As a fan of high school football in south Florida, nobody has to tell you about the defensive back position and how well respected it is.
As we continue to get our complete Miami-Dade and Broward County prospect lists correct – with the pandemic and so many transfers – we now check out the Class of 2024 defensive secondary – and you know that automatically signals the best of the best – anywhere in the country.
Since the 1950s, the secondary in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties have always been able to produce top-flight secondary performers, who end up on collegiate and professional rosters all over the country.
Defensive backs from this region of the country have been a part of some amazing football over the years, and this group is no different.
With these sophomores ready to take their place on teams throughout south Florida, here are some to keep an eye on in 2021:
Staring with Miami Edison standout cornerback Clifton Brown, the group of defensive backs is indeed special and what college coaches are already looking at.
Also, fast -rising Berlin Camfort (Hialeah Champagnat Catholic - CB), impressive Corey Gibson (Hialeah Champagnat Catholic - CB), nationally-rated and recognized Antoine Jackson (Fort Lauderdale Dillard - CB), battle tested and skilled Semaj Jackson (Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas - S) and Chaminade-Madonna standout cornerback Curtis Janvier.
There are also emerging Miami International Academy safety/corner Tomauri Johnson, Miami International Academy, versatile Miami Beach (safety/receiver) standout Ricky Joseph – and nationally recruited Ryan Mack (Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas - S) and Zaquan Patterson (Hollywood Chaminade-Madonna - S).
Class of 2024 secondary also boast big time prospects such as Donavan Philord (Hialeah Champagnat Catholic - CB), Zyon Pressley (Fort Lauderdale Dillard - CB), Sir Robertgeau (Somerset Silver Palms - CB), fast-rising Gavin Shepard (Miami Monsignor Pace - S), speedy Colin Tracey (Fort Lauderdale Calvary Christian - S), athletic Jancent Wallace (Miami Belen Jesuit - CB), Jaheim Williams (Miramar - S) and Miami International Academy athletic cornerback Bernard Williamson.
THE POSITION IS DEEP
In addition, here are some more difference makers that have a chance to be special as well:
Theandre Ballon, Miami Dade Christian (S)
Jeremiah Cannon, Oakland Park Northeast (S)
Germaine Dallas, Coconut Creek Monarch (S)
Gavin Dorvil, Coconut Creek (S)
Casey Etienne, Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons (S)
Jhamari Hall, Davie Western (S)
David Harvin, Fort Lauderdale Westminster Academy (CB)
Jason Ibarra, Miami Christopher Columbus (S/CB)
Johnoy Johnston, Pembroke Pines Flanagan (S)
Sammy Joseph, Fort Lauderdale Westminster Academy (CB)
T.J. Kelly, Deerfield Beach
Jaylan Morris, Miami LaSalle (S)
Dylan Parks, Miami Southridge (S)
Damian Perez, Hialeah Champagnat Catholic
Ke’Terryaun Raysor, Miami International Academy (Athlete)
Aykenon Rodgers, Fort Lauderdale Dillard
Antravious Shropshire, Homestead South Dade
Rashad Snow, Homestead (CB)
Michael Solomon, Miami True North (S)
Jayden Stephens, Somerset Academy Silver Palms (S)
Broderick Veal Jr., Davie Western