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 continue to shine the spotlight on many athletes during the pre-spring, 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.
Don't forget that the exposure continues on FACEBOOK (Herald Recruiting) and via Twitter @ larryblustein.
PLAYER: Jordan Armstrong
SCHOOL: Felix Varela
HEAD FOOTBALL COACH: Matt Dixon
PHOTO COURTESY OF ELITE SCOUTING SERVICES.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: In a region that has more than its share of football talent for the upcoming class, here is a tremendous athlete who showcased his impressive skills a year ago as a quarterback and an athlete for the Vipers.
This year, more and more BCS colleges across the country will see a very talented football player who can catch the ball and make things happen on the offensive side of the ball as well as make a huge contribution in the defensive secondary.
College coaches we have talked to are quite impressed at the way he handles himself on the football field. Will be a three year varsity starter who continues to emerge as a talent that schools are eager to see playing on both sides of the ball.
This is easily one of the most overlooked players in Miami-Dade so far in the off season. He has more than proven that he can compete against anyone at any level.
We will track his progress right through the 2011 season!
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