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: Josh Witt
SCHOOL: Cypress Bay
HEAD FOOTBALL COACH: Mark Guandolo
PHOTO COURTESY OF ELITE SCOUTING SERVICES.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: Bust onto the scene last year as a junior after a productive start in Denton, Tx. A well coached athlete who combines size, quickness and the ability to read plays with his physical attributes.
His technique is sound and comes from years of being around the sport, and those in his family who also compete. Brother, Jacob, is now at FIU and is also a very physical, athletic player. He began his career at Nicholls State University.
Schools we have spoken with are impressed by his work ethic and ability to make plays. His speed is very deceptive as he gets to many plays that many simply do make. That's what has colleges watching with a great deal of interest.
His work in track and field has also helped him use his burst, which has helped in tracking down quick ball carriers as well as mobile quarterbacks. His ability to move forward as a pass rusher - or backward into pass coverage are also something that will be vital to his recruitment.
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