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: Molik Slade
HEAD FOOTBALL COACH: Steve Davis
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: Yet another football talent who has turned heads throughout the spring and summer with his aggressive play and strength.
Having watched and evaluated this tremendous talent plenty during the off season, it is evident that when the 2011 season starts, this could be a player who leaves a lasting impression.
His quickness, strength and overall work ethic make him a prospect that colleges will continue to watch. He knows the game extremely well, which will help this quality defense.
Judging from the spring in which he played solid football, this could be a very exciting year ahead for Slade and the Colonels - especially on defense.
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