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: Javan Shashaty
SCHOOL: Calvary Christian
CITY: Fort Lauderdale
HEAD FOOTBALL COACH: Kirk Hoza
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: By the end of the 2011 season, this could be Florida's all-time passing yardage and TD leader, and 80 percent of the Sunshine State has never heard of Shashaty, a quarterback who is accurate and very competitive.
While many quarterbacks have stronger arms, may weigh more and compete against bigger and more athletic opponents, this is a talent who has risen above the stereotypes and has quietly made a mad dash toward the record books and getting colleges to give him a look.
Because is so thin, and his arm isn't as powerful as many colleges would like, this is someone you project with. Over the next few years, he has a chance to be at least 6-2, 200, which will only add to his already mounting resume.
In addition to being one of the players that coaches will keep an eye on during the spring, summer and into the season for football - colleges across the country have already been courting him for his tremendous work in the classroom.
Shashaty is in a win/win situation!
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