For the longest time, the quarterback position in south Florida was not a place that college recruiters made a priority.
While there were some who emerged from Miami-Dade and Broward Counties, there were few that truly set up a pipeline, but time have changed.
Because of so many camps, combines and instructors year-round, developing top-flight prospects at the position is no longer unusual.
While many who cover and promote high school football opt to sit home behind a computer and watch little live, we use the experience of making it to colleges, camps, combines and several games to watch and compare and not listen to what someone else is saying.
Last year, we had the opportunity to see over 5,000 Florida high school football players LIVE as we traveled across the state to see many talented young men who are competing against south Florida (Miami-Dade and Broward) prospects, and we will continue to shine the spotlight on all of them – at every level and in every class.
If there are any prospects we may be leaving out – at any position – please let us know because getting it right is the only thing, and all the college coaches who use our information as part of their recruiting process.
PLENTY OF QUARTERBACKS TO CHOOSE FROM
As the off-season unfolds and there are many events to choose from, we take a look at some quarterbacks to keep an eye on.
The rising senior class (2024) does boast some quality signal callers like surprising Kael Alexander (Miramar), Ayden Anderson (Miami Springs) 2024 – C.J. Bailey, Hollywood Chaminade-Madonna, Anthony Barbar (Fort Lauderdale Westminster Academy), versatile Davi Belfort (Miami Gulliver Prep), top-rated A.J. Hairston (Coconut Creek Monarch), state champion Alberto Mendoza (Miami Christopher Columbus) and emerging Michael Merdinger (Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons).
The class also boasts Jonathan Morillo (Pembroke Pines West Broward), early Auburn commit Adrian Posse (Hialeah Mater Academy), versatile Claudell Sherman (Miami Booker T. Washington), recent Miami Killian transfer Antonio Smith (Miami Central), talented Ryan Spallina (Parkland Douglas), Cecil Stone (Fort Lauderdale Calvary Christian), who was injured this past season, J.T. Tabora (Fort Lauderdale Dillard) and Jett Yurgealitis (Davie NSU University School).
Also, keep an eye on Stesen Angelo (Miami Immaculata LaSalle), Isaiah Blackman (Plantation), Eric Bradley (Plantation), Ryan Castro (Miami Archbishop Carroll), Luis Cruz (Miami St. Brendan), Travis Delaney Jr. (Miramar), Charles Dell’Aira (Parkland Douglas), James Hayes (Miami Monsignor Pace) and James Hill (Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas).
The class also features Sean Hill (Somerset Academy South Homestead), Matthew Ivaldi (Miami Beach), Malik Jackson (North Miami), Aidan Karsh (Miami Monsignor Pace), Julian Menedez (Miami Ferguson), Andres Miyares (Miami Belen Jesuit), Isaiah Parks (Hollywood Hills), Christian Porta (SW Ranches Archbishop McCarthy), Aaron Ridgeway (Miami St. Brendan), Andreus Rios (Coral Gables), Jorge Rodriquez (Doral Academy), Hunter Rose (Parkland Douglas), Rueben Toombs (Fort Lauderdale Stranahan), Anthony Truiolo (Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas) and Lawrence Wright Jr. from Hallandale.
RISING JUNIORS WILL BE VERY TALENTED
As impressive as the rising senior class will be for the 2023 season, the Class of 2022 juniors will be gifted as well.
Some of the top prospects in the class include Jason Barket Jr. (Miami Westminster Christian), William Bell Jr. (Miami Dr. Krop), X’zayvion Clayton (Homestead South Dade), Jaryn Coleman (Davie Nova), Aden Edwards (Miami Dr. Krop), Lucas Goenaga (Miami Palmetto), Wyatt Goins (Miami Christopher Columbus), Devin Gonzalez (Weston Cypress Bay), Camden Hartzell (Pembroke Pines Somerset Academy), Andrew Indorf (6-0, 180, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas) and nationally-recognized Ennio Yapoor (Miami Norland).
The Class of 2025 also has Vinny Gonzalez (Miami Christopher Columbus), Josh Gurrero (Miami High), Rudolph Jones (Miami Booker T. Washington), Alex Lamela (Miami Ferguson), Kareem Marshall (Hollywood Hills), Felipe Mendoza (Miami Westminster Christian), Kelvin Murray Jr. (Miami Carol City), Marvin Nixon (Fort Lauderdale), Dylan Pelliccio (Miami Monsignor Pace), David Perez (Miami Jackson) and recent South Broward transfer Randy Phillips (Miami Central).
In addition, there are Brandon Mincey (Miramar Everglades), Christian Talbert (Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons), Taylor Trauth (Miami Palmetto) and Anthony Truiolo (Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas).
Even the Class of 2026 has some impressive talent – such as Dia Bell (Plantation American Heritage), Bryant Carson (Plantation), Jayden Chico (Coral Springs Coral Glades), James Huard (Davie Western), Omari McNeal (Pompano Beach Blanche Ely), Javarious Robinson (Hollywood Chaminade-Madonna), Jack Spaeder (Hollywood Avant Garde Academy) and Leon Strawder (Miami Central).
Class of 2027 rising freshmen Zac Katz (Miami True North Classical Academy) and Aiden Prywitowski (Coconut Creek North Broward Prep).