South Florida '18- The Hybrids

South Florida '18- The Hybrids

DMoney
Everyone knows South Florida is stacked at DB. But this class is also loaded with long, athletic hybrids who can get after the passer and play in space. It will be interesting to see how these guys are deployed at the next level.

* means verified measurables.

Gregory Rousseau- 6’6, 209, 4.87* (sophomore measurables) (Champagnat) One of the most unique athletes I’ve seen down here. WR/S as a junior but projects as a front-seven player. Rare fluidity and coordination at his size. Can track the ball as a receiver. Has the flexibility to break down and tackle in space. Reminds me of Dion Jordan with his length and movement skills. You don’t want to pigeonhole him to a traditional DE role. His strength is his versatility.

[HUDL]video/3/6059454/57b9476beae10c5cc4a40aab[/HUDL]

Patrick Joyner- 6’3, 212* (South Dade)- Keys Gate transfer who made first team All-State as a junior (18 sacks). Big-time change of direction. Can bend and strike. Manny Diaz saw him live in the spring and offered him on the spot. FSU commit.

[HUDL]video/3/4763401/58321b29c124d813c8236fcd[/HUDL]

Nik Bonitto- 6’3, 204, 4.71* (St. Thomas Aquinas)- Basketball player with spectacular movement skills. 4.26 shuttle and excellent burst. More of an athlete than a thumper. He moves well enough to convert to LB full-time like Ryan Shazier. The buzz is that he doesn’t love football. On pure talent, he’s one of the best players in the class.

Mid-Season Highlights - Nik Bonitto highlights - Hudl

Ashtan Pierre- 6’2, 195 (Deerfield Beach)- Love this guy. Converted RB who brings major athleticism to the front seven. Three pick-6s as a DE. High-energy, physical player. Miami offer.

https://www.hudl.com/video/3/6041743/58050fd2bd75200dbce9bce4

Randy Charlton- 6’3, 212, 5* (Southridge)- Another one of my favorites. Charlton was the best player on the field in the state semifinals against Deerfield Beach. Strong and tough. Reminds of Alabama linebackers like Ryan Anderson. Has the frame to be a healthy 6’3, 240. Not fast but a good athlete (4.38 shuttle).

Jr Season���� - Randy Charlton highlights - Hudl

D’Andre Ragin- 6’2, 204, 4.98* (St. Thomas Aquinas)- Natural pass rusher with very good bend. First team All-Dade. Transferred from Pace to join a loaded STA attack. Springy with 35-inch vertical leap. Reminds me a bit of Darrell McClover at Coconut Creek but not as fast.

Junior Season #9 (1st Team All-Dade) - D'Andre Ragin highlights - Hudl

Dwayne Boyles- 6’2, 209 (Central)- Relentless pass rusher who reminds me of Mike Smith. Plays exclusively down but projects as a LB due to size. Good get-off.

MajorNine - Dwayne Boyles highlights - Hudl

Coleman Crozier- 6’1, 230 (St. Thomas Aquinas)- Very good in a straight line. Has a high motor and wins with effort. A little tight but productive.

http://www.hudl.com/video/3/4417227/57f19da311fa7f03e8a68e4c

Dantae Banton- 6’2, 199, 5.11* (Boyd Anderson)- McArthur transfer with some ability. Better athlete than his 40 would indicate. Long frame that will develop in college. Very productive.

http://www.hudl.com/video/3/7881637/57f6ca6f688ec56f98da368c

Sam Burton- 6'1, 220 (Spanish River)- Strong and versatile. Lines up at DT, DE, standup rusher, HB, FB and KR. Makes a lot of plays at the small school level.

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Comments (14)

I'm just as intrigued with Rousseau as a te prospect
 
Thanks DMoney. That is an impressive group, to say the least.
 
Is Rousseau a lock at DE or is there a chance he could play TE
 
Is Rousseau a lock at DE or is there a chance he could play TE

They want him at the VIPER position, DE who drops back occasionally. I still think he has a chance at SLB. He moves so well in space and covers so much ground.
 
Is Rousseau a lock at DE or is there a chance he could play TE

Not sure if he is a lock at DE or not, but I imagine that Jordan and Mallory kind of makes it obvious that he won't be playing TE.
 
Ashtan Pierre ... Ashtan Pierre ..... Ashtan Pierre.

Those are my choices off that list.
 
Is Rousseau a lock at DE or is there a chance he could play TE

They want him at the VIPER position, DE who drops back occasionally. I still think he has a chance at SLB. He moves so well in space and covers so much ground.

Have you seen anything on film that indicates he has good tackling ability or pash rush moves? Or is Diaz going to be working from the ground up in these areas
 
Thx D...Joyner is the best player of the aforementioned..any chance we flip him? We all loathe FSU, but damn, they keep landing some studs..
 
I can imagine Kool waking up in a puddle of goo after dreaming about what he can do with Rousseau. He loves those long armed guys with good bend.
 

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