My good friend Coach J has a pulse on the young football prospects in south Florida, and always keeps me updated on what players to keep an eye on.
While I have covered youth football for over 30 years, and have often promoted many before they ever reached high school, there are a number of quality coaches who have the opportunity to see many of these prospects at the ages of 7 and 8, and keep a close eye on their progress through the years.
Coach J has always been on the cutting edge, and sends me youngsters to keep on the radar. Today, we have some prospects for the Class of 2018 - the group of rising freshmen who figure rot make a solid impact at the varsity level - right away.
While these are just a few of the prospects who will emerge, we will continue to promote football talent that will enter high school and bring them right to you. Remember, it's all about getting the names out there for the over 2,000 college coaches who follow us daily and weekly.
If you have additional prospects to send our way, you can e-mail me at Floridakids1@aol.com and I will list them and send them on to Coach J as well.
CLASS OF 2018 ELITE 14
1. Cajun Smith, WR, W. Palm Beach Oxbridge Academy
2. Nikolas Bonito, DE, Fort Lauderdale University School
3. Samuel Llewellyn, RB, Fortt Lauderdale University School
4. Marlon Pelot, LB, Miami Booker T. Washington
5. Chatarius Atwell, Athlete, Miami Northwestern
6. Miles Jones, Athlete, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas
7. Jason Swann, OL, Pembroke Pines Somerset Academy
8. Shannardo Houston, RB, North Miami
9. Herman McCray, TE, W. Palm Beach Oxbridge Academy
10. Chad Kiernan, OL, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas
11. Sharron Chester, DL, Miami Carol City
12. Jamain Lovett, DE, W. Palm Beach Oxbridge Academy
13. Terrance Gray, OL, Miami Monsignor Pace
14. Jordan Johnson, RB, Plantation