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Miami-Dade, Broward Athletes Make A Splash At USF Mega Camp

TAMPA – When it comes to competition, it’s a given that Miami-Dade and Broward County football prospects will go anywhere to compete.

On Thursday and Friday, the University of South Florida and head coach Alex Golesh held a Mega Camp that attracted such colleges as Oregon, Miami, Kansas, Indiana, Toledo, Northern Illinois, Marshall, Eastern Michigan, North Dakota State, Kennesaw State, Mercer, Bryant, Bethune Cookman, Saint Anselm, Webber, St. Thomas University, Keiser and several others had a taste of some impressive talent.

When the dust settled over the two days, the #305 and #954 were well represented as some impressive football talent did their thing.

Miami Gardens Monsignor Pace and head coach Anthony Walker, who will participate in Saturday’s annual Sling and Shoot 7-on-7, brought several players to the combine.

Among the Class of 2025 players included Marlon Brown Jr. (CB), Jayden Armstrong (CB), Justin Fowler (WR), Amare Whetsell (WR), Merrick Martino (CB), Sean Ponder (QB), Mycah Johnson (QB), Gabriel Cline (WR), Dante Alexander (LB), Jaiden Toussaint (RB), Christopher Reynoso-Campos (OL), Brinley Armand (OL), Sincere Benjamin (DE), and Autz Claveus (DE).

Class of 2026 talent featured Cleveland Gary III (LB), Ismael Carmona (DE), Steve Carvel (OL), and Rashad Wallace (RB).

The Spartans also have a solid 2027 class with Jayden Gummer (LB), Korde Hinch (QB), and Tiandre Williams (RB). There were 2028 freshmen standouts Zakhuh Johnson (LB) and Aden Francois (QB).

As Monsignor Pace did their thing, so did two-time defending state champion Miami Christopher Columbus – with seniors Shaddai Carter (DB), Jason Barket (QB), Jose Gomez (WR), Agyeman Addae (RB), Rafael Suarez (OL), Hezekiah Downs (DL), Davaughn Russell (OL), and Ruben Hernandez (OL).

The Explorers also had a number of 2026 players – with Jonathan Nua (DL), Adriano Boutros (OL), Adriano Also (OL), Ethan Macias (OL), Tomas De María (OL), and Julian Gomez (OL).

Class of 2027 prospects also came to Tampa – with Angel Orozco (OL), Brody Villa (OL), and Aidan Prellezo (OL).

Hialeah Gardens Mater Academy is looking to get in the mix once again under head coach Jase Stewart – and they brought a number of players to the event.

Class of 2025 players such as Giancarlos Rivas (CB), Javier Quintero (WR), Teo Placencio (CB), Jayden Sanchez (WR), Tristan Segarra (RB), Giovanny Alonso (LB), and Jamari Wallace (RB).

Underclassmen also came – with 2026 players Nathan Gonzalez (LB), and Anthony Lorente (QB). Three 2027 prospects also attended with Alexander Ronquillo (LB), Antwan Martinez (LB), and Rahdel Jean (RB).

Coach Tim Neal and his Hialeah American Patriots also made their way up with seniors Milton Marchena (WR), Jordan Pownall (WR), Nathaniel Nelson (QB), Jukari Blackshere (WR), Delvin Ewing DB), and David Baker (WR).

Coconut Creek Monarch sent five players with seniors Jaleel Walters (DB), Janaris Foster (CB), and Jaylen Liberal (DB), and 2026 offensive linemen Donovan Isnadin and Jahmeer Beauzil.

Coach Brian McCartney’s West Broward Bobcats had 2025 players (DB), Franklyn Johnson Jr. (WR), Dylan Pelliccio (QB), and Zaheed Pierre (CB).

Miami Gardens TRU Prep brought up some 2025 seniors as well with Marek Anderson (DB), Jarrod Young Jr. (LB), Jonathan Pierre (LB), and Daniel Audit (DB).

Five-time defending state champion Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas had 2025 lineman Matias Garcia and 2026 TE Evan Mickow.

The Miami High Stingarees were represented by 2025 seniors Zion Chery (CB) and Rudolph Jones (QB), and 2026 junior Ty’Rell Snelling (LB).

Pembroke Pines Flanagan brought 2025 defensive back Levon Barbay and 2027 quarterback Logan Pelliccio.

The Miami Central Rockets brought quality 2025 receivers Anjuan Coleman and state-rated Nae'Shaun Montgomery.

Other athletes that came from Miami-Dade and Broward were 2025 defensive back Leroy Lee (Rise Prep), 2025 kicker Jacob Corredera (Miami True North Classical Academy), 2025 Miami Palmetto quarterback Lucas Goenaga and 2025 receiver Joel Salien, and 2026 Hollywood Avant Garde defensive lineman Tyler Lind.

There were some others who also attended that we will spotlight this week as we travel throughout the state, searching for our local talent.

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