Killian coach Cory Johnson optimistic football player Deandre Johnson, stabbed this morning, will recover

Killian football coach Cory Johnson said he's optimistic sophomore defensive end Deandre Johnson, who was stabbed Tuesday morning by a fellow female student during lunch on campus, will recover from his injuries.

"The school has asked us to just let people know he's in stable condition and in the process of recovering," the coach told The Miami Herald shortly after visiting the 15-year-old and his family in the hospital. "It's a critical injury, but he's stable."

Johnson, no relation to the coach, is one of the standout players in the Class of 2017 locally and a leader for the Cougars. The 6-3, 220-pound defensive end already has a scholarship offer from Temple. 

"Deandre missed most of the 2014 season for us with a fractured fibula, but he came back and played in the playoffs for us and played well," Johnson said. "He was just hitting 100 percent and feeling good. In January he was finally ready to go, no holds barred.

"He went out to Texas for the U.S. Army All-American combine and did really well. He's a bright kid, good kid, 3.3 GPA. The football team's prayers and faith are with Deandre. We'll be there for him throughout his recovery."

Johnson said a handful of players ran over to him to tell him what had happened to Johnson shortly before 11 a.m. today. He said he gathered the team together and they prayed and talked a little bit about what happened.

"I've had players from the past calling me all day trying to find out what happened, reaching out in support of Deandre," Johnson said. "We lost a lot of leaders [from an 11-1 team] to graduation. Deandre has been setting the tone for us in workouts. He's going to be one of the leaders the kids look up to the next two years."

-- MANNY NAVARRO

Here's a photo of Deandre Johnson visiting the University of Miami campus back in February.

January 18, 2015

Class of 2015 Florida Qualified HS Players

ATTENTION COLLEGE FOOTBALL COACHES: The following list of high school football prospects from the state of Florida are talented athletes who have put in the work on the football field and in the classroom.

These talented athletes from all over Florida are qualified and ready to go. Check out their videos and call their coaches. You already know the talent in the Sunshine State is as good as you get. Help your program and help these young men.

In the end, they have one everything asked of them – on and off of the playing field. Now, it’s your turn to reward them.

If you need contact information, just drop us an e-mail at Floridakids1@aol.com.

QUALIFIED FLORIDA SENIOR: Jurell Green, RB, Oviedo. 4,782 yards and 60 TDs. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1568378/jurell-green

QUALIFIED FLORIDA SENIOR: Malik Wisdom, DB, Miami-Dade Christian. Versatile player with plenty of big time experience. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/4205428/malik-wisdom

QUALIFIED FLORIDA SENIOR FOOTBALL PROSPECT: Wajih AlBaroudi, OL, Fort Lauderdale High. 3.19 GPA at 6-3, 295. Check him out colleges! http://www.hudl.com/athlete/2645140/highlights/195465383

QUALIFIED FLORIDA SENIOR FOOTBALL PROSPECT: Jonathan Ortner, QB, Santa Rose South Walton. Talented player. Check him out! http://recruit-match.ncsasports.org/clientrms/profile/recruiting_profile/789414

QUALIFIED FLORIDA SENIOR FOOTBALL PROSPECT: Johnnie Hankins, RB, South Dade. State championship experience. Big time player! http://www.hudl.com/athlete/3279331/highlights/124575375

QUALIFIED FLORIDA SENIOR FOOTBALL PROSPECT: Gerod Jones, WR/DB, Sarasota Booker. Young man can play! http://www.hudl.com/athlete/2831842/highlights/147945395

QUALIFIED FLORIDA SENIOR FOOTBALL PROSPECT: Donovan Valdiviezo, DE/DT, Miami High. Passion for the game and wants to keep playing. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/3595015/highlights/187515380

QUALIFIED FLORIDA SENIOR FOOTBALL PROSPECT: Nick Hughes, OL, Coral Springs Taravella. This is a prospect to invest in. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/3476202/highlights/204614375

QUALIFIED FLORIDA SENIOR FOOTBALL PROSPECT: Michael Frederick, RB, Champagnat Catholic. State championship experience. Steal! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fuqEzvgu_sk

QUALIFIED FLORIDA SENIOR FOOTBALL PROSPECT: How does Coral Springs Taravella's Jawanza Evans-Morris have NO offers, college? http://www.hudl.com/athlete/3476177/highlights/204109393

QUALIFIED FLORIDA SENIOR FOOTBALL PROSPECT: Phillip Beaty, WR/TE, Orlando Bishop Moore, Great player and well coached. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/3635364/highlights/177956380

QUALIFIED FLORIDA SENIOR FOOTBALL PROSPECT: Reuel Buchanan, 6-0, 190, LB, 3.8 GPA! Pompano Beach Blanche Ely product. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/4777914/highlights/206613380

QUALIFIED FLORIDA SENIOR FOOTBALL PROSPECT: Athlete Landyn Rivadeneira, Parkland Douglas. Outstanding football prospect who also gets it done in the classroom. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/2821684/highlights/199369398

QUALIFIED FLORIDA SENIOR FOOTBALL PROSPECT: DaMarrio Jackson-Smith, Miami Monsignor Pace. A young man to check out. 3.6 GPA, too! http://www.hudl.com/athlete/2168465/highlights/202020376/v2

QUALIFIED FLORIDA SENIOR FOOTBALL PROSPECT: Ulysees Gilbert, Ocala Trinity. Top flight prospect. Very impressive LB. 20 on the ACT - 3.1 Core GPA. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1422681/highlights/166131378

QUALIFIED FLORIDA SENIOR FOOTBALL PROSPECT: Ronald Clayton. Hollywood Hills under-the-radar DB with a 3.1 GPA. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/3326209/highlights/196188377

QUALIFIED FLORIDA SENIOR FOOTBALL PROSPECT: Marcos Alvarado, OL, 19 ACT. Passion for the game! http://www.hudl.com/athlete/4655355/highlights/199274381

QUALIFIED FLORIDA SENIOR FOOTBALL PROSPECT: Anthony DeLeo, OLB/S, Bartram Trail. 81 tackles. Difference maker. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/2646776/highlights/164003376

QUALIFIED FLORIDA SENIOR FOOTBALL PROSPECT: Malik Vigille, WR/DB. Has won multiple state championships. Winner! http://www.hudl.com/athlete/3315736/highlights/110281383

QUALIFIED FLORIDA SENIOR FOOTBALL PROSPECT: Michael Fitschen, Coral Springs Taravella athlete with a 4.4 GPA 1750 SAT. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/3476190/highlights/202511375

QUALIFIED FLORIDA SENIOR FOOTBALL PROSPECT: Paul McDonald, DB/WR, Sunrise Piper is another overlooked player. 3.3 GPA, 24 ACT. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/2646903/highlights/191368385

QUALIFIED FLORIDA SENIOR FOOTBALL PROSPECT: Alan "A.J." Seward, Orlando E. River, WR/DB. Check him out! http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1423882/highlights/115169379

QUALIFIED FLORIDA SENIOR FOOTBALL PROSPECT: Julian McCleod, DT, St. Thomas Aquinas. Very talented football player. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5fuasEJRoc&feature=youtu.be

QUALIFIED FLORIDA SENIOR FOOTBALL PROSPECT: Reggie Turner. Versatile CB/S from Miami Jackson. Well coached and 26 ACT. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/2704673/reggie-turner

QUALIFIED FLORIDA SENIOR FOOTBALL PROSPECT: Malik Williams, Lake Worth WR/DB is set to go in the classroom. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/3514967/highlights/105805406

QUALIFIED FLORIDA SENIOR FOOTBALL PROSPECT: Jose Ortega: Weston Cypress Bay has a 285-pound DT ready to recruit! Watch him play! http://www.hudl.com/athlete/3197962/highlights/214870375

QUALIFIED FLORIDA SENIOR FOOTBALL PROSPECT: Sanford Seminole TE/WR Gage Krull. Can't teach 6-foot-6! http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1682108/highlights/155825376

QUALIFIED FLORIDA SENIOR FOOTBALL PROSPECT: Tydarius Smith, 285-pound NG - Sanford Seminole. Real sleeper. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/2866942/highlights/158436381

QUALIFIED FLORIDA SENIOR FOOTBALL PROSPECT: Sanford Seminole OT/OG/OC Danyel Mariano. Has it all! http://www.hudl.com/athlete/2841388/highlights/199268002

QUALIFIED FLORIDA SENIOR FOOTBALL PROSPECT: Hans Supre - Tremendous Coral Gables RB steal. 25 ACT and talent. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1400999/highlights/18278395

QUALIFIED FLORIDA SENIOR FOOTBALL PROSPECT: Sanford Seminole DT with grades and talent, Eric Martin. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1586650/highlights/165765375

QUALIFIED FLORIDA SENIOR FOOTBALL PROSPECT: Sheldon Whigham, RB, Hialeah Miami Lakes has talent and grades. He's ready colleges! http://www.hudl.com/athlete/3899463/highlights/186363375

QUALIFIED FLORIDA SENIOR FOOTBALL PROSPECT: St. Thomas Aquinas college ready safety, C.J. Jeudy. Big time exposure already. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1456081/highlights/217463376

QUALIFIED FLORIDA SENIOR FOOTBALL PROSPECT: Johnnie Gaines, RB, Fort Lauderdale Westminster talent POY in his league. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/3690584/highlights/164914375

QUALIFIED FLORIDA SENIOR FOOTBALL PROSPECT: Rodley Velia. Talented Miami Monsignor Pace athlete still out there, colleges! http://www.hudl.com/athlete/2449424/highlights/180129391

QUALIFIED FLORIDA SENIOR FOOTBALL PROSPECT: Darrell Henderson, DL/OL. Jacksonville Duval Charter player has the grades and talent. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/3299087/highlights/175607389

QUALIFIED FLORIDA SENIOR FOOTBALL PROSPECT: Miramar Everglades' Khantrell Burden is a D1 caliber player - 3.5 GPA OLB/SS. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/2185128/highlights/189711375

QUALIFIED FLORIDA SENIOR FOOTBALL PROSPECT: Demetrius Amerson: Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons' talent. A STEAL college coaches!!!! http://www.hudl.com/athlete/2289137/highlights/152501377

QUALIFIED FLORIDA SENIOR FOOTBALL PROSPECT: N. Miami Beach athlete Duanne Jones is a real steal colleges. He can play! http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1715836/highlights/207955388

QUALIFIED FLORIDA SENIOR FOOTBALL PROSPECT: Darell Cheruban, OL, Hialeah American. Here is a player who can make a difference for your school. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/3436102/highlights/173237376

QUALIFIED FLORIDA SENIOR FOOTBALL PROSPECT: To my Ivy League coaches. Mateo Diaz has a 4.74 GPA! OLB from Sunrise Piper. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/2959913/highlights/203199380

QUALIFIED FLORIDA SENIOR FOOTBALL PROSPECT: Versatile Jensen Beach QB/DB/WR/RB, Kade Glenn. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1831877/highlights

QUALIFIED FLORIDA SENIOR FOOTBALL PROSPECT: One of the major steals in south Florida. Les Dalger, 6-foot-5 WR from Ft. Lauderdale Westminster. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/3945947/highlights/163626380

QUALIFIED FLORIDA SENIOR FOOTBALL PROSPECT: Montavis Cogdell is a Jacksonville Westside RB standout with a 2.9 GPA. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/3246179/highlights/168221375

QUALIFIED FLORIDA SENIOR FOOTBALL PROSPECT: George Jacobsen, RB/OLB, Coral Shores UNDER THE RADAR! http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1684157/george-jacobsen

QUALIFIED FLORIDA SENIOR FOOTBALL PROSPECT: Henry Jacobsen, RB/OLB, Coral Shores UNDER THE RADAR. Wake up colleges! http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1684156/highlights/195755378

QUALIFIED FLORIDA SENIOR FOOTBALL PROSPECT: Lance Deveaux, DB. Another high level St. Thomas product just waiting colleges! http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1719924/highlights/181217378

QUALIFIED FLORIDA SENIOR FOOTBALL PROSPECT: Dion Ross - Two-time OL state champ from Apopka is ready to go. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/3889910/highlights/220155399

QUALIFIED FLORIDA SENIOR FOOTBALL PROSPECT: Johnathan Atwell, WR, Weston Cypress Bay. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1603532/highlights/80253376

QUALIFIED FLORIDA SENIOR FOOTBALL PROSPECT: Florida's Panhandle has plenty of kids. Brandon Thomas, DB, Fort Walton Choctaw. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1820210/brandon-thomas

QUALIFIED FLORIDA SENIOR FOOTBALL PROSPECT: Joshua Sierra, Miami High LB - 2.8 GPA - 22 ACT. He is ready to roll on campus. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/3571889/joshua-sierra

QUALIFIED FLORIDA SENIOR FOOTBALL PROSPECT: Miami Northwestern OL Dwayne Thomas has his grades set. he is all yours! http://www.hudl.com/athlete/3935091/highlights

QUALIFIED FLORIDA SENIOR FOOTBALL PROSPECT: Connor Fee. Caught a TD in the 7A state title game and has a 4.1 GPA. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/2604608/highlights/184339377

QUALIFIED FLORIDA SENIOR FOOTBALL PROSPECT: Hialeah American standout DE.OLB Darius Rolle is ready colleges! http://www.hudl.com/athlete/2130779/highlights/178819375

QUALIFIED FLORIDA SENIOR FOOTBALL PROSPECT: Anthony Rosenfeld. Miami Columbus standout has grades and talent. Now needs and offer! http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1370430/anthony-rosenfeld

QUALIFIED FLORIDA SENIOR FOOTBALL PROSPECT: Miami LaSalle S Montrell Thomas is a star with grades! http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1703851/highlights/220896380

QUALIFIED FLORIDA SENIOR FOOTBALL PROSPECT: North Miami DL/FB has a 2.9 GPA and 19 SAT. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/3114042/highlights/177031376

QUALIFIED FLORIDA SENIOR FOOTBALL PROSPECT: Micah Zander - Jacksonville (Raines) area standout has a 3.6 GPA and talent! http://www.hudl.com/athlete/539260/highlights/158373379

QUALIFIED FLORIDA SENIOR FOOTBALL PROSPECT: Malique Allen, DB, North Miami Beach is always around the ball and has a 23 ACT, which makes him ready. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/3247435/highlights/97222377

QUALIFIED FLORIDA SENIOR FOOTBALL PROSPECT: Orlando (Timber Creek) OL prospect with a 27 ACT and 3.6 GPA. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/530871/highlights/209883375

QUALIFIED FLORIDA SENIOR FOOTBALL PROSPECT: Miami Springs WR James Howard is a quality player that is ready to go. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBW0lhLNBGE&feature=youtu.be

QUALIFIED FLORIDA SENIOR FOOTBALL PROSPECT: Jake Bofshever is a productive Coral Springs QB who can make a difference. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/2898211/highlights/171543376

QUALIFIED FLORIDA SENIOR FOOTBALL PROSPECT: Jean Bazile, LB, Hialeah. 22 ACT and 3.1 GPA. Quality athlete. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/2955241/highlights/207850401

QUALIFIED FLORIDA SENIOR FOOTBALL PROSPECT: Ryan Swanson is a hard-nose LB that would be a D2 dream. 4.67 GPA. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/947991/highlights/194439375

QUALIFIED FLORIDA SENIOR FOOTBALL PROSPECT: Dylan Wright-Sirmons, QB/FS, Lakeland Teneroc player with grades and athleticism. 3.5 GPA. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/3279523/highlights/175668388

QUALIFIED FLORIDA SENIOR FOOTBALL PROSPECT: Brice Hatcher, Bushnell S. Sumter is a talented player who is close to getting his grades. Keep an eye on him! http://www.hudl.com/athlete/659323/highlights/217138380

QUALIFIED FLORIDA SENIOR FOOTBALL PROSPECT: Gerald Anderson is a Miami Springs QB who can make a difference. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04ZeXOQFRWY&feature=youtu.be

QUALIFIED FLORIDA SENIOR FOOTBALL PROSPECT: Miami Palmetto's Freddie Wilson is a true playmaker. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1328136/highlights/203161383

QUALIFIED FLORIDA SENIOR FOOTBALL PROSPECT: Jensen Beach's Edwin Velasquez is a WR with a 2.7 GPA and 21 ACT. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/2299342/highlights/190334377

QUALIFIED FLORIDA SENIOR FOOTBALL PROSPECT: Josh Abel from Jensen Beach is a RB with a 1740 (3 part SAT), 3.34 Gpa. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1831890/highlights/158434379

QUALIFIED FLORIDA SENIOR FOOTBALL PROSPECT: Somerset Academy's Anthony Milord is a raw talent. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/2645112/highlights/182736375

QUALIFIED FLORIDA SENIOR FOOTBALL PROSPECT: North Miami DB Wesley Charles (2.8 GPA and 23 ACT) is really under the radar. Great player! http://www.hudl.com/athlete/2627192/wesley-Charles

QUALIFIED FLORIDA SENIOR FOOTBALL PROSPECT: Coral Gables QB Eldrick Clapp has a 5.35 GPA!!!!!!! That's what it's all about! http://www.hudl.com/athlete/3243694/highlights/175778376

QUALIFIED FLORIDA SENIOR FOOTBALL PROSPECT: Parkland Douglas LB/DT Brian Ellis is a great fit. Colleges need to check him out. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/4319680/highlights/200413383

QUALIFIED FLORIDA SENIOR FOOTBALL PROSPECT: State champion QB Jake Rizzo is still out there. Colleges? What are you waiting for? http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1767917/highlights/222774379

QUALIFIED FLORIDA SENIOR FOOTBALL PROSPECT: Middleburg LS/TE Colton Wadsworth has grades and talent. No solid offers! http://www.hudl.com/athlete/2641812/colton-wadsworth

QUALIFIED FLORIDA SENIOR FOOTBALL PROSPECT: Jupiter Christian RB/LB Joey Bashwiner has done his part. Let's get him offers! http://www.hudl.com/athlete/931030/highlights/179953375

QUALIFIED FLORIDA SENIOR FOOTBALL PROSPECT: Umatilla QB/DB Justin Lewis has a 3.0 and a great throwing arm. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/460213/highlights/200525385

QUALIFIED FLORIDA SENIOR FOOTBALL PROSPECT: Parkland Douglas QB Brett Israel has been under the radar for 3 years. 3.7 GPA. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/2821579/highlights/191566375

QUALIFIED FLORIDA SENIOR FOOTBALL PROSPECT: Jacksonville Lee DB/WR Rayshun Jones is a quality prospect. Watch his film! http://www.hudl.com/athlete/3010407/highlights/165468375

QUALIFIED FLORIDA SENIOR FOOTBALL PROSPECT: Carlos Yepez, DB, Doral Reagan 3.8 GPA and a talented player. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/2525561/highlights/141549375

QUALIFIED FLORIDA SENIOR FOOTBALL PROSPECT: Sha Mar Pierre, WR from Fort Pierce Central is set to help at the next level. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1445461/highlights/162920375

QUALIFIED FLORIDA SENIOR FOOTBALL PROSPECT: Plantation standout Dejhaun Clayton is a player and is still out there! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKaN4v7IVt4&feature=youtu.be

QUALIFIED FLORIDA SENIOR FOOTBALL PROSPECT: Jacksonville Wolfson DB/WR, is talented colleges! http://www.hudl.com/athlete/3298914/highlights/158458386

QUALIFIED FLORIDA SENIOR FOOTBALL PROSPECT: Miami Springs Athlete Jahwon Grant has a 2.7 GPA, 22 ACT. Good to go! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xxdsdqj-_s&feature=youtu.be

QUALIFIED FLORIDA SENIOR FOOTBALL PROSPECT: Daytona Beach Mainland, OLB/S, is still out there! http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1822987/highlights/201367381

QUALIFIED FLORIDA SENIOR FOOTBALL PROSPECT: No brainer. here, colleges! Versatile leader Andres Fernandes, Miami Columbus. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1370427/highlights/87435376

QUALIFIED FLORIDA SENIOR FOOTBALL PROSPECT: Ocala Vanguard's DaQuan Hamilton, TE/S. Good to go! http://www.hudl.com/athlete/4036994/highlights/176659375

QUALIFIED FLORIDA SENIOR FOOTBALL PROSPECT: Jacksonville Bishop Kenny Alexander Condorteanu-Oroveanu. OG/OT, 6-5, 285. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/2191611/alexander-condoroteanu-oroveanu

QUALIFIED FLORIDA SENIOR FOOTBALL PROSPECT: P.J. Coast , South Dade is a major athlete 2.5 GPA, 1040 SAT. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/4051339/highlights/175662375#

QUALIFIED FLORIDA SENIOR FOOTBALL PROSPECT: Jordan Watkins - 6’1 200, QB, Fort Pierce John Carroll. Major talent. 4.9 GPA/ 23 ACT. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1760426/highlights/160862376

QUALIFIED FLORIDA SENIOR FOOTBALL PROSPECT: Daytona Beach Mainland LB Adam Hamilton. Has no offers. Ready to go! http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1852985/highlights/216017378

QUALIFIED FLORIDA SENIOR FOOTBALL PROSPECT: Arnoldo A.J. Ayala, LaBelle, QB/WR/DB - 3.4 GPA. 21 ACT. Versatile. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1437326/highlights/75784375

QUALIFIED FLORIDA SENIOR FOOTBALL PROSPECT: LaBell's Garrett Coker, TE/DE. 3.8 GPA. 26 ACT. 6-1, 215. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1437329/highlights/11734374

QUALIFIED FLORIDA SENIOR FOOTBALL PROSPECT: Homer Garcia, DT, OT, 6-4, 250! LaBelle 3.8 GPA 21 ACT. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/3207027/highlights/160795359

QUALIFIED FLORIDA SENIOR FOOTBALL PROSPECT: Miramar's Jackson Mauricette. WR. No offers, 3.7 GPA - 25 ACT. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/3297518/highlights/198442377

QUALIFIED FLORIDA SENIOR FOOTBALL PROSPECT: New Smyrna Beach OLB/S, Laterrio Jordan is set to go. What are we waiting for? http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1615512/highlights/195351384

QUALIFIED FLORIDA SENIOR FOOTBALL PROSPECT: Quentin Randolph, WR Navarre, 6-2, 175lbs, 3.0 GPA, 21 ACT, 6A all-state honorable mention. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/771414/quentin-randolph

QUALIFIED FLORIDA SENIOR FOOTBALL PROSPECT: QB Quinn Farrell, Fort Myers Bishop Verot is a 4-year starter and set to go in the classroom! http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1002501/quinn-farrell

QUALIFIED FLORIDA SENIOR FOOTBALL PROSPECT: Jupiter DE/LB Seth Freeman. 3.4 GPA. 21 ACT. Talented football player! http://www.hudl.com/athlete/2129396/highlights/167553386

QUALIFIED FLORIDA SENIOR FOOTBALL PROSPECT: Orlando Dr. Phillips' DB Antonio Wyatt is still out there! 5-11, 190. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/4347024/highlights/188653375

QUALIFIED FLORIDA SENIOR FOOTBALL PROSPECT: Tyrie Adams - St. Petersburg Dixie Hollins talented QB is still waiting for an offer! http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1426797/highlights/166414375

QUALIFIED FLORIDA SENIOR FOOTBALL PROSPECT: Hialeah Champagnat PK Antonio Estrada is the real deal. 3.2 GPA. 820 SAT (2 Part). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKZLsLha9Bg&feature=youtu.be

QUALIFIED FLORIDA SENIOR FOOTBALL PROSPECT: Niceville OT Joseph Blythe 2013 and 2014 1st Team All Area. GPA 3.34 ACT 28. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1433378/highlights/118657376

QUALIFIED FLORIDA SENIOR FOOTBALL PROSPECT: Chase Outzen, DB/PR, Niceville HS. 7A (AP) All State HM. 3.12 GPA, 23 ACT. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1820240/highlights/162227377

QUALIFIED FLORIDA SENIOR FOOTBALL PROSPECT: Colby Tuthill, QB, Niceville. 1st Team All Area. 3.53 GPA, 27 ACT. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/3687158/highlights/158963375

QUALIFIED FLORIDA SENIOR FOOTBALL PROSPECT: E'Andre Smith, RB/SB, Lakeland Victory Christian is a big time player with a 3.5 GPA, 17 ACT. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/4131070/highlights/198106377

QUALIFIED FLORIDA SENIOR FOOTBALL PROSPECT: Fort Lauderdale Dillard OL is set with a 2.8 GPA. 18 SAT. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/2642180/christopher-jones

QUALIFIED FLORIDA SENIOR FOOTBALL PROSPECT: Miami Columbus standout JR Garrigo. Excellent players and a 22 ACT. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1171019/highlights/160828375

QUALIFIED FLORIDA SENIOR FOOTBALL PROSPECT: Miami Westminster Christian LB Roshad Broadway 26 ACT is a player! http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1897025/highlights

QUALIFIED FLORIDA SENIOR FOOTBALL PROSPECT: Eric Johnson, TE 6-4, 215 Stuart Martin County, 3.34 GPA, 1710/24 SAT/ACT. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/2956720/eric-johnson

QUALIFIED FLORIDA SENIOR FOOTBALL PROSPECT: Orange City University’s Ahshar Sylvestre, OLB. 3.1 GPA and have a 1630 SAT http://www.hudl.com/athlete/2011579/highlights/168332375

QUALIFIED FLORIDA SENIOR FOOTBALL PROSPECT: Patrick Elias, Miami Columbus LB. Overcame injury to have a tremendous year. SAT 1670. GPA 3.2. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1370344/highlights/170909375

QUALIFIED FLORIDA SENIOR FOOTBALL PROSPECT: Joel Tomei, Stuart Martin County. 72 tackles (mostly solo) 4 picks.3.3 GPA. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1782557/highlights/199509388

January 16, 2015

Northeast football makes a coaching change

            Oakland Park Northeast football coach Christopher Hay told The Miami Herald Friday he has been dismissed from his coaching duties at the school.

            Hay, a South Broward graduate, coached the Hurricanes to a 1-9 record this past season after previous stint at Hollywood Hills as an assistant coach.

            Northeast is still in the process of hiring a replacement.

“I love my kids and I just want to thank them for the hard work they put in and same goes for all the coaches out there doing things the right way,” Hay said. “Unfortunately [Northeast] decided they wanted to go in another direction. Whoever takes over will inherit a solid, disciplined program on and off the field.”

ANDRE C. FERNANDEZ

January 07, 2015

AP Class 4A All-State football team

The Florida All-State Class 4A team as chosen by newspaper editors and reporters.

FIRST TEAM OFFENSE

QB - Maurice Alexander 6-0 170 Sr., Miami Washington

RB - Mark Walton 5-11 195 Sr., Miami Washington

RB - Azende Rey 6-0 190 Jr., DeFuniakSpringsWaltonCounty

RB - Eric Bright 5-9 210 Sr., MadisonCounty

WR - Antonio Callaway 6-0 180 Sr., Miami Washington

WR - Jamel Dean 6-2 200 Sr., Cocoa

OL - Joe Hernandez 5-10 280 Sr., Clewiston

OL - Tammarick Collier 6-6 270 Sr., TallahasseeFlorida High

OL - Cody Temple 6-2 285 Sr., Callahan West Nassau

OL - Jawaan Taylor 6-6 360 Jr., Cocoa

OL - Ben Tirolia 6-4 280 Sr., Miami Washington

UT - Ronnie Harrison 6-2 210 Sr. Tallahassee Florida High

K - Isaac Mercado 5-10 165 Sr., Fort Lauderdale Pine Crest

FIRST TEAM DEFENSE

DL - Steven Leggett 6-1 255 Sr., Belle Glade Glades Central

DL - John Matson 6-2 225 Jr., FortWhite

DL - Devonaire Clarington 6-6 230 Sr., Miami Washington

LB - Kyle Johnson 6-0 210 Jr., Jacksonville Bolles

LB - Sage Lewis 6-1 212 Sr, Miami Monsignor Pace

LB - Michael Pinckney 6-1 225 Jr., Jacksonville Raines

LB - Withney Simon 6-0 210 Sr., Orlando Jones

DB - Chauncey Gardner 5-11 190 Jr., Cocoa

DB - DaVante Davis 6-2 190 Sr., Miami Washington

DB — Ocie Rose 6-2 180 Sr., Miami Washington

DB - Jacari Footman 5-11 175 Sr., TallahasseeFlorida High

UT - Caleb Robinson 6-1 180 Jr., Umatilla

P - Austin Bentley 6-0 170 Sr., TallahasseeFlorida High

SECOND TEAM OFFENSE

QB - Bruce Judson 5-11 170 So., Cocoa

RB - Davion Dubose 6-1 195 Jr. Callahan West Nassau

RB - Justin Weaver 5-10 180 Sr., Cocoa

RB - Jabari Jiles 5-9 190 So. Villages

WR - Tyrell Moorer 6-0 180 Sr., Jacksonville Bolles

WR - Ronald Patterson 6-2 180 Jr., Jacksonville Raines

OL - Zach Sprenkle 5-9 245 Sr., MadisonCounty

OL - Mike Ruess 6-1 235 Sr., Coconut Creek North Broward Prep

OL - Deonte Seal 6-3 370 So., Clewiston

OL - Jah'Shaun Seider 6-5 265 Sr., Belle Glade Glades Central

OL - Seth Standland 6-2 230 Sr., DeFuniakSpringsWaltonCounty

UT - Akevious Williams 6-2 190 Sr., MadisonCounty

K - Sander Bloshinsky 5-10 150 Jr., Coral Springs Charter

SECOND TEAM DEFENSE

DL - Joseph Jackson 6-5 235 Jr., Miami Gulliver Prep

DL - Christian Helsel 6-4 280 Sr., FortWhite

DL - Nik Bonitto 6-5 220 Fr., Davie University

LB - James King 6-2 210 Sr., Miami Washington

LB - Michael Dudzinski 5-11 180 Sr., Callahan West Nassau

LB - Noah Justinger 6-2 220 Sr., The Villages

LB - Dominic Sheppard 6-2 210 Sr., Miami Gulliver Prep

DB - Trenton McGahee 6-2 205 Sr., Jacksonville Bolles

DB - AsanteGriffin 5-9 185 Sr., Cocoa

DB - Terry Jefferson 5-8 175 Sr., Miami Washington

DB - Bump Robinson 6-0 175 Sr., MadisonCounty

UT - Lenorris Gaines 5-9 175 Sr., Clewiston

P - Alex Rutledge 5-8 183 Jr., Jacksonville Raines

HONORABLE MENTION

QB Akex Cavender 6-2 180 Sr., Port St John Space Coast; QB Justin Lewis 6-1 180 Sr., Umatilla; QB David Witt 6-2 200 Jr., Clewiston; QB David Vozzola 5-11 170 Jr., Coral Springs Charter; RB Dominique Spain 5-7 175 Sr., Clewiston; RB George Jacobson 5-11 190 Sr., Tavernier Coral Shores; RB Mekhi Sargent 5-10 217 Jr., Key West; UT Calvin Jackson 5-9 160 Jr., Coral Springs Charter; WR C.J. Riley 6-4 180 Jr., Coconut Creek North Broward Prep; WR Jason Browning 6-4 185 So., Port St John Space Coast; TE Kevin Ackerman 6-5 230 Sr., Jacksonville Bolles; OL Jeremiah Theus 6-6 270 Sr., Jacksonville Bolles; UT Dexter Carter Jr. 5-11 170 Sr., Jacksonville Bolles.

December 19, 2014

Northwestern hires Max Edwards as new football coach

            Miami Northwestern is hoping a familiar face from its coaching past can get its football program back to an elite level.

            The Bulls hired former assistant Max Edwards as its new head coach Friday three weeks after opening the position for hiring.

            Edwards coached at Northwestern from 1998 to 2004 under Billy Rolle and later Roland Smith, whom he now coached with the past five seasons at Central.

Edwards, 48, has been Central’s defensive coordinator during that time and a pivotal part of the Rockets becoming the first Miami-Dade County team to win four state titles in a five-year span and the first to go to state five consecutive seasons. The Rockets, ranked No. 6 nationally by USA Today, also earned an invite to the inaugural State Champions Bowl Series Dec. 27 in Boca Raton.

Edwards’ defense posted 83 sacks and was one of the most ferocious in the nation this season. He has been a part of six state championship teams during his 22 years coaching in Dade.

            During his first stint at Northwestern, Edwards was a part of the 1998 state championship team and later coached at Booker T. Washington from 2006-2009 under Tim “Ice” Harris, helping the Tornadoes win a state title in 2007. Edwards also briefly coached at Miami Jackson, his alma mater.

            Edwards replaces Eddie “Rabbit” Brown, who coached the Bulls this past season, leading            them to a 5-6 record and to the playoffs after a one-year absence. Brown was suspended for Northwestern’s first-round playoff loss to Hallandale. The position was opened for hiring in late November.

            Edwards becomes Northwestern’s third head coach since 2011. The Bulls have made the playoffs twice in the past four seasons after a county-record run of 19 consecutive appearances from 1992-2010.

January 31, 2014

Booker T. officially presented MaxPreps national championship trophy

At a ceremony Friday morning at the school's auditorium that was even attended by a couple of college coaches including Auburn coach Gus Malzahn, MaxPreps presented Booker T. Washington with its official national championship trophy.

The Tornadoes won their second consecutive Class 4A state title this season going 14-0 with two road victories over nationally-ranked opponents and a home win against then No. 2-ranked Miami Central.

Booker T. was voted the consensus No. 1 and will have another national championship presentation Feb. 12 when USA Today plans to come by the school.

Here's an interview with coach Tim "Ice" Harris.

January 06, 2014

AP Class 2A All-State football teams (Dade/Broward players in bold type)

Class 2A First Team Offense

QB _ Drew Eckels, 6-4 190, Sr.; South Daytona Warner Christian

RB _ Jonathan Vickers, 6-0 205, Sr.; TallahasseeNorth Florida Christian

RB _ Demaris Tillmon, 5-11 185, Jr.; South Daytona Warner Christian

WR _ Chris Philpott, 6-4 195, Jr.; TallahasseeNorth Florida Christian

WR _ Michael Smith, 5-11 175, Jr.; Tampa Carrollwood

WR _ Nekari Jones, 6-0 185, Sr.; Lakeland Victory Christian

OL _ Josh Allen, 6-3 290, Sr.; JacksonvilleUniversity Christian

OL _ Alex Harrison, 6-2 265, Jr.; TallahasseeNorth Florida Christian

OL _ Austin Harold, 6-1 270, Sr.; South Daytona Warner Christian

OL _ Seth Penner, 6-2 305, Jr.; Naples First Baptist

OL _ Dillon McGahee, 6-1 230, Sr.; Belle Glade Glades Day

K _ Jordan Bennett, 6-1 170, Jr.; TallahasseeNorth Florida Christian

UT _ Theo Anderson, 6-0 180 So., Largo Indian Rocks Christian

 

First Team Defense

DL _ Dennis Williams, 6-1 270, Sr.; South Daytona Warner Christian

DL _ Antonio Simmons, 6-3 215, Sr.; JacksonvilleUniversity Christian

DL _ Kevin Bronson, 6-2 300, Sr.; Delray BeachVillageAcademy

DL _ Kedrick Labady, 6-0 215, Jr.; Hialeah Champagnat

LB _ Zach Williams, 5-10 190, Jr.; Naples First Baptist

LB _ Kevin Coy, 6-0 220, Sr.; Lakeland Victory Christian

LB _ Trey Paytas, 5-10 190, Sr.; South Daytona Warner Christian

DB _ Malik Jackson, 5-11 185, Jr.; Hialeah Champagnat

DB _ Jake Stoshak, 6-0 180, Sr.; JacksonvilleUniversity Christian

DB _ Gerald Robinson, 5-11 175, Jr.; Hialeah Champagnat

DB _ Josh Preston, 6-4 170, Jr.; Destin Rocky Bayou

P _ Trevor Smith, 6-2 170, Jr.; TampaCambridge

UT _ Damien King, 5-10 165, Jr.; Largo Indian Rocks Christian

 

Second Team Offense

QB _ Kato Nelson, 5-11 170, So., Hialeah Champagnat

RB _ Hussein Howe, 6-0 170, So., JacksonvilleUniversity Christian

RB _ Christian Rodriguez, 5-8 175, Jr.; Naples First Baptist

WR _ Riley Escalle, 6-3 185, Sr.; Fort Myers Evangelical Christian

WR _ Tyrone Walker, 5-9 180, Sr.; South Daytona Warner Christian

WR _ Darnell Salomon, 6-0 185, So.; Hialeah Champagnat

OL _ Josh Nicholls, 5-11 270, Sr.; JacksonvilleUniversity Christian

OL _ Jad Shaloub, 5-11 235, Sr.; Vero Beach St Edward's

OL _ Jordan Heldreth, 6-5 260, Sr.; South Daytona Warner Christian

OL _ Jacob McBryde, 6-3 265, Sr.; Largo Indian Rocks Christian

OL _ Jonathan Perez, 6-0 240, Sr.; Dade Christian

K _ Preston Clark, 6-0 160, Sr.; JacksonvilleUniversity Christian

UT _ Elias Early, 5-7 167, Jr.; Tampa Carrollwood

 

Second Team Defense

DL _ Lonnie Marts III, 6-2 220, Sr.; Jacksonville Harvest Community

DL _ Will Mercer, 6-0 300, Jr.; Belle Glade Glades Day

DL _ Travonte Valentine, 6-4 320, Sr.; Hialeah Champagnat

DL _ Chris Nelson, 6-3 295, Sr.; Lakeland Victory Christian

LB _ Myles Edwards, 6-1 190, Sr.; Quincy Munroe

LB _ Jim Jones, 6-0 220, Jr.; Tallahassee FAMU

LB _ Dominic Cuono, 6-2 220, Sr.; Tampa Carrollwood

DB _ Denzel Irvin, 6-0 190, Sr.; WinterGardenFoundationAcademy

DB _ Max Frankel, 6-0 205, Jr.; Tampa Carrollwood

DB _ Kevon Spence, 5-11 180, Jr.; Belle Glade Glades Day

DB _ Antione Webster, 5-11 175, So.; Hialeah Champagnat

P _ Stephen Yaffe, 6-0 170, So.; Tampa Carrollwood

UT _ Jesus Jimenez, 5-7 140, Sr.; St AugustineFlorida Deaf

 

Honorable Mention

QB Caleb Lewis, 6-4 200, Jr.; Lakeland Victory Christian; QB Justin Moore, 6-0 205, Sr.; Tallahassee North Florida Christian; QB Taylor King, 6-4 220, Sr.; Tampa Carrollwood; QB Caleb Chapman, 6-3 205, Sr.; Fort Myers Evangelical Christian; QB Garrett Young, 6-1 170, Jr.; Tampa Cambridge; RB Levi Derry, 5-8 175, Sr.; Destin Rocky Bayou; RB Zeke McGaughy, 5-8 150, So.; Largo Indian Rocks Christian; RB Byron Masoline, 5-8 170, Sr. Leesburg First Academy; RB Tamarious Bowes, 6-1 235, Sr.; Jacksonville University Christian; WR Jordan Player, 6-0 200, Sr.; Jupiter Christian; WR Steven Claude, 6-2 185, Jr.; Hialeah Champagnat; UT Franklin Labady, 5-7 165, Sr.; Hialeah Champaganat; UT Darrion Cohens, 5-7 165, Sr.; Moore Haven; DL Malcolm Hills, 6-3 260, Sr.; Jacksonville University Christian; DL R.J. Harris, 6-3 260, Jr.; Tallahassee North Florida Christian; LB Darius Irvin, 6-2 200, Jr.; Winter Garden Foundation Academy; LB TreDez Jones, 6-1 210, Soph.; Tallahassee North Florida Christian; DB Brice Ford, 5-10 170, Jr.; Lakeland Victory Christian; DB Donte Fields, 6-1 165, Sr.; Tallahassee FAMU.

January 04, 2014

Champagnat's Travonte Valentine decommits from the University of Miami amid coaching rumors

Rumors of coach Al Golden leaving the University of Miami football team to take the helm at Penn State has already affected, literally, the biggest prospect in the Hurricanes’ Class of 2014 recruiting class.


Hialeah Champagnat Catholic defensive tackle Travonte Valentine (6-3, 338 pounds) decommitted from UM on Saturday after participating in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio, and named LSU the lead school for his services.

“Since Miami ain't looking so good now, until further notice, I'm decommitting from Miami University because I'm not sure about Al Golden so far,” Valentine said in an interview with The Times-Picayune (New Orleans).

“All of the commotion about Penn State and this and that right now. Al Golden is a great coach. He told me I was going to see things that I've never seen before. So for right now, I'm decommitting.”

Valentine will take an official visit to LSU on Jan. 17, Kentucky on Jan. 24, and to UM on Jan. 31. Many believe LSU was always second place to Valentine behind UM, and now the Hurricanes’ next coach would have less than a month to regain his pledge with National Signing Day on Feb. 5.

Valentine’s coach Mike Tunsil said because LSU does a great job sending defensive tackles to the NFL, and the Tigers’ lack of depth at the position are intriguing factors.

“I’m a hometown guy, so I would definitely love for him to play down here so his friends and family could come see him,” Tunsil said, “but at the end of the day, it’s Travonte’s decision.”

Valentine took to his Twitter account later Saturday afternoon to help clear the air.

“Incase the U fans aint read things all the way , yes Im decommiting until this coaching situation is done until then sorry but im chillin!!” he wrote.

December 27, 2013

Roger Harriott wastes no time joining Florida Atlantic, nabbing star 2015 RB Jordan Scarlett

Roger Harriott is leaving high school football for the college ranks once again, and he's taking one of his star players with him.

Harriott, who led Davie University School to a state title in 2012, stepped down from the head coaching position on Friday to become an assistant head coach and running backs coach at Florida Atlantic, joining first-year coach Charlie Partridge. 

As one of the most articulate and player-friendly coaches in South Florida, Harriott already made his presence felt on his first day landing the best recruit in the school’s history as University School junior running back Jordan Scarlett committed to FAU just hours after the news became official.

“I called Coach Harriott and we talked about today, and it would be a benefit for me to go there as far as staying [close to] home," said Scarlett, an underrated four-star prospect by 247Sports. "I just felt it would be a good move for me to stay with my running back coach, and keep the same routine I’ve been going through.”

Scarlett -- who had a strong interest to stay in Florida and had offers from more than 20 schools including Florida State, Miami, Florida, Alabama and Auburn -- said his closeness to Harriott as a father figure and family friend were also obvious reasons he pulled the trigger so quickly.

Teammate Deonta Fair, a Class of 2015 safety, also announced his commitment to FAU on Friday afternoon. Whether Scarlett and Fair sign National Letters of Intent to play for the Owls in 2015 remains to be seen.

Harriott, a former Boston University and Villanova running back who tallied more than 2,000 yards in his college career, briefly resigned as U-School coach in January 2010 to become the running backs coach at Syracuse, but decided to return home with his wife and four children in mind.

Now Harriott can have his cake and can eat it, too, trying to help FAU make a statement heading into its second season in Conference USA.

FAU officially announced Harriott's hire Friday afternoon. Patridge will also retain associate head coach and offensive coordinator Brian Wright on his staff.

"I am thrilled to bring Roger on board with the Owls," Partridge said in a statement released by the school. "He has been an extremely successful football coach and leader of student-athletes. He will bring leadership principles that will impact our program and his Florida roots demonstrates our commitment to the area." 

With the news, several of University School’s top players in the Class of 2015 are in the process of transferring elsewhere.

Scarlett said he's thinking of attending Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas or Plantation American Heritage if he doesn’t stay at University School.

Defensive tackle Brandon Boyce, who committed to Duke on Friday afternoon, confirmed via his Twitter account he’s headed to Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas.

Cornerback Rashard Causey told the Miami Herald on Friday he’s also “likely” to follow Boyce, but Plantation American Heritage is also an option. Causey told 247Sports it was likely he, Boyce, Scarlett, and star 2016 slot receiver Sam Bruce could possibly enroll to Aquinas.

December 16, 2013

Coral Reef hires Billy Rolle as new football coach

            Billy Rolle is one of only two Miami-DadeCounty football coaches to win state championships at different schools.

            On Monday, Rolle was officially given the opportunity to try and make another team great.

            Rolle, who has led Northwestern and Killian to state championships in his career, was hired at Coral Reef’s new coach. Rolle coached the Barracudas’ final regular season game this year on an interim basis after the school released former coach Chevas Clements.

            “I’m back in the water, and this time, I’m a barracuda,” Rolle said. “Coaching is in my blood. I thought I could sit out and watch. But that didn’t last too long.”

            Rolle led Northwestern to state championships in 1998 and 2007 and was an assistant coach during the Bulls’ state title run in 1995. Rolle also led Killian to a state title in 2004. He is also one of four coaches to win at least three state titles in the modern era (Walt Frazier - Carol City; Ice Harris - Booker T. Washington; Nick Kotys - Coral Gables).

     Rolle resigned at Northwestern after the 2011 season when the Bulls missed the playoffs for the first time in 20 years.

            Rolle takes over a Coral Reef team that went 6-4 this past season, but missed the playoffs. The Barracudas reached the second round of the playoffs in 2011.

            “It’s a great academic school and it has a lot of talent,” Rolle said. “I missed the game and want to give back. I was reading an article and didn’t realize [Central coach] Roland Smith had been away for six years. I don’t know how he did it.

“This school has a championship attitude and I think it’ll be a great challenge.”

December 08, 2013