- Whether it’s been Fort Lauderdale, Miami, New Orleans, Dallas or just about everywhere they are playing 7-on-7 off-season football, they know all about the (Miami) Immortals.
Like last season, when this group put together a stellar varsity squad and more than competitive “junior varsity” squad, this year’s roster is stacked.
As we talked about the landscape of 7-on-7 nationally, many of the quality teams happen to come from Florida – and not just south Florida.
What the Immortals have been able to do is bring together some elite football players and turned them into off-season “stars” as well.
Jose Duasso has helped to put this amazing roster than included some impressive talent. This year – with prospects from big-time schools such as Miami Gulliver Prep, Miami St. Brendan, Miami Palmetto, Miami Booker T. Washington, Homestead South Dade, Miami Killian, Miami Northwestern and Doral Academy to mention a few, things have really taken off – with team titles and plenty of competition along with way.
“Nobody is kidding anyone when it comes to 7-on-7 football here in south Florida,” Duasso explained. “There is so much talent to go around, you can have four and five elite teams and all will compete.”
If you follow the landscape of 7-on-7 football, you know that the South Florida Express, Team Defcon and the Immortals have gotten off to a quick start – bringing home titles or advancing to the championship game. The Florida Fire brand – with a number of teams – has also been iconic as well.
BUILDING A WINNER
When you have so much talent, the need to keep everyone happy and on the field is paramount – especially with so many other options.
While there are some very impressive and well-known talent on the roster, there are other rising standouts who are using this platform for their advantage – as media, recruiting services and fan websites are now at every game they play – no matter where it is.
Here is a look at some impressive 2022 prospects to keep an eye on: Quarterbacks Zion Turner from two-time defending state champion Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas is a major talent, and continues to get better.
Fellow rising senior Carson Haggard continues to get bigger, stronger and showcase his many abilities against some tremendous competition.
This quality team leader is also having an outstanding off-season – for Gulliver Prep as well as for the Immortals.
Receivers such as under-the-radar Miami Palmetto standout Bob Golden and Camden Brown (St. Thomas Aquinas) are ready for the best competition each week.
There is also impressive and gifted Miami Gulliver Prep tight end Decarlo Donaldson, who can play receiver and the H-Back position.
Defensively, the Immortals have standout secondary performers such as Travious Lathan (Miami Gulliver Prep), Markey Mallary (Homestead South Dade), Tyrell Rolle (Miami Killian), Justin McMullen (Coral Gables), Nicolas Palaez (Doral Academy) – and Miami Christopher Columbus difference makers Ken Moore and Cornelius Wright.
2023 IS LOADED – PLAIN AND SIMPLE!
In addition, the Immortals have plenty of younger prospects as well with Class of 2023 offensive standouts such as receivers Richard Dandridge (Miami St. Brendan), Adam Moore (Miami Booker T. Washington), Miami, major standout Jalen Brown (Miami Gulliver Prep), Miami Northwestern’s very talented trio of Andy Jean, Daverrick Jenkins and recent addition Jamari Ford.
The receiving corps is indeed ready for the present and the future – with prospect Antwaan Mays as well.
On defense, in the secondary, there are state-rated players such as Antonio Smith (Miami Gulliver Prep), Stanquan Clark (Miami Killian) and Daniel Harris (Miami Gulliver Prep). In addition, there are Alabama standouts Sylvester Smith from Mumford High and Jahlil Hurley out of Florence High.