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.
As coaches and athletes are waiting on word when the 2020 high school football season will get back on course, the one thing that will be present is that our athletes can play multiple positions.
Not just in Florida, but throughout the country, college coaches are always searching for those athletes who are versatile and can play many positions.
If you have followed high school football for any length of time in south Florida, you already know that it doesn’t matter what grade you are in.
When it comes to football, more and more prospects are playing as freshmen and making a major impact.
Look around at the successful programs and you will see 9th graders who made a huge difference this past season – even for many of the state champions we had.
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.
The crazy thing about south Florida, is there are so many talented and gifted athletes that sometimes players – very good players – are way overlooked.
Taking nothing away from the fan websites or those who evaluate talent, but their lack of exposure to actually watching these football players perform in games and not just workouts or combines, is often something that ends up hurting prospects.
Having been fortunate to cover these athletes for a long time, we see them play in games multiple times during the course of a year – and that is why more colleges follow what we say about these prospects than anyone else. It is something that only makes sense.