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Miami Herald’s Top 50 football players for Class of 2016

St. Thomas Aquinas defensive end Nick Bosa.
St. Thomas Aquinas defensive end Nick Bosa. MIAMI HERALD STAFF

A look at the Top 50 high school football players in Miami-Dade and Broward for the Class of 2016:

MIAMI-DADE

Player, position

School

Ht., wt.

College

1. Darnell Salomon, WR

Miami Central

6-3, 210

Undecided

2. Keyshawn “Pie” Young, WR

Miami High

5-11, 175

Undecided

3. Amir Rasul, RB

Coral Gables

5-10, 200

FSU commit

4. Joseph Jackson, DE

Gulliver

6-5, 245

UM commit

5. Keir Thomas, DE

Miami Central

6-2, 250

FSU commit

6. Dionte Mullins, WR

Gulliver

5-11, 179

UM commit

7. Emmett Rice, LB

Norland

6-3, 195

FSU commit

8. Jamel Cook, DB

Miami Central

6-4, 185

FSU commit

9. Freddie Pinder, WR

Southridge

6-5, 195

Undecided

10. Donavan Thompson, LB

Miami Central

5-10, 211

FIU commit

11. Cedrick Wright, S

Gulliver

5-9, 180

UM commit

12. Joshua Uche, DE

Columbus

6-2, 212

UM commit

13. James Wiggins, DB

South Dade

5-11, 180

UM commit

14. Shemar Smith, LB

Miami Jackson

6-1, 197

Undecided

15. Vosean Joseph, LB

Norland

6-2, 210

UF commit

16. Eric Mitchell, DE

Miami Central

6-1, 221

UF commit

17. Christopher McWilliams, DB

Southwest

5-11, 161

UF commit

18. Antione Webster, S

American

6-0, 185

Undecided

19. Jerron Rollins, WR

Columbus

6-2, 175

Undecided

20. Dontay Mayfield, WR

Gulliver

6-1, 180

UCF commit

21. Shakur Cooper, LB

Coral Gables

6-0, 200

FIU commit

22. Montray Smith, WR

Carol City

6-3, 185

Undecided

23. Desmond Phillips, QB

Miami Jackson

5-10, 170

Toledo commit

24. Keldrick Cesar, OL

Edison

6-4, 295

Undecided

25. Stephen “Buckshot” Calvert, QB

Carol City

6-3, 175

Liberty commit

26. Keelen Roberts, DB

Carol City

6-0, 170

Undecided

27. Val Mayes, DB

Norland

6-1, 175

Undecided

28. Elbre Gaiter, ATH

Westminster Christian

5-8, 168

Undecided

29. DiCaprio Bootle, CB

Southridge

5-11, 175

Nebraska commit

30. James Sutton, LB

Westminster Christian

6-0, 211

Colorado State commit

31. Gee Stanley, LB

Coral Gables

6-2, 200

Undecided

32. Harvey Clayton, S

Coral Reef

6-2, 187

Undecided

33. Jamal Smith, DE

American

6-3, 265

Undecided

34. Jaylin Clark-McNatte, WR

Coral Gables

6-3, 195

Undecided

35. Kenio Mike, RB

Miami Central

5-10, 190

Undecided

36. Jawon Hamilton, RB

South Dade

5-9, 185

FIU commit

37. Steven Newbold, WR

Carol City

5-11, 170

Undecided

38. Brandon Shuman, CB

Gulliver

5-11, 167

Purdue commit

39. Bryce Handy, LB

Gulliver

6-1, 220

Undecided

40. Darrius Scott, WR

Booker T. Washington

5-10, 175

FIU commit

41. Ivan Smith, RB

South Dade

5-11, 170

Undecided

42. Rashad Smith, S/LB

Homestead

6-2, 184

FAU commit

43. David Hood, DT

Carol City

6-1, 265

Toledo commit

44. Hosea McMullen, LB

American

6-0, 220

Buffalo commit

45. Tracy Thompkins, DB

Carol City

5-10, 180

Undecided

46. Robert Brown, LB

Coral Gables

6-1, 195

Undecided

47. Carl Thompson, OL

Miami Jackson

6-3, 290

Undecided

48. Roy Baker, DB

American

6-2, 170

Undecided

49. Wyatt Swanson, LB

South Dade

6-1, 200

Undecided

50. Raekwon Adderly, DT

Killian

5-11, 235

Undecided

BROWARD

Player, position

School

Ht., wt.

College

1. Nick Bosa, DE

St. Thomas Aquinas

6-4, 265

Ohio State commit

2. Sam Bruce, WR

St. Thomas Aquinas

5-8, 180

UM commit

3. Binjimen Victor, WR

Coconut Creek

6-4, 170

Undecided

4. Trayvon Mullen, CB

Coconut Creek

6-2, 172

Undecided

5. Devin Bush, LB

Flanagan

5-11, 226

Undecided

6. Cavin Ridley, WR

Deerfield Beach

6-2, 198

Undecided

7. Brian Burns, DE

American Heritage

6-5, 215

Undecided

8. Malek Young, ATH

Coconut Creek

5-10, 175

Georgia commit

9. Nick Eubanks, TE

American Heritage

6-6, 215

Coconut Creek

10. Zack Moss, RB

Hallandale

5-10, 205

UM commit

11. Dredrick Snelson, WR

Flanagan

6-0, 198

Minnesota commit

12. Joshua Hammond, WR

Hallandale

6-1, 180

UF commit

13. Aaron Thompson, DT

Dillard

6-4, 255

Undecided

14. Brandon Johnson, WR

American Heritage

6-3, 172

Undecided

15. Michael Irvin II, WR

St. Thomas Aquinas

6-3, 220

UM commit

16. Alexy Jean-Baptiste, LB

Coconut Creek

6-3, 205

Arkansas commit

17. Deon McIntosh, RB

Cardinal Gibbons

5-11, 175

Undecided

18. Tyler Huntley, QB

Hallandale

6-1, 175

Utah commit

19. Deion Jackson, CB

Hallandale

6-2, 190

UM commit

20. Johnny Huntley, WR

South Plantation

6-3, 200

Colorado commit

21. James Pierre, S

Deerfield Beach

6-2, 174

UM commit

22. Kenneth Ruff, LB

Dillard

6-3, 236

Undecided

23. Dontye Carriere-Williams, CB

St. Thomas Aquinas

5-10, 175

Cincinnati commit

24. Devin Gil, S

Flanagan

6-1, 205

Michigan commit

25. Dallas Jeanty, LB

Fort Lauderdale

6-0, 220

Wisconsin commit

26. C.J. Riley, WR

North Broward Prep

6-4, 180

Undecided

27. Kato Nelson, QB

Flanagan

6-0, 175

Akron commit

28. Aaron Robinson, CB

Deerfield Beach

6-1, 185

UF commit

29. Jaquwan Nelson, DE

Fort Lauderdale

6-4, 230

UM commit

30. Anthony Julmisse, RB

South Plantation

6-1, 186

Undecided

31. Chris Cotto, WR

Hallandale

5-11, 180

W. Kentucky commit

32. Demari Simpkins, WR

Hallandale

6-0, 176

Utah commit

33. Terrell Lucas, DE

Miramar

6-3, 217

Undecided

34. Rashad Weaver, DE

Cooper City

6-5, 255

Michigan commit

35. Elijah Daniels, DB

Cardinal Gibbons

5-11, 187

Minnesota commit

36. Devonta’e Henry-Cole, RB

St. Thomas Aquinas

5-9, 190

Utah commit

37. Darrell Malone, CB

Cypress Bay

5-11, 165

Undecided

38. Andrew Parchment, WR

Cypress Bay

6-3, 180

Cincinnati commit

39. Jahcour Pearson, WR

Flanagan

5-8, 170

N. Illinois commit

40. Neru N’Shaka, WR

Hallandale

5-10, 180

Virginia commit

41. Christian Gomez, LB

Cypress Bay

6-1, 205

Army commit

42. Kyle Anthony, WR

Miramar

6-3, 180

Undecided

43. Thomas Geddis, WR

Blanche Ely

6-1, 160

Undecided

44. Obinna Nwanko, OL

Miramar

6-3, 260

Tulane commit

45. Elisha Daniels, DB

Cardinal Gibbons

6-0, 180

Minnesota commit

46. Keenan Forbes, OL

Everglades

6-4, 270

Tulane commit

47. Korel Smith, CB

Miramar

5-10, 173

FAU commit

48. Justin Thomas Jr., S

Chaminade

6-2, 180

Army commit

49. Frank Coppet, CB

St. Thomas Aquinas

5-10, 177

Vanderbilt commit

50. Marcus Garvin, DB

Stranahan

5-9, 165

Undecided

Herald sportswriters Manny Navarro and Andre C. Fernandez contributed to these rankings.

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