Larry Blustein

3 FOR THURSDAY: - Jeudy, Massie & Wingo Stepping Up

Larry Blustein
December 06, 2018 - 2:14 pm

Playoff football means so much to so many – but this week – it means everything to the six south Florida schools who have made their way to Orlando.

While college coaches and a collection of scouts and media will be on hand for three days of high level football at Camping World Stadium, it will be these football players – many under the radar – who will benefit the most.

Post season football is always a way for several top prospects to turn heads – against other elite competition, giving colleges a better look against state-rated teams.

What these state playoffs have been about is exposure - and with the state championship games coming up, several athletes will have the chance to get further attention.

As we do every week during the season – whether it’s a state title game, camp, combine or 7-on-7 event, we bring you three athletes to keep an eye on.

Here are the three that we have for you during state championship week:

2019 – Yahweh Jeudy, OLB, Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons. A three year starter for this state bound 5A team, there is no getting around the fact that he has been an important player for this program – when they needed his talent and leadership most.

One of the most consistent athletes on a defense that turned out to be one of the best. Solid football player who made his commitment to attend Kansas State, and there is no doubt that he will impact that program.


2021 – Antwan Massie, CB, 5-10, 175, Miami Northwestern.

On a team that really made a huge run in the playoffs, it’s athletes like this that continues to make a difference – and playing a key role in the success of the defending state champions.

This one time Booker T. Washington standout more than impacted the Bulls this year and was a big part of a secondary that boasts a number of young prospects. Solid football talent who continues to raise the bar.


2020 – Derek Wingo, OLB, 6-2, 210, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas. No matter where this quality football player has lined up, he has impressed – and has been a major part of this team getting to the 7A state title game on Friday night.

His knowledge of the game – from both sides of the ball has made this impressive football talent one of the most important parts of a defense that is one of south Florida’s best. Just a junior!


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