Prospect Report: Coral Park vs. Columbus

Brian Nicholson

Columbus(7-0) remained unbeaten with a key 31-13 district win over Coral Park(5-2) on Thursday night at FIU. The Explorer's had no letdown from their huge win over Northwestern a week ago and seem poised to make a playoff run. Coral Park is much improved from a year ago and they should find their way into the playoffs as the second team in this district. Here is how the prospects fared.


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2011 WR Tacoi Sumler(committed to Oregon)

Sumler made plays every time he was on the field including scoring a touchdown. He is short(5-8), but extremely quick and powerful with large, strong legs. He is a burner who is gone in the open field if given a little space. He seems to have found a perfect fit for his skill-set in Oregon; look for him to make an immediate impact out in Eugene next year. Sumler will most likely line up in the slot at the next level.

Woodley is going to be big-time in 2013
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2013 RB Lorenzo Woodley

The era of the "big back" is returning to the Sunshine State as a number of youngsters have entered the radar this year; Woodley is yet another. He is in the 6-0, 185-190 range today, but will fill out to be 215+ down the road. He took advantage of his opportunities in this one showing terrific vision and burst with a hard running style. Columbus has 3-4 quality backs so he has to wait his turn a little, but he is clearly the one with the highest ceiling. He will be a big part of the Explorers playoff run.

2012 DB Deon Bush

Bush started the game, but left with an undisclosed injury(which looked minor). He is the type of DB that is coveted on the recruiting trail because of his size(6-1+) and he has all the tools athletically. He could be a big CB in the right scheme because of quality hips. Bush has already attracted significant BCS interest and will be one of the more heavily recruited players in Dade County next year.

2013 WR Jesus Wilson

Wilson is another great looking sophomore prospect. He showed great burst and speed, almost getting the edge for a big gain on two occasions. He is young physically and will need to fill out. He is capable of being a bigger part of the offense and should be a go to player down the road.

Wes Keller was excellent at the QB spot, he made some quality throws and picked up yards with his feet. Brandon Bradley is an excellent defensive player, he plays OLB, but could help at a number of different spots.

2011 OLB/DE Anthony Rabasa(commit to Notre Dame) did not play due to some injured ribs. He has been having an excellent senior season up to this point. 2012 RB Brandon Radcliff also missed the game due to injury, he is yet another offensive weapon for the Explorer's.

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Caesar went off on Thursday night with 12 catches for 185 yards
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2011 WR Juwan Caesar

The 6-4, 190 pound rising senior was the player of the game(in a losing effort). He hauled in 12 balls for 185 yards and scored both of the Rams touchdowns. Caesar caught everything that was thrown his way and showed some big play ability on both touchdowns. He is strong physically and the frame to fill out to 210+ down the road. People wonder if "sleepers" still exist in today's recruiting world; well look no further than Caesar. As of game time he was still waiting on his first offer, but that should quickly change when Coral Park's film goes out. He has over a 3.0 GPA and over 1,000 on the SAT which makes him even more attractive to the next level. Caesar missed some time earlier in the year with heat stroke which has kept him under the radar, but the last three weeks he has perhaps been the top WR in South Florida. He is a BCS player and should have plenty of opportunity down the stretch.

2011 Athlete Sterling Darling

Darling is another great looking athlete. At 6-2, he played QB, but projects to WR or DB at the next level. He displayed excellent feet, quickness, and play-making ability. Darling will enter college raw, but is just the type of player that develops into a quality target. He never had time in the pocket, but eluded pressure and made plays on the run. Late in the game he played some WR and we like his ability to beat the jam and use his size to his advantage.

2012 LB Brian Nicholson

The 6'1, 210 pound Nicholson looks like the top prospect in the junior class. He played OLB on defense while lining up at TE and FB on the offensive side of the ball. He has the size, speed, and athleticism to be a BCS prospect for the next recruiting cycle. We like his ability to get up the field and get pressure in the backfield. He displayed sideline to sideline ability and was in on over 10 tackles against a stout Columbus offense. Nicholson seems to be a leader and was the captain of the defense.

2013 OL Kevin Delgado

Delgado has rare size for a sophomore(6-5, 300) and they moved him around on the offensive line. He played mainly tackle in this one, it is too early to know if he will stay there. He has athleticism and was tough at the point of attack. Like all young linemen, it is about getting in better shape physically while adding strength.

2011 senior athletes Jalen Cooper and Jordan Martinez are two way play-makers for the Rams. Both have excellent speed and could play on either side of the ball. Cooper probably is a little faster and was more active in this one. They can both help on special teams.

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