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Ferguson, Clayton and Casullo on radio

Thursday night radio is sizzling this week as the Maroone High School Gridiron Report rolls out the welcome mat immediately after the UM-FSU women's basketball game for a full hour on WQAM (560 AM).

Larry Blustein hosts Pembroke Pines Flanagan receiver Justin Ferguson, South Dade running back Torry Clayton and St. Thomas Aquinas new head coach Rocco Casullo to the program this week.

When he arrived in South Florida last summer from Philadelphia, there weren't many football fans who knew that the 6-1, 200-pound Ferguson would make such an impact.

As a junior, the gifted athlete turned heads and showcased some impressive skills as he was among the best pass catchers in Broward County.

With a number of schools keeping an eye on his progress, Ferguson will be one of the players that will be watched this spring and summer.

Ask many who cover high school football in the state of Florida, and it's a good bet that they have never watched Clayton play. But if you ask coaches and players in Miami-Dade County which runner has the biggest upside - this 5-10, 190-pound speedster would be right near the top.

An explosive back who can run, catch and block with the best in the state of Florida, Clayton has been near the top when speaking about true game changers.

With a number of colleges already in the hunt for his services, this is going to be a very special spring and summer in Homestead!

The most asked question in the past week since Casullo was selected to replace legendary George Smith as head coach of the Raiders may be the future of this storied and fabled program.

The defensive coordinator of the nation's top high school teams the past few years, Casullo knows replacing a legend will never be easy, but with a tremendous coaching staff, great players and the knowledge that he has been a huge part of the success since he's been at the school, the adjustment period should be quick.

In his first spring as head coach, Casullo will search for replacements at several positions, which should make for an interesting and competitive spring in Fort Lauderdale.

You can follow the show in Thursday as well as check out the BLOGS and videos on www.wqam.com.