, LB, 6-1, 225, St. Augustine Menendez: This is another athlete we had the chance to see as a sophomore, producing his highlight film that went nationally - right away. Has the potential to be one of the top linebackers to come out of Florida in the past five years. He can go back into coverage and cover backs and receivers as well as play the run.
6. Hasean Clinton Dix, S, 76-2, 200, Orlando Dr. Phillips - (Committed to Alabama): When it comes to free safeties across the country, there are very few who can do the things this gifted athlete can do. Having watched him since his days at Edgewater, it is no surprise that he can play close to the line of scrimmage and play the run as well as come off the edge and rush the passer.
7. Sammy Watkins, WR, 6-2, 180, South Fort Myers - (Committed to Clemson): You can view all the film you want, but once you watch this gifted football player up close in person, you simply cannot grasp how talented he really is. Sammy is a big time player who has not come close to his potential.
8. Mike Bellamy, RB, 5-11, 190, Punta Gorda Charlotte - (Committed to Clemson): When they were recruiting this gifted athlete to Clemson, there were so many comparisons made with a former Tiger great - C.J. Spiller. There are not many other backs who can make the plays Bellamy can. He has been the “real deal” since his freshman season.
9. Karlos Williams, Athlete, 6-2, 215, Davenport Ridge Community - (Committed to Florida State): Made a lasting impression during the summer at the Gridiron Kings, and simply has not stopped turning heads since. Williams could end up at safety, linebacker or even receiver in college. He is a great athlete who can excel on either side of the football.
10. Tyler Moore, OL, 6-4, 300, Clearwater Countryside - (Committed to Nebraska): Before the 2010 season started , this was a player everyone across the country knew plenty about. We had the opportunity to watch him back during his sophomore year when he played tight end. He has good feet, is athletic for his size and plays with a mean streak. His father played at Nebraska and now Tyler will follow him to Lincoln.
11. Jeff Driskell, QB, 6-3, 230, Oviedo Hagerty - (Committed to Florida): Yet another top-flight prospects that we had the opportunity promote back during his sophomore season. He is a big time talent who can make all the throws. He is also quick and elusive as a runner. Will be very special one day.
12. Devonta Freeman, RB, 5-9, 195, Miami Central - (Committed to Florida State): Having watched this gifted football player since he was a freshman back at Miami Edison, it is no surprise that he blew up the way he did during his senior season. He is a powerful back who can break tackles and wear a defense out. Freeman runs with great vision, balance and quickness and also excels as a receiver out of the backfield.
13. A.C. Leonard, TE, 6-2, 230, Jacksonville University Christian - (Committed to Florida): When it comes to talented football players, there are simply not many who come close to what this gifted young man has to offer. He is big, fast, can run by defenders, and if the ball touches his hands, he will come up with the catch. This is can’t miss prospect if he can get it all together - on and off the field.
14. Rashad Greene, WR, 6-0, 180, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas - (Committed to Florida State): All this impressive talent has done since coming to Florida from Albany, Ga., is dominate and become one of the best in a talented state. His speed (4.4) and pass-catching ability helped the Raiders win a national title. This is a No. 1 receiver at any level.
15. Nick Waisome, DB, 5-10, 170, Groveland South Lake - (Committed to Florida State): When it comes to cover cornerbacks, there is no one better in the state of Florida. This one time University of Florida commit truly burst onto the scene as a sophomore. He is one of the few “lock-down” corners in the southeast. His skills are so advanced, he will make an immediate impact in Tallahassee
16. Kelvin Benjamin, WR, 6-6, 215, Belle Glade Glades Central: From the first time we had the pleasure of watching him as a sophomore, there was simply no doubting his athleticism, potential and game-changing ability. For someone with his size, he does some amazing things from the receiver position. Big time talent who could make an immediate impact.
17. Teddy Bridgewater, QB, 6-3, 190, Miami Northwestern - (Committed to Louisville): While there may be better quarterbacks and more polished football players, you would have to go a long way to find someone who has the ability to play three different (QB, WR, S) positions at the BCS level! He will first have an opportunity to play quarterback for the Cardinals.
18. Marlin Lane, RB, 6-0, 190, Daytona Mainland - (Committed to Clemson): Before injuring his leg last year, here was one of the state’s top backs. While he sat out and his stock dropped, he has worked hard to get back and will once again show the Tigers why he was so coveted after his sophomore season.
19. Pop Saunders, Athlete, 5-11, 180 (Committed to Florida): It doesn’t really matter where you line this quality football talent up, he is going to excel. Reminds many of former Pahokee standout Janoris Jenkins because of the many things he does so well. Will most likely be a tremendous cornerback with the Gators, but he is as good as advertised.
20. Curt Maggitt, DE/OLB, 6-3, 210, Palm Beach Gardens Dwyer: The first time we had the opportunity to watch him live, there was little doubt about his future, which is going to be extremely bright. As a defensive end there may not be anyone quicker off the ball. He is a pass rusher off the edge who can be tough to stop. He also is a very good athlete and it would not surprise us to see him excel at linebacker in college.
21. Derrick Mitchell, DT, 6-5, 300, Jacksonville First Coast - (Committed to Florida State): With 20 quarterback sacks, this is a player who watched his stock continue to rise,. Every coach we talked to came to the conclusion that this was one of the top defensive players in the state, and they were right. Another prospect who needs to bring his best every down. When that happens, his talent level is unbelievable.
22. Gerrod Holliman, S, 6-0, 185, Miami Southridge: Was there any player in the state that did more with less fanfare? The answer has to be not even close. In addition to coming up with 10 interceptions, he also returned 5 kicks for touchdowns and scored 6 times on offense. A former Ole Miss commitment who is a big time prospect. A true throwback performer.
23. Denzel Perryman, LB, 5-11, 210, Coral Gables: Ever since his freshman season when he played running back and linebacker, this talented football player was on the radar screen. Talked about by former Coral Gables and current NFL star Job Vilma as the “next great Cavalier“, he is a talented linebacker that we would like to see run down hill more.
24. Brandon Fulse, TE/DE, 6-4, 250, Fort Meade: After watching him since his 10th grade season, and seeing his impressive strides on the football field, there may not be a more athletic and agile prospect. We could also see him excel at defensive end in college. He is a very good athlete who can make an impact on either side of the football.
25. Anthony Chickillo, DE, 6-3, 230, Tampa Alonso - (Committed to Miami): One of the most well-rounded football players in the state who competes with passion, energy and a love for the game. His father and grandfather were standouts at the University of Miami. We feel that Chickillo can be an All-Conference type defensive end.
26. Jordan Prestwood, TE/OL, 6-6, 280, Plant City - (Committed to Florida State): Watching this young man’s career over the past three years has been fun. A tight end his first two seasons, this one time Notre Dame commitment, has looked great at offensive tackle, where he will most likely play in college. He has the potential to end up as a big time player.
27. Mike Blakley, RB, 5-10, 195, Bradenton Manatee - (Committed to Florida): When you meet this gifted young man, he immediately becomes the type of kid everyone would cheer for. Not only is he a great football player, but his character is simply off the charts! While he has the speed to take it the distance, will he be able to be an every down back in the SEC?
28. Phillip Dorsett, WR, 5-10, 175, Fort Lauderdale At. Thomas Aquinas - Committed to Miami): Consistency, if he is able to put it all together Dorsett will become a star in college. He has the type of speed and quickness that opposing defenses must deal with. He also has a tendency to drop the ball. His lack of consistency keeps him from being an elite prospect at this time.
29. D.J. Pettway, DE, 6-3, 255, Pensacola Catholic - (Committed to Alabama): While the Panhandle often misses players like this, there was simply no way someone this gifted was going to get by any college. Just a tremendous football player who has gotten it done for the 3 years, and continues to turn heads.
30. Anthony Rabassa-, DE, 6-3, 220, Miami Columbus - (Committed to Notre Dame): It seems like only yesterday we were watching this quality football player line up as a sophomore with Caesar Rodriguez. What a tremendous career he has enjoyed in leading the Explorers to an elite level of play. Rabassa may end up playing out side linebacker in college because of his athletic ability.
31. Javares McRoy, WR, 5-9, 170, Lakeland - (Committed to Florida): Talk about one of the best athletes in the state, and truly, the conversation has to start here. This tremendously quick playmaker has enjoyed an incredibly three seasons as a starter at the varsity level, keeping the Dreadnaughts very relevant.
32. Bryant Dubose, DE, 6-4, 240, Oakland Park Northeast: Having had the honor of watching first round NFL selection Jason Pierre Paul at this level, Dubose is a bigger and faster player who is more athletic. He gets off the ball quickly and can get into the backfield before getting blocked. He has the ability to be disruptive against both the run and pass.
33. Chevelle Buie, RB, 5-8, 165, Cocoa - (Committed to Rutgers): Has there ever been a more talented back who guided his team to 38 straight wins and three state titles and receive such little attention? This is pound-for-pound one of the best backs in the southeast. He has great burst through the line of scrimmage and no one is catching him in the open field.
34. Bobby Hart, OL, 6-5, 290, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas - (Committed to Florida State): One of the youngest (16) football seniors in the state, Hart was easily as impressive as any line prospect in the state after coming over from Cardinal Gibbons. Against Dallas Skyline, Hart showed the type of ability that college recruiters look for in an offensive line prospect. He had his best performance against Tampa Plant in the state finals.
35. Andre Davis, WR, 6-2, 185, Tampa Jefferson: Along with Rashad Greene, there may not be a receiver in Florida with better hands. If he gets his hands on the football, you can guarantee he will come down with it. He also runs very good routes. He also does a great job of adjusting to the football in the air. His only knock is the lack of deep speed.
36. Robenson Therezie, DB, 5-10, 185, Miami Jackson: When you break each player down that competes on both sides of the ball, you may not be able to find a better two-way athlete than someone who has been used at every position from running back to safety. While colleges love what he can do in the secondary, they may want to stick him at running back as well.
37. Jacoby Brissett, QB, 6-4, 225, Palm Beach Gardens Dwyer: It doesn’t seem like it was four years since the first time we watched this incredible talent play for the Panthers. In that time, he has improved his accuracy and will not force the football down the field. While he can run, Brissett’s ability to stand in the pocket and fire it down the field is what has attracted college coaches.
38. Ryan Shazier, LB, 6-2, 210, Plantation - (Committed to Ohio State): from the first time we had the chance to watch him as a sophomore, it was evident that this impressive football player would be one of the top prospects in the Class of 2011. Shazier can get to the quarterback off the edge, but the question remains is can he make smooth transition to linebacker in college?
39. Keelin Smith, DB, 6-2, 200, Port St. Lucie Treasure Coast - (Committed to Florida State): One of the first players in the state of Florida to verbally commit, this athletic cornerback could be switched to safety at the next level. Has not only displayed his skills as a pass defender, but will also lower his shoulder and make some pretty impressive hits as well.
40. Jabari Gorman, DB, 5-10, 180, Miami Monsignor Pace: When we first watched him play at the end of his sophomore year, it was evident that this was indeed a prospect that needed to be watched. He is quick, strong and has become a student of the game under head coach Alvin Slaughter. One of the real gems in the state.
41. Kevin Grooms, RB/DB, 5-10, 175, Hollywood South Broward: This is officially the least talked about player in the state. He has been one of the top running backs, defensive secondary performers and special teams players in Florida over a 2 year stretch. His speed and knack of making plays has set him apart from the rest.
42. Buck Allen, RB/LB, 6-2, 220, Tallahassee Lincoln: The reason he didn‘t blow up on the recruiting radar until the season had begun, many wanted to see how he would come back after an injury as a junior. Parlayed his big play ability in the state title game to give the Trojans a surprising 4A title. He is one of the more physically impressive looking prospects in Florida.
43. Marcus Jackson, OL, 6-2, 260, Vero Beach - (Committed to Miami): Yet another football player who made his collegiate decision early in his junior year. He is an undersized lineman who is very quick and athletic. He will fire off the ball and get to the 2nd level in a hurry.
44. Chris Moore, WR, 6-2, 175, Tampa Jefferson - (Committed to Cincinnati): Yet another prospect we have watched in several settings over the past two years, and while he didn‘t get the immediate attention last year, this past year has watched him improve by running tremendous routes with solid speed.
45. Wayne Lyons, S, 6-2, 200, Fort Lauderdale Dillard: Since showcasing his impressive skill level as a sophomore, the ride has been a magical one of this student/athlete, who not only making a lasting impression on the football field, but in the classroom as well. He got injured early in the year but that should not hurt his stock. He can come up and play the run or go back into coverage.
46. Zach Debell, OL, 6-6, 265, Tarpon Springs - (Committed to Georgia): Having watched this talented and agile big man move around over the past two years, there is little doubt his move to the next level won’t be successful. When he gets into a college weightroom, this is someone who could blow up - quickly!
47. Dallas Crawford, Athlete, 5-10, 185, South Fort Myers - (Committed to Michigan): Here is an athlete who was asked to do it all in high school, which worked out for a team that finished 12-1. Because of his versatility, he could play running back, receiver, quarterback or defensive back. He will most likely end up at cornerback or safety in college.
48. Arrington Jenkins, LB, 6-3, 220, Miami Coral Park: From the talent standpoint, this was someone people were looking at during the ninth grade when he played at Killian. He has as much ability as any linebacker in the nation. There are a number of things he needs to work on before he gets to that next level, but when he does, watch out!
49. Marcus Roberson, DB, 6-2, 170, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas: After watching this impressive football talent for a number of years, there is no doubt that while he did a good job at corner with the Raiders, his next move should be to safety, where he can showcase how physical his game is. That was the only thing that was missing this year.
50. Niles Lawrence-Sample, DT, 6-2, 300, Davie Nova - (Committed to Florida State): Since watching play as a junior linebacker, we were fortunate have helped in putting this defensive tackle on the map. In every game the Titans played this year, St. Thomas included, this was the player the opposition singled out. He has great quickness of the ball and is very disruptive.
51. Cortez Davis, DB, 6-3, 190, Daytona Mainland - (Committed to Clemson): Yet another versatile football player who can also play receiver. One of the most talented players who has been on the recruiting radar since his sophomore season. Davis needs to continue to make plays.
52. Tacoi Sumler, WR, 5-9, 180, Miami Columbus - (Committed to Oregon): Much in the mold of Roscoe Parrish and Santana Moss, here is the nation’s “fastest” football players, and this past season, Explorer fans had the pleasure of watching how quick he really is. Great fit for Oregon’s high-tempo offense.
53. Dee Hart, Athlete, 5-8, 190, Orlando Dr. Phillips - (Committed to Alabama): With over 50 touchdowns his senior year, there is no doubt that this gifted football players produces on a football field. He has both the speed and power to burst through the line and get into the open field. Hart is also a threat out of the backfield as a receiver.
54. Jajuan Story, WR, 6-4, 190, Brooksville Nature Coast - (Committed to Florida): The key word to remember when watching this impressive athlete is RAW. The tools are there for him to be a dominating receiver, but he needs to be more aggressive.
55. Charles Gaines, WR/DB, 5-11, 180, Miami Central - (Committed to Louisville): Ask any college coach that watched the Rockets play this year, and while Freeman was special, this is a player many predicted great things from. A strong receiver, look for colleges to embrace what he does on the defensive side of the ball as well.
56. Giorgio Newberry, DE, 6-6, 240, Fort Pierce Central ¬ (Committed to Florida State): One of the most imposing players in this class, his UPSIDE is something that coaches looked at when watching him play. When Newberry puts it all together, there is no telling how good Newberry can become.
57. Elkino Watson, DT, 6-2, 285, Miami Booker T. Washington: Here is the classic example of a player that many have boosted, but in a few years when they are calling his name on NFL Draft Day, suddenly they will recall who he is. This is a very athletic and extremely strong football player who will succeed at the next level.
58. Eli Rogers, WR, 5-10, 180, Miami Northwestern - (Committed to Louisville): After a positive Nike Camp showing as a freshman, this was a player everyone gravitated to over the past few years. One of the more reliable receivers for the Bulls, his hands, strength and knowledge of being a great runner has helped him improve.
59. Tre Mason, RB, 5-10, 190, Lake Worth Park Vista: One of the top backs in Palm Beach County for two years now, this is a prospect that every college wanted to get a look at. A solid receiver, he is also known for his blocking as well. A great pickup!
60. Kent Turene, LB, 6-2, 230, Lauderdale Lakes Boyd Anderson - (Committed to USC): When people watch this talented athlete perform, they go back and forth with the idea of a MIKE linebacker and a defensive lineman. He has the size and speed to do both right now, he is still getting bigger and learning how to get off blocks and put pressure on the opposing quarterback.
61. Jerrard Randall, QB, 6-1, 190, Hollywood Chaminade-Madonna - (Committed to Oregon): Since his freshman year at Miami Norland, this was a prospect we have been promoting and evaluating. Burst onto the scene as a junior, and despite losing several key players off that team, he managed to get the Lions back to the playoffs this season. Has one of the strongest throwing arms in the nation as well. He can also play receiver or cornerback at the next level as well.
62. Gionni Paul, LB, 6-0, 225, Lakeland Kathleen - (Committed to Arizona State): Even though he has been getting it done at a high level for over two years, he was somewhat under the recruiting radar this season. He does a good job of stopping the run, and in pass coverage, he needs to show the ability to stay with backs and receivers in college.
63. Lamarcus Brutus, DB, 6-0, 185, Port St. Lucie Treasure Coast - (Committed to Florida State): Another early, early FSU commitment, who made his intention known before his junior season began. Most tend to overlook what Brutus can do on the football field. He can come up and play the run or go back into pass coverage and be effective.
64. Errin Joe, OL, 6-2, 285, Lakeland Lake Gibson: Here‘s someone who grades out on film as well as he does in person. He moves well, finishes off his blocks and also has longer arms, making up for his lack of height. He can play this game.
65. Deon Green, DT, 6-3, 270, Orlando Olympia - (Committed to South Carolina): On our trip to the Orlando area last season, this was a player we really liked a lot. While his team needed him as an end, he will move inside at the next level which will really showcase his strength, quickness and athletic ability. He is very effective against the run.
66. Jeff Heuerman, TE, 6-5, 225, Naples Barron Collier - (Committed to Ohio State): In a few years from now, when they took a look back at this class, this may be one of the best players produced. Heuerman does a great job of getting off the line quickly and down the field.
67. Juwan Caesar, WR, 6-5, 210, Miami Coral Park: So, midway through the season, with the Rams trying to stay in contention for a playoff spot, up pops this impressive football talent, who truly came out of nowhere, although we did like him two years ago at Killian. While he doesn’t have great speed, Caesar has great hands and if it is anywhere near his body, he will come down with it.
68. Alex Dixon, DB, 6-1, 190, Clearwater Countryside - (Committed to North Carolina): When you have a cornerback with this size, you will have dozens of colleges lined up at his door. At the next level, he will not only be asked to be that shut-down corner, but also come up and help play the run as well.
69. Tim Smith, RB, 5-11, 205, Apopka - (Committed to Tennessee): In a state just loaded with quality running backs, it’s easy to see why this quality runner gets overlooked. He is the real deal, and has a chance to be one of the more productive running backs.
70. Andrew Buie, RB, 5-8, 190, Jacksonville Trinity Christian: having watched his progress over the past three years, this is a quality football talent who saved one of his best performances in 2010 for the 1A state title game, running for over 200 yards in a win over Delray Beach Atlantic.
71. Marquise Lucas, OL, 6-5, 285, Miami Central - (Committed to Rutgers): This three year varsity standout has been one of the best in Miami-Dade County the past two years. Colleges loved the way he gets to that 2nd level and take out linebackers and defensive backs. He is also very good in pass protection.
72. Cordivido Grice, LB, 6-0, 205, Pensacola - Committed to South Alabama): Make no mistake, this is one of the top football players in the state of Florida. Has been for two years, and if there was ever a time that a team stole a player here it is. Grice is a big time linebacker who would star at the D1 level. Now at the FCS level, here is a name that you will hear plenty about.
73. Frankie Williams, Athlete, 5-10, 175, Tampa Robinson: having watched this quality athlete a number of times in 7-on-7 settings as well as game film, he has the chance to be very special in the secondary. Watching him as a returner, he reminds many of former Robinson and Alabama star Javier Arenas.
74. Chris Gallon, WR, 6-4.5, 195, Orlando Dr. Phillips: While he may lack the burst that many are looking for at the next level, his physical game is the one thing that makes him attractive to colleges. Had a tremendous 6A state title game. If he gets it all together, watch out!
75. Miles Pace, DT/MLB, 6-0, 230, Miami Central - (Committed to UCF): Since the day he put on a Central uniform at the end of his sophomore year, this was going to be a football talent that would demand the attention of every offensive player and coach. He plays with an intensity that very few other athletes play with.
76. Ritchy Desir, Athlete, 6-1, 185, North Miami Beach: It doesn’t seem like it was four years ago when he came up with 2 catches as a freshman in a 25-0 spring win over Northwestern, but this quality athlete, has all the tools to become a great football player at the next level. No matter where you put him (receiver, quarterback, defensive secondary), he will be a true difference maker.
77. Allen Ramsey, DB, 6-0, 180, Fort Lauderdale Dillard - (Committed to Wake Forest): Having watched many of the top players compete across the state, this is a player who many have really paid little attention to. Keep an eye on him over the next few years to see how he makes a huge impact at the collegiate level. Teams who played against felt he was one of the best.
78. Devondrick Nealy, Athlete, 5-8, 175, Monticello Jefferson: No matter where he has played, against all types of competition, this is a player who truly made a lasting impression. He is so versatile and athletic, he could play as a running back, defensive back, slot receiver or in the defensive secondary.
79. Jeremy Cash, S/OLB, 6-2, 195, Plantation - (Committed to Ohio State): After starting his career in Miami at Ransom Everglades, his move to Plantation watched him become more of a physical football player. His best attribute will be his ability to cover backs and receivers in space. Now he just needs to put it all together.
80. Robert Way-Glades Central, DE, 6-2, 200 Belle Glade Glades Central: We have said it from the first time we watched this talented football player compete: This is a quality football player who will make a major impact at the next level. Even though his pass rushing skills are so impressive, there’s a great chance he will be moved to linebacker in college.
81. Andrew Johnson, DB, 5-9, 175, Miami Southridge: Over the past two years, he5re is a versatile football player who has proven that he can make a difference, While he doesn‘t have great size, he more than makes up for it with his ability to read and react to plays. One of the top cover-corners around.
82. Jake Rudock, QB, 6-3, 180, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas - (Committed to Iowa): One of the most complete quarterbacks in the state this season. His ability to read defenses and provide leadership was a huge reason the Raiders won the national title. While he doesn’t have the strongest throwing arm, his knack of getting the ball to the receiver is impressive. He will be embraced by Hawkeye fans all over.
83. Shaun Ward, DE, 6-2, 225, Lauderdale Lakes Boyd Anderson - (Committed to Texas A&M): Having watched him since his sophomore season, we have been able to see so much maturity and improvement. While he plays defensive end in high school, he could line up as an outside linebacker in a 3-4 defense in college. He can rush up the field and get after a quarterback.
84. Phillip Ely, QB, 6-2, 190, Tampa Plant - (Committed to Alabama): Following in the footsteps of Robert Marve and Aaron Murray, this is a very accurate quarterback with outstanding leadership qualities. He has an above average arm but does have a quick release. He is more of a pro-style, play action pass type of quarterback than the spread offense which is all over college football now.
85. Mike Matulis, OL, 6-6, 270, Lake Worth Park Vista - (Committed to South Carolina): Because this quality line prospect committed early on, many forgot how impressive and talented his is. He has a large frame, but has great bend to his knees and his footwork is quite impressive. His pass blocking skills will need to improve in college to become a complete player.
86. Keith Lewis, LB, 6-2, 225, Tampa Freedom - (Committed to Mississippi): When you look at the talent that is coming out of this region in 2010, it seems like a talent like this has been overlooked. He is a linebacker that has solid instincts and can find the football.
87. Clay Burton, DE/LB, 6-3, 230, Venice - (Committed to Florida): Having watched him mature and grow along side of his brother, there was never any doubt that he was not going to be special as well. He is an ideal outside backer in a 3-4 defense. He does well going up the field and chasing the ball carrier.
88. Rueben Carter, OL, 6-5, 275, Miami Jackson - (Committed to Florida State): Carter is a talented two way star who will make a home at tackle or guard in college. He has a big frame and we expect him to get much bigger in college. With his size and athletic ability, he needs to make an impact at the next level. While he rarely comes off the field - playing both ways - he needs to concentrate on one position and go with it!
89. Terry Bell, DT, 6-4, 280, Lakeland Tenoroc: One of the late bloomers in this class who started to really make a mark during the late portion of the summer and into his senior season. He has good feet and moves well for a big guy. Bell also needs to get into better conditioning in college to become an elite player.
90. Serdarius Bryant, LB, 5-9, 210, Sanford Seminole - (Committed to Mississippi): If you start paying attention to his lack of size, you will completely miss the type of athlete you have, here. He is always around the football and when he hits a ball carrier, they go backwards. Bryant will struggle in pass coverage where he gives up a big size advantage to most receivers.
91. Jimmy Stewart, DE, 6-3, 230, Cape Coral Island Coast - (Committed to Maryland): Having watched him play twice this past season, this is certainly a player who has flown way beneath the radar screen. When ACC schools start looking in your direction, you have something special to offer. While he does well on defense, there is a chance he could move to tight end at the next level.
92. Sterling Lovelady, OL, 6-2, 280, Navarre - (Committed to Florida State): From the first time we watched this gifted athlete perform after his sophomore season at the Down ‘N Dirty Lineman Camp, we were sold with his great footwork and quickness. He has played tackle in high school, but we expect him to play guard or center in college.
93. J.J. Keels, Athlete, 5-10, 180, Melbourne Florida Air - (Committed to Vanderbilt): Having followed his impressive climb since his days in youth football, this four year starter has truly established himself as a football talent who will be able to get it done at the next level - at running back - or in the defensive secondary.
94. Cory Tindal, Athlete, 5-11, 170, Lauderdale Lakes Boyd Anderson: After coming over from nearby Stranahan for his senior year, many began to realize that this was a fast, talented football player who got it done against everyone. He has played everywhere from quarterback to running back, receiver and in the defensive secondary. His athletic ability is one of the main reasons why so many colleges like him.
95. Kaleb Johnson, OL, 6-4, 285, Jacksonville Ed White: This is yet another player we had the chance to watch as a sophomore and then chart his progress, and as he gets ready to move to the next level, this is a prospect who is ready to blow up! If he learns to become a dominant pass blocker, watch out for Johnson in a couple of years.
96. Trey Pettis, OL, 6-4, 310, Deland - (Committed to Florida State): We have been fortunate to have watched this impressive football talent since he was an 8th grader and headed to Orlando Dr. Phillips to play for his father. With Pettis, it all comes down to how badly he wants to be great. He needs to keep his playing weight around 300-310, and use his experience to make a difference.
97. Ricardo Williams, DE, 6-4, 215, Homestead: As far back as his sophomore year, you could see why this is a very talented football player. When he starts to gain weight and put 25-30 pounds on his frame, this is going to be a quick DE or an active outside linebacker. Just needs to get stronger to reach that potential.
98. Kevin Sousa, QB, 6-4, 215, Lake Nona - (Committed to Wake Forest): We had the pleasure of watching him when he was just a freshman at Orlando’s Cypress Creek High School, and could see plenty of potential back then. He is a very athletic quarterback who could end up as a tight end in college. As a quarterback, Sousa is raw. He has a big time arm and can make pretty much every throw.
99. John Miller, OL, 6-3, 280, Miami Central - (Committed to Louisville): Whether it was last season, during the spring, summer or this year, where he paved the way for one of the best offenses in Florida, this is a player we felt didn’t receive the attention he deserved. Great feet, tremendous explosion and loves the game of football
100. Steward Butler, RB, 5-9, 165, Lakeland - (Committed to Arizona State): Because he bounced around from Lakeland to Oviedo and back to Lakeland, many never got a real look at this impressive runner until this season when he smashed nearly every single season school record. This is a quick, elusive back who will make a name for himself in the Pac 12.