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The Herald's Broward County Top 25 recruits for Class of 2012

Here's a look at the top 25 recruits in Broward County courtesy of our Recruiting Analyst Larry Blustein

 

BROWARD TOP 25


1. Tracy Howard, DB, 6-0, 180, Miramar: Make no mistake about it, ever since he was a sophomore, his future was out there for all to see. Big time talent with huge offers on the table!

2. Jelani Hamiton, DE, 6-5, 255, St. Thomas Aquinas: This University of Miami commitment is a major talent who was up for the challenge in every tough game the Raiders had in 2010.

3. Avery Johnson, WR, 6-3, 180, Ely: An early LSU commit, following in the footsteps of his brother (Patrick Peterson), this will be a huge year for this potential BCS player.

4. Willie Bailey, DB, 6-1, 170, Hallandale: Headed to the University of Florida, this impressive football talent has tremendous range and is capable of picking 10 passes off this season.

5. Malcolm Lewis, WR, 5-11, 185, Miramar: Has emerged into a prospect that colleges across the country have been impressed with. Makes plays all over the field and continues to be the catalyst on offense.

6. Danny Isadora, OL, 6-5, 320, Cypress Bay: One of the most physical linemen in South Florida this season, here is a talent who continues to impress at every event, and in every game he takes part in.

7. Kevis Jones, Athlete, 6-2, 220, Northeast: There may not be a player who does more to help his team win than this gifted football talent.

8. Justin Ferguson, WR, 6-2, 200, Flanagan: This Notre Dame-bound standout made quite an impact during his first season in Broward County. A quality pass catcher.

9. Macgarrett Kings, RB, 5-11, 190, University: Headed to Michigan State, here is an exceptional talent who can play running back, receiver and return punts and kicks. One of the most versatile players on a loaded team.

10. Dami Ayoola, RB, 5-10, 195, St. Thomas: This four year varsity performer has been very solid during his career, sharing carries with other backs, but producing and coming up big along the way.

11. Orlando David, DE, 6-3, 225, Chaminade-Madonna: After sitting out most of the 2010 season, this gifted talent has made a huge impact in the off season with colleges watching his every move.

12. Devonte Mathis, WR, 6-1, 200, Miramar: This former quarterback has now transformed into a quality receiver who has everything it takes to make an impact at the next level.

13. Josh Witt, LB, 6-2, 210, Cypress Bay: This University of Miami commitment burst onto the scene last year after moving from Texas. He continues to become one of the top players in South Florida.

14. Jean Marc Charles, DL, 6-3, 265, Hollywood Hills: One of the players who continues to fly beneath the radar screen, but if you've watched him over the past year, you will understand why colleges are impressed.

15. Brian Cox, Jr., DE, 6-3, 220, St. Thomas Aquinas: The son of former Miami Dolphins standout has arrived from Ohio with plenty of talent and a solid reputation of playing the game at a high level.

16. Kameron Davis, OL, 6-5, 275, Boyd Anderson: Another prospect who doesn't get the recognition he deserves. A very athletic and smart player who has great feet and knowledge of playing the position.

17. Fred McRae, WR, 5-9, 170, Chaminade-Madonna: What he lacks in size, this play-maker certainly makes up for with his speed, ability to get open and make key catches.

18. Brandon Butler, DB, 6-0, 180, Boyd Anderson: Another of the physical secondary prospects who has made an impression with big play capabilities. Plenty of colleges continue to keep an eye on his progress.

19. Trevon Coley, DE, 6-2, 220, Miramar: There is no player who has watched his stock rise more than this quality football talent who began as an offensive lineman, but now dominates on the defensive side of the ball.

20. Camden Krohn, RB/DB, 6-0, 190, Cooper City: Whether it's as a running back, receiver or defensive back, here is one of the most physical and talented football players in South Florida. He continues to get better.

21. Cole Champion, LB, 6-1, 195, St. Thomas Aquinas: This three-year varsity performer returns for yet another year as a catalyst for the Raiders. An ultra big time play maker who competes hard on every snap.

22. Adrian Burton, RB/DB, 5-9, 180, Ely: He runs the ball out of the backfield, catches upfield and is considered as one of the elite defensive backs in South Florida. On a team loaded with talent, this is one of the best.

23. Erick Hallmon, S, 6-1, 195, Cardinal Gibbons: Yet another four year varsity player who broke in as a linebacker, but is projected by many to play the safety at the next level. A quality talent.

24. Traveon Henry, RB, 6-1, 200, Pine Crest: The questions have been asked over and over again: if he sticks to just football, leaving basketball behind, how good will he be? The answer is big time. He has it all.

25. Marshall Morgan, PK, 6-3, 195, American Heritage: Very seldom do you see a kicking specialist rated so high, but in this case, you have a three-time All-State prospect, on the way to Georgia, who has the best leg in the nation!

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