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June 28, 2013

Miami-Dade Class of 2015 - Pre-Summer Top 50

As we have for the past 40 plus years, we like to kickoff the summer with a look at some of the top underclass prospects who have already started to carve out a solid reputation with coaches, fellow athletes and legions of fans.

There is little secret when it comes down to picking underclassmen, our track has been right there with the best who have evaluated and rated talent throughout the decades.

While this region is so gifted with football talent, being around for many years and decades has given us a huge boost when it comes to following players from an early age.

For the past 37 years, our finger has been on the pulse of the youth football programs and those associated with them, having that unique opportunity to watch these impressive prospects in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties from the first time they carry the football.

As you know by now, any list that you will find is only as thorough as the people who are behind it, and as we unveil the top 50 in Miami-Dade County, a lot of research and personal one-on-one viewing of these prospects has separated them from the pack.

Remember, this 2015 class list is the first of five/six that you will see before the graduating list.

While feedback messages take away from the actual BLOG, we do not open this forum for comments. Your opinions and take what other players to watch can be done by contacting Larry Blustein at Floridakids1@aol.com.

This list is only a starting point. It will be updated regularly. Also, promotion of these players and others who are no on the list is done daily by following us on Twitter @larryblustein.

1. Jaquan Johnson, Athlete, 5-11, 175, Killian:
This is a player who has been dictating games since he began playing. One of the most decorated youth football players in recent history will get you on offense, defense and on special teams.

2. DaVante Phillips, WR, 6-2, 185, Central: A year from now, many will ask the question whether this is the best receiver in the country. On the heels of a banner 2014 receiver class, here comes a pass-catching prospect who will be doing this for a long time.

3. Jovon Durante, WR, 6-0, 175, Jackson: From the first time he caught a ball and returned it as a freshman for Dr. Krop, all eyes were fixed on this tremendous football player who can do it all. Pure speed and instant special teams play is what he brings to the Generals this season.

4. Timothy Irvin, RB, 5-9, 175, Miami Westminster Christian: From his youth football days, competing and winning for the Richmond Giants, this was a player that everyone looked up to. Speed, football skill level and a desire to do everything well. This is easily one of the top pure football players in another gifted class.

5. Dominic Sheppard, LB, 6-2, 210, Gulliver Prep: From the first time anyone had the chance to watch this gifted football prospect perform, there was simply never a doubt to how good he could be. A true sideline-to-sideline linebacker who will always be in on every play. He has the chance to be very special.

6. Calvin Brewton, S, 6-1, 175, Central: From the first time we watched perform for Christopher Columbus, there was never a reservation about his overall ability. This is a defensive performer who flies to where the action is. A real talented football player who continues to make the Rockets defense look as good as they were last season.

7. Emilio Gibbs, LB, 6-3, 215, Coral Gables: One of the premier young prospects around, this is a football talent who truly brings everything you need to a much improved team. A quick and athletic football player who plays the run well – and learned last year and into the off season to drop into coverage when needed. Another great linebacker at a school known for churning them out.

8. Johnnie Hankins, RB, 5-10, 190, Homestead: As a ninth grader, there simply was not a better back with the promise that this young man showed. A season after making his move from South Miami, this is one former youth standout who is ready for a breakout season. Has the opportunity to lift the Broncos.

9. Keivonnis Davis, DE, 6-3, 225, Jackson: For years, the Generals have boasted about the many skill players they have on the roster. Now, they can start talking about this gifted football talent who is cat-quick and very athletic. This is the kind of football propect who has already given colleges something to think about for the future – especially with his speed and instincts on the field. Another of those tremendous football players with a bright future.

10. Jordan Cronkite, RB/WR, 5-11, 180, Miami Westminster Christian: If you haven’t had the chance to watch this gifted athlete play, you should understand that wherever he ends up at the next level, the college will have a student/athlete who can do it all. Play receiver, run from the line of scrimmage, block, catch balls out of the backfield. It goes on and on.

11. Devonaire Clarington, TE, 6-4, 220, Miami Westminster Christian: One of the most impressive off season transfers watches this already highly-recruited pass-catching athlete take his talents from Southridge to a program that has an established quarterback, outstanding receivers and one of the best offensive lines around. Great fit!

12. Trevon Sands, RB, 5-9, 175, Southwest: Because the Eagles rarely get much publicity, this is prospect who can probably play five positions that doesn’t get the attention he deserves. College coaches have been raving about the things he can do since watching him two years ago. His coaches believe he may be as good as any athlete in south Florida. Watch for yourself.

13. James King, LB, 6-2, 215, Booker T. Washington: If Devonaire Clarington is the most impressive player in the class to switch schools, this is a prospect – without a doubt – that has more potential than anyone. After a banner year as a defensive end at Miami Beach, he moves inside for the defending 4A state champs and will have plenty of help. Has crazy potential that will be in display this season.

14. Maliek Jackson, S, 5-11, 180, Hialeah Champagnat: One of many the Lions will trot out this year, and while much of the attention was centered around some offensive prospects that came in, this is one defensive secondary performer who will change the outcome of a game with a huge play. A very gifted football prospect who has learned to become a real playmaker.

15. Maurice Alexander, QB, 5-11, 170, Homestead: While the Class of 2014 was loaded with rising prospects, this class starts out with a juts a few signal callers who have the chance to make a solid impact. From the first time he snapped the ball for the Broncos, everyone knew that that this was going to be one of those football talents who could make a difference. Very strong and accurate arm.

16. Davante Davis, WR, 6-3, 180, Homestead: The Broncos have so much talent this year, it’s prospect like this quality football player who has the chance to make a difference. With so many offensive weapons to keep an eye on – including one of the best in the country – Ermon Lane – huge things are expected from this tremendous athlete this year. He will have plenty of opportunity to do what he does.

17. Tucker Beirne, QB, 6-2, 233, Christopher Columbus: After making a splash last year as a 10th grade starter for the Explorers – coming in as a much-talked about prospect – he is now settled in, gotten used to the speed of the game and worked hard to give himself a major opportunity to let the east coast coaches and recruiters see what the west coast watched early on. Has taken part in a number of off season events.

18. Bruce Davis, LB, 6-0, 200, Killian: Talk about another football talent who has worked his way up, here is a player they’ve been boasting about for years. A quick and athletic linebacker who can run, makes plays and drops into pass coverage as well. Colleges we spoke with were bowled over by his motor that never stops.

19. Deundre Pickett-White, Athlete, 6-1, 180, Southwest: Another of those gifted football prospects who can do it all for the Eagles. Like his teammate, it’s always hard to get exposure at a school that has never been known for the sport, but that culture is certainly changing, and players like this, will continue to emerge – with more of a spotlight on his play.

20. Steven Claude, WR, 6-2, 185, Hialeah Champagnat: Another of the impressive off season moves that were made by the Lions, and those who follow the sport, have to believe that this is going to be one of the many that helps this program finally turn the corner. Had an exception spring and off season.

21. Terry Jefferson, LB, 5-10, 185, Booker T. Washington: Talk to anyone who has played the Tornadoes and most will tell you that one of the hardest workers and best tacklers on the team is this impressive athlete who is fast becoming a prospect that colleges are very impressed with. Has the ability to lead this team in tackles and forcing turnovers. Big time football player.

22. Cedric Wiggins, QB, 6-0, 185, North Miami Beach: Following in the rather large footsteps of his older brother, Doug, who did some great things for the Chargers, this is a quality talent who has the arm strength and knowledge to lead on offense - and the pure athleticism to help this team on the defensive side of the ball. This is indeed one of those unique football talents who has the chance to be very special – and important to his team.

23. Vaquan Small, WR, 6-2, 175, Booker T. Washington: In the land of the smaller receivers on the team, here is a large version of a speedster who stretches the field and creates nightmares for almost any defensive secondary. Has learned to run better patterns over the past year with the help of a tremendous secondary.

24. Robert Knowles, S, 6-2, 180, Hialeah Champagnat: How many prospects does this program have for this class? If you continue to watch players like this tremendous Edison transfer, you will be able to answer that question yourself. This may be one of the most gifted athletes the Lions have on the roster. While he is a great safety, his ability to run the ball on offense also will make a huge impact.

25. Tobias Moss, DB, 5-11, 175, Miami Westminster Christian: This is one of those prospects who has been getting it done way before he reached the high school level. Now, that he has arrived, watching him play the game against top competition gives you a sense that this is indeed someone who will be around for many, many years.

26. Shaquery Wilson, WR, 6-3, 190, Coral Gables: Yet another talented football player with an impressive youth football resume to go along with what he has done at Booker T. Washington and now with the Cavaliers. Has the chance to be very special this coming season – as everyone found out over the past year.

27. Fermin Silva, DE, 6-2, 225, Central: If you go back to some of the big games this program took part in last year, this was a talented football player who used his speed, football skill level and overall athletic ability to put himself in the position to make a play. This season, he will be asked to do much more.

28. Gerald Robinson, DB, 5-10, 175, Hialeah Champagnat: Yet another quality prospect who has already dazzled colleges with a solid off season. A physical player who can cover and play the run equally as well. Has the opportunity to be one of the best in the class over the next two seasons.

29. Ben Tirolia, OL, 6-4, 280, Jackson: For the past two years, he was getting valuable experience playing for the state-rated Booker T. Washington team. This year, he heads to play for the Generals, giving himself a chance once again take his place in the spotlight. Very important year for someone who has played at a high level.

30. Brandon Silvestry, RB, 5-11, 185, Belen Jesuit: It’s usually prospects like this that end up helping the Wolverines turn the corner. A very physical football talent who has good speed and tremendous blocking ability. Could end up as one of the best players on a very good football teams.

31. Anthony Olivencia, WR, 6-2, 170, Killian: When the Cougars needed a big play. Someone to step up and add offense, this was a player who did often as a sophomore. Now, as a junior, he may hold the key to the overall success of this program with his ability to make key plays.

32. Patrick Coats, QB, 6-2, 210, South Miami: One of the most physical quarterbacks who continued to get better and better every time we watched him. One of the players who throws the ball very well, but also has the size and athletic ability to make an impact for the next two years.

33. Austin Ashley, WR/DB, 5-10, 176, Coral Gables: Yet another of the versatile players – not only in the county – but throughout south Florida. A quick, athletic and skilled player who has the potential to really make a difference over the two seasons. His coaches love his work ethic.

34. Andy Moreira, OL, 6-3, 270, Coral Gables: On the radar for over a year now, this is one of the players who is starting to mature into a quality prospect. Has the chance to learn in the summer and will only get bigger. This is a huge season – as colleges will keep an eye out on his progress.

35. Irick McDonald, OLB, 6-3, 220, Hialeah Champagnat: Following in the footsteps of his older brother who has moved on to the next level, this is a solid player who can stop the run as well as anyone. Has worked hard to be a better pass defender – if needed. Has the size and knowledge to play this game at a high level.

36. Shaquille Green, Slot, 5-7, 160, Booker T. Washington: After a stellar youth football career, this is one of those talented athlete who has the chance to be very special for the Tornadoes. Catches the ball and gets into the secondary as fast as any offensive weapon.

37. Richard Williams, OL, 6-3, 260, Hialeah: The T-Breds continue to strike gold with prospects like this. One who has the strength, quickness and overall athletic ability to become a great player. This is someone who will certainly have a great future if he continues to mature and work hard.

38. Frank Battle, WR, 6-6, 180, Miami Belen Jesuit: Having height and athletic ability may not equate to being a great receiver, but having watched this impressive football talent the past six months, you have to be impressed at what he will be like when he adds weight and gets stronger. Has off the charts athletic ability.

39. Jordan Herrera, RB, 5-9, 175, Miami Killian: One of the real gems of this class is yet another weapon the Cougars will roll out this fall. Giving the team a huge boost out of the backfield is what will separate this quality talent this season. Keep a close eye on his early season progress, which will tell a lot about his role with the team.

40. Keddrick Labady, LB, 5-10, 190, Hialeah Champagnat: The younger brother of standout running back Franklin, this is definitely a player who has everything that signals success at the next level. Watching him perform in the off season, you have a football talent that will bust out this. A strong, quick and aggressive playmaker.

41. Lawrence Mims, WR, 6-3, 175, Miami Northwestern: Having watched this program churn out quality talent for decades, this just may be the next great one. Has everything going in that you need to become very successful, and with a new offensive coordinator, look for him to be in the mix this coming season – during a challenging year.

42. Sheldrick Redwine, DB, 6-2, 175, Miami Killian: Having watched this tremendous football talent perform the past year, there is little doubt how good he has the chance to be. A quick and aggressive playmaker who gives the Cougars yet another potential major force in the secondary.

43. Deionte Lynch, OL, 6-3, 255, Miami Washington: For a team that lost mostly every player up front on offense, this is one of those players who truly has the chance to be very special. A strong, quick and athletic big man who may blow up this season. Colleges loved what they saw in the spring.

44. Rashad Fenton, DB, 5-11, 175, Miami Norland: For a team that never lacks talent in the secondary, this is one of those players who really showcased his skills this past season. Colleges who watched him perform have to believe that he has the chance to emerge into something special this year.

45. Khalid McGee, DB, 5-9, 175, Miami Northwestern: If you are looking for a player to keep an eye on – early in the season, this is someone who has the chance to be very special. Having been fortunate to watch him in the off season – and listening to what college coaches have to say about his future, which looks very bright.

46. Malik Adelson, S, 6-1, 175, Miami Springs: The Golden Eagles are once again putting out football talent like this tremendous athlete who had a huge sophomore year and followed it up with a very good spring. Watched him play twice in the off season and left impressed by what he can do.

47. Tory Meyers, S, 5-11, 190, Hialeah Barbara Goleman: One of the under the radar prospects that often gets overlooked because he is not on a team that gets the press, but having the chance to watch him play a few times, you have to be impressed the way he makes plays and never gives up. This is one of those players who has almost two years to show colleges across the country what many saw this past spring and off season.

48. Steve Durosier, DB, 5-10, 175, CB, Miami Jackson: If you wonder why the Generals have been on such a roll, this has to be the reason why. Extremely gifted football player who makes plays, works as hard as anyone you will find and has what it takes to get it done at the next level.

49. Andrew Spence, S, 6-3, 190, Coral Gables: If you’ve noticed lately what kind of players the Cavaliers have on the roster, this is one of those tremendous players who has not only had a promising season, but worked very hard in this off season to get better and elevate a program that I starting to make a move among 8A schools.

50. George Jacobsen, LB, 5-10, 180, Tavernier Coral Shores: Here is a player who really started to make a solid impact over the past year. College coaches raved about the way he and his twin brother played the game during the spring, and as the 2013 season gets sets to unfold, keep an eye on this quality football talent who has the chance to make a huge impact.

Broward Class of 2014 - Pre-Summer Top 50
Miami-Dade Class of 2014 - Pre-Summer Top 50
Broward Class of 2015 - Pre-Summer Top 50

Broward Class of 2015 - Pre-Summer Top 50

As we have for the past 40 plus years, we like to kickoff the summer with a look at some of the top underclass prospects who have already started to carve out a solid reputation with coaches, fellow athletes and legions of fans.

There is little secret when it comes down to picking underclassmen, our track has been right there with the best who have evaluated and rated talent throughout the decades.

While this region is so gifted with football talent, being around for many years and decades has given us a huge boost when it comes to following players from an early age.

For the past 37 years, our finger has been on the pulse of the youth football programs and those associated with them, having that unique opportunity to watch these impressive prospects in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties from the first time they carry the football.

As you know by now, any list that you will find is only as thorough as the people who are behind it, and as we unveil the top 50 in Broward County, a lot of research and personal one-on-one viewing of these prospects has separated them from the pack.

Remember, this 2015 class list is the first of five/six that you will see before the graduating list.

While feedback messages take away from the actual BLOG, we do not open this forum for comments. Your opinions and take what other players to watch can be done by contacting Larry Blustein at Floridakids1@aol.com.

This list is only a starting point. It will be updated regularly. Also, promotion of these players and others who are not on the list is done daily by following us on Twitter @larryblustein.

1. Jordan Scarlett, RB, 6-0, 200, University School:
Is there really more that can be added about a player who came in as a freshman and hasn't stopped impressing since. Easily one of the nation's fastest and best backs. Every college in the country knows all about this quality football talent.

2. Tyrek Cole, DB, 5-10, 175, Miramar: The first word that everyone thinks about when watching this gifted player compete is "LOCKDOWN". One of the most physical defensive backs in the state has more than proven what he can do - after a tremendous sophomore season. His spring and off season appearances have been impressive - to say the least.

3. Shawn Burgess-Becker, DB, 6-2, 175, Monarch: When we first watched this superb athlete perform a year ago during the season, there was little doubt that this would be a prospects for the future. His work in the off season attracted colleges from all over the country as he stepped over to the elite side of the recruiting wars.

4. Jason Strowbridge, DE, 6-4, 250, Deerfield Beach: There were up  to 100 college coaches who came to Florida for the spring - and if you talked to each and everyone of them, all would say that this was the player who impressed them the most in the Class of 2015. His size, speed, strength, quickness and potential has put himself in a position where he will be one of the best nationally.

5. Torrance Gibson, QB, 6-3, 195, Plantation American Heritage: There may not be a better all-around athlete in this class this year. For  those who have watched him play the past two years, you fully comprehend that he is not only a stellar quarterback, but can play receiver and safety equally as well.

6. Tavarus McFadden, DB, 6-2, 185, Plantation American Heritage: Having watched this tremendous talent several times over the past year, this is indeed one of those big time players who does so much on the field. Whether it was during his sophomore year, in the off season or spring, he found a way to turn heads and show college that this is indeed one of the best prospects in the class.

7. Alex Anderson, RB, 6-0, 200, Miramar: There is no doubt that the Patriots have three of the best running backs in south Florida, but when watching this big, strong and fast athlete perform, you can see why he will have options. Not only can he run the ball, catch out of the backfield and block, but also saw time as a linebacker - which adds to his already impressive resume.

8. Leeward Brown, OL, 6-3, 300, Miramar: This is actually a player who has been on the radar screen for nearly three years. Since he was a part of the off season conditioning with the linemen, he was with the program the summer before he officially was in the ninth grade. This is a very athletic big man who has great feet and knowledge of the game. Will be very special as he continues to mature.

9. Calvin Ridley, WR, 6-1, 185, Monarch: After a tremendous season at Chaminade-Madonna, this is the one prospect that colleges believe could rise among the nation's elite. His size, running ability and knowledge of the game has already separated him from the pack. This is a quality football talent who has all the tools to be a great one.

  10. Chris Hart, LB, 6-3, 200, St. Thomas Aquinas: Watching the Raiders last year and into the spring, this is the one prospect who turned heads and did it without a lot of fanfare. Has size, speed, athletic ability and the passion to play this game at a high level. Yet another of the tremendous athletes football players who has worked harder to get better.

11. Kendrell McFadden, S, 6-3, 185, McArthur: Another of those talented south Florida athletes who has been on the radar screen since his youth football days. This hard-hitting prospect was considered as one of the nation's best young players when he was in ninth grade. Has the chance to be very special this season as well.

12. Rashard Causey, DB, 5-11, 180, University School: Having been a part of the Suns' program the past two seasons, there is little doubt that this could be the one cornerback who rises the most this season. His speed, knowledge of the game and ability to read plays makes him one to keep an eye on. He is very physical.

13. Deltron Sands, RB, 5-7, 175, St. Thomas Aquinas: From the first time he carried the ball for the Raiders, there was simply no doubt that this STA legacy was there to carve out his own future. One of the fastest and hardest running backs anywhere, he has the chance to really break out this season.

14. Davante Peete, WR, 6-5, 190, St. Thomas Aquinas: After following his career since his ninth grade season at Blanche Ely, there was never any doubt that when his knowledge of the game caught up with his physical skills, he would be something special. The grandson of legendary golfer, Calvin Peete, he continues to make major strides at the position.

  15. Brandon Boyce, DL, 6-0, 240, University School: Was there a better interior lineman down the stretch last year? Go back and watch what this quality prospect did during his  sophomore season, and you will be sold at what he brings to the table. Incredibly fast and strong, this is someone who knows how to play the game.

16. Christian Strachan, OL, 6-5, 315, Hollywood Chaminade-Madonna: Being fortunate to have watched this tremendous football talent since he began playing, this is one of those fast, athletic line prospect that many college coaches believe will blow up this year and become a major recruit. Is way too good of a football player not to be considered as one off the best.

  17. Jeffrey Hill, DB, 5-10, 165, Miramar: How the Patriots continue to churn out quality football talent like this is why they are in the mix every year. This is one of those players who will stick in your pocket and punish you after catching a ball. Has the chance to really rise in the rankings with a solid junior season. Colleges already like what they see.

18. Tyler Cisrow, S, 6-1, 175, St. Thomas Aquinas: Having watched this superb football talent perform last year, and into the off season, there is a sense that this is one of those playmakers the Raiders really need during a tough season ahead. His ability to make key plays and read offenses is what separates him from the rest.

19. Taj McGowan, RB, 6-2, 185, Hallandale: One of the tallest running backs you will find, this is a back who we first watched last year, and by the time the season had ended, he was talked about by every opponent. Has the chance to be another Eddie George, Adrian Peterson kind of larger back who has speed and tremendous vision.

20. Anthony Bennett, DE, 6-2, 215, Cypress Bay: There are not too many players who remained consistent like this tremendous talent did last year as a sophomore, during the race to the 8A title game. His quickness, strength and overall athletic ability had coaches talking all spring. As he gets bigger and stronger, the attention will multiply for his services.

   21. Shamar Kilby, LB, 6-2, 190, Hallandale: There are several players who have jumped onto the radar screen in the off season, and this is one of those prospects who has everything it takes to be a very special talent. This is indeed one of those sideline-to-sideline players who has the speed and the football skill level to be very good for a long time.

22. Juwann Taylor, LB, 6-3, 200, Hollywood Hills: Over the past two years, this is a prospect who has gotten bigger and stronger, and as he heads toward his junior season, many believe that this is the player with best upside of just about any in the region. His speed, size and ability to play the game at a high level comes from following in the footsteps of his brother and father who both starred for the Spartans.

23. Rodrick Archer, S, 6-1, 200, South Plantation: When you have top-flight players on your team like John Franklin (FSU) and Alex Collins (Arkansas), it's easy to be overlooked, but this is one of those athletes who will carve out his own reputation. College coaches who have watched him play are bowled over by what he brings to the table.

  24. John Antkiewicz, LB, 6-2, 210, St. Thomas Aquinas: Yet another Raider prospect that many have not heard about, but if you have followed his youth football career - along with what he did last season and in to the spring, you can understand why colleges are already taking a look at the grandson of former Miramar High head coach John Maronto, who taught him plenty about the game.

25. Jawanza Evans-Morris, RB, 5-9, 175, Taravella: If you watched the Trojans play last year, this gifted runner was the one that everyone was checking out. His quickness, strength and ability to pick out holes definitely separates him from the other backs. Has the opportunity to continue to show what he has for two more seasons. A game changer.

26. Ronnie Hoggins, Athlete, 5-8, 175, Monarch: After helping his team to one of the best seasons in school history, this is one of those talented athletes who gives the program a major boost on both sides of the ball and on special teams. Following his brother’s talented footsteps.

27. Khalil Lewis, WR, 6-1, 180, Miramar: This is one of those prospects who is extremely athletic. He runs, jumps, catches and does just about everything well. When he gets more experience on the football field and puts it all together, he will race up this list.

28. Brion Sanchious, QB, 6-6, 200, Northeast: They may have to give this young man a nickname the way he continues to grow. With a solid off season, he now officially thrusts himself into a spotlight that will make him one to follow and see if he continues to mature.

29. Phillip Parchment, OL, 6-4, 275, St. Thomas Aquinas: While some programs are known for producing running backs, defensive backs and linebackers, it looks like this program has picked up steam on the offensive line. There will never be a shortage of talent when you have gifted young prospects like this playing for. This is another elite player.

30. Janarvis Pough, WR, 6-3, 170, McArthur: Doesn’t McArthur seem to have an athlete like this every year? This is a much-talked about receiver who is going to be top shelf. But he is also a talented quarterback as well. He probably can play seven positions on the field if needed. He is the real deal.

31. Rob Foy III, Athlete, 5-9, 170, North Broward Prep: After watching this explosive talent the past few years, personally seeing him do a number of things, the word that best describes this prospect is a versatile athlete. He is indeed one of those players who looks good catching passes in 7-on-7 events as he does with full gear, running the ball up field. Very under the radar prospect.

32. Josmar Martinez-Diaz, Athlete, 5-10, 180, Miramar: Here is one of those true football talents that is a “throwback” to the way football used to be. The first at practice and the last to leave. Will volunteer to play any position on the field, and do it well. This is a player who certainly has the chance to be very special.

33. Jalin Leandre, DB, 5-10, 185, Hallandale: With all the talent the Chargers have in the secondary, this may be the one with as much promise as any of them. Here is a physical cover-corner who anticipates and makes key plays to turn games around. Could be very special down the line.

34. Christian Irving, S, 5-10, 195, Boyd Anderson: One of the best young players that 90 percent of the recruiting public has never heard of, but ask anyone who plays with him or against this quality athlete, and all will tell you that whether it’s safety, linebacker or running back, he has the athletic ability to beat you. Also a outstanding wrestler for the Cobras.

35. Korron Rozier, DB, 5-9, 180, North Broward Prep: Here is yet another of the fast rising standouts who has all the tools to be very special. He is a running back who can pound out yardage and also has the speed to break away. In addition, he catches the ball out of the backfield very well. On defense, he is a get-in-your-pocket kind of prospect who is strong and physical.

36. Huntley Sawyers, OL, 6-2, 275, Coconut Creek: As we always say, it’s tough to predict what a lineman does, but in this case, here is a player who may be a bit ahead of the conventional curve. An athletic big man who appears to be willing to do what it takes to make it to that elite level.

37. Ryan Stanley, QB, 6-0, 175, Flanagan: The numbers certainly do not lie for this gifted passer who has been starting for the falcons since his freshman season. Dazzled college coaches in the spring, and with a new coaching staff and several new faces, this could be a very interesting year.

38. Adrienne Talon, S/LB, 6-1, 195, Davie Western: Had the opportunity to start evaluating him at the beginning of his sophomore year, and continued to follow him into the spring and off season, and without hesitation, this is one of those playmakers who has the chance to be very special. A big player performer who has it all.

39. Claudeny “C.J.” Jeudy, DB, 5-9, 180, St. Thomas Aquinas: One of the under the radar players who has the chance to be very special. Had a tremendous off season, including the annual spring game that watched him make some key plays. While he has not had the chance to showcase his skills, this coming season will be very important to his future.

40. Richard McIntosh, DL, 6-5, 230, Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons: Easily one of the fast-rising line prospects in the region, here is a player who really impressed this spring and into off season where colleges were all over everything he did. An extremely versatile and athletic football talent.

41. Brayon Parrish, RB, 5-11, 195, Davie Western: There may not be a more physical and talented running back around that many have not heard much about. Watching him play over the past year, this is one of those football players who will start to get big time offers – once the colleges get a chance to see how much work he is putting into getting better.

42. Richie Cooper,WR, 5-10, 185, Hallandale: This Miami Booker T. Washington transfer adds that instant offense to the Chargers attack. A gifted pass catcher who has the chance to be very special over the next few years. Has truly put himself on the map with an outstanding off season and will be one of the teams’ go-to offensive players.

43. Brett Israel, QB, 6-1, 180, Parkland Douglas: Another of the fast rising prospects who has more than proven that he belongs at this level. A former youth football standout who has grown into the position and has worked hard to become a leader. Has had an outstanding off season, which will translate into positive for the Eagles.

44. Demetrius Amerson, S, 5-11, 190, Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons: This is a program that now has athletes like this. Players who turn into prospects. This was a football player who really turned it up several notches in the spring. No matter where he went, everyone talked about what he did so well.

45. Tavares Givins, DE, 6-2, 210, Davie Nova: This is another legacy. The son of the late South Broward standout running back Tavares Mobley, who was an outstanding high school and collegiate back. Givens is athletic like his father, but his size and passion for the game may indeed reach another level. A quality football talent who will start jumping on every radar screen this year.

46. Joe Riggins, LB, 6-0, 195, Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons: There may not be a player with more promise than this gifted prospect who simply has it all. One of the toughest players at this position, this is a quick and athletic football player who has a solid future ahead.

47. Emonee Spence, WR, 6-3, 180, Pembroke Pines Flanagan: This is one of those prospects who flew onto the radar screen with a solid winter, spring and now summer. Has the chance to be very special, bringing so much to the table this year. Coaches who have watched him play admit that this could be the real find of the Class of 2015!

48. Antwuan Haynes, RB/Slot, 5-9, 160, Plantation: With all the running backs this program puts out every year, this is one of the special ones. Not only is he a very promising line from scrimmage runner, but has the knack of getting up field to catch passes. It’s the kind of athleticism that will indeed keep him in the spotlight over the next two years.

49. Kermit Silva, LB, 5-11, 205, Oakland Park Northeast: Here is one of the hardest working prospects in a very talented class. Every chance he had to improve his stock, he made the most of it – after a stellar sophomore season. College coaches have been keeping an eye on a play-maker who continues to get better.

50. Malik Wisdom, PK/DB, 5-9, 175, Hollywood McArthur: One of the up and coming players in this class, who began his career as a kicker at Miramar and then moved over to play for the Mustangs last season as a defensive back as well. Has been productive at every event he has attended, being invited to several elite underclass combines.

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June 27, 2013

Bucs' Davin Joseph Hosts Youth Football Camps

Davin Joseph has always been one of those people who never forgot where he came from. That has made the Hallandale Beach native and NFL Pro Bowler and icon in communities in Tampa and back home in south Florida.

Davin Joseph’s Foundation and Davin’s Dream Team will be teaming up with the NFL, USA Football and Whole Foods Market to present Davin Joseph’s 2nd Annual Youth Football Camp Week – Benefitting the youth in the South Florida communities. This interactive camp is designed to educate, encourage and empower young aspiring athletes ages 7-18 while teaching them the proper skills and techniques from current and former NFL stars, coaches and expert trainers.

As Joseph continues to help those in his home town, the City of Hallandale Beach has also gotten behind the efforts, helping to promote the week-long event.

The week actually gets under way on July 11th with Community Day from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at  Oreste Blake Johnson Park - Hallandale Beach, FL.

On Friday evening, the second Future Stars Reception will take place. This Invitation Only event also gives back to the community and those who put in the time.

Saturday, July 13th begins with the Youth Football Clinics from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. At the same time, Free Physicals (10 a.m. - 2 p.m) will be offered. The camp and physicals will be held at Hallandale High School.

For more details, visit DavinsDreamTeam.org

June 24, 2013

2013 Florida State High School Preview - August 1st

The predictions are starting to come in. The Top 100 lists are already popping up, but after a productive off season that included spring and early summer, we are now in the final stages of giving you exactly what you have had for generations - THE MOST ACCURATE INFORMATION AROUND.

Starting Aug. 1, we will bring you a COMPLETE look at the upcoming season in the state of Florida, and unlike magazines and other information that is set in stone, the names and information will be added and changed throughout the year for college coaches to maintain a valid list.

The Top 100 statewide, Top 25 teams, every position rated in the senior class along with all-state player - with top lists from 2015, 2016 and even 2017 – in addition to region-by-region coverage from people who have covered this state LIVE AND IN PERSON for over five decades!

Check it out all summer on the Miami Herald Recruiting BLOG!

June 23, 2013

Team Tampa edges SF Express for IMG title

“T’s up!” was the refrain as Team Tampa (Tampa, Fla.) hoisted the IMG7v7 National Championship trophy for the second straight year. The team, comprised of the best players in the Tampa-area, was single-mindedly focused on the task at hand after entering the bracket tournament as the No. 7 seed. At the end of the day on Sunday, all that stood in their way of repeating as National Champions was Miami, Fla.’s South Florida Express Elite. Behind the laser accuracy of quarterback Chase Litton (Wharton HS, Tampa, Fla.), Team Tampa was able to eke out a close victory over the powerhouse Express, 25-24.

“It feels great, representing Team Tampa - these guys, the best talent in the world is on my team, and we were disappointed after the [IMG7v7] Southeast Regional, so we came out to make a statement this time,” said Litton after the win.

Litton was on fire, completing pass after pass to a receiving corps that included the likes of East Lake High School’s (Tarpon Springs, Fla.) Artavis Scott and George Campbell. Most importantly, Litton only missed four passes in the title game, and his performance included zero turnovers.

“Chase is consistent, and that’s one thing I always told him, ‘you don’t have to be great, just be consistent,’ and that’s what he did,” said Team Tampa Head Coach Woodrow Grady. “7v7 is about being consistent, and having a quarterback that’s very accurate, and knows how to read [defenses], and not stare down receivers.”

Grady was also quick to laud the performance of defensive back Aaron Covington (Armwood HS, Seffner, Fla.), who made several clutch plays and forced key turnovers when the team needed them most throughout the tournament.

However, Team Tampa had to overcome major challenges throughout the day. In the third round, they bested the No. 2 seeded Central Florida Top Recruits, led by RB Isaiah Ford (Trinity Christian Academy, Jacksonville, Fla.) and CB Duke Dawson (Dixie County HS, Cross City, Fla.) by a score of 17-15. In the quarterfinals, they had to fend off the fierce Team Delaware, who made their first appearance in the IMG7v7 National Championship with the stellar play of Boston College commitment, QB Darius Wade (Middletown HS, Middletown, Del.) and CB Imani Jones (McKean HS, Wilmington, Del.). Finally, in the winner’s bracket semifinals, Team Tampa sent the Express to the loser’s bracket by a score of 31-24.

“When you playing, no matter what level, and you won the championship the previous year, you’re a target,” coach Grady remarked. “Every game, everybody was coming at us. It’s tougher to win back-to-back, because every game, everybody wants to knock you off.”

The runner up, the No. 1 seeded South Florida Express Elite, made their own impressive run to the final. The Express began the day with three consecutive wins, highlighted by a drubbing of rival Miami, Fla. squad, the South Florida Fire, by a 49-14 margin. After falling to the loser’s bracket, the Express had to overcome a major obstacle in AWP Sports, the No. 4 seed out of Ft. Wayne, Ind. AWP had been on a roll, led by DB Drue Tranquill (Caroll HS, Ft. Wayne, Ind.) and QB David Morrison (Concordia HS, Ft. Wayne, Ind.), but their tournament run came to an end at the hands of the Express, 34-28.

Change Factor is the first-ever Future STARS IMG7v7 National Champion

A new wrinkle at the IMG7v7 National Championship was the addition of the Future STARS division, featuring top middle school players (7th and 8th grade) from all around the state of Florida. In its first year, the Future STARS had nine teams compete for the title, but at the end of the day, the central Florida based Change Factor was standing tall as the champions.

“I tell these kids ‘attitude and effort are the only two things you can control,’ and they controlled those things and won themselves a national championship,” remarked Change Factor Head Coach Tim Frost. “What makes this so great is that this team came together, and we have a combination of kids from all over central Florida - Tampa, Sarasota, Bradenton, Orlando - and these kids just came to compete.”

One young player that truly stood out was Bruce “BJ” Judson, who will be entering Cocoa High School (Cocoa, Fla.) next season. Bruce is a jack of all trades, but made his mark at receiver in Sunday’s Future STARS final, leading his team to a 22-11 win over the North Broward All-Stars.

“We only practiced one time together on Saturday, and we just came out here today and dominated,” Judson said of his team’s victory. “This was great, playing with all these great athletes, but we had to do our best and come out here and compete.”

Change Factor is a first-year camp education movement based out of Bradenton, Fla., whose core values are based around teaching life on and off the football field. The six key lessons Change Factor instills upon its members are communication, humility, attitude, nutrition, goals and education.

“This is great, but I feel more successful when these kids grow up to graduate, be good fathers and give back to their communities,” added Coach Frost.

June 18, 2013

Area football teams ready to crown nation’s best at IMG7v7

BRADENTON, Fla. – The National 7v7 Football Association (NFA7v7) will kick off the third annual IMG7v7 National Championship on the campus of IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., June 21. The three-day, season-ending event features many of the nation’s elite club 7v7 teams who qualified through a series of regional championships held around the country. This year’s event includes the addition of the Future STARS division, featuring top middle school players (7th and 8th grade) from the state of Florida, as well as the return of the High School division, showcasing top high school 7v7 squads from Florida, Georgia and Mississippi.

“The NFA7v7 experienced tremendous success with its IMG7v7 event series this year,” remarked Blake Ulrich, Director of Events for IMG Performance, the managing arm of the NFA 7v7. “The quality of play and talent on the field was beyond our expectations at each local and regional event. We are excited that a dozen states, and Canada, will be represented in our national championship, indicating the tremendous growth of 7v7 across the nation.”

The full list of Club, High School and Future STARS teams includes:

Club Division: Team Tampa (Tampa, Fla.); South Florida Fire (Miami, Fla.); South Florida Express Elite (Miami, Fla.); Central Florida Top Recruits (Orlando, Fla.); Cam Newton All-Stars (Atlanta, Ga.); AWP Sports (Ft. Wayne, Ind.); Bootleggers (New Orleans, La.); Core 6 Athletes Red (Chicago, Ill.); Windy City BOOM (Chicago, Ill.); North Carolina Elite (Charlotte, N.C.); South Florida Blur (Miami, Fla.); Midwest Elite (Detroit, Mich.); College Ready Athletics (Washington D.C./Northern Va.); Go Hard Elite (Louisville, Ky.); Team Delaware (Wilmington, Del.); D-Block (Knoxville, Tenn.); Tennessee Xpress Blue (Nashville, Tenn.); IDFFL (Toronto, Canada); A&B Athletics (Denver, Colo.); Tennessee Xpress Gold (Nashville, Tenn.); Gulf Coast BKS (Gulfport, Miss.); Top Gun (Chicago, Ill.); Winning Strategy (Miami, Fla.); and La Villa (Edinburg, Texas).

High School Division: Vero Beach HS (Vero Beach, Fla.); Stephenson HS (Lithonia, Ga.); North Cobb HS (Kennesaw, Ga.); Madison-Ridgeland Academy (Madison, Miss.); Lakewood HS (St. Petersburg, Fla.); Mount Dora HS (Mount Dora, Fla.); Lincoln HS (Tallahassee, Fla.); and Strawberry Crescent HS (Dover, Fla.).

Future STARS Division: Change Factor (Tampa, Fla.); Team 904 (Jacksonville, Fla.); Tallahassee All-Stars (Tallahassee, Fla.); Palm Beach All-Stars (Palm Beach County, Fla.); North Broward All-Stars (Broward County, Fla.); South Broward All-Stars (Broward County, Fla.); North Dade All-Stars (Dade County, Fla.); South Dade All-Stars (Dade County, Fla.); and Kendall All-Stars (Kendall, Fla.).

The IMG7v7 National Championship is proud to continue its relationship with the Cam Newton Foundation, and will again host the Cam Newton Skills Challenge on Friday, June 21 from 4-6 p.m. In its second year, Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton returns to lead the competitive and fun kick-off event. The Cam Newton Skills Challenge is open to all IMG7v7 National Championship participants, and will feature a variety of physical challenges and an obstacle course.

The IMG7v7 National Championship will be broadcast this year on Fox Sports College, and will host national recruiting media from across the country, providing a unique opportunity for exposure. Players and coaches will also engage in educational college recruiting seminars, and have access to all the latest in sports performance products from IMG Performance sponsors like Under Armour, Gatorade, ALINE, Trigger Point, SPRI and beRecruited.com.

The event is open to the public, and admission is free. In addition to high-tempo 7v7 football, all participants and the general public are invited on Friday, June 21 to attend an informational seminar on NFA7v7 at 2:00 p.m. and an open seminar on NCAA rules and recruiting guidelines at 3:00 p.m.

Pool play starts Saturday, June 22, from 9a.m. – 4p.m., with the first round of the double-elimination tournament to begin at 5 p.m. The tournament continues on Sunday, June 23, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., with an awards ceremony to follow.

June 17, 2013

Carol City Edges Jackson to win Dolphins Academy 7-on-7


MIAMI GARDENS - Carol City High narrowly edged Miami Jackson High, 28-21, in a thrilling matchup that featured two of Dade County’s premier teams to win the 6th annual Miami Dolphins Academy 7-on-7 High School Football Tournament Presented by Under Armour and the National Guard at Sun Life Stadium. The Chiefs came up with a crucial 4th down stop with 47 seconds remaining to win the title and will now represent South Florida and the Miami Dolphins in the 2013 HSPD National Championship in Cleveland, Ohio on July 11-14.

“You talk about a fourth down play, just seconds on the clock and a chance to go to Cleveland. You probably had three or four guys giving a great effort trying to knock the ball down,” first-year Carol City head coach Aubrey Hill said. “Great effort is going to give you a chance to win games, and that was an example on that play.”

Carol City came out on top from a field of over 50 schools from the tri-county area that participated in the three-day event. Carol City advanced to the championship game after defeating Boyd Anderson in the quarterfinals and Miramar in the semifinals.

“It feels good representing South Florida and putting our school on the map,” Carol City quarterback Trayon Gray said. “We came out on top, an it feels real good.”

The three-day event began with the HSPD Symposium at Nova Southeastern University on Friday, June 14. The event focused on character development and life skills training. A variety of guest speakers, including Miami Dolphins General Manager Jeff Ireland, Dolphins Youth Programs Director Twan Russell, Dolphins long snapper John Denney, Dolphins team physician Dr. Gautam Yagnik and Under Armour’s George Hegamin, gave the students practical life lessons and advice aimed to help them as they enter adulthood.

The tournament got underway on Saturday with Round Robin games and the first rounds of the playoffs. The final eight teams competed on Sunday, ultimately ending with Carol City’s victory.

“Overall, it was a successful weekend. I felt the kids learned a lot from our guest speakers about life skills and lessons that will benefit their future,” Russell said. “The weekend ended on a great note with an excellent game. I am happy for Carol City, and I look forward to them representing us and South Florida in the National Championship in Cleveland.”

The Dolphins and South Florida have had great success in past National Championships. Most recently, Booker T. Washington won the 2012 National Tournament to become the fourth team to represent the Dolphins and win the tournament.

Photo Courtesy/Miami Dolphins

June 15, 2013

SFHSSports.com Florida Summer Sports Festival

Over 1300 scholastic student-athletes will travel to Miami to compete in The 6th Annual SouthFloridaHighSchoolSports.com-Florida Summer Sports Festival June 26-30th in Miami. Summer is the single most important time period for a scholastic athlete. Athletes compete in various sports and none more exciting than summer basketball and 7 on 7 football. At all sites will be recruiting services and college recruiters present to view talent and subsequently offer college scholarships.

(1) The basketball tournament will feature 25 high schools and 25 elite youth teams from Palm Beach to Key West. Competition will be daily 5:00-8:00 PM June 26-28 and 10:00 AM-8:00 PM June 29 at Central, Edison and BTW, Championship will be held June 30th 10:00-5:00 PM at Miami Central. Former NBA forward Mark Strickland will host a special elite camp for the 25 best HS players in South Florida June 30th at 6:00 PM at Miami Central. South Florida is loaded with national recruits for big men. Tournament will include 6'9" Soph Dewan Huell of Miami Gardens and quickly becoming a national household name Zach Brown a 7'0" Freshman of Miami.

(2) The Gatorade Athletes Academic & Human Development Symposium is mandated for all competing athletes on Friday June 28, 2013 at Miami Central High Gymnasium at 3:00 PM. This unique, comprehensive and interactive symposium is a breakdown of the NBA/NFL Rookie Orientation. Symposium is designed for the athlete and his parents. Former NBA BGreat Wali Jones will facilitate the symposium,

(3) The Nike 7 ON 7 Football Challenge will be held June 29, 2013 at Amelia Earhart Park. This years challenge will feature two nationally ranked teams in Miami Rockets and Overtowners. Games start at 7:00 AM. This years challenge will include:

* Walt Frazier Lineman Challenge
* Kornblue Kicking & Punting Challenge
* Mastrole Passing Challenge
* Fastest man contest

^ South Florida youth organizations are urged to bring their children to enjoy the sports festival. To receive FREE group tickets call Ms. Latoya Williams 305-281-9461

1. Booker T. Washington
2. Miami Central
3. Northwestern
4. Stoneman Douglas
5. Columbus
6. Coral Gables
7. Miramar
8. South Plantation
9. Suncoast
10. Jupiter Christian
11. Mater Academy
12. Hallandale
13. Miami Jackson
14. Cypress Bay
15. Miami Springs
16. Southridge
17. Boyd Anderson
18. McArthur
19. Coconut Creek
20. Northeast
21. Oxbridge Academy
22. Coral Reef
23. Stranahan
24. Westchester

1. Columbus
2. Northwestern
3. Doral Academy
4. Plantation
5. Cypress Bay
6. Coral Reef
7. Goleman
8. Miami Springs
9. Mater Lakes Academy
10. Westminister Christian
11. Dillard
12. Gulliver
13. South Broward
14. Palm Beach Lakes
15. Dwyer
16. Edison
17. Central
18. Jackson
19. BTW
20. Norland
21.Miami Lakes
22. Mater Day
23. Park Vista
24. Miami Beach

For Festival information and sponsorship opportunities email:tocsports@aol.com

June 13, 2013

Booker T. Washington will be a national power

For the first five months of this year, while most players and teams were putting themselves in the spotlight at combines, camps and 7-on-7 events, Miami Booker T. Washington was preparing for something much bigger.

What the defending 4A state champion Tornadoes and veteran coach Tim "Ice" Harris, Sr., have been doing is getting this impressive program ready for a national championship run. That step began officially last Friday night in a 62-14 thrashing of St. Petersburg Lakewood in the spring game.

While that lopsided win - which has become the norm for BTW of late - was heard across the state and the nation, this program will not be satisfied with being second best. Too much talent, too many hours of work, way too much speed and a coaching staff that tolerates very little.

Nobody will ever minimize how good Miami Central and others are, having the right to claim that top spot, but to sit back and try to comprehend how anyone who knows anything about this game wouldn't think that BTW is not one of the best, may not have a grasp on what talent is flowing in and out of Overtown.

The Tornadoes are as balanced as you will get - on both sides of the ball. I would personally put them against any team in the country - and with a chance to play the best in Georgia, Nevada and south Florida, they will have that opportunity to back it up.

To put into perspective what this program has accomplished, all you have to do is look what's happened since the 19-3 lead they gave up to Central last year at Sun Life Stadium and lost to the Rockets. Since that game this team hasn't been pushed at all. They rolled over every obstacle on the way to state title, including traditional powerhouses Jacksonville Bolles and Cocoa.

This is the perfect storm for this program, which has taken a group of inner city athletes who have been well coached and disciplined in a system that may be the best in the country, and have developed them into prospects who are achieving on the football field and in the classroom.

At BTW, there is a solid foundation. Not something that was constructed for a few years. What you have here are coaches who are looked up to as sound football men and pillars of the community. People such as Harris, his son, "Ice Jr.", former head coach Earl Tillman, Sheldon Hanks, Sr., Torian Bean, Ben Hanks, Nitron Stork, Michael Fields, Pierre Senatus, Benedick Hyppolite, Latharrio Wright, Brian Sloan, Paul Lasseur and Murray Harris, who has been around the game for over three decades.

Having traveled with them during the 7-on-7 season, this is a program that never leaves a doubt. There is no fooling around, and if you slip up, there are several prospects waiting for their chance.

There are very few public high schools in the country who funnel so much talent from the youth football fields – where national championships have been won and a solid foundation is put into place. Pensacola Pine Forest had it in the 1980s, so did Union County. Lakeland and Cocoa also had their youth programs on the same page.

There are very few weaknesses in the lineup, and that has already shown during a spring where three new top-flight prospects are making their way into a big time rotation.

Offensively, you will have to score 35-plus if you want to stay in the game with them. They have five receivers who run in the 4.4 range and two running backs who will run away from you - in a second. They are big up front, talented at quarterback with senior Treon Harris and have the ability to create nightmares for any defensive coordinator who has the task of slowing them down.

"You watch them on offense and see receivers like Lamar Parker, Terrawn McPhee, Deltron Hopkins and Vaquan Smalls being very tough to cover," said Dana Wiley of Prep Films. "Then, you see a fast back like Krondis Larry and a big, young back like (sophomore) Mark Walton add to what they already send at you."

Defensively, losing a Matthew Thomas and a Michael Johnson are never easy, but this is talent train that has reloaded. With standout defensive linemen Chad Thomas, Demetrius Jackson and Jordan Ingraham, linebackers Tevin Evans and Terry Jefferson, and quality defensive back Nigel Patten, the balance on both sides of the ball has the attention of everyone.

"We set ourselves up with a very challenging schedule," Ice Harris said. "But we built to the point where we have taken this from a state-rated team to a national championship program with plenty of hard work.”

Class of 2015 standout linebacker James King could be the biggest addition to a team that is already busting at the talent seams.

We are always looking to help promote our area recruits for the current Class of 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. All you have to do is send a You Tube or Hudl link and information about the athlete to: Larry Blustein at Floridakids1@aol.com. Check out our list of statewide prospects as well on the High School Blog.

Follow Larry on Twitter at twitter.com/larryblustein.

June 08, 2013

Southridge WR Gilbert Johnson has committed to Georgia

NEW YORK -- According to a text message from Miami Southridge coach Lamont Green, standout 2014 receiver Gilbert Johnson (6-4, 190) committed to Georgia on Saturday.

Johnson led Southridge with 35 catches for 572 yards and five TDs last season.