There is no getting around the impact that south Florida athletes make every year.
Whether it’s in the NFL or at hundreds of colleges and universities across the country, Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach student/athletes are stepping up and grabbing the spotlight. It’s been like that for decades – and looking into the future – there is no end in sight.
As many are watching what happens with the rising senior class of 2022, there are several area prospects who are already getting national attention in the Class of 2023.
If you have been in south Florida long enough, you already know that every year, local athletes find their way into the spotlight – not just locally, but because this area has long been viewed as a true talent hotbed across the country.
Today, we take a look at prospects that we already know are among the best in south Florida and throughout the state. But there are several who are getting national attention.
Here are five – of many prospects who have been getting some early attention:
Jayvant Brown, OLB, 6-1, 200, Deerfield Beach. Having watched this young man over the past two years, there is simply no end to this versatile athlete’s abilities. This is the type of student/athlete who will continue to watch his stock rise – because he is a hard worker, who will continue to get better – and give the Bucks a huge defensive playmaker the next two seasons.
Stanquan Clark, LB, 6-2, 205, Miami Killian. This is the type of football talent that you just cannot watch his film or listen to what a coach says about him. He needs to be see in person to truly appreciate what this young man brings to the table for the Cougars – not just as an athlete, but as a leader. Because he is quick, athletic and has plenty of size and strength, his leadership is truly amazing – especially for an underclassman. His ability to cover like a safety – and hit like a linebacker is giving him a chance to be one of the best nationally – no matter what film-watching-only analysts – will tell you. Will become a household name over the next two seasons – without question!
Mark Fletcher, RB, 6-1, 190, Plantation American Heritage. For those of you who didn’t watch this impressive talent lead the Patriots to a 5A state title, you watched someone who is fully living up to what many have been saying for years. This is a quick, powerful, agile and gifted football prospect who made a splash as an 8th grader, and frankly has not stopped turning heads. The 2020 season opened eyes nationally, and now, every college in America knows who he is.
Brandon Inniss, WR, 6-0, 180, Miami Gardens TRU Prep Academy. We have talked about Brandon over and over since he was an 8th grader. Way beyond his years as a student/athlete who does it all. From receiver to safety, return specialist, quarterback and even punter – where he is as good as you will find at this level. A superior talent who has competed against top-flight talent since he began playing. A major plus for any team he plays on.
Antonio Robinson, Athlete, 5-10, 165, Miami Florida Christian. There are several quality athletes in south Florida, but when all is said and done, this is going to be a prospect that everyone will remember. Forget the fact that he plays at a smaller school. This is a dynamic playmaker, who can get it done anywhere on the field – from quarterback to receiver, running back and defensive back. The son of a former NFL standout, this young man is not only a tremendous football talent, but baseball and track and not far behind. He turns heads in those sports as well.