When it comes to producing running backs in south Florida, each and every year, there are more and more top-flight prospects stepping up.
Through the years, the position has been one where college and universities from all over the nation head to this area in search of that difference maker who can be that impact performer.
While there are several talented runners in all classes, choosing just one as the best is never an easy thing to do. In Miami-Dade and Broward Counties alone, there are quality backs who continue to leave a mark on their teams, and in the process, grab the attention of colleges coaches.
Having the chance to watch these gifted players live and in person during games, you get a different perspective than just watching a few clips on video or listening to what some other people tell you. You see more things that give you a chance to fully evaluate talent, and that is how you come up with way under-the-radar talent that emerges each season.
PLAYER: Jaziun Patterson
SCHOOL: Deerfield Beach
SCOUTING: Ever since he arrived on campus as a 9th grader, there was so much to like about this impressive back.
From his size – to his vision, speed and durability – he watched, learned and waited his turn to be the every down back for head coach Jevon Glenn and the Bucks.
This is a football talent that may have been overlooked or taken for granted, and that’s where you would be making a mistake. He has that burst you are looking for in a back like this. He is also big enough where he is durable and has the ability to hand out some punishment.
For the next two years, this program will have one of the premier backs in Florida – and he will get the chance to showcase his many skills in the season ahead.
Remains one of the elite backs for the Class of 2022.