3 FOR THURSDAY: Brefil, Hyppolite & Marsh Set Standards

Larry Blustein
November 01, 2018 - 10:31 am

Larry Blustein

It’s the last week of the regular season, and as many seniors look forward to the playoffs, there are others who will play their final high school football game this weekend.

The toughest part of for high school football players is the competition to play at the next level is fierce - and attaining that college scholarship is never a guarantee.

Not to rub it in, but where are the combine companies who told you back in the off season that if you didn’t come to their event, you would never get a scholarship? Well, parents, players and coaches who ignored everyone when they were told NOBODY can get you a scholarship but YOU, the ship is sailing, so to speak – and you and your promises are not on it.

Having been in this recruiting business and around high school football for almost a half century, you would think that we would have heard and seen it all. But you would be surprised how people will do what they want to do – no matter what they are told – and what the stakes ultimately are.

Anyway, the window is starting to close – and there are plenty of Class of 2019 seniors without college plans.

With the first National Signing Day coming up the week before Christmas, the trickle down will start for those athletes looking to play football. Colleges often have their main targets, and when those targets are taken, they move to the next, and that is why never giving up and always chasing your dreams come into play.

What we do during the course of the year is promote nearly 5,000 football prospects, close to 1,500 right here in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties.

Every week during the course of a year, we bring you a number of local prospects. On Thursday, there are three players that we spotlight. Check these quality athletes out:

2019 – Arthur Brefil, RB, Cooper City. One of the huge secrets in south Florida, this outstanding runner showcased his skills this season – as many watched and appreciated what he has been able to do.

One of the players that colleges watched, but if you saw him this season, you can tell that he separated himself from many of the other backs.

On a young team, he has been the spark and leader this program has needed.

TAPE: https://www.hudl.com/profile/8331283/Arthur-Brefil

2020 – Ruben Hyppolite, II, LB, Plantation American Heritage. Since last season, as a sophomore, here is a football talent that everyone started to watch.

His playmaking abilities, quickness, strength and knowledge of being in the right spot at the right time has put the two-time defending 5A state champions in a position to win a third.

Tremendous tackler, who has taken full advantage of what head coach Pat Surtain and the staff have put next to him on the field. This is a quality talent that has a number of offers – and when is all said and done – he will be another in a line of student/athletes who get it done on field as well as the classroom.

TAPE: https://www.hudl.com/profile/6401150/Ruben-Hyppolite-II

2020 – Katravis Marsh, QB, Hialeah American. One of the prospects who has watched his stock rise – and with a big off season ahead – you can guarantee that this going to be one of the talents that everyone will be watching.

At 6-foot-5, he has size, athletic ability and plenty of arm strength. As he matured this year, you could tell when all the pieces are in place around him, Katravis will be very special.

Watched him perform against to competition, and no matter what team the Patriots played, this is the prospect making those plays that people talked about.

TAPE: https://www.hudl.com/profile/8678841/Katravis-Marsh

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