South Florida '21- The WRs

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DMoney

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South Florida always produces receivers. What makes this class is exceptional is the overall size and length. Even the small guys aren’t small. There are multiple high-level, P5 prospects in this group and some interesting sleepers.

Jacorey Brooks, Booker T (6’3, 180)- Brand-name prospect who has been making plays against top competition for years. Rare ability to adjust to the ball before the defender can react. Timed only 4.83 as a sophomore but projects much faster with a 22.21 in the 200M. Well-rounded athlete who plays basketball, WR, S and PR. Quick feet for a bigger receiver and can make defenders miss. Physically similar to CeeDee Lamb of Oklahoma. Put up 1,167 yards and 16 TDs as a junior. Offers from everyone.




Jaden Alexis, Monarch (6’1, 175)- Emerging athlete who is relatively new to organized football. Son of Washington Huskies and NFL RB Rich Alexis. First-Team All Broward with 920 receiving yards and 9 TDs. Elite speed with an early PR of 10.75 in the 100M. Hawked down Jaylan Knighton while playing CB. Strong build and breaks a lot of tackles. Does much of his damage after the catch, where he runs like a RB with lateral quickness and balance. Lines up all over the field, including in the backfield. Excellent student. More upside than any WR in this class. Miami and Georgia are battling.




Romello Brinson, Northwestern (6’2, 180)- Long receiver with excellent acceleration and turnover at his size. Similar to Dee Wiggins, but more polished and a better overall prospect. Has the ability to go up and over defenders. Skinny legs but a broad upper-body that will put on weight. Surprisingly tough after the catch. Dominated top DBs from Louisiana and California as a member of the Miami Immortals 7-on-7 team. Texas A&M and Miami are highly involved.




Troy Stellato, Cardinal Gibbons (6’, 180)- Strong-bodied WR with legit 4.4 speed. Does most of his damage on crossers where he can use his speed to turn the corner. More Andy Isabella than Wes Welker. Faster in the 40 (4.42) than the shuttle (4.47). Needs to improve his lateral quickness and ability to beat press coverage. Ohio State and Clemson have offered.




Jacolby George
, Plantation (5’11, 160)- Breakout junior year with 1,030 yards and 12 TDs. Formed a deadly downfield combination with underrated UT-Martin signee QB Gerard Nesbitt (22.4 yards per catch). Smooth and explosive with the ability to change speeds as a route runner. Hands-catcher with big mitts. Dazzled at camp with one-handed catches and earned invite to UA All-American game. Excels deep where he can track the ball. Consistently gets behind secondaries. Utilized on jet sweeps and screens and can make people miss in space.




Yulkeith Brown, Central (5’10, 174)- Versatile playmaker who has P5 potential at WR, RB or CB. Ran for 1,430 yards as a sophomore at Gulliver before transferring to Central and playing more of a WR/CB role. Plays with flair and has a knack for the acrobatic catch. 11.04 100M as a sophomore. Good balance at RB and can flip his hips at CB. Long-arms to catch outside the frame.

https://www.hudl.com/video/3/9373979/5df99a1f9a9c3e12b4c7ad12

Bralon Brown, Chaminade (6’1, 190)- Son of former NFL defensive back Donald Brown. Battled injuries as a junior but excelled on 7-on-7 and camp circuit. Lean and sudden. Capable of making spectacular catches in traffic but also fights the ball at times. Speed is a concern (12.25 PR as a junior).

https://www.hudl.com/video/3/9936777/5dc230f7b3c83d0e643d6337

Fred Eaford, Deerfield Beach (5’11, 165)- Hialeah transfer coming off a productive year with QB Jaylon Tolbert. Excels at tracking the ball and has upside as a sharp route runner. Similar profile to Miami signee Daz Worsham. Not a burner (4.72 as a sophomore) but plays faster. Offers from South Carolina and Louisville.

https://www.hudl.com/video/3/13234398/5d88fdc7c124310efc16a69f

Quincy Skinner, St. Thomas Aquinas (6’1, 185)- Tooled-up prospect who waited his turn and is poised for a big year. College-ready body. 11.10 PR in the 100M. Needs to become more consistent as a pass-catcher but showed the suddenness and the strength to create separation on the camp circuit. Offers from Kentucky and Maryland.

https://www.hudl.com/video/3/9478967/5e2adc192ab0b60500889712

TJ Huggins, Killian (6’2, 175)- Physical possession receiver who can high-point and pluck the ball. Tough player who competes after the catch and plays special teams. Performed against quality competition including Northwestern. Showed the quickness to beat press coverage in off-season. Offers from Syracuse and Boston College.

https://www.hudl.com/video/3/10988312/5d597b526e8b090cb4471ee1

Oronde Gadsden II, American Heritage (6’4, 190)- Son of Miami Dolphins standout and plays a similar game. High-cut body with room to grow. Adjusts to the ball and high points like his father. Physical attitude and devastating on crack backs. Has deceptive speed and outran the Northwestern defense for a long TD. Savvy with feel for zone. Offers from BC, Kentucky and Iowa State.

https://www.hudl.com/video/3/8333922/5dd9f3435ef7750cbcc14d28

Brandon Schabert, AMH Delray (6’1, 185)- Deep sleeper with impressive physical tools. Transfer from small-school Loxahatchee Seminole Ridge who should excel with ’23 star QB Dylan Rizk. Outstanding testing as a sophomore (4.57 forty, 4.35 shuttle, 36.7 VJ) and coaches claim he is now down to 4.4 in the forty with 39 inch VJ. Strong body with ability to elevate and high-point. Also plays Wildcat and KR. Functional quickness will be tested at higher level of football. Butch Davis has offered.


Malik Rutherford, Champagnat (5’9, 165)- Small, feisty competitor with exceptional quickness. Used all over the field and at QB. Has the ability to make people miss in tight spaces. True receiver with feel for passing game. Some similarities to the Browns (Antonio, John and Marquise) early in their development. His quickness can translate into route-running with work and reps. Long speed is a question (11.63 PR as a junior). QB friendly. 1,057 all-purpose yards and 10 TDs. Underrated. Georgia Tech commit.

https://www.hudl.com/video/3/9384344/5d86cf7402bc410e083e684f

Makai Lovett, Miami High (6’, 195)- Strong, coordinated high school QB with college-ready build. Confident athlete who is comfortable with the ball in his hands. Excellent after the catch and can make defenders miss. Natural pass catcher with big hands. Reminds me a bit of Rashawn Scott. Speed against top competition is the only concern. Very underrated and it is no surprise his only FBS offer is from Butch Davis.

https://www.hudl.com/video/3/11176486/5dc852ab23476b10a0391cf8

Roscoe Gibson, Edison (5’11, 170)- Hialeah Miami-Lakes transfer who draws some TY Hilton comparisons from locals. Flashes the ability to go up and over defenders. Also a dangerous punt returner. Averaged an amazing 38 yards per carry on 1,109 yards as a junior. Has a chance to emerge against better competition. Offers from Utah State and Western Kentucky.

https://www.hudl.com/video/3/9716845/5dbe623d8cd42205506ad6cf

Vinson Davis, American Heritage (5’8, 160)- Short bowling ball of twitch. Easily separates from defenders. Can stop on a dime with short, efficient steps. Quicker than fast (11.28 100M). Put up 434 yards and 7 TDs in a talented Heritage receiving corps. QB friendly and will work back to ball. Uncoverable at camp circuit. Arizona State, Minnesota and Toledo offers.

https://www.hudl.com/video/3/11211645/5ddbe04e5eec630e185b260a

Jamarion McDougle, Deerfield Beach (5’11, 155)- Emerging talent who waited his turn behind a fleet of P5 athletes. Easily separated on the camp circuit. Very skinny but not short and has upside with physical maturity. Nephew of Cane first rounder Jerome McDougle and brother of Maryland signee Deajuan McDougle. Offers from Toledo and Indiana.

https://www.hudl.com/video/3/11705950/5dbf1c33b3d286082c68cf5f

Jake Harrington, St. Thomas Aquinas (5’10, 180)- Tough slot receiver who can make things happen after the catch. Cardinal Gibbons transfer. Almost like a running back with his ability to absorb contact, break tackles and maintain balance. Member of elite South Florida Express 7-on-7 team. Has the ability to adjust to the ball and make difficult catches. Also plays Lacrosse. Vanderbilt and Maryland offers.

https://www.hudl.com/video/3/10999071/5e14ca15478d500cf8d6054f

Michael Jordan, Deerfield Beach (6’1, 195) Coconut Creek transfer who joins a loaded Deerfield receiving corps. Strong-bodied with a knack for big plays. Can win jump balls at high school level based on physical strength. More of a size/speed athlete than a fluid receiver. Has an opportunity to polish his receiving skill with ’22 Pete Zamora and increased competition level. 538 yards and 6 TDs as a junior. Toledo offer.

https://www.hudl.com/video/3/10664682/5d8124eb2aa81f0ea03bebd9

Jahmal Edrine, Fort Lauderdale (6’3, 190)- Big receiver who looks the part. Limited by high school offense that struggled to throw downfield. Has some elusiveness in screen game for a bigger athlete. Upside prospect. Offers from Wake Forest, FIU and FAU.

https://www.hudl.com/video/3/8470607/5dc441cc066bce0f78f7c045

Fred Killings, Jr., Western (5’9, 170)- Small, electric McArthur transfer who deserves more recruiting attention. Joystick-type cutter who can stop on a dime. Dangerous as a PR. Effective route runner who sinks his hips into his cuts and explodes. Natural hands-catcher. High-effort player. Holder on FGs with plus eye-hand coordination. No major offers.

 
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Damiencane86

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Definitely an impressive list. A couple from that top 5 group would be a great haul, whichever combo of the 2/5. Likens seems very determined to get an OOS prospect based on his offers.
 

KANE

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My brother plays 7v7 with Schabert. He is white & has a soft face but lil bro is LEGIT. He would have been higher rated if he was at a different school
Bruh.... soft face?! :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO:
Butch has reportedly offered. Anyways, he's gonna have better offers come his way, as his signing day gets closer.
 

ben

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Jamarion McDougle ... Nephew of Cane first rounder Jerome McDougle ... does that mean his dad is Stockar?
 

reef1515

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South Florida always produces receivers. What makes this class is exceptional is the overall size and length. Even the small guys aren’t small. There are multiple high-level, P5 prospects in this group and some interesting sleepers.

Jacorey Brooks, Booker T (6’3, 180)- Brand-name prospect who has been making plays against top competition for years. Rare ability to adjust to the ball before the defender can react. Timed only 4.83 as a sophomore but projects much faster with a 22.21 in the 200M. Well-rounded athlete who plays basketball, WR, S and PR. Quick feet for a bigger receiver and can make defenders miss. Physically similar to CeeDee Lamb of Oklahoma. Put up 1,167 yards and 16 TDs as a junior. Offers from everyone.




Jaden Alexis, Monarch (6’1, 175)- Emerging athlete who is relatively new to organized football. Son of Washington Huskies and NFL RB Rich Alexis. First-Team All Broward with 920 receiving yards and 9 TDs. Elite speed with an early PR of 10.75 in the 100M. Hawked down Jaylan Knighton while playing CB. Strong build and breaks a lot of tackles. Does much of his damage after the catch, where he runs like a RB with lateral quickness and balance. Lines up all over the field, including in the backfield. Excellent student. More upside than any WR in this class. Miami and Georgia are battling.




Romello Brinson, Northwestern (6’2, 180)- Long receiver with excellent acceleration and turnover at his size. Similar to Dee Wiggins, but more polished and a better overall prospect. Has the ability to go up and over defenders. Skinny legs but a broad upper-body that will put on weight. Surprisingly tough after the catch. Dominated top DBs from Louisiana and California as a member of the Miami Immortals 7-on-7 team. Texas A&M and Miami are highly involved.




Troy Stellato, Cardinal Gibbons (6’, 180)- Strong-bodied WR with legit 4.4 speed. Does most of his damage on crossers where he can use his speed to turn the corner. More Andy Isabella than Wes Welker. Faster in the 40 (4.42) than the shuttle (4.47). Needs to improve his lateral quickness and ability to beat press coverage. Ohio State and Clemson have offered.




Jacolby George
, Plantation (5’11, 160)- Breakout junior year with 1,030 yards and 12 TDs. Formed a deadly downfield combination with underrated UT-Martin signee QB Gerard Nesbitt (22.4 yards per catch). Smooth and explosive with the ability to change speeds as a route runner. Hands-catcher with big mitts. Dazzled at camp with one-handed catches and earned invite to UA All-American game. Excels deep where he can track the ball. Consistently gets behind secondaries. Utilized on jet sweeps and screens and can make people miss in space.




Yulkeith Brown, Central (5’10, 174)- Versatile playmaker who has P5 potential at WR, RB or CB. Ran for 1,430 yards as a sophomore at Gulliver before transferring to Central and playing more of a WR/CB role. Plays with flair and has a knack for the acrobatic catch. 11.04 100M as a sophomore. Good balance at RB and can flip his hips at CB. Long-arms to catch outside the frame.

https://www.hudl.com/video/3/9373979/5df99a1f9a9c3e12b4c7ad12

Bralon Brown, Chaminade (6’1, 190)- Son of former NFL defensive back Donald Brown. Battled injuries as a junior but excelled on 7-on-7 and camp circuit. Lean and sudden. Capable of making spectacular catches in traffic but also fights the ball at times. Speed is a concern (12.25 PR as a junior).

https://www.hudl.com/video/3/9936777/5dc230f7b3c83d0e643d6337

Fred Eaford, Deerfield Beach (5’11, 165)- Hialeah transfer coming off a productive year with QB Jaylon Tolbert. Excels at tracking the ball and has upside as a sharp route runner. Similar profile to Miami signee Daz Worsham. Not a burner (4.72 as a sophomore) but plays faster. Offers from South Carolina and Louisville.

https://www.hudl.com/video/3/13234398/5d88fdc7c124310efc16a69f

Quincy Skinner, St. Thomas Aquinas (6’1, 185)- Tooled-up prospect who waited his turn and is poised for a big year. College-ready body. 11.10 PR in the 100M. Needs to become more consistent as a pass-catcher but showed the suddenness and the strength to create separation on the camp circuit. Offers from Kentucky and Maryland.

https://www.hudl.com/video/3/9478967/5e2adc192ab0b60500889712

TJ Huggins, Killian (6’2, 175)- Physical possession receiver who can high-point and pluck the ball. Tough player who competes after the catch and plays special teams. Performed against quality competition including Northwestern. Showed the quickness to beat press coverage in off-season. Offers from Syracuse and Boston College.

https://www.hudl.com/video/3/10988312/5d597b526e8b090cb4471ee1

Oronde Gadsden II, American Heritage (6’4, 190)- Son of Miami Dolphins standout and plays a similar game. High-cut body with room to grow. Adjusts to the ball and high points like his father. Physical attitude and devastating on crack backs. Has deceptive speed and outran the Northwestern defense for a long TD. Savvy with feel for zone. Offers from BC, Kentucky and Iowa State.

https://www.hudl.com/video/3/8333922/5dd9f3435ef7750cbcc14d28

Brandon Schabert, AMH Delray (6’1, 185)- Deep sleeper with impressive physical tools. Transfer from small-school Loxahatchee Seminole Ridge who should excel with ’23 star QB Dylan Rizk. Outstanding testing as a sophomore (4.57 forty, 4.35 shuttle, 36.7 VJ) and coaches claim he is now down to 4.4 in the forty with 39 inch VJ. Strong body with ability to elevate and high-point. Also plays Wildcat and KR. Functional quickness will be tested at higher level of football. Butch Davis has offered.


Malik Rutherford, Champagnat (5’9, 165)- Small, feisty competitor with exceptional quickness. Used all over the field and at QB. Has the ability to make people miss in tight spaces. True receiver with feel for passing game. Some similarities to the Browns (Antonio, John and Marquise) early in their development. His quickness can translate into route-running with work and reps. Long speed is a question (11.63 PR as a junior). QB friendly. 1,057 all-purpose yards and 10 TDs. Underrated. Georgia Tech commit.

https://www.hudl.com/video/3/9384344/5d86cf7402bc410e083e684f

Makai Lovett, Miami High (6’, 195)- Strong, coordinated high school QB with college-ready build. Confident athlete who is comfortable with the ball in his hands. Excellent after the catch and can make defenders miss. Natural pass catcher with big hands. Reminds me a bit of Rashawn Scott. Speed against top competition is the only concern. Very underrated and it is no surprise his only FBS offer is from Butch Davis.

https://www.hudl.com/video/3/11176486/5dc852ab23476b10a0391cf8

Roscoe Gibson, Edison (5’11, 170)- Hialeah Miami-Lakes transfer who draws some TY Hilton comparisons from locals. Flashes the ability to go up and over defenders. Also a dangerous punt returner. Averaged an amazing 38 yards per carry on 1,109 yards as a junior. Has a chance to emerge against better competition. Offers from Utah State and Western Kentucky.

https://www.hudl.com/video/3/9716845/5dbe623d8cd42205506ad6cf

Vinson Davis, American Heritage (5’8, 160)- Short bowling ball of twitch. Easily separates from defenders. Can stop on a dime with short, efficient steps. Quicker than fast (11.28 100M). Put up 434 yards and 7 TDs in a talented Heritage receiving corps. QB friendly and will work back to ball. Uncoverable at camp circuit. Arizona State, Minnesota and Toledo offers.

https://www.hudl.com/video/3/11211645/5ddbe04e5eec630e185b260a

Jamarion McDougle, Deerfield Beach (5’11, 155)- Emerging talent who waited his turn behind a fleet of P5 athletes. Easily separated on the camp circuit. Very skinny but not short and has upside with physical maturity. Nephew of Cane first rounder Jerome McDougle and brother of Maryland signee Deajuan McDougle. Offers from Toledo and Indiana.

https://www.hudl.com/video/3/11705950/5dbf1c33b3d286082c68cf5f

Jake Harrington, St. Thomas Aquinas (5’10, 180)- Tough slot receiver who can make things happen after the catch. Cardinal Gibbons transfer. Almost like a running back with his ability to absorb contact, break tackles and maintain balance. Member of elite South Florida Express 7-on-7 team. Has the ability to adjust to the ball and make difficult catches. Also plays Lacrosse. Vanderbilt and Maryland offers.

https://www.hudl.com/video/3/10999071/5e14ca15478d500cf8d6054f

Michael Jordan, Deerfield Beach- Coconut Creek transfer who joins a loaded Deerfield receiving corps. Strong-bodied with a knack for big plays. Can win jump balls at high school level based on physical strength. More of a size/speed athlete than a fluid receiver. Has an opportunity to polish his receiving skill with ’22 Pete Zamora and increased competition level. 538 yards and 6 TDs as a junior. Toledo offer.

https://www.hudl.com/video/3/10664682/5d8124eb2aa81f0ea03bebd9

Jahmal Edrine, Fort Lauderdale (6’3, 190)- Big receiver who looks the part. Limited by high school offense that struggled to throw downfield. Has some elusiveness in screen game for a bigger athlete. Upside prospect. Offers from Wake Forest, FIU and FAU.

https://www.hudl.com/video/3/8470607/5dc441cc066bce0f78f7c045

Fred Killings, Jr., Western (5’9, 170)- Small, electric McArthur transfer who deserves more recruiting attention. Joystick-type cutter who can stop on a dime. Dangerous as a PR. Effective route runner who sinks his hips into his cuts and explodes. Natural hands-catcher. High-effort player. Holder on FGs with plus eye-hand coordination. No major offers.

Good stuff
 

AHURT12

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@DMoney another one served. Thanks for the info I like these. They keep me going til the season starts
 

Liberty City El

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@DMoney, Probably the deepest WR group in South Fla since the 2018 class that featured Pope, Anthony Schwartz, Kevin Austin, Elijah Moore, Dee Wiggins, Zay Boogie (Xavier Williams), Tyquan Thornton & Corey Gammage.

I think the some of top guys have high upside & great ability at the next level, Idk how many are future NFL guys but in college have potential to be very productive players.

Obviously my personal bias likes Brinson a great deal, my initial comparison for him was Amari Cooper, but he doesn't have the same physical build as Amari & is a much longer framed kid with more angular style route running, Amari was more speed to power on the top end, Brinson is more rangy with acrobatic body control. He makes a ton of tough contested catches & his jump ball ability is what separates him. He works with his cousin Ocho Cinco on a regular basis on his footwork, he doesn't have Ocho'a insanely quick feet but he's definitely learned some tricks of the trade of how to get open. He kinda reminds me of a skinnier Sammy Watkins.

With Brooks I see a big physical WR doesn't shy away from contact, has good upper body strength & runs like a RB with the ball in his hand. I don't see elite explosion, he looks like Allen Robinson to me, I think he & Frank Ladson will be nice case study players for the bigger South Fla WR's & how they progress at the next level, because usually it's the smaller speedsters that have had the most success recently.

Jaden Alexis is an electric playmaker with that track speed, legit low 4.4 kid that has very good change of direction. He's not as skinny as I thought he would be, he actually has a good solid frame to add more muscle & maintain that naturally gifted speed. I love how he can cut on a dime without gearing down & accelerate in the open field. I agree that he probably has the highest upside amongst this group, to me it's between him & Brinson, with a slight edge in college to Jaden. Brinson might be a better pro prospect though, but both are really good IMO.

Jacolby George is a kid I want in this class, he's tiny, but he can take the top off of the Defense very well & despite his size doesn't struggle against physical press corners. He fits our offense perfect.

Yulkeith is the most dynamic playmaker in South Fla, RB/Slot WR he's just a homerun hitter, comes from good athletic stock too, Idk what his ceiling is as a true WR, but as a Slot-back type in the Air Raid he can be a big Yards per catch guy & score lots of TD's. Kinda reminds of Isaiah McKenzie.

I'm not as high in Stellato as you, I like your comparison for him D$ with Andy Isabella, maybe a lil Hunter Renfrow to his game but I wonder if he can get open against Press man, when CB's got physical with him (in pads) he tended to shrink in big time games. He looks great in shorts at camps in 1v1 matchups, but I wonder how he'll do vs tough scrappy Corners that'll stay in his hip pocket & get in his head gnawing his ear off all game.

I like Bralon Brown's body control, he's slow but gets open & creates seperation with his feet, probably not a take for us but I think he's one of those WR's that will never kill you at a track meet but will end up consistently with 9-10 catch games for 100+yards, all intermediate & chain mover work. Will never beat anybody deep, but will cut you up on those 8-10 yard routes all day long.

TJ Huggins & Malik Rutherford are the two lower rated sleepers that I like a lot. Huggins has a long sleek style, once he learns the position in full he could be a surprise on a G5 team that puts up numbers. Rutherford is a classic South Fla mini speed demon, can't cover him, can never get a clean shot on him & is threat to house if every time he has the ball in his hands.

Overall very nice group with development, most of them I think can play & contribute as TF's, I don't see too many Redshirt candidates in this group, especially at the top of the list.
 
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