Five-star wide receiver Darnell Salomon is embarking on a transition this upcoming season coming over to Miami Central, three-time defending state champs, from Champagnat Catholic.
"The chemistry came quick," he says.
The 6-2, 205-pound receiver looks to be that prime target current FSU freshman DaVante Phillips was previously to get the Rockets another state title and possibly even national title.
Central was recently ranked second on the MaxPreps 2015 Early Contenders national preseason poll.
"We should be No. 1, but we're going to work hard to get to that point and be national champs," Salomon says. "We're all working hard in the weight room, working hard in practice, trying to be the best."
As far as his recruitment goes, nothing has changed. As he listed in a previous interview, his top five remains Oregon, Oklahoma, Texas, Alabama and FSU with UM on the outside looking in as his sixth.
Salomon recently picked up a fifth star on Rivals, where he is listed as the second-best senior receiver in the nation.
"I still work the same way as when I was a four star, and even work harder because now people expect something great out of me," says Salomon, who lists ball-catching and route-running as aspects of his game he wants to improve.