Flanagan coach Devin Bush Sr. won Coach of the Year and American Heritage defensive end Brian Burns earned Defensive Player of the Year honors as USA Today released its All-USA Florida Football Team on Wednesday.
Here's what USA Today had to say about the two.
Bush led the Falcons to their first-ever state crown this season with a victory over Osceola in the Class 8A final. Led by the coach’s son, linebacker Devin Bush Jr., defense was Flanagan’s calling card. The Falcons allowed a measly 6.4 points per game in the state’s highest classification and posted three shutouts in the postseason.
Burns was a menace for the Patriots this fall, recording 60 tackles (19 for loss) and 15.5 sacks. The U.S. Army All-American reportedly has a top two of Florida and Florida State.
The rest of the all-state team was loaded with players from Miami-Dade and Broward County.
DL Nick Bosa (6-4, 255, Sr.), St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale)
DL Brian Burns (6-5, 220, Sr.), American Heritage (Plantation)
DL Keir Thomas (6-1, 245, Sr.), Miami Central (Miami)
LB Devin Bush Jr. (5-11, 225, Sr.), Flanagan (Pembroke Pines)
DB Trayvon Mullen (6-1, 175, Sr.), Coconut Creek (Pompano Beach)
K James McCourt (6-1, 185, Sr.), St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale)
QB Tyler Huntley (6-2, 185, Sr.), Hallandale
OL Navaughn Donaldson (6-6, 335, Jr.), Miami Central (Miami)
DL Nik Bonitto (6-3, 215, So.), St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale)
DL Joshua Uche (6-1, 220, Sr.), Columbus (Miami)
LB Vosean Joseph (6-2, 210, Sr.), Norland (Miami)
LB Emmett Rice (6-3, 200, Sr.), Norland (Miami)
DB Jamel Cook (6-4, 185, Sr.), Miami Central (Miami)
DB Stanford Samuels (6-1, 165, Jr.), Flanagan (Pembroke Pines)
In addition to Donaldson, University of Miami commitments Travis Homer of West Palm Beach Oxbridge Academy, Shaquille Quarterman of Orange Park Oakleaf, Patrick Bethel of Vero Beach, Michael Pinckney of Jacksonville Raines and Tyler Byrd of Naples were recognized. Former UM commits Uche and Ahmmon Richards also were named.