All-Central Florida Defense
Player of the Year
DeLand, 6-0/180, Jr.
Buzz: An electrifying every-down player until ankle injury limited his role in state final for 6A runner-up Bulldogs (13-2). Saunders had seven interceptions, 10 pass breakups and 30 tackles as a cornerback. Also was one of the area's most dangerous return men and was DeLand's TD leader with 24. Had 1,687 yards rushing (8.0 average), 143 passing and 112 receiving. Goes by "Pop" or "Poppa".
College plans: Orally committed to UF the day the Gators offered in October.
DL Kenneth Kirksey
Mainland, 6-1/280, Sr.
Buzz: Physical force in the middle, had 106 tackles and eight sacks
College plans: Rutgers, Iowa State, Michigan State and FSU are in the running.
DL Christian Jones
Lake Howell, 6-4/225, Sr.
Buzz: Area's No. 1 prospect had 126 tackles this season and 326 in three years with Silver Hawks.
College plans: Everybody thinks it will be FSU. He says it's still wide-open.
DL Antwone McGuire
Mainland, 5-8/180, Sr.
Buzz: Played as a down lineman, on the edge, at LB and at DB. Made plays everywhere (85 tackles).
College plans: Expected to move to secondary. Wisconsin has shown interest.
LB Serderious Bryant
Seminole, 5-9/215, Jr.
Buzz: Roamed sideline to sideline for 154 tackles. Averaged 7.5 yards per carry in spot play on offense.
College plans: Lacks the height of a prototypical major-college linebacker but has the talent.
LB Charles Favors
Dr. Phillips, 6-0/230, Sr.
Buzz: Big hitter in the middle had 132 total tackles, seven for loss, to set school career record of 372.
College plans: Committed to Colorado State
LB Lucktes Estiverne
Oak Ridge, 5-11/215, Sr.
Buzz: Ball hawk had 162 total tackles, 35 for loss and forced two fumbles.
College plans: Offers from Grambling State and Tennessee State. Interest includes Middle Tennessee.
LB Eldrick Bright
DeLand, 5-10/165, Sr.
Buzz: Wrecking ball with 124 tackles, including 22 tackles for loss and 19 sacks, as 'Dogs posted eight shutouts.
College plans: Lack of size dictates he'll likely be a I-AA signee.
DB Ha'Sean Clinton-Dix
Dr. Phillips, 6-2/190, Jr.
Buzz: Instictive defender hits like a linebacker (93 tackles, 13 for loss), covers like a cornerback (three INT, nine breakups).
College plans: UF has shown interest, as have FSU and Miami.
DB Corian Hamilton
Olympia, 6-2/215, Jr.
Buzz: Seventeen interceptions in two varsity seasons. Has frame and the tools to be big-time college prospect.
College plans: Michigan State already has offered, and Florida's big three are on him.
DB Nick Waisome
South Lake, 5-9/174, Jr.
Buzz: Under Armour Junior All-American had 67 tackles, 18 pass breakups and averaged 37.4 yards per catch.
College plans: Already holds some 20 offers, including UF, FSU, Miami and UCF.
DB Lo Wood
Apopka, 6-0/175, Sr.
Buzz: A lock-down cover cornerback and greatly improved his physicality as a tackler as a senior.
College plans: Early oral commit to Notre Dame.
ATH Jordan Ozerities
Mount Dora, 5-10/190, Sr.
Buzz: Sticky cover cornerback also rushed for 523 yards, caught 21 passes for 364 and had 453 return yards.
College plans: Committed to UCF.
K/P Shawn Moffitt
Dr. Phillips, 5-11/175, Jr.
Buzz: Made 11 of 15 field-goal attempts (long of 49), 50-53 point-after attempts and had a 52-yard punt.
College plans: Deep kickoffs into end zone make him a hot commodity.
DL Thurman Byrd, Seminole,6-2/285, Sr.
DL Juan Pimienta, Apopka,6-1/260, Sr.
DL Andrew Rice, Lake Mary,6-2/271, Sr.
LB Joe Dennis, Apopka, 5-8/160, Sr.,
LB Mike Klein, New Smyrna Beach, 6-1/225, Sr.
LB Willie Mitchell, Pine Ridge, 6-1/223, Jr.
LB Dentrell Pate, DeLand,6-1/220, Sr.
DB Ricardo Allen, Mainland,5-9/180, Sr.
DB Tyrone Bouie, Seminole,6-0/175, Sr.
DB Akeem Daniels, Osceola,5-8/170, Sr.
DB Bradley Gallon, Apopka,5-11/185
DB Zach McCarrell, Lake Highland Prep, 6-0/190, Sr.
UTIL Marc Deas, Osceola, Sr.,6-0/183, Sr.
K/P Mike Airing, Lyman, 5-9/165, Sr
The Sentinel's All-Central Florida football team was chosen by Varsity staffers Buddy Collings, Ty Ensor, Kyle Hightower, Charles King, Austin Lyon and Joe Williams, with input from area coaches.
2010 All Central Florida Football (Defense)
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