The Maroone High School Gridiron Report wastes no time getting a jump on the Class of 2013 and the off season this Wednesday night on WQAM (560 AM) Radio.
Joining Larry Blustein from 9-10 p.m. will be Miami Monsignor Pace safety/linebacker Anthony Walker, Jr., Davie University School receiver Jordan Cunningham and South Florida Express 7-on-7 founder and team organizer Brett Goetz.
ALL-STATE - ALREADY
While many recruiting analysts were looking at the dozens of other top-flight players for the Class of 2013 in South Florida, many missed out on the 6-2, 200-pound Walker, who was good enough to make second team All-State this past season.
One of the top players in this class, this is an athlete who is not finished growing. That's why playing safety may be in his immediate future, but perhaps not at the next level where he may end up playing linebacker.
He is a true play-making sleeper in this class, who already gave national, regional and state media a chance to see what he could do in a pair of shorts and a t-shirt.
WHAT A CATCH
Two years ago, as a sophomore, in the state championship game, this was a player who showed the state he was going to be an elite prospect in the Class of 2013.
Fast forward two years, as he heads toward his final season at the high school level, and little has changed for this impressive 6-2, 185-pounder, who has been coached and taught by former UM standout Kevin Beard.
As good as he is on the football field, Cunningham has also been very solid in the classroom as well, which enhances his overall recruiting package.
STILL HELPING KIDS
Four years ago when he had an idea to get involved with organizing an off season travel 7-on-7 all-star team, Goetz had little idea how big the team and concept would be.
With a number of teams just in South Florida alone, Goetz finds himself competing for the same players he had automatically attracted in the past.
While other teams do provide a place for the athletes to play, Goetz and his staff, which includes former Dolphins Patrick Surtain and Sam Madison as well as other former NFL and collegiate players, has provided more of a total experience. They get top-flight instruction as well as exposure - statewide and nationally.
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