Larry Blustein

MONDAY TAKE: Elite 2020 Prospects Taking Center Stage

Larry Blustein
January 21, 2019 - 9:20 am

While there are still many prospects from the Class of 2019 who have not signed with a college for the upcoming season, many coaches have started to turn their attention to the future.

As we have learned over the years, it doesn’t matter what class it is, south Florida will always have talented athletes - among the best in the country.

With those elite rankings come plenty of exposure – and that all begins with the combines that spotlight many of these elite players – and further thrust them into a group that continues receive attention.

While having some of the best talent in the nation never gets old to this region of the country, it does help other prospects get some of that recognition.

Today, we will spotlight a group of local players who will continue to carry that flag locally for the very talented Class of 2020.

Remember, throughout the course of a year, NOBODY will promote more local players than we do – at every level!

These are NOT rankings. Just a sample of 10 south Florida prospects who have jumped into the national spotlight:

Samuel Anaele, DE, 6-3, 245, Miami Carol City. This University of Miami commitment has everything you are looking for in a defensive end prospect, and he has had the chance to prove it.

Whether it’s on the field – or at the recent Under Armour Future 50 – Samuel had the opportunity to showcase his many skills on the field.

Marc Britt, WR, 6-2, 190, Miami Carol City. Another prospect we have watched since the day he began playing, this impressive receiver – with the University of Florida and Miami watching – is a true game changer.

Ask any player or coach who competes against him and they will all tell you how talented this young man is. Solid prospect who will be pushed in the off season.

Don Chaney, Jr., RB, Miami Belen Jesuit. Having watched him play since the 8th grade, there is simply no denying how gifted this young man is – and as every season progresses – he continues to impress.

While current interest from schools such as University of Miami and South Carolina, heading into his final season, he remains a player that everyone is watching and appreciating. By the way, he has also happens to be the two-time defending state high jump champion!

Marcus Dumervil, OT, 6-6, 305, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas. Yet another University of Oklahoma commitment who has more than impressed with his size, talent and overall athletic ability.

From the first time he took part in a game, there was simply no getting around the fact that this is one of the most talented line prospects in the country.

Henry Gray, CB, 5-11, 175, Central. If you have watched this impressive talent play, nobody has to tell you anything. This is a big time performer, who continues to get better and better.

A one-time Miramar standout, he made the move to Miami-Dade County a year ago – and has not stopped him impressing. Miami an Ohio State are just a few of many who are watching.

Jaylan Knighton, RB, 5-9, 175, Deerfield Beach. Here is yet another prospect who has been recognized by a lot of people, who know this game and appreciate talent prospects.

The son of former Miami Central and Louisville record-setter, Rodney Knighton, this Oklahoma commitment will certainly be a major force this coming season.

Willie Moise, DT, 6-3, 275, Hollywood Chaminade-Madonna. In a class that certainly has its share of tremendous football talent, this is a player that many need to watch a lot closer.

What this University of Miami commitment brings to the table is a very impressive, strong, athletic and agile football player who is all over the field – and when you watch him perform – you will be sold, immediately. 

Henry Parrish, Jr., RB, 5-11, 185, Miami Christopher Columbus. For those of you who may not think that this quality football talent is not one of the best in Florida – you may need to attend more games live.

By the end of next season, this is a back who will have as much big game experience as anyone in south Florida, and it’s not up for discussion!

Marcus Rosemy, WR, 6-1, 180, St. Thomas Aquinas. Burst onto the scene last year at this time – with a solid off season, and has continued to receive plenty of interest.

The gifted pass catcher remains one of the best in south Florida, which more than has its share of elite head-turners!

Derek Wingo, OLB, 6-2, 215, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas. One of the more talented and gifted athletes we have in the state of Florida, here is a football player who can play five positions and never disappoint at any of them.

This Penn State commitment has been a huge force for head coach Roger Harriott and the Raiders, and will truly be a major player for another run at a state title appearance in 2019.

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