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It’s Varsity Sports Media Week In South Florida

Fresh off two highly successful media days in the Treasure Coast/Space Coast and in Orlando, the Varsity Sports Network Media Days heads to south Florida this week – and plenty of enthusiasm will follow.

With Dan LaForest, Bobby Latmore, Josh Wilson and a huge supporting cast making things happen along the way, this impressive day long event will take center stage in an area that will have high school football fans tuning in to see and hear from some of the state’s best teams and players.

With the official start of high school football this week, VSN will head to Pompano Beach High School for the Broward County Media Day on Tuesday, Keiser University for the Palm Beach Media Day on Wednesday and end this region’s showcase of talent on Friday at St. Thomas University.

With nearly 100 schools attending and taking part in just two days at Viera High School and Exploria Stadium in Orlando, this statewide event has now reached over 300 schools in just two weeks – with many more on the way.

“I am just so pleased at the way these Media Days have run so far,” said LaForest. “We knew that what we are doing is special, but I have to say that at every stop, it has far exceeded what we expected, and that bodes very well for south Florida.”

From team interviews and photos – to individual attention and plenty of fun – the VSN crew has truly made a major splash.

With some of the top teams expected to attend Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, media specialist Dave Brousseau worked overtime to make sure that every team had the opportunity to attend.

Brousseau who has been responsible in the past for making the Miami Dolphins Media Day special, called, texted and e-mailed over 100 coaches and athletic directors to ensure that this would be a well attended event.

“The great thing about these events is no matter where we go, the surprise on everyone’s face is priceless,” LaForest explained. “To see some of the recruiting icons like Dwight Thomas and media attend is a thrill for not only the athletes, but the high school coaches as well. It is indeed a win/win all the way around.”

Stops in Gainesville, Polk County, the Suncoast region, Tallahassee, Pensacola and Jacksonville only sets the table for this week and into the next week – where southwest Florida and Tampa Bay will also get the first class treatment that the rest of the state has been experiencing.

“Nothing like it that I have been part of in the past,” said Wilson, who has worked hard as a member of VSN and Florida High School Football website. “To do our podcasts with coaches and players, getting their take on the season is just like they have been doing at the college media days across the country. It’s that impressive!”

To check out any of the media events or watch live this week – just click on https://varsitysportsnetwork.com/ or @FlaHSFootball.

TRACKING SOUTH FLORIDA (MIAMI-DADE & BROWARD) PROSPECTS – CLASSES 2023-2026. https://larryblustein.com/prospects/tracking-south-florida-prospects

MIAMI-DADE AND BROWARD TRANSFERS. https://larryblustein.com/news/transfer-season-continues-in-miami-dade-broward

TRACKING SOUTH FLORIDA FOOTBALL TEAMS. https://larryblustein.com/news/tracking-south-florida-2022

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Five Class of 2023 Miami-Dade/Broward Impact Performers

No matter how many football prospects you profile in spotlight in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties, there are just as many you may miss.

The Class of 2023 is once again stacked with quality talent – on both sides of the ball. Many who have been discovered and are being talked about, offered and committed. There are also several who continue to fly beneath the radar, and while colleges and universities have taken notice, many fans are not aware of how special many are.

Three years ago, when talking about the receiving class in 2023, there were other positions that they were passing over.

Today, we give you five impressive football players in the Class of 2023. Prospects who will be special over the next few years.

Gabe Hardman, LB, 5-11, 208, Miami Palmetto. Here is someone we saw two years ago, during his sophomore season as he waited to get healthy and have the chance to show what he can do. He has now emerged as a talent that makes plays and had drawn the attention of college coaches and recruiters who are watching his growth and maturity. This will be a huge year as he will have a chance to shine for a program that is one of the best in south Florida.

TAPE: https://www.hudl.com/profile/13784254/Gabe-Hardman

William Larkins, OL, 6-4, 300, Hollywood Chaminade-Madonna. Headed to Indiana University, this young man is a major impact player for one of the top teams in the country. Big, strong, agile and very smart, he follows in the footsteps of his brother, who is at North Carolina State – as well as his father and uncle who starred at Hollywood South Broward back in the day. Has an opportunity to truly make an impact over the next four years and beyond.

TAPE: https://www.hudl.com/video/3/13066971/60af04a3578d0c0de0a5e380

Adam Moore, WR/TE, Miami Northwestern. This is a talent that everyone watches and are blown away by his size and what he represents to any team because of his ability to catch the ball in space and make defenses pay with his large frame. What he means to the Bulls is you will not be able to double team a receiver like Andy Jean or he will make your night a terrible one. Physical, gifted and way under- recruited by analysts and colleges who have not watched what he brings to the table. Keep your eye on him in 2022. He will show those non-believers a few things.

TAPE: https://www.hudl.com/profile/12879612/Adam-Moore

Tastean Reddicks, WR, 6-1, 180, Fort Lauderdale Dillard. After making an impact at Deerfield Beach, this gifted pass-catcher comes to play for the Panthers, and he will do more than blend in with the rest of talent this program has. Headed to Oregon State, his ability to get separation and catch the ball in traffic continues to make him a prospect that you just cannot ignore. He will have a huge season in 2022.

TAPE: https://www.hudl.com/video/3/14401648/6136451b0c53750e9477a956

Tre Rigby, CB, 5-9, 160, Miramar. Eight years ago, there was a special running back who did his thing in Broward County before heading out to Bethune Cookman University. Following in the rather large footsteps of his older brother, Cameron Rigby, here is a versatile football player who is an impact performer on both sides of the ball. Has a high football IQ – which is natural since his brother played the game and his dad coached. Definitely a player to keep an eye on this coming season.

TAPE: https://www.hudl.com/profile/13383096/Tre-Rigby

TRACKING SOUTH FLORIDA (MIAMI-DADE & BROWARD) PROSPECTS – CLASSES 2023-2026. https://larryblustein.com/prospects/tracking-south-florida-prospects

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Miami Springs Will Continue To Develop Football Players

THE GOLDEN HAWKS FILE 

Head Coach: Mario Montoya

2021 Record: 1-8

THE SCOOP

There’s no getting around the fact that this program has been building for a number of years – and while it gets frustrating – it hasn’t stopped this coaching staff from do their job of teaching and developing.

While we all know the story of prospects moving from school to school to chase championships, parents and guardians along with the student/athlete miss the entire point of a high school experience.

In a day where loyalty has completely left the building, it comes down the experience of playing football and learning about the game and getting the grades to make the move to the next level.

Remember, if you can play this game, especially here in south Florida, college coaches will find you – without having to make the move to a traditional power and sit the bench, waiting for your chance to play.

There is something that can be said about programs like Miami Springs where student/athletes have the chance to play, develop, mature and learn about the sport and giving college coaches a chance to watch at a number of positions.

The Golden Hawks have always produced their share of standouts on the football field – and if more and more stay around to build a solid foundation – they can be right there competing with the best again.

While the roster may be small, there are some quality football players to keep an eye. Check out these eight talents who continue to emerge:

CLASS OF 2023

Tyrell Carter, RB/WR, 5-7, 170)

TAPE: https://www.hudl.com/profile/13656312/Tyrell-Carter

Tyrese Essix (DE, 6-3, 230)

TAPE: https://www.hudl.com/profile/17626185/Tyrese-Essix

Pierre Fede (DT, 6-2, 230)

TAPE: https://www.hudl.com/profile/16050283/Pierre-Fede

Ra'Kim Huntley (CB, 6-2, 160)

TAPE: https://www.hudl.com/profile/13401840/Rakim-huntley

Damian Serrano (DL, 5-9, 195)

TAPE: https://www.hudl.com/profile/16696465/Damian-Serrano

CLASS OF 2024

Ayden Anderson (QB, 5-11, 185)

TAPE: https://www.hudl.com/profile/15315025/Ayden-Anderson

Yariel Garcia (OG, 6-2, 300)

Fabian Rordiguez (QB/TE, 6-0, 185)

TAPE: https://www.hudl.com/profile/13373019/Fabian-Rodriguez

PHOTO COURTESY OF MIAMI SPRINGS FOOTBALL

TRACKING SOUTH FLORIDA (MIAMI-DADE & BROWARD) PROSPECTS – CLASSES 2023-2026. https://larryblustein.com/prospects/tracking-south-florida-prospects

MIAMI-DADE AND BROWARD TRANSFERS. https://larryblustein.com/news/transfer-season-continues-in-miami-dade-broward

TRACKING SOUTH FLORIDA FOOTBALL TEAMS. https://larryblustein.com/news/tracking-south-florida-2022

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Miami-Dade/Broward Linebackers Are Impressive

We all know that when it comes to receivers and defensive backs, Miami-Dade and Broward County may not have many rivals across the state. But if you look at the group of linebackers in Classes 2023-2026, you will notice that there are some amazing prospects.

It has been a tremendous off-season for all Florida players, who grabbed the spotlight, and the linebackers have had that opportunity to do their thing at various events.

Impressive talent that colleges and universities across the nation have been watch closely. Standouts such as Deerfield Beach transfer Jayvant Brown (Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas), gifted Stanquan Clark, who made an impact the past two years at Miami Killian, fast-rising Navy commit Justin Coles (Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas) and North Miami transfer Dieutrich Exantus (Miami Central).

In addition to those big-time players, there is also Gabe Hardman (Miami Palmetto), Rashad Henry (Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas), Nehemiah Larry (Hollywood South Broward - OLB), Jaizaih Lugo (Miami Central), Lucas Mielke (Fort Lauderdale Calvary Christian Academy), St. Thomas Aquinas transfer David Vadala (Plantation American Heritage), University of Miami commitment Bobby Washington (Miami Palmetto), versatile Zavier Williams (Miami Coral Reef) and talented Marcus Woodley (Homestead).

2024 WILL BE SPECIAL

As solid as the 2023 class will be, the juniors are going to really be something to watch as well.

Prospects like Pompano Beach Blanche Ely transfer Allen Archie (Coconut Creek), gifted Dylan Calero (Miami Gulliver Prep), versatile C.J. Dales (Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons), elite Denzell Johnson and his teammate Jeno Junius (Hollywood Chaminade-Madonna), fast-rising Charquez Lee (Miami Immaculata LaSalle), Eduardo Nunez (Homestead), ultra athletic Nicholas Nick” Rodriguez (Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas) and one of the state’s best Vincent Shavers (Miami Monsignor Pace).

Davie Western transfer Kaleb Stewart (Hollywood Chaminade-Madonna) has looked really good. So have Miami Edison’s Eldreen Terma and up-and-coming Deerfield transfer Keith Thompson (Fort Lauderdale Dillard)

Class of 2025 stars of the future Ezekiel Marcellin (Miami Central) and Jack Sawyer, who starred for Hollywood Avant Garde Academy as a freshman, are two prospects to definitely check out this season.

MORE STANDOUTS TO KEEP AN EYE ON

While there are always going to be standouts who grab the spotlight during the off-season, this coming year will see plenty of linebackers jumping on the radar screen.

Throughout the spring and summer, camps and combines have revealed some new faces to watch. Here are some of them to keep an eye on:

2023 – Sean Alexander, Hollywood Avant Garde Academy (OLB)

2024 – Caleb Turner-Allen, Miami Dr. Krop

2023 – Isaac Allison, Coral Springs Charter (OLB)

2024 – Marek Anderson, Pembroke Pines Somerset Academy

2023 – Omar Aristil, Fort Lauderdale

2023 – Eddrick Arnold, Sunrise Piper

2025 – Mark Atehortua, Miramar

2023 - Alex Audette, Pembroke Pines West Broward

2024 – Theandre Ballon, Hollywood Avant Garde

2024 – Ryan Jean-Baptiste, North Miami

2024 – Sawyer Bartelt, Homestead South Dade

2023 – Corey Baugh, Coconut Creek Monarch (OLB)

2023 – Jermaine Bears, Miami Norland

2023 – Tyler Beauliere, Miami Dr. Krop

2025 – Lenz Belizaire, Pembroke Pines Flanagan

2023 - Daniel Bellatin, Miami Gulliver Prep

2023 – Cedric Berry, Miami Central (OLB)

2024 – Davon Bezada, Miramar Everglades

2023 – Elijah Blackman, Oakland Park Northeast (TE)

2023 – Carlton Boggs, Coral Springs Coral Glades (OLB)

2023 – Joshua Bowen, Fort Lauderdale Dillard (OLB)

2025 - R.J. Boynton, Miami Gulliver Prep

2025 – Breshaun Bradford, Oakland Park Northeast (FB)

2023 - Ja’Juan Bradshaw, Miami Christopher Columbus (OLB)

2025 – Nimari Brantley, Coconut Creek

2023 – Nathan Brignolle, Southwest Miami

2024 – Ben Brittsan, Fort Lauderdale Calvary Christian

2023 – Elijah Brown, Miami Dr. Krop

2025 – Curtis Bryant IV, Miami Southridge (OLB)

2023 – Cormury Butts, Miami Booker T. Washington

2024 – Denis Canales, Miami High (Athlete)

2025 – Jadarien Canton Jr., Miramar Everglades

2024 – Marco Castillo, Miami True North (Athlete)

2023 – Trevor Catronio, Davie Western

2023 – Christopher Celin, Somerset Silver Palms

2024 – Raul Cepedo, Homestead South Dade

2025 – Hector Chavez, Miami Christopher Columbus (OLB)

2023 – Dalton Cheney, Davie Nova

2024 – Nathen Choute, Fort Lauderdale Calvary Christian

2024 – Gabriel Cifuentes, Miami Ferguson

2026 – Mark Clarkson, Miami Booker T. Washington

2023 – Reginald Clem, Plantation

2023 – Christian Cramer, Hollywood South Broward

2024 – Lathan Croley, Miami Palmetto

2023 – Ryan Cross, Davie Nova

2023 – Adrian Ramsey-Cueller, Fort Lauderdale

2023 - Jayden Dallas, Miami Killian

2023 – Al-Benjamin Darring, Doral Academy

2023 – Cam Davis, Miami Southridge

2025 – Cameron Davis, Pompano Beach Blanche Ely

2023 – Korie DeMascola, Plantation American Heritage

2024 – Michael Devine, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas

2023 – Oviel Diaz, Miami Killian

2023 – Rolando Diaz, Doral Academy (OLB)

2023 – Romell Dorcin, Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons

2024 – Bowen Drewes, Plantation American Heritage

2023 – Artravian Driver, South Miami

2023 – Dwyane Dumelle, Pompano Beach

2025 – Jaden Duprat, Coconut Creek Monarch

2024 – Ryan Earle, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas

2024 – Jermaine Eaton, Miami Jackson (OLB)

2023 – Corey Ebert, Coconut Creek Monarch

2023 – Matthew Ehrenreich, Miami Gulliver Prep (OLB)

2024 – Xavier Enriquez, Miami St, Brendan (OLB)

2023 – Dwayne Escoffery, Miami Northwestern (OLB)

2025 – Khalil Estney, Miramar Everglades

2023 – Marvin Etienne, North Miami (OLB)

2023 – Jayvin Farley, Pompano Beach Blanche Ely (OLB)

2023 – Michael Ferguson, Miami Monsignor Page

2024 – Kyle Ford, Fort Lauderdale

2025 – Kazmin Foster, Fort Lauderdale

2023 – Jayden Fouquet, Hialeah Gardens Mater Academy

2024 – Terrell Franklin, Miami St. Brendan

2023 - Gavin Galiz, Hialeah Barbara Goleman

2024 – Davi Gardens, Lauderdale Lakes Boyd Anderson

2023 – Chad Gari, Hialeah American

2023 – Nathaniel Gibson, Miami Northwestern (OLB)

2025 - Dylan Gill, Miami Killian (OLB)

2024 – David Gomez, Hollywood McArthur

2023 – Thomas Gorecki, Davie Western

2024 – Sebastien Graham, Pembroke Pines Somerset Academy

2023 – Jamari Green, Miami Immaculate LaSalle

2025 – Tyrell Greene, Fort Lauderdale Dillard

2025 – Sam Griffin, Miami Central

2024 – Aidan Harris, Fort Lauderdale Dillard

2023 – Tyrell Hatfield, Miami Sunset

2023 – Matthew Hernandez, Miami Ferguson (OLB)

2023 – Daniel Holloway, Fort Lauderdale Stranahan

2024 – Billy Horace, Fort Lauderdale

2023 – Daniel Hurtado, Miami Ferguson

2023 – Jacari Reed-Jackson, Miami Northwestern

2023 - Jaden Jacobs, Coconut Creek Monarch

2023 – Brian Jefferson, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas

2025 – Jamari Jenkins, Davie Nova

2024 – Jarvis Johnson, Miami Belen Jesuit (OLB)

2023 – Keyshawn Johnson, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas

2023 – Tyquan Jackson, Miami Jackson

2024 – Jerome Johnson, Miami Northwestern (OLB)

2026 – Caleb Jones, Homestead Everglades Prep

2023 – Philip Jones, Somerset Academy South Homestead

2023 – Peyton Joseph, Miami Monsignor Pace

2023 – Mike Juarez, Miami High (Athlete)

2024 – Logan Juste, Davie Western

2023 – Gavin Keller, Plantation American Heritage

2024 – Eric Kelly, Miramar

2025 – Kamari Kendrick, Hollywood Avant Garde Academy (OLB)

2023 – Colin Keough, Parkland Douglas

2024 - Semaj Kimpson, Miami Monsignor Pace

2024 – Sebastian LaFaile, Miramar

2024 – Leroy Lee Jr., Doral Academy

2024 – Jayden Leevy, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas

2024 – Zadayne Leigh, Miramar Everglades

2024 – Gabriel Lenamon, Parkland Douglas

2024 – James Lewis, Miami Booker T. Washington

2023 – Brensley Louis, South Plantation

2024 – Darrion Lovinsky, Miami Edison (OLB)

2024 – Joel Lugo, Hollywood Avant Garde Academy

2023 – Nathaneal Lully, Plantation

2024 – Nikolas Maalouf, Plantation

2024 – Amen Mackey, Homestead (OLB)

2024 – Immanuel Mahoney, Hialeah American

2023 – Maddox Marcellus, Miami Monsignor Pace

2025 – Brelan Mareus, Hollywood Avant Garde Academy

2023 – Zachary Marino, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas         

2024 – Delvion Martin, Miami Northwestern

2024 – Hunter Martin, Miami True North

2024 – Jorge Matias, Miami Archbishop Carroll

2023 – Damian Maturell, Miami Jackson (OLB)

2023 – Kareem Maycock, Miami Northwestern

2024 – Steven McCloud, Miami True North (Athlete)

2025 - Joshua McDowell, Homestead

2023 - Miles McGee, Miami Christopher Columbus

2025 - Patrick McKendry, Davie Western (OLB)

2025 – Antrell McWhirter, Plantation (S)

2023 – Tristan Melvin, Coral Springs Coral Glades (OLB)

2024 – Junior Mensama, Miami Jackson (OLB)

2023 – Krispin Metellus, Miami Beach (OLB)

2023 - Sharrod Miley, South Miami

2024 – Brandon Mirabel, Miami St. Brendan

2024 – Brandon Miranda, Miami Archbishop Carroll

2025 – Daniel Miranda, Miami Archbishop Carroll

2024 – Malik Mirza, Davie Nova (DE)

2023 – Shai Momplaisir, Miami Dr. Krop

2025 – Marquez Monvil, Oakland Park Northeast (TE)

2025 - Keondre Moore, Pembroke Pines Flanagan

2024 – Carlos Morales, Pembroke Pines West Broward

2023 – Hiovany Navarro, Hialeah Gardens Mater Academy (OLB – Athlete)

2025 – Jacari Nelson, Davie Nova

2024 – Tien Nguyen, Miramar Everglades

2023 – Dalevon Ogarro, Miami Central

2023 – Jonathan Oliver, Sunrise Piper

2025 – Josiah Oliver, Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons

2024 – Joshua Omidiran, Miramar Everglades

2024 – Julian Ortiz, Miami Carol City

2023 – Roger Ortiz, Miami Jackson

2025 – Anthony Ottinot, Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons

2025 – Omare Owens, Hollywood McArthur

2023 – Lucas Paez, Coral Gables (Athlete)

2025 – Dominic Palou, Miami Coral Reef

2025 – Hunter Pangia, Fort Lauderdale

2025 – Raymond Paollilo, South Plantation

2023 – Calvin Parks, Miami Carol City

2024 – Michele Pasucci, Miami Gulliver Prep

2023 – Shaquille Paul, Miami Booker T. Washington

2025 – Dane Pearson, Somerset Silver Palms 

2023 – Jamie Pickette, Miami Northwestern

2024 – Chandly Pierre, Miami Belen Jesuit

2025 – Zaheed Pierre, Pembroke Pines Flanagan (Athlete)

2024 – Sebastian Polo, Doral Academy

2023 – Joshua Pontigo, Cooper City

2023 – Jonathan Puddie, Coral Springs Coral Glades

2024 – Chase Quarterman, Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons

2025 – Joseph Ramjas, Miami High

2024 – Tristan Ramsey, Miami Booker T. Washington

2023 – Derrick Randle, Miramar Everglades

2024 – Roman Reid, Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons

2024 – Matthew Reis, Fort Lauderdale Calvary Christian

2023 – Jahiem Robinson, Miami High (Athlete)

2025 – Zach Roch, Fort Lauderdale Westminster Academy (OLB)

2024 – Quinton Rodgers, Miami Central

2025 – Erick Rodriguez, Miami Archbishop Carroll

2024 – Jordy Rodriguez, Miami Ferguson (OLB)

2023 – Justin Rodriguez, Westland Hialeah

2024 – Derrick Rolle, Miramar

2023 – Dominic Sacco, Coral Springs Coral Glades

2024 – Jalen Saintil, Homestead South Dade (OLB)

2024 – Michael Sanchez, Miami Archbishop Carroll (Athlete)

2023 - Jaivon Sauvuer, Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons

2024 – Jorge Sanchez, Miami Archbishop Carroll

2023 – Romynn Schaefer, Deerfield Beach

2024 – Braedon Serna, Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons

2025 – Delano Seymour, Miramar Everglades

2024 – Jamar Smith, Miami Central

2023 – Jamarcus Smith, Plantation American Heritage (Athlete)

2023 – Kevin Smith, Pembroke Pines West Broward (OLB)

2025 – Shawn Smith, Miami Monsignor Pace

2024 – Tranell Smith, Pembroke Pines Flanagan (Athlete)

2023 – Tristan Smith, Miami True North (Athlete)

2024 – Abram Staten, Miramar Everglades

2023 – Zachary Stewart, Coral Springs Charter (OLB)

2025 – Justin St. Ange, Miramar Everglades

2024 – Jon St. Cloud, Coral Gables

2023 – Schneider St. Jean, Miami Edison      

2024 – George Stringo, Fort Lauderdale Westminster Academy (OLB)

2023 – Kristian Strong, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas

2024 – Dwayne Sturrup, Miami Booker T. Washington

2024 – Daris Swan, Miami Palmetto

2024 – Marcus Talabert, Coconut Creek Monarch

2023 – Davon Taylor, Hialeah American

2024 – Evan Tempro, Fort Lauderdale Westminster Academy

2023 – Alex Thomas, Plantation American Heritage (Athlete)

2023 – Andrew Thomas, Oakland Park Northeast (OLB)

2023 – Anthony Thomas, Hialeah-Miami Lakes

2023 – Morris Thomas, Miami Norland

2024 – Travis Thompson, Coconut Creek Monarch

2024 – Omar Thorten, Davie Western

2023 – Jalan Toomer, Miami Southridge

2025 – Dylan Torrez, Miami St. Brendan

2023 – Johnny Ted Turtulien, Oakland Park Northeast (OLB)

2023 – Alix Ulysse, North Miami Beach

2023 – Nick Urbina, Miami St. Brendan (OLB)

2023 – Evin Valdes, Hialeah Gardens

2024 – Jermaine Vaughn, Pembroke Pines Somerset Academy

2024 – Nicholas Vazquez, Pembroke Pines West Broward

2024 – Dominic Veloso, Miami Gulliver Prep

2024 – Michael Verra, Fort Lauderdale Westminster Academy

2025 – Kamden Walters, Miami Belen

2025 – Antonio Ward, Pompano Beach Blanche Ely (OLB)

2024 – Felix Ward, Miami Northwestern

2024 – Bryce Webb, Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons

2024 – Brenden Weiberg, Davie Western

2024 – Michael Wiggins, Miramar

2023 - Antron Williams, Westland Hialeah

2024 – Antwan Williams, Miami Northwestern

2023 – Carlton Williams, Miami Booker T. Washington

2025 – Jace Williams, Fort Lauderdale Dillard (OLB)

2023 – King Williams, Fort Lauderdale

2023 – Steven Williams, Miami Coral Reef (Athlete)

2023 – Santana Wooten, Miami Palmer Trinity (Athlete)

2025 – Lewensky Ydore, North Miami

2024 – Jarrod Young Jr., Miami Monsignor Pace

2023 – Jakheim Zeigler, Miami Sunset (OLB)

TRACKING SOUTH FLORIDA (MIAMI-DADE & BROWARD) PROSPECTS – CLASSES 2023-2026. https://larryblustein.com/prospects/tracking-south-florida-prospects

MIAMI-DADE AND BROWARD TRANSFERS. https://larryblustein.com/news/transfer-season-continues-in-miami-dade-broward

TRACKING SOUTH FLORIDA FOOTBALL TEAMS. https://larryblustein.com/news/tracking-south-florida-2022

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All Eyes Are On Secondary Guru Chad Wilson

He has played major college football at Long Beach State and the University of Miami, raised two sons who are currently in the NFL and has coached and coordinated defenses for decades. Welcome to the world of Chad Wilson.

On a Saturday morning when many youngsters are sleeping in, headed to the beach or just hanging out, Wilson is hosting over a dozen defensive backs at Ives Park in North Miami Dade County.

As they go through drills in the blazing sun and rising humidity, this impressive coach shares the decades of knowledge as a secondary specialist who knows the position as well as anyone who plays or coaches.

His All Eyes Camp is attended year round by so many in south Florida who are looking to gain an advantage at the high school, college and professional level.

As his wife Carmen shoots video for the prospects on hand to see, Wilson thrusts himself into the drills and personally shows each and every student-athlete on hand what they are doing wrong – and also things that they are doing right. There is a mutual respect on both sides of the ball, as the players on hand realize that Wilson has been there and done all this before – many times.

With his older son Quincy, a one-time Indianapolis Colts selection and current Miami Dolphin, and Marco, who was selected by the Arizona Cardinals, he has two year round students who still use dad as a major training plus. Both attended the University of Florida – much to the disappointment of Miami fans, who had hoped both would choose his alma mater.

What Chad and Carmen have always been is supportive to all their children – and trips every weekend to college games, and now to the NFL contests will show how much they care and how much they are involved.

When he was coaching at Plantation American Heritage, Chad used to hop a plane or get in a car to make Quincy’s games at Florida. He also did the same for Marco until it got too much.

Today, Chad and Carmen are a team who work together on the camps and travel together to watch their sons perform.

If you think that Carmen doesn’t know the game, you would be fooling yourself. She has watched and learned the sport through the years as a youth football parent, high school mom, college fan and now at the NFL level.

“I love doing this,” she said. “It’s all about support, and being out here in 100 degree heat is part of what we do to make sure that these young men have the chance to make it at this level and beyond.”

As the session winds down, Chad has time to reflect on all the prospects he has had the pleasure of teaching and being around.

The lists is impressive and somewhat endless. Prospects include is two sons as well as current Denver Bronco Pat Surtain Jr. (American Heritage – 2018) and current Jacksonville Jaguar Tyson Campbell (American Heritage – 2018). Both were regarded as elite prospects coming out of high school and college.

Other defensive backs standouts that Wilson worked with range from Rashard Causey (St. Thomas Aquinas) to Will Allen Jr. (American Heritage - 2017), NFL standout Chris Lammons ( Plantation - 2014), NFL draftee Damon Arnette (St. Thomas - 2015), Al Blades Jr. (University School and St. Thomas - 2018), Jarvis Brownlee (Carol City - 2019) and standout Jeremiah Dinson (Hialeah American - 2015).

Rising prospects such as Semar Melvin (St. Thomas - 2019), Chandler Jones (Miami Central 2018), Jalen Harrell (Hialeah Champagnat – 2020), Brian Edwards (Miramar – 2017) and Quadric Bullard (Chaminade – 2020) have also spent extensive time with Wilson at the All Eyes Camps).

FUTUTRE STARS WORK ON THEIR CRAFT

While Wilson’s past has opened the door for the future, his current weekly group looks like a who’s who of stars on the rise. Prospects such as Kimari Robinson (St. Thomas - 2023), Jaiden Outar (Miami Palmetto – 2023), Daniel Harris (Miami Gulliver – 2023) and Miami Monsignor Pace High’s Donovan Philord.

The weekly camps also attract prospects such as fast-rising Fort Lauderdale Dillard senior Jerry Johnson Jr., Justin Coles (St. Thomas Aquinas - 2023), Justin Bostic (Palm Beach Central – 2023), Ryan Mack (St. Thomas Aquinas – 2024) and Dillard 2024 standout Anu Stewart.

If you are interested in turning up the volume in your career in the defensive secondary, reach out to Wilson (@GridironStuds on Twitter or Instagram) and see what it can do for you.

TRACKING SOUTH FLORIDA (MIAMI-DADE & BROWARD) PROSPECTS – CLASSES 2023-2026. https://larryblustein.com/prospects/tracking-south-florida-prospects

MIAMI-DADE AND BROWARD TRANSFERS. https://larryblustein.com/news/transfer-season-continues-in-miami-dade-broward

TRACKING SOUTH FLORIDA FOOTBALL TEAMS. https://larryblustein.com/news/tracking-south-florida-2022

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