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Sentinel's 2013 Palm Beach/Broward Super60


 
By Chris Hays | Orlando Sentinel
 

6:43 PM EDT, August 7, 2012

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  Stacy Coley, WR, Northeast Broward High
 

RK PLAYERPOS HT  WTSCHOOLTHE BUZZ
1 Stacy Coley WR 6'0 173 Oakland Park Northeast BrowardMany state recruiting types think Coley is the best player in Florida and also the best wide receiver prospect in the country. His routes are crisp, has tremendous hands and no one contains him.
2 Greg Bryant RB5'10 200 Delray Beach American HeritageRecent decommit from Oklahoma, Bryant says he will sign with an SEC school. He is just one of a long list of high-school All-American-caliber running backs in the state this season. He'll lead the Delray Heritage charge for a 4A state title repeat.
3 Joey Bosa DE 6-3 230 Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas AquinasCommitted to Ohio State. Bosa, who's father played for the Dolphins in the 80s, is a consensus top 10 defensive end by all national recruiting services. Graduation on the STA defense will make for an interesting year to see how Bosa handles being the main man.
4  Kelvin Taylor RB 5'11 200 Belle Glade Glades DayCommitted to Florida. The much-documented story of Taylor, son former Florida Gator and NFL star Fred Taylor, is almost approaching the last chapter of his high school career and he’ll pad his all-time state-leading totals this year. We're anxious to see what he can do at the next level.
5  Alex Montgomery WR 6'2 190 Weston Cypress BayMontgomery is a little stronger and more physical than counterpart Jordan Cunningham at University. Montgomery even draws comparisons to Stacey Coley, but not many even have an elevator key to that level.
6  Jordan Cunningham WR 6'3 175 Fort Lauderdale UniversityCunningham and Cypress Bay's Alex Montgomery are quite comparable, but the nod at this point has to go to Montgomery. That's not to knock Cunningham, however, whose business-like demeanor gives him focus. One of the state¿s leading offer targets with 44 total.
7 Alex CollinsRB5'10185South PlantationCommitted to Miami. Some think Collins is better than the running backs who are getting all of the attention in this class. He was Broward's top runner as a junior last year. Picked the 'Canes early but could be looking around.
8  Will Likely CB 5'7 171 Belle Glade Glades CentralYou won't find many small players making the impressions on recruiters like Likely has done. Has great ball awareness and tremendous hands. Also an elusive return man.
9 Maquedius BainDT6'5286Fort Lauderdale UniversityCommitted to Florida State although that pledge is thought to be soft. A big man with great feet and strength. Once he gets that big 286-pound frame moving, get out of the way. He plays a bit quicker than his 290-pound frame.
10 Rashard RobinsonCB6-3165Pompano Beach Blanche ElyCommitted to LSU. Robinson wasn¿t exactly hitting the radar until this past spring, and with the Bayou Bengals jumping on early, it looks to have paid off.
11 Monty NelsonDT6-3285PlantationNelson has narrowed his list of 13 offers to five favorites: Louisville, Michigan State, Missouri, Wisconsin and Wake Forest. He was an original omission from this list, but not for reasons that have anythig to do with his talent. For some reason, Nelson has flwon under the radar, but colleges know who he is.
12 Jermaine GraceLB6-1195Coach Damon Cogdell just keeps bringing them in at Miramar. Yet another athletic, talented Patriots LB, Grace was huge last year in the quest for the state crown. Squad took second in Class 4A to Jacksonville Bolles. Grace has two visit destinations picked so far in Tennessee (for the Florida game, Sept. 15) and Miami.
13 Fred CoppetRB5'9176Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas AquinasCoppett doesn't get near the credit he deserves. Some consider him smallish and while he is a little light in the seat, Coppett has burner speed and hips that put defenders on the ground. Nice receiver. Only three offers are: USF, Boston College, Indiana and Bowling Green. Will make somebody very happy with a steal away from the big boys.
14 Sojourn SheltonCB5'9155PlantationDecommitted from Florida State, to which he pledged as a rising sophomore. Shelton's size, or lack of it, is the first thing you notice about him. He doesn't look the part but packs some solid pop in his tiny frame. Can cover tight and flat out annoys opposing receivers.
15 Adrian BakerCB6'1168Hollywood Chaminade MadonnaCommited to Florida State. Has quietly piled up close to 30 offers. Has an official visit scheduled for Oklahoma on Oct. 26 weekend when Notre Dame visits Norman.
16 Lemond JohnsonATH6-1190Cooper CityCommitted to Auburn. A versatile athlete with 4.5 speed has size to play wideout but likely a college safety. A coach¿s son who has football intelligence and plays QB for Cooper City. Picked Auburn from nearly 30 offers.
17 Keith BryantDT6'2305Delray Beach AtlanticCommitted to Miami. It's hard to imagine a 305-pound D-tackle described as long, but watch Bryant stick his big mitts out and drag a QB down one-handed and you'll catch the drift. Carries that UM swagger quite well, also.
18 Alvonte BellDE6'5220 EvergladesCommitted to Kentucky. Those recruiting Bell aren't done by a long shot and his progression is far from complete. Everglades coaches are trying to get Bell to play within his responsibilities, but the freelancer can't help his sideline-to-sideline aggressiveness. He will only get better game after game.
19 Rod JohnsonLB6'6315Delray Beach American Heritage Decommitted from his UF pledge and says he¿s favoring FSU now. A big man with a baby-face grin, Johnson isn't getting the credit one would figure to follow a former Florida Gators commitment. Plowed down some big holes for Greg Bryant last season.
20 Matt DayesRB5'10195Weston Cypress BayCommitted to NC State. Dayes just keeps getting better and better. He's a hard-nosed, strong runner who also has speed and ability to cut at will. He has eight offers with the lone Florida entry coming from USF. Wolfpack could have stolen away a good one here.
21 Tyler ProvoRB6'2235Delray Beach American HeritageCommitted to Syracuse. Provo is another victim of running back numbers for the 2013 class, and it's hitting him right on his own team. Provo doesn't seem to be the least bit bothered, however, by Bryant's success and another title ring could do wonders to help offset that even more.
22 Jeremy BenjaminLB6'3230Hollywood McArthurRaw and athletic there is a ton of potential in what is already a darned good linebacker. Benjamin took on plenty of interest during the spring and has 22 offers, including invites from FAU and FIU. Eyes offer from FSU Has official visits planned for West Virginia, Wake Forest and FIU.
23 Michael DeebLB6-2240Plantation American HeritageCommitted to Notre Dame. Deeb's coaches make a case for him being the top linebacker in South Florida, if not the whole state. The kind of player who leads and the field by example and with respect from his teammates.
24 Lance VirgileDE6'2215Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas AquinasThe bookend to Joey Bosa's strong-side end position, Virgile has 11 scholarship offers with the big ones being Louisville, NC State, Wake Forest, West Virginia, UCF and FIU.
25 Skai MooreLB6'2210Fort Lauderdale UniversityYet another strong athletic linebacker at University, Moore has 26 offers and has said he wants to make a decision before the season starts. He also said he hopes to take trips to West Virginia, Rutgers and Vanderbilt before deciding.
26 Kyle ShortridgeDT6'2273Loxahatchee Seminole RidgeLSU recently offered the athletic big man with the 32-inch vertical leap. He has 24 offers and counting, including state schools FAU and USF.
27 Evan HarveyLB6'0200Delray Beach American HeritageHarvey might be the hardest worker since Big John was working on the railroad and the biggest sleeper since RipVanWinkle, taking literary license, of course. He's everywhere in the offseason and his improvement is a direct reflection of his work ethic. Now he's transferred to Heritage. So far only Colgate has offered.
28 Nick InternicolaDE6'4230Fort Lauderdale UniversityCommitted to Rutgers. Internicola has tremendous size and good quickness. He can play linebacker despite his height, but defensive end is his future. Has close to 20 offers with the Florida schools being USF, FAU and FIU. Internicola liked West Virginia, where he visited earlier this spring, but picked Rutgers over Boston College.
29 Malik BrownDE6'3205Palm Beach Gardens If a player with 15 scholarship offers can be considered a sleeper, then Brown certainly is one. His offers include state invites from FAU, FIU and USF. Brown was impressed by early attention from Illinois.
30 Tyler CogswellQB6'5226Plantation American HeritageCommitted to Arkansas. Cogswell has an big arm and has made quite the impression on college scouts despite just a year at the QB spot for Plantation Heritage. He's not the most mobile QB of this class, but he'll stand in the pocket and wait for plays to develop. His potential is unlimited.
31 Kevin AndersonQB6'3205Boca RatonCommitted to Marshall. Third-year starter is one of the top QBs in the state but his lone D1 offer heading into the season has been from the Thundering Herd. We're giving Cogswell the nod here by virtue of size, but Anderson is a well kept secret — and shouldn't be.
32 Dionte TaylorWR6'0165Fort Lauderdale UniversityIt's a bad year to be a senior receiver in the Sunshine State and the talented Taylor, who boasts close to 20 offers including the lone Florida offering from UCF. Taylor isn't even the best receiver on his own team, but he's still getting attention.
33 Malik BrownDE6'3205Palm Beach Gardens If a player with 15 scholarship offers can be considered a sleeper, then Brown certainly is one. His offers include state invites from FAU, FIU and USF. Brown was impressed by early attention from Illinois.
34 John O'KornQB6'5210Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas AquinasCommitted to Houston, O'Korn has a good chance to build up some momentum with a good couple of games to start the season against national powerhouse New Jersey Don Bosco Prep and a rare matchup with a Miami-Dade team as Columbus visits. These high-profile games should tell us where the first-year starter stands.
35 Austin BlandOG6'5225Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas AquinasBland missed the spring with a torn lateral meniscus in his left knee. At the Junior Rank Prodigy Camp in Naples in July, he looked like he was back to normal, showing impressive strength and footwork. Has just four offers so far: Cincinnati, Navy, Purdue and soon-to-be-D1 Georgia State.
36 Nico MarleyS5'7182Weston Cypress BayCommitted to Tulane, Marley, whose father Rohan Marley played at UM and whose direct lineage follows back to the legendary Marley himself, has just one scholarship offer from Tulane. Marley eaned MVP honors at last weekend's Al Golden Camp.
37 Sandley Jean-FelixOT6'5285Lauderdale Lakes Boyd AndersonQuick, long, strong. This basketball-first star has played football for just two seasons, yet college recruiters watch him with the mouths agape. They call him ' Green Mile' for his resemblance to Oscar-winning actor Michael Clarke Duncan.
38 Marcus DavisATH5'11170Delray Beach American HeritageDavis has done a remarkable job as the Stallions quarterback but in college he will give way to his athleticism and likely end up as a slot back or corner. Guided Heritage to state title as a junior.
39 Boaz JosephCB6'1190Weston Cypress Bay Joseph is one of the better low-tiered players in the Palm Beach-Broward area. He has offers from Akron, Bowling Green, Indiana, Kentucky, Marshall, Memphis, Minnesota, Pittsburgh, Purdue, Rutgers, Syrcuse, Tulane, Rutgers, Vanderbilt and Wisconsin.
40 Wesley SmithS5'11170Fort Lauderdale UniversityHas great range as a gridiron centerfielder and tremendous pop. One of the better tacklers you will find, has long arms and wraps up nicely. We may have this sleeper too low.
41 Rayfield DixonLB6'3196Loxahatchee Seminole RidgeGreat size with speed to boot. Picked up several offers this summer and has 15 so far. Wake Forest, with already committed teammate Kyle Shortridge, is making a strong push.
42 Sean AvantWR6'0175MiramarHidden in Y-route formations between stellar receivers Malcom Lewis and Devonte Mathis a year ago, Avant should emerge this season. How he will handle his new role will determine how quickly he moves up this list, which he should do. Has offers from UCF, FIU, Bowling Green, Marshall, South Alabama, Syracuse, Temple, Wake Forest and West Virginia.
43 James LooneyOL6'3260Lake WorthBig guy has quick feet and good speed with a 4.9 in the 40. Has offers from USF, FIU, Bowling Green, Marshall, Minnesota, Tulane, Wake Forest and Western Kentucky.
44 Lloyd ‘Bam¿ HowardATH5'7160Palm Beach CentralCommited to FAU, but he¿s looking for bigger and better things. He¿s little, but has more enthusiasm that the combination of players on this list. `Bam¿ as his father dubbed him long ago, is a player you WANT on your football team. As talented as anyone in two-county area, just lacks size.
45 Brisly EstimeRB5'9165Delray BeachUM wouldn't mind bringing him in as an ATH. Estime is looking at quite a few offers with UM, Bowling Green, Cincinnati, Iowa State and Western Kentucky all having offered.
46 DeAndre BozemanCB5-9165Palm Beach Gardens DwyerExtremely active corner with nose for the ball. Needs to work on keepig his head up when things aren¿t going his way, but has plenty of talent. No offers … yet.
47 Bryant GrossS6'1188Plantation American HeritageOffer from LSU at the end of the American Heritage spring game was very intriiguing to Gross. He also has offers from Bowling Green, Central Michigan, Hawaii, Memphis, Purdue, Rutgers, Tulane and Utah State.
48 Jonathan PavlovTE6'4210North Palm Beach Benjamin SchoolGreat size and blocking skills, Pavlov has just one offer so far from FAU.
49 Frank BrownWR5'11176Palm Beach GardensSo far Tulane is the only one to offer the talented PBG receiver, who has been gaining big-time attention since spring practice. Athleticism and speed should bring in more offers this fall.
50 Kyle SchafenackerOG6'4285Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas AquinasStock has been rising for another typically sound technician at St. Thomas. Offered by FAU, Cincinnati, Miami(Ohio), South Carolina and SMU.
51 Ka'wan PeteCB5'9157Delray Beach American HeritagePete has just one offer with future D1 school UMass coming forward. A definite sleeper choice here. Pete has 4.46 speed and great versatility.
52 Jonathan MoxeyCB5'10175Palm Beach Gardens DwyerHas offers from Bowling Green, Georgia State, Middle Tennessee State, Western Kentucky.
53 Aaron BakerLB5'10185Belle Glade Glades CentralNo offers so far for a smallish 'backer, but the Muck boys always seem to find a way to get recruited at some point. Likely will find his way into defensive backfield whenever someone takes a shot with an offer.
54 Jordan BudwigOG6'4320Fort Lauderdale UniversityHe's big and he's strong and will be in charge with helping protect QB Michael White long enough to get the ball off. No offers so far.
55 Kerolins FrancoisCB5'11175West Palm Beach Forest HillHas offers from NC State, Colgate and Jacksonville. Plenty of upside here and this sleeper at the Hill could be drawing more attention since the Wolfpack jumped.
56 Darrion RichardsonDB6'0185Delray Beach American HeritageHas good length and man cover skills. Could be a decent hybrid convert with growth. A handful of offers to choose from in FAU, Cincinnati, Marshall and UMass.
57 Tevin SpellsRB5'9185Delray Beach AtlanticWe add Tevin Spells to the talented list of 2013 running backs. Watch this stealth prospect because he could emerge as one of the better backs in South Florida for this class.
58 Arelious BurnsRB5'8190Pompano Beach Highlands ChristianNever heard of him? Neither have a lot of others, but in due time. Little man runs big, hits the hole hard and fast and if he gets you in space ... Forget it.
59 Kevaughn ReidCB5'11160Fort Lauderdale Cardinal GibbonsAnother smallish DB on the scales, but that never stops Marshall, which, along with Toledo, has offered Reid.
60 Griffin GoinsLB6'0230Hollywood HillsCincinnati has offered the 6-1, 225-pounder, but his recruiting is really just getting started