North Miami High School
THE PIONEERS FILE
Head Coach: Gerald Cox
2021 Record: 4-5
Check back over the past decade and you will see that this is a program that attracts the top talent and develops them for the first two years – only to lose them to other programs.
Enter head coach Gerald Cox, who comes from Miami Booker T. Washington, Coconut Creek and is totally familiar with south Florida and how everything works.
If the Pioneers are to be successful and hold on to these future stars they will have to give their student/athletes something special, and as the 2022 season will unfold with spring football, there is a sense around this campus that things are in place to win games and keep these stellar athletes who come from the City of North Miami and are groomed by Pioneer coaches.
Winning cures all and the grass, while it seems greener on the other side, is often not.
Here are some of the prospects, heading into spring:
CLASS OF 2023
Lorenzo Baptist (WR/CB, 5-11, 175 – 3.27 GPA)
Ishmael Dorvil (WR/DE, 6-3, 185)
Jensley Exalant (CB, 5-11, 160 – 3.6 GPA)
Marc Fanor (DB, 5-10, 165 – 2.68)
Jason Gabriel (WR/FS, 5-11, 185)
Cameron King (OL, 6-2, 255 – 2.4 GPA)
Eugene McElwee (OL, 6-2, 285 – 2.6 GPA)
Frederick Owens (OL, 6-2, 275 – 2.9 GPA)
Jayden Shroyer (WR/TE/LB, 6-0, 200 – 3.2 GPA)
David Vedrine (DL, 6-5, 225 – 2.5 GPA)
CLASS OF 2024
Gerson Alette (DB, 5-8 – 2.8 GPA)
Kendrick Canon (WR/DB, 5-11, 175 – 2.76 GPA)
Ryan Jean Baptiste (LB, 5-11, 180)
Malik Jackson (QB, 6-3, 185 – 3.3 GPA)
Dwayne Solomon (CB, 5-10, 155 – 2.6 GPA)
Nijah Vargas (CB, 5-10, 155)
CLASS OF 2025
Lewensky Ydore (LB, 6-3, 215)
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