Because we did not have a spring or summer last year because of Covid, this spring has already gotten into high gear.
With pads coming on late last week at most schools, videos are being taken to send to colleges, who have missed eyeballing these impressive athletes.
With the 2022 Class trying to get as much exposure as possible as everyone awaits June 1, when colleges can open up the line of communication and their campuses to high school athletes.
One of the classes that will take full advantage of the opportunity and exposure are the rising juniors in 2023.
If you look statewide at the group that this class boasts, south Florida certainly has some impressive talent that is easily as good as you get anywhere.
While many analysts and recruiting services didn’t have the chance to watch many games or players in the class, those who did see them really uncovered some major stars for the present and future.
Miami-Dade and Broward Counties, fresh off some positive national exposure in the NFL Draft, have some of the nation’s best players.
Among those getting plenty of attention includes Brandon Inniss (WR, 6-0, 195, Plantation American Heritage), Jalen Brown (WR, 6-0, 200, Miami Gulliver Prep), Mark Fletcher (RB, 6-1, 190, Plantation American Heritage), Jayvant Brown (OLB, 6-0, 200, Deerfield Beach, Rueben Bain (DE, 6-3, 255, Miami Central), Nathaniel Joseph (WR, 5-10, 175, Miami Edison), Antonio Robinson Jr. (CB, 5-10, 165, Miami Florida Christian) and impressive receiver Santana Fleming (5-11, 170, Plantation American Heritage) for starters.
The Class also has impressive stars such as Daemon Fagan (S, 6-3, 170, Plantation American Heritage), Lamont Green, Jr. (DE, 6-4, 210, Miami Gulliver Prep), Miami Killian safety Stanquan Clark (6-2, 205). Because of combines and extra exposure opportunities, this Class started to get some of that valuable spotlight – with south Florida athletes getting much of the attention.
Football players like Andy Jean (WR, 6-1, 170, Miami Northwestern, Sedric Irvin Jr. (RB, 5-10, 180, Miami Gulliver Prep), Will Fowles (WR, 6-3, 200, Miami Dade Christian), Richard Dandridge (WR, 5-10, 160, Homestead), Javin Simpkins (RB, 5-7, 170, Miami Norland), Lamar Seymore (WR, 6-2, 180, Miami Central), Hykeem Williams (WR, 6-4, 200, Fort Lauderdale Stranahan), Adam Moore (WR, 6-2, 210, Miami Booker T. Washington), Deandre Duffus (OL, 6-5, 300, Hollywood Chaminade-Madonna), A.J. Jenkins (WR, 6-3, 195, Coral Springs Coral Glades) and Christopher Columbus safety Ahmere Foster (5-10, 170).
The Class of 2023 also boasts Elvin Harris (OL, 6-6, 300, Hollywood Chaminade-Madonna), Darryl Doctor (OL, 6-3, 280, Miami Palmetto), Shelton Green (OL, 6-3, 310, Miami Gulliver Prep), David Jester (6-1, 175, Homestead), Rico Jackson (OL, 6-5, 290, Fort Lauderdale Dillard), Harrison Green (OL, 6-4, 290, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas), Dwight Bootle (CB, 5-10, 160, Miami Palmetto), Zavier Williams (S, 5-10, 175, Miami Coral Reef), Damari Brown (CB, 6-1, 175, Plantation American Heritage), Kamari Moulton (RB, 5-10, 185, Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons), Jason Hammond (DL, 6-3, 275, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas), Antonio Smith (CB, 6-3, 170, Miami Gulliver Prep) and Dillard receiver Jamarri Wright (6-3, 170, Fort Lauderdale Dillard) to mention a few of the amazing football players that we will continue to bring you.