Postseason South Florida Top 50 (11-20)

Postseason South Florida Top 50 (11-20)

Peter Ariz
Before the high school season began, I released a list of the top players in South Florida (Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach County) regardless of class. After seeing another full season of these prospects, the new list is here. I will be releasing a new group of 10 each day until we reach 1-10. These rankings are based off of multiple things:

1) On-field production at the high school level.
2) Projected success at the next level. (Size/speed is a big part of this)
3) Importance to their team.

These are my evaluations from watching these prospects in games, camps, practices, highlights, etc.

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11. 2014 OL - Trevor Darling (6'5", 310) - Miami Central - Previously #4
The Miami 2014 commitment was an anchor for Central's state championship offensive unit. He is a mammoth and carries the weight very well. Saw him in the summer at the Miami camp and he was manhandling the competition in one-on-ones. Also a very good run blocker.

12. 2014 DL - Chad Thomas (6'4", 230) - Booker T. Washington - Previously #28
The lengthy defensive line prospect is one of my favorite players in the country. He is equally good against the run as he is against the pass. Thomas has a quick first step and surprising power from a wiry and still-developing frame. He is already a monster, but will be nearly unblockable when he puts on some weight.

Junior highlights: http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1506372/highlights/32658377

13. 2013 S - Jamal Carter (6'2", 210) - Southridge - Previously #13
Carter may be the most impressive overall athlete in South Florida. He is built like a truck and can run a legitimate 4.4. He takes bad angles when tracking down the ballcarrier sometimes, but that can be improved upon. If he comes into Miami with the attitude, I can see him having a similar impact to what Deon Bush did this year.

14. 2014 DT - Khairi Clark (6'3", 315) - Chaminade - Previously #10
Clark is a physical specimen with a rare size/athleticism combination. He is absolutely massive and can move very well. The number one thing that he needs to work on is his conditioning. I went to his game against University School this season and he sat out for about half of the game. If he gets that under control, he will be tough to handle for an entire game.

Junior highlights:
[video=youtube;E78AfbPkRD0]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E78AfbPkRD0[/video]

15. 2015 RB - Jordan Scarlett (5'11", 200) - University School - Previously NR
Scarlett is the complete package at running back. He has the size, speed, power, and balance that you look for in 5* backs. He still has two years left in high school, which scary considering he is already college-ready from a physical standpoint. He is good enough to be mentioned in the breath as Dalvin Cook and Sony Michel.

16. 2013 CB - Rashard Robinson (6'3", 175) - Ely - Previously NR
Robinson has the ceiling to be a top 10 pick in the NFL draft down the road. He has freakish length at corner to go along with 4.4 speed. Miami is trying to flip the current LSU commit.

17. 2013 LB - Jermaine Grace (6'2", 210) - Miramar - Previously #15
Grace is one of the smartest and most instinctual players in the country. His speed at linebacker is rare and he is a tremendous tackler. While some critics note that he is undersized, I'm not worried about that at all. He has the frame to add a good 25-30 pounds, which would be scary to see him at that weight with his athleticism. Great in coverage as well.

Senior highlights: http://www.hudl.com/athlete/967432/highlights/27662379

18. 2013 DL - Joey Bosa (6'5", 270) - St. Thomas Aquinas - Previously #7
The Ohio State commit has great size and athleticism. He is versatile enough to play inside or end. Bosa is quick off the ball and has the ability to beat double teams. He uses his hands well.

19. 2013 DT - Keith Bryant (6'1", 310) - Atlantic - Previously #9
Bryant is one of the most polarizing recruits in this year's cycle. After being committed to Miami since the spring, he opened up his recruitment last month and is now considering Miami, FSU, and South Carolina. On the field, Bryant plays with a mean and aggressive attitude. His pass-rushing ability from the defensive tackle spot is incredible and he has exceptional quickness. He needs to keep his weight under control so that he doesn't lose his agility.

Senior highlights: http://www.prepforce.com/media/videos/iphone/2758.mp4

20. 2015 WR - Devante Phillips (6'1", 190) - Miami Central - Previously NR
One of the breakout stars from this season, Phillips doesn't get talked about much because of Central's two other offensive weapons, Yearby and Cook. People should start to take notice because this is a 4* prospect no doubt in my mind. He reminds me a lot of Justin Blackmon with his playmaking ability. He has the knack to go up and get the ball in traffic and is tremendous at getting yards after the catch. I expect Phillips to be top 10 on this list by next year.
 

Comments (22)

Grace seems like the Spence/Perryman of this class
 
Any specific reason for bumping Darling down? Did he not play as well as you expected, or did other players play better than you expected?
 
This list just shows how loaded south florida is right now. I would say 5-25 will be highly debated and could be moved around depending on whoever put their list together. With that said feel K. Clark is rated too high. When I saw him play this year he seemed to be on the sideline as much as in the game. He does make an impact but seems to take plays off. Feel like a guy like Winky does more for his team than him. But I know you take college projection into it also.
 
stopped reading when I saw Carter outside the top 5
 
stopped reading when I saw Carter outside the top 5
He's a top 3 athlete no doubt about it. The thing that really holds him back on the list is lack of production. He doesn't do enough to be in that group
 
stopped reading when I saw Carter outside the top 5
He's a top 3 athlete no doubt about it. The thing that really holds him back on the list is lack of production. He doesn't do enough to be in that group
meh. Deon Bush would like a word with you. Carter has first round NFL talent and jumps off the screen and screams STUD in his tape. recruiting is about projecting to the next level. not summarizing HS accomplishments

appreciate the info regardless
 
stopped reading when I saw Carter outside the top 5
He's a top 3 athlete no doubt about it. The thing that really holds him back on the list is lack of production. He doesn't do enough to be in that group
meh. Deon Bush would like a word with you. Carter has first round NFL talent and jumps off the screen and screams STUD in his tape. recruiting is about projecting to the next level. not summarizing HS accomplishments

appreciate the info regardless
That's why I compared him to Deon in that respect.

I take all those factors into consideration but the fact of the matter is Carter didn't produce much in high school. He has the potential to do it at a high level, but I haven't seen that yet so I think he's in the right spot.
 
stopped reading when I saw Carter outside the top 5
He's a top 3 athlete no doubt about it. The thing that really holds him back on the list is lack of production. He doesn't do enough to be in that group
meh. Deon Bush would like a word with you. Carter has first round NFL talent and jumps off the screen and screams STUD in his tape. recruiting is about projecting to the next level. not summarizing HS accomplishments

appreciate the info regardless
Bigtip got to understand its a personal list, and at the top Pete says he takes on field production into account. This is not just a projection list. I think Carter is a beast but am comfortable with where he is ranked because Safety position compared to others can rank lower
 
Chad Thomas needs to be taught how to use his reach and hands, but his athleticism pops off the screen.
 
Chad Thomas needs to be taught how to use his reach and hands, but his athleticism pops off the screen.
Without question, my favorite prospect for next year. Dude is so raw. He don't even know what he's doing but he's doing it.

Once someone teaches this dude why you use your hands, where to place your hands, and when to place your hands...it's over for anyone who dreams of blocking him.
 
Chad Thomas needs to be taught how to use his reach and hands, but his athleticism pops off the screen.
Yep, he has a chance to be on that Matthew Thomas level at another massive position of need for us. I got a feeling someone is going to land all 3 Booker T kids(Thomas, Thomas, Kirkland) so it had better be us
 
Chad Thomas needs to be taught how to use his reach and hands, but his athleticism pops off the screen.
Yep, he has a chance to be on that Matthew Thomas level at another massive position of need for us. I got a feeling someone is going to land all 3 Booker T kids(Thomas, Thomas, Kirkland) so it had better be us
Cue the kid and dog praying gif
 
Chad Thomas needs to be taught how to use his reach and hands, but his athleticism pops off the screen.
Yep, he has a chance to be on that Matthew Thomas level at another massive position of need for us. I got a feeling someone is going to land all 3 Booker T kids(Thomas, Thomas, Kirkland) so it had better be us
No doubt in my mind they all end up at the same school. If it's anywhere but the U, I may put a hole in my wall.
 
Chad Thomas needs to be taught how to use his reach and hands, but his athleticism pops off the screen.
Yep, he has a chance to be on that Matthew Thomas level at another massive position of need for us. I got a feeling someone is going to land all 3 Booker T kids(Thomas, Thomas, Kirkland) so it had better be us
No doubt in my mind they all end up at the same school. If it's anywhere but the U, I may put a hole in my wall.
If it's anywhere but Miami it is a colossal failure that there are no excuses for. Period. Sanctions and negative recruiting be damned.
 
Chad Thomas needs to be taught how to use his reach and hands, but his athleticism pops off the screen.
Yep, he has a chance to be on that Matthew Thomas level at another massive position of need for us. I got a feeling someone is going to land all 3 Booker T kids(Thomas, Thomas, Kirkland) so it had better be us
Absolutely, Chad will be a huge recruit for us next year.
 
Chad Thomas needs to be taught how to use his reach and hands, but his athleticism pops off the screen.
Yep, he has a chance to be on that Matthew Thomas level at another massive position of need for us. I got a feeling someone is going to land all 3 Booker T kids(Thomas, Thomas, Kirkland) so it had better be us
Absolutely, Chad will be a huge recruit for us next year.
If we don't land 6 and Kirkland this year there will be no Chad for us next year.
 
Chad Thomas needs to be taught how to use his reach and hands, but his athleticism pops off the screen.
Yep, he has a chance to be on that Matthew Thomas level at another massive position of need for us. I got a feeling someone is going to land all 3 Booker T kids(Thomas, Thomas, Kirkland) so it had better be us
Absolutely, Chad will be a huge recruit for us next year.
If we don't land 6 and Kirkland this year there will be no Chad for us next year.
And that's why I'm not worried about getting Chad...cuz I ain't worried about 6 and Kirkland.
 

2020 Commits

RB
5'9"
195
Deerfield Beach, FL
OT
6'6"
330
Orange Park, FL
WR
6'1"
195
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QB
6'4"
210
Glastonbury, CT
CB
6'2"
180
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DT
6'3"
290
Hollywood, FL
RB
5'11"
205
Miami, FL
S
6'2"
180
Hialeah, FL
WR
6'0"
185
Trussville, AL
DE
6'4"
240
Orange Park, FL

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