Coach Donald Jackson has been around south Florida high school football long enough to know which prospects make it and those who try and live on their hype and not the overall performance.
As a second-year head coach at Everglades Prep, he fully knows the landscape and what has to be done to build a program that not only wins games, but develops players and gets them ready for college – in and out of the classroom.
As soon as this week comes to an end, we will start a summer that has been much anticipated.
With the pandemic dictating everything over the past 14 months, athletes will finally have the chance to perform in front of the college coaches who had not been able to watch them live.
There is no getting around the amount of talent that we have here in south Florida – and while it’s nice to spotlight every athlete who plays football, it is nearly impossible.
If you have followed us for any length of time, you already know that we promote and evaluate EVERY athlete. Not just the star-rated prospects, but because we see by far more athletes than any other source, we get the opportunity to watch thousands of prospects, who love this game and would like to continue playing at the next level.
There have been several attempts over the years to try and bring back that amazing tradition that was Miami Southridge football.
A football history of winning and churning out elite players and championship-level teams that would not only dominate Miami-Dade and south Florida, but also grab the attention statewide.
There was nothing easy or normal about the 2020 high school football season. Coach Eddie Delgado will certainly tell you.
Finishing 3-5 in a crazy season, the Doral Academy Firebirds had to play the pandemic game – which included games against 2A state champion Hialeah Champagnat Catholic, 4A state champion Cardinal Gibbons, improving Clewiston and West Palm Beach Cardinal Newman. Never an easy schedule – even if there was no pandemic.