Hundreds of South Florida high school football players gathered Saturday at Sun Life Stadium for their version of Media Day.
The athletes and coaches from Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Monroe counties began arriving at the stadium at 8 a.m. to be available to the local media for interviews, photographs and videos.
Powerhouse teams like Dade's Miami Central and Booker T. Washington and Broward's St. Thomas Aquinas and American Heritage were center stage, but small charter schools with big hopes were there as well to tout their teams.
"We're looking to shock a lot of people this season," said Coach Roger Morgan of Keys Charter School, a two-year old school.
The star of the event was American Heritage's Sony Michel, a star running back ranked among the top players in South Florida.
"I need a ring," Michel said of his hopes to win a division championship.