When you mention defensive secondary and south Florida in the same sentence, there’s a good chance that you are talking about elite prospects, who not only make a name at the high school and college level and beyond.
Every year, a defensive back from Miami-Dade or Broward Counties somewhere in college or the NFL – and that’s why college coaches make this area a priority when talking about elite talent.
As we continue to do throughout the off season – to better help college coaches and the athletes – we are listing football players from these two counties by class and position to ensure that the thousands of college coaches and scouts who read through our database will see up-to-date information on where the prospects are at.
Because there have been many changes, keeping up with them is not always easy – and while a majority will let us know about the school transfer, it at least gives them a chance to be found – especially during the pandemic.
Today, we complete the 2023 class with a look at the impressive and talented defensive backs.
Among the elite prospects for this gifted class include Adonis Allen (Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons - CB/S), Cooper Aurilia (Fort Lauderdale Calvary Christian Academy - CB), rising star Dwight Bootle II (Miami Killian - CB), Damari Brown (Plantation American Heritage - CB), Darriel Cannon (Miami Gulliver Prep - S), and two nationally rated prospects in Stanquan Clark (Miami Killian - S) and Daemon Fagan (Plantation American Heritage – S), who have helped to bring the high level interest to south Florida.
The class also features Ahmere Foster (Miami Christopher Columbus - S), Mark-Allen Gay Jr. (Miami Killian - S), Corey Goldsby Jr. (Plantation American Heritage - S), Daniel Harris, Miami Gulliver Prep (CB/S), speedy Conrad Hussey (Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas - S), versatile Jordan Jean (Davie Western - CB) and standout athlete Jerry Johnson III (Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas – CB), who’s father was a standout at Hollywood Hills and Youngstown State back in the day.
Also, Christian Lowry (Miami Central - S), rising star King Mack (Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas - S), Trevaughn Martinez (Fort Lauderdale Dillard (CB), Jaden Outar (Miami Gulliver Prep - CB), talented D’Angelo Ponds (Hollywood Chaminade-Madonna – CB), athletic) Willie Reed III (Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons) and perhaps one of the best athletes in this class – playing on both sides of the ball – as well as being a baseball standout - Antonio Robinson (Miami Florida Christian - CB), Kimari Robinson (Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas - CB) and one of Miami Central’s many elite defensive backs in cornerback Antwon Shepard.
The Class of 2023 also shows depth with way under-the-radar Antonio Smith (Miami Gulliver Prep - CB), Zayden Laing-Taylor (Miami Central – S), soon-to-be three year starter Zavier Williams (Miami Coral Reef – S) and cornerback) Marcus Woodley (Homestead South Dade).
THE TALENT TRAIN CONTINUES
In addition to that amazing group of young talent, the Class of 2023 has many more, who are all right there – looking for that positive spotlight.
Check out this quality group:
Ryquan Adkins, DB, Miami Dade Christian
Lionel Alcera, Coconut Creek Monarch (FS)
Joseph Bejel, Miami St. Brendan (CB)
Jaden Blackburn, Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons
Jajuan Bradshaw, Miami Christopher Columbus (S)
Bryce Brown, Fort Lauderdale Westminster Academy (CB)
Immanuel Bynum, Miami Florida Christian
Alejandro Cisneros, Miami Coral Reef (CB)
Ceby Colin, Oakland Park Northeast (CB)
Noah Eugene, Plantation American Heritage (S)
Jaydon Farfan, Pembroke Pines West Broward (CB)
Chaz Felder, Homestead South Dade (CB)
Willard Ferrell, Miami Christopher Columbus
Norman Gadsden, Hollywood Surge Academy (CB)
Christian Hanks, Homestead South Dade (S)
Jaheim Haughton, Miami Dr. Krop (CB)
Douglas Hernandez, Hialeah Gardens Mater Academy (S)
Chisner Horace, Parkland Douglas (S)
Harlem Howard, Deerfield Beach (S)
Jeremiah Jean-Philippe, Miami Gardens TRU Prep Academy
Ryan Jeanty, Miramar Everglades
Amari Lanier, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas
Nathan Makepeace, Fort Lauderdale Westminster Academy (S)
Rene Martinez, Hialeah Gardens Mater Academy (CB)
Dakeem Mayard, Fort Lauderdale Calvary Christian Academy (CB)
Tahir Murphy, Homestead Everglades Prep (S)
Diego Neira, Miami Sunset (S)
Lucas Ortega-Morales, Miami Palmer Trinity (S)
Stenley Raymond, Parkland Douglas (CB)
Hunter Roberts, Plantation American Heritage (S)
Kervens Saint Juste, Miramar Everglades
Luby Sanon, Coral Springs Coral Glades (CB)
Jacoby Scott, Sunrise Piper (CB)
Jahmal Taylor, Homestead Everglades Prep (S)
Victor Torres, Fort Lauderdale
Oneal Webb, Miami Dr. Krop (S/CB)
Jaylen West, Miami Booker T. Washington (S)
Melvon Wilcox, Pembroke Pines West Broward (CB)
Jahsean Winchester, Fort Lauderdale