D$'s Post-Season Top Senior Prospects in Dade/Broward- 20-16

D$'s Post-Season Top Senior Prospects in Dade/Broward- 20-16

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.

20. Corey Holmes, WR, St. Thomas Aquinas- 6’2, 176 pounds, 4.48 (Notre Dame)

Holmes was a Top 10 senior on my preseason rankings, but a disappointing 2013 season drops him down to twentieth on this list. It was junior star Devonte Peete- not Holmes—who emerged as the #1 receiver for the Raiders. But Holmes reasserted himself at the Under Armour practices and reminded the nation just how talented he really is. Holmes has it all-- length, athleticism and a polished game. He plucks the ball away from his body, explodes out of his breaks (39 inch VJ) and does everything with precision. He should come into Notre Dame ready to play.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnfHSA1IUfs

19. Peyton Bender, QB, Cardinal Gibbons- 6’1, 177 pounds (Washington State)

In three years, Bender will be leading the nation in passing and everyone will ask how the hell he got out of South Florida. He is the prototypical Mike Leach quarterback. The first thing you notice about Bender is his release. It’s the quickest I’ve ever seen down here. The next thing you notice is the way he uses his eyes. Bender scans the field and spreads the ball to all three of his D-1 receivers. His arm is weak, but it’s very accurate. Threw for 2,214 yards, 28 TDs and 6 INTs as a senior.



http://www.hudl.com/athlete/o/1843690/highlights/77115389

18. Brandon Powell, ATH, Deerfield Beach- 5’9, 175 pounds, 4.49 (Florida)

If Treon Harris was the MVP of South Florida, Brandon Powell was right behind him. The Broward County Offensive POY did everything for the Bucks—run, catch, return, play corner. He even held the field goals. Whenever a play needed to be made—against St. Thomas, against Monarch in overtime—it was Powell who made the play. Excellent student who possesses all of the on-field and off-field intangibles.





http://www.hudl.com/athlete/o/2488639/highlights/98534380

17. Michael Smith, DE, Northwestern- 6’2, 225 lbs. 4.85 (Miami)

Smith was one of the most difficult guys to rank. As a player, he belongs in the Top 15. He’s an absolute animal. But I keep getting mixed reports about his knee injury. If he’s healthy, he can take over games like he did against St. Thomas (see below). Northwestern lost Marquise Blanchard and several other stars from its defense, but Smith kept dominating every week. His get-off and relentlessness make him special. Even though he is undersized for a down lineman, he struggles in space and projects best with his hand on the ground.

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

16. John Battle IV, S, Hallandale- 6'1, 185 pounds (Louisiana State)

This year’s version of Artie Burns. Battle is a star hurdler who brings acceleration and physicality to the defensive backfield. Like Burns, Battle makes plays on special teams as a gunner and blocking kicks. Projects as a safety—may lack the hips for corner and has the frame to add weight. High-character player with a 3.5 GPA. Finished 5[SUP]th[/SUP] in state in 110 hurdles (Burns was first).




http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1915997/highlights/65633375
 

Comments (62)

The list so far:

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/61901-D-s-Post-Season-Top-Senior-Prospects-in-Dade-Broward-25-21
Sleepers: http://www.canesinsight.com/threads/...Dade%2FBroward
 
Did we recruit Battle? I don't recall his name coming up at all.
 
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Battle will be playing on Sundays. Best DB prospect in south Florida IMO. Very interested to see the rest of the list
 
"Even though he is undersized for a down lineman, he struggles in space and projects best with his hand on the ground." - I have no clue what we're doing to do with him.
 
Holmes is eerily similar to Rashad Greene. I mean they look like the exact same player.

And Powell reminds me a ton of Ace Sanders. Not great top end speed but can make a guy 2 feet awa from him miss with regularity.
 
D
These threads rustle me, but they're still good reads.

Thanks Dominique $.
 
Still dont understand why Miami didn't offer battle early

D$ do you know who is Bender's QB coach?
 
Is Battle 100% going to LSU? Does he have any connections there?
 
Holmes is eerily similar to Rashad Greene. I mean they look like the exact same player.

I know you were probably just referencing type/style but I don't think Holmes will have nearly the career Greene has had. IMO Greene's been one of the most under appreciated players in the country until the end of this season, he is an absurdly talented kid. Elite football player. Don't see that in Holmes.
 
Holmes is eerily similar to Rashad Greene. I mean they look like the exact same player.

I know you were probably just referencing type/style but I don't think Holmes will have nearly the career Greene has had. IMO Greene's been one of the most under appreciated players in the country until the end of this season, he is an absurdly talented kid. Elite football player. Don't see that in Holmes.

I am shocked that Greene didnt declare especially after he saw Benjamin go. He wont have that guy on the other side anymore taking the heat off him. I dont see his numbers being any better then they were this year. I could be wrong.

MSmith is one of those guys that we just have to be patient with development wise. Prob wont have a big impact until his 3rd year here.

I think Battle committed to LSU REALLY early and shut his recruitment down. Dont even think we had a chance there.
 
D$,

How would you compare Battle to Hester and Gayot as prospects?
 
So.....Battle? Someone please answer why the **** we didn't offer?
 

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