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2024 South Florida Prospects Continue To Emerge

During the course of a year, we are fortunate to watch thousands of south Florida high school football players live and in person.

Because we have the pleasure of seeing so many athletes and prospects perform – from the very beginning – it gives us a huge opportunity to see these athletes in season during games and practices as well as at nearly every camp or combine.

Watching all these prospects and seeing them play football – and not just run around in shorts and a t-shirt is a major advantage.

Watching prospects way ahead of their graduation date is something we have had the honor of doing for over 50 years – giving fans and college coaches and chance to learn about these prospects and not just looking at lists that are made.

While many of these younger prospects in the Class of 2024 (rising sophomores) continue to mature and put themselves on the radar screen, we have the chance – throughout a 12-month period to watch them grow into high school football prospects, leaving the youth football fields behind.

Today, as we are in the middle of spring, we will bring you some of the Class of 2024 players to keep an eye on.

Remember, since many of these prospects made their debuts as freshman this past season, they have grown, changed schools and positions are much different than they were when they were a year younger.

These Miami-Dade and Broward athletes have already started to make a huge impact on their varsity teams – and are in the spotlight during the spring and summer.

On offense, there are a number of top football players who are continuing to elevate their game.

Among the offensive prospects to keep an eye on include R.J. Adam III (RB, 5-11, 190, Miami Dr. Krop), Khamani Alexander (RB, 6-0, 175, Miami Belen Jesuit), rising star quarterback C.J. Bailey (6-4, 175, Hollywood Chaminade-Madonna), Cornelius Bembry (OL, 6-2, 270, Miami Monsignor Pace), Benjamin Blackburn (TE, 6-3, 210, Miami Christopher Columbus), impressive offensive lineman Michael Brennan (6-1, 265, Weston Cypress Bay), Zack Boehly (OL, 6-4, 280, Plantation American Heritage), St. Brendan transfer Isaac Brown (RB, 5-9, 175, Homestead), Jackson Campbell (OL, 6-1, 265, Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons), Deymien Chavarry (OL, 6-2, 245, Miami-Dade Christian), Dorron Cornileus (WR, 5-8, 165, Hollywood South Broward) and offensive lineman Jabari Dukes (6-3, 275, Hialeah Champagnat Catholic).

Class of 2024 offensive standouts such as Owen Emerson (OL, 6-1, 330, Fort Lauderdale), Cheelson Exume (OL, 6-2, 265, Miami Edison), major prospect Davion Gause (RB, 5-11, 205, Hollywood Chaminade-Madonna), Ty George (WR, 6-0, 160, Plantation), Shemar Irvin, Columbus (RB, 5-8, 160, Miami Christopher Columbus), Jaylen Jackson (TE, 6-1, 200, Miramar), Fernando Jeanty (OL/DL, 6-3, 260, North Miami Beach), Markely Jeudy (WR/S, 5-10, 155, Coral Springs), Reginald Johnson (RB, 5-9, 160, Plantation), Albert Jones (OL, Miami Central), Jordan Jones (RB, 5-7, 170, Hialeah Champagnat Catholic) and running back Malichi Keels (5-10, 165, Miami Westminster Christian) are also athletes to keep an eye on.

The future is also now for athletes Malik Kesley (RB, 5-11, 185, Sunrise Piper), Kody Lane (TE, 6-3, 180, Plantation), Jose Leon (WR, 6-0, 160, Miami Christopher Columbus), Jordan Lyle (Athlete, 6-1, 170, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas), impressive and nationally-recognized J.T. Madison (WR, 6-3, 180, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas), LaWayne McCoy (WR, 6-0, 160, Davie Western), rising standout quarterback Michael Merdinger (6-2, 180, Deerfield Beach), Samuel Miller (6-1, 270, Weston Cypress Bay), Daniel Mincey (OL, 6-4, 290, Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons), Luke Moise (OL, 6-1, 290, Miami Central), two-year starter Adrian Posse (QB, 6-5, 215, Miami Monsignor Pace), Javon Reid (WR, 6-0, 165, Homestead Somerset Academy South), Joaquin Reid (WR, 5-9, 150, Miami Norland) and national offensive line recruit Keion Reyes (6-2, 300, Miami Carol City).

The talent train also continues with William Roberts III (OL, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas), emerging star Chance Robinson (WR, 6-1, 185, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas), Hunter Rose (QB, 6-0, 160, Parkland Dougas), William Rothmiller III (OL, 6-1, 306, Miami Central), game-changer Isaiah Scott (WR, 5-10, 170, Miami Norland), Jeremiah Smith (WR, 6-0, 165, Miami Monsignor Pace), hard-working Cecil Stone (QB, 5-10, 170, Davie University School), always improving Marcus Striggles (WR, 5-9, 165, Fort Lauderdale Dillard), George Stubbs Jr. (OL, 5-11, 275, Miami-Dade Christian), Brian Suarez (OL, 6-3, 275, Hialeah Champagnat-Catholic), Nicholas Serrano (OL, 5-10, 240, Miami St. Brendan), Rueben Toombs (QB, 6-0, 160, Fort Lauderdale Stranahan), Joshua Townsend (QB, 5-11, 180, Homestead), Joshisa Trader (WR, 6-0, 175, Miami Monsignor Pace), Semaj Wallace (WR, 6-1, 185, Coconut Creek), Luke Warnock (QB, 6-0, 170, Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons), Javares Whitehead (WR, 5-10, 140, Fort Lauderdale), Jimmy Williams (OL, 6-4, 250, Miami Norland), Jimmy Williams III (OL, 6-4, 270, Davie University School) and receiver Marcell Williams (WR, 5-9, 176, Deerfield Beach).


With all the young talent on offense, the defensive side of the ball is stacked with playmakers. Prospects like Jeffrey Bandy (DB, 5-9, 155, Miami Christopher Columbus), state champion wrestlers and starting linebacker Sawyer Bartelt (5-10, 200, Homestead South Dade), fast-rising Justin Bodford (DL, 6-1, 285, Davie Western), Clifton Brown (CB, 6-0, 170, Miami Edison) and rising standout Dylan Calero, LB, 5-10, 205, Miami Gulliver Prep).

This class will also be home to some quality athletes, who not only got it done at the youth level, but also made some major strides this past season when analysts and college coaches were often not around to see – and that’s why getting pushed out early and often this spring.

A spring progresses and gives way to summer, look for the prospects such as Berlin Campfort (DB, 5-10, 175, Hialeah Champagnat Catholic), impressive outside linebacker T.J. Capers (6-3, 210, Miami Christopher Columbus), Germaine Carter (LB, 5-10, 215, Hallandale), youth standout C.J. Dales (S/LB, 5-11, 200, Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons), Casey Etienne (S, 6-3, 175, Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons), freshman impact prospect Dinellson Exume (DL, 6-3, 240, Miami Edison), fast-rising standout Jamorie Flagg (DL, 6-3, 230, Miami Booker T. Washington), Amani Floyd (DB/WR, 5-10, 170, North Miami Beach), Kyle Ford (LB, 5-10, 180, Fort Lauderdale), Corey Gibson (DB, 5-9, 165, Hialeah Champagnat Catholic) and one of the nation’s best defensive backs Antione Jackson (6-1, 170, Fort Lauderdale Dillard) to continue to turn heads.

Defensive stars who have already left a mark – like Semaj Jackson (DB, 5-10, 165, Davie University School), Curtis Janvier (DB, 6-0, 175, Hollywood Chaminade-Madonna), Denzell Johnson (LB, 6-0, 205, Hollywood Chaminade-Madonna), Tomauri Johnson (CB, 6-2, 165, Miami Internationa Academy), hidden gem Ricky Joseph (Athlete/S, 6-0, 180, Miami Beach), Semaj Kimpson (LB, 5-11, 200, Miami Monsignor Pace), impressive Levy Kinlock (DE, 6-1, 210, Plantation American Heritage), heavily-recruited Josh Lloyd (DE, 6-3, 210, Deerfield Beach), Xavier Lucas (S, 6-0, 165, Deerfield Beach), safety Ryan Mack (S, 6-1, 175, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas), who has been playing at this type of level all of his young life, and Jaheim Miller (DB/WR, 6-0, 155, Miami Internationa Academy).

Norland defensive lineman Jeremiah Marcelin (6-2, 225) is special, but so are nationally-recognized Gavench Marcelin (DE, 6-2, 225, Miami Belen Jesuit), Fort Lauderdale Stranahan linebacker/athlete Tovani Mizell (6-1, 205, Fort Lauderdale Stranahan) and Zaquan Patterson (S, 6-1, 205, Hollywood Chaminade-Madonna), who is one of Florida’s best in the class.

Also, Donavan Philord (DB, 6-0, 170, Hialeah Champagnat Catholic), David Pein (DT, 5-10, 230, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas), Zyon Pressley (CB, 5-9, 160, Fort Lauderdale Dillard), Aykenon Rodgers (DB, 5-10, 165, Fort Lauderdale Dillard), wrestling standout Nicholas Rodriguez (LB, 6-1, 190, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas), Daylen Russell (DL, 6-3, 230), Miami Christopher Columbus), heavily-recruited Vincent Shavers (LB, 6-1, 205, Hollywood Chaminade-Madonna), Gavin Shepard (S, 5-10, 165, Miami Monsignor Pace), Rashad Snow (CB, 5-10, 175, Homestead), head-turning defensive end Dylan Stephenson (6-4, 230, Miami Killian), Kaleb Stewart (LB, 5-11, 195, Davie Western), Bryce Stringer (DE/LB, 6-1, 210, Davie University School), Keith Thompson (LB, 5-11, 205, Deerfield Beach) and cornerback Colin Tracey (5-10, 165, Fort Lauderdale Calvary Christian).

For the past 51 years, we have spent time going from games to practices, camps, combines and 7-on-7 events. We will remain steadfast to promote all south Florida’s high school football prospects. Follow us on Facebook (Larry Blustein- SFHSports) and Twitter (@SFHSSports - @larryblustein). Contact us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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