While we already know the running back story in the Sunshine State, the Classes of 2022, 2023 and 2024 are ready to write a new chapter.
When the Under Armour Combine came to Ives Park in North Miami Dade County on March 7th, there were a number of quality football players who made a lasting impression.
While local prospects were certainly impressive, the athletes who made the trip made an impact as well.
Locals had the opportunity to watch their stock rise. Class of 2022 standouts such as D’Shawn Trowers (Miami Monsignor Pace), who makes his was over after attending Miami Northwestern.
Kareem Carswell (Miami-Dade Christian) and Steve Deliard Jr. (Fort Lauderdale Stranahan) were certainly using this event to get people to start watching what they do. So was Homestead’s Ty Maxwell.
Deerfield Beach standout Jaziun Patterson didn’t have to prove anything to anyone on hand. He has been in the ix since his 9th grade year – and continues to get better.
Underclassmen also had the opportunity to showcase their skills this year as well – with 2023 standout Ryan Bullard (Miami Killian), Joshua Harriott (Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas), Sedric Irvin Jr. (Miami Gulliver Prep) and Gemari Sands (Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas) all showing why they will be promoted and evaluated all off-season. Irvin has already had the opportunity to thrust himself into the spotlight. So have Bullard and Sands.
Perhaps the one underclassman that has truly been in the spotlight is Stranahan Class of 2024 prospect Tovani Mizell, who came over from Fort Lauderdale Westminster Academy this past season.
The speedster has already established himself as one to watch the next three years. He is indeed the real deal!
THEY CAME FROM ALL OVER
While south Florida athletes received much of the spotlight at attention, there were some very gifted football talent that came from all over the state to compete.
Many of these young man are already firmly on the radar.
2022 – Dewhitt Betterson, Ocala Vanguard
2022 – Zaire Davis, Lakeland
2022 – Isaiah Gordon, Daytona Beach Mainland
2022 – Jaylon Glover, Lakeland Lake Gibson
2023 – Donares Johnson, Lakeland
2022 – Drelin Pittman, Tampa Gaither
2022 – O.J. Ross, Cocoa
2024 – Dmarius Rucker, Lakeland
2022 – Marquish Seabon, Lake Wales
2023 – Sam Singleton, Orange Park Fleming Island
CHECKING OUT THE UA COVERAGE
Making sure that were covered, every athlete on hand for this year’s event – whether they were from south Florida our out of the area, we mentioned that they did attend – as thousands of college coaches will have the chance to watch them.
Here is a look back at the entire event:
OFFENSIVE LINEMEN. https://larryblustein.com/news/offensive-linemen-shine-at-the-under-armour-combine
DEFENSIVE LINEMEN. https://larryblustein.com/news/defensive-linemen-steal-the-show-at-miami-under-armour-combine
DEFENSIVE BACKS. https://larryblustein.com/news/under-armour-combine-showcases-defensive-backs