Recruiting News

Junior Linemen Ready To Take The Next Step

When it comes to receivers and defensive backs, you don’t have to tell anyone across the country how potent south Florida is each year.

The skilled positions have long been a trademark of Miami-Dade and Broward County football teams, and colleges across the country have been bringing back those standouts for decades.

Quarterbacks, linebackers, kickers, and punters have always found a place in the spotlight when boasting about the prospects that are produced in this region of the country.

With all the attention being paid to all those positions, linemen, on both sides of the ball, are often overlooked. They are the last to grab the spotlight, but that is starting to change.

At the recent Orange Bowl Showcase, there were several senior linemen who made an impression on the college coaches who attended. But as many of those gifted young men did their thing, the juniors who came out were equally as impressive and gave a glimpse of what lies ahead for the two counties.

Here is a look at five 2026 football players that you may want to keep an eye on this coming season:

Ricardo Alexandre, OG/DT, 6-2, 280, Davie Nova. This off season you can guarantee that this is going to wake some people up. A strong run blocker who continues to get bigger and stronger and was part of the Orange Bowl Recruiting Showcase this past weekend.


Markiss Peterson, DL, 6-4, 220, Miami Booker T. Washington. While the Tornadoes have lost a few players in the off-season, here is a talented young man who has the chance to be very special – as he matures and grows. Another of the gifted Class of 2026 prospects who continue to emerge. While he may not be a household name right now, watch how he starts to turn heads this coming spring.


Preston Renord, C/G, 6-2, 285, Homestead. The beat goes on for the Broncos, who have been state runner up the past two seasons. Here is yet another big and physical football talent that has shown that he is ready for a breakout off-season. He continues to learn and mature and that adds up to something very positive. He also holds down a 3.0 grade point average in the classroom.


Spencer Voss, DL, 6-2, 250, Miami Southridge. Ask anyone who has watched this young man play and all will tell you that he is on the verge of breaking out. Strong, athletic and a difference maker on the football field. In addition to his football skills, this is also a quality wrestler that continues to get better and learns more on the mat. He also gets it done in the classroom – with his 3.0 grade point average.


Kahleel Warthen, DL/Edge, 6-3, 250, Miramar. 3.6 GPA. Makes the move over from Fort Lauderdale Calvary Christian with so much in his corner. A big, quick and athletic line prospect who can play inside or the Edge position. Comes from a football family which will be huge in the maturity process. In addition, his 3.6 grade point average will also open some doors.




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