This week's South Florida High School Football.com Gridiron Report, powered by Maroone, promises to be the one of the best shows of the year.
The 2012 College Coaches Spring Report will begin this week as University of Cincinnati head coach Butch Jones will join Larry Blustein between 9-10 on Wednesday night on WQAM (560 AM).
It's all about defense as Gulliver Prep defensive end Stacy Thomas and Plantation American Heritage linebacker Michael Deeb will talk about what makes them among the best in the state of Florida.
Whether it was at Central Michigan, West Virginia or his current position as the head coach at the University of Cincinnati, Coach Jones has always used the state of Florida as a huge enhancement to his programs.
At Central Michigan, it wasn't uncommon to see 20-25 Floridians on the roster on any given year.
After taking over a Cincinnati team that had done some impressive things, Jones found a way to come in and quickly continue the positive momentum, winning 10 games last year and getting the opportunity to ring the bell on the AutoZone Liberty Bowl trophy with a win over an SEC program.
On national Signing Day, the Bearcats who had risen to the top of the Big East, had six more Floridians to join a roster that now numbers 16 from the Sunshine State.
THE REAL DEAL
After dominating as a junior at so many positions, Thomas became one of those prospects who jumped into the spotlight - in a hurry!
His size (6-3, 220), ability to play receiver, tight end, linebacker and just about anywhere the Raiders needed him was a huge plus.
Has been looked at big all the major BCS schools.
There may not have been a more underexposed player than Deeb, who at 6-3, 230, dominated every opponent with his speed, size, strength and ability to make plays.
Easily one of the nation's most gifted athletes who can do it all on and off the football field. A very hard worker who continues to get better, which is the reason colleges continue to offer daily.
Big time football talent.
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