What makes south Florida so different than any other area of the country when it comes to off-season football is the competition never ends.
With college recruiting becoming a solid 12 month a year business, camps, combines and 7-on-7 events make this one of the busiest time of the year.
What the next seven months will represent is a chance for all prospects, no matter what year they may be, an opportunity to showcase their many skills while pushing themselves into the spotlight.
With so much attention being paid to this area of the nation, athletes can watch their stock soar in just one weekend, and that is why colleges and universities are paying full attention.
If you follow us throughout the course of a season, you already know that we identify more prospects than any other source – which comes from attending many events and not just sitting home behind a computer.
With the camp, combine and 7-on-7 season getting ready to move into high gear, we start the week off with a look at five football players to keep an eye on:
2026 - Jordan Campbell, DE, 6-2, 202, Hollywood Avant Garde. Whether they play him at defensive end or outside linebacker this is certainly a football talent that makes a difference. Quick off the ball, sure tackler and someone who continues to learn and mature. His quickness and athletic ability are noticed as soon as you watch him play. Competes with passion and love for the game. Over the next three years – as he grows and matures - you can guarantee this will be a prospect that colleges will be watching very closely. Keep your eye on this young man. He is the real deal.
2024 - Jermaine Dalias, S, 6-3, 195, Fort Dillard. They call him “Big Dog” – not just because of his size, but the way this recent Coconut Creek Monarch standout approaches the game and makes big plays. His athletic ability and skill level have already been noticed for the way he covers and tackles. Extremely physical prospect who has turned into one of the best in south Florida, and this off-season you will see his stock continue to rise.
2024 - Malachi Keels, RB/WR/SS, 5-10, 170, Miami Westminster Christian. Having watched this young man play over the past two years, he is indeed one of the most versatile prospects in his class – playing on both sides of the line of scrimmage as well as special teams. While his biggest gift on offense is to run the ball, he is equally as effective catching and using his skill to make big plays. On defense his overall athleticism puts him in the right place to make plays. Truly a prospect that continues to gain momentum.
2025 - Anthony Ottinot, LB, 6-1, 195, Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons. Following in the rather large footsteps of his father who was a tremendous student/athlete in high school at Miami Edison and at the collegiate level, here is the next great player at a school that has turned out some stellar talent. Reads plays very well and is always around the ball. Another of those impressive prospects who will continue to improve as he learns and matures.
2024 - Juan Rodriguez, RB, 5-9, 190, Miami Beach. One of the football players that fans and opponents are starting to learn more about. A powerful, quick and strong runner who had nearly 900 yards for the Hi Tides this past season. His ability to catch the ball out of the backfield also makes him someone who will pick up recruiting interest this coming year. This off-season will open some unique opportunities as college coaches will see what he brings to the table.