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Quinn, Burgess and Johnson on radio

As we head toward the middle of July, the Maroone High School Gridiron Report really heats up this Thursday night from 9-10 WQAM (560 AM).

Larry Blustein will be joined this week by co-host Corey Long of ESPN, breaking down high school football in the state of Florida as well as preview the 2011 Friday Night Football - Florida Magazine, which will hit the shelves over the next two weeks.

Blustein and Long will be joined by Jackson receiver Willie Quinn, Homestead linebacker James Burgess, Jr. and the "Duke of Dade County" - Randy Johnson of Norland.

While Long spent last week with a number of Floridians and other elite athletes in Oregon, Jackson and Booker T. Washington were off winning 7-on-7 titles.

The Tornadoes went to New Smyrna Beach for the Battle of the Beach and came back with $10,000 for the school, beating some quality opponents along the way.

The Generals went to Cleveland, representing the Miami Dolphins and posted a 10-1 record, winning the national title.

One of the players who has stepped up for the Generals in the 7-on-7 events is impressive receiver Quinn, who has been one of the favorite targets of sophomore Quinton Flowers.

When Burgess, Jr. committed to the University of Miami last week, the gifted linebacker not only did what many expected for quite some time, but heading to Coral Gables will bring back some positive memories for UM fans.

Burgess, the son of UM linebacking great James Burgess, has been one of the most sought after players in this region for over a year.

Making his name as a sophomore at South Dade, the move to his father's alma mater last year put the spotlight on this gifted football player.

When the 2011 Friday Night Football - Florida Magazine comes out, a Miami-Dade County player will be at the top of the Class of 2012 list. Johnson, a gifted running back and defensive back, who made his collegiate decision last year, is the top-rated prospect in the state for the upcoming season.

An elusive running back who turns games around in an instant, Johnson is also one of the top defensive backs as well, often matched against some of the elite receivers.

Like Burgess, Johnson had the opportunity to turn heads last week in oregon against some of the best players in the country!

You can listen to the show live on www.wqam.com - or in an extensive archive section at sfhighschoolsports.com