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Stars Shine At Varsity Sports Network’s Miami-Dade Media Day

MIAMI GARDENS – Weeks before the start of Varsity Sports Media Football Days, one date was circled on the calendar. Friday, August 5th was to be that day when some of the best high school football prospects and teams would flock to St. Thomas University.

Welcome to Miami-Dade County, where the athletes and coaches define this area as the true hotbed for football prospects in the country.

When VSN planned out three days in south Florida, it was all about Broward, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade County, and the three stops certainly did not disappoint.

Three-time defending state champion Miami Central with first year head coach Jube Joseph came out. So did Miami Northwestern and veteran head coach Max Edwards. Legendary head coach Tim “Ice” Harris and his Miami Booker T. Washington Tornadoes made their way to the media event.

It was a day to showcase every team in the #305, but it was also an opportunity for the media and the many fans watching the live stream to see Miami Palmetto and head coach Mike Manasco, Miami Christopher Columbus and head coach Dave Dunn.

This was about the star players as well. Prospects such as recent University of Florida commitment Andy Jean as well as quarterback Taron Dickens and running back Jamari Ford (Northwestern), Miami Hurricane commits Frankie Tinilau and Dairo Melendez Jr. (Miami Immaculate and LaSalle) and Robby Washington (Palmetto), standout defensive lineman Ruben Bain, FIU commitment Keyone Jenkins and Lamar Seymour (Miami Central) and Miami Belen Jesuit juniors Gavench Marcelin and Khamani Alexander, and sophomore defensive lineman Davion Dixon.

Other prospects on hand were Christopher Columbus defensive back Ahmere Foster, Miami Booker T. Washington receiver Xavier Irvin, South Dade receiver Jabari Lewis, Miami Beach brothers Ricky & Mitch Joseph, South Miami’s Levy Miller, Monsignor Pace junior linebacker Vincent Shavers, Westland Hialeah senior receiver Keon Adderly and junior defensive back Jamari Howard.

THEY CAME OUT TO SHINE IN THE SPOTLIGHT

While those marquee schools certainly grabbed much of the attention, the day also belonged to programs such as Miami St. Brendan (Coach Steve Smith), South Miami (Coach Arties Knight), Miami True North Classical Academy (Coach Greg Laffere), Miami Ferguson with longtime (20 years) head coach Gene Chew.

The event also saw Miami Monsignor Pace with first year head coach Anthony Walker Sr., veteran head coach Frank Rojas and his Doral Reagan Bison, Westland Hialeah (Joe Gross), Somerset Silver Palms (Javi Valdes), Doral Academy (Eddie Delgado), Miami Varela (Coach Patrick Ledan), Miami Beach (Coach Alex Terry), Mourning (first year Coach John Downs), South Dade (Coach Nate Hudson), Miami Norland (Coach Daryle Heidelburg), Hialeah (first year Coach Tony Smith) and Southwest Miami first year head coach Taj Marshall.

Somerset South Homestead (first year Coach Terron Colson), Miami Sunset (Coach Mandrell Nickle), Miami Belen Jesuit (Coach Don Chaney Sr.), Coral Gables (Coach Frank Welsh), Hialeah Barbara Goleman (Coach Ariel Cribero) and Miami Archbishop Carroll and veteran head coach Jorge Zagales also took part.

The day saw schools like Hialeah American (Coach Tim Neal), Miami Coral Park with first year head coach Vernon Wilder III, North Miami with first year head coach Gerald Cox, Miami Carol City (Coach Dorrean James), Miami Westminster Christian and first year head coach James Callier, and Miami Dr. Krop (Coach Tommy Caporale) made the most of the event. So did Coach Helder Valle and Miami Immaculata LaSalle and first year Miami Southridge head coach Pierre Senatus.

LOOKING FOR FULL ATTENDANCE NEXT YEAR

While there were several programs that attended, some did not attend.

Programs such as Florida Christian, Hialeah Gardens, Hialeah Gardens Mater Academy, Hialeah Miami-Lakes, Homestead, Miami Braddock, Miami Coral Reef, Miami Dade Christian, Miami Edison, Miami Gulliver Prep, Miami High, Miami Ransom Everglades and North Miami Beach need to really think of their kids and the experience that they could have had.It is all about the student/athletes, and that is the bottom line!

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Miami-Dade/Broward Defensive Backs Are Up To Standards

Over the years, there has not been a position more loaded with quality than the defensive secondary.

Follow the athletes after they leave Miami-Dade and Broward Counties and you will find that the safety and corner positions represent this area routinely.

As there prospects who play on both sides of the ball, competing in the secondary since youth football has given the prospects a choice at the next level and beyond.

While we use these lists for college coaches to check out – as part of our impressive database – the objective is to get it right.

If there are student/athletes that are listed at the wrong school, different positions are not mentioned at all, we need to know that so we can update. Please do not write the changes on social media. Please send to us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

ANOTHER YEAR – MORE ELITE PROSPECTS READY TO MAKE A STATEMENT.

This coming season will once again spotlight defensive backs in all classes.

Starting with 2023 seniors Rayquan Adkins (Miami Northwestern - CB), a University of Louisville commit, Adonis Allen (Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons - CB/S), Nebraska commit Dwight Bootle II (Miami Palmetto - CB), Christopher Brown (Pembroke Pines Somerset Academy - CB /Athlete), Charleston Southern commit Darriel Cannon (Miami Gulliver Prep - S), imptressive Tre’Mone Drisdom (Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons) and safety Artravian Driver (Miami Southridge).

This 2023 class also boasts University of Cincinnati commit Luke Evans (Hollywood Chaminade-Madonna - CB), Vic Evans III (Miami Monsignor Pace), three-year varsity starter Daemon Fagan (Plantation American Heritage), team leader and Marshall commit Ahmere Foster (Miami Christopher Columbus), Jeremy Francis (Fort Lauderdale), recent transfer Mark-Allen Gay Jr. (Miami Central), Corey Goldsby Jr. (Plantation American Heritage) and under-the-radar CB Daniel Harris (Miami Gulliver Prep) and converted linebacker Rodolfo Hernandez (South Miami - SS).

College coaches have been keeping an eye on prospects such as University of Colorado commit Jamari Holliman (Miami Norland), fast-rising safety Harlem Howard (Pompano Beach Blanche Ely), Penn State commitment Conrad Hussey (Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas), converted Homestead receiver David Jester (S), recent St. Thomas Aquinas safety transfer Jerry Johnson III (Fort Lauderdale Dillard), Jeno Junius (Hollywood Chaminade-Madonna - S) and gifted safety King Mack (Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas).

Fort Lauderdale Dillard’s David Law-Mortimer, talented Richard Murray (Hollywood Avant Garde - S), recent transfer Jaden Outar (Miami Palmetto - CB), multi-sport star and recent transfer Darrell Pender (Miami Northwestern), gifted cornerback D’Angelo Ponds (Hollywood Chaminade-Madonna - CB) and two-way starter Tre’ Rigby (Miramar).

The 2023 class will also feature Hunter Roberts (Plantation American Heritage), Duke University commit Kimari Robinson (Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas - CB), Antwon Shepard (Miami Central - CB), Antonio Smith (Miami Gulliver Prep - CB), talented Akron commit Zayden Laing-Taylor (Miami Central - S), versatile safety/linebacker Alton Watts (Fort Lauderdale Dillard) and Nazir Ward from Miami Northwestern.

UNDERCLASSMEN ARE READY TO CONTINUE MAKING A DIFFERENCE

As the large senior class is loaded with talent, the underclassmen have already started to showcase what they bring to the table.

Prospects such as cornerback Clifton Brown (Miami Northwestern), safety Jermaine Dalias (Coconut Creek Monarch), versatile Jamari Howard (Westland Hialeah), University of Miami All-American commitment Antoine Jackson (Fort Lauderdale Dillard - CB), safety Semaj Jackson (Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas), cornerback Curtis Janvier (Hollywood Chaminade-Madonna) and Miami Jackson versatile Tomauri Johnson.

The class also boasts athlete Ricky Joseph (Miami Beach), recent St. Thomas Aquinas cornerback transfer Earl Kulp (Miami Central), athletic Deerfield transfer cornerback Xavier Lucas (Fort Lauderdale Dillard), state-rated Ryan Mack (Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas), elite Zaquan Patterson (Hollywood Chaminade-Madonna), cornerback Donavan Philord (Miami Monsignor Pace), Gavin Shepard (Miami Monsignor Pace - S), La’Varis Stanford, Miami Immaculata LaSalle and Miami Belen Jesuit corner transfer Jancent Wallace (Miami Christopher Columbus).

The Class of 2025 is also emerging with Ben Hanks Jr. (Miami Booker T. Washington - CB), Mekhi Hicks (Plantation American Heritage) and versatile North Miami Beach athlete Gio Olivo.

MORE STANDOUTS ON THE WAY

While we have given you some prospects to watch – in all classes – keep in mind, this position is deep, and there are more who are starting to emerge.

Check out these quality secondary performers:

2025 – Shmar Akande, Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons (CB)

2023 – Lionel Alcera, Coconut Creek Monarch (FS)

2024 – Gerson Alette, North Miami

2023 – Amos Allen, Miami Norland

2023 – Omari Allen, Miami Dr. Krop

2023 – Patrick Alston, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas

2023 – Christopher Anderson, Plantation

2025 – Cornell Anderson, Miramar

2023 – Christian Andrews, Coconut Creek Monarch

2024 – Maurice Andrews, Doral Academy

2023 – Ethan Augustin, Miami Northwestern

2023 – Cooper Aurilia, Fort Lauderdale Calvary Christian Academy (CB)

2024 – Theandre Ballon, Miami Dade Christian (S)

2024 – Jeffery Bandy, Miami Christopher Columbus (CB)

2023 – Larry Jean-Baptist, Miramar (Athlete)

2025 – Jimmy Baptiste, Miramar

2024 – Anthony Barbar, Fort Lauderdale Westminster Academy (S)

2023 – Kaleb Barnett, Miami Jackson (CB)

2023 – Corey Baugh, Coconut Creek Monarch (Nickle)

2023 – Joseph Bejel, Miami St. Brendan (CB)

2025 – Ronald Beliard, Miami Booker T. Washington

2023 – Bengy Belizaire, Miramar

2023 – Jayden Bell, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas

2025 – Kari Bendolph, Fort Lauderdale Dillard

2024 – Jaasiel Benetiz, Miami St. Brendan (Athlete)

2023 – Jaden Blackburn, Coco nut Creek North Broward Prep

2025 – Dremaree Petit-Blanc, South Plantation (CB)

2025 – Kelcy Blue, Miramar

2026 – Kanard Boucard, Miramar

2023 – De’Andre Boykins, Miami Norland

2024 – Eric Bradley, Plantation

2024 – Tariq Bradley, Miami Carol City

2023 – Jajuan Bradshaw, Miami Christopher Columbus

2026 – Antonio Branch, Miami Northwestern

2023 – Kameron Brantley, Miami Northwestern

2024 – Irish Brewton, Somerset Silver Palms

2023 – Robert Brewton, Somerset Silver Palms

2023 – Bryce Brown, Fort Lauderdale Westminster Academy (CB)

2024 – Charles Brown, Plantation

2023 – Damari Brown, Plantation American Heritage (CB)

2025 – Devin Brown, Miami Monsignor Pace (CB)

2025 – Johnathan Brown, Miami Northwestern

2023 – Kiesean Brown, Miami Dr. Krop (SS)

2026 – Sam Brown, Fort Lauderdale Dillard

2023 – Trimaine Brown, Homestead (Athlete)

2024 – Allen Bryant, Fort Lauderdale Calvary Christian

2024 – Quran Burton, Miami Carol City

2023 – Immanuel Bynum, Miami Archbishop Carroll

2023 – Juelz Calderon, Miramar

2023 – Gabriel Camblor, Hialeah Gardens (Athlete)

2023 – Eric Campbell, Pompano Beach (S)

2024 – Berlin Camfort, Hialeah Champagnat Catholic (CB)

2025 – Christopher Candidate, Miami Christopher Columbus (CB)

2023 – Zachary Cappellucci, Pompano Beach (SS)

2025 – Jade Card, Hollywood South Broward (Athlete)

2025 – Shaddai Carter, Miami Christopher Columbus (FS/SS)

2023 – Trevor Catronio, Dave Western (S)

2023 – Bradley Chandler, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas

2026 – Santonio Chatman, Miami Booker T. Washington

2023 – Alejandro Cisneros, Miami Coral Reef (CB)

2024 – Steven Clark, Miami Edison

2023 – Mister Clarke, Miami Carol City

2024 – Raheem Coleman, South Miami (Athlete)

2023 – Ceby Colin, Oakland Park Northeast (CB)

2025 – Nathan Conyers, South Plantation (SS)

2023 - Tavaris Council, Plantation

2025 – Tywan Cox, Hollywood Chaminade-Madonna

2024 – Ervin Cunningham, Hollywood Avant Garde Academy

2025 – Taurus Damon, Davie Nova (Athlete)

2025 – Travares Daniels, Hollywood McArthur (S)

2023 – Jonjon Delgado, Miami True Prep Academy (Athlete)

2025 – Brian Delrio, Miami Braddock (Athlete)

2025 – Jaelon Dodds, Miami Beach

2023 – Caymen Donat, Somerset Silver Palms

2023 – Gavin Dorvil, Plantation (S/CB)

2023 – Delgado Dorvilus, Hollywood Avant Garde Academy (Athlete)

2025 – Napolean Doster, Miramar (Athlete)

2023 – Nicholas Dou, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas

2023 – Elijah Douyon, South Miami (Athlete)

2024 – Jamauri Downing, Fort Lauderdale

2023 – Justin Dupree, Pembroke Pines West Broward 

2024 – Guy Edmond Jr., Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons

2023 – Rogeardy Edouard, Pompano Beach (CB)

2023 – Leon Edwards, Miami Southridge (CB)

2023 – Marcus Ellis, Davie Western

2024 – Armani Emile, Miami Edison

2024 – Casey Etienne, Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons (S)

2023 – Noah Eugene, Plantation American Heritage (S)

2025 – Kaidan Everett, Miami Southridge

2025 – Chris Ewald, Hollywood Chaminade-Madonna

2023 – Jensley Exalant, North Miami (CB)

2023 – Marc Fanor, North Miami

2023 – Jaydon Farfan, Pembroke Pines West Broward (CB)

2024 – Moses Faton, South Plantation

2023 – Chaz Felder, Homestead South Dade (CB)

2025 – Adonis Ferguson, Hollywood Chaminade-Madonna (CB)

2023 – Willard Ferrell, Miami Killian (S)

2023 – Jesse Fields, Coconut Creek Monarch (Athlete)

2023 – Julian Fletcher, Hollywood McArthur

2026 – Javari Flowers, Miami Central

2024 – Amani Floyd, North Miami Beach

2023 – Desmen Francois, Miramar

2023 – Richard Francois, DB, Miami Gardens Tru Prep

2024 – Terrell Franklin, Miami St. Brendan

2023 – Robert Fullmore Jr., Miami Palmetto

2023 - Norman Gadsden, Fort Lauderdale Stranahan (CB)

2024 – Jadarius Gaines, Miami Booker T. Washington (Athlete)

2023 - Jordan Garvin, Hollywood Avant Garde (S)

2024 – Sadonnie Gay, Doral Academy

2024 – Corey Gibson, Miami-Dade Christian (CB)

2023 – Treyvion Gilbert, Pompano Beach Blanche Ely (S)

2025 - Klein Giles, North Miami Beach

2025 – Angel Gonzalez, Miami Killian

2025 – Jaden Gonzalez, Miami St. Brendan (Athlete)

2024 – Ryan Gonzalez, Miami Archbishop Carroll (Athlete)

2023 – William Gonzalez, Miami Braddock (Athlete)

2025 – Lance Grant, Homestead (CB)

2024 – Hervis Guerrier, Fort Lauderdale

2023 – Xavier Gunn, Pompano Beach Blanche Ely (CB)

2023 – Jonmart Gutierrez, Hialeah Gardens Mater Academy

2025 – Jack Guyton, Davie Western (S)

2024 – Maddox Haase, Parkland Douglas

2025 – Camari Hall, Hollywood South Broward (S)

2024 – Jhamari Hall, Davie Western (S)

2023 - Christian Hanks, Homestead South Dade (S)

2024 – Corey Hargrett, Fort Lauderdale

2023 – Marquis Harry, Pompano Beach Blanche Ely (CB)

2024 – David Harvin, Fort Lauderdale Westminster Academy (CB)

2023 – Khorian Hepburn, Miami Carol City

2023 – Douglas Hernandez, Hialeah Gardens Mater Academy (Athlete)

2023 – Jahbrey Hewitt, Miami Booker T. Washington

2025 – Latron Hickson, Coral Springs Coral Glades

2023 – Sylus Hilaire, Somerset Silver Palms

2023 – Dawrsen Saint-Hilaire, Plantation

2023 – Chisner Horace, Parkland Douglas (S)

2024 – Jason Ibarra, Miami Christopher Columbus (FS/CB)

2023 – D'Marion Ivey, Homestead South Dade

2023 – Alejandro Izquierdo, Hialeah Gardens Mater Academy (Athlete)

2025 – Tyler Jackson, Fort Lauderdale Stranahan (Athlete)

2023 – Jordan Jean, Davie Western (CB)

2024 – Nate Jean, Davie Western

2023 – Jeremiah Jean-Philippe, Miami Gardens TRU Prep Academy

2023 – Ryan Jeanty, Miramar Everglades

2024 – Robert Jeau, Homestead

2025 – D’Angelo Jessamy, South Plantation (CB)

2023 – Chris Jiminian, Hollywood McArthur (S)

2026 – Aldarius Johnson, Miami Northwestern

2025 – Cody Johnson, Hollywood McArthur (FS)

2023 – Devin Johnson, Homestead South Dade

2023 - Devorise Johnson, Miami Palmetto

2025 – Josh Johnson, Miami High (Athlete)

2023 – Kion Johnson, Fort Lauderdale

2023 - Kiondre Johnson, Fort Lauderdale

2024 – Malcolm Johnson, Miami Jackson (SS)

2024 – Johnoy Johnston, Pembroke Pines Flanagan (S)

2023 – Geoffrey Jones, Hollywood McArthur

2023 – Phillip Jones, Miami Southridge (Athlete)

2026 – Tavarus Jones, Miami LaSalle

2024 – Ben Joseph, Pembroke Pines Flanagan

2023 – Bradley Joseph, Homestead South Dade

2026 – Bryan Joseph, Doral Academy

2023 – Joshua Joseph, Davie Western (S)

2024 – Sammy Joseph, Fort Lauderdale Westminster Academy (CB)

2025 – Sterling Joseph, Miami Edison

2023 – Kiran Joyner, Miami Palmetto

2025 – Tristian Juhmi, Miramar

2026 – Bryant Junius, Hollywood Chaminade-Madonna (Athlete)

2023 – Carlos Junco, Miami St. Brendan

2024 – Anthony Keen, Pembroke Pines Flanagan

2024 – T.J. Kelly, Deerfield Beach

2024 – Gary Kendrick, South Miami (Athlete)

2023 – Kordell Ketchens, Miami Southridge (CB)

2024 – Jordan King, Sunrise Piper

2023 – Mike Kinsley, Homestead Everglades Prep (Athlete)

2024 – Antonio Kraus, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas

2024 – Mike Kulikowski, Miami St. Brendan (Athlete)

2025 – Cayan Lamothe, Miami Christopher Columbus (SS/FS)

2023 - Amari Lanier, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas

2025 – Jacari Lannigan, Miami St. Brendan (Athlete)

2024 – Kaleb Lawrence, Fort Lauderdale Stranahan

2025 – Pedro Leal, Miami St. Brendan

2025 – Sebastian Lecrete, Miami Gulliver Prep (Athlete)

2026 – Bryce Lee, Miramar (Athlete)

2025 – Lheandro Lemite, Miramar

2024 – Kenyadrek Lewis, South Plantation

2023 - Kamar Lhomme, Miramar

2023 – Everson Liberte, Miami Immaculata LaSalle (Athlete)

2023 – Kyrell Logan, South Miami (Athlete)

2024 – Marcus Lopez, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas

2024 – Connor Lowe, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas

2023 – Christian Lowry, Miami Central (S)

2023 – Jalin Mack, South Miami (Athlete)

2023 – Nathan Makepeace, Fort Lauderdale Westminster Academy (S)

2023 - Jeremiah Makins, Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons

2025 – Walter Manning, Miramar

2024 – Evan Marsden, Fort Lauderdale (S)

2023 – Brandon Martinez, Miami Ferguson

2023 – Brian Martinez, Miami Braddock (Athlete)

2023 – Rene Martinez, Hialeah Gardens Mater Academy (CB)

2023 – Trevaughn Martinez, Fort Lauderdale Dillard (CB)     

2023 – Chris Mason, Fort Lauderdale Stranahan (Athlete)

2024 – Miles Mathis, Fort Lauderdale Stranahan

2023 - JoJo Mauvais, Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons

2023 – Dakeem Mayard, Fort Lauderdale Calvary Christian Academy (CB)

2026 – Karon Maycock, Miami Central

2025 – Eric McGriff, Plantation

2023 – Shamar McNeil, Plantation American Heritage

2025 - Alex Mederos, Miami Braddock (Athlete)

2024 – Junior Mensama, Miami Jackson

2026 – Jesiyah Miguel, Fort Lauderdale Dillard

2024 – Hyajah Miller, Fort Lauderdale Dillard (S)

2024 – Jaheim Miller, Miami Norland

2023 – Tylor Miller, Miami Carol City

2023 – Jamal McKinney, Miami Jackson (CB)

2023 – Jayden Minto, Oakland Park Northeast (Athlete)

2023 – Dylan Miranda, Miami Palmetto (Athlete)

2023 – Lucas Ortega-Morales, Miami Palmer Trinity (S)

2023 – Shamar Morgan, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas

2025 – Nick Morlote, Miami St. Brendan

2024 – Jaylan Morris, Miami LaSalle (S)

2023 – Tahir Murphy, Homestead Everglades Prep (S)

2023 – Diego Neira, Miami Sunset (S)

2024 – Marcello Nieves, Davie Western (SS)

2023 – Steven Nobles, Pompano Beach Blanche Ely (S)

2024 – Frantz Noel, Miami Monsignor Pace

2024 - Jackson Norkunas, Parkland Douglas

2023 – Samari O’Brian, Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons

2025 – James Orange, Miami Christopher Columbus (FS/S)

2023 – Damien Ordonez, Miramar

2024 – Isaiah Osborne, Hollywood Avant Garde Academy (S)

2025 – Roderick Parker Jr., Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons

2024 – Dylan Parks, Miami Southridge (S)

2024 – Kalel Pascal, Miami Dr. Krop (CB)

2023 – Jawan Pasuris, Hialeah American

2025 – Sebastian de la Pava, Miami Archbishop Carroll

2024 – Sherrard Pearce, Plantation American Heritage

2024 – Kenny Pembleton, Miami Archbishop Carroll (Athlete)

2024 – Shunga Perez, Miramar (Athlete)

2024 - Quinton Phillips, Miramar

2025 – Jachari Pierre, Coconut Creek Monarch (Athlete)

2025 – Jamarcus Pierre, Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons

2025 – Daniel Pino, Miami St. Brendan

2023 – Aridius Pough, Coconut Creek Monarch (FS)

2024 – Zyon Pressley, Fort Lauderdale Dillard (CB)

2024 – Brandon Pridgen, Fort Lauderdale (S)

2023 – Richard Quinn, Miami High

2023 – Richard Raphael, Hollywood McArthur

2024 – Jason Ravelo, Hollywood Avant Garde Academy (Athlete)

2023 - Stenley Raymond, Parkland Douglas (CB)

2024 – Javon Reid, Somerset Academy South Homestead (CB)

2023 – Kurt Reid Jr., Davie Western

2024 – Roman Reid, Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons (S)

2025 – Kelvin Reyes, Pembroke Pines West Broward

2023 – Max Reynolds, Fort Lauderdale Westminster Academy (CB)

2023 – Kemari Rhodd, Miami Norland

2025 – Jordan Rich, Plantation American Heritage

2024 – Sir Robertgeau, Homestead (CB)

2024 – Dewayne Roberts, Miramar

2024 – Remington Roberts, Fort Lauderdale

2023 – Traejon Roberts, Deerfield Beach (S)

2023 – Christopher Robinson, Plantation

2024 – Aykenon Rodgers, Fort Lauderdale Dillard (S)

2023 - Mahki Rolle, North Miami Beach (CB)

2023 – Udonis Rutledge, South Miami

2023 – Kervens Saint Juste, Coral Springs Coral Glades (CB)

2024 – Jpordan Saintilus, Pompano Beach Blanche Ely (S)

2024 – Ivan Saintmelus, South Plantation (SS)

2025 – C.J. Sanches, Miami Westminster Christian (Athlete)

2023 – Jayden Sanders, Homestead South Dade

2023 – Luby Sanon, Coral Springs Coral Glades (CB)

2026 – Royce Santos, Hollywood Avant Garde Academy

2024 – Mathias Schneider, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas

2023 – Fabulis Scott, Miami Booker T. Washington

2023 – Jacoby Scott, Sunrise Piper (CB)

2025 – Kelly Sejour, Miami Central (CB)

2025 – Tyler Seraphin, South Plantation (FS)

2024 – Antravious Shropshire, Homestead South Dade

2023 – Marcus Simmons, Miami Southridge

2023 – Elijah Sinclair, Miami Norland

2023 – Brayden Slade, Coconut Creek Monarch

2023 – Shawn Smoak, Miami Central

2023 – David Smith, Pembroke Pines Flanagan

2024 – Jahcori Smith, Sunrise Piper

2024 – Kemaury Smith, Miramar

2025 – Semaj Smith, Homestead

2024 – Caleb Solomon, Miramar

2024 – Dwayne Solomon, North Miami (CB)

2024 – Michael Solomon, Miami True North (S)

2024 – Jeremiah Stanley, Miami Booker T. Washington

2026 – Bobby Stokes, Miramar

2024 – Bishop St. Onge, Cooper City (SS/OLB)

2024 – Jayden Stephens, Somerset Academy Pembroke Pines (S)

2025 – Shawn Stewart, Coral Springs Coral Glades

2023 – Jalen Tanner, Miami Coral Reef (Athlete)

2024 – Antwon Tarpley Jr., Fort Lauderdale

2024 – Larry Tarver, Miami Gardens Tru Prep Academy

2024 – Joel Tavaras. North Miami Beach

2023 – Carlito Clarke-Taylor, Miami Palmetto

2023 - Jahmal Taylor, Homestead Everglades Prep (S)

2024 – Guylijah Theodule, Miami Northwestern (S)

2024 – Isaiah Thomas, Coconut Creek Monarch (Athlete)

2023 – Kimani Thomas, Fort Lauderdale Stranahan

2023 – Kaiden Thompson, South Miami

2025 – Darnell Tilghman, Davie Nova

2023 – Abraham Torres, Somerset Silver Palms (Athlete)

2023 – Victor Torres, Fort Lauderdale

2024 – Colin Tracey, Fort Lauderdale Calvary Christian (S)

2024 – Jeremyah Ulysse, Miramar (Athlete)

2024 – Nijah Vargas, North Miami (CB)

2024 – Broderick Vale Jr., Davie Western

2025 – Jesse Valero, Miami St. Brendan (Athlete)

2024 – Refenio Vangates, Hialeah American (Athlete)

2023 – Emilio Wadskier, Miami Westminster Christian (Athlete)

2025 – Amari Wallace, Miami Central (S)

2024 – Santonio Wallace, Homestead

2025 – Jabori Walton, Miramar

2025 – Macai Warthen, Miami Edison

2024 – Frank Watts, Miami Coral Reef (S - Athlete)

2023 – Oneal Webb, Miami Dr. Krop (S/CB)

2023 – Jaylen West, Miami Northwestern (S)

2025 – Willie “Chino” White, Miami Beach (Athlete)

2024 – Deon Wiggins, Pompano Beach Blanche Ely (CB/S)

2023 – Melvon Wilcox, Pembroke Pines West Broward (CB)

2024 – Cameron Williams, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas

2023 – Elijah Williams, Fort Lauderdale Stranahan

2024 – Jaheim Williams, Miramar (S)

2023 – Jamarie Williams, Miami Edison

2025 – Nathan Williams, Miramar

2023 – Omarion Williams, Miami Central

2026 – Ricky Williams Jr., Miami Central

2023 - Tyrell Williams, Miami Killian (CB)

2023 - Zavier Williams, Miami Coral Reef (S)

2023 – Jahsean Winchester, Coconut Creek Monarch

2023 – Omar Winkfield, Miami Palmetto

2023 - Marcus Woodley, Homestead South Dade (CB)

2023 – Terrance Woodson, Miami Palmetto

2023 - Terrence Woodson, Southwest Miami (FS)

2023 – Lorenzo Wright, Hollywood McArthur

2025 – Malik Wright, Plantation

2023 – Winston Wright, Miami Booker T. Washington

2023 – Josh Yearby, Hollywood Avant Garde Academy

2024 – Eric Youman, Miami St. Brendan (Athlete)

2025 – Ezekiel Yune, Miramar

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

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

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Five Class of 2025 Miami-Dade Broward Receivers

As the talented Class of 2023 receivers continue to find college homes, other prospects – who are much younger – are starting to showcase their skills.

With an off-season that uncovered some quality pass catchers, the focus is indeed on the future.

From Homestead to Deerfield Beach, the talent that is ready to make a major impact is indeed mind-boggling, to say the least.

No matter what star they are labeled by these scouting services or fan websites, these young men are football players who are discovered an promoted by sources who watch them perform at so many practices, scrimmages and other exposure opportunities.

Many high school and college coaches trust the people who see these young men LIVE and not just promote to promote – without ever seeing these gifted football players do their thing.

Here are five gifted players already on the radar because of what they did a year ago as well as on 7-on-7 events, camps and combines:

Jade Card, 6-4, 195, Hollywood South Broward. One of the premier prospects in a class that continues to get better. No matter where you put him on the field, he stands out – and colleges and universities have already taken full notice. The thing that you first notice when watching him perform is his skill and athletic ability along with really good size.

TAPE: https://www.hudl.com/profile/16157435/Jade-Card

Richard Hollis, 5-10, 155, Pompano Beach Blanche Ely. Yet another rising standout that the coaching staff talked about early and continues to showcase. College coaches that watched him believe that over the next few years. Has the speed, athleticism and football skills to make an impact against anyone he lines up against. You will want to keep an eye on his progress.

TAPE: https://www.hudl.com/profile/16338493/Richard-Hollis

Cortez Mills, 6-1, 170, Homestead. There’s no doubt that if you watch him play, you will be sold right away. On a team loaded with offensive playmakers, here is one that everyone on the team talks about. His ability to get open and give the Broncos yet another threat who will only get better over the next three seasons. Easily one of the best in Florida – at any level!

TAPE: https://www.hudl.com/profile/16469433/Cortez-Mills

Cameron Sapp, 5-9, 150, Miami Palmetto. Following in some rather large footsteps, you can see his skill level the very first time you watch him perform. His ability to make yards after the catch gives him a huge advantage with running instincts that may pass catchers simply do not have. Outstanding football talent that like many in this class, will only get better. Another quality sophomore to keep an eye on.

TAPE: https://www.hudl.com/video/3/16323928/61b0012d2aa7b2060828ed8

Jahmari Smith, 6-0, 170, Miami Jackson. Watching him play live is worth the admission. He makes something big out of nothing and that is why college coaches are totally impressed with what “Smitty” brings to the table as a football player and as a teammate for a General team that will be much improved in 2022. It will be fun to watch his progress.

TAPE: https://www.hudl.com/profile/15869623/Jahmari-Smith

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

For the past 52 years, we have spent plenty of time on football fields than anyone in the country. From games to practices, camps, combines and 7-on-7 events, we get to as many events as possible to see the athletes LIVE. Follow us on Facebook (Larry Blustein) Instagram (@OurBoyBlu) and Twitter (@larryblustein). Contact us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Broward Media Day Was A Major Success

POMPANO BEACH – They came from Miramar, Deerfield Beach, Coral Springs and just about every corner of Broward County.

Stop No. 13 on the Varsity Sports Network tour across Florida landed at Pompano Beach High School, and what an event it was.

From team interviews to individual attention, the order of the day was to expose and promote the athletes in the county, and by the time 5 p.m. rolled around, the eight hours that the VSN crew along with the media put in was indeed something that everyone will remember.

VSN, which has started to be the true voice of high school football in the Sunshine State, had a team of hard-working people that made this day something very special.

“I cannot tell you how impressed I am with this event,” said Shawn Cerra, Director, Athletics & Student Activities, Broward County Public Schools. “From 8:45 when Flanagan (Pembroke Pines) took the stage until Piper (Sunrise) ended things a little after 5 p.m., this was a day we all will remember. Big time in every way.”

With plenty of media on hand, it was all about the players and the coaches, who started the 2022 season on Monday. Coaches such as Dameon Jones of the state champion Hollywood Chaminade-Madonna, Roger Harriott of three-time defending state champion Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas, and Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons’ head coach Matt Dubuc of the two-time defending state champion Chiefs were impressed with the way the entire day turned out.

“First class,” Harriott pointed out. “My players had a great time and the experience was something these young men will remember a lifetime.”

As Broward Media Days unfolded, the Broward County Athletic Association (BCAA) also got involved with interviews, photos and plenty of social media exposure.

Teams such as Pembroke Pines Charter, Oakland Park Northeast, Fort Lauderdale and Southwest Ranches Archbishop McCarthy took part. So did Plantation, Cooper City, Fort Lauderdale Dillard, Plantation American Heritage and Pembroke Pines West Broward.

“Just to listen to the coaches and players talk today, everyone truly enjoyed themselves and it was a media day like we have never experienced,” said Broward County Athletic Director Rocky Gillis. “From start to finish, each and every coach came up to me to tell me how well it was run. I agree.”

VSN, under the direction of Bobby Lattmore and Dan LaForest and cast of production personnel stepped it up – with plenty of experience in running these showcase events. They were out to promote the network, which is growing all the time.

Fort Lauderdale Stranahan enjoyed the experience. So did Davie Western, Coconut Creek, Coral Springs Coral Glades, Pembroke Pines Somerset Academy, Hallandale and Coconut Creek Monarch.

Schools such as Hollywood South Broward, South Plantation, Davie Nova, Miramar Everglades, Coral Springs Taravella and Coconut Creek North Broward Prep – which seldom gets the spotlight – felt right at home with the exposure.

Promising programs such as Weston Cypress Bay, Deerfield Beach, Hollywood McArthur, Parkland Douglas, Pompano Beach Blanche Ely and Miramar also took center stage.

Media day also gave schools like Coral Springs Charter, Lauderdale Lakes Boyd Anderson, Fort Lauderdale Westminster Academy, Fort Lauderdale Pine Crest brought plenty of talent. So did host school Pompano Beach, Coral Springs, NSU University School, Hollywood Hills and Piper.

After a tremendous Broward County stop, Media Days moves to Keiser University in West Palm Beach on Wednesday for more exposure.

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

For the past 52 years, we have spent plenty of time on football fields than anyone in the country. From games to practices, camps, combines and 7-on-7 events, we get to as many events as possible to see the athletes LIVE. Follow us on Facebook (Larry Blustein) Instagram (@OurBoyBlu) and Twitter (@larryblustein). Contact us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Are You Ready For 2026 Miami-Dade, Broward?

By Travis Thomas

If you have followed football for any length of time in south Florida, you already know that the lifeline to any high school program that feeds them.

Youth programs in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties have long been recognized nationally for superb athletes and coaches, and the passion that surrounds each and every park – with all the teams that participate.

Those who cover these young men are the true pioneers of exposing south Florida football across the country. There is more talent that comes off these neighborhood football fields than any other place in the country.

Each year, youth phenoms have a direct impact at the next level – and fans are watching closely.

The high school Class of 2026 will be watched, written about and evaluated dozens of times before they graduate – just like they have for decades, and for that reason, college coaches want to know all about this freshman class that will make a splash this fall and into the future.

Among this year’s freshmen class include Miami Central's Leon Strawder (QB), Ricky Williams Jr. (DB), Karon Maycock (DB), Javari Flowers (DB) and Irwin James (RB).

Future stars at Miami Northwestern starts with versatile (WR/QB) Calvin Russell, running back Tarvail Mathis (RB) and also includes athlete Elijah Hardy, linebacker Desmond Johnson, receiver Nicsaint Joseph and gifted defensive back Aldarius Johnson.

Miami-Dade will also roll out prospects such as Brandon Kinsey (Athlete, Miami LaSalle) and Tavarus Jones (DB, Miami LaSalle) as well as Darryl Bell (Hialeah Barbara Goleman), Miami Jackson's Khyze Smith (OL), Marcus Ponder (TE, Miami Norland) and Jasen Lopez (WR, Miami True North Classical Academy). 

KEEP A CLOSE AN EYE IN BROWARD COUNTY

Broward County will also have plenty of talent once again – with Plantation American Heritage QB Dia Bell, defensive lineman Christian Moreau, receiver Malachi Toney and receiver Jaffar Jean-Louis. There are also Jayden Chico (QB, Coral Springs Coral Glades) and Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons running back Gary Hadley Jr.

When Fort Lauderdale Dillard expanded to grades 6 through 12, it was a given that all sports would benefit, and with 2026 standouts Demetrius Mincey (linebacker), receiver Naijah Arnasalam, defensive back Jesiyah Miguel, kicker Trace Poncev, offensive linmen EKeem Atehortua, defensive back Sam Brown and offensive lineman Ananaius Humphrey, the Panthers’ train will keep rolling.

Hollywood Chaminade-Madonna has been able to maintain its dominance through the years because of the young talent that comes is every season – and with Bryant Junius (Athlete), Dylan Denson (receiver) and quarterback Javarious Robinson, don’t look for a drop-off anytime soon.

If the off-season showed all south Florida programs one thing, the talent at Miramar is only going to get better – especially with freshmen running back Alex Jackson, defensive back Kanard Boucard, Bobby Stokes, linebacker Amari Glover – as well as athletes Bryce Lee and Demetrius Gaulden.

Coach Calvin Davis is quietly building something special at Coconut Creek Monarch, with running back Javian Mallory and elite receiver Jabari Brady, this is a program to continue to watch.

Also, versatile athletes Kaj Baker and Cleveland Gary III from Pembroke Pines Somerset Academy, and running back Robert Ortega Jr., OL Bryan Granger and DE Jordan Campbell (Hollywood Avant Garde Academy)

These are just a few of the prospects to keep an eye on for 2026. We will have more in the coming months.

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

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

There are very few people in south Florida with the experience and knowledge of youth football prospects than Travis Thomas. For decades, he has covered and promoted athletes before they ever reach high school – as a coach and talent evaluator. You can contact him with additional players at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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