It was the first look for many in Florida at St. Thomas transfer Turner Baty. The rising junior who played in California last year looked the part, while showing good arm strength in passing drills. Eddie Sullivan from Boca Raton came to compete and displayed great accuracy. Sullivan threw for over 2,000 yards with 30 touchdowns as a junior.
It is hard to not be impressed every time you see Eduardo Clements(Booker T Washington). He ran a couple of sub 4.5 40's and is a tremendous natural athlete. He can play anywhere in the country and might have the best hands in the state at the running back spot. Gio Bernard from St. Thomas is another prospect who can write his own ticket. The younger brother of Yvenson is as consistent as they come, has great vision and is the total package.
Michaelee Harris from Miami Northwestern continues to show off elite intangibles. With a lean, powerful frame and tremendous hands, he ran under 4.5 in the 40. Quinton Dunbar(Booker T Washington) and Ivan McCartney(Miramar) are two more South Florida WR's who should generate plenty of interest on the recruiting trail. Both players have high ceilings. Shawn Corker from Cardinal Gibbons tested well showing a great frame with natural size.
After watching Jonathan Garcia from Ida Baker on the field for two years, one question was what his ultimate size would be, he checked in at 6'3, 230. The TE/DE is getting more fluid every time you see him and tested better across the board from the Orlando Combine in early January.
Combines are never the best place to see linemen, but several prospects showed upper tier intangibles in testing and drills. Miami Northwestern team mates Torrian Wilson and Todd Chandler are both beasts. Chandler has that Dade County swagger where he expects to be the best and rarely disappoints. Wilson had several pancakes in drills and has light feet for his size.
David Delsoin from Sheridan Hills has prototype size. He should draw plenty of attention on the recruiting trail. Desmond Kearse from Dunbar in Ft. Myers had over 20 sacks as a junior. He lacks size right now, but his athletic intangibles are off the charts as a pass rusher.
LINEBACKERS: A player who could project to LB or S is Johnie Simon from Palm Beach Lakes. He has a great frame to work with and already possesses the hitter's mentality registering 98 tackles as a junior. Darius Davis is transferring from Bay Point to Dr. Krop and built on his great showing two weeks ago on South Beach. He will be a player who plenty of schools will want to see during Spring football.
Dade County was represented by a couple of big-time athletes who are slightly undersized at CB. Lamarcus Joyner continued to show outstanding athleticism, he is off the charts athletically, explosive. Richard Leonard ran one of the fastest 40 times and took some good natured ribbing from Deion Sanders about his slow start. What Leonard lacks in height, he makes up for with physical play on the field.
Broward County had a host of stars. Tony Grimes from Hollywood Hills is a big-time CB prospect, he is a competitor on the field and no one can shake him. He will beat you up mentally and physically. Cody Riggs from St. Thomas did not disappoint, running a 4.39 40. Riggs has a great football IQ who covers man to man as well as anyone. After Brandon McGee, Josh Robinson, and Vlad Emilien in 2009, Plantation appears to have another trio of DB's in 2010. Gilbert St. Louis and Devan Drane will team with Hallandale transfer Michael Anderson to form a top flight secondary.
Two safeties from around the state also shined. Jonathan Dowling from Bradenton Southeast has a great frame for a DB and is extremely fluid. It is clear why his is a name rising up the recruiting rankings. Donald Reseau from Lely High School in Naples is a top notch athlete with elite intangibles. He has flown under the radar, but that should change over the coming months.