For the past 12 years, Dennis Marroquin and his amazing group of coaches and organizers had provided a 7-on-7 experience that thousands of south Florida athletes have used as springboard.
With an alumni roster that includes current collegiate and NFL stars, the Florida Fire has earned a reputation as being one of the most talented 7-on-7 off season programs nationally.
With national titles in hand, this organization has been so popular that Marroquin and his impressive group of coaches and analysts have been able to open up a new world for so many talented athletes – from Orlando to south Miami and everywhere in between.
Last Friday night, Doral Academy was the site for the Florida Fire 13th annual tryout and talent showcase, and well over 150 football players in all classes (2024-2027) came out on a cool evening to do what they do best – play football.
With spots open on all their teams, this Friday, the 13 event truly lived up to its billing – with gifted football talent spending over two hours making an impression.
While there were so many players on hand – some for the first time – here is a look at some of the standouts who came out in hopes of making the roster.
“We prepare for this night and this season all year,” Marroquin explained. “There are so many coaches and sponsors who make this a reality.”
In a world where many south Florida 7-on-7 teams have opted to use players from outside the area, the Florida Fire prefers to keep this group local, and things have worked out just fine.
With an impressive tournament schedule ahead, here is a look at just a few of the prospects who made their way out as Doral head coach Eddie Delgado and his staff rolled out the red carpet:
Kael Alexander, QB, 6-4, 185, Miramar. 4.57 GPA. https://www.hudl.com/profile/14740851/Kael-Alexander
Gaby Almonord Jr., CB, 6-0, 170 Pompano Beach Blanche Ely. https://www.hudl.com/profile/15280410/Gab-Almonord-jr
Johnny Alquisiras, WR, 5-10, 160, Fort Lauderdale Stranahan. 4.7 GPA. https://www.hudl.com/profile/15372516/Jovanny-Alquisiras
Fadrelle Andrus, WR, 6-2, 170, Miami Christopher Columbus. https://www.hudl.com/profile/15100078/Fadrelle-Andrus
Jeff Bandy, CB, 5-10, 160, Miami Christopher Columbus. 4.47 GPA. https://www.hudl.com/video/3/14909964/63322f61f56a3a084c24b264
Irish Brewton IV, DB, 5-10, 155, Homestead Somerset Silver Palms. 3.0 GPA. https://www.hudl.com/profile/15240746/Irish-Brewton-IV
Breon Brown, Athlete, 6-0, 160, Hollywood South Broward. https://www.hudl.com/profile/15029641/Breon-Brown
Malik Clarke, OLB, 6-1, 200, Miami Norland. 3.1 GPA. https://www.hudl.com/profile/17894942/Malik-Clarke
Jermaine Dalias, S, 6-3, 185, Coconut Creek Monarch. https://www.hudl.com/video/3/15313095/633514486899190ed876608c
Dallas Desouza, DB/WR, 5-10, 150, West Palm Beach Cardinal Newman. https://www.hudl.com/profile/16202593/Dallas-Desouza
Tyrell Fuller, WR/FS, 5-9, 165, Deerfield Beach. 4.29 GPA. https://www.hudl.com/profile/10623205/Tyrell-Fuller
Sadonnie Gay, DB, 6-0, 180, Miami Northwestern. https://www.hudl.com/video/3/16331538/63713ddfff02750998cbfb02
Jamaal Haggins, QB/Athlete, 6-1, 180, Miami Dr. Krop. https://access.qwikcut.com/highlights/638cebc43df2d208997e845f
James Hayes, QB, 6-4, 215, Coconut Creek. https://www.hudl.com/profile/15425995/James-Hayes
Tomauri Johnson, S, 6-3, 175, Miami Jackson, 3.2 GPA. https://www.hudl.com/profile/15869672/Tomauri-Johnson
Ricky Joseph, FS/RB/CB, Miami Beach. https://www.hudl.com/profile/15324564/Ricky-Joseph
Jayden Josue, DB, 5-10, 165, Pembroke Pines Charter. https://www.hudl.com/profile/16356461/Jayden-Josue
Malachi Keels, RB/SS, Miami Westminster Christian. https://www.hudl.com/profile/12530389/Malachi-Keels
Torra Kelly, CB, 5-10, 165, Deerfield Beach. https://www.hudl.com/profile/16217629/Torra-Kelly
Ricky Knight III, Athlete, 6-1, 170, North Palm Beach Benjamin. https://www.hudl.com/profile/14627999/Ricky-Knight-III
Mikail Lee, WR/DB, 5-10, 145, Palm Beach Gardens Dwyer. 3.4 GPA. https://www.hudl.com/video/3/15967163/635df3f03deaa50aecf9f88f
Kaleb Lockett, DB, 5-11,150 Palm Beach Lakes. https://www.hudl.com/profile/16706549/Kaleb-Lockett
Tyreke Robergueau, WR/CB, 5-9, 145, Hollywood South Broward. https://www.hudl.com/profile/17594360/tyreke-robergeau
Keymari Robiou, RB, Miami Gardens Monsignor Pace. https://www.hudl.com/profile/16516963/Keymari-Robiou
Juan Rodriguez, RB, 5-9, 190, Miami Beach. https://www.hudl.com/profile/17852188/Juan-Rodriguez
Semaj Wallace, WR/TE, 6-2, 215, Coconut Creek. https://www.hudl.com/profile/15414145/Semaj-Wallacev
Luke Warnock, QB, 6-1, 190, West Palm Beach Cardinal Newman. https://www.hudl.com/profile/17290678/Luke-Warnock
Marcel Williams, WR, 5-11, 175, Pompano Beach Blanche Ely. https://www.hudl.com/profile/16020160/Marcel-Williams
Dawins Charles, DB/RB, Miami Beach. 3.1 GPA. https://www.hudl.com/video/3/17950740/6397e3a9ff0353061c6823b6
Isaac Forbes, RB/CB, 5-9, 170, Doral Academy. https://www.hudl.com/profile/16603439/Isaac-Forbes
Shamar Fowles, WR, 6-1, 175, Hollywood Avant Garde Academy. https://www.hudl.com/profile/16439281/Shamar-Fowles
Darriel Harper, WR, 5-10, 145, Miami Christopher Columbus. https://www.hudl.com/profile/15189516/Darriel-Harper
Luke Indorf, WR, 6-3, 185, Hollywood Chaminade-Madonna.
Mitch Joseph, WR, 6-2, 175, Miami Beach. https://www.hudl.com/profile/16498777/Mitch-Joseph
Anthony Ottinot, LB, 6-1, 195, Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons. https://www.hudl.com/profile/16509429/anthony-ottinot
Ja’montay Parks, WR, 5-11, 180, Westland Hialeah. https://www.hudl.com/profile/16731845/Jamontay-Parks
Jamarcus Pierre, Athlete, 5-11, 170, Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons. https://www.hudl.com/profile/14517179/Jamarcus-Pierre
Jonathan Rousseau, Athlete, 6-1, 175, Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons. 3.4 GPA. https://www.hudl.com/video/3/16201639/634b67979677de13608fa202
Alan Schael, WR/SS, Miami-Dade Christian. https://www.hudl.com/profile/17418944/Alan-schael
Austin Simmons, QB, 6-3, 195, Pahokee. https://www.hudl.com/video/3/11629740/6394c2e17bd41a05f01e09b2
Antonio Ward, CB/SS, Pompano Beach Blanche Ely. https://www.hudl.com/profile/16336292/Antonio-Ward
Keidran Willis Jr., RB/SS, 5-10, 165, Pembroke Pines Charter. https://www.hudl.com/video/3/15459885/636c396bd21ade0c381eab75
Cedric Wyche II, RB, 5-10, 185, Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons. https://www.hudl.com/profile/16676530/Cedric-Wyche-ll
Jordan Campbell, DE, 6-2, 202, Hollywood Avant Garde Academy. https://www.hudl.com/profile/16898420/Jordan-Campbell
Robert Green III, QB, 5-11, 165, Palm Beach Gardens Dwyer.
Jack Spaeder, QB, 6-2, 165, Hollywood Avant Garde Academy. 3.82 GPA. https://www.hudl.com/video/3/18342160/63464dcc8cd45a0a54366615