15 in Central Florida

Marvin Bracy

Central Florida is one of the most fertile area's of the state, it consistently produces more than 35 D-1 players and this year should be no different. Here are 15 prospects to keep an eye on for 2012.

Marvin Bracy, Orlando Boone

Ht/Wt: 5'10, 170

Position: Wide Receiver

As the saying goes "you can't teach speed" and Bracy is one of the fastest in the WORLD. His explosiveness coupled with improving football skills give him a very high ceiling. Bracy should make a similar impact as Benjamin(Miami) and Demps(Florida).

Montgomery can be a difference maker on both sides of the ball
Chad Simmons, Scout.com

D'Vario Montgomery, Winter Park

Ht/Wt: 6'2, 210

Position: WR/LB

Montgomery projects well at both WR and LB. He is one of the bigger wide-outs in the state and has been very productive there including showing the ability to make plays down the field. His ceiling might be higher at LB where his speed and athleticism could be used on the edge. Either way he figures to be one of the more heavily recruited players in the state.

Ty Darlington, Apopka

Ht/Wt: 6'3, 270

Position: Center

Darlington is a pure Center and one of the top prospects at that spot in the country. The son of a Head Coach, he is an outstanding technician and is particularly adept at pulling. He is outstanding in space and plays the game with a real mean streak. Darlington is sitting on 10+ major D-1 offers.

Leonard Williams, Daytona Beach Mainland

Ht/Wt: 6'4, 255

Position: Defensive End

Williams has prototype size at DE and plenty of upside as an athlete. He is still raw in terms of technique, but few possess his overall skill set and he looks primed for a big senior year. Williams is tough to move off the ball while having that explosive first step to get after the QB.

Karl Joseph, Orlando Edgewater

Ht/Wt: 5'11, 185

Position: Defensive Back

Extremely productive football player who spent time at LB as a junior. He should be recruited at DB and it is actually CB where his ceiling resides. Joseph has shown the ability to transition to CB where his strong frame and hitting ability are rare. He easily could be a Safety due to his overall skill-set. He's a hitter and play-maker, those two qualities make his future very bright.

Duaron Williams, Orlando Jones

Ht/Wt: 6'4, 280

Position: Offensive Line

Another talented OL prospect in a state that is loaded there. Williams is one of the linemen with the most upside because of his quick feet and ability to move. He needs to continue working on his body and technique. His recruitment has not taken off yet, but it should in the Spring.

Drico Johnson, Orlando Dr. Phillips

Ht/Wt: 6'1, 180

Position: Wide Receiver

Johnson played small school ball as a junior, but will move to DP as a senior. He has all the tools including great size, speed, and hands. He was one of the top WRs at the 7on7 last weekend and if he takes that game to the field, he should blow up in the Spring.

Alton Howard, Orlando Edgewater

Ht/Wt: 5'9, 165

Position: Wide Receiver

If not for Bracy, Howard would be considered the most explosive player in the state. He's a threat to score every time he touches it because of his electric burst and deep speed. Despite lacking size, he is tough, even taking carries as a RB and running out of the wildcat. Howard is sitting on 10+ major offers.

Tion Green, Lake Brantley

Ht/Wt: 5'11, 185

Position: Defensive Back

Green makes plays on both sides of the ball, but figures to settle in on the defensive side of the ball in college. Green's range as a Safety coupled with his hitting ability will have colleges excited in the Spring. He could play CB in certain schemes and expect him to get a long look there by college coaches.

Hamilton is a massive interior line prospect
Geoff Vogt, Scout.com

James Hamilton, Orlando Olympia

Ht/Wt: 6'3, 330

Position: OL/NG

Massive interior linemen that possesses surprising athleticism for a big guy. Hamilton needs to keep his weight in check, but he projects to be a road grader at OG. A few schools have started looking at him as a NG for their 3-4 defense and he certainly has the tools for that job.

Lucus Thompson, West Orange

Ht/Wt: 6'1, 185

Position: Defensive Back

There were some players at West Orange in 2010 and Thompson headlines the list. Thompson shows the ability to break on the football as well as the hitting ability to be special at Safety. He has flown under the radar, but colleges should find him in the Spring and the offers will begin to roll in. Thompson is athletic enough to play CB in certain schemes.

Nick Patti, Orlando Dr. Phillips

Ht/Wt: 5'10, 185

Position: Quarterback

Patti is the state's top QB on the field and led DP to the 6A finals in 2010. He can make all the throws...all of them. Patti understands the game and consistently makes the proper reads. The issue is his height which is less than ideal at 5'10. He is very strong and athletic enough to pick up yards with his feet.

Ray Martin, Sanford Seminole

Ht/Wt: 6'0, 170

Position: Wide Receiver

Another blazer at WR, Martin has sub 4.5 speed and put together a terrific junior season including 45 receptions for 500 yards and eight scores. He may get looks as a CB as well. He holds one offer right now, but more are on the way.

Kimlon Dillon, Apopka

Ht/Wt: 6'1, 180

Position: Defensive Back

Another quality DB from the Orlando area, Dillon has excellent size to go with outstanding instincts. Dillon is a physical player who is exellent vs. the run. He needs to get more flexible and coverage skills.. He blocked several kicks as a junior.

Irving Huggins, St. Cloud

Ht/Wt: 6'1, 205

Position: Running Back

Big back that is outstanding between the tackles and consistently picks up extra yards after contact. Huggins has good speed and quickness, but will need to improve both to attract major offers. There are not many big backs this year and his best days are still in front of him.

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