While there are several camps and combines as well as 7-on-7 tournaments that emphasize quarterbacks, running backs, receivers, defensive backs and linebackers, the linemen are often short-changed when it comes to exposure.
But with group like Crafting Linemen and Torrian Wilson, that perception is changing – for the better.
Exposure events showcase talented offensive and defensive linemen – and provide that instruction and exposure needed.
Last Saturday, Ives Park in North Miami Dade County was the place to be for the Pre-Spring Crafting Linemen event as several talented “big men” came together, and by the time things ended, players and their coaches and parents left with a positive feeling.
With spring football right around the corner, it was time for these high school athletes (classes 2023-2026) to get that exposure needed.
They came from Georgia, Tampa, Port St. Lucie, Clearwater and throughout south Florida to get a jump on the rest of the competition, as colleges and universities will be down soon to check these young men out.
TOP PERFORMERS STAND OUT
As is the case in any event that you attend, there are those athletes who come to learn and those who are there to showcase their many talents.
Among the standouts on Saturday included:
Antawon Foulkes (OL, Pompano Beach Blanche Ely), Aiden Martinez (OL, Miami Belen Jesuit) and Judah Michel (DL, Port St. Lucie Centennial).
Michael Brennan (OL, Weston Cypress Bay), Joseph Ionata (OL, Clearwater Calvary Christian), Keion Reyes (OL, Miami Central), Jonathan Rodriguez (OL, Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons) and Elyjah Thurmon (OL, Bradwell Institute, Georgia).
“Very impressive group of linemen,” Wilson said. “ I was really bowled over by the young prospects who did so well. It shows that we are in great hands for years to come on both sides of the line.”
THERE WERE OTHERS AS WELL
In addition to those standouts, several other linemen – on both sides of the ball – were also looking impressive and turning heads as well:
Christopher Alexandre, OL, Fort Lauderdale Dillard
Isaac Jean-Baptiste, OL, Hialeah Barbara Goleman
Logan Buice, OL, West Boca Raton
Nicolas Garcia, OL, Miami Dr. Krop
Jayden Jackson, DL, Port St. Lucie Centennial
Jermaine Johnson, OL/DL, Port St. Lucie Centennial
Pedro Llanas, DL, Doral Academy
David Losa, OL, Southwest Miami
Lenz Revange, OL/DL, Pompano Beach Blanche Ely
Guyteau Salvador Jr., DE, Miami Dr. Krop
Khristian Williams, OL, Pompano Beach Blanche Ely
Carlton Williamson, OL/DL, Seffner Christian
Callahan Blair, DL, Clearwater Calvary Christian
Trent Coleman, OL/DL, Home Schooled
Caleb Cummings, OL, Tampa Carrollwood Day
Brandon Inaccus, DL, Port St. Lucie Centennial
George Kalantzis, OL, Clearwater Calvary Christian
Eddie Lozano, OL/DL, Pemrboke Pines Charter
Richard Nembhard, DL, Pompano Beach Blanche
Tramayne Carson, OL, Miami Northwestern
Cameron Davis, DL, Pompano Beach Blanche Ely
Daniel Davis, OL, Fort Lauderdale Dillard
Jonathan Louis, OL, Pembroke Pines Flanagan
Alec Maxton, OL/DL, Trinity Mitchell
Brandon Mendieta, OL, SW Ranches Archbishop McCarthy
Tanary Moore, DL, Miami Norland
Niko Spilotro, OL/DL, Land O’Lakes
Tavares Tookes, OL, Pompano Beach Blanche Ely
Billy Linder, OL, Aventura City of Excellence
Teddy Welch, OL, Fort Lauderdale Calvary Christian Academy
Antowan Williams, OL/DL, Inlet Grove