We all understand how rough the 2020 season was for everyone – and while Miami Edison fell short, head coach Luther Campbell and the Red Raiders learned plenty this past season.
With an off-season that has been productive for this program, there is a lot to be optimistic about – as spring is now less than a month away, this team will put the 2020 season behind them and build from what was learned.
The season-ending loss to eventual state 3A runner-up Chaminade-Madonna will be the thing that drives this team – and not so much a 14-0 loss Miami Central in just one half of football.
That shutout against the Lions put a spotlight on what this program needed to improve on.
With playmakers all over the field, this is a team that will once again be a force.
The rising senior class is ready to do their thing – with outstanding talent, led by Leon Hart (OLB, 6-2, 205 – 2.65 GPA), Elijah McCantos (DB, 6-0, 175 – 2.8 GPA) and University of Florida commitment Francois Nolton Jr. (DE, 6-5, 225 – 2.90 GPA).
All three of these young men bring something special to the table – and as they all worked hard in the off-season, it will be fun to watch this special trio.
As good as these three are, they are not alone. The Class of 2022 certainly has the talent to contribute and make an impact.
There is also Jefferson Cherisme (OL, 6-0, 290 – 2.7 GPA), Andre Compare (DB, 5-10, 160 – 3.9 GPA), talented and experienced Jeffrey Bonica (OT/OG, 6-4, 330), Daniel Henry (Athlete, 6-0, 170 – 3.0 GPA), Chad Jackson (DB, 6-0, 175 – 2.83 GPA) and outside linebacker Kwame James (.6-1, 200 – 2.70 GPA).
Edison will also look to linemen like Shomari Robinson (OL, 5-10, 270 – 3.0 GPA), Dorean Williams (DB, 5-9, 160) and quarterback Zakwani Zakariyyaa (5-10, 175 – 3.0 GPA).
UNDERCLASSMEN ARE INDEED SOLID
As the talent and experience certainly exist with the rising senior class, this group of underclassmen – especially in 2023 – could change the complexion of the teams. Prospects such as All-American receivers Nathaniel Joseph (5-10, 165 – 3.8 GPA) and British Mitchell (5-10, 170 – 3.0 GPA).
Joseph has several colleges offers from just about every elite program nationally. He is cat-quick and knows how to find the endzone.
Mitchell has found a home with this program and will be a major impact performer.
Also, the rising junior class includes Mosley Bien-Aime (QB. 5-10, 175 – 2.8 GPA), Chadderick Hawkins (WR, 5-11, 145 – 2.5 GPA) and defensive tackle Rodric Smith (6-2, 320)
In building for the future, the Class of 2024 also boasts Clifton Brown III (DB, 5-9, 155 – 3.85 GPA), Shawn Diejuste (OL/DL, 5-11, 290) – and offensive linemen Cheelson Exume (6-2, 265 – 3.0 GPA) and Dinellson Exume (6-2, 235 – 3.0 GPA).