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July 11, 2011

Floridians take part in FBU Top Gun

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Many of the nation’s top high school football players will gather at the Warhill Sports Complex in Williamsburg, Va., Thursday, July 21 to Saturday, July 23, to attend Football University’s TOP GUN All-Star Camp.

The invitation-only all-star camp will bring together approximately 1,000 of the nation’s top players—both preps and youth—at their respective positions, including current and potential U.S. Army All-Americans (USAAB) and many top D1 recruits. Athletes will be training with the elite TOP GUN staff, which includes approximately 100 former NFL players and coaches. Full rosters of players and coaches, as well as schedule of events are available upon request.

Among the talent on the way from the state of Florida include Class of 2014 standout running back Sony Michel (Plantation American Heritage), who is a 5-Star RB and projected the No. 1 RB prospect for his class.

Other Floridians headed to Virginia include Tyler Cameron, QB (Jupiter, FL) Rivals’ No. 6 dual-threat QB, 15 D1 offers, Richard Benjamin, WR (Tampa Bay Tech) a top-rated 2013 WR, 2013 USAAB candidate and Leon McQuay, S (Seffner, FL) a top-rated 2013 safety, strong 2013 USAAB candidate

Former U.S. Army All-Americans and current NFL players DeMarco Murray (2005 USAAB; current Dallas Cowboy) and Kyle Rudolph (2008 USAAB; current Minnesota Viking) will be on-hand Thursday to lead the opening ceremonies as official “Grand Marshalls” of the opening parade. Opening ceremonies will take place Thursday from 2:15-3:30 p.m. ET and features a grand-opening parade where all regional FBU camps, athletes and NFL instructors will be recognized. The closing ceremonies will take place Saturday evening and will feature an awards ceremony followed by a concert by nationally-renowned band Ocean Street. The closing event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 7:45 p.m.

Some of the other elite talent expected to be at TOP GUN will include: Eli Harold, DE (Virginia Beach, VA) Rivals’ No. 6 position, No. 1 in state, 2012 USAAB; Joel Caleb, ATH (Midlothian, VA) Rivals’ No. 3 position, No. 44 overall; Aziz Shittu, DL (Atwater, CA) Rivals’ No. 12 overall, No. 3 position, 2012 USAAB; Barry Sanders Jr., RB (Oklahoma City, OK) Rivals’ No. 9 position, 2012 USAAB; Alex Balducci, DE (Portland, OR) Rivals’ No. 13 position; 2012 USSAB; Ryan Watson, DE (Olney, MD) Rivals’ No. 17 position, more than 20 D1 offers; Wes Brown, RB (Olney, MD) a top-rated RB by Rivals’ and other outlets, offers from major D1 schools; Kendall Fuller, DB (Olney, MD), a top-rated 2013 DB, strong 2013 USAAB candidate; Lowell Lotulelei, DT (South Jordan, UT) a top-rated 2013 DT, 2013 USAAB candidate; and Michael Parker, ATH (Nokesville, VA) top-rated 2013 ATH, 2013 USAAB candidate.

TOP GUN is the culmination of Football University’s 40-camp nationwide tour gathering the most elite “all-star” performers from each camp and bringing them together to display their abilities together on one stage. Organizers bill TOP GUN as the biggest gathering of football talent and celebration of the year, outside of the Super Bowl.

Attendees include approximately 1000 players, 100 former NFL players and coaches, families, national sponsors, and national and local media including USA Today, Rivals.com and Sporting News.

More details on Football University can be found at www.FootballUniversity.org.

Palm Beach Shootout this Saturday

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Over the past five years, there are very few areas that can boast as many state titles as Palm Beach County has brought home on the football field.

This Saturday, some of those elite teams and players will put it on the line in the impressive Palm Beach Shootout, which gets under way at 9 a.m. at Palm Springs Recreation Center near Lake Worth.

This has been the one tournament that attracts some of the elite Palm Beach programs along with a few others from around the region.

The schools schedule to be at the event includes Palm Beach Gardens Dwyer, Delray American Heritage, Palm Beach Central, John I. Leonard, Riviera Beach Suncoast, Inlet Grove, Boynton Beach, Lake Worth, West Palm Beach Cardinal Newman, Park Vista, Pahokee, and Miami-Dade County programs Doral Academy and powerhouse Dade Christian.

Dwyer finished second in last Saturday's Nike 7-on-7 in Hialeah, and have some more impressive athletes to showcase, including Faton Bauta and Bobby Puyol. Both play quarterback for the Panthers.

American Heritage is another program loaded with talent and have done extremely well all summer at 7-on-7s. John I. Leonard is one of those teams to watch. They have a number of quality, young athletes.

If you attended the Dolphins Academy event, Cardinal Newman made the finals against Miami Jackson, and it was quarterback Brett Benes and UM great Steve Walsh who guided the team to that surprising finish.

Dade Christian will make a rare 7-on-7 tournament appearance, but the Crusaders have a team that is geared for this kind of action with talented quarterback Bilal Marshall, Ryan Janvion and super junior Terrance Alls.

HERALD SPOTLIGHT: Darnell Bloom

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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: Darnell Bloom

YEAR: 2012

SCHOOL: Hallandale

CITY: Hallandale

POSITION: DB

HEIGHT: 5-9

WEIGHT: 160

HEAD FOOTBALL COACH: Dameon Jones

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: Playing for a defensive secondary as impressive as the Chargers have, you can understand why an athlete like this started to receive so much attention during the spring and into the summer.

If you've watched this underexposed football talent play, you already know how quick he is, and also, how fast reacting he is to plays, often jumping routes - much to the surprise of everyone.

One of those definite fly under the radar players who has exceptional speed, uses his hands very well and has great ball skills. He is always around the action.

Whether it's in a game setting, where he isn't afraid to put his nose into the action, or a 7-on-7 event, a place he has been able to showcase his cover skills, this is the one player people are singling out.

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July 08, 2011

11 Floridians named to Champion® Gridiron Kings event at Disney, July 23-24

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Sixty-four of the nation’s top high school football players will take the challenge and compete in the third annual Champion® Gridiron Kings event, a series of competitions featuring the best players in the game’s seven skill positions - quarterback, running back, tight end, wide receiver, linebacker, cornerback and safety. Champion® Gridiron Kings, part of the ESPN RISE Games, will take place July 23-24 at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort.

Champion® Gridiron Kings is one of four elite high school events featured in the ESPN RISE Games, a two-week event for elite and competitive level student-athletes, July 13-27. Other events include, Champion® All-American Showcase, a US Lacrosse boys and girls event; the AAU 11th Grade Boys Basketball Super Showcase presented by Champion®; and the Under Armour High School All-America Softball game.

This year, 21 of the 2011 participants are ranked in the ESPNU 150 including No.11 Travis Blanks (North Florida Christian – Tallahassee, Fla.) and No. 20 Cayleb Jones (Austin – Austin, Texas). Blanks and Jones are both ranked No. 2 in their positions - safety and wide receiver - respectfully. Players represent (17) states including Calif., Fla., Ohio and Texas.

Among the locals, headed to the event are Norland teammates and UM commitments Randy "Duke" Johnson (PICTURED) and Keith Brown as well as Homestead linebacker James Burgess, Jr.

HEADING: First Name, Last Name, High School, Position, Team, ESPNU 150 and Position Rank.
Ishmael
Adams
Oaks Christian
CB
West
n/a
#13

Bralon
Addison
Fort Bend Hightower
Ath
SouthWest
n/a
#19

Mike
Baker
Central
QB
West
n/a
#21

Chris
Bivins
Gainesville
CB
SouthEast
n/a
#56

Travis
Blanks
North Florida Christian
S
SouthEast
#11
#2

Keith
Brown
Miami Norland
LB
SouthEast
n/a
#27

James
Burgess Jr.
Homestead
LB
SouthEast
n/a
#34

Alex
Carter
Briar Woods
S
MidWest
#115
#15

Timothy
Cole Jr.
Brenham
LB
SouthWest
n/a
#24

Corey
Coleman
J.J Pearce
WR
SouthWest
n/a
#40

Joel (JC)
Coleman Jr.
Oscar Smith
RB
MidWest
n/a
#24

Ronald
Darby
Potomac
CB
MidWest
#70
#11

Matt
Davis
Klein Forest
QB
SouthWest
n/a
n/a

Devante
Harris
Mesquite John Horn
CB
SouthWest
n/a
#15

Bryson
Echols
Desoto High
S
SouthWest
#79
#6

Riley
Ferguson
Butler
QB
SouthEast
n/a
(class of 2013)

Ukeme
Eligwe
Stone Mountain
LB
SouthEast
#120
#3

Greg
Garmon
McDowell
RB
MidWest
n/a
#29

Griffin
Gilbert
Lake Travis
TE
SouthWest
n/a
#8

Joshua
Holsey
Creekside
CB
SouthEast
#77
#5

Angelo
Jean-Louis
Palm Beach Central
WR
SouthEast
#52
#7

Randy
Johnson
Miami Norland
RB
SouthEast
n/a
#10

Thomas
Johnson
Dallas Skyline
WR
SouthWest
#35
#4

Corey
Jones
Penn Hills
WR
MidWest
n/a
#59

Cayleb
Jones
Austin
WR
SouthWest
#20
#2

Cyrus
Jones
Gilman
Ath
MidWest
#37
#5

Kenyan
Drake
Hillgrove
RB
SouthEast
n/a
#14

Quanzell
Lambert
Timber Creek
LB
MidWest
n/a
#25

Robert
Lewis
Southeast
RB
West
n/a
#12

Lamar
Louis
Breaux Bridge
Ath
SouthWest
n/a
#25

LaDarrell
McNeil
A Maceo Smith
S
South
n/a
#10

Taylor
McNamara
Westview
TE
West
n/a
#9

Jaydon
Mickens
Dorsey
WR
West
n/a
#54

Darien
Monroe
East St.John
CB
SouthWest
n/a
n/a

Kwontie
Moore
Norfolk Christian
LB
MidWest
n/a
#10

Wayne
Morgan
Erasmus
CB
MidWest
n/a
#11

Shane
Morris
De La Salle Collegiate
QB
MidWest
n/a
d (class of 2013)

Davonte
Neal
Chaparral
ATH
West
#28
#2

LaTroy
Pittman
North Marion
WR
SouthEast
#106
#15

Darius
Powe
Lakewood
WR
West
#84
#13

Sean
Price
North Marion
TE
SouthEast
n/a
#7

Rayshawn
Jenkins
Admiral Farragut
WR
SouthEast
n/a
#33

C.J.
Prosise
Woodberry Forest
S
MidWest
#37
#5

Terry
Richardson
Cass Tech
CB
MidWest
#68
#4

Marcus
Rios
Consumnes Oaks
CB
West
n/a
#24

Deaysean
Rippy
Sto-Rox
LB
MidWest
n/a
#32

Michael
Rose
Rockhurst
LB
SouthWest
n/a
#4

Jabari
Ruffin
Downey
LB
West
#34
#4

KeiVarae
Russell
Mariner
RB
West
n/a
#26

Chris
Santini
Leland
LB
West
n/a
#37

Canaan
Severin
Worchester Academy
WR
MidWest
n/a
#87

T'ajani (Tee)
Shepard
Central East
CB
West
#89
#7

Dwayne
Stanford
Robert A Taft
WR
MidWest
#111
#16

Scott
Starr
Norco
LB
West
n/a
#20

Ronald
Thompson
Southfield
TE
MidWest
n/a
#18

Corey
Thompson
Lawrence E. Elkins
S
SouthWest
n/a
#21

Shaq
Thompson
Grant
S
West
n/a
#3

Bryce
Treggs
St. John Bosco
WR
West
n/a
#78

P.J.
Williams
Van Guard
S
SouthEast
#113
#6

Trey
Williams
Dekaney
RB
Southwest
#134
#9

Jaime
Wilson
Glades Central
WR
SouthEast
n/a
#80

Derrick
Woods
Inglewood
DB
West
#128
#17

Coaches
Participants will be trained and coached by former NFL and CFL players including Natrone Means (RB – Chargers, Panthers, Jaguars), Donovin Darius (DB – Jaguars, Raiders, Dolphins) and Jeff Blake (QB – Jets, Bengals, Saints, Ravens, Cardinals, Eagles, Bears).

HERALD SPOTLIGHT: Austin Stock

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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: Austin Stock

YEAR: 2012

SCHOOL: Central

CITY: Miami

POSITION: QB

HEIGHT: 6-1

WEIGHT: 190

HEAD FOOTBALL COACH: Telly Lockette

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: Having played at Parkland Douglas a year ago, this is a prospect who may catch most off guard this season as he will play for the defending 6A state champion Rockets, who were in need of a quarterback to keep this tremendous run alive.

Here is a player who has good arm strength, some mobility, but his strength his reading defenses and distributing the ball around to the talented athletes the Rockets have on the roster.

Watching him last year in one of his best games, against Coconut Creek, this is indeed a quarterback prospect who has a passion for the game and loves the challenge of being a leader. He knows what to do with the ball in his hands.

Although it will take some time to learn his new teammates, his hard work, commitment to the position and being in the best physical condition of his young life will all play a tole in his progress and maturity. College coaches will be watching very closely.

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July 07, 2011

HERALD SPOTLIGHT: Nathaniel Flowers

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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: Nathaniel Flowers

YEAR: 2012

SCHOOL: Jackson

CITY: Miami

POSITION: WR

HEIGHT: 5-8

WEIGHT: 175

HEAD FOOTBALL COACH: Nigel Dunn

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: One of the top pass catchers on a very athletic team, "Fat Cat" as he is known by friends and teammates, has turned into a game-breaking receiver who has speed and knows how to get open.

While he has an advantage of having his younger brother (Quinton) throw passes in his direction, this is one of those athletes who understands how to fight for balls and run crisp patterns.

Having watched his progress over the past two years, this is an athlete who has a chance to become something special over the next eight months because of his knowledge of the position and the talented receivers around him.

As he did last year, this will be a football prospect who will make things happen, coming up with a big play to help the Generals along the way.

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July 06, 2011

HERALD SPOTLIGHT: Hoy Thompson


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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: Hoy Thompson

YEAR: 2012

SCHOOL: South Plantation

CITY: Plantation

POSITION: S

HEIGHT: 5-10

WEIGHT: 175

HEAD FOOTBALL COACH: Doug Gatewood

• PHOTO COURTESY OF ELITE SCOUTING SERVICES.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: Having watched this impressive football player for three years now, it's about time that he make a huge impact this season on a team that has more than its share of quality athletes.

In a region stacked with perhaps more defensive back talent than any other region in the nation, it is often easy to see why players such as Thompson gets overlooked.

This is an aggressive football player who makes plays all over the field. While he can play the safety position, watching him make hits and read offenses, his instincts remind some of a linebacker, although it may be tough for him to grow that much.

Crucial year because of all the college football prospects coming out in the Class of 2012. There is a need to step up his game this year, and most who have watched him since his sophomore year, believe he could be one of those true sleepers.

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Witt, Lewis and Harris on radio

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The summer is now in full swing, and the Maroone High School Gridiron Report on WQAM (560 AM) continues to be there every step of the way.

Joining Larry Blustein this Thursday night between 9-10 are Cypress Bay linebacker Josh Witt, Miramar receiver Malcolm Lewis and Booker T. Washington coach Tim “Ice” Harris.

THIS TEXAN IS A ‘CANE
Before anyone in the state of Florida had ever heard of Witt, he was a budding ninth grade standout at Guyer High School in Denton, Tx. When he did settle in, there was little doubt that this was a very impressive player.

Helping to lead the Lightning to within seconds of the school’s first ever state championship appearance, this quality football player has been impressive at every event he attended since the disappointing finish against Miami Central.

So impressive has he been throughout the spring and early summer, several schools started to go after him, but it was the University of Miami that truly reeled in a big time prospect.

SOLID PERFORMER
Miramar has certainly produced some top flight athletes over the past decade, and many have made it on to the next level with plenty of fanfare along the way.

As good as many of those players are - and have been - Lewis has an opportunity to become one of the greatest Patriots of all time.

Easily one of the top receivers statewide, this quality pass catcher could end up being one of the best in the country.

Every school will continue watching a talented athlete who has dominated since his days as a youth football performer!

COOLIN’ OVERTOWN
To say that Booker T. Washington has one of the better coaching staffs in Florida would not be stretching it at all.

The Tornadoes have always taught their players with veteran coaches who have been through it all, mixed in with a few younger coaches who are rising stars in the profession.

This year’s coaching staff became a whole lot stronger in the spring with the return of one of Miami-Dade’s most respected coaches. Ice Harris comes back to a place where he built this program into state champions before leaving for the University of Miami for a few years.

Harris comes back to find that little has changed in Overtown. This program still has athletes and will compete for the grand prize.

Listen via the internet at www.wqam.com. Miss the show? Check it out on http://sfhighschoolsports.com

July 05, 2011

New All-Star game looking for players

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This weekend the nation’s preeminent high school football event, the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl and national football combine, will be coming to Miami to evaluate the southern Florida’s best high school football talent for its 2012 events. A corresponding media event and skills camp will take place at Miami Central Senior High School (1781 NW 95 Street, Miami, FL 33147). Those on hand will have the opportunity to see local players put to the test by the United States Marine Corps and former NFL players and coaches; all under the keen eye of some of the nation’s top football instructors and talent evaluators. Players who shine may get an invitation to play in the nationally-televised bowl or Proving Ground football combine.
 
VISUALS:
United States Marine Corps drill sergeants leading intensive warm-ups featuring real Marine drills
One-on-one defensive/offensive player match-ups
High-caliber athlete performance, above and beyond the average high school football game
 
Those expected to be on hand include: Shaon Berry (Semper Fidelis Bowl founder), former NFL player Eric Curry (formerly with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers), former NFL player Mark McMillian (formerly with the Kansas City Chiefs), former NFL coaching staff member and consultant Mike Sims (formerly with the Philadelphia Eagles) and United States Marine Corps representatives

Friday (Day #1)
4:00pm – 5:30pm                        Camp Registration at Miami Central Senior High School
5:30pm – 5:50pm                        Junior Rank General Meeting
5:50pm – 6:10pm                        NCSA Seminar
6:10pm – 6:40pm                        USMC Leadership Seminar
6:50pm – 7:35pm                        USMC Dynamic Warm-Up & Training Drills
7:35pm – 8:05pm                        County Fair (5 min per group)
8:05pm – 8:15pm                        Closing Remarks & Announcements
 
Saturday (Day #2)
7:30am – 8:00am                        Roll Call (All Camp Participants Check-in)
8:00am – 8:40am                        Positional Group Meetings
8:50am – 9:20am                        USMC Dynamic Warm-Ups
9:20am – 9:35am                        County Fair Circuit
9:50am – 10:15am                      Positional Skill Session #1
10:20am – 10:45am                    Positional Skill Session #2
10:50am – 11:15am                    Positional Skill Session #3
11:30am – 11:50am                    1-on-1’s, WR vs. DB & RB vs. LB
12:00pm – 12:40pm                    USMC Leadership Luncheon
12:40pm – 1:15pm                      USMC Guest Speaker
1:20pm – 2:00pm                        Skill Session #4 – Defense (Field / Chalk Talk)
2:05pm - 2:15pm                         Dynamic Warm Up
2:20pm – 2:55pm                        Individual/one on one
3:00pm – 3:25pm                        Skill Session #6 - (7-on-7 Practice)
3:30pm – 3:55pm                        9 on 9
4:00pm – 4:25pm                        9 on 9
4:30pm – 4:50pm                        9 on 9
4:50pm – 5:00pm                        Closing Remarks & Announcements                                      
 
Sunday (Day #3)
8:00am – 8:30am                        Optional Prayer Service (Camp Venue)
8:30am – 8:50am                        Roll Call at Field #1 at Camp Venue
9:00am – 9:30am                        USMC Dynamic Warm-Up
9:30am – 9:50am                        Fastest Man Competition 
9:50am – 10:20am                      Obstacle Course
10:20am – 10:30am                    Camp Picture
10:30am – 10:50am                    9 on 9
10:50am – 11:10am                    9 on 9
11:15am – 11:25pm                    Awards Ceremony
11:30pm – 12:00pm                    Player Evaluation with Parents
*Key Notes
*We will provide lunch on Saturday and will provide a water station
*Wear black gym shorts and cleats, we will provide camp jersey.

July 03, 2011

Almora headed for USA 18U baseball team

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DURHAM, N.C. -- Following a two-week evaluation period that concluded with the inaugural Prospect Classic, USA Baseball announced the names of 28 players who have received invitations to join the 18U National Team at a second round trial, to be held Sept. 12-21, in Cary.

From there, 20 athletes will be selected to compete in the 2011 COPABE Pan American AAA/18U Championships in Cartagena, Colombia, Sept. 23-Oct. 2. Team USA is the defending champion of the tournament, having defeated Cuba, 6-1, in the 2009 title game.

Highlighting the 28-man trial roster is five-time USA Baseball Alum Albert Almora (Hialeah) and 2010 USA Baseball Player-of-the-Year Alex Bregman (Albuquerque, N.M.). In all, 11 of the 28 invitees are alums of USA Baseball.

The USA Baseball 18U National Team Trials roster is as follows:
18U National Team Trial rosters (second round)
Albert Almora, OF, Hialeah Mater Academy

Alex Bregman, IF, Albuquerque, N.M.
Gavin Cecchini, IF, Lake Charles, La.
Troy Conyers, LHP, Lakeside, Calif.
Matthew Crownover, LHP, Ringgold, Ga.
Chase DeJong, RHP, Long Beach, Calif.
Max Fried, LHP, Van Nuys, Calif.
Carson Fulmer, RHP, Lakeland, Fla.
Joey Gallo, IF/RHP, Las Vegas, Nev.
Lucas Giolito, RHP, Santa Monica, Calif.
Ty Hensley, RHP, Edmond, Okla.
C.J. Hinojosa, IF, Spring, Texas
Cole Irvin, LHP, Anaheim, Calif.
Carson Kelly, IF/RHP, Portland, Ore.
Jeremy Martinez, C, Fountain Valley, Calif.
Mitch Nay, OF, Chandler, Ariz.
Chris Okey, C, Mt. Dora, Fla.
Cody Poteet, RHP, Bonita, Calif.
Nelson Rodriguez, C, New York, N.Y
Rio Ruiz, IF, Covina, Calif.
Addison Russell, IF, Pace, Fla.
Clate Schmidt, RHP, Acworth, Ga.
Lucas Sims, RHP, Lawrenceville, Ga.
Hunter Virant, LHP, Camarillo, Calif.
Walker Weickel, RHP, Orlando, Fla.
Mikey White, IF, Hoover, Ala.
Nick Williams, OF, Galveston, Texas
Jesse Winker, OF, Windermere, Fla.

About USA Baseball
USA Baseball is the National Governing Body of amateur baseball in the United States and is a member of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC). The organization selects and trains the World Baseball Classic Team and World Cup Team (and all other USA Baseball Professional Teams); the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team; the USA Baseball 18U, 16U and 14U National Teams; and the USA Baseball Women’s National Team, all of which participate in various international competitions each year. USA Baseball also presents the Golden Spikes Award annually to the top amateur baseball player in the country. For more information, please visit www.USABaseball.com and www.GoldenSpikesAward.com.