One of the closest schools to the event — Miramar — made good use of the center stage Saturday. For senior linebacker Ryan Samuels, it signals the final year of a career in which his teams finished among the best in Florida. Samuels, a three-year starter and one of the top scholastic prospects in the state, has contributed to the success of the program and believes this is one of those programs that will be around for a long time.
“Coach [Damon] Cogdell really came in here and has been the total head football coach,” Samuels said. “He made sure that everything was in order off the field before anyone ever got the chance to do what they do with a football in their hands.”
As the players spent the day trying to tell the media why their teams would be the best, programs filed in to stake their claim. North Broward Prep was on hand. So was Miami Belen Jesuit, Davie Nova, Miami Palmetto, West Broward, Hialeah Mater Academy, Blanche Ely, Homestead, Coral Springs, Miami Norland, Western, Hialeah, Somerset Academy and many more.
“From everything we heard, this was a very successful event,” Russell said. “It was a unique setting in the fact that we had as many of the top prospects as you will find anywhere in the country — under one roof — for the day.”
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