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Sentinel's 2013 North Florida Super60

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  Laremy Tunsil, OT, Lake City Columbia
 
1 Laremy Tunsil
DL   6-5   293
Lake City Columbia
Tunsil is regarded as the nation's top offensive line prospect by all the major recruiting services. His frame and athleticism have led to over 40 offers to date. The first team Class 6A all-state in 2011 has also hit the weight room in the offseason to increase his strength. As of early May, Laremy had narrowed his list down to about six college programs. FSU would appear to be the leader as of early May.
2Demarcus Walker
DE   6-4   280
Jacksonville Sandalwood
Walker is a freakish defensive lineman who is athletically gifted enough to play tight end due to his 4.62 speed. Walker holds offers from USC, UF, Alabama, Clemson, and Miami to name just a few. Walker is certainly one of the state's top overall prospects.
3 Derrick Henry
RB  6-2   241
Yulee
Better known as the Yulee Mule, Henry rushed for 2,610 yards and 41 touchdowns as a junior and has a chance to surpass 10,000 career rushing yards. Derrick was an early commit to Georgia but Tennessee remains in the picture. Some project Henry, due to his size as a defensive end in college.
4 Nick Washington
DB  6-1   192
Jacksonville Trinity Christian
Washington is his school's top prospect since RB Andrew Buie (West Virginia), and committed to Florida back in February. This two-way standout is also an outstanding student who in addition to UF holds offers from Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, FSU, and Notre Dame. Washington is a fearless competitor as well and will never shy away from contact.
5 Ahmad Fulwood
WR   6-3   200
Jacksonville Bishop Kenny
Fulwood is generally regarded as the top wide receiver prospect in Florida this season. Although not a burner, Ahmad is a matchup nightmare for opposing defenses. Fulwood had 46 receptions for 1,141 yards and 22 touchdowns in 2011, and in addition to Florida where he is a commit, holds offers from Alabama, Notre Dame, Ohio State, and Oklahoma.
6 Daniel McMillian
LB   6-2   220
Jacksonville First Coast
McMillian is arguably the top inside linebacker prospect in Florida. While FSU signee Reggie Northrup patrolled the edge during the 2011 season, it was McMillian who along with Northrup, was a first team Class 7A all-state honoree, took care of the middle in leading First Coast to the state final. McMillian is a very fundamentally sound tackler and is a Florida commit.
7 Caleb Brantley
DL   6-3   315
Crescent City
Brantley is yet another Florida commitment who was a consensus Class 1A all-state selection as a junior. Although Brantley plays for a small school program, his tenacity and ability to play off double-teams is quite impressive. Caleb also has a very low body-fat percentage unlike most interior linemen.
8 Keith Kelsey Jr.
LB   6-2   220
Gainesville High
Kelsey is the son of former Gator linebacker who is just as tenacious against the run as his father was. As of early May, Keith Jr. had offers from Louisville, Maryland, Iowa State, UCF, and USF. Kelsey projects as in inside linebacker which is the position he plays for GHS.
9 Malik Greaves
DB   6-2   192
Jacksonville Sandalwood
Graves was an early Vanderbilt commit who appears perfectly suited to man the safety position for the Commodores. Malik is a very intelligent defender and is a solid tackler. Greaves also holds offers from Duke, North Carolina, USF, and West Virginia.
10 Reggie Wilkerson
WR   5-11   170
Citra North Marion
Wilkerson is a recent Georgia pledge who began his career at North Marion as a quarterback. Although UGA is recruiting Wilkerson as a wide out, he is also an outstanding cornerback who is not afraid to hit people. Reggie also holds offers from Clemson, Duke, UCF, and Purdue. Wilkerson is a full academic qualifier as well.
11 Jamari Smith
RB   6-0   203
Neptune Beach Fletcher
Smith was the engine that drove the Fletcher Senators to the Class 8A state semifinals before losing to eventual state champ, Tampa Plant. Jamari earned first team all-state honors after rushing for 2,178 yards and 24 touchdowns. Jamari has excellent vision and deceptive speed. He holds offers from Auburn, South Carolina, Arkansas, Georgia Tech, Miss State, and West Virginia.
12 Jasper Sasser
WR   6-2   185
Jacksonville Wolfson
Sasser committed to South Carolina just prior to spring practice. He is a true playmaker on both sides of the ball. Sasser returned a pair of INTs for touchdowns and also ran back an onside kick for a score in 2011. Jasper is also one of Northeast Florida's top basketball players for one of the state's top programs.
13 De'Asian Richardson
DL   6-3   280
Orange Park
Richardson is another freakish athlete who like Sandalwood's Demarcus Walker, is versatile and fast enough to be used as a pass receiver. Richardson holds offers from Alabama, Auburn, FSU, Oregon, and Oklahoma and most likely projects as a defensive tackle at the next level but there is some academic work to be done.
14 Tyrell Lyons
DB   6-2   220
Jacksonville First Coast
Lyons is yet another First Coast defensive prospect who is being highly recruited. Tyrell pledged to Florida State back in late February. Lyons is a very aggressive defender like teammate Daniel McMillian and he projects as a strong safety in college. Lyons also holds offers from Clemson, Miami, Ole Miss, North Carolina, and UCF.
15 Lucas Crowley
OC   6-3   270
Ponte Vedra Nease
Crowley played left tackle for the Panthers in 2011 but under first-year Nease coach Shane Matthews, Lucas will move to center which could be his position at the next level. Crowley is one of the state's most tenacious hogs who locks onto his blocks and is a finisher. Crowley currently holds offers from South Carolina and Missouri.
16 Jordan Hawkins
DL   6-2   265
Jacksonville Wolfson
Hawkins is beginning to get noticed by college recruiters and holds offers from Southern Miss and UCF heading into spring practice. Jordan is a strong run-stuffer with a powerful lower body which is essential for playing inside. He is also a solid student and qualifier.
17 Marquis Haynes
DL   6-3   215
Jacksonville University Christian
Haynes is a defensive end who is just beginning to scratch the surface of his ability. A solid junior season in which Marquis earned first team Class 2A all-state honors, has led to offers from Louisville, West Virginia, USF, and Maryland.
18 Donel Elam
DB   6-1   200
Fleming Island
Elam certainly has the bloodlines. He is the nephew of Dallas Cowboys safety Abram Elam, and Gators safety Matt Elam. Donel plays linebacker for Fleming Island but likely projects as a strong safety. Elam is a Louisville commit and also holds offers from West Virginia and FIU.
19 Ralph Webb
RB   5-10   190
Gainesville High
Webb is a hard-nosed running back who also carries a 4.0 grade-point average. Ralph who has offers from Utah and Rutgers, only added to his stock after he captured the Class 3A state long jump title in early May with a leap of 22-11 1/2.
20 Chris Thompson
WR   6-1   175
Gainesville High
Thompson will be a three-year vet for one of North Florida's top programs. Like teammate Ralph Webb, Chris has also excelled in track, finishing 6th in the 400 meters at the state meet. As of early May, Thompson held offers from Utah and Marshall.
21 Donald Rocker
OL   6-5   300
Jacksonville Sandalwood
Rocker is a very raw offensive line prospect who committed to FIU in late April. Rocker has struggled with eligibility issues earlier in his career but appears to have straightened out his class work. He also holds a reported offer from Arizona.
22 D.A. Williams
DB   5-10   170
St. Augustine
Williams had an outstanding junior season with seven interceptions that earned him first team All First Coast honors and second team Class 6A all-state mention. D.A. who also qualified for the regions in the long jump this spring, has interested from UCF and Georgia Tech.
23 Seyvon Lowry
LB/DE   6-2   225
Jacksonville First Coast
Lowry is a special teams demon who blocked seven kicks in 2011 while leading First Coast to a state final game. Lowry earned second team all-state honors last season and has reportedly received offers from FIU, Ole Miss, and UCF.
24 Parker Boehme
QB   6-2   225
Jacksonville Sandalwood
Boehme has often drawn comparisons to another former Jacksonville area quarterback named Tebow...Boehme is a powerfully built signal-caller who passed for 2,275 yards and 27 touchdowns and rushed for 955 yards and 13 TDs as a junior. Boehme currently holds offers from Southern Miss, FAU, and Marshall.
25 Tyler Reagan
OL   6-5   275
Fruit Cove Bartram Trail
Due to work in the weight room (Reagan was a state qualifier in weightlifting with a 350 bench), he should begin to draw in some offers this summer.
26 Oshay Carter
QB/P   6-4   230
Jacksonville Trinity Christian
Carter began his well-traveled high school career at Arlington Country Day. He spent his sophomore season at Mandarin Christian, and settled in at Trinity Christian last season where he earned all-state honors as a punter. This raw and strong-armed talent has reported offers from UCF, FIU, and FAMU.
27 Jordon Austin
DB   5-11  195
Ocala Vanguard
Austin is one of the top overall prospects in Marion County this season after a stellar junior season in which he earned first team Class 7A all-state honors. Austin had not received an offer as of early May but has interest from a number of SEC programs.
28 Willie Gardner
WR   6-3   185
Flagler Palm Coast
Gardner is a budding star who recently received an offer from FAMU and is being looked at by SEC programs. Willie is versatile athlete who qualified for the state track in the 400 meters. If he gets his academics in order, bigger offers should follow.
29 Sir Jackson
ATH   6-0   185
Gainesville Eastside
Sir is the son of former Gators wide receiver Willie Jackson. Sir plays quarterback for Eastside but is being recruited as an athlete and has received an offer from North Carolina State. Jackson was a state qualifier in the 300 meter hurdles this past spring.
30 Ramsey Meyers
OL   6-4   305
Orange Park Ridgeview
Meyers is another large budding offensive line prospect who is just beginning to grow into his large frame. As of early May, Meyers was generating interest from Kentucky, Vanderbilt, and USF.
31 Nick Uruburu
ATH   5-11   165
Fruit Cove Bartram Trail
Nick who? Anyone who watched last season's state semifinal match between Armwood and Bartram Trail, would recognize this name. Any who watched this spring's Class 3A state track meet in which Uruburu captured the 400 meters and ran the anchor leg on Bartram Trail's winning 4 x 4 relay team know all about Uruburu who missed about half of his junior football season due to injury.
32 Lexus Walton
ATH   5-11   180
Jacksonville Wolfson
Walton is a high academic prospect. He might be a tad overrated by the likes of ESPN. Walton plays both running back and defensive back but does not appear to dominate at either position. Lexus has a reported offer from Southern Miss and interest from Ole Miss.
33 Montrel Bryant
ATH   6-0   175
Hawthorne
Although Bryant did not compete in track this season, Montrel who was chosen as his area's small school basketball player of the year, is still considered one of Florida's most dangerous return men. Bryant has interest from Alabama, Syracuse, and USF.
34 Jaleel Green
WR   6-1   185
Jacksonville Providence
Green is a very high academic prospect (4.2 GPA) who has interest from Vanderbilt, Rice, and Wofford. Green has high-end speed (state qualifier in track), and a solid senior season will only increase his stock.
35 D.L. Powell
ATH   6-1   180
Alachua Santa Fe
Powell plays quarterback for Santa Fe but is being recruited as an athlete by a number of FBS programs. D.L. who won the state long jump title as a sophomore, missed most of his junior season due to an ACL tear but has reportedly recovered and is primed for a standout senior season.
36 Shaquille Johnson
TE   6-4   210
Lake City Columbia
Johnson is a raw prospect for coach Brian Allen but should sign a D-I grant come next February. Shaquille received his first offer from Rutgers last spring and more will follow.
37 Cole Mazza
RB   6-1   219
Ponte Vedra
Mazza is an old-fashioned leather-helmet type running back who ran for 1,729 yards and 24 touchdowns en route to earning second team Class 5A all-state honors in 2011. Mazza is being recruited by Georgia Southern and Wofford.
38 Tommy Openshaw
K   6-0   165
St Johns Creekside
Openshaw who basically has performed in the shadows of former Bartram Trail kicker Cole Leininger (Cal signee), is generally regarded as having one of the state's strongest legs this season. Openshaw connected on 16 of 21 FGL attempts in 2011 and also holds an 1,880 SAT score.
39 Eugene Chung
TE   6-3   265
Ponte Vedra
Chung is the son of former Virginia Tech All-American and Chung's best days lie ahead of him. Virginia Tech would appear to be the best bet for this legacy prospect.
40 Jayce Barber
QB   6-2   210
Lake City Columbia
Barber is a strong-armed prospect who is generating a number of Division I looks including USF. Jayce needs a big senior season to raise his ante.
41 Austin Chipoletti
QB   5-11   180
Orange Park Oakleaf
Chipoletti is a transfer from Starke Bradford after his dad, Derek took the new job at Oakleaf. Austin threw for 1,843 yards and 19 touchdowns with just five interceptions en route to earning second team Class 4A all-state recognition in 2011. Southern Miss has reportedly offered so far
42 Josh Moore
QB/ATH   6-0   180
Orange Park Ridgeview
1,000 yards both rushing and passing en route to earning Class 6A all-state status. Moore carries a 3.8 GPA and should be an FCS signee come next February.
43 Darrell Bowens
TE     180
Flagler Palm Coast
Bowens is another diamond-in-the-rough prospect who has yet to tap his true potential. Bowens is generating SEC interest as of this spring. A strong senior campaign should solidify Bowens as a D-I signee.
44 Rick Johnson
OL   6-3   290
Gainesville Eastside
Johnson is a high academic type who is garnering interest from the likes of Duka and Northwestern. A solid senior season is key for Rick who is expected to sign with a major college program.
45 Levenet Sands
RB   5-11   185
St. Augustine
Sands is another speedy back out of the strong St. Augustine High program (11.00 in 100 meters), who earned Class 6A honorable mention status after rushing for just over 1,200 yards. Sands had no offers as of May 1.
46Mike Gray
DB   5-10   175
St. Johns Creekside
Gray is an extremely heady safety prospect who had six interceptions and six blocked kicks as a junior. Mike has a 1,550 SAT and could be headed the Ivy League route.
47Willie Smith
WR/DB   5-11   170
Jacksonville Eagle's View
This small school product is the son of former Fort Pierce Westwood all-state linebacker and former Penn State starter, Willie Smith. His son who had 36 receptions for 532 yards last season, is getting looks from a number of 1-AA programs as of early May.
48 Jeremiah Hamlin
RB   6-0   180
Jacksonville University Christian
Hamlin is a rising prospect who reportedly holds an offer from FAU and has interest from UConn and Wofford as of early May.
49 Tristan Cotton
OL   6-3   300
Ponte Vedra Nease
Although Cotton has been overshadowed by linemate Lucas Crowley, Cotton is beginning to get some interest from a number of BCS programs, including Boston College according to incoming Nease coach Shane Matthews, the former Gator QB.
50 Trae Phillips
DB   6-0   165
Fort White
Phillips is another high academic prospect who carries a 3.7 GPA and a 22 ACT score which has intrigued Ivy and Patriot League recruiters. Phillips also has gotten some love from Western Kentucky.
51 Jamal Dozier
WR   6-3   170
Jacksonville Raines
Dozier is a sleeper prospect who has 4.45 forty yard dash speed. Raines High has traditionally sent numerous prospects into Division I and in some cases the NFL such as Brian Dawkins. Dozier is the top senior prospect at Raines this season.
52 Travis Bennett
OL   6-3   270
Jacksonville Atlantic Coast
Bennett will be a three-year starter for one of the up-and-coming football programs in Florida. Travis had no offers as of late April but has interest from UConn, and a number of Ivy League programs.
53 Kaleb Woods
WR   6-3   180
Neptune Beach Fletcher
Woods is a rising wide receiver prospect who is getting looks from a number of FCS programs. Kaleb is also getting some interest from a number of ACC programs including Georgia Tech.
54 Derrick Jones
WR   6-1   175
Jacksonville Ribault
Jones has been compared to former Ribault receiver Javon Bell who signed with Texas Tech out of Gulf Coast CC in February. Derrick has outstanding speed (4.5), and could turn some heads come September.
55 Alex Stetz
OL   6-4   260
Dunnellon
Alex is a high academic who is getting looks from the academies. Stetz carries a 4.5 grade-point average and according to Dunnellon coach Frank Beasley, appears to be favoring Annapolis at this stage.
56 Aaron Pringle
DL   6-1   260
Citra North Marion
Pringle is a tenacious defensive end who only need to improve his GPA to garner more attention from Division I recruiters. Aaron was a state finalist in wrestling this past season.
57 Danny Krysalka
P/K   6-1   185
Ocala Forest
Krysalka is a three-year starter whose future appears to be as a punter as opposed to a placekicker. Krysalka has averaged close to 40 yards per punt over the past two seasons, and has attracted the interest of Auburn.
58 Falon Lee
DB/RB   5-11   190
Glen St. Mary Baker County
Lee is a rugged defensive back who expects to receive some ball-toting duties this season. Falon is a solid student with a 3.0 GPA and has received a number of FCS offers as of early May.
59 Cameron Livingston
WR   6-2   180
Ocala Vanguard
Livingston will be a three-year starter for one of North Florida's most productive programs. Cameron carries a 3.8 GPA. and is receiving a lot of interest from Division I-AA programs this spring.
60 Kenny Scott
RB/DB   5-9   180
Gainesville Buchholz
Scott is a rugged two-way standout for a rising Buchholz program that seems to be underclass-loaded at this stage. Scott should sign somewhere on the FCS level come February.

 
All photos by Chris Hays/Orlando Sentinel, unless otherwise noted. Credits: Ahmad Fulwood courtesy Ahmad Fulwood; Daniel McMillian courtesy Tim Casey/Gator Country. Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun
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