They have been one of the top public school football programs in Broward County for several years, and while they have district titles and impressive talent to show for their efforts, head coach Adam Ratkevich and his Davie Western Wildcats have not gotten over that hump.
As spring is officially over, attention is being paid to the upcoming season, where many 4A schools are being talked about as programs that have a chance to win it all. Deep in that conversation are the Wildcats who check all the boxes.
Can this program finally get by the gauntlet in south Florida and win a school’s first ever state football title?
While the answer is yes, there are many obstacles that Coach Ratkevich, his coaching staff and gifted team must hurdle this coming season, but things are certainly in place for the program to have its finest hour.
If you have followed us long enough, you already know that very few promote EVERY Miami-Dade and Broward County programs year-round like we have been fortunate to have done for many decades.
With that in mind, colleges coaches from Hawaii to Maine and every in between keep an eye on what we produce.
We have never been in this to sell subscriptions. With that said – and you know what we do and why we are here 365 days a year going to events, practices, camps, combines, and games and NOT sitting behind a computer – we will spend this off-season getting everyone promoted.
For over a half century, we have been honored to help football prospects across the state of Florida get some well-deserved recognition.
Today we bring you a look at a team that starts in the Top 10 in south Florida and are expected to stay in the spotlight – with a challenging schedule that begins at home on August 24th at home against Georgia powerhouse Milton as part of the Broward County Football Showcase.
CLASS OF 2024
Chosen Allen, DL, 6-1, 230 – 3.0 GPA.
Davi Belfort, QB, 6-0, 180 – 3.5 GPA.
Alonzo Carter Jr., WR, 5-10, 185 – 2.4 GPA.
Martaz Charles, OL, 6-3, 290 – 2.4 GPA.
Deymien Chavarry, DE, 6-3, 225 – 3.0 GPA.
Carlos Dales, LB, 6-0, 215 – 2.8 GPA.
Ethan Hazin, DE, 6-2, 215 – 5.0 GPA.
Nate Jean, DB, 5-10, 165 – 3.4 GPA.
Keyvon Johnson, WR/DB, 6-3, 175 – 2.4 GPA.
Reginald Joseph, DE, 6-5, 210 – 2.8 GPA.
Terrence Kimble, OL, 5-11, 290 – 2.6 GPA.
Brendan Leal, LB, 6-0, 210 – 4.65 GPA. 1120 SAT.
Mykel Marshall, Athlete, 6-0, 180 – 2.45 GPA.
Josh Milord, OL, 5-11, 300 – 3.3 GPA.
Tovani Mizell, RB, 6-0, 200 – 3.4 GPA.
Marcello Nieves, SS, 5-10, 175 – 3.0 GPA.
Joseph Podubynsky, DT, 5-10, 250 – 2.9 GPA.
Zyon Presley, CB, 5-10, 165 – 3.0 GPA.
Decedric Stokes, WR, 5-10, 155 – 3.2 GPA.
Brodrick Veal, CB, 5-10, 170 – 3.3 GPA.
CLASS OF 2025
Jacob Joseph, DE/OLB, 6-2, 220 – 2.6 GPA.
Julian Mendez, Nickel/OLB, 6-1, 195 – 3.5 GPA.
Sinorice Moss Jr., RB, 5-9, 195 – 3.1 GPA.
Lakota Tanner, OT, 6-4, 300 – 2.5 GPA.
Daijon Calimon, WR, 6-2, 170 – 2.89 GPA
Patrick McKendry, OLB, 6-1, 200
CLASS OF 2026
Calerbe Hermane, WR, 6-4, 195 – 3.1 GPA.
Robert Ortega Jr., RB, 5-6, 165 – 4.0 GPA.
Hunter Ratkevich, TE/DE, 6-4, 185 – 5.0 GPA.
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