Miami-Dade County’s elite high school football players

08/28/2014 2:00 PM

08/27/2014 11:40 PM

Miami Herald sportswriter Andre C. Fernandez takes a position-by-position look at the top players to watch in Miami-Dade County this season.

Quarterbacks

Player, School, Yr.

De’Undre Pickett-White, Southwest, Sr.

Maurice Alexander, Booker T., Sr.

Kato Nelson, Champagnat Catholic, Jr.

Stephen Calvert, Carol City, Jr.

Hilton Joseph, North Miami, Sr.

Others to watch: Tucker Beirne, Columbus, Sr.; Cedric Wiggins, North Miami Beach, Sr.; Gerald Anderson, Miami Springs, Sr.

Running backs

Player, School, Yr.

Mark Walton, Booker T., Jr.

Jordan Cronkrite,, Westminster Christian, Sr.

Johnnie Hankins, South Dade, Sr.

Michael Frederick, Champagnat Catholic, Sr.

Keino Mike, Coral Gables, Jr.

Others to watch: Amir Rasul, Coral Gables, Jr.; Markel Anderson, Miami Beach, Sr.

Wide receivers

Player, School, Yr.

Da’Vante Phillips, Central, Sr.

Darnell Solomon, Champagnat Catholic, Jr.

Devonaire Clarington, Booker T., Sr.

Shaquery Wilson, Coral Gables, Sr.

Steven Claude, Champagnat Catholic, Sr.

Others to watch: Vaquan Small, Booker T., Sr.; Raymond Gage, Keys Gate, Sr.; Victor Sam, North Miami, Sr.; Tavaris Harrison, North Miami, Sr.; Freddie Pinder, Southridge, Jr.; Xavier Williams, Columbus, Sr.

Offensive linemen

Player, School, Yr.

Ben Tirolia, Booker T., Sr.

Christian Strachan, Champagnat Catholic, Sr.

Deontae Lynch, Booker T., Sr.

Chidi Okeke-Valentine, Champagnat Catholic, Jr.

Kendrick Caesar, Edison, Jr.

Others to watch: Algeria Williams, Jackson, Sr.; Marquise Barnes, Hialeah-Miami Lakes, Sr.

Defensive linemen

Player, School, Yr.

Fermin Silva, Central, Sr.

Joseph Jackson, Gulliver, Jr.

Kedrick Labady, Champagnat Catholic, Sr.

Aaron Kinsey, Northwestern, Sr.

Jarred McGahee, Coral Gables, Sr.

Others to watch: Dwyane Paddyfoot, Mater Academy, Sr.; Keir Thomas, Central, Jr.

Linebackers

Player, School, Yr.

Dominic Sheppard, Gulliver, Sr.

Marquis Couch, Central, Sr.

James King, Booker T., Sr.

Shakur Cooper, Coral Gables, Jr.

Roshad Broadway, Westminster Chr., Sr.

Others to watch: Emilio Gibbs, Coral Gables, Sr.; Jontavis Testa, Coral Gables, Sr.; Sage Lewis, Monsignor Pace, Sr.; Terry Jefferson, Booker T., Sr.; Donovan Thompson, Central, Jr.; Hosea McMullin, Booker T., Jr.; Andre Duncombe, Booker T., Sr.; Wyatt Swanson, South Dade, Sr.

Defensive backs

Player, School, Yr.

Calvin Brewton, Central, Sr.

Olin Cushion, Central, Sr.

Davante Davis, Booker T., Sr.

Rashad Fenton, Carol City, Sr.

Gerald Robinson, Champagnat Catholic, Sr.

Others to watch: Sheldrick Redwine, Killian, Sr.; Bruce Davis, Killian, Sr.; Robert Knowles, Edison, Sr.; Andrew Spence, Coral Gables, Sr.; Carlton Davis, Norland, Sr.; Quindale Corker, Southwest, Sr.; Antoine Webster, Champagnat, Jr.; Cedric Wright, Gulliver, Jr.; Jamel Cook, Central, Jr.; Elijah Reed, South Miami, Sr.

Athletes

Player, School, Yr.

Jaquan Johnson, Killian, Sr.

Tim Irvin, Westminster Christian, Sr.

Dionte Mullins, Gulliver, Jr.

Trevon Sands, Southwest, Sr.

Antonio Calloway, Booker T., Sr.

Others to watch: Elbre Gaiter, Westminster Christian, Jr.; Keyshawn “Pie” Young, Miami High, Jr.; Antonyo Sotolongo, Gulliver, Sr.; Jotavious Barrett, Champagnat Catholic, Jr.; Leon Brown, Northwestern, Sr.; Karon Jackson, American, Sr.; Malik Bell, Palmetto, Jr.; James Wiggins, South Dade, Jr.

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