D$'s Post-Season Top Prospects in Dade/Broward: 5-1

D$'s Post-Season Top Prospects in Dade/Broward: 5-1

DMoney
5. Demetrius Jackson, OLB/DE, 6’4, 215 pounds (Miami)



Here is what Jackson did in his first year of high school football:

  • First team All-Dade
  • Second team All-State
  • 12 sacks (missed multiple games with high-ankle sprain)
  • Sack, forced fumble, and batted up an INT in the national championship game. This was the third game of his career.
The springy legs that make Jackson such a dominant rebounder allow him to deflect passes at a Watt-like rate and close distance in a flash. With raw freaks like Jackson, their motors ultimately determine their success. Pro Bowlers Dontari Poe and Jason Pierre-Paul weren’t even productive in college, but their motors convinced NFL teams that they would reach their ceilings. Jackson competes hard and plays aggressive on every snap. His lanky frame is more Dion Jordan than Pierre-Paul, so expect him to play a hybrid role at Miami. Smart, humble kid who scored a 21 on his ACT and wants to be a preacher.

http://www.hudl.com/athlete/o/2611977/highlights/53579378

4. Sony Michel, RB, American Heritage- 5’11, 211 pounds 4.38 (Georgia)

Sony is Sony again. The former phenom capped his high school career with a monster season (1,833 yards, 24 TDs) and the state title. He combines 10.6 100M speed with the rare ability to cut at top gear. His long runs (like his 85-yard jaunt against Jackson) appear effortless. And for all of his big-play ability, he is still a 211-pound back who runs strong inside. Sony approaches football like a professional and works on his craft. Excellent receiver out of the backfield. Ready to play a major role immediately.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HXotI1O6Tk

3. Chad Thomas- DE, Booker T, 6’5, 240 pounds, 4.85 (Miami)

Justin Tuck-type player with enormous potential. Huge, athletic frame that will blow up in a college program. Dominated the All-Star circuit against the best tackles in America. During the season, he was the best player on the best defense in the state. Thomas was forced to play some DT for an undersized Tornadoes line, and aside from the Bishop Gorman game (where he went against bigger D-1 caliber guards), he was a terror. Once he adds some strength, he will be a force no matter where he lines up. Classically trained musician who has produced several local hip-hop hits.



www.hudl.com/athlete/o/1506372/chad-thomas

2. Travonte Valentine- DT, Champagnat, 6’3, 338 pounds (Uncommitted)

If not for grade concerns and the unpredictability of DTs, Valentine would be number one on this list. He has the total package at defensive tackle—long, quick, coordinated and powerful with an alpha dog personality. Champagnat used him all over the line (4-technique against Chaminade, zero-technique in the state championship game) and he was dominant. He also played right tackle on offense, which speaks to his conditioning as a 340-pound teenager. His swim move is unstoppable at the high school level. Valentine is the type of player you build a defense around.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14COsrsQJL8

1. Dalvin Cook- RB- Central, 5’11, 196 pounds, 4.46 (Florida State)

I’ve been talking about this guy since his sophomore year, so there isn’t much left to discuss. I’ll just leave you with his schedule, his stats, and his senior highlights. They speak for themselves:

Miami Central's 2013 schedule

Dwyer (state champion)
American Heritage (state champion)
Booker T (national champion)
Coral Reef
Don Bosco Prep (25[SUP]th[/SUP] in the nation)
Homestead
Norland
Carol City
University (2012 state champion)
Boynton Beach (first round)
Dillard (second round)
Heritage (quarterfinals)
Mainland (semifinals)
Armwood (state finals)

Stats: 1,940 yards (11 ypc), 34 TDs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QsZL0x_GMmE
 

Comments (108)

The final list:

1. Dalvin Cook
2. Travonte Valentine
3. Chad Thomas
4. Sony Michel
5. Demetrius Jackson
6. Sean White
7. Ermon Lane
8. Trevor Darling
9. Joseph Yearby
10. Anthony Moten
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/...-Broward-20-16
15-11: http://www.canesinsight.com/threads/...-Broward-15-11
10-6: http://www.canesinsight.com/threads/73100-D-s-Post-Season-Top-Prospects-in-Dade-Broward-10-6
Sleepers: http://www.canesinsight.com/threads/...Dade%2FBroward
 
Ok..Top 5..We have 2 committed and TV I think ultimately makes his way to the Gables..Not too shabby

Top 10..5 committed with TV still in play
 
D,
Thanks for your list and breakdown of each player. I'm stunned at Yearby being ninth on your list. The young man had a tremendous prep career. Better than Lane, White, and D. Jackson. Plus, he started over your #1 player for three years.
 
I thought cook and yearby would be closer ranked and maybe flip flopped
 
No, with Cook 1st it allows this board bash fest on the staff to continue.......
 
D,
Thanks for your list and breakdown of each player. I'm stunned at Yearby being ninth on your list. The young man had a tremendous prep career. Better than Lane, White, and D. Jackson. Plus, he started over your #1 player for three years.

Yearby is ranked very high. Based on the depth of this list, he'd be projected as a strong four-star prospect and an impact player in college. He's better than I thought last year and he will be excellent for the Canes.

However, this list is only about projection for college. While prep production is important, it's not dispositive. Bobby Washington is the only guy who ran for more yards than Yearby in Dade County, and he fizzled at the next level. In any other year in Dade/Broward, Yearby would be ranked higher. But I feel very strongly about the skillsets of the eight guys ranked ahead of him.
 
Yearby 9. His backup 1. Lol

Cook has run for more yards each of the past two years with more touchdowns and significantly higher yards per carry. Cook also starts on defense and special teams, which is why Yearby (who only plays RB) starts in the backfield.

Both are great backs. But as I've been saying since their sophomore years, I feel Cook projects better to the next level.
 
Watching that Cook film is nauseating, can't believe we let that dude get away.
 
Ok..Top 5..We have 2 committed and TV I think ultimately makes his way to the Gables..Not too shabby

Top 10..5 committed with TV still in play

But Golden can't croot........
 
No, with Cook 1st it allows this board bash fest on the staff to continue.......
Or it's simply stating a fact.

Fact or not, you can't get them all. We have 6 of the top ten counting TV. Simple math, 60 percent of DMoney's top 10 will be in Coral Gables by the summer, barring TV's final decision.

For the perceived ineptitude of our staff, that ain't bad.
 
Yearby is a beast no matter where he's listed on get. I think this is a very very good list overall. Cook is deservedly the 1 player. Yes Yearby started over him but he did start both ways while Yearby didn't. Both will be very good at the next level as long as they're used correctly
 
No, with Cook 1st it allows this board bash fest on the staff to continue.......
Or it's simply stating a fact.

Fact or not, you can't get them all. We have 6 of the top ten counting TV. Simple math, 60 percent of DMoney's top 10 will be in Coral Gables by the summer, barring TV's final decision.

For the perceived ineptitude of our staff, that ain't bad.
My comment wasn't a complaint. And I also want to point out that D$ had Cook at #1 before the season as well if my memory serves me correctly.
 
Yearby 9. His backup 1. Lol

Cook has run for more yards each of the past two years with more touchdowns and significantly higher yards per carry. Cook also starts on defense and special teams, which is why Yearby (who only plays RB) starts in the backfield.

Both are great backs. But as I've been saying since their sophomore years, I feel Cook projects better to the next level.

Basically. I'm not sure why people take praise of Cook as a bash on Yearby who is good in his own right. And as you pointed out Fook plays both ways along with special teams which is why Yearby 'starts.' The 'Cook is the backup' argument is moronic and has been pointed out to be bullshit countless times. His own coach has broken down how they use them before. Sucks he's going to FSU but no need to hate, recognize talent when you see it and Cook is special.
 

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