When we attend games, practices, combines, camps and 7-on-7 events we watch every player who is competing live and in person.
Throughout the course of a year, our objective is to make sure that every athlete gets the opportunity to get promoted.
Remember, not every prospect is a Power 5 or Group of 5 type of athlete, and while the focus is usually on those star-rated athletes, we make sure that everyone gets into the spotlight.
While we make sure that we include every class and every position in our coverage, today we take a look at five players in the Class of 2025.
Johnny Arneus, WR, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas. Already armed with two of the best receivers in the state, the Raiders added this quality slot receiver from Pembroke Pines Somerset Academy, who has the chance to be one of the top prospects in the class. His speed, ability to get open, make catches and ignite an offense has him in a position to be one of the players that you will want to keep an eye on this coming season. He will indeed have many opportunities to help this offense move at a high level. His work ethic is also very impressive.
Ben Hanks Jr., CB, 6-1, 160, Miami Booker T. Washington. Following in the rather large footsteps of his father who starred at Miami High and the University of Florida, here is a quality football talent that is versatile and on a rise toward the top of his game. After starting out at Doral Academy, he made the move to play for head coach Tim “Ice” Harris and the Tornadoes and has been improving month by month. Has already thrust himself into the spotlight among Class of 2025 prospects statewide.
2025 – Matias Garcia, OL/DL, 6-3, 270, Fort Lauderdale Calvary Christian Academy. When we watching this quality talent play last season we left impressed by everything he brings to the table. This is someone who never stops. High motor and willing to learn on both sides of the ball. The first thing you notice about him is even against top-flight competition he never backs down. As offensive lineman, he ability to come out of his stance quickly and get to the point of attack is something that over the next two years you will see a lot of improvement. His knowledge of the offense is the reason he is so impressive on defense. Great anticipation and feel for the direction of the play. He has two full years left and that is going to make him technically better.
Ezekiel Marcelin, LB, 6-0, 190, Miami Central. A starter for a championship team as a freshman, impact prospect as a sophomore. What else can be said for a prospects who is on his way to becoming an elite national recruit. He gets to the play fast – no matter of it’s a run or a pass play. His quickness combined with amazing instincts puts this young man in a class by himself. Very gifted and a sure tackler who is not only a tremendous athlete, but equally as impressive as a student and an emerging role model.
Cortez Mills, WR, 6-1, 170, Homestead. Another impact football player we watched as a freshman and continued to see his growth this past season. Easily one of the elite receivers who is lethal on short passes – making something big out of practically nothing and his ability to stretch the field with long passes, giving the Broncos a deep threat and a quick score performer. Will continue to develop into a national recruit over the next year, keeping colleges and universities heading down to southern Miami-Dade County.