Once again, south Florida has become a hotbed for under the radar talent that many analysts and recruiting services have not had the chance to watch and explore.
Go to any school in Miami-Dade or Broward County and you will find football talent that will have you shaking your head in amazement at why they haven’t been heavily recruited.
There are so many quality athletes in south Florida, competing in more than one sport is something that you find all the time.
Back in the day, there was never a question when someone wanted to play multiple sports. In fact, it was encouraged. But times changed throughout the years – and each sport demanded year-round attention.
Playing two sports, while it’s still a huge plus, can cost you when missing out on events that are required to keep up with the competition.
We have gone over it plenty during the past few years – especially here in the off season - about the offensive line position in south Florida.
Because of the elite talent that we have in this region of the country, record numbers of college coaches head south to see some of the outstanding prospects that continue to emerge.
While these colleges are checking out some of those impressive prospects, they also get the chance – firsthand – to see that in south Florida, and throughout the state, the offensive line position is starting to be a place to create a pipeline and change the look of teams nationally – just like running backs, receivers and defensive backs have long done.
For years, college coaches have flocked to south Florida to check out the talent in the defensive secondary.
For at least the past four decades, quality secondary performers have found their way to the next level and beyond, from Miami-Dade and Broward Counties.
When other states across the country continue to compare themselves to Florida – when it comes to producing top-flight football talent, there are some who simply will not buy it.
Too many prospects have advanced from the Sunshine State to high level college programs and then on to the NFL, where this state, especially south Florida, dominate, and it’s not close today or has it been close for years and years.
There is a better than average chance that if you attend a high school football game in south Florida on a Friday night, there will be a prospect or prospects what you will one day see on an NFL roster. There is no getting around it – no matter how those in Texas, California, Pennsylvania, Ohio or any other “hotbed” in the nation wants to say it’s so.