While inner city programs and many private schools seem to grab much of the attention, the athletes that are produced “down south” are still turning heads.
The battle in Miami-Dade County between northern and inner city athletes vs. the prospects that emerge south of Flagler Street in Miami have long been something that is talked and often argued about.
By now, we all understand the landscape of high school football in south Florida. It’s truly like no other area on earth.
The talent that flows from high school to college and then on to the NFL is amazing, and is starting to spread throughout the country – as more and more prospects are finding their way into the spotlight.
When you talk receiver in south Florida, all that is needed is to look in college and in the NFL.
The position is always as talented as anywhere in the country – and it doesn’t appear that it will change anytime soon.
From as far back as anyone can recall, there have always been elite pass catcher who have left a mark, and if you look at the NFL Draft through the years, you will be able to see how much talent south Florida produces.
There are several positions in south Florida that have gained traction when it comes to recruiting over the years.
While we fully understand how many receivers and defensive backs are produced in this region of the country – as we have watched at the collegiate level and beyond – there are also offensive linemen who are starting to turn heads and even being compared to some of the best in the country.
As we have continued to say about the talent in south Florida, when it comes to top-flight prospects, even the best fly under the radar.
As many defensive backs seem to get their place in the spotlight, others, who are easily as good, sometimes never get that chance.