As spring is now just a week away, a lot of emphasis in south Florida has been on the underclassmen – with profiles, lists and other exposure events pointing toward the 2025 and 2026 student/athletes, but let’s back it up and look at this upcoming senior class.
The group of talent that makes of the Class of 2024 is indeed something special – and as many of them are committing for their future – there are others who may not be getting their piece of the exposure spotlight.
As you know, we continue to bring you more prospects in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties daily than any other source. While many are focused and consumed with the star-rated prospects, we cover everyone at every level.
Today, we bring you five more prospects to keep an eye on in the Class of 2024, as spring is set to start:
Kai Bandy, K/P, 5-8, 150, Pembroke Pines Somerset Academy. When it comes to finding talented special teams prospects, south Florida is quickly becoming home to some impressive talent. As the recent South Florida Special Teams Showcase backed up, the spotlight is shining on some quality, kickers, punters and long snappers, and this quality standout is one of the elites in the state – after a stellar junior season with the Panthers. With a new head coach in place, he is expected to pick up where he left off in 2022 and will once again be among the best with a best 55-yard field goal and 70-yard kickoff in his resume.
Benjamin Blackburn, TE, 6-6, 230, Miami Christopher Columbus. Want the blueprint for a student/athlete? Here he is. Solid football prospect who catches the ball, creates separation, and gets open. He is also a tremendous blocker, who uses his hard work in the weightroom as an advantage for the defending 4A state champions. Now for the great equalizer – this is a more than outstanding student who happens to be in the very top of his 2024 class with a 5.47 grade point average. Is being pursued by several colleges for good reason.
Dinellson Exume, DL, 6-5, 240, Miami Edison. Along with his brother, this is one of those standouts who has gotten better every year for the Red Raiders. Over the past six months, he has gained weight, got stronger and continued to mature as a football talent. He is extremely quick off the ball, and the thing that college coaches have fallen in love with is his straight-line speed. He can motor for a player with his size.
Jamorie Flagg, DL, 6-3, 300, Miami Booker T. Washington. From the first time we watched him play three years ago, there was no doubt that this was going to be a quality prospect, and he has not disappointed at all. A big, quick and talented football player, he gets off the ball as fast as anyone you will see. Strong and physical, he dominated the line of scrimmage the past two seasons, and you can expect him to do it once again in 2023. Many across the nation may not give him the respect he deserves, but that will change in a major way this spring and into the off-season.
Tovani Mizell, RB, 6-0, 195, Davie Western. He’s back and is ready for his final season at the school level. The well-traveled standout speedster returns from DeMatha High School in Hyattsville, Maryland after one season and is expected to be a difference maker for the Wildcats this coming season. In addition, his 3.4 Grade point average has been a calling card for colleges who continue to recruit him. Has run a 4.3 (laser 40) which showcases his overall athleticism. Keep an eye on him this season – it promises to be a tremendous season.