No matter where you go in the state of Florida - throughout the course of a year - and we are fortunate to see thousands of prospects, there is going to be talent. Big time football players.
While many rate players without seeing them perform live – at any event – what they miss are those little things that film does not illustrate nor promote.
More prospects have been passed over because of the fact that those intangibles that you cannot see from watching tape, are missed and many athletes are truly passed over.
There is never anything wrong with promoting players, but when you base the evaluation on talent and not character, you are cheating the recipient out of the total evaluation. You cannot see character or those little things from your computer or TV screen.
The best thing about south Florida is we get the opportunity to watch tons of players year round, whether it’s at camps, combines and 7-on-7 events – or at games during the spring and the season.
Each Wednesday, in addition to the dozens of players we promote daily, we bring you 5 prospects to check out. Today, we have 5 Class of 2023 south Florida running backs. Check them out:
Jason Demetrius, Doral Academy. When he entered high school at Coral Reef two years ago, here was someone that everyone couldn’t wait to see. After all, he had all the tools to succeed. Fast forward two years ago and this impressive talent is a huge part of the Firebirds’ success and a running game that is one of the best in south Florida.
Jamari Ford, Miami Northwestern. If you have watched this impressive talent perform, then nobody has to tell you that he is as good as you get at this level. Fast, powerful and when he gets the ball in his hands, he is a legitimate threat to take it the distance. Following in his brother’s (Johnny at FAU) footsteps, he can take over a game – with a run from scrimmage or catch the ball out of the backfield.
Kamari Moulton, Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons. Another talent who may be one of the best pure runners in south Florida – with speed, vision and a knack of knowing where to go. Slowed in the off-season by an injury, he is back now – and after watching him play in a loss to Plantation American Heritage – this is the real deal and he is only getting better.
Javin Simpkins, Miami Norland. When he returned to the lineup recently – after being out the first six weeks of the season with an injury, he made his return, and even though he was rusty, everyone understood why this Georgia Tech commitment is so special. You never get a clean hit on him and he accelerates quickly. In addition, once healthy, he can catch the ball up field, which is another part of his game you have to love. Big time talent that lacks carries, and he will get those over the next year and a half.
Santana Wooten, Miami Palmer Trinity. One of the first players in this class that we had the opportunity to watch and promote, and he has not disappointed. Whether it’s on defense as a linebacker or running the ball, this young man has the frame, passion and year-round work ethic to be among the best. Players like this get plenty of attention because they play multiple positions, and play them well.
TRACKING POSITIONS: Keeping An Eye On The Football Talent In Miami-Dade & Broward Counties Year Round. https://larryblustein.com/prospects/tracking-south-florida-prospects