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FlaVarsity.com 160



Updated Rankings for the Class of 2013
Initially released 7/1/12

We continue the hot month of July with this look at the players who make up the FlaVarsity.com Pre-season 160.

We've counted down from 160 to 1.

Pre-Season Evaluation
1. Laremy Tunsil
Offensive line
6-foot-6 |295 | Lake City-Columbia
Buzz: Tunsil is the top-rated offensive lineman according to Rivals.com and has the pedigree to prove it. Tunsil practiced daily against FSU DL Timmy Jernigan and is very quick on his feet. His hips also work very well with his blocking technique and rarely gets out of balance. He compares very favorably to last year's #2 player - John Theus
Schools in the mix: Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Florida State, LSU.
2. Vernon Hargreaves
Cornerback
5-foot-11 | 185 | Wharton
Buzz: Last year our number one player was a DB - Tracy Howard - this year is no different. Hargreaves III is almost every bit the lock-down corner that Tracy Howard is. He's got the speed to close on the routes and makes great plays with both his feet and his hands. A coach's son, he also knows - and understands - the game.
Schools in the mix: Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Florida State, LSU, Miami and tons of others.
3. Matthew Thomas
Linebacker
6-foot-3 | 201 | Booker T. Washington
Buzz: Top two players are defense - which goes to show you how loaded Florida is on the defensive side. Thomas is the glue that keeps Booker T. was one of the top teams in Florida - and in the nation. He'll make an immediate impact at the school he chooses.
Schools in the mix: Alabama, Florida, Florida State, Louisville, Miami - just to name a few.
4. Greg Bryant
Running Back
5-foot-11 | 197 | American Heritage-Delray
Buzz:Bryant made a huge impact at the Rivals100 Five-star challenge in Atlanta. He'll have to deal with the abrupt departure of head coach Don Socha, who resigned in late June. The supporting cast surrounding Bryant helps him make a bigger impact. A very tough schedule - perhaps the toughest in the state - will have him going against some of the best defenses in Florida.
5. Leon McQuay III
Safety
6-foot-2 | 185 | Armwood
Buzz: McQuay had a great showing at the Rivals100 Five-star challenge in Atlanta - even after arriving from a team camp at UCF. He then helped Team Tampa win the IMG-Madden 7-on-7 National Finals. He's got the speed and the size to dominate at safety and has a great instinct to be around the ball. The fact that three of our top five players in Florida are from the defensive side of the ball should tell you something.
Schools in the mix: Florida, Michigan, USC, Vanderbilt.
6. Joey Bosa
Defensive line
6-foot-5 | 270 | St. Thomas Aquinas
Buzz: Bosa became the anchor of the Raider defensive line last year when injuries decimated the front four. His strength is his size and quickness. He's very difficult to block because he's very quick for a big man. His technique is what impresses us most. He never seems to be out of form when pass rushing or stopping the run. Great tackler.
7. Marcell Harris
Safety
6-foot-1 | 213 | Dr. Phillips
Buzz: Harris has cat-like quickness (4.4 in the shuttle run) and 31-inch vertical leap. His size gives him an advantage when going against smaller receivers. He looks to play an intricate part in the Panthers' defense. Last year he made 93 tackles and had three interceptions while forcing four fumbles. He's a ball hawk and broke up several passes in the recent IMG Madden 7-on-7 National Finals.
Schools in the mix: Florida, Florida State, Texas
8. Ryan Green
Running Back
5-foot-10 | 187 | St. Pete Catholic
Buzz: Green has the tools to be an impact player on the next level. The biggest question is the level of competition he'll face this year. However, he's dominated (as should be expected) in almost every game the Barons played last year. He rushed for 1,069 yards and 14 touchdowns on 125 carries. He also had 11 receptions for 143 yards and a touchdown.
9. Derrick Henry
Athlete
6-foot-4 | 241 | Yulee
Buzz: Henry committed early to Georgia, but then retracted it and threw the recruiting race wide open - sort of. Three schools, Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee show the most interest. Where he goes looks to come down to where he plays. His size makes him a perfect tight end in the college game, but a bruising running back that has the speed and quickness, plus the agility - that's a rare find these days. He can also play defense. Mark down Sept. 28 when Yulee plays Glades Day and fellow Top 160 Kelvin Taylor comes to town.
Schools in the mix: Alabama, Georgia, Tennesse.
10. Stacy Coley
Wide Receiver
6-foot-1 | 175 | Northeast (Oakland Park)
Buzz: Coley is easily our top-ranked wide receiver. His speed, agility and quickness help him get open and he has great hands. He runs a very clean route and moves quickly to the ball.
Schools in the mix: Alabama, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, LSU
11. Ahmad Fulwood
Wide Receiver
6-foot-4 | 189 | Bishop Kenny
Buzz: Fullwood suffered an injury in the spring drills that kept him out of the spring game and most of the combines. His rehab seems to be progressing, but there will be some question marks. His commitment to Florida stands firm.
12. Alvin Bailey
Athlete
5-foot-11 | 170 | Armwood
Buzz: Bailey is a diversified athlete. While Rivals.com has him as a wide receiver, we list him as an athlete. Bailey split time between quarterback and wide out in last year's 6A title run for Armwood (vacated by the FHSAA). He is a threat to score from anywhere on the field - be it at wide-out or quarterback in the triple-option.
Schools in the mix: Arkansas, Clemson, Florida State, Notre Dame, West Virginia
13. Demarcus Walker
Defensive End
6-foot-4 | 276 | Sandalwood
Buzz: Walker is big, tall and fast. He has an incredible wing span and knocks down passes if they're thrown in his direction. His bull-rush speed and agility make him a four-star almost a five-star. Has great footwork and mobility. His 4.6 forty time is incredibly impressive.
Schools in the mixAlabama, Clemson, Florida, Auburn, Tennessee
14. Daniel McMillian
Linebacker
6-foot-3 | 220 | First Coast
Buzz: McMillian committed very early to Florida and has stayed true to that choice. He was a key part of the comeback against Fleming Island that led the Bucs to victory. A strong hitter with quickness.
15. Nick Washington
Defensive Back
6-foot-0 |180 | Trinity Christian (Jacksonville)
Buzz: Washington was injured late in the year for the Conquerors but looks to come back strong. He is part of what could be a top five recruiting class for Florida, as he, Fullwood and McMillan have all committed to the Gators.
16. Reggie Davis
Wide Receiver
6-foot-0 | 158 | Lincoln
Buzz: Davis committed to the University of Georgia and headlines a trio of Lincoln receivers which are expected to take the Trojans deep in the post-season. With 4.6 speed, Davis has great hands and runs very clean routes.
17. Mackensie Alexander
Defensive Back
5-foot-11 | 175 | Immokalee
Buzz: Alexander is considered a top target for several schools looking for quickness and agility at defensive back. Ranked fifth at his position in Florida - that should show you how deep the DB market in the Sunshine State is.
Schools in the mix: Arkansas, Clemson, Kentucky, Notre Dame
18. Jordan Sherit
Defensive End
6-foot-3 | 245 | Hillsborough
Buzz: Sherit has come a long way in the impact process. Playing in the Tampa Bay area, which is loaded with defensive talent, Sherit might get lost - but doesn't. He holds his own. Good size, quick feet and strong hands.
Schools in the mix: Auburn, Boston College, Pitt, Stanford, LSU
19. Caleb Brantley
Defensive Tackle
6-foot-3 | 302 | Crescent City
Buzz: Brantley is a lock for the Gators. His coach stated earlier in the year that he's 'sure glad we don't have to face him on Fridays.' Brantley dominates the defensive line and is a run-stopper with pass rush ability.
20. Jaynard Bostwick
Defensive Tackle
6-foot-4 | 291 | Centennial
Buzz: Another defensive player in the top 20 - that makes eleven. Florida has a plethora of talent, just most of it is on one side of the ball. Bostwick may not get the press that Sherit and Brantley get, but has the same impact.
Schools in the mix:Alabama, Florida, LSU, Florida State, Miami
21. Kelvin Taylor
Running Back
5-foot-11 | 215 | Glades Day
Buzz: What does it say when the state's all-time leading rusher can't crack the top 20? It says Florida's got talent. And the Florida Gators have a legacy running back as Kelvin committed to follow his father - NFL great Fred - to Gainesville.
22. Jordan Cunningham
Wide Receiver
6-foot-3| 175 | University School
Buzz: Cunningham was the primary weapon for the Suns last year. This year he's got company. That could open up the arsenel a little as teams won't be able to lock down on stopping him.
Schools in the mix:Miami, Alabama, Oklahoma State, Stanford, Notre Dame
23. Rashard Robinson
Defensive Back
6-foot-2 |163 |Blanche Ely
Buzz: Robinson can hold his own with the best of them. Needs to put on a bit more weight though, as he can get out-battled by bigger receivers. With 4.4 speed, not many will out-run him.
Schools in the mix:Miami, Florida State, Oklahoma, LSU
24. James Hearns
Linebacker
6-foot-3 |230 | Lincoln
Buzz: Hearns is a hard-hitting run-stopper with size, quickness and agility. His 4.6 speed allows him to pick up running backs or wide recievers in zone coverage. He's already committed to the University of Florida.
25. Tarean Folston
Running Back
5-foot-10 | 195 |Cocoa
Buzz: Folston is a three-year starter who plays both ways for the 4A Tigers. He's got legit 4.5 speed and can break a game wide-open.
Schools in the mix:Florida State, South Florida, Virginia Tech, Stanford, Miami
26. Stacy Thomas
Defensive End
6-foot-2 | 235 |Gulliver Prep
Buzz:Thomas plays weakside defensive end and has quickness off the ball. Great pass rusher and contains the outside very well.
Schools in the mix:Florida, Florida State, Notre Dame, Wake Forest, West Virginia.
27. Freddie Stevenson
Linebacker
6-foot-1 | 220 | Bartow
Buzz: Stevenson's stock has been steadily rising during spring practice and summer camps and combines. With a 4.54 Forty time, he's got quickness and agility.
Schools in the mix:Miami, Alabama, Oklahoma State, Stanford, Notre Dame
28. Joey Ivie
Defensive End
6-foot-4 | 270 | Pasco
Buzz: Have we said how loaded the defensive side of the ball is this year? If not - add another log on the fire. Ivie was the heart of the Pirate defense that took them to the state semi-finals before falling to Wakulla. He got his commitment out of the way early, by verbally pledging to the Gators.
29. Jayron Kearse
Athlete
6-foot-4 | 195 | South Fort Myers
Buzz: Another bloodline in Florida that runs deep. Kearse transferred to South Fort Myers for his senior year and will have plenty of chances to show if he's got the same moxie as his uncle Javon.
Schools in the mix:Auburn, Clemson, Southern Cal, Miami, Notre Dame
30. Cord Sandberg
Quarterback
6-foot-3 | 205 |Manatee
Buzz: Finally a quarterback in the Top 30. Sandberg is entering his third year as a starter and has led the 'Canes to the 7A title with an impressive 40-0 win over First Coast. He's never lost to Venice or Southeast, which gives him folklore status in Bradenton. Some say he's not flashy, but we'll take his impressive 26-3 record as a starter.
31. Deadrin Senat
Defensive Tackle
6-foot-1 | 311 | Immokalee
Buzz: Senat pledged early to Florida State but decommitted. He's part of an Indian defense that has plenty of talent. He has a solid 3.2 GPA.
Schools in the mix:Miami, Arkansas, Citadel, Florida International, North Carolina
32. Ira Denson
Offensive Line
6-foot-3 | 316 | Madison County
Buzz: Growing up just fifty miles fromTallahssee, Denson fulfilled a lifetime dream when he pledged to the Seminoles. Now he wants to focus on helping the Cowboys return to Orlando. He's the cog in the wheel that drives Cowboy running game.
33. Jermaine Grace
Linebacker
6-foot-2 | 215|Miramar
Buzz: Grace and the Patriots made it all the way to the 8A title game before falling to Plant. Grace now takes over the lead role of the Patriot defense and looks to utilize his speed to cover a lot of ground.
Schools in the mix:Miami, Florida State, Florida, South Florida, West Virginia
34. Quinton Powell
Linebacker
6-foot-0 | 190 | Mainland
Buzz: A linebacker in the mold of former Mainland and Florida State linebacker Buster Davis, Powell can hit and is very quick.
35. Will Likely
Defensive Back
5-foot-7 | 171 |Glades Central
Buzz: If ever there were a player who is out to prove something - it's Likely. He was dropped from the Rivals100 when concerns about his size were brought up. His cat-like quickness and incredible hand-eye coordination as well as leaping ability make up for his 5-foot-7 frame.
Schools in the mix:LSU, Akron, South Florida, NC State, Stanford
36. Mike Heuerman
Tight End
6-foot-4 | 220 |Barron Collier
Buzz: Our highest-ranked tight end and he has the hands and blocking skills to justify it.
37. Derrick Calloway
Defensive Tackle
6-foot-1 | 310 |Manatee
Buzz: The anchor of the Manatee pass rush, Calloway is expected to bring big-time pressure to opposing quarterbacks.
Schools in the mix:Southern Cal, Texas Tech, Texas A&M, Miami, Ohio State
38. Keanu Neal
Defensive Back
6-foot-1 | 201 | South Sumter
Buzz: Neal is another one of those 'lock-down' type defensive backs. If this were any other year,he'd be ranked higher - but considering the DB's and Safeties ahead of him - he'll do fine at Florida.
39. Jamal Carter
Defensive Back
6-foot-1 | 175 |Southridge
Buzz: Carter has faced some of the fastest and best wide receivers - and that's just in Dade County. He's quick and agile.
Schools in the mix:Miami, Florida State, Florida, South Florida, West Virginia
40. Artie Burns
Defensive Back
6-foot-0 | 170 | Miami Northwestern
Buzz: At cornerback, Burns has shown the ability to read routes and make adjustments. Great feet and hipwork allow him to maintain an eye on the quarterback while pacing with the receiver. Burns had 40 tackles, two interceptions and eight pass deflections as a junior.
Schools in the mix:Miami, Florida State, Alabama, LSU, Southern Cal
41. Reggie Wilkerson
Defensive Back
5-foot-11 | 163 | North Marion
Buzz: Wilkerson is a strong lock-down corner - but that position in Florida is 'loaded' to say the least. He has the speed to stay with receivers and breaks on the ball very well.
42. De'Asian Richardson
Defensive End
6-foot-3 | 285 | Orange Park
Buzz: A strongside defensive end that dominates his opponents. He's got great footwork and quickly sheds blocks. He's got an impressive reach as well when pass rushing.
Schools in the mix: Michigan State, Penn State, West Virginia, Tennessee, Ole Miss
43. Keith Bryant
Defensive Tackle
6-foot-2 | 306 | Atlantic Community
Buzz: A big-time run stopper that has incredible strength and dexterity. Against Glades Central in the spring game - he was simply unblockable.
44. Isaiah Jones
Wide Receiver
6-foot-4 | 210 | Milton
Buzz: The newest member of the Florida State recruiting class expects to make a major impact this year. Jones has speed and size as well as great hands and strength. He fights for the ball and runs very crisp routes. His downfield blocking is pretty good too.
45. Tony Stevens
Wide Receiver
6-foot-3 | 175 | Evans
Buzz: Stevens and teammate Dominic Walker give the Trojans a pass attack that can score quickly and from anywhere on the field. He reads the field very well and finds the open spot.
46. Rodney Adams
Wide Receiver
6-foot-1 | 166 | Lakewood
Buzz: Adams is part of what should be a pretty good skills position class for the University of Florida. Good hands and footwork to go with his 6-1 frame.
47. Taj Williams
Wide Receiver
6-foot-4 | 166 | Lincoln
Buzz: Whatever Lincoln coach Yusif Shakir puts in the water to make good receivers - it's working. Williams is one of three receivers for Lincoln worth keeping an eye on. He's got great hands and size and leaps even taller than his 6-4 frame.
Schools in the mix: Alabama, south Florida, South Carolina, Georgia, Notre Dame
48. Richy Klepal
Offensive Line
6-foot-5 | 285 | Plant
Buzz: At offensive tackle, Klepal has to take on fast defensive ends and sometimes outside linebackers. He does it very well for his 6-5, 285 frame. He's got great footwork and hips and rarely gets beat off the ball.
Schools in the mix: Georgia, Oklahoma, Arizona, West Virginia, Illinois
49. Denver Kirkland
Offensive Line
6-foot-5 | 333 | Miami Booker T. Washington
Buzz: Kirkland is the 'protector' for the Tornados. Nothing gets by him. He's grown an inch since last year and his speed off the ball has improved.
Schools in the mix: Miami, South Florida, Florida State, West Virginia, Southern Cal
50. Alex Collins
Running Back
5-foot-11 | 180 | South Plantation
Buzz: Collins might be the most under-rated person in the Top 50. He's got the speed and footwork to play at the next level and can beat you on one snap.
51. A.J. Turman
Running Back
6-foot-0 | 205 | Boone
Buzz: Turman is in the Rivals250 for a reason. he's got great first-step speed and can cut quickly against the grain. He also carries the ball up the middle with authority and isn't afraid to hit.
Schools in the mix:Florida Atlantic, NC State, Miami, Notre Dame, Boston College
52. Travis Johnson
Wide Receiver
6-foot-3 | 231 | Tampa Jesuit
Buzz: Another impact player from Team Tampa's national championship 7-on-7 squad. Johnson is a very versatile athlete - that can line up at tight end or wideout. Good downfield blocking and very soft hands.
53. Levonte Whitfield
Wide Receiver
5-foot-9 | 168 | Jones
Buzz: Whitfield showed at 'The Opening' why he has the tools to be in the Top 50 before the season is out. He runs a very crisp route and has good separation. He goes for the ball in traffic.
Schools in the mix:Florida State, Florida, West Virginia, Miami, Clemson
54. Asiantii Woulard
Quarterback
6-foot-3 | 205 | Winter Park
Buzz: Woulard committed to USF early, then decommitted - then recommitted. Threw for 1334 yards and 14 touchdowns, but 10 interceptions last year. Playing in the 7-on-7 - he's shown a better ability to read the defensive backs. Stock is rising in our opinion.
55. Johnell Barnes
Wide Receiver
5-foot-11 | 154 | Dunbar
Buzz: Very fast and has great hands. Barnes may be a little light, but makes up for it with quickness and shiftiness. He can move in traffic and is versatile.
56. Michael Deeb
Linebacker
6-foot-2 | 237 | American Heritage-Plantation
Buzz: Inside linebacker with good pass coverage skills. Deeb had five interceptions last season to go with his 90 tackles. Reads the run-pass option very well and rarely gets caught out of position.
57. Dominic Walker
Wide Receiver
6-foot-2 | 195 | Evans
Buzz: Walker first made an impression on us in February and every time we see him he gets better. He plays taller than his 6-foot-2 frame and has good hands and leaping ability. His shuttle time (4.16) shows that he can 'cut' on a dime.
58. Roderick Johnson
Offensive line
6-foot-6 | 315 | American Heritage School-Delray
Buzz: A massive strong-side tackle, Johnson has great footwork and stays with the block. He has the upper body strength to stay with a block and control. Good extension of hands on pass blocking.
59. Richard Benjamin
Wide Receiver
6-foot-1 | 195 | Tampa Bay Tech
Buzz: As a part of Team Tampa (IMG 7-on-7 National Champion), Benjamin made key plays and really showed his versatility. He can catch over the middle and on the fly. Great hands and runs a very crisp route.
60. Tylar Reagan
Offensive line
6-foot-5 |279 |Bartram Trail
Buzz: Reagan had a great spring and off-season and has really skyrocketed. He plays with good technique and a solid base that allows him to lock onto rushing defenders and sustain blocks. He shows very good one-step explosion off the snap.
Schools in the mix: Central Florida, Florida International, Alabama, Arkansas, NC State
61. Ahmad Thomas
Defensive Back
6-foot-1 | 199 | Miami Central
Buzz: Thomas is the highest rated safety in Florida - not in the top five. But the competition at this position is fierce. He recently committed to the University of Oklahoma and is part of a Central defense that won game after game last year with close finishes and defensive stops.
62. Jesus Wilson
Athlete
5-foot-9 | 165 | Christopher Columbus
Buzz: Wilson committed to Florida State and looks to be an impact wide receiver, but can play several positions on both sides of the ball. Wilson has the speed to make an impact at the next level, but his size may be a factor.
63. Lemond Johnson
Athlete
6-foot-1 | 190 | Cooper City
Buzz: Johnson has good speed (4.5) and size, and his leaping ability is impressive. He also goes to the ball very well. He may be one of the more versatile athletes in south Florida. He has committed to Auburn University.
64. Adrian Baker
Defensive Back
6-foot-1 | 168 | Chaminade Madonna
Buzz: Baker is a hard-hitting cornerback with great coverage skills. He's an impact player that covers the field very well. He has committed to Florida State.
65. Dillan Lawson
Linebacker
6-foot-4 | 215 | Crestview
Buzz: Lawson has the size to play at the next level and covers the outside very well from his linebacker position. He made 102 tackles last year and has committed to the University of Florida.
66. Corey Vereen
Linebacker
6-foot-2 | 220 | West Orange
Buzz: Vereen is a fast outside linebacker that covers a lot of ground. He had 59 tackles including 14 for loss and 16 sacks last year. He has committed to the University of Tennessee.
67. Jordan Leggett
Tight End
6-foot-6 | 220 | Navarre
Buzz: Leggett has the speed to play either Tight End or Wide Receiver. His size makes his speed deceptive. He has committed to Clemson University.
68. Ryne Rankin
Linebacker
6-foot-1 | 231 | East River
Buzz: Rankin plays like a coach's son. He's smart and makes the right reads. He will enroll in college in January. He's got the tools to be an impact player in the middle at the University of Georgia, where he has committed.
69. Lorenzo Woodley
Running Back
6-foot-0 | 210 | Christopher Columbus
Buzz:Woodley is a key figure in the Explorer offense. He had 727 yards last year and 11 touchdowns. He's got options and looks to be one of the 'dominant' backs in Dade County.
Schools in the mix: Memphis, Western Kentucky, Indiana, Marshall, Cincinnati
70. Daryl Chestnut
Running Back
5-foot-9 | 190 | Christopher Columbus
Buzz: Chestnut will team up with Woodley to take Columbus back to the post-season. He's an all-purpose back that can catch the ball out of the backfield.
Schools in the mix: Kansas State, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Miami
71. Shedrick Williams
Defensive Back
5-foot-11 | 175 | Madison
Buzz: Williams is the key to the Cowboy offense and took Madison Co. to the state championship after an injury to the starting QB. Look for more of the same, as he'll be the featured back this year.
Schools in the mix: Florida State, South Carolina, South Florida, Louisville, Arkansas
72. Alvonte Bell
Defensive End
6-foot-6 | 228 |Everglades
Buzz: At weakside defensive end, Bell uses his height in passing lanes and his speed to cover the corners. He's timed at 4.88 seconds - not bad for his 6-foot-6 frame. Can play hand up or hand down.
73. Sojourn Shelton
Defensive Back
5-foot-9 | 146 | Plantation
Buzz: At 5-foot-9, Shelton will need to put on a little weight to make the jump to Florida State's secondary next year, but he's got the talent and gift of great feet and hip-work. Rarely gets turned around in pass coverage.
74. Lamar Robbins
Defensive Back
6-foot-3 | 188 | Miami Southridge
Buzz: Robbins has the speed and the size to compete with the big receivers. At cornerback, and in Dade County - he's getting tested every game - and passing with flying colors. Mark this one - he's moving up.
Schools in the mix: Memphis, South Carolina, Western Kentucky, Auburn, UCLA
75. Janarion Grant
Wide Receiver
5-foot-9 | 165 | Pasco
Buzz: As a junior, Grant caught 48 passes for 960 yards and 18 touchdowns. He also scored five rushing touchdowns to go along with four special teams touchdowns and a defensive touchdown.
Schools in the mix: Florida State, Iowa State, UCONN, Central Florida, Middle Tennessee
76. Khalid Thomas
Athlete
5-foot-10 | 175 | Godby
Buzz: Thomas is an athlete on both sides of the ball. He can score both offensively and defensively and often doesn't leave the field. Great potential in the next level.
Schools in the mix: Alabama, Ohio State, Miami, South Carolina, Oregon
77. Charles Williams
Athlete
6-foot-2 | 180 | Champagnat Catholic
Buzz: Williams is an athlete and plays QB for the Lions. Look for him to move to wide receiver or safety to take advantage of his speed and good hands.
Schools in the mix: Ole Miss, West Virginia, LSU, Florida International, Arkansas
78. Michael Johnson
Defensive Back
5-foot-9 | 153 |Miami Booker T. Washington
Buzz: At safety, Johnson is a very hard-hitting and fast-reacting force. He patrols the midfield very well and has quickness to converge on the ball.
79. Tyrell Lyons
Linebacker
6-foot-2 | 220 | First Coast
Buzz: Lyons is making a move to linebacker from safety - where he used his 4.5 speed in coverage and to close on the ball. Good instincts to read run or pass and coverage skills.
80. Skai Moore
Linebacker
6-foot-2 | 210 | University School
Buzz: One of the keys to the Suns' defensive unit that totally dominated almost every opponent in Florida last year. Moore reads the QB/RB very well and is rarely out of position.
Schools in the mix: Vanderbilt, Rutgers, Wake Forest, Texas A&M, Mississippi State
81. Ro'Derrick Hoskins
Linebacker
6-foot-3 | 215 | Evans
Buzz: Hoskins has the size, speed and agility to play inside or outside linebacker. He showed well at the recent IMG Madden 7-on-7 national final and looks to increase a little weight before heading to Florida State in 2013.
82. Paul James
Defensive End
6-foot-2 | 242 | Miami Norland
Buzz: James showed well at the Rivals/VTO Elite 100 combine in April and his spring helped gain a few more offers. He's one of the most recruited DL from the Miami area and looks to be the leader for the Vikings in 2012. Very strong hips and legs and rarely gets knocked off his rush.
Schools in the mix: Indiana, Memphis, Florida Atlantic, Central Florida, Washington State
83. Devin Washington
Defensive End
6-foot-3 | 225 | Jones
Buzz: Washington had 55 solo tackles, 11 tackles for loss and seven sacks in a junior campaign that saw the Tigers face some pretty stiff competition. He's got the speed to blitz and can drop back into pass coverage very easily. Comfortable with a hand down or a hand up.
84. Maquedius Bain
Defensive Tackle
6-foot-3 | 308 | University School
Buzz: Bain is part of a tenacious defense at University that held most opponents out of the end zone. He just missed our pre-season (February) top 5 defensive linemen list - and his spring performance may put him in that category very soon.
85. James Clark
Wide Receiver
5-foot-11 | 170 | New Smyrna Beach
Buzz: The 'other' James Clark in the countdown - but on the offensive side. This Clark found his way into the end zone ten times in 2011 - with four touchdowns and 576 yards receiving. He also returned kicks. He runs track and has a legit 10.2 100 meter time.
Schools in the mix: West Virginia, Memphis, Mississippi State, Iowa State, Purdue
86. Marquion Lane
Athlete
6-foot-2 | 175 | Deland
Buzz: Lane and JoJo Kemp make up a very dangerous combination for the Bulldogs, which struggled offensively at times. Lane is also a two-way player with soft hands and quick feet. We rank him as an athlete - because of his diversity.
Schools in the mix: Central Florida, Boston College, Arizona, Maryland, Georgia
87. Austin Droogsma
Offensive Line
6-foot-4 | 305 | Gulf Breeze
Buzz: Droogsma took off a few pounds during the off-season, and added some speed. His 6-4 frame holds his weight very well and he is expected to be the lead guard for the Dolphins.
Schools in the mix: Florida State, Clemson, Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia Tech
88. Joe Fennell
Offensive Line
6-foot-5 | 320 | South Fort Myers
Buzz: Fennell has strong hands and plays the guard position very well. He has the speed to pull and the size to make you pay if you underestimate him. A dominant big guard.
Schools in the mix: Kentucky, Clemson, Auburn, Illinois, Florida State
89. Jamari Smith
Running Back
6-foot-0 | 200 | Fletcher
Buzz: Smith burst on the scene last year and led the Senators to the state semi-finals. He's got quick feet and can beat you with his second step. He's the premier back on the First Coast.
Schools in the mix: Wake Forest, Penn State, South Carolina, Florida State, Auburn
90. Adam Lane
Running Back
5-foot-8 | 216 | Winter Haven
Buzz: Lane has legit 4.7 speed and can beat you in a pass pattern. Soft hands and quick feet. Size (height) is a factor, but he hits like a fullback.
91. Mike Love
Defensive End
6-foot-4 | 220 | Countryside
Buzz: Love has the size and speed to play linebacker in college. He needs to add additional weight and play at defensive end with his hand in the dirt
Schools in the mix: South Florida, Central Florida, Western Kentucky, Middle Tennessee, Ohio
92. Matt Dayes
Running Back
5-foot-10 | 195 | Cypress Bay
Buzz: Dayes is coming off an injury from last year, but seems healthy during the spring. Dayes has the tools to make an impact at the next level.
93. Terrence Ross
Defensive Back
6-foot-2 | 188 | Wekiva
Buzz: Ross is a big safety who has quickness to the ball. Can play corner or safety in college.
94. Nick Internicola
Linebacker
6-foot-3 | 230 |University School
Buzz: Internicola will likely see time as a defensive end in college. Look for him to increase his size and strength a bit.
95. Eric Carter
Wide Receiver
5-foot-10 | 174 | Lake Gibson
Buzz: Carter averaged 17 yards a catch and six touchdowns for Lake Gibson and runs a 4.57 40 yard dash.
96. Mackenro Alexander
Defensive Back
6-foot-0 | 190 | Immokalee
Buzz: Part of a very talented Indian secondary, he's the safety that will hit very hard. Schools may get a package deal with brother Mackensie Alexander
Schools in the mix: West Virginia, Oklahoma, Florida State, Tennessee, Ole Miss
97. Blake McClain
Defensive Back
5-foot-11 | 181 | Winter Park
Buzz: McClain made our list of top 100 whereas others may not see it. But we're looking at his technique and closing speed. He's got potential to make a first-year impact at Kentucky.
98. Landon Stokes
Defensive End
6-foot-4 | 220 |Lake Highland
Buzz: Stokes has the size and speed to play with a hand down or standing up. He has great feet and can really disrupt the passing game when in the lane.
99. Troy McCollum
Defensive Back
6-foot-0 | 170 | North Miami
Buzz: McCollum made 49 tackles and had an interception in limited action last year. Look for an increased presence for the Pioneers.
Schools in the mix: Illinois, Ole Miss, South Florida, Florida International, Central Florida
100. Jojo Kemp
Running Back
5-foot-10 | 189 | Deland
Buzz: Kemp is an athlete at running back and has an immediate impact on either side of the ball. He averaged 6.5 yards a carry last year against some pretty good defenses.
101. Shaquill Griffin
Defensive Back
6-foot-0 | 184 | Lakewood
Buzz: Griffin has the speed and leaping ability to cover well in the secondary. Good footwork on pass coverage. Schools may get a two-for-one with his twin Shaquem (safety)
Schools in the mix: UMass, Florida, Bowling Green, Clemson, Central Florida
102. John O'Korn
Quarterback
6-foot-3 | 210 | St. Thomas Aquinas
Buzz: O'Korn got some playing time last year and helped the Raiders to the state quarterfinals before falling to Dwyer 6-3. He will have the full spring and summer behind him and looks to make an impact.
103. James Looney
Defensive End
6-foot-3 | 260 | Lake Worth
Buzz: Very quick off the ball in pass rush. Looney plays strong-side defensive end and sheds the blocker quickly. Good footwork.
Schools in the mix: Marshall, Wake Forest, Stanford, Tulane, Western Kentucky.
104. Dejon Funderburk
Wide Receiver
6-foot-0 | 175 | Pensacola Washington
Buzz: Funderburk got the recruiting process over with quickly by committing to South Alabama. He'll be the key to the Wildcat offense in 2012.
105. Jerod Fernandez
Linebacker
6-foot-1 | 215 | Lake Mary
Buzz: Fernandez made 79 tackles last year, including five for loss and three sacks. He's quick to the ball and will be a three-year starter for the Rams.
106. Sean Paul
Defensive Back
6-foot-0 | 180 | Vero Beach
Buzz: Paul has a nose for the ball and attacks very well. His speed is deceptively fast and he has very good hands. Can take it to the house in a heartbeat if he jumps the route.
Schools in the mix: Wake Forest, Louisville, Florida, South Alabama, Florida State
107. Lance Virgile
Linebacker
6-foot-2 | 215| St. Thomas Aquinas
Buzz: At outside linebacker, Virgile has the speed to cover most running backs and wide receivers. A good run-stopper who gets quick to the ball.
Schools in the mix: Central Florida, Nebraska, Oregon, Wake Forest, East Carolina
108. Darius Paige
Defensive Tackle
6-foot-3 | 275 | Pensacola Washington
Buzz: A tall, big-bodied defensive tackle who makes a lot of plays at the line of scrimmage. When the ball comes his way, he makes the tackle.
109. Ander Bodkin
Offensive Line
6-foot-5 | 276 | Marianna
Buzz: With a new coach and new offensive scheme, Bodkin becomes the anchor of the line. At offensive tackle, he's got very quick feet and can move with any lineman.
Schools in the mix: Florida State, Georgia, South Florida, Jacksonville, Auburn
110. Chris Griffin
Offensive Line
6-foot-6 | 265 | Wakulla
Buzz: Griffin and Wakulla benefitted greatly from the extra five weeks of practice that making the state championship brought. He's a solid framed 6-6 and has good technique.
111. Michael Stevenson
Defensive Back
6-foot-0 | 175 | Clearwater Central Catholic
Buzz: Stevenson has caught the eye of many recruiters with his speed. Timed at 4.52 seconds, he's a fast cover corner. An injury to his jaw earlier in June saw him drop eight pounds. Working on strength and weight gain.
Schools in the mix: Wake Forest, Central Florida, West Virginia, Akron, Duke
112. Jacky Marcellus
Running Back
5-foot-8 | 175 |Immokalee
Buzz: A dual-threat running back, Marcellus had 691 yards rushing and 10 touchdowns to go with 747 yards receiving and 22 touchdowns. Soft hands and quick feet.
Schools in the mix: Missouri, Florida State, UMASS, South Florida, Ball State
113. Marquis Haynes
Defensive End
6-foot-2 | 220 | University Christian School
Buzz: A weakside defensive end with run-stopping skills and can drop into coverage well. He committed to Louisville early, but is still taking visits.
114. Seyvon Lowry
Defensive End
6-foot-3 | 225 |First Coast
Buzz: A defensive end that can move into pass coverage very well. He has the speed and size to disrupt the passing lanes when rushing the quarterback.
115. Sean Avant
Wide Receiver
6-foot-0 | 175 |Miramar
Buzz: Big shoes to fill for Avant, who will become Miramar's primary receiving weapon this year. He's got quickness and soft hands.
Schools in the mix: Wake Forest, Boston College, Temple, Syracuse, West Virginia
116. Micah Reed
Running Back
5-foot-11 | 182 | Crestview
Buzz: UCF's first commitment of 2013 is a stellar running back from the panhandle. Good first-step speed and cuts very well on the move.
117. Blake Keller
Defensive End
6-foot-2 | 215 | Manatee
Buzz: At weakside defensive end, Keller has very good pass rushing skills. He's very quick off the snap. He has a quick first step.
118. Kennard Swanson
Running Back
6-foot-0 | 245 | Lake Gibson
Buzz: Swanson is the top-ranked fullback in the state of Florida and has the size and speed to bull people over. He'll be rising fast once the season starts. He played both ways last year.
119. Paris Bostick
Defensive Back
6-foot-1 | 208 | Plant
Buzz: As a part of the Plant defense that shut down Miramar's offensive attack in the 8A title game, Bostwick was tested and passed with flying colors. He made 63 tackles last year and had three interceptions.
Schools in the mix: Arkansas, Texas A&M West Virginia, Georgia, Illnois
120. Da'Wan Hunte
Defensive Back
5-foot-10 | 185 | Miami Central
Buzz: Hunte has worked his way through some stiff competition over the last three years, playing with some super talented defensive backfield teammates. His pass coverage skills are very good. Height is the only concern when he faces big receivers.
121. Rayfield Dixon
Linebacker
6-foot-3 | 196 | Seminole Ridge
Buzz: Dixon is an outside linebacker that covers his area very well. As a junior, Dixon tallied 75 tackles, 17 for loss, and five sacks.
Schools in the mix: Minnesota, West Virginia, Purdue, Miami, Western Kentucyk
122. Donel Elam
Linebacker
6-foot-1 | 200 | Fleming Island
Buzz: Elam has great pass coverage skills and speed. So much that he may end up moving to safety at Louisville next year.
123. Dominic Zanca
Linebacker
6-foot-2 | 232 | Lake Brantley
Buzz: A strong inside linebacker from Lake Brantley, Zanca committed early to Tennessee and remains a strong verbal. Good size and flows to the ball very well.
124. Devyn Salmon
Defensive Tackle
6-foot-1 | 285 | Plant City
Buzz: Has the size and tools to be very effective. Good bull rush skills. Needs some additional strength and speed to move up.
Schools in the mix:West Virginia, Cincinnati, Missouri, Cincinnati, Wake Forest
125. Kendrick Hair
Defensive End
6-foot-5 | 272 | Jones
Buzz: A strong side defensive end that has the hands to play both sides of the ball. He's quick off the snap and very agile for his size.
Schools in the mix: Boston College, Florida State, Purdue, Marshall, Louisville
126. Trevon Young
Offensive Line
6-foot-5 | 265 | Braden River
Buzz: Good offensive tackle that gets the job done. He is flying under the radar for now - but will be making a move. Solid fundamentals.
Schools in the mix: Florida International, Jacksonville, Florida Atlantic, LSU, Purdue
127. Marcus Davis
Athlete
5-foot-11 | 170 | American Heritage -Delray
Buzz: Part of one of the best backfields in Florida, Davis has great speed and agility. As a defensive back, he can cover very well and as an offensive threat, he makes defenses stay honest.
Schools in the mix:West Virginia, Vanderbilt, Wake Forest, Mississippi State, Western Kentucky
128. Tshumbi Johnson
Athlete
5-foot-11 | 185| Immokalee
Buzz: A dual-threat quarterback who can beat you with his arms or his legs. he ran for 1,160 yards and 19 touchdowns while throwing for 2,625 yards and 25 touchdowns last year.
129. Jasper Sasser
Athlete
6-foot-1 | 189 | Wolfson
Buzz: Sasser could play either receiver or safety in college, but many believe he is best suited for defense
130. Mike Dorcely
Defensive Back
5-foot-9 | 175 | Lake Highland
Buzz: A two-way player at Lake Highland Prep, Dorcely has great hands and good quickness to the point of attack.
Schools in the mix: Indiana, Memphis, Florida Atlantic, Central Florida, Washington State
131. Bryant Gross
Defensive Back
6-foot-1 | 188 | American Heritage-Plantation
Buzz: A safety with blistering speed. His 4.38 speed comes in handy when closing on the ball. Will likely get a chance to play cornerback in college.
Schools in the mix:Rutgers, Purdue, Central Michigan, Tulane, Georgia State
132. Xavier Hines
Defensive Back
6-foot-0 | 175 | Belen Jesuit Prep
Buzz: Hines played both corner and safety last year. Finished with eight interceptions. He handles change of direction very well and is more quick than fast when breaking on the ball.
Schools in the mix:Temple, Western Michigan, Boston College, Florida International, Tulane
133. Malik Greaves
Defensive Back
6-foot-2 | 197 | Sandalwood
Buzz: Good pass coverage skills and size with closing speed. His height also helps when covering big receivers.
134. Leroy Clark
Defensive Back
5-foot-10 | 169 | Archbishop Carroll
Buzz: Very good pass coverage skills. As a junior, he recorded 13 interceptions. Good speed and breaks on the ball very well. Size is the only drawback.
Schools in the mix:Florida State, West Virginia, Illinois, Mississippi State, Ole Miss
135. James Clark
Linebacker
6-foot-2 | 210 | Sebastian River
Buzz: Clark is an inside linebacker with good pass rushing skills. As a junior, Clark recorded 52 tackles including 19 tackles for loss and eight sacks.
Schools in the mix:Florida, Auburn, South Florida, Georgia State, West Virginia
136. George Williams
Linebacker
5-foot-11 | 224 | Hialeah
Buzz: Williams plays inside linebacker and pursues the run very well. He plays some very fast competition and flows very well to the action.
Schools in the mix:Pitt, Minnesota, Louisville, LSU, Florida International
137. Jeremy Benjamin
Linebacker
6-foot-2 | 225 | McArthur
Buzz: Flows very quickly to the ball. He plays inside linebacker in high school but may see the outside due to his size and quickness. Good pass coverage skills.
Schools in the mix: Florida International, Wake Forest, Kentucky, West Virginia, Minnesota
138. Kyle Shortridge
Defensive Tackle
6-foot-2 | 273 | Seminole Ridge
Buzz: Big and strong, Shortridge is a big-time run-stopper up front. He's drawn some major looks and is one of the 'up-and-coming' players in our ranking. He needs a little more speed. Footwork is very solid.
Schools in the mix: Missouri, Boise State, Texas A&M, Georgia State, Tennessee
139. Dionte Taylor
Wide Receiver
6-foot-0 | 165 | University School
Buzz: Taylor has great hands and break-away speed. Teaming up with Jordan Cunningham will give Taylor more offensive opportunities, as most defenses can't cover both.
Schools in the mix: Bowling Green, Marshall, Cincinnati, Houston, Wake Forest
140. Shawn Curtis
Offensive Line
6-foot-5 | 270 | Olympia
Buzz: If working hard makes you stronger, Curtis may be 'He-Man' before the end of summer. He's spent time in camps and working on his blocking technique. He hopes to add a little weight, but not lose any quickness.
Schools in the mix: Louisville, Syracuse, Mississippi State, UConn, Purdue
141. Kyle Schafenacker
Offensive Line
6-foot-4 | 285 | St. Thomas Aquinas
Buzz: Schafenacker has good size and adequate arm length to handle right tackle, but he may end up being used as an offensive guard. A three-star offensive lineman, he had a very good showing at the Rivals-VTO Skills Challenge
Schools in the mix:Georgia Tech, Nebraska, Alabama, Boston College, Kentucky
142. Lucas Crowley
Offensive Line
6-foot-3 | 270 | Nease
Buzz: With a new coach and a new offensive scheme, Crowley will have to be the anchor for the Panther line. Crowley has spent the summer in the weight room and camping. Look for the added strength to show come August 31.
Schools in the mix:Georgia Tech, Nebraska, Alabama, Boston College, Kentucky
143. Fred Coppet
Running Back
5-foot-9 | 176 | St. Thomas Aquinas
Buzz: Coppet became the go-to guy for the Raiders last year when injuries started adding up. He himself played through some tough times. He's durable and has good hands out of the backfield.
Schools in the mix:Boston College, South Florida, Indiana, Bowling Green
144. T.J. Johnson
Running Back
5-foot-7 | 153 | Island Coast
Buzz: With 4.31 speed, Johnson has to put on a little weight to make a serious run at a Top 100 ranking. There's no doubt he can run, but is he durable enough to be the premier back.
Schools in the mix:Miami, Nebraska, Florida Atlantic, South Florida Tennessee
145. Tyler Cogswell
Quarterback
6-foot-4 |226 | American Heritage-Plantation
Buzz: Cogswell fared very well at the Rivals-VTO Challenge/Combine and snapped up an offer from the Razorbacks of Arkansas. He threw for over 1900 yards and 24 touchdowns last year.
146. Malik Brown
Defensive End
6-foot-3 | 205 | Dwyer
Buzz: Brown and the Dwyer Panthers had a stellar defense last year and his quickness at weakside defensive end is a legit weapon for the Panthers. He gets around the corner very quickly and has the speed to run the play down from behind.
Schools in the mix:Marshall, Syracuse, Florida International, New Mexico State, South Florida
147. Nigel Harris
Linebacker
6-foot-1 | 200 |Hillsborough
Buzz: A three-star linebacker who's stock is on the rise after being a part of the Team Tampa IMG Madden 7-on-7 championship team. Harris has good speed to cover the middle and plays the position very well.
Schools in the mix:Vanderbilt, Indiana, Boston College, Purdue, Florida Atlantic
148. Pete Dinovo
Quarterback
6-foot-3 | 205 | East Lake
Buzz: A good showing with Team Tampa (earned MVP honors) in the IMG Madden 7-on-7 and DiNovo celebrated not one - but two quick offers. Both South Florida and Central Florida have offered the East Lake signal Caller -who took Plant to the brink, before falling 28-21 in overtime.


Schools in the mix:South Florida, Central Florida, Florida State, Houston, Indiana

149. Shamar Johnson
Offensive Line
6-foot-6 | 270 | Pine Forest
Buzz: Johnson is one of the best that Pine Forest coach Mike Bennett has had in a while. He has quick feet and a strong upper body. Louisville snagged a good one from the panhandle.
150. Monty Nelson
Defensive Tackle
6-foot-2 | 310 | Plantation
Buzz: A three-star rated defensive lineman, Nelson plays in the tough 8A classification and faces some pretty hefty competition in Broward County. That will only serve to make him a better, stronger, faster player.
Schools in the mix:Wake Forest, Pitt, Michigan State, Missouri, Wisconsin
151. Anthony Walker Jr.
Linebacker
6-foot-1 | 208 |Monsignor Pace
Buzz: Walker and the Spartans have a lot of potential. As a junior, Walker had 65 tackles, four interceptions, three forced fumbles, and two fumble recoveries.
Schools in the mix: Florida International, Duke, Purdue, Central Florida, Buffalo
152. Marcus Levy
Running back
5-foot-10 | 187 | Fort Pierce Central
Buzz: The Cobras rode the legs of Levy to the state quarter-finals and look to make a strong run in 2012 - both Levy and Fort Pierce Central
Schools in the mix:Cincinnati, Wake Forest, Central Florida, South Carolina, Mississippi State.
153. Kurt Benkert
Quarterback
6-foot-3 | 204 | Island Coast
Buzz: Benkert starts his senior year at Island Coast and feels the transfer will do him good.
154. Alton Meeks
Quarterback
6-foot-2 | 225 | Dr. Phillips
Buzz: Meeks is set to lead the Panthers for a second season. As a junior, Meeks was 85-for-185 for 1,273 yards, 15 touchdowns, and 13 interceptions.
155. Hassan Childs
Defensive Back
6-foot-1 | 170 |Kissimmee Osceola
Buzz: Childs was an 'Under the Radar' pick by FlaVarsity back in March. Now he's heading to the Wolfpack of NC State.
156. Brisly Estime
Defensive Back
5-foot-9 | 165 | Atlantic Community
Buzz: Estime is a very good centerfield safety prospect because of his quickness and awareness. He does a very good job of playing in space, making a read on the quarterback.
Schools in the mix:LSU, Western Michigan, Bowling Green, Marshall, Minnesota
157. Parker Boehme
Quarterback
6-foot-2 | 215 | Sandalwood
Buzz: A third-year starter that has a big offensive line to work with. Sandalwood plays the spread, so look for Boehme to throw a lot. He's also a strong and fast runner.
158. Taylor Marini
Tight End
6-foot-4 | 227 | Lake Mary
Buzz: Marini has the build to play tight end with good hands. Needs to add a bit more speed.
159. John Marvin
Defensive Back
6-foot-1 | 188 | Fort Walton Beach
Buzz: Marvin just committed to Georgia Tech last week and bring his 4.6 speed to the Yellow Jacket secondary. He's got quick feet and breaks on the ball well.
160. Alex Montgomery
Wide Receiver
6-foot-1 | 180 |Cypress Bay
Buzz: Montgomery has the tools to make a move in the 160. As a junior, Montgomery had 27 receptions for 556 yards and 10 touchdowns. He also had 25 rushes for 152 yards and three touchdowns.

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