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.