There is little doubt that the impact that the state of Florida makes every year on football programs across the country. That same impact is also felt at schools within the prestigious Ivy League - where 63 players from the Sunshine State are among the gifted student/athletes who compete at this impressive level.
Quality education and rich in tradition programs that have alumni across the globe - watching every Saturday in the fall - and helping assist these young men achieve high standards after graduation.
At a time when Florida high school football is recognized as among the best in the country, it's good to know that we have some gifted prospects who continue on at schools that have been regarded as the best in education as well.
Here is a list of Floridians playing this year in the Ivy League:
BROWN BEARS (10)
Adrian Caesar, LB, Fr., 5-11, 185, Miami Coral Park.
Hershel Caywood, OLB, Jr., 5-11, 200, Bradenton Manatee.
Chad Ginsburg, OLB, 5-9, 180, Sr., Fort Lauderdale Pine Crest.
Gabriel Gonzalez, DB, Jr., 6-0, 190, Boca Raton.
Conor Kruger, OL, Jr., 6-0, 270, Sarasota Riverview.
Rakeem Marcelle, WR, Jr., 6-0, 185, Vero Beach.
Zachary Marti, OL, Fr., 6-2, 275, Miami Christopher Columbus.
Grant Senne, PK, Jr., 6-5, 235, Winter Park Trinity Prep.
Jared Shimberg, TE, Fr., 6-5, 250, Tampa Berkeley Prep.
Isaac Whitney, DB, Fr., 5-9, 175, Venice.
COLUMBIA LIONS (3)
John Keefe, WR, Sr., 6-1, 195, Fort Walton Beach Choctawhatchee.
Max Keefe, LB, Jr., 6-2, 216, Fort Walton Beach Choctawhatchee.
Ryan Thomas, OL, Sr., 6-5, 257, Gainesville Buchholz.
CORNELL BIG RED (5)
Taylor Betros, LB, Sr., 5-11, 226, Jacksonville Bolles.
Evan Brovender, RB, 6-4, 236, Fort Lauderdale Pine Crest. James Few, QB, Jr., 6-2, 203, Tampa Plant.
Javier Rodriguez, WR, Sr., 5-10, 177, Miami Belen Jesuit.
Mike Tate, OLB, Jr., 6-0, 183, Tampa Plant.
DARTMOUTH BIG GREEN (11)
Jarius Brown, DB, Fr., 5-8, 175, Fort Lauderdale University School.
Jon Marc Carrier, WR, So., 5-11, 170, Lutz Steinbrenner.
Joshua Clark, OL, Jr., 6-5, 290, Bradenton Christian.
Darius George, DB, So., 6-1, 180, Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons.
Brian Grove, RB, Jr., 5-10, 195, West Palm Beach Kings Academy.
Vernon Harris, DB, Jr., 6-2, 195, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas.
Frankie Hernandez, DB, Jr., 5-9, 195, Miami Belen Jesuit.
Blake Orvis, TE, So., 6-4, 240, Orlando Boone.
Justin Porter, DB, Fr., 5-8, 175, Hollywood Chaminade-Madonna.
Sean Ronan, OL, Sr., 6-3, 275, Boca Raton.
Zach Slafsky, LB, Jr., 6-2, 245, Delray American Heritage.
HARVARD CRIMSON (6)
David Bicknell, PK, Sr., 6-2, 195, Boca Raton.
Dan Melow, WR, Sr., 6-1, 190, Miami Gulliver Prep.
Denzel Paige, DE, DE, Jr., 6-2, 230, Coconut Creek North Broward Prep.
Semar Smith, RB, Fr., 5-10, 200, Coral Springs Taravella.
Seitu Smith II, WR, Sr., 5-10, 185, Deerfield Beach.
Bryce Walker, WR, Jr., 5-9, 180, Tampa Jesuit.
PENN QUAKERS (9)
Patton Chillura, QB, Sr., 6-2, 190, Tampa Jesuit.
Tyler Drake, DE, Jr., 6-2, 220, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas.
Drew Harris, DB, Sr., 6-3, 200, Davie Western.
Nathan Kirchmier, OL, Fr., 6-4, 310, Plantation American Heritage.
Ron Moore, WR, Jr., 5-10, 170, Boca Raton.
Tryrone Quarterman, DL, So., 6-0, 230, Neptune Beach Fletcher.
Nick Rittenhouse, QB, Fr., 6-3, 215, Cocoa Space Coast.
Kyle Wilcox, WR, Sr., 5-10, 200, Seffner Armwood.
Gerhard Williams IV, OL, Fr., 6-6, 285, Fleming Island.
PRINCETON TIGERS (11)
Nolan Bieck, PK, Jr., 6-1, 185, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas.
Kedric Bostic, QB, Jr., 6-3, 225, Jupiter Christian.
Khalil Bryant, DL, Fr., 6-2, 250, Fleming Island.
Richard Bush, OL, Fr., 6-2, 260, Tampa Plant.
Rohan Hylton, LB, So., 5-11, 220, Ocoee.
Max Lescano, DB, Jr., 5-10, 190, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas.
Scott Northcutt, LB, So., 6-0, 215, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas.
Julian Perez, DL, Fr., 6-2, 250, Plantation American Heritage.
Will Powers, RB, Sr., 5-9, 195, Jupiter Christian.
Caleb Slate, OL, Jr., 6-3, 300, Green Cove Springs Clay.
Jimmy von Thron, DB, Sr., 6-0, 210, Jacksonville Providence.
YALE BULLDOGS (8)
Aaron Ault, LB, Jr., 6-2, 212, Altamonte Springs Lake Brantley.
Stephen Buric, TE, Jr., 6-5, 237, Tarpon Springs East Lake.
Cole Champion, DB, Jr., 5-11, 191, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas.
Myles Gaines, WR, So., 5-11, 184, Tallahassee Lincoln.
Blake Horn, PK, Fr., 6-1, 178, Davie Western.
Mikhail Reece, DT, Jr., 6-5, 277, Tampa Gaither.
Ryan Stanney, LB, Sr., 6-0, 212, Orlando Bishop Moore.
Adam Van Valkenburg, LB, Jr., 6-3, 213, Altamonte Springs Lake Brantley.