September 17, 2014

Floridians Making An Impression On The Southern Conference

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We continue our look at where our athletes from the Sunshine State are playing this year. As we head to a region of the country that has long stocked their rosters with players from Florida - the Southern Conference.

This year, there are 90 players from the state of Florida in this conference this season - and we bring you all of them.

We hope by shining the spotlight on our prospects, fans and media across the country will see how valuabl Florida is when it comes to building rosters. During the next few months, we will continue to bring you players who are competing at colleges and universities across the country.

CHATTANOOGA MOCS (5)
Marquis Green, RB, Sr., 5-7, 175, Palmetto
Jeremiah Hay, DB, Jr., 5-10, 180, Miami Booker T. Washington
T.J. Jenkins, LB, Fr., 6-2, 225, Tampa Plant
Daniel Ring, DL, Jr., 6-2, 275, Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons
Faysal Shafaat, TE, Sr., 6-5, 250, Orlando Lutheran Academy

FURMAN PALADINS (16)
P.J. Blazejowski, QB, Fr., 6-0, 182, Fruitland Cove Bartram Trail
Shawn Boone, DE, Sr., 6-2, 246, Lithia Newsome.
Kedar Bryant, TE, Fr., 6-3, 232, Jacksonville Providence
Donovan Franks, DB, Fr., 6-0, 188, Altamonte Springs Lake Brantley
Jordan Hawkins, NT, So., 6-1, 290, Jacksonville Wolfson
Connor Jackson, DE, Fr., 6-2, 239, Tallahassee Florida High
Evan Jager, WR, Fr., 6-3, 202, Orlando Lake Highland Prep
Hank McCloud, RB, Sr., 5-9, 195, Tampa Catholic
Harrison Magee, OC, Jr., 6-2, 287, Jacksonville Mandarin
Kevin Mall, TE, So., 6-2, 237, Viera
Adekunle Olusanya, FS, Fr., 5-11, 194, Tampa Sickles
Danny Palmer, NT, Sr., Altamonte Springs Lake Brantley
Reeves Rogers, LB, Fr., 5-10, 204, Tampa Plant
Brian Moss, DT, So., 6-5, 257, Bratt Northview
Hunter Tremaine, S, Sr., 5-11, 190, St. Petersburg Shorecrest
Grayson Weber, OC, Sr., 6-5, 286, Sarasota Cardinal Mooney

MERCER BEARS (14)
Trey Bartlett, LB, Jr., 6-0, 190, St. Cloud Harmony
Lee Bennett, LB, Fr., 6-2, 202, Leesburg
Isaiah Buehler, LB, Fr., 6-2, 226, Apopka
Eli Grambling, TE, So., 5-11, 217, Perry Taylor County
Mike Gray, DB, So., Jacksonville Creekside
Justin Johnson, WR, Fr., 6-4, 194, Ponta Vedra Beach Nease
Jagger Lieb, PK. Fr., 5-8, 181, Port Orange Spruce Creek
Jack Lightsey, OL, So., 6-3, 262, Seffner Armwood
Tee Mitchell, RB, Fr., 5-10, 186, Jacksonville Bolles
Josh Moore, QB, Fr., 5-11, 207, Orange Park Ridgeview
Grant Reynolds, PK, Fr., 6-0, 156, Eustis
Zac Rice, OL, Fr., 6-3, 283, Newberry
Garrett Smith, OL, 6-2, 327, Fort Pierce Central
Hal Weaver, OL, Fr., 6-2, 240, Live Oak Suwannee

SAMFORD BULLDOGS (25)
Royus Amos, OL, So., 6-7, 320, Deerfield Beach
Jamerson Blunt, FS, So., 6-1, 190, Tallahassee Lincoln
Armando Bonheur, OL, So., 6-4, 266, Orange Park Fleming Island
Jeremy Brown, WR, Sr., 6-5, 220, Coral Springs
Robert Clark, WR, Sr., 5-9, 173, Palm Beach Gardens Dwyer
Justin Cooper, LB, Jr., 6-2, 230, Fort Lauderdale University School
Gordon Crozier, OL, So., 6-1, 290, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas
Roosevelt Donaldson, DL, So., 6-2, 258, Miami Southridge
Jeremiaha Gates, RB, Sr., 5-10, 216, Ocala Trinity Catholic
Karel Hamilton, WR, So., 6-1, 190, Dover Strawberry Crest
Darius Harvey, WR, Fr., 5-11, 170, Tallahassee Lincoln
Malik Johns, WR, Fr., 5-10, 170, Dade City Pasco
Krondis Larry, RB, Fr., 5-7, 145, Miami Booker T. Washington
Emmanuel Obajimi, WR, So., 6-1, 200, Miramar Everglades
Greg Peranich, P, Sr., 6-4, 185, Pace
Deion Pierre, LB, Fr., 6-3, 220, Pembroke Pines Somerset Academy
Shaheed Salmon, LB, Fr., 6-2, 215, Land O'Lakes
Anthony Preston, FB, Fr., 5-11, 220, Bradenton IMG Academy
Connor Raferty, OL, Fr., 6-3, 295, Tampa Robinson
Calvin Ruff, DL, Sr., 6-0, 240, Tampa Jesuit
Gavin Sinclair, WR, Jr., 5-11, 165, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas
Tyler Small, TE, Fr., 6-4, 220, Tampa Jefferson
Brad Starace, WR, Fr., 5-11, 175, Palm Beach Gardens Dwyer
Brandon Whitaker, LB, Fr., 5-10, 181, Bradenton IMG Academy
Brandon Wilkinson, DL, Sr., 6-5, 242, Venice

THE CITADEL BULLDOGS (8)
Tevin Floyd, LB, So., 6-1, 230, Tallahassee Florida High
Steven Knowles, DL, Fr., 6-1, 225, Inverness Citrus
Aaron Perry, DL, Jr., 6-0, 215, Melbourne
Nick Rudman, OL, Jr., 6-2, 265, Pensacola Catholic
Jake Stenson, RB, Sr., 5-11, 200, Jacksonville Bolles
Quinlan Washington, RB, Fr., 6-0, 185, Gainesville Buchholz
Kalik Williams, DB, Fr., 5-11 190, Daytona Beach Mainland
Reggie Williams, DB, Fr., 5-9, 190, Palm Bay

VMI KEYDETS (1)
Nate Murray, OL, Jr., 6-3, 325, Satellite

WESTERN CAROLINA CATAMOUNTS (2)
Terrence Green, DB, Jr., 5-10, 210, Jacksonville First Coast
Tyran Reynolds, WR, Fr., 6-1, 190, Crystal River

WOFFORD TERRIERS (17)
Brion Anderson, DB, Jr., 5-11, 200, Fruitland Cove Bartram Trail
T.J. Chamberlin, OL, Jr., 6-2, 290, Land O'Lakes
Steven Cornellier, DL, Fr., 6-2, 245, Jacksonville Bishop Kenny
Brandon Curtis, DL, Fr., 6-3, 240, Bushnell South Sumter
Connor Forades, OL, 6-6, 305, Brooksville Hernando
Jaleel Green, S, So., 6-2, 208, Jacksonville Providence
Will Irwin, WR, Jr., 6-2, 195, Land O'lakes
Mark Isom, DL, Jr., 6-0, 275, Winter Garden West Orange
Brandon Kuhn, DB, Fr., 5-10, 180, Fleming Island
Lorenzo Long, RB, So., 5-9, 210, Cantonment Tate
Bryce Motes, WR, Fr., 6-0, 175, Fleming Island
Tarek Odom, DE, Sr., 5-10, 258, St. Augustine
Philemon Permis, S, Jr., 6-1, 199, Stuart South Fork
Malik Rivera, S, Fr., Fruitland Coive Bartram Trail
Nathan Sanders, LB, Fr., 5-11, 180, Jacksonville Bolles
Michael Sarafianos, S, Fr., 6-0, 190, Tampa Catholic
Lincoln Stewart, LB, So., 5-11, 228, DeLand

The Miami Herald spotlights more football talent from the Sunshine State than any other source. Currently, we have promoted 3,500 high school football prospects as well as following our Florida Kids throughout the country. Have prospects to add? Drop Larry Blustein a note at Floridakids1@aol.com and we’ll get those players out there. THAT’S WHAT WE HAVE DONE FOR 44 YEARS!

September 16, 2014

AP Week 3 Florida High School Football poll

The Associated Press Top 10 Florida high school football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records, rating points and previous rankings:

Class 8A
Record Pts Prv
1. Orlando Dr. Phillips (12) 3-0 154 1
2. Jacksonville First Coast (3) 3-0 145 2
3. Pembroke Pines Charles Flanagan 3-0 109 7
4. Miramar (1) 2-1 107 4 5. Apopka 2-1 82 8
6. Miami Christopher Columbus 3-0 55 NR
7. Lake Mary 2-0 49 10
(tie) Tampa Plant 2-1 49 9
9. Coral Gables 2-1 42 3
10. Fort Pierce Central 2-1 29 5
Others receiving votes: Bradenton Manatee 15, Winter Garden West Orange 14, Vero Beach 11, Oviedo 5, Orange City University 4, Palm Beach Gardens 2, Miami Killian 2, Coral Springs 2, Coconut Creek Monarch 1, St. Petersburg 1.

Class 7A
Record Pts Prv
1. Tarpon Springs East Lake (6) 3-0 149 2
2. Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas (8) 1-1 137 1
3. Niceville (1) 3-1 118 3
4. Lakeland (1) 3-0 108 4
5. Kissimmee Osceola 2-1 88 6
6. Palm Beach Gardens Dwyer 2-1 84 4(tie)
7. Royal Palm Beach 2-0 53 8
8. Neptune Beach Fletcher 2-1 37 9
9. Tampa Sickles 2-1 27 10
10. Viera 2-0 17 NR
Others receiving votes: Orlando Oak Ridge 14, Clearwater Countryside 14, Punta Gorda Charlotte 13, Tallahassee Lincoln 7, West Boca Raton Community 7, Fort Myers 5, Plant City Durant 1, Contonment Tate 1.

Class 6A
Record Pts Prv
1. Daytona Beach Mainland (5) 3-0 147 2
2. Seffner Armwood (5) 3-0 144 1
3. Miami Central (6) 3-1 140 3
4. Boynton Beach 3-0 98 5
5. Venice 3-0 94 6
6. Naples 2-1 71 4
7. Hallandale 3-0 64 7
8. Lake City Columbia 2-1 29 9
9. St. Augustine 3-0 28 NR
10. Pensacola Escambia 3-0 25 10
Others receiving votes: South Fort Myers 12, Navarre 11, Groveland South Lake 10, Miami Northwestern 2, Fort Walton Beach Choctawhatchee 2, Palm Bay Bayside 2, Sunlake 1.

Class 5A
Record Pts Prv
1. Bushnell South Sumter (13) 3-0 156 1
2. Plantation American Heritage (2) 1-1 139 2
3. Geen Cove Springs Clay (1) 3-0 123 5
4. Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons 3-0 117 6
5. Palm Bay 2-0 96 8
6. Lake Wales 2-1 54 3
7. Live Oak Suwannee 3-0 49 NR
8. Merritt Island 2-1 32 4
9. Miami Jackson 1-0 23 NR
10. Citra North Marion 2-1 20 7
Others receiving votes: Orlando Bishop Moore 16, Tallahassee Godby 14, Tampa Jesuit 12, Cape Coral 12, Crawfordville Wakulla 7, Mount Dora 5, St. Petersburg Lakewood 4, Sarasota Booker 1.

Class 4A
Record Pts Prv
1. Miami Booker T. Washington (16) 4-0 160 1
2. Cocoa 2-0 141 2
3. Jacksonville Bolles School 3-0 129 3
4. Clewiston 3-0 104 5
5. Madison County 3-0 57 NR
Others receiving votes: Belle Glade Glades Central 49.

Class 3A
Record Pts Prv
1. Clearwater Central Catholic (11) 3-0 154 1
2. Miami Westminster Christian 3-0 127 2
3. Jacksonville Trinity Christian (4) 1-1 110 3
4. Melbourne Central Catholic 3-0 99 4
5. Ocala Trinity Catholic 2-0 79 5
Others receiving votes: Delray American Heritage (1) 39, Frostproof 14, Tampa Berkeley Prep 12, Sarasota Cardinal Mooney 6.

Class 2A
Record Pts Prv
1. Largo Indian Rocks (15) 3-0 159 1
2. Glades Day (1) 3-0 131 4
3. Tallahassee North Florida Christian 1-1 122 2
4. Lakeland Victory Christian 2-1 85 5
5. Hialeah Champagnat Catholic 1-2 54 2(tie)
Others receiving votes:
Tampa Cambridge Christian 44, Deltona Trinity Christian 24, Jacksonville Duval Charter 21.

Class 1A
Record Pts Prv
1. Cross City Dixie County (16) 3-0 160 2
2. Lake Butler Union County 3-0 144 3
3. Bratt Northview 3-0 109 5
4. Trenton 2-1 99 1
5. Mayo Lafayette 2-1 83 4
Others receiving votes: Jasper Hamilton County 19, Baker School 14, Bristol Liberty County 12.

Talented Floridians Fill Patriot League Rosters This Season

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As we continue to spotlight programs and conferences throughout the country that have Floridians on the football roster for the 2014 season, we head toward the competitive Patriot League Football.

This is a conference that always has Floridians making a difference on the football, field and in the classroom.

Here is a look at the 56 players from the Sunshine State calling this region of the country home:

BUCKNELL BISONS (2)
Audrey Diejuste, LB, Jr., 5-11, 215, Boynton Beach
Jake Lawton, LB, Fr., 6-0, 215, Orlando Bishop Moore

COLGATE RAIDERS (16)
Jose Alvarado, FB, Fr., 6-2, 220, Miami Christopher Columbus
Mike Armiento, DB, Sr., 5-11, 185, Southwest Ranches Archbishop McCarthy
Nikko Armiento, P, Jr., 6-1, 195, Plantation American Heritage
Chase Bender, WR, Jr., 6-3, 200, Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons
Duncan Brennan, PK, Jr., 6-0, 200, Orlando Bishop Moore
Tyler Butler, LB, Jr., 6-2, 225, Loxahatchee Seminole Ridge
Cameron Buttermore, LB, Jr., 6-2, 220, Plantation American Heritage
Jordi Dalmau, OL, So., 6-2, 300, Miami Gulliver Prep
Kyle Diener, LB, So., 6-0, 235, Fort Lauderdale Pine Crest
Joe Figueroa, DB, So., 5-9, 190, Fort Pierce Central
Christian Hardegree, DB, Jr., 5-11, 200, Tampa Berkeley Prep
Jeff Koch, OL, Sr., 6-0, 310, Ponta Vedra Beach Nease
Ty McCollom, DB, Jr., 5-10, 170, Tampa Gaither
Zach Provin, OL, So., 6-1, 265, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas
Grant Siegel, OL, So., 6-3, 285, Miami Gulliver Prep
Zac Swain, OL, Jr., 6-2, 295, Lake Mary

FORDHAM RAMS (5)
Kevin Anderson, QB, So., 6-2, 195, Boca Raton
Alejandro Cardenas, PK, Fr., Miami LaSalle
Kendall Pearcey, RB. So., 5-10, 192, Lutz Steinbrenner
Jorge Solano, WR, So., 5-9, 180, Coral Springs Charter
Ian Williams, DB, Sr., 6-1, 200, West Palm Beach King's Academy

GEORGETOWN HOYAS (7)
Elijah English, DL, Fr., 6-6, 230, Bushnell South Sumter
Tommy Jesson, WR, So., 6-1, 180, Orlando East River
Myles Braxton-Johnson, DB, So., 5-11, 185, Bradenton Southeast
Michael McFarlane, OL, Fr., 6-4, 280, Frostproof
Mike Roland, OL, Sr., 6-5, 310, Coral Gables
Marquis Wright, WR, Jr., 6-3, 185, Coconut Creek North Broward Prep
Warren Wynn, LS, Fr., 5-1, 220, Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons

HOLY CROSS CRUSADERS (8)
Daniel Bernard, DL, Fr., 6-3, 315, Coconut Creek North Broward Prep
Dewayne Cameron, DL, Jr., 6-4, 238, Fort Lauderdale Pine Crest
Darrius Lacy, WR, Fr., 5-11, 175, St. Petersburg Northeast
Nick McBeath, LB, Fr., 6-1, 210, Miami Christopher Columbus
Diego Quintanar, LB, Sr., 5-10, 205, Winter Garden West Orange
Sam Ranieri, OL, Jr., 6-3, 295, Orlando Dr. Phillips
Chase Ullman, LB, Sr., 6-2, 234, Fort Lauderdale Pine Crest
DiJuan Walker, RB, Fr., 5-10, 180, Clearwater Central Catholic

LAFAYETTE LEOPARDS (4)
Deuce Gruden, RB, Jr., 5-6, 181, Tampa Carrollwood
Draeland James, DB, So., 6-1, 200, Jacksonville Providence
Steve Mercado, DL, Jr., 6-1, 288, North Fort Myers
Tyler Vickers, DL, Jr., 6-5, 257, Miami Southridge

LEHIGH MOUNTAIN HAWKS (14)
Gatlin Casey, WR, Fr., 6-3, 175, Navarre
Colton Caslow, LB, So., 6-1, 210, Altamonte Springs Lake Brantley
Harrison Johnson, DL, Fr., 6-4, 250, Frostproof
Evan Harvey, LB, So., 6-1, 230, Delray American Heritage
Sasha Kelsey, WR, Fr., 6-0, 185, Miami Christopher Columbus
Derek Knott, WR, Jr., 5-9, 165, Orlando Colonial
John Mahoney, LB, Sr., 6-2, 215, Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons
Tim Newton, DL, Sr., 6-5, 245, Altamonte Springs Lake Brantley
Ryan Pandy, K, So., 5-11, 185, Clearwater Countryside
Drew Paulsen, TE, Fr., 6-3, 225, Tampa Jesuit
Olivier Rigaud, DB, Jr., 6-0, 180, Pembroke Pines Charter
Brad Smith, DL, So., 6-4, 230, Tampa Jesuit
Kadeem Smith, OL, Fr., 6-3, 290, Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons
Matthew Verdon, LB, Jr., 6-5, 205, Orlando Timber Creek

The Miami Herald spotlights more football talent from the Sunshine State than any other source. Currently, we have promoted 3,500 high school football prospects as well as following our Florida Kids throughout the country. Have prospects to add? Drop Larry Blustein a note at Floridakids1@aol.com and we’ll get those players out there. THAT’S WHAT WE HAVE DONE FOR 44 YEARS!

September 15, 2014

Norland-Jackson football game considered non-result after being suspended

Just posting here in case you hadn't seen mine or anyone else's tweets about it yesterday.

The Norland-Jackson game, which Jackson led 19-14 after three quarters Saturday at North Miami Stadium has been ruled a suspended game by the GMAC.

The game was stopped due to lightning at the start of the fourth and never resumed after heavy rain caused the field conditions to deteriorate severely.

"A football game, unlike soccer, baseball or softball does not have a weather clause to end after so many innings or the start of the second half," GMAC executive secretary Cheryl Golden said in a statement to both schools Monday. "In football, if a game does not come to its normal conclusion it is SUSPENDED. That means if the game is to be resumed it would pick up from the exact point of suspension. Same score, quarter, time on clock, time outs left etc. With that said, since it is a non-district game it does not need to be completed."

The game will likely not be completed since it is not a district game.

Both Norland and Jackson remain 1-0 so far this season heading into this week's games. Jackson plays Booker T. at Traz Powell Friday at 7:30 p.m. Norland plays Homestead at 7:30 p.m. Friday at North Miami Stadium.

Mercer Making The Most of Florida Talent

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While Mercer has plenty of talent on its roster from the state of Georgia, the Macon-based college is getting an infusion of Florida talent this year as well.

Head Coach Bobby Lamb and the Bears have 13 players from the Sunshine State on this year’s team – and with a coaching staff that knos Florida very well, expect more players to make their way into the program as well.

The coaching staff includes Mike Kolakowski (Assistant Head Coach / Defensive Coordinator / Outside Linebackers Coach), Casey Vogt (Offensive Coordinator / Offensive Line Coach), Kenny Baker (Defensive Line Coach), Carter Barfield (Running Backs Coach), Grant Cain (Inside Linebackers Coach / Recruiting Coordinator / Co-Specials Teams Coach), Dominique Davenport (Defensive Quality Control Coach), Mitch Doolittle (Secondary Coach / Co-Specials Teams Coach), Chino Fontenette (Wide Receivers Coach) Tre Lamb - Quarterbacks Coach), Will Patterson (Tight Ends Coach / Video Coordinator) and Jon Mangel (Director of Strength and Conditioning).

MERCER BEARS (14)
Trey Bartlett, LB, Jr., 6-0, 190, St. Cloud Harmony
Lee Bennett, LB, Fr., 6-2, 202, Leesburg
Isaiah Buehler, LB, Fr., 6-2, 226, Apopka
Eli Grambling, TE, So., 5-11, 217, Perry Taylor County
Mike Gray, DB, So., Jacksonville Creekside
Justin Johnson, WR, Fr., 6-4, 194, Ponta Vedra Beach Nease
Jagger Lieb, PK. Fr., 5-8, 181, Port Orange Spruce Creek
Jack Lightsey, OL, So., 6-3, 262, Seffner Armwood
Tee Mitchell, RB, Fr., 5-10, 186, Jacksonville Bolles
Josh Moore, QB, Fr., 5-11, 207, Orange Park Ridgeview
Grant Reynolds, PK, Fr., 6-0, 156, Eustis
Zac Rice, OL, Fr., 6-3, 283, Newberry
Garrett Smith, OL, 6-2, 327, Fort Pierce Central
Hal Weaver, OL, Fr., 6-2, 240, Live Oak Suwannee

The Miami Herald spotlights more football talent from the Sunshine State than any other source. Currently, we have promoted 3,500 high school football prospects as well as following our Florida Kids throughout the country. Have college programs to add? Drop Larry Blustein a note at Floridakids1@aol.com and we’ll get those players out there. THAT’S WHAT WE HAVE DONE FOR 44 YEARS!

September 12, 2014

Dolphins Salute Youth and High School Teams, Coaches

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The Coral Springs Chargers 12U from the American Youth Football League were honored on the field by the Miami Dolphins as Coach Philbin’s Youth Team of the Week presented by Walgreens during the Dolphins home opener against the Patriots at Sun Life Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 7. The Coral Springs Chargers coach is Teddy Bussie.

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The Miami Gardens Bulldogs from the Florida Youth Football League also were honored on the field as Coach Philbin’s Youth Team of the Week presented by Walgreens on Sunday, Sept. 7. The Miami Gardens Bulldogs coach is Chavis Wright.

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Ricardo Hallman of the Davie Broncos 11U team was honored on the field as the Youth Player of the Week presented by Under Armour on Sunday, Sept. 7, and Troy Drayton of the Miami Dolphins . Ricardo Hallman is coached by Dolphins greats Sam Madison and Jason Taylor.

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Quarterback Maurice Alexander of Booker T. Washington High School was honored on the field as the High school player of the Week presented by Under Armour on Sunday, Sept. 7. Alexander is coached by Tim Harris, Jr.

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Roland Smith of Miami Central High School was honored on the field as the High School coach of the Week on Sunday, Sept. 7.

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Nebraska Kearney Taps Into Florida's Talent Pool

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When it comes to the talent in the state of Florida, very few coaches know it better than Andy Siegal. A longtime football coach in the Sunshine State, he has also found a way to get the talented athletes at several colleges he has been at.

Siegal is the Offensive Coordinator and Quarterbacks coach at the University of Nebraska Kearney - where he has been able to get 20 Floridians to infuse the Lopers' roster this season.

Head Coach Darrell Morris has athletes from as far south as Miami - and in pockets throughout the Jacksonville area and north of Tampa.

"When I came here we didn't have any Floridians on the roster," Siegal said. "Now, we have added 20 prospects this season, which is going to help this program grow and get better. I am excited about the very talented football prospects we have added from a great and talent-rich state like Florida."

UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA KEARNEY (20)
C.J. Barbee, OC, Fr., 6-3, 305, Inverness Citrus
Romello Bentley, WR, Fr., 5-8, 150, Fruitland Cove Bartram Trail
Willie Burgos, WR, Fr., 5-7, 160, Jacksonville Mandarin
Jonas Clark, FS, Jr., 6-1, 170, Miami Booker T. Washington
Nekari Jones, WR, Fr., Lakeland Victory Christian
Jaimee Juse, DE, Fr., 6-4, 205, Inverness Citrus
Ryan McFarlin., QB, Fr., 6-2, 205, Jacksonville Atlantic Coast
Famous McKinnon, Fr., DB, 5-8, 170, Miami Booker T. Washington
Tityus Mitchell, WR, Fr., 6-2, 185, St. Augustine Menendez
Anthony Neris, S/LB, Fr., 6-3, 210, Orange Park
James Pouncey, RB, Fr., 5-9, 170, Inverness Citrus
Allen Sampson, WR, Jr., 5-8, 160, Tampa Plant
Cameron Singletary, RB, Fr., 5-7, 200, Jacksonville Bishop Kenny
Julius Smith, WR, 6-4, 165, Jacksonville Ribault
Rod Theodore, LB, Fr., 5-10, 195, Lantana Santaluces
LaDarrius Thomas, DB, Fr., 6-0, 160, Dunnellon
Corey Van Dorn, LB, Fr., 6-0, 225, Orange Park
Tyler Wiley, FS, Fr., 6-3, 175, Weeki Wachee
Damien Wilson, DB, So., 5-9, 165, Dade City Pasco
Kalen Woodyard, WR, Fr., 6-2, 180, Ocala West Port

No media outlet in the state of Florida promotes and tracks its football prospects more than the Miami Herald. To date, we have spotlight 3,500 current high school football players as well as continues to track and highlight football talent away at colleges and universities across the country. Have additional players to highlight? Send Larry Blustein a note at Floridakids1@aol.com.

'14 Florida High School Football Scoreboard - Week 3

This is a service that we provide for all football fans of the state of Florida. If there is a score that is not here, please let us know by posting below or e-mail us at Floridakids1@aol.com.

SATURDAY’S SCORES
Don Bosco Prep (NJ) 24, St. Thomas Aquinas 7
Jupiter Christian 44, Inlet Grove 20
Miami Florida Christian 46, Archbishop Curley 23
Miami Jackson 19, Miami Norland 14
Orlando Faith Christian 17, Silver Star Center 0
Port Orange Spruce Creek 46, Ozen High 23

FRIDAY’S SCORES
All Saints (Winter Haven) 29, Ocala Christian Academy 25
Andrew Jackson (Jacksonville) 22, Terry Parker 0
Apopka 56, Wekiva 7
Archbishop McCarthy (Southwest Ranches) 35, University School 7
Armwood (Seffner) 26, Hillsborough 0
Arnold (Panama City) 37, Freeport 7
Atlantic Coast (Jacksonville) 58, Wolfson 6
Atlantic Community (Delray Beach) 42, Spanish River 0
Auburndale 49, Ridge Community 31
Aucilla Christian (Monticello) 28, St. Joseph Academy 13
Baker School 42, Holmes County 13
Bartow 30, Lake Region 0
Bayside (Palm Bay) 21, Sebastian River 19
Belen Jesuit (Miami) 41, Pembroke Pines 0
Benjamin (N. Palm Beach) 21, Pope John Paul II 7 Berean Christian (W. Palm Beach) 57, Highlands Christian 7
Berkeley Prep (Tampa) 22, Booker 12
Bishop Moore (Orlando) 27, Edgewater 7
Blake (Tampa)35, Leto 0
Blountstown 21, Graceville 9
Boca Raton Christian 34, Zion Christian 18
Bolles School (Jacksonville) 17, North Marion 6
Boone (Orlando) 38, Orlando University 29
Braden River (Bradenton) 23, Southeast 0
Bradenton Christian 2, Citrus Park Christian, 0, forfeit
Brandon 14, Riverview 7
Bronson 52, Branford 14
Brooksville Central 20, Poinciana 13
Brookwood School, Ga. 49, John Paul II Catholic 0
Calvary Christian (Clearwater) 42, Northside Christian 7
Cambridge Christian (Tampa) 55, Hawthorne 6
Cape Coral 38, Ida S. Baker 35
Cardinal Gibbons (Fort Lauderdale) 31, Cooper City 7
Cardinal Mooney (Sarasota) 40, Lake Placid 7
Carrollwood Day (Tampa) 26, Foundation Academy 21
Cedar Hill Trinity, Texas 35, Montverde Academy 21
Central Florida Christian 44, International Community 6
Choctawhatchee (Fort Walton Beach) 54, Gulf Breeze 38
Citrus (Inverness) 30, Hernando 13
Clay (Green Cove Springs) 33, Orange Park 13
Clearwater 30, Palm Harbor University 23
Clearwater Central Catholic 41, Jesuit 27
Clewiston 38, Cardinal Newman 20
Cocoa 49, Astronaut 14
Coconut Creek 55, Nova 24
Columbia (Lake City) 28, Buchholz 23
Community School of Naples 42, Fort Myers Canterbury 7
Coral Springs 24, Fort Lauderdale 14
Coral Springs Charter 42, Pine Crest 21
Countryside (Clearwater) 15, Palmetto 14
Crescent City 70, Halifax Academy 0
Deerfield Beach 14, Blanche Ely 12
DeLand 34, Seabreeze 17
Delray American Heritage 20, Glades Central 18
DeSoto County (Arcadia) 56, East Lee County 7
Dixie County (Cross City) 48, Trenton 25
Dixie Hollins (St. Petersburg) 33, Seminole 27
Doral Academy Charter 38, Cornerstone Charter 0
Dr. Phillips (Orlando) 44, Sanford Seminole 7
Dunnellon 57, Wildwood 13
Durant (Plant City)34, Tampa Bay Tech 20
Dwyer (Palm Beach Gardens) 34, Palm Beach Gardens 10
Eagle's View (Jacksonville) 48, Temple Christian 18
East Bay (Gibsonton) 16, Alonso 15
East Lake (Tarpon Springs) 36, Dunedin 6
Eau Gallie 36, Gateway 26
Ed White (Jacksonville) 26, Mandarin 3
Englewood (Jacksonville) 35, Baldwin 20
Episcopal (Jacksonville) 63, Christ's Church 0
Escambia (Pensacola) 45, Rutherford 7
Eustis 14, Harmony 7
Evangelical Christian (Fort Myers) 44, Southwest Florida Christian 22
Everglades (Miramar) 42, Hollywood Hills 7 Father Lopez Catholic (Daytona Beach) 32, Warner Christian 20
Fernandina Beach 7, Hilliard 3
First Academy (Orlando) 48, Agape Christian 6
First Coast (Jacksonville) 62, Raines 7
Flanagan (Pembroke Pines) 42, Boyd Anderson 0
Fleming Island 42, Middleburg 6
Fletcher (Neptune Beach) 45, Sandalwood 14
Florida (Tallahassee) 47, FAMU Developmental Research 6
Fort Lauderdale Calvary Christian 28, King's Academy 21
Fort Meade 41, Avon Park 17
Fort Myers 55, Cypress Lake 6
Fort White 37, Bradford 7
Frostproof 43, Mulberry 0
George Steinbrenner (Lutz) 21, Spoto 14
Glades Day (Belle Glade) 44, Moore Haven 0
Godby (Tallahassee) 42, East Gadsden 0
Golden Gate (Naples) 35, Barron Collier 20
Gulliver Prep (Miami) 27, Chaminade-Madonna 7
Hagerty (Oviedo) 15, Winter Springs 8
Haines City 26, Tenoroc 3
Hallandale 61, South Broward 0
Hamilton County (Jasper) 33, Chiefland 7
Hardee County (Wauchula) 23, Sebring 13
Heritage (Palm Bay) 27, Rockledge 10
Hialeah-Miami Lakes 34, Hialeah 0
Hudson 42, Weeki Wachee 28
IMG Academy (Bradenton) 61, Dillard 0
Indian Rocks (Largo) 21, Admiral Farragut 7
Jefferson County (Monticello) 26, Newberry 20
Jefferson (Tampa) 24, Robinson 7
Jupiter 9, Jensen Beach 7
Keswick Christian (St. Petersburg) 26, Bishop McLaughlin 21
King (Tampa) 34, Middleton 6
Kissimmee Osceola 28, Fort Pierce Central 14
Lafayette (Mayo) 56, Bell 19
Lake Brantley (Altamonte Springs) 26, Evans 7
Lake Gibson (Lakeland) 7, Kathleen 5
Lake Nona (Orlando) 35, Colonial 14
Lake Weir (Ocala) 34, Deltona 20
Lake Worth 23, Santaluces 21
Lakeland Christian 41, Liberty 20
Lakeland 49, Lyman 28
Lakewood Ranch (Bradenton) 22, Bayshore 7
Land O'Lakes 29, Ridgewood 19
Largo 13, Gibbs 6
Lecanto 21, Crystal River 20
Lehigh 36, Estero 29
Lemon Bay (Englewood) 33, LaBelle 14
Lennard 27, Chamberlain 13
Leon (Tallahassee) 48, Strawberry Crest 9
Liberty County (Bristol) 63, Wewahitchka 0
Lincoln (Tallahassee) 38, Sarasota 0
Madison County 48, Gainesville 23
Mainland (Daytona Beach) 53, Lake Wales 9
Manatee (Bradenton) 31, Naples 19
Martin County (Stuart) 10, Okeechobee 3
Matanzas (Palm Coast) 24, Jones 21
Melbourne Central Catholic 57, St. Petersburg Catholic 7
Menendez (St. Augustine) 45, Interlachen 13
Miami Central 47, Coral Reef 0
Miami Christopher Columbus 14, Coral Gables 13
Miami Killian 38, North Miami Beach 9
Miami La Salle 36, St. Andrew's 0
Miami Southridge 33, Goleman 6
Miami Washington 38, Miami Carol City 14
Milton 48, Ft. Walton Beach 21
Miramar 42, Plantation 0
Monarch (Coconut Creek) 40, Western 0
Mount Dora 34, Leesburg 28
Mount Dora Bible 31, Santa Fe Catholic 21
Navarre 49, Pace 21
Nease (Ponta Vedra) 35, West Nassau County 20
Niceville 41, Pine Forest 0
North Fort Myers 34, Gulf Coast 30
North Port 19, Palmetto Ridge 18
Northview (Bratt) 24, Chipley 6
Oakleaf (Orange Park) 31, Wayne County, Ga. 25
Ocala Vanguard 13, West Port 12
Orlando Freedom 20, Olympia 19
Out-of-Door Academy (Sarasota) 42, St. John Lutheran 0
Oviedo 41, Lake Howell 0
Oviedo Master's Academy 40, Merritt Island Christian 0
Oxbridge Academy (West Palm Beach) 48, Keys Gate 17
P.K. Yonge (Gainesville) 26, Bishop Snyder 10
Pahokee 33, John I. Leonard 7
Palatka 28, Creekside 13
Palm Bay 28, Melbourne 14
Palm Beach Lakes 20, Suncoast 0
Pasco (Dade City) 37, Wesley Chapel 13
Pensacola Washington 14, Lake Area New Tech Early College, La. 0
Pensacola 25, Pensacola Catholic 17
Pine Ridge (Deltona) 29, Lake Highland 14
Pinellas Park 10, Seminole Osceola 7
Piper (Sunrise) 28, West Broward 0
Plant (Tampa) 37, Gaither 10
Ponte Vedra 47, Arlington Country Day 12
Port Charlotte 43, Mariner 6
Port St. Joe 46, Bozeman School 0
Providence (Jacksonville) 29, Baker County 28
R.E. Lee (Jacksonville) 7, Westside 0
Reagan (Doral) 48, Westland Hialeah 0
Rickards (Tallahassee) 28, Crestview 12
River Ridge (New Port Richey) 42, Wiregrass Ranch 21
Riverdale (Fort Myers) 14, Dunbar 7
Rocky Bayou Christian (Niceville) 28, St. Johns Country Day 14
Satellite 22, Treasure Coast 20
Seminole Ridge (Loxahatchee) 23, Park Vista Community 14
Seven Rivers Christian (Lecanto) 54, Munroe Day 24
Shiloh Christian, Ark. 12, First Baptist 8
Sickles (Tampa) 27, Newsome 14
Sneads 33, Franklin County 20
Somerset Academy (Homestead) 24, Miami Community Charter 12
South Fort Myers 31, Island Coast 0
South Lake (Groveland) 44, Ocala Forest 14
South Sumter (Bushnell) 45, East Ridge 0
Space Coast (Cocoa) 49, Celebration 3
Springstead (Spring Hill) 23, Nature Coast Tech 20
St. Augustine 31, Ridgeview 0
St. Cloud 42, Cypress Creek 0
St. John Neumann (Naples) 35, Shorecrest Prep 13
St. Lucie Centennial 30, Merritt Island 24
St. Petersburg Canterbury 30, Oak Hall 0
St. Petersburg Northeast 16, Boca Ciega 6
St. Petersburg 39, Lakewood 22
St. Stephen's Episcopal (Bradenton) 47, Lake Mary Prep 7
Sunlake 42, Anclote 0
Suwannee (Live Oak) 21, Santa Fe 12
Tarpon Springs 35, Tampa Catholic 14
Tate (Cantonment) 47, Bay 0
Tavares 42, Umatilla 38
Taylor County (Pierson) 28, Potter's House Christian 24
The Villages 33, Taylor 7
Timber Creek (Orlando) 55, East River 42
Titusville 15, Port Orange Atlantic 6
Trinity Christian (Deltona) 28, Harvest Community School 7
Trinity Christian (Jacksonville) 42, University Christian 12
Trinity Prep (Winter Park) 21, John Carroll Catholic 15
Union County (Lake Butler) 41, Keystone Heights 0
University (Orange City) 35, Flagler Palm Coast 0
Venice 35, Sarasota Riverview 7
Vernon 48, Jay 3
Vero Beach 52, Lake Minneola 35
Victory Christian (Lakeland) 20, Holy Trinity Episcopal 15
Viera 64, Cocoa Beach 0
Wakulla (Crawfordville) 47, Marianna 20
Walton (Defuniak Springs) 27, South Walton 17
Wellington 45, South Fork 36
West Boca Raton Community 37, Palm Beach Central 13
West Florida (Pensacola) 19, Cairo, Ga. 7
West Gadsden (Greensboro) 36, Cottondale 6
West Orange (Winter Garden) 42, Oak Ridge 20
Westminster Academy (Fort Lauderdale) 36, Coral Shores 30
Westminster Christian (Miami) 16, Immokalee 11
Wharton (Tampa) 19, Tampa Freedom 17
Windermere Prep 46, Seffner Christian 20
Winter Haven 44, George Jenkins 17
Winter Park 49, Ocoee 0
Zephyrhills 45, Mitchell 14

POSTPONEMENTS AND CANCELLATIONS
Duval Charter vs. Williston, ppd.

THURSDAY'S GAMES
Boynton Beach 48, The Village Academy 20
Homestead South Dade 23, American 14
Lynn Haven Mosley 33, Chiles 16
Miami Dade Christian 3, Somerset Academy
Miami Ferguson 21, Braddock 6
Miami Dr. Krop 13, Mourning 0
Miami Springs 19, Edison 6
Ocala Trinity Catholic 45, Gainesville Eastside 21
Pompano Beach 16, Miami Country Day 12
Pulaski (AR) Academy 52, New Smyrna Beach 20
St. Augustine Florida School For Deaf & Blind 36, Saint Francis Catholic 7

September 11, 2014

2015 BROWARD HERALD SPOTLIGHT: Calvin Ridley

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PLAYER: Calvin Ridley
SCHOOL: Coconut Creek Monarch
POSITION: WR
HEIGHT: 6-0
WEIGHT: 180
HEAD COACH: Calvin Davis
COLLEGES: Committed to the University of Alabama
HERALD PRE-SEASON RATING: 3

WHAT TO LIKE: While he will only play three games this year, do to his age, this is an impressive talent who already showed everyone that he is indeed one of the best in the country. Having watched him since his youth football days, this is a dominating football talent who will only get better as he moves on to the next level. Stretches the field as well as anyone. Has impressive speed, tremendous hands and runs exceptional pass routes. No matter what setting you put him in - 7-on-7 or in game conditions - he will dominate. This is one of those gifted football prospects who continues to make a difference - and that is not likely to step when he gets to college.

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CALVIN RIDLEY

2015 MIAMI-DADE HERALD SPOTLIGHT: Da'Vante Davis

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PLAYER: Da'Vante Davis
SCHOOL: Miami Booker T. Washington
POSITION: DB
HEIGHT: 6-3
WEIGHT: 200
HEAD COACH: Tim Harris, Jr.
COLLEGES: Ohio State, Miami, Georgia, FSU, Florida, Auburn, Clemson.
HERALD PRE-SEASON RATING: 3

WHAT TO LIKE: One of four players to join the Tornadoes this year from Homestead, this is an elite prospect who many believe is one of the best in the nation. Played receiver for the Broncos as well, but has been a mainstay in the secondary for BTW since arriving. A dominating cover-corner who is long and gets to plays that most simply cannot. A very smooth prospect who makes plays in all settings. Whether it's in full gear or 7-on-7 events, he just continues to get it done. Can matchup against kind of receiver because of his overall athletic ability and understanding of the game. Those who competed against him are impressed by the little things he does away from the action. Was a huge addition to the defending national champions.

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DA'VANTE DAVIS