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January 26, 2012

Meet UM Class of 2012 signees on Feb. 2

National signing day 2011

If you are a Miami Hurricane football fan, Thursday night, Feb. 2 is a must attend event.

With the dust settling from Wednesday's National Signing, many of the UM Class of 2012 will be introduced to the fans the next night when WQAM (560 AM) Radio, South Florida High School Sports (sfhighschoolsports.com) and Bokampers spacious new Miramar Sports Bar & Grill location, will play host to an evening to remember.

From 7-10 p.m., University of Miami signees such as Duke Johnson, Malcolm Lewis, Deon Bush, Vernon Davis, Herb Waters and others in a class that is top 10 in the country, will join a special recruiting show with Josh Darrow and Larry Blustein.

Throughout the three hours, there will be plenty of food, beverages and fun as fans have the opportunity to meet their new players and family members who will also be on hand.

As part of the Hurricane Hotline and sfhighschoolsports.com/Maroone High School Gridiron Report, the three hours will be filled with UM and recruiting talk with special guests.

The new Bokampers is located at 15500 Southwest 29th St., Miramar, FL 33027 (754) 400-8558.

January 24, 2012

Counting down to National Signing Day

Recruiting takes center stage this Wednesday night as the Maroone High School Gridiron Report counts down toward Feb. 1 with a trio of guests that will help you prepare for National Signing Day.

Joining Larry Blustein between 9-10 on WQAM (560 AM) will be Linda Doyle from Arena Advertising and Marketing, Josh Darrow, Managing Editor of the very popular South Florida High School Sports (http://sfhighschoolsports.com/) website and Charles Fishbein of Elite Scouting Services.

The 4th annual South Florida High School Football Signing Day TV Special and Celebration will take place on February 1st at Dave & Buster’s Hollywood. This Celebration Show starts at 5:30pm and the LIVE TV show airs on NBC6 at 7:00pm. The event is hosted by Joe Rose and Adam Kuperstein.

This event is FREE for ALL senior football players in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach County, along with coaching staffs, Athletic Directors, Player’s families and friends are invited to be a part of the TV show and celebration at Dave & Buster’s Hollywood. Last year the event was billed as “The largest gathering of high school recruits ever in South Florida.”

Doyle and her staff have worked very hard to make this a quality event.

One of the "new kids on the block" when it comes to covering high school sports in the region is SouthFloridaHighSchoolSports.com. With a heavy emphasis on football, this is a website that has been a huge addition.

With games and video interviews along with BLOGS and player information, the website has been recognized as one of the main sources for year-round high school sports information.

Darrow has developed the website into a tool that is used by college coaches, high school coaches, parents and players.

On Thursday, Feb. 2 from 7-10 p.m. Bokampers in Miramar is the place to be for a LIVE radio show, devoted to the Miami Hurricanes and other South Florida recruits.

UM signees and their families will join other Hurricane fans for the event.

Over the next week or so, there will be many questions asked of athletes who are ready to sign on that dotted line as part of the Class of 2012.

Nobody knows more what it's like this time of year than Fishbein. He has watched many signing days, and understands what's at stake.

How did Miami do? What about FSU or Florida? Check out to see what Fishbein thinks of those classes.

Can't listen to the show live on www.wqam.com, you can check it out http://sfhighschoolsports.com/

January 20, 2012

Southridge hires Lamont Green as new football coach


Lamont Green led South Miami’s football team to its first playoff victory in nearly a quarter century this past season.

Starting next week, Green will start working on returning his alma mater, Southridge, to state championship status.

Green, a former All-American linebacker at Southridge and standout at Florida State University, told The Miami Herald Friday morning he has been hired as Southridge’s new football coach.

"I always knew one day I’d be back [at Southridge]," Green said. "I didn’t think it would happen this fast though. The opportunity was there and I couldn’t pass it up."

Green takes over for Patrick Burrows, who stepped down last month to pursue an administrative position in Miami-Dade County. Burrows led the Spartans to a pair of district championships in the past three seasons and a berth in the Class 8A regional finals last season.

Green is hoping to continue to elevating Southridge to the championship status it enjoyed in the early 1990s when it won a pair of state championships under Don Soldinger.

"We have some outstanding players at that school, and if we can keep them disciplined they can be very successful," Green said. I’m going to try to bring an offense that is more conducive to the explosive athletes that are there.

"But my mentality has always been tough defense. You hit a team hard on the field and get their attention. If we can do those things, the wins will pile up from there."

Green led South Miami to a 9-3 record this season in his first season as a high school head coach in Dade. The Cobras made their first playoff appearance in six seasons, and won a playoff game for the first time since 1987. South Miami had won only three games combined over the prior three seasons.

Green said his two assistant coaches this past season – offensive coordinator Charles Rackley and offensive line coach William Campbell – will join him at Southridge. Green said he will meet the team Tuesday.

"I enjoyed my time at South Miami and I appreciate the opportunity, but Southridge is where my heart has always been," Green said. "I couldn’t wait and watch someone else get the job and then who knows when it would have ever been open again. I had to come back."


January 16, 2012

Brown, Fortner, Field on radio Tuesday

The Maroone High School Gridiron Report starts the countdown to National Signing Day on Tuesday night from 9-10 on WQAM (560 AM) as Larry Blustein hosts a number of local newsmakers.

With recent all-star games taking place, giving athletes another chance to attract that coveted college scholarship, two South Florida quarterbacks who used the post season to their advantage.

In addition, one of the most appealing and prestigious jobs in the nation was filled last week. The Northwestern Bulls may have landed a real surprise!

When the season began, Otis Brown was just another name on head coach Joe Redmond's Stranahan roster. He had limited playing experience at the high school level, but his story points to this being a real hidden gem.

A standout with the Fort Lauderdale Hurricanes in one of South Florida's most competitive youth leagues, Taylor headed to high school as a prospect to watch. But heart problems, forcing him to sit out his sophomore year, and never given the chance as a junior at Boyd Anderson, this 6-2, 195-pound athlete headed to Stranahan.

In one season, Brown is attempting to do what takes many three full years. But his talent level and potential could have him playing on Sundays!

In the all-star game, he was 9 of 14 with a rushing TD.

Garrett Fortner
came into this season with the task of bringing the Christopher Columbus football program to a place where it had not been in nearly 30 years - a state title game.

While this gifted prospect didn't achieve the goal - falling one game short - he did turn heads with leadership qualities and the ability to stand toe-to-toe with any passer in Miami-Dade County.

As most know, the Explorer offense was built around a solid running game. But what many did not understand is how valuable having Fortner add balance with a passing game, really was.

His post season appearances have given him the opportunity to impress - with different schemes than he was used to at Columbus.

In the Miami Dolphins Dade vs. Broward game at Sun Life Stadium, Fortner had the opportunity to watch his stock rise, once again.

As a football player, Steven Field was a hard worker with the heart of a prospect and a mind of a coach. He had the rare combination that would drive him toward talent - raising the bar at every stop.

Whether it was at Central, Deerfield Beach, Glades Central or at his positions at the collegiate level - which included the University of Miami - Field has coached, taught and set examples with his work ethic and ability to get athletes placed in college.

What Northwestern gets in Field is someone who knows the game - from every aspect. He will outwork everyone. He also has the network of college coaches - big and small - to place his players!

Out of the area and want to listen? www.wqam.com or archived at http://sfhighschoolsports.com/

January 11, 2012

Russell, Durante and Ferguson on radio

The final all-star game of the 2011-12 high school football season will take center stage as the Maroone High School Gridiron Report moves to Thursday night (9-10) this week.

Larry Blustein will talk about the Miami Dolphins/Under Armour Dade vs. Broward football game with Twan Russell of the Dolphins - as well as participants in the game - Johnnie Durante (Dr. Michael Krop) and Flanagan standout receiver Justin Ferguson.

The second annual game will be played on Friday night (7:30) at Sun Life Stadium, and will be the last chance for a number of athletes who are looking to sign a scholarship with a college on Wednesday, Feb. 1.

Russell, a one-time standout at St. Thomas Aquinas, University of Miami and in the NFL, has worked extremely hard to put the best product on the field. The selection of the area's top performers gives this game a chance to be one of the most prospect rich event that is held anywhere.

Russell has the opportunity, along with his staff, to see many of these quality athletes year round - through the many programs the Dolphins host within the community.

While many athletes will be using the game to attract an offer, there are others participating who go into this contest with county pride at stake.

Durante, a 6-0, 185-pound safety, recently committed to stay home and play for FIU. This quality football player pretty much flew beneath the radar screen much of the season.

A defensive back standout, Durante is also a special teams prospect who can turn a game around with a kick or punt return.

The heralded Ferguson will cap off quite a high school career. The 6-2, 210-pounder who is headed to Notre Dame gave the Falcons a true game-changer with speed, strength and tremendous size.

Like Durante, Ferguson will use Friday night's game as a pride contest. Dade vs. Broward is perhaps the most prospect-rich game there is.

Check out the show live on WQAM (560 AM), www.wqam.com or archived at http://sfhighschoolsports.com

January 08, 2012

Private All-Stars come from behind for win



Miami Herald Writer

A few months after delivering a pressure-packed long “free-kick” field goal to upset Northwestern, a 29-yard field goal attempt with his team down by two with eight seconds left must have seemed like cotton candy to Belen Jesuit placekicker Sergio Sroka.

And he treated it that way when, after being frozen twice by delays, he calmly and coolly stroked the kick through to give his Private All-Star team a dramatic come-from-behind 18-17 victory over the Public All-Stars in the Tru Sports Foundation’s Third Annual Public/Private All-Star Game at McArthur Stadium in Hollywood in a contest that ended just short of midnight on Friday night.

After victories by each side in the first two contests, the game represented the “rubber” match between the two as the Private squad has now won two of the first three games.

“I just try to block everything out and stay focused on what I have to do,” said Sroka. “The snap was great, the hold was great and all I had to do was swing my leg and put a good foot on it. It feels great to pull this one out.”

Indeed as the Public team dominated the first half in jumping out to a 14-0 lead on the strength of touchdown passes of 4 yards from Norland’s Tony Thomas to Raynard Felder of Carol City in the first quarter and 7 yards from McArthur’s Joe Villar to Charleston Jenkins of Miramar in the second quarter.

But then came the second half and that’s when the real hero of the evening, Calvary Christian quarterback Javan Shashaty took over for the Private team. Shashaty began firing dart after dart to his two favorite targets, Calvary wide receivers Greg Mabin and Shawn Lashbrook along with Belen Jesuit running back Imani Davis.

Trailing 14-2, Shashaty hit Davis on a fourth-down 8-yard touchdown pass midway through the third quarter to make it 14-9. Then, following a 23-yard field goal by Miami Springs’ Ricky Delapuente early in the fourth, led his team on another long drive, culminating once again on a toss to Davis, this one from 2 yards out with nine minutes left. The two point attempt failed leaving it 17-15.

It looked like Shashaty was going to his team in field goal range when, with 4:55 left and facing a fourth-and-five at the Public 45, he made a perfect throw to Gulliver Prep. wide receiver Max Grigio but Grigio couldn’t handle the throw, giving the Public team good field position.

Led by Thomas, the Public squad then soaked up clock and yardage and eventually found itself in a fourth-and-six situation at the Private 20 with 1:42 left. Delapuente lined up for a 37-yard field goal attempt but, perhaps spooked by a blocked field goal earlier in the quarter that was returned 30 yards, Public head coach Andrew Rhoden gambled and faked the field goal. When the holder rolled right, a receiver was wide open for what would have been the clinching touchdown but the pass was overthrown.

With one last chance and just one timeout, Shashaty, then took over at his own 20 with 1:35 left and coolly drove his team down the field, hitting Lashbrook three times along the way. He would finish the night 31-of-46 for 411 yards and two touchdowns and was named the game’s Offensive MVP. Miramar linebacker Mark Rucker was the game’s Defensive MVP with an interception and nine solo tackles.

“There was never a doubt I could move my team down there and it feels great to help my team pull this one out,” said Shashaty who broke all kinds of Broward County passing records but whose small 6-1, 165 lb. frame has kept his phone quiet as far as college offers. “I’m confident that I can play at the next level but whatever path the Lord has planned for me is the path I’ll take.”

“The kid is amazing,” said Private and Archbishop Carroll head coach Raviel Maisonet. “His football IQ is almost off the charts. From the first day of practice, it was almost like he was inside my head. Like he knew exactly what I was thinking. That last drive was amazing and something only a quarterback with his great decision-making ability could orchestrate. What a great football game. What a great night. Congratulations to Mario Smith for putting on such a great event.”

“What more could you ask for,” said Smith, Tru Sports Foundation Executive Director and founder of the game two years ago as he smiled from ear-to-ear after the game. “What a great finish. What a great football game. This is what it’s all about. We can’t thank our sponsors enough for their support to make this game such a success.”

Sponsors for the game including Wingstop, current Oakland Raider and former University of Miami and Monsignor Pace defensive back DeMarcus Van Dyke, Powerade, Tax Network Group, LaLey Sports, U18 Sports Medicine, , Publix, Gateway Video Production and The Hibbert Group R.E.

January 07, 2012

2011 Florida 8A All-State Teams

Class 8A

QB - Nick Patti, 5-10 190, Sr., Orlando Dr Phillips
RB - Ti'on Green, 6-0 210, Sr., Altamonte Springs Lake Brantley
RB - Jamari Smith, 5-10 197, Jr., Jacksonville Beach Fletcher
RB - Roshard Burney, 5-11 210, Sr., Palm Beach Gardens
WR - Trey Griffey, 6-2 190, Sr., Orlando Dr Phillips
WR - Malcolm Lewis, 5-10 170, Sr., Miramar
OL - Avery Young, 6-6 290, Sr., Palm Beach Gardens
OL - Ty Darlington, 6-3 270, Sr., Apopka
OL - Eddie Garcia, 6-2 275, Sr., Miami Columbus
OL - Nathan Schienle, 6-5 305, Sr., Tampa Plant
OL - Danny Isadora, 6-3 330, Sr., Weston Cypress Bay
UT - Billy Pavlock, 5-10 180, Sr., Palm Harbor University
K - Hunter Haire, 6-3 170, Sr., Lake Mary

DL - Jaynard Bostwick, 6-3 280, Jr., Port St Lucie Centennial
DL - Demarcus Walker, 6-4 260, Jr., Jacksonville Sandalwood
DL - Roosevelt Donaldson, 6-2 265, Sr., Miami Southridge
LB - Mike Tate, 6-1 190, Sr., Tampa Plant
LB - Josh Witt, 6-2 220, Sr., Weston Cypress Bay
LB - Ryne Rankin, 6-1 219, Jr., Orlando East River
LB - Rique Bentley, 6-0 200, Sr., Jacksonville Beach Fletcher
DB - Tracy Howard, 6-0 180, Sr., Miramar
DB - Vernon Hargreaves, 5-11 180, Jr., Tampa Wharton
DB - Vernon Davis, 5-10 175, Sr., Miami Coral Reef
DB - Antonio Crawford, 5-10 180, Sr., Tampa Plant
UT - Johnnie Durante, 5-11 180, Sr., Miami Dr Krop
P - Ryan Rodwell, 6-2 190, Sr. DeLand

QB - James Few, 5-10 180, Sr., Tampa Plant
RB - Gary Holmes, 5-8 175, Sr., Loxahatchee Seminole Ridge
RB - Alex Collins, 5-11 197, Jr., South Plantation
RB - Torry Clayton, 5-9 190, Sr., Homestead South Dade
WR - Charlie Miller, 5-11 180, Sr., Vero Beach
WR - Frank Brown, 5-11 170, Jr., Palm Beach Gardens
OL - Robert Conyers, 6-5 288, Sr., Miami Braddock
OL - Jason Rae, 6-0 300, Jr., Weston Cypress Bay
OL - Adam Duckett, 6-8 345, Sr., Orlando East River
OL - Brandon Kirby, 5-11 250, Jr., Jacksonville Beach Fletcher
OL - Kevin Gonzalez, 6-2 280, Sr., Miramar
UT - Travares Copeland, 5-10 180, Sr., Port St Lucie Treasure Coast
K - Joey Silvani, 6-0 180, Sr., Coral Springs

DL - Travon Coley, 6-2 240, Sr,. Miramar
DL - Maroa White, 6-1 250, Sr., DeLand
DL - Mat Verdon, 6-5 205, Sr., Orlando Timber Creek
LB - Tate Rogers, 5-11 215, Sr., Tampa Plant
LB - Darius Hall, 6-0 225, Sr., Miami Coral Reef
LB - Ric Deen, 5-10 195, Sr., DeLand
LB - Jermaine Grace, 6-1 210, Jr., Miramar
DB - David Taylor, 5-10 180, Sr., DeLand
DB - Marrell Jackson, 6-0 180, Sr., Miramar
DB - Dravious Wright, 5-10 185, Jr., Vero Beach
DB - Dion Witty, 5-10 175, Sr., Coral Springs
UT - Jeremiah McKinnon, 6-0 175, Sr., Miami Southridge
P - Aleem Sunanon, 5-10 210, Sr., Orlando Olympia

QB - Camren Hudge, 5-9 170, Sr., Miramar
RB - Wesley Bullock, 5-7 150, Jr., Tampa Plant
RB - Brandon Ratcliffe, 5-10 215, Sr., Miami Columbus
RB - Tyler Lane, 5-9 170, Sr., Tarpon Springs East Lake
WR - Artavis Scott, 5-10 175, So., Tarpon Springs East Lake
WR - Eric McFadden, 5-10 175, Sr., Jacksonville Sandalwood
OL - Zach Sawin, 6-3 250, Sr., Lake Mary
OL - Shane O'Shea, 6-4 280, Sr., Lake Worth Park Vista
OL - K.C. McDermott, 6-6 275, So., Palm Beach Central
OL - Joe Hawkins, 6-1 280, Sr., Vero Beach
OL - Robbie Reiche, 6-4 250, Sr., Altamonte Springs Lake Brantley
UT - Brandon Holloway, 5-9 165, Sr. Tampa Alonso
K - Grant Van Aman, 6-2 185 Sr., Tampa Plant

DL Mike Dvornik, 6-2 235, Sr., Tampa Plant
DL Daumantas Venckus, 6-4 230, Sr., Weston Cypress Bay
DL Luis Quintana, 6-1 235, Sr,. Miami Columbus
LB Gabriel Perry, 6-3, 200, Sr., Palm Beach Central
LB Cory Griffin, 6-2 205, Sr., Miami Coral Reef
LB Joey Jones, 6-1 210, Sr., Homestead South Dade
LB Marcus Piton, 6-2 205, Sr., West Broward
DB Drew Madhu, 6-2 190, Sr., Tampa Plant
DB Jimmie Roberts, 5-7 170, Sr., Orlando Timber Creek
DB Mike Almonte, 6-0 165, Jr., Loxahatchee Seminole Ridge
DB Matthew Milano, 6-0 190, Jr., Orlando Dr Phillips
UT Diante Harrison, 5-7 165, Sr., Orlando Colonial
P Tyler Bray, 5-8 160, Sr., Weston Cypress Bay

QB Parker Boehme, 6-2 225, Jr., Jacksonville Sandalwood
QB Pete DiNovo, 6-2 195, Jr., Tarpon Springs East Lake
QB Derik Abbott, 5-10 185, Sr., Orlando Freedom
RB Fabian Moreau, 5-10 180, Sr., Davie Western
RB John Armstrong, 5-9 165, Jr., Orlando Olympia
RB Mike Todd, 5-11 190, Sr., Apopka
RB A.J. Turman, 6-0 205, Jr., Orlando Boone
RB Treyous Jerrells, 5-8 185, Sr., Lake Mary
WR D'Vario Montgomery, 6-3 200, Sr., Winter Park
UT Marvin Bracy, 5-10 170, Sr., Orlando Boone
UT Angelo Jean-Louis, 6-0 190, Sr., Palm Beach Central
OL Ricky Klepal, 6-5 280, Jr., Tampa Plant
OL Billy Walsh, 6-1 305, Sr., Orlando Timber Creek
OL Nick Hoffman, 6-3 280, Jr., Palm Beach Gardens
DL Kyle Shortridge, 6-3 270, Jr., Loxahatchee Seminole Ridge
DL Andy Deceus, 6-3 245, Sr., Greenacres John I. Leonard
DL Ocatavion Wilson, 6-2 290, Jr., Orange City University
DL Willie Paisley, 6-3 330, Sr., Miramar
DL Remaine Douglas, 6-3 250, Sr., Parkland Douglas
LB Mark Rucker, 6-1 190, Sr., Miramar
DB Ty Jackson, 6-0 180, Sr., Port St Lucie Centennial
DB Kennard Stalls, 6-0 180, Sr., Tampa Plant
DB Tim Haynes, 5-11 185, Sr., Lake Worth Park Vista
DB Dinero Moss, 5-10 170, Sr., Sunrise Piper
DB Gator Phillips, 5-9 175, Sr., DeLand
DB James Ward, 5-10 175, Sr., DeLand
UT Jarvon Anderson, 5-11 192, Sr., Miami Braddock

2011 Florida 7A All-State Teams

Class 7A

QB - Cord Sandberg, 6-2 190, Jr., Bradenton Manatee
RB - Marcus Levy, 5-11 185, Jr., Fort Pierce Central
RB - Randy Bergan, 5-10 185, Sr., Clermont East Ridge
WR - Chris Black, 5-10 175, Sr., Jacksonville First Coast
WR - Lavatiae Kelly, 6-1 180, Sr., Hollywood McArthur
WR - Riquan Southward, 6-2 190, Sr., Lakeland
OL - Evan Goodman, 6-4 280, Sr., Lakeland
OL - Forest Lamp, 6-4 278, Sr., Venice
OL - Cody Waldrop, 6-2 275, Sr., Punta Gorda Charlotte
OL - Adam Stickle, 6-4 315, Sr., Kissimmee Osceola
OL - Kameron Davis, 6-6 290, Sr., Oakland Park Northeast
UT - Camden Krohn, 5-10 180, Sr., Cooper City
K - Nolan Bieck, 6-1 165, Sr., Ft Lauderdale St Thomas

DL - Jalen Stevenson, 6-1 200 Jr., Lakeland
DL - Derek Calloway, 6-1 302, So., Bradenton Manatee
DL - Joey Bosa, 6-4 245, Jr., Ft Lauderdale St Thomas
LB - Reggie Northrup, 6-2 220, Sr., Jacksonville First Coast
LB - Karl Joseph, 5-10 190, Sr., Orlando Edgewater
LB - Daniel McMillian, 6-2 225, Jr., Jacksonville First Coast
LB - Cameron McCurry, 5-11 210, Sr., Fleming Island
DB - Craig Brodsky, 5-11 180, Sr., Fleming Island
DB - Jordon Austin, 6-0 190, Jr., Ocala Forest
DB - Julius Whigham, 6-3 185, Sr., Palm Beach Gardens Dwyer
DB - Joe Figueroa, 5-11 175, Jr., Fort Pierce Central
UT - Jeremi Powell, 6-2 210, Sr., Pinellas Park
P - Chris Ayres, 6-2 180, Sr., Hollywood South Broward

QB - Faton Bauta, 6-2 220, Sr., Palm Beach Gardens Dwyer
RB - Lereginald Veals, 5-11 185, Sr., Jacksonville White
RB - Mark Herndon, 5-9 195, Sr., Ocala Forest
WR - Rayshawn Jackson, 5-11 170, Sr., Orlando Oak Ridge
WR - Stacy Coley, 6-2 180, Jr., Oakland Park Northeast
WR - Raphael Andrades, 6-2 190, Sr., Tallahassee Lincoln
OL - Brad Mills, 6-5 250, Sr., Ft Lauderdale St Thomas
OL - Zerrie Patterson, 6-2 310, Sr., Fort Pierce Central
OL - Jeff Albert, 6-5 290, Sr., Clearwater Countryside
OL - Trevin Huff, 6-4 265, Sr., Tallahassee Lincoln
OL - Patrick Miller, 6-6 290, Sr., Palm Beach Gardens Dwyer
UT - Alton Howard, 5-9 175, Sr., Orlando Edgewater
K - Nick Tankersley, 6-0 170, Sr., Bradenton Manatee

DL - Seyvon Lowry, 6-3 200, Jr., Jacksonville First Coast
DL - Blake Keller, 6-2 210, Jr., Bradenton Manatee
DL - Mike Love, 6-4 215, Jr., Clearwater Countryside
LB - Cole Champion, 5-11 190, Sr., Ft Lauderdale St Thomas
LB - Daquell Lloyd, 5-8 180, Sr., Orlando Evans
LB - Akim Francis, 6-1 215, Sr., Kissimmee Osceola
LB - Freedom Whitfield, 6-2 200, Sr., Fort Pierce Central
DB - Justin Simmons, 6-3 185, Sr., Stuart Martin County
DB - Marcel Harris, 6-2 200, Jr., Groveland South Lake
DB - Josh Scarberry, 5-10 185, Sr., Tampa Gaither
DB - JoJo McClary, 5-9 170, Sr., Ft Lauderdale St Thomas
UT - Daniel Jones, 6-3 175, Sr., St Petersburg High
P - Roberto Aguayo, 6-0 190, Sr., Groveland South Lake

Third team offense
QB - Grant Flessner, 6-0 190, Sr., Venice
RB - Tremaine McCullough, 5-9 170, Sr., Royal Palm Beach
RB - Stafon McCray, 5-11 195, Jr., Kissimmee Osceola
WR - Brandon Brooks, 6-0 180, Sr., Jacksonville First Coast
WR - Reggie Love, 6-2 190, Sr., Boca Raton Spanish River
WR - Adam Jones, 6-1 185, Sr., Clermont East Ridge
OL - Zach Lauer, 6-2 260, Sr., Plant City Durant
OL - Keith Weeks, 6-3 288, Sr., Lithia Newsome
OL - Terrell Adams, 6-1 280, Sr., Jacksonville White
OL - Thor Miller, 6-2 252, Jr., Bradenton Manatee
OL - Jonathan Jean, 6-2 270, Sr., Fleming Island
UT - Raheeme Dumas, 6-0 175, Sr., Lakeland
K - Bobby Puyol, 6-0 175, Sr., Palm Beach Gardens Dwyer

DL - Augie Sanchez, 6-3 235, Jr., St Petersburg Northeast
DL - Mark Kelly, 6-1 215, So., Palm Beach Gardens Dwyer
DL - Chris Jamison, 6-2 235, Sr., Jacksonville White
LB - Gage Batten, 6-1 220, Sr., Palm Beach Gardens Dwyer
LB - Deante Henderson, 6-0 215, Sr., Orlando Oak Ridge
LB - T.J. Simmons, 6-0 220, Jr., Lakeland
LB - Darius White, 6-1 220, Sr., Bradenton Manatee
DB - Trayvon Johnson, 6-0 195, Sr., Stuart Martin County
DB - Clinton Heaven, 6-0 190, Sr., Bradenton Manatee
DB - Shykeem Pitts, 5-10 170, Jr., Davenport Ridge
DB - Jonathan Moxey, 5-10 170, Jr., Palm Beach Gardens Dwyer
UT - Ricardo Louis, 6-2 210, Sr., Miami Beach
P - Sean Covington, 6-0 170, Jr., St Petersburg High

Honorable Mention:
QB DeAndre Johnson, 6-0 175, Fr., Jacksonville First Coast
QB Bennie Coney, 6-3 200, Sr., Plant City
QB Evan Moore, 6-0 175, Sr., Lake Worth
QB Ronald Butler, 6-2 180, Sr., Tallahassee Lincoln
RB Fred Coppet, 5-9 175, Jr., Ft Lauderdale St Thomas
RB Tyrell Garner, 5-11 188, Sr. Brandon
RB D.J. Abnar, 5-10 180, Sr. Tallahassee Lincoln
RB Xavier Johnson, 5-9 170, Jr., Tampa Chamberlain
RB Diomi Roberts 5-8, 165, Sr., Clearwater Countryside
RB Jacobi Green, 5-9 175, Sr., Jacksonville White
UT Anthony Lauro, 5-10 185, Jr., Bradenton Manatee
UT Cludner Lacount, 5-9 170, Sr., Tampa Bay Tech
UT D.J. Juste, 6-0 185, Jr., Port St Lucie
RB Leon Allen, 5-10 200, Sr., Bradenton Manatee
RB Tim Bellinger, 5-9 185, So., Miami Beach
WR Tony Stevens, 6-2 180, Jr., Orlando Evans
TE Nico Shepard, 6-2 210, Sr., Ft Lauderdale St Thomas
DL Marquis Dawes, 6-1 235, Jr., Bradenton Manatee
LB Jawand Blue 6-0 215 Sr. West Boca Raton
LB Marc Danieli 5-10 200 Sr. Boca Raton
LB Tyson Burch 5-10 170 So. Cooper City
LB Devon Dwyer 5-11 217 Sr. Ovied
LB Hershel Caywood 5-10 195 Sr. Bradenton Manatee
LB Teddy Matthews 6-1 190 Sr. Royal Palm Beach
DL Malik Brown 6-3 210 Jr. Palm Beach Gardens Dwyer
UT Reggie Davis 5-11 160 Jr. Tallahassee Lincoln

2011 Florida 6A All-State Teams

Class 6A

QB - Nathan Peterman, 6-3 215, Sr., Fruit Cove Bartram Trail
RB - Kelvin Lee, 5-9 190, Sr., Daytona Beach Mainland
RB - Joseph Yearby, 5-11 195, So., Miami Central
WR - Amari Cooper, 6-2 185, Sr., Miami Northwestern
WR - Patrick Maddox, 6-1 175, Sr., Pace
WR - Chris Murray, 5-11 185, Sr., Tampa King
OL - Laremy Tunsil, 6-5 280, Jr., Lake City Columbia
OL - Dak Sims, 6-1 320, Sr., Pensacola High
OL - Trent Taylor, 6-3 265, Sr., Lakeland Lake Gibson
OL - Kevin McCoy, 6-6 290, Sr., Seffner Armwood
OL - Cody Waldrop, 6-3 280, Sr., Seffner Armwood
UT - Alvin Bailey, 5-9 175, Jr., Seffner Armwood
K - Emilio Nadelman, 5-9 180, Jr., Miami Central

DL - Jamal Stadom, 6-2 220, Sr., Melbourne
DL - Allen Covington, 6-2 225, Sr., Seffner Armwood
DL - Jordan Sherit, 6-4 230, Jr., Tampa Hillsborough
DL - Leonard Williams, 6-5 245, Sr., Daytona Beach Mainland
LB - Eric Striker, 6-1 190, Sr., Seffner Armwood
LB - Errol Clarke, 6-2 215, Sr., Miami Central
LB - Tayshawn Whitehurst, 6-1 200, Sr., Gainesville High
LB - Tyriq McCord, 6-4 225, Sr., Tampa Jefferson
DB - Chris Bivins, 5-10 170, Sr., Gainesville High
DB - Leon McQuay 6-2 190 Jr. Seffner Armwood
DB - Terrence Bryant, 6-2 175, Sr., Fort Walton Beach Choctawhatchee
UT - P.J. Williams, 6-2 190, Sr., Ocala Vanguard
P - Cole Leininger, 6-1 180, Sr., Fruit Cove Bartram Trail

QB - Josh Moore, 6-1 185, Jr., Orange Park Ridgeview
RB - Manny Morgan, 5-9 180, Jr., Naples
RB - Dwayne Carter, 5-9 185, Sr., Navarre
RB - Wade Edwards, 5-10 180, Sr., Seffner Armwood
WR - Jared Crump, 6-3 190, Sr., Fruit Cove Bartram Trail
WR - Shaquille Purifoy, 6-1 180, Sr., Pensacola Pine Forest
OL - Shane Blair, 6-2 305, Sr., Bradenton Lakewood Ranch
OL - Colby Watson, 6-4 320, Sr., Pensacola Pine Forest
OL - Earl Moore, 6-1 290, Sr., Tampa Hillsborough
OL - Michael Campbell, 6-6 260, Sr., Pace
OL - Cameron Dees, 6-2 270, Sr., Seffner Armwood
UT - Jalen Spencer, 6-0 185, Sr., Pensacola High
K - Cody Seeley, 5-10 165, Sr., Lakeland Lake Gibson

DL - Quinton Powell, 6-2 215, Jr., Daytona Beach Mainland
DL - Jordan Hinojosa, 6-2 275, Sr., Miami Central
DL - Kennard Swanson, 6-1 255, Jr., Lakeland Lake Gibson
DL - Sheldon Lewinson, 6-3 245, Sr., Seffner Armwood
LB - Derrick Doss, 5-9 195, Jr., Largo
LB - Jarvis Mott, 6-0 220, Sr., Daytona Beach Mainland
LB - Keionne Baines, 5-11 220, Sr., Seffner Armwood
LB - Trey Barnes, 6-0 225, Sr., Niceville
DB - Demarius Travis, 6-2 190, Sr., Pensacola High
DB - Donaldven Manning 5-9 170 Sr. Miami Central
DB - D.A. Williams, 5-10 170, Jr., St Augustine
UT - Ermon Lane, 6-3 187, So., Homestead
P - Morgan Sever, 5-9 165, Jr., Largo

QB - Levi Borders, 6-0 180, Sr., Winter Haven
RB - Mario Pender, 6-0 190, Sr., Cape Coral Island Coast
RB - Gabe Johnson, 5-9 195, Sr., Fruit Cove Bartram Trail
RB - Leroy Berry, 5-8 180, Jr., Palm Bay
WR - Brad Leggett, 6-3 180, Sr., Navarre
WR - Kenyatta Merriex, 5-9 165, Jr., Tarpon Springs
TE - Kent Taylor, 6-5 220, Sr., Land O Lakes
OL - Devon Williams, 6-3 315, Sr., St Augustine
OL - Joe Fennell, 6-4 320, Jr., South Ft Myers
OL - Troy Davidson, 6-2 275, Sr., Naples
OL - Bradey Kerrick, 6-7 310, Sr., Stuart South Fork
OL - Keonte Cash, 6-1 285, Jr., Miami Belen
UT - Charles Nelson, 5-10 170, So., Daytona Beach Seabreeze
K - Sergio Sroka, 6-0 170, Sr., Miami Belen

DL - Najee Jamerson, 6-3 190, Sr., Ocala Vanguard
DL - Robert Thornton, 6-0 265, Sr., Winter Haven
DL - Chris Skukalek, 6-2 230, Sr., Largo
DL - Earl Reed, 6-1 310, Sr., Crestview
LB - Johnathan Harris, 5-10 200, So., Miami Central
LB - Chris Banks, 5-11 210, Sr., Daytona Beach Seabreeze
LB - Keith Kelsey, 6-0 210, Jr., Gainesville High
LB - Darin Pickett, 5-10 190, Jr., Pensacola High
DB - Jarvis McCall, 6-2 190, Sr., Seffner Armwood
DB - Charles Brown, 5-8 160, Sr., Fort Myers
DB - Austin Houser, 5-10 150, Sr., Pace
UT - Caleb Alves, 6-2 185, Jr., Palm Bay
P - Bennett Blanton, 6-1 180, Sr., Jacksonville Atlantic Coast

QB Otis Brown, 6-3 190, Sr., Ft Lauderdale Stranahan
RB Matt Jones, 6-3 210, Sr., Seffner Armwood
RB Dalvin Cooke, 6-0 190, So., Miami Central
RB Trevaughn Rodriguez, 5-10 185, So., Daytona Beach Seabreeze
RB Nikko Finnegan, 5-9 195, Sr., Sebastian River
RB Levant Sands, 5-11 180, Jr., St Augustine
RB Imani Davis, 5-11 175, Sr., Miami Belen
RB Dalvin Battle, 5-10 175, Sr., Fort Myers
RB Hakeem Lawrence, 5-9 165, Sr., Hialeah Miami Lakes
UT Dejon Funderburk, 5-10 175, Jr., Pensacola Washington
WR Brandon Snell, 6-0 170, Sr., Carol City
UT Herb Waters, 6-1 185, Sr., Homestead
WR Kendrick Holland, 6-1 165, So., Winter Haven
OL Blake Stone, 6-2 270, Sr., Jacksonville Atlantic Coast
OL Christian Davis, 6-2 265, Sr., Tallahassee Leon
OL Ramsey Meyers, 6-4 310, Jr., Orange Park Ridgeview
DL Cody Christner, 6-4 205, Sr. Naples
DL Kendrell Jenkins, 5-11 220, Sr., Pensacola High
DL Hosea Cobb, 5-11 270, Sr., Palm Bay
LB Devin Rollins, 5-10 190, Jr., Miami Central
LB Nick Morrison, 6-2 225, Sr., Land O Lakes Sunlake
LB/FB Gage Marcil, 6-2 220, Sr., Deltona Pine Ridge
LB Mark Hicks, 6-2 195, Sr., Lynn Haven Mosley
DB Darius Williams, 5-10 175, Sr., Lake City Columbia
DB Rick Rumph, 5-11 180, Sr., Daytona Beach Mainland
DB Kenny Bishop, 6-0 180, Jr., South Fort Myers
UT Tyrail Hawkins, 5-10 180, Jr., Brooksville Hernando

2011 Florida 5A All-State Teams

Class 5A

QB - Tshumbi Johnson, 6-0 180, Jr., Immokalee
RB - Duke Johnson, 5-9 180, Sr., Miami Norland
RB - Jamie Gilmore, 5-8 180, Sr., Citra North Marion
RB - Andre Allen, 5-10 180, Sr., Panama City Arnold
WR - Ahmad Fulwood, 6-4 190, Jr., Jacksonville Bishop Kenny
WR - Jamie Wilson, 6-1 180, Sr., Belle Glade Glades Central
OL - Will Holden, 6-6 270, Sr., Green Cove Springs Clay
OL - Ereck Flowers, 6-6 305, Sr., Miami Norland
OL - Fitz Richards, 6-2 290, Sr., Palmetto
OL - Brian Hepburn, 6-1 285, Sr., Titusville Astronaut
OL - Jessemen Dunker, 6-6 315, Sr., Boynton Beach
UT - Janarion Grant, 5-11 175, Jr., Dade City Pasco
K - Marshall Morgan, 6-3 190, Sr., Plantation American Heritage

DL - Jabari Bothwell, 6-1 270, Sr., Citra North Marion
DL - Jacari Thomas, 6-2 200 Sr., Tallahassee Godby
DL - Teko Powell, 6-3 285, Sr., Miami Norland
LB - Keith Brown, 6-1 226, Sr., Miami Norland
LB - Pancho Thomas, 6-1 230 Sr., Tallahassee Godby
LB - Dominique Gibson, 5-11 200, Sr. Belle Glade Glades Central
LB - Bobby Wolford, 6-3 225, Sr., Jacksonville Bishop Kenny
DB - Brian Poole, 5-10 196, Sr., Bradenton Southeast
DB - Gary Simon, 6-0 185, Sr., St. Petersburg Gibbs
DB - Mackensie Alexander, 5-10 170, Jr., Immokalee
DB - T.J. Davis, 6-1 190, Sr., Tallahassee Godby
UT - William Likely, 5-8 170, Jr., Belle Glade Glades Central
P - Cody Thomas, 6-1 170, Sr., Tampa Robinson

QB - Jacob Guy, 6-5 205, Sr., Dade City Pasco
RB - Will Thomas, 5-8 185, Sr., Crawfordville Wakulla
RB - Cole Mazza, 6-1 215, Jr., Ponte Vedra
WR - Kendrick Singleton, 6-3 210, Sr., Glen St Mary Baker County
WR - Trey Dudley-Giles, 6-0 180, Sr., Dade City Pasco
TE - Sean Price, 6-3 225, Sr., Citra North Marion
OL - Chris Griffin, 6-6 275, Jr., Crawfordville Wakulla
OL - Hunter Clark, 6-2 265, Sr., Miami Norland
OL - Frankie Glenn, 6-3 310, Sr., Titusville Astronaut
OL - Robbie Gibbons, 6-3 270, Sr., Tampa Jesuit
OL - Jordan Swindle, 6-8 310, Sr., St Johns Creekside
UT - Byron Pringle, 6-2 190, Sr., Tampa Robinson
K - Kevin McLaughlin, 5-10 170, Sr., Ft Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons

DL - Deadrin Senat, 6-1 300, Jr., Immokalee
DL - Austin Lias, 5-11 315, Sr., Ft Myers Lehigh
DL - Marvin Wright, 6-1 285, Sr., Lake Wales
LB - Ryan Henderson, 6-0 215, Sr., Crawfordville Wakulla
LB - Leroy Owens, 6-3 218, Sr., Palatka
LB - Michael Deeb, 6-2 235, Jr., Plantation American Heritage
LB - Andrew Adair, 6-0 215, Sr., Merritt Island
DB - Eddie Williams, 6-4 200, Sr., Panama City Arnold
DB - Verntario Jenkins, 6-1 185, Sr., Alachua Santa Fe
DB - Davison Colliman, 6-2 190, Sr., Riviera Beach Suncoast
DB - Willie Bailey, 6-2 170, Sr., Hallandale
UT - Travis Johnson, 6-3 210, Jr., Tampa Jesuit
P - Zane Kitchell, 6-0 185, Sr., Palmetto

QB - John Wolford, 6-0 190, So., Jacksonville Bishop Kenny
QB - Trent Miller, 6-1 205, Sr., Palmetto
RB - Josh Hicks, 6-0 180, So., Palmetto
RB - David Emmanuel, 5-11 190, Jr. Dade City Pasco
WR - Rodney Adams, 6-2 190, Jr., St Petersburg Lakewood
WR - Tyreece Jiles, 6-0 170, Sr., Cape Coral
OL - Hunter Grant, 6-2 230, Sr., Green Cove Springs Clay
OL - Inuka Rhaheed, 6-2 300, Sr., Fort Pierce Westwood
OL - Wintz Terrell, 6-2 290, Sr., Wauchula Hardee County
OL - Percy Griffin, 6-1 310, Sr., Tallahassee Godby
OL - Alex McIntosh, 6-3 290, Sr., Miami Norland
UT - Thomas Sirk, 6-5 220, Sr., Glen St Mary Baker County
K - Luke Jackson, 6-1 170, Jr., Pensacola West Florida

DL - Connor Horvath, 6-0 210, Sr., Rockledge
DL - CeCe Jefferson, 6-5 260, Fr., Glen St Mary Baker County
DL - Tyron Johnson, 6-4 200 Sr., Palmetto
LB - Audrey Dieujuste, 6-0 220, Sr., Boynton Beach
LB - Daquell Randall, 6-1 230, Sr., Palmetto
LB - Ladarion Wilson, 6-1 180, Sr., Lake Wales
LB - Kevin James, 6-1 225, Jr., Crawfordville Wakulla
DB - Latroy Pittman, 6-1 200 Sr., Citra North Marion
DB - John Brockman, 5-11 180, Sr., Belle Glade Glades Central
DB - Joey Carzoli, 6-0 188, Sr., Ponte Vedra
DB - Feddie Davey, 5-10 190, Sr., Miami Norland
UT - Marshane Godbolt, 5-11 160, Sr., Crawfordville Wakulla
P - Kyle Federico, 6-0 180, Sr., Ponte Vedra

QB Dennis Andrews, 6-0 185, Sr., Tallahassee Godby
QB Kurt Benkert, 6-3 185, Jr., Cape Coral
QB Quinton Flowers, 6-0 180, So., Miami Jackson
QB Kyle Faxlanger, 6-0 190, Sr., Pensacola West Florida
QB Tucker Israel, 6-0 180, Fr., Orlando Lake Nona
RB Blake Tiralosi, 5-11 175, Sr., Orlando Bishop Moore
RB Daquan Durden-Johnson, 5-9 150, Sr., Port Orange Atlantic
WR Lawrence Lee, 5-10 170, So., Pensacola West Florida
WR Xavier Richardson, 6-5 210, Jr., Immokalee
WR Zach Culvahouse, 5-9 175, Sr., Estero
WR Jake Jacob, 5-6 140, Sr., Ponte Vedra
WR Corey Crawford, 6-0 180, Jr., Palmetto
WR Tyler Carmona, 6-3 180, Jr., Plantation American Heritage
WR Dareen Owi, 6-2 180, Sr., Miami Norland
UT Jacky Marcellus, 5-9 175, Jr., Immokalee
UT Victor Lewis, 6-3 180, Sr., Orlando Lake Nona
UT Mike Cirino, 6-0 185, Sr., Kissimmee Poinciana
DL Nick Wilson, 6-2 215, Sr., Dade City Pasco
LB Marcus Gaddy, 6-1 190, Sr., Alachua Santa Fe
LB Warren Henderson, 6-2 220, Sr., Boynton Beach
UT Jayron Kearse, 6-4 195, Jr., Ft Myers Cypress Lake
UT Andrew Hooks, 5-11 170, Sr., Wauchula Hardee County
DB Devondre Powell, 5-8 160, Jr., Miami Jackson
DB Dallas Jackson, 5-10 175, Sr., Palmetto
DB Rolan Milligan, 5-11 175, Sr., Lake Wales
DB T.J. Mann 5-10 175, Sr., Palmetto