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South Florida Athletes Embrace Showcase Event

In a world where everyone is trying to make a dollar on hosting events that have no real ties to the recruiting world, Prep Redzone’s Stock Up Showcase came to south Florida last Sunday and turned some heads.

Without fan websites and media coverage on hand, the event attracted nearly 100 prospects who attended and were treated to college instruction and a network of promotions.

The event, which is held throughout the country and provides information to colleges and universities with evaluations, stopped at Holiday Park as prospects came from as far away as New York and as close as Fort Lauderdale to not only get their names out, but to compete.

With coaches from national champion Keiser University, Ave Maria, Florida Memorial and the University of Fort Lauderdale on hand, it was three hours of work and instruction that the athletes and their parents were impressed with.


While there were no losers on this day, there were some top performers from throughout the state that were recognized.

MVP honors went to:


2026 - Michael Clayton II, 6-5, 195, Sanford Seminole.


2025 - Joshua Perry, RB, 5-11, 190, Orlando Edgewater.


2025 - Sadler Soles, 6-2, 280, Clewiston.


2025 - Oliver Vickers-Murphy, OLB, 6-0, 205, Boca Raton St. Andrew’s Academy.


2025 - Thomas Young, DB, 5-11, 175, Orlando Christian Prep.


In addition to those standouts, Miami-Dade and Broward Counties also stepped up as two prospects were rewarded for impressive testing, instruction, and competition.


2025 - Johannes Mager, DE, 6-4, 220, Homestead. On a team that advanced to the state title game for the second straight year, this is someone that NOBODY has talked about as a prospect, which is a total shame since he has everything it takes to be very special at this level and beyond. Came to this country from Germany and has already started to turn heads.



2024 – Decedric Stokes, 5-11, 155, Davie Western. Finishing up his career this past season, he was one of those prospects on hand that was looking for some exposure to land himself at a college next fall. Certainly, made the most of his opportunities with outstanding play and showcasing his skills during the drills. Some college is going to get someone very special.


In addition to those gifted athletes, there were several others who caught the attention of the college coaches and recruiting analysts on hand.

Among those rising seniors (2025) were Logan Andrews (WR, 6-3, 195, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas), Elijah DeWoskin (RB, 5-10, 190, Pembroke Pines West Broward), Alexander Dimartino (RT, 6-5, 270, Fort Lauderdale), Franklyn Johnson Jr. (TE/DE/LS, 6-1, 220, Pembroke Pines Flanagan), Jahmar Midi (DL, 6-1, 235, Sunrise Piper), Nathaniel Nelson (Athlete, Hialeah American), Amare Whetsell (WR, 6-1, 175, Miami Gardens Monsignor Pace), and new Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons quarterback Preston Wright (6-1, 200).

In addition to the rising seniors, there was also a strong group of rising juniors (2026) from the area that attended. Leading the way was recent Plantation quarterback transfer Jayden Chico (6-1, 195), Matthew Coleman (LB, 5-7, 170, Sunrise Piper), Damani Downs (WR/QB/DB, 6-2, 170, Miami Gardens Monsignor Pace), Jake Gomulinski (WR, 5-9, 160, Cooper City), Levi Hoss (OL, Coral Springs Coral Glades), Tyler Lind (DE/OLB, 6-5, 205, Hollywood Avant Garde), Nate Silvestre (QB, Pembroke Pines West Broward), Lagarious Tyler (OLB/RB, 5-8, 167, Fort Lauderdale) and rising Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas lineman Teddy Welch (6-1, 275).

The Class of 2027 was not left out either – with Jamaal Elliott (CB, Davie Western), Mason Hall (QB, 6-0, 165, Coral Springs Coral Glades), standout quarterback Jack Spaeder (6-2, 180, Coconut Creek Monarch), and Liam Vazquez (LB, Miami Gardens Monsignor Pace).


For the past 54 years, we have spent plenty of time on football fields throughout the country. From games to practices, camps, combines and 7-on-7 events, we remain steadfast to promote all south Florida’s high school football prospects. Follow us on Facebook (Larry Blustein) Instagram (@OurBoyBlu) and Twitter (@larryblustein). Contact us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..