Quarterback coach Ken Mastrole, in partnership with Larry Blustein and South Florida High School Sports (SFHSSports.com), have announced the field for the 2nd annual Super 7 Select QB competition. The event will be held at University School (3375 Southwest 75th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314) on Saturday, December 27th from 9 am to 12 pm. Forty-two of the top quarterbacks in South Florida, representing Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Martin, Brevard, Indian River and Collier Counties will compete to see who is the top signal caller in the area.
The format has changed from a year ago. This year’s field is an invite only competition, and is not open for registration. Mastrole, with help from area experts, help construct the final list.
"With more and more quarterbacks being recognized nationally from this region of the country, an event like this has really been thrust into the spotlight," said Mastrole. "We are really excited about the field that has been invited this year and believe that is among the most talented we have had."
Mastrole, who has worked with such impressive athletes such as Buffalo Bills' first round selection E.J. Manuel as well as Clemson's Taj Boyd and current Alabama quarterback Blake Sims, has been recognized as one of the elite teachers and coaches who has proven results at every level.
2017 prospect Todd Centeio of Royal Palm Beach won the Super 7 MVP a year ago as a ninth grader. This season, Centeio led his team to the second round of the playoffs, before being knocked out by St. Thomas Aquinas in Class 7A.
With south Florida bred quarterbacks such as Teddy Bridgewater (Minnesota Vikings) being recognized at the professional level - and signal callers like John O'Korn (Houston), Jake Rudock (Iowa), Rakeem Cato (Marshall), Treon Harris (Florida), Sean White (Auburn), Mike White (USF), E.J. Hillard (FIU), Peyton Bender (Washington State) and record setter Brandon Doughty (Western Kentucky) getting it done at the collegiate level, south Florida has been in the news frequently over the past year.
"I have had the chance to work with many of these young men and watching them now really makes me feel great about their progress," said Mastrole. "To see them getting it done at the next level and beyond is tremendous."
Here is a look at the 42 quarterbacks invited to this year's event:
Jake Allen, Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons - 2017
Chatarius "Tutu" Atwell, Miami Northwestern - 2018
Tyree Bibby, Hialeah American - 2017
Eddie Brill, Miami Beach - 2017
Alec Brown, Pompano Beach - 2018
Jason Brown, Plantation American Heritage - 2017
Jack Buetel, Naples Barron Collier - 2017
Steven Calvert, Miami Carol City - 2016
Todd Centeio, Royal Palm Beach - 2017
Henri Columbi, Fort Lauderdale University School - 2017
Kory Curtis, Cape Coral Island Coast - 2017
Matt Dame, Riviera Beach Suncoast - 2016
Tyler Dean, Naples First Baptist Academy - 2016
Blake Dever, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas - 2016
Kaden Frost, Naples Gulf Coast - 2018
Matthew Gross, West Boca Raton - 2016
Savion Harris, Palm Beach Central - 2016
Jhakari Harrison, Coconut Creek - 2016
Mo Hassan, Miami Gulliver Prep - 2016
T.J. Herrington, Hialeah Gardens Mater Academy - 2016
Tyler Huntley, Hallandale - 2016
Hayden Kingston, Viera - 2016
Stone Labanowitz, Stuart South Fork - 2017
Christian Matos, Miami Westminster Academy - 2016
Chris Mauck, West Palm Beach Berean Christian - 2016
Patrick Mayes, Lantana Santaluces - 2016
Teddrick Moffett, Jr., Pompano Beach Blanche Ely - 2016
Angel Navaroli, West Palm Beach Oxbridge Academy - 2017
Kato Nelson, Hialeah Champagnat Catholic - 2016
Grant Papenfuss, West Palm Beach Cardinal Newman - 2016
Desmond Phillips, Miami Jackson - 2016
Carson Proctor, Vero Beach - 2016
Rodrick Robinson, Miami Norland - 2016
Marcelo Rodriguez, Jr., Hollywood Chaminade-Madonna - 2017
Alejandro Ros, Miami Christopher Columbus - 2016
Murphy Theodore, Miami High - 2017
Jerrod Thomas, Miami Central - 2016
Brennan Simms, Punta Gorda Charlotte - 2016
Kole Stealy, Weston Cypress Bay - 2016
Malcolm Vigile, Miami Edison - 2017
Voshon Waiters, Coral Gables - 2016
Eric Walker, Miami Monsignor Pace - 2016