Deerfield Beach Bucks coach Jevon Glenn is currently leading a caravan of seven mini-vans full of talented and ambitious young football players who are trekking around the country, competing at college camps and touring campus at each stop.
Kevin Butler, a 6-foot, 170-pound cornerback who also plays wide receiver, transferred to Booker T. Washington from Homestead High. Butler has offers from Florida Atlantic and Bowling Green, while Miami and Tennessee also have shown interest.
Wide receivers keep growing taller and stronger, and coaches are now unearthing more stout cornerbacks to keep pace with that reality. In South Florida, American Heritage lined up two of the biggest and best cornerbacks in the nation in 6-2 ½ Tyson Campbell and 6-1, 200-pound Patrick Surtain Jr.
Most hard-core South Florida recruiting fans know about running backs Don Chaney, Kenny McIntosh, Nay’quan Wright and Daniel Carter. But take a look at a half-dozen underrated and/or unheralded running backs in the area who might surprise you come National Signing Day.
Four-star defensive back Keontra Smith announced Sunday that he has backed out of his commitment to Kentucky and is now committed to Miami, which he visited on several recruiting trips this spring. He was a top 250 player in the 247Sports rankings.
Listed at 5-10, 190 pounds, Don Chaney Jr. is now up to 5-11, 195, and Belen coach Eddie Delgado predicts his star player will be up to 205 pounds by September. This recruit for the Class of 2020 might be the best running back in South Florida.
There are seven months remaining before the first signing date for football’s Class of 2019, and only nine of South Florida’s top 25 prospects have announced a college commitment. Here is an update on the top 25 South Florida prospects for National Signing Day.
Cardinal Gibbons pass-rusher Khris Bogle is a 6-5, 210-pounder, who produced 13 sacks last season and is the nation’s sixth-ranked weak-side defensive end. For the National Day Signing Class of 2019, he will be a top target for the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Miami Hurricanes.
Highlight tapes can be misleading, but Larry Hodges, by the sheer number of big-time plays he makes on video, looks to be the real deal. Assuming he follows through on his commitment to the University of Miami, Hodges has a chance to be a thrilling talent.
Champagnat, which has just 180 students between grades six and 12 grades and only 80 boys in high school, is Florida’s reigning Class 2A state football champions. In addition, the Lions produced four Division I football recruits as part of their Class of 2018.
Jaren Handy grew up playing basketball, but entering his junior year of high school, his grandmother Linda persuaded him to give football a try. She passed away about a month later, but thanks to her advice, he has become one of the most sought-after players.