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

Miami Central star defensive end Keir Thomas.
Miami Central star defensive end Keir Thomas. MIAMI HERALD STAFF

A look at the Top 50 high school football players in Miami-Dade for the Class of 2016 heading into National Signing Day:

Player, position

School

Ht., wt

College

1. Keir Thomas, DE

Miami Central

6-2, 250

South Carolina

2. Jamel Cook, DB

Miami Central

6-4, 185

Southern Cal

3. Joseph Jackson, DE

Gulliver

6-5, 245

UM

4. Emmett Rice, LB

Norland

6-3, 195

FSU

5. Dionte Mullins, WR

Gulliver

5-11, 179

UM

6. Keyshawn “Pie” Young, WR

Miami High

5-11, 175

Southern Cal

7. Amir Rasul, RB

Coral Gables

5-10, 200

FSU

8. Darnell Salomon, WR

Miami Central

6-3, 210

USF

9. Joshua Uche, DE

Columbus

6-2, 212

Michigan

10. Vosean Joseph, LB

Norland

6-2, 210

UF

11. Cedrick Wright, S

Gulliver

5-9, 180

UM

12. Jawon Hamilton, RB

South Dade

5-9, 185

UCF

13. Eric Mitchell, DE

Miami Central

6-1, 221

UCF

14. James Wiggins, DB

South Dade

5-11, 180

Cincinnati

15. Shemar Smith, LB

Miami Jackson

6-1, 197

Oregon State

16. Freddie Pinder, WR

Southridge

6-5, 195

Undecided

17. Jerron Rollins, WR

Columbus

6-2, 175

Cincinnati

18. Christopher McWilliams, DB

Southwest

5-11, 161

UF

19. Donavan Thompson, LB

Miami Central

5-10, 211

Utah

20. Desmond Phillips, QB/WR

Miami Jackson

5-10, 170

Toledo

21. Shakur Cooper, LB

Coral Gables

6-0, 200,

FIU

22. Montray Smith, WR

Carol City

6-3, 185

Southern Illinois

23. Antione Webster, S

American

6-0, 185

UMass

24. Keldrick Cesar, OL

Edison

6-4, 295

Bethune-Cookman

25. Stephen “Buckshot” Calvert, QB

Carol City

6-3, 175

Liberty

26. Elbre Gaiter, ATH

Westminster Christian

5-8, 168

FIU

27. Val Mayes, DB

Norland

6-1, 175

Undecided

28. Rashad Smith, S/LB

Homestead

6-2, 184

FAU

29. Kenny Turnier, DE

Miami Central

6-4, 230

Oregon State

30. Dontay Mayfield, WR

Gulliver

6-1, 180

UCF

31. Keelen Roberts, DB

Carol City

6-0, 170

Toledo

32. DiCaprio Bootle, CB

Southridge

5-11, 175

Nebraska

33. Trey Sutton, LB

Westminster Christian

6-0, 211

Colorado State

34. Bryon Brown, CB

Norland

6-0, 155

UCF

35. David Hood, DT

Carol City

6-1, 265

Toledo

36. Harvey Clayton, DB

Coral Reef

6-2, 187

Illinois

37. Raymond Flanders, WR

Booker T. Washington

5-11, 175

Marshall

38. Jamal Smith, DE

American

6-3, 265

Youngstown State

39. Boman Swanson, OL

South Dade

6-4, 285

UCF

40. Jamal Hudson, DB

Miami Central

6-0, 185

Air Force

41. Darrius Scott, WR

Booker T. Washington

5-10, 175

FIU signee

42. Gee Stanley, LB

Coral Gables

6-2, 200

Coffeyville CC (Kan.)

43. Steven Newbold, WR

Carol City

5-11, 170

Tennessee State

44. Brandon Shuman, CB

Gulliver

5-11, 167

Purdue

45. John Raine, TE

Westminster Christian

6-3, 235

FAU

46. Bryce Handy, LB

Gulliver

6-1, 220

Undecided

47. Hosea McMullen, LB

American

6-0, 220

Undecided

48. Tracy Thompkins, DB

Carol City

5-10, 180

Mississippi Valley State

49. Robert Brown, LB

Coral Gables

6-1, 195

Bryant

50. Roy Baker, DB

American

6-2, 170

Buffalo

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