3 FOR THURSDAY: Gore, Jr., Harris and Restrepo Setting Standards

Larry Blustein
September 06, 2018 - 11:33 am

Larry Blustein

As we head toward the third week of the 2018 high school football season, the race for exposure continues.

As several big games are being played throughout south Florida and beyond, following every prospects is never easy.

When parents, coaches and athletes ask what they can do to enhance the recruiting experience, this is the time of year that they can assist by researching schools, scholarship monies and anything else that may save them – while providing an education.

If parents or family members don’t get involved, someone else will – and that is not always a great thing.  We all know that it’s never easy on families – and those who are in charge at home are usually working very hard. But to most, at least take some time to find out what lies ahead for your child. Ask questions of qualified and respected people - and see if getting to the next level (college) is truly in the cards.

No matter if you are being watched by major colleges or small schools, if you love the game of football, and would like to continue playing, there is always a college for you to attend – and financial assistance to obtain, but it’s a job and it requires a lot of work.

As you, the athlete continues to perform, we will promote and expose your game to college coaches throughout the country. Coaches that we have known for decades. Each have contacts throughout the college coaching world as well.

As we do each week, we pick out three players who are getting it done on the football field as well as being solid teammates.

Here are 3 to continue to keep an eye on:

2020 – Frank Gore, Jr., RB, Miami Killian. Way before last week’s 250 yard, 23-carry performance against American, this young man had jumped onto the radar screen.

While having a father who is on his way to the Hall of Fame is a great thing, making your own way – with that famous name on the back of your jersey is what this quick, strong and elusive back has done in his first three years of high school football.

As the comparisons roll in daily, Frank Jr., knows that to continue to climb the same ladder his father did, he is going to need to work harder and harder every day. Look at where his dad is these days – after a record-setting career in the NFL? Getting set to play a key role with the Dolphins this season!

TAPE: https://www.hudl.com/profile/9967824/Frank-Gore

2019 – Michael “Pop” Harris, RB, Miami Norland. A three year varsity performer, here is someone who has a chance to really be special this season.

Coming off a huge game in a loss to national power IMG, this is exactly what will thrust this quality football player into the spotlight.

Has great explosion, tremendous vision and is not afraid to sacrifice his body to make plays happen.

TAPE: https://www.hudl.com/profile/8497866/Michael-POP-Harris  

2020 – Xavier Restrepo, WR/S, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas. From the time he announced that he was making the move from Monarch to play for the Raiders, this is someone that everyone was watching with great anticipation. Whether he plays on the offensive side of the ball – or as a safety on defense – he is a difference maker. Tremendous speed and skill, which has made this Top 50 standout someone the opposition knows all about.

In addition to what he has been able to do on the football, Restrepo is equally as gifted in the classroom. All around talent.

TAPE: http://www.hudl.com/profile/7373714/Xavier-Restrepo

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