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: John Buchanan
SCHOOL: Cardinal Gibbons
CITY: Fort Lauderdale
HEAD FOOTBALL COACH: Mike Morrill
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: One of the more athletic offensive line prospects in the class, here is a quality talent who can play anywhere on the line and do a tremendous job.
A unique "big man" who is a standout on the volleyball court as well as making a major impact on the football team.
Has tremendous feet, very good size and strength and is a physical talent who continues to get better and improve because of his athleticism and passion for the game. Coaches love the way he gets on the field and takes control.
As a run blocker, he is considered one of the best. His strength and footwork play a huge part in the way he drives his feet and pushes his large frame into the defender, making it difficult to be controlled.
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