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TomahawkNation's 2011 Florida Watch List

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This is a list of players that TomahawkNation's recruiting team has been keeping an eye, and ear out for over the past season. Many of these players, although only going into their Senior season are already household names. Try not to get too caught up in the actual rankings as we haven't seen film of every single player in the state, and sometimes have to go off of other people's scouting reports and high school coach's opinions (local coaches are notoriously biased). Many names between now and the season will pop up in the camp circuit, and there are always players who blow up their senior season ala Greg Dent. So here is our early watch list for the best players in the state of Florida for next recruiting cycle.

The Top 30 for FL would be a normal state's Top 10, that's how loaded the state is this cycle. In my opinion, there is not a ton of separation between the top 15 or so kids in skill and potential, so keep that in mind.

1.      Tim Jernigan- DT; Lake City (Columbia) 6'2'' 270

2.      Mike Bellamy- RB; Punta Gorda (Charlotte) 5'10'' 180

3.      Teddy Bridgewater-ATH; Miami (Northwestern) 6'3'' 175

4.      James Wilder Jr.-LB/RB; Tampa (Plant) 6'2'' 225

5.      Daunte Saunders-ATH; Deland (Deland) 5'11 170

6.      Kelvin Benjamin- WR/TE; Glades City (Glades Central) 6'6'' 215

7.      Denzel Perryman- LB; Miami (Coral Gables) 6'0'' 210

8.      Ha'sean Clinton-Dix-S; Orlando (Dr. Phillips) 6'2 205

9.      Buck Allen-RB; Tallahassee (Lincoln) 6'1'' 210

10.  Nick Oleary-TE; Palm Beach (Dwyer) 6'3'' 220

11.  Javares McRoy- WR; Lakeland (Lakeland) 5'9'' 165

12.  Marlin Lane-RB; Daytona Beach (Mainland) 6'0'' 200

13.  Sammy Watkins-WR; Ft. Myers (S. Ft Myers) 6'1'' 180

14.  Curt Maggitt-DE; Palm Beach (Dwyer) 6'3'' 210

15.  Tyler Moore- OL; Clearwater (Countryside) 6'5'' 280

16.  Nick Waisome-CB; Groveland (South Lake) 5'10'' 165

17.  Chavelle Buie-RB; Cocoa (Cocoa) 5'9'' 160

18.  Arrington Jenkins- LB/DE; Miami (Killian) 6'2'' 216

19.  Serderius Bryant-LB; Sanford (Seminole) 5'10'' 200

20.  Karlos Williams- ATH; Lakeland (Ridge Community)

21.  Marcus Jackson-OL; Vero Beach (Vero) 6'4'' 290

22.  Tacoi Sumler-ATH; Miami (Gulliver Prep) 5'9'' 170

23.  Andre Davis-WR; Tampa (Jefferson) 6'1'' 180

24.  Cortez Davis-S; Daytona Beach (Mainland) 6'5'' 190

25.  Miles Pace- LB; Miami (Central) 6'1'' 235

26.  Trey Pettis OL; Deland (Deland) 6'5'' 280

27.  Kevin Grooms-ATH; South Broward 5'10'' 160

28.  Wayne Lyons-S; Ft. Lauderdale (Dilliard) 5'11'' 180

29.  Deion Lee-DE; Ft. Walton (Walton) 6'4'' 230

30.  Brandon Fulse-TE/DE; Fort Meade (Ft. Meade) 6'5'' 250 

31. Giorgio Newberry- DE; Fort Pierce (Central) 6'5'' 257

32. Jeremy Cash- S; Plantation (Plantation) 6'2'' 185

33. Demetrius "Dee" Hart- CB/RB; Orlando (Dr. Phillips) 5'8'' 183

34. A.C. Leonard- ATH; Jacksonville (Ribault) 6'2'' 232

35. Keelin Smith- CB; Fort Pierce (Treasure Coast) 6'3'' 185

36. Derrick Mitchell- DT; Jacksonville (First Coast) 6'5'' 285

37. Bobby Hart- OL; Ft. Lauderdale (STA) 6'4'' 285

38. Eric Beverly- RB; Jacksonville (First Coast) 5'11'' 205

39. Jerrard Randall- QB/ATH; Hollywood (Chaminade) 6'2'' 189

40. Calvin Pryor- ATH; Port St. Joe (Port St. Joe) 6'1'' 190


Also considered (No Order)  just because they didn't make it doesnt mean they couldnt easily be one of the top 40, lots of camps and games to go for evaluation: OL Errin Joe, QB Jacoby Brissett, S Jermaine Reve, OLB Ryan Shazier, CB Quayshun Smith, WR Charles Gaines Jr, QB Jeff Driskel, DB Lamarcus Brutus, DB Robenson Therezie, DE Bryant Dubose, RB Jerron Seymour, LB Ken Hankerson, S Jabari Gorman,  QB Rakeem Cato, OL Shaman Richardson, QB Mike Blakely, WR Rashad Greene, DE Anthony Chickillo,  LB Tony Steward, WR JaJuan Story

All of these kids, even the ones who are honorable mentions have a shot to be at least 4* players with an impressive 11 months. Some will be, some will not. Also, there should be more OL on this list.  The reasons there are not are

  1. OL are very hard to evaluate when young so allowing further development is important
  2. Florida produces more athletes than it does lineman
  3. There is barely ever "buzz" around OL except a few.