3 FOR THURSDAY: McCoy, Nunn and Rettmann Turning Heads In The Summer

Larry Blustein
June 21, 2018 - 1:39 pm

Larry Blustein

While this is the time of year that you can find athletes and coaches all over the country, taking part in camps and 7-on-7 events - as well as Team Padded camps, you know that when it comes to players from this region, there is nothing that they will miss.

As colleges scramble to get as many quality athletes on their campus during June, exposure is indeed the name of the game - and social media is there to document it.

If you follow high school football during the course of a year - like thousands and thousands do - social media is truly your best resource. As schools take visits, it is all recorded on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and just about any other way you can convey what is going on.

Barbecue in Alabama or being on the field with the University of Tennessee coaching staff, it is all out there - with plenty of photos - for everyone to see, and in some cases, envy.

Pittsburgh, South Carolina, Duke, Ole Miss, Georgia Tech Indiana, Michigan, Penn State and just about 100 other schools have been the destination so far this summer - and it’s only just starting.

With the rest of June and the entire month of July, football prospects will have the opportunity to showcase their many talents - as well as having the chance to turn some heads along the way.

As we continue to cover all the prospects and their teams this summer, we also will bring you some of the new athletes who are making an impression as well.

Our Thursday, we bring you three athletes to look at. Many have been discovered a long time ago, but have recently started to turn some heads:

2021 - Bryan McCoy, QB, 5-10, 170, Hallandale. If we have found out anything about the Chargers over the past few years, this is an area loaded with talent - and many of those older prospects are starting to receiving huge college offers. Here is yet another quarterback that this program has been able to produce over the past five seasons. Headed toward his sophomore season, this is a summer that McCoy has been fed to the wolves, and he has responded in a positive way. The 7-on-7 events that this school has taken part in has featured elite competition. As his arm gets stronger, you will see difference. He will be among the best in the class.

TAPE: https://www.hudl.com/profile/10976713/Bryan-McCoy

2019 - Cornelius Nunn, Jr., DB, 6-0, 175, Miami Palmetto. The you can run well, play the game and have enough credentials of playing against proven major college competition, you tend to get a solid reputation. This is one of those quality athletes who has watched his stock soar through the roof - just since the end of the 2017 season. His offers are impressive and well deserved. Prospects like this will help keep the Panthers in the spotlight - and help them defend their district title in one of the toughest 8A districts in Florida. 

TAPE: http://www.hudl.com/profile/7864440/Cornelius-Nunn-jr

2019 - Cole Rettmann, QB, 6-2, 165, South Plantation. Talk about a player who has watched his stock rise. This is certainly one of those quarterbacks who has put in the work and began to mature. His arm strength, decision making and overall athleticism have started to elevate him to that next level. This is someone who attends many events as possible, thrusting himself into the spotlight. Has developed - with arm strength and accuracy - as a prospect to keep an eye on in 2018. Remember, he has mobility, accuracy and plenty of passion for the game. Very few will outwork him, and that is something that college coaches will be watching this coming season. 

TAPE: https://www.hudl.com/profile/7649134/Cole-Rettmann

RIP ANDRE “COACH DRE” STAFFORD

On Tuesday, the South Florida coaching and football community lost a very special person.

Lifelong Miami Carol City Chief, Coach Andre Stafford passed away suddenly while doing what he loved - coaching football and being around the young men and his fellow coaches.

Through the years, Coach Dre has been an inspiration to his alma mater, coaching everything he could to make a life special.

The outpouring for one of South Florida’s brightest stars came from all over - Chief fans as well as those who he touched along the way.

At just 43, Coach Dre leaves family and friends who admired and adored him.

Rest In Peace!  

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