Peter Ariz's South Florida Top 50 (11-20)

Peter Ariz's South Florida Top 50 (11-20)

Peter Ariz
11. 2013 RB Alex Collins (South Plantation)
The most balanced back in South Florida, Collins shows a great mixture of speed and power. He has the ideal size at 5’11 185 and can carry the load with 20-25 touches a game. Has a nose for the end zone, scoring 27 times last year, while leading Broward County in rushing. He doesn’t play in a pro-style offense, so that may be an adjustment for him, but a combination of him and Duke Johnson at Miami could be special. The Canes commit had some grade issues early in high school, but those are reportedly cleared up.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6TUXHOFZEk

12. 2014 RB Dalvin Cook (Central)
One of two Central Rocket running backs on this list, Cook has breakaway speed. He is dangerous in the return game and doesn’t need a large amount of touches to impact the game. He can break tackles and is elusive. His ceiling is very high.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QAe8l7TWaM&feature=player_embedded

13. 2013 S Jamal Carter (Southridge)
Carter has it all athletically. A physical safety (6’2 190), he is a hard hitter and is very good near the line of scrimmage. Carter is great with the ball in his hands as well, showing off his speed and elusiveness in the return game. He is the type of athlete that Coach D’Onofrio has been looking for on the back line of the defense, reminiscent of Ricardo Louis from last year’s class. Carter will be committing next week, and Miami fans should feel very confident.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMLtIFL6SKY

14. 2014 ATH Treon Harris (Booker T)
This selection may cause some debate, but Harris is one of my favorite players in the country. While he plays QB at Booker T, many see him playing slot in college. He says he wants to play QB only, but we will see how things progress over the next two years. On the field, Harris is a baller. He makes plays in and out of the pocket and is a handful for defenses to contain. He is very similar to his brother Thearon Collier in that he isn’t the fastest or biggest, but he just goes out there and makes plays. You like him the more you watch him. Led Booker T to the state title game last year. He likes the Canes a lot.

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

15. 2013 LB Jermaine Grace (Miramar)
Grace is another prospect in this group who Canes fans should feel good about their chances. Grace is a great athlete, showing great speed and coverage skills from the linebacker spot. While he is a little undersized right now (6’1 200), he has a frame to add a lot of weight. He has a great motor and is a big-time tackler. Miami is in great shape and I would be stunned if he doesn’t wind up as a Cane.

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

16. 2013 DB Artie Burns (MNW)
The former Alabama commit, Burns is arguably the best athlete in South Florida. He is the nation’s best hurdler and has great size at 6’1 180. He plays both corner and safety at Northwestern, but I think he is better suited at safety in college. Seems to disappear at times, but I feel like he will be much more consistent this year. He is announcing on July 23rd and Miami is in great shape.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gftY-pMBox8&feature=player_embedded

17. 2013 OL Denver Kirkland (Booker T)
Kirkland is a high priority for Miami. He wants to play tackle in college, but projects better at guard, where he could be absolutely special. He has great feet for a 6’4 300 pound lineman and recently won MVP at The Opening in Oregon, competing against the top linemen in the country. Miami is right in the game with FSU making a push recently.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RgO7ayN67Y

18. 2013 S/LB Isaac McDonald (Champagnat Catholic)
One of the most unique prospects in the country, McDonald has freakish athleticism at 6’6 with long arms and surprising physicality. He can be scary as an edge rusher and also drop back into coverage and be disruptive. He has incredible range and should be a perfect fight in the West Virginia defense.

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

19. 2015 ATH JaQuan Johnson (Killian)
The highest rated 2015 prospect on this list, Johnson plays DB and RB for the cougars. He exploded onto the scene last year as a freshman and was awarded 1st team All-Dade Honors for 8A, which is extremely impressive for a freshman. On defense, he is a ballhawk and a good tackler. He has good speed and is a very smart player. He is a playmaker on offense, but I think his future is on the defensive side of the ball. FSU and UF have both offered early on, and Miami should be offering during the season. He likes the Canes a lot.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOn5T1E_oLo&feature=related

20. 2014 WR Jacob McCrary (Coral Reef)
McCrary is a game-breaker with great speed. He can turn a short reception into a touchdown. Has great hands and ball skills, can go into a crowd and come up with the tough catch. Good size (6’1 190) and will continue to put up big numbers with the quality QB play of Nico Pierre. Has a chance to move as high as the top 5 on this list.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-gRZIliM6w
 

Comments (40)

11 (Committed),13,14,15,16,17, and 20 have high interest in the Canes.

Gotta love to hear that.

Keep building that fence around South Florida and cherry pick the national recruits and Miami will be back!!
 
I'll go on record and say Tim Irvin is definitely top 50 in South Florida. Small yes. But a freak.
 
Harris looks like a smaller, weaker armed Tyrod Taylor to me. Kid has some serious athleticism though.
 
I don't see how Isaac is a top 20 player if you're doing 2013-15, he's not that athletic imo he's pretty stiff.

Jaquan Johnson is better than him, Burns, Grace, and Kirkland imo as well.
 
When it's all said and done, I think you'll regret Alex Collins at #11.

Where do you believe Collins belongs?

I think he's a top 5 player in the state. I think he's a 5' 10.5" 200 pound back as a True Frosh. He's got everything I want in a RB, and is in the mold of Curtis Martin.

Agree on Collins. He's a future first rounder. His combination of feet and size is Edge-like.

My only concern is that his nickname is "Buddha."
 
When it's all said and done, I think you'll regret Alex Collins at #11.

Where do you believe Collins belongs?

I think he's a top 5 player in the state. I think he's a 5' 10.5" 200 pound back as a True Frosh. He's got everything I want in a RB, and is in the mold of Curtis Martin.

He is already that big if not bigger. He hasn't even hit the weights yet. I still think he is the best RB in the state and definitely higher than 11 on this list but time will tell.
 
Wow. It's amazing how some of the mods on here can think of Collins as a top 5 player in the state and the recruiting services have him nowhere near that rating.
 
Wow. It's amazing how some of the mods on here can think of Collins as a top 5 player in the state and the recruiting services have him nowhere near that rating.

Geoff Vogt(sp?) on Scout thought he could be the number 1 RB in Florida when almost everyone has Bryant as the number 1.
 

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