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Miami-Dade, Broward Linebackers Tackle The Competition

When it comes to the linebacker position, Miami-Dade and Broward Counties continue to grab the spotlight. But it wasn’t always that way.

Sure the two counties have had more than their share of playmakers who have gone on to the next level and beyond, but the position has never been what it is today – with a number of prospects being among the best in the nation.

As we will continue to do during the off-season is promote and spotlight the hundreds and hundreds of players we have watched at camps, combines, practices and games.

We are always striving to have the most accurate information possible when it comes to our database that college coaches are looking at, so this will be what they have to go on as they prepare to recruit the upcoming classes.

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Just as this current 2023 senior class is still in the process of making their decision where to head to college, the next wave of talent – is looking for that exposure.

This next group (2024-2026) of linebackers has so much to offer – with gifted prospects in the Class of 2024 such as Allen Archie (Coconut Creek), Theandre Ballon (Hollywood Avant Garde), Dylan Calero (Miami Gulliver Prep), recent transfer Vincent Shavers (Miami Central), C.J. Dales (Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons), ultra-productive Bowen Drewes (Plantation American Heritage), two-year starter Denzell Johnson (Hollywood Chaminade-Madonna), Jarvis Johnson (Miami Belen Jesuit), Charquez Lee (Miami Immaculata LaSalle), Darrion Lovinsky (Miami Edison) and impressive Eduardo Nunez (Homestead).

Also, Roman Reid (Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons), versatile and athletic Nicholas Rodriguez (Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas), Kaleb Stewart (Hollywood Chaminade-Madonna), Dwayne Sturrup, Miami Booker T. Washington, Daris Swan (Miami Palmetto), Eldreen Terma (Miami Edison) and Keith Thompson (Fort Lauderdale Dillard) will be prospects who will get plenty of attention.


In addition to those fast-rising standouts, the rising senior class has other linebacker prospects who have a chance to be special:

Marek Anderson, Pembroke Pines Somerset Academy

Jared Atkinson, Miramar

Ryan Jean-Baptiste, North Miami

Sawyer Bartelt, Homestead South Dade

Davon Bezada, Pembroke Pines Flanagan

Ben Brittsan, Fort Lauderdale Calvary Christian

Denis Canales, Miami High (Athlete)

Marco Castillo, Miami True North (Athlete)

Raul Cepedo, Homestead South Dade

Gabriel Cifuentes, Miami Ferguson

Lathan Croley, Miami Palmetto

Michael Devine, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas

Ryan Earle, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas

Jermaine Eaton, Miami Jackson (OLB)

Xavier Enriquez, Miami St, Brendan (OLB)

Kyle Ford, Fort Lauderdale

Terrell Franklin, Miami St. Brendan

David Gomez, Hollywood McArthur

Sebastien Graham, Pembroke Pines Somerset Academy

Aidan Harris, Fort Lauderdale Dillard

Billy Horace, Fort Lauderdale

Jerome Johnson, Miami Northwestern (OLB)

Jason Jones, Miramar

Eric Kelly, Miramar

Semaj Kimpson, Miami Monsignor Pace

Sebastian LaFaile, Miramar

Leroy Lee Jr., Doral Academy

Jayden Leevy, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas

Zadayne Leigh, Miramar Everglades

James Lewis, Miami Booker T. Washington

Joel Lugo, Hollywood Avant Garde Academy

Nikolas Maalouf, Plantation

Amen Mackey, Homestead (OLB)

Immanuel Mahoney, Hialeah American

Delvion Martin, Miami Northwestern

Hunter Martin, Miami True North

Jorge Matias, Miami Archbishop Carroll

Steven McCloud, Miami True North (Athlete)

Junior Mensama, Miami Jackson (OLB)

Jivari Milton, Miramar

Brandon Mirabel, Miami St. Brendan

Brandon Miranda, Miami Archbishop Carroll

Malik Mirza, Davie Nova (DE)

Tien Nguyen, Miramar Everglades

Carlos Morales, Pembroke Pines West Broward

Joshua Omidiran, Miramar Everglades

Julian Ortiz, Miami Carol City

Michele Pasucci, Miami Gulliver Prep

Chandly Pierre, Miami Belen Jesuit

Sebastian Polo, Doral Academy

Chase Quarterman, Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons

Tristan Ramsey, Miami Booker T. Washington

Matthew Reis, Fort Lauderdale Calvary Christian

Quinton Rodgers, Miami Central

Jordy Rodriguez, Miami Ferguson (OLB)

Derrick Rolle, Miramar

Jalen Saintil, Homestead South Dade (OLB)

Michael Sanchez, Miami Archbishop Carroll (Athlete)

Jorge Sanchez, Miami Archbishop Carroll

Braedon Serna, Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons

Lamar Smith, Miami Central

Tranell Smith, Pembroke Pines Flanagan (Athlete)

Abram Staten, Miramar Everglades

Jon St. Cloud, Coral Gables

Marcus Talabert, Coconut Creek Monarch

Evan Tempro, Fort Lauderdale Westminster Academy

Travis Thompson, Coconut Creek

Omar Thorten, Davie Western

Jermaine Vaughn, Pembroke Pines Somerset Academy

Nicholas Vazquez, Pembroke Pines West Broward

Michael Verra, Fort Lauderdale Westminster Academy

Felix Ward, Miami Northwestern

Bryce Webb, Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons

Brenden Weiberg, Davie Western

Michael Wiggins, Miramar

Antwan Williams, Miami Northwestern

Jarrod Young Jr., Miami Monsignor Pace


While the rising seniors are enjoying their off-season in the spotlight, the underclassmen are starting to jump into the radar as well. Class of 2025 rising juniors such as Curtis Bryant IV (Miami Southridge), state champion Hector Chavez (Miami Christopher Columbus), Cameron Davis (Pompano Beach Blanche Ely), nationally recognized Ezekiel Marcellin (Miami Central), Anthony Ottinot (Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons), two-year varsity starter Jack Sawyer (Miami Norland) and Antonio Ward (Pompano Beach Blanche Ely). 


In addition to those quality football players, there are also some other Class of 2025 prospects to keep an eye on:

Mark Atehortua, Miramar

Lenz Belizaire, Pembroke Pines Flanagan

R.J. Boynton, Miami Gulliver Prep

Breshaun Bradford, Oakland Park Northeast

Nimari Brantley, Coconut Creek

Jonathan Brown, Miami Booker T. Washington

Loutravious Brown, Miami Sunset

Jadarien Canton Jr., Miramar Everglades

Kaelem Collins, South Miami

Jaden Duprat, Coconut Creek Monarch

Khalil Estney, Miramar Everglades

Kadian Everett, Homestead Everglades Prep

Kazmin Foster, Fort Lauderdale

Tyrell Greene, Fort Lauderdale Dillard

Sam Griffin, Miami Central

Jamari Jenkins, Davie Nova

Jacob Joseph, Davie Western

Brelan Mareus, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas

Joshua McDowell, Homestead

Patrick McKendry, Davie Western (OLB)

Antrell McWhirter, Plantation (OLB)

Daniel Miranda, Miami Archbishop Carroll

Marquez Monvil, Oakland Park Northeast (TE)

Keondre Moore, Pembroke Pines Flanagan

Jacari Nelson, Davie Western

Josiah Oliver, Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons

Omare Owens, Hollywood McArthur

Dominic Palou, Miami Coral Reef

Hunter Pangia, Fort Lauderdale

Raymond Paollilo, South Plantation

Dane Pearson, Somerset Silver Palms 

Zaheed Pierre, Pembroke Pines Flanagan

Joseph Ramjas, Hollywood South Broward

Martin Rhyne, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas

Zach Roch, Fort Lauderdale Westminster Academy (OLB)

Erick Rodriguez, Miami Archbishop Carroll

Delano Seymour, Miramar Everglades

Shawn Smith, Miami Monsignor Pace

Justin St. Ange, Miramar Everglades

Dylan Torrez, Miami St. Brendan

Kamden Walters, Miami Belen

Jace Williams, Fort Lauderdale Dillard (OLB)

Lewensky Ydore, North Miami


Like most classes, this 2026 group – rising sophomores – are still jumping on the radar screen, and as they do, we will add them to this list.

Among those who have already started to turn heads include:

Elijah Baulkman, Plantation American Heritage

Mark Clarkson, Miami Booker T. Washington

Aidan Hrenick, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas

Desmond Johnson, Miami Northwestern

Caleb Jones, Homestead Everglades Prep

Karon Maycock, Miami Central

Demetrius Mincey, Fort Lauderdale Dillard

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