Joining Larry Blustein this Thursday night (9-10) on WQAM (560 AM) are Miami Jackson sophomore quarterback Quinton Flowers, Cooper City head coach Art Taylor and Bethune Cookman head coach Brian Jenkins.
Forget the fact that he led his Jackson Generals to the team title in last weekend's Miami Dolphins Academy 7-on-7 tournament with a huge win over Steve Walsh's Cardinal Newman team, Flowers has been getting it done on the football field for several years now.
A youth football phenom at Liberty City Optimist, the 5-10, 180-pound Flowers has already established himself as one of the elite prospects for the Class of 2014 - nationally.
Coach Nigel Dunn calls this impressive athlete one of the top rising prospects in the nation, and he is right on target!
Need to have your program turned around? Well, you can look no further than Taylor, who has not only made a difference at schools such as Miami Sunset, Monsignor Pace, Deerfield Beach and Chaminade-Madonna, but now he has the Cowboys turned around.
After winning the first ever district football title in school history, Taylor and Cooper City continues to improve with quality football talent and outstanding coaching.
One of the most respected coaches around, Taylor is indeed a major difference maker.
HE KNOWS FLORIDA!
With 52 players currently on the roster from South Florida alone, the Wildcats and Fort Lauderdale native (Dillard High) Jenkins have certainly made huge advancements in a program that was considered one of the best in the conference a year ago.
Jenkins, who is the 10th head coach in school history, was hired in December of 2009.
A year ago, the Wildcats won their first ten games, claimed a share of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference championship and advanced to the NCAA FCS playoffs for the first time since 2003. In addition, the Wildcats were named HBCU National Champs for the first time ever.
Jenkins himself was named MEAC Coach of The Year, Sheridan Broadcasting Network Black College Coach of The Year and the American Football Coaches Region 2 Coach Of The Year. His team was among the national leaders for scoring offense, total yardage and turnover margin.
A former assistant coach at Rutgers, Jenkins, 40, heads a Wildcat football program steeped in HBCU tradition of 85 seasons of collegiate football.
Jenkins was wide receivers coach on Greg Schiano's Scarlet Knights' team that was the 2009 St. Petersburg Bowl champions with a 45-24 win over the University of Central Florida in late December the weekend before he was selected at B-CU.
Prior to Rutgers, Jenkins served as running backs coach and special team's coordinator at Louisiana-Lafayette for seven seasons (2002-2008). During the 2005-2007 seasons, the Cajuns rushed for 8,080 yards and 77 touchdowns.
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