The one thing about south Florida athletes is they are always trying to prove themselves against some of the best competition you will find anywhere in the country.
Because there are so many gifted football prospects, you kind of know exactly where you stand – and what you have to work on to get better.
There is no getting around the heavy hearts that will be mourning the tragic loss of head coach Eddie Frasier this coming season.
From family, friends, players, fellow coaches and the entire Dillard High School community, the hurt that is still inside everyone is something that will take months and months to ease.
Getting lost in the shuffle, especially in south Florida and particularly when you are a younger player, is not hard to do.
This area is so alive with football talent that you have prospects – in the past – that went nearly three years before many colleges and recruiting services were all over them.
There are many advantages of playing football in south Florida from a young age.
The youth programs are far superior than most areas of the country – and you are tested by high level talent from the first day you participate.
In south Florida, it is not enough to be a quality football prospect. What need to bring to the table to rise above some of the other prospects is much more.
Being versatile and capable of lining up at multiple positions is essential whenever you play high school football. It not only gives your high school coaches an opportunity to use you at different positions, but it also helps college coaches look at the prospects in many ways.