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Slept On Miami-Dade/Broward Prospects

You can sit home and watch film or call a coach and talk about a player, but the only way that you can fairly evaluate a prospects is to see them live.

You can make any excuse you want, but at the end of the day, if you don’t truly evaluate a prospect, your credibility will go down the drain – no matter how much you argue or defend the process.

Over the years – because we were fortunate to see every prospect that we evaluate live and in person – our record of promoting and sending these young men on to the next level has helped to keep up relevant for six decades.

Understanding that every 4 and 5 star rated student/athlete is already in the spotlight and does not need help with exposure, our objective in seeing parts of 100 games a year and over 4,000 athletes perform right in front of us, it needs to be said that when we make a list or ranking, it is based on seeing athletes and having the opportunity to truly compare them.

Once again this had to be said so many fans who follow the sport and listen to “recruiting experts” who may not see as much as you do, being held in high esteem. You can make your own decision on who to listen to, but at the end of the day, it’s those who watch more than film who will be able to give you a FULL evaluation.

With that said, going to several games, practices, camps, combines and other events gives you an opportunity to see a prospect perform on several levels.

With spring right around the corner, there are a number of football players in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties who are not getting the attention they deserve.

Here are five “slept on” football players you will want to keep an eye on – and unless you’ve watched them perform, you may not have picked up the little things that have made them special.

2025 – Johnny Arneus Jr., WR, 6-0, 180, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas. This impressive talent is a student/athlete (3.0 GPA) that we saw for the first time as a sophomore at Pembroke Pines Somerset Academy and there was no getting around the fact that was a special talent. In the off-season, during 7-on-7 competition, he turned heads, and then showcased his many skills for the Raiders during yet another state championship. Even surrounded by so much talent, he found a way to be a factor as a slot receiver. Even last week during the Under Armour Miami event, many who watched felt that he was as good as anyone on hand. That is very high praise.


2025 – Devin Gonzalez, QB, 6-0, 185, Coconut Creek. As a freshman at Flanagan and the past two years at Weston Cypress Bay, here is a talented prospect who continues to get better as he matures. Strong arm who reads defenses very well. Will fit in with what the Cougars are doing – because of his experience and ability to pick things up quickly.


2025 – Ydore Lewinsky, DE/OLB, 6-3, 225, North Miami. Will be a four-year starter this season for the Pioneers and head coach Gerald Cox. Was a linebacker who is growing into an Edge/Defensive End. Having watched him perform, this is indeed a difference maker who is skilled – and while he hasn’t been in the spotlight in the past – that will change. At the Under Armour event – with everyone watching, his name continued to pop up during the drills and the skill competition. Will be one of the most productive prospects on the defensive side of the ball in 2024.


2026 – Tyrel Snelling, LB, 5-10, 175, Miami High. After watching he and his brother the past two years at Miami Carol City and then Miami High last season, there is no getting around the fact that this is a prospect who is certainly on his way up. A sure tackler who has the athletic ability to make plays against the run as well as drop into pass coverage. Love his passion for the game. He is a total team player!


2025 – Jeremy Smith, OL, 6-6, 250, Miami Central. A year ago, he made his way over from Coral Gables and has leaned so much about the position. With some of the best line coaches in Florida, it’s a matter of making progress and picking up things that will be needed as head coach Jube Joseph and the Rockets are looking to get back in the state championship mix this coming season. Keep your eye on this quality talent that is getting better and better. Also has a 2.9 grade point average in the classroom.




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