D$'s Post-Season Top Prospects in Dade/Broward: 15-11

D$'s Post-Season Top Prospects in Dade/Broward: 15-11

DMoney
Over the past three years, I’ve been lucky enough to see Dade and Broward’s best compete on the gridiron, at camps and at 7-on-7s. The list below is my personal opinion, and I don’t speak for Peter, Tito, Glory, Cam or Nash. All forty times are verified. This list only includes seniors from Dade and Broward County.

15. Isaiah McKenzie, ATH, American Heritage- 5’8, 160 pounds, 4.58 (Uncommitted)

McKenzie has already made two appearances on SportsCenter’s Top 10 Plays, and he hasn’t even gotten to college yet. Nobody in the state is more frightening with the ball in his hands. And he's as tough as he is quick. Every time Sony Michel or Torrance Gibson broke a long run, McKenzie was running right next to them looking for somebody to knock out. He’s so aggressive that some people feel that he belongs on defense. Accumulated 1,936 all-purpose yards and scored 20 TDs as a senior.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3p6JODn9ORw

14. Ravian Pierce, TE/DE, Plantation- 6’4, 220 pounds (Arkansas)

Butch Davis always looked for players with three attributes: frame, athleticism and a passion for the game. Everything else he could fix. Pierce is a Butch Davis-type of player. He’s an impressive-looking player on the hoof, with wide shoulders and long arms. He has the athleticism of a receiving tight end, but he’s most comfortable blocking in-line or busting heads on crackback blocks. Pierce is a violent, nasty dude, and it’s rare to watch a Plantation game without seeing him get into an altercation. His future may be at defensive end. Pierce battled a nagging foot injury as a senior but should be 100% for the Razorbacks.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gq04fQ06bgQ


13. Trayon “Chocolate” Gray, ATH, Carol City- 6’2, 197 pounds, 4.66 (Miami)

Of all the players on this list, nobody improved more in one season than Trayon Gray. Last year, he was considered a very good athlete and a steady receiver for then-QB Akeem Jones. This year, Gray was a freak of nature on par with Dalvin Cook and Sony Michel. He rushed for 1,121 yards and 11 TDs in 2013 while displaying true breakaway speed at the quarterback position. Even when Carol City faced fast defenses like Central, Gray was able to pull away like he was playing junior varsity. Some question whether his upright style will translate to running back, but all I see is a clone of Darren McFadden.





http://www.hudl.com/athlete/o/3522789/highlights/107694377

12. Quinton “Winky” Flowers, ATH, Jackson- 6’0, 203 pounds, 4.72 (USF)

Winky was a tricky guy to rank because of his position. If he devotes himself to safety—which he played a lot this year due to injuries—he will be another Robenson Therezie. Few guys have the kind of knack for the big play that Winky has. When he subbed in at safety against American Heritage, the crowd immediately began buzzing. On the next play, Flowers went halfway across the field and knocked Isaiah McKenzie silly on a deep ball. The first play of the next offensive series, he flicked a perfect bomb to Jovon Durante to tie the game up. One of the best all-around football players in the state.





http://www.hudl.com/athlete/o/2704815/highlights/97105375

11. Treon Harris, ATH, Booker T- 5’11, 186 pounds, 4.48 (Florida State)

The MVP of South Florida football. Many people focus on his improvisational skills, but it was his intelligence and accuracy that kept the Booker T. offense operating like a machine. There is no question in my mid that Harris can play QB at the D-1 level. The question is whether it's in his long-term best interests ($) to switch to defensive back. Then again, coaches wanted to put Johnny Manziel and Brett Favre in the defensive backfield, too. Scored 37 TDs total TDs as a senior.





http://www.hudl.com/athlete/o/1505830/highlights/74200375
 

Comments (48)

The list so far:

11. Treon Harris
12. Quinton "Winky" Flowers
13. Trayon Gray
14. Ravian Pierce
15. Isaiah McKenzie
16. John Battle IV
17. Mike Smith
18. Brandon Powell
19. Peyton Bender
20. Corey Holmes
21. CJ Worton
22. Juwan Dowels
23. Madre London
24. Tyre Brady
25. George Rushing
26. Deatrick Nichols
27. Nigel Bethel
28. Khairi Clark
29. Lamar Parker
30. Quincy Wilson
31. Chris Taylor
32. Chris Lammons
33. JoJo Robinson
34. Edgar Cerenord
35. A'lique Terry

SLEEPERS
Tevin Evans
Osband Thompson
Kahlil Render
Frank Newman
Reginald Bain

35-31: http://www.canesinsight.com/threads/...Dade%2FBroward
30-26: http://www.canesinsight.com/threads/...Dade%2FBroward
25-21- http://www.canesinsight.com/threads/...-Broward-25-21
20-16: http://www.canesinsight.com/threads/73026-D-s-Post-Season-Top-Senior-Prospects-in-Dade-Broward-20-16
Sleepers: http://www.canesinsight.com/threads/...Dade%2FBroward
 
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Gray is top ten IMO.

Looking at this list makes everyone realize how deep Dade & Broward were this year.
 
Gray is top ten IMO.

Looking at this list makes everyone realize how deep Dade & Broward were this year.

It's ridiculous really, I'm seeing names and thinking any other year they would be top 10 easy. Craziest part is this is a senior only list, my gawd...


Shout out to D$ for putting this together
 
D$-

Of the guys you have listed so far, how many of them did Miami legitimately go after? Sometimes in recruitig a team will 'offer' someone but not really pursue. The more I read about a lot of these guys the more I am wondering how we haven't secured more of them?

Not meant to be a segue to everyone piling on the staff for not recruiting sofla kids...the numbers have steadily improved. Do you feel like we will continue to 'trend in the right direction' as it relates to sofla recruiting (sorry couldnt resist)?
 
Crazy to see a guy like Powell at 18. Dude is probably top 10 in any other State in the country and he doesnt make top 15 for Dade/Broward
 
D$-

Of the guys you have listed so far, how many of them did Miami legitimately go after? Sometimes in recruitig a team will 'offer' someone but not really pursue. The more I read about a lot of these guys the more I am wondering how we haven't secured more of them?


Treon Harris, Trayon Gray, Mike Smith, Tyre Brady, Nigel Bethel, Corey Holmes and Brandon Powell were targets. The staff recruited Chris Lammons and Khairi Clark but weren't heartbroken when they went elsewhere.

Most of the guys in the Top 10 were/are priority recruits for Miami.

D$-

Gray is Top 10 IMO

I docked him a couple spots for academics. It's one thing if he's bad at school. But if he just doesn't care, that's a bigger problem. I hope he gets it together because he has NFL talent.
 
Losing Sony/Cook/Collins is one thing, but having Trayone Gray committed and unlikely to qualify really seems like piling on to Miami fans. One more kick to the nads.
 
As we talked about before the season, I had high hopes for Ravian. Shame he didn't get to show out as a senior. My kind of player for sure.
 
I like Rosier, but would gladly have sacrificed him if it meant we could tell both Treon and WINKY they are getting a chance at QB.
 
D
Losing Sony/Cook/Collins is one thing, but having Trayone Gray committed and unlikely to qualify really seems like piling on to Miami fans. One more kick to the nads.

The majority of kids on these lists should be the core of our classes annually. Seeing only a few Canes just fuels my anger even more.
 
Gray is top ten IMO.

Looking at this list makes everyone realize how deep Dade & Broward were this year.

Gray, Treon, AND Mckenzie are top 10 to me. VERY deep class. The good part is that we should have 4 guys in the top 10 committed to us. (CThomas, DJackson, JYearby, TValentine) And yes, I think Valentine recommitts after his visit.
 

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