Florida Panhandle Tour Day Two

Deiontrez Mount

Scout.com took a trip through the panhandle to see some prospects right before the Spring/May evaluation period. Here are some players that we saw on day two.

We left off at Day one at Pensacola Catholic High School and started the day at Pine Forest High School. Considerable buzz in the area surrounds the name Loucheiz Purifoy. At 6'0+, 170, Purifoy is a jack of all trades and is known not only as one of the best pure athletes in the area, but also one of the fastest. Purifoy does not hold any offers at this time, that will certainly change in the Spring. He ran for 639 yards(sharing carries with three others) and averaged over 10 yards per carry, but it might be as a CB or WR that he gets the most interest. He did catch seven passes for 195 yards showing more big play ability. He is clearly an intriguing player going forward. Team mate Victor Brown is more of a pure RB at 5'10, 180, he ran for over 1,000 yards, averaging 8.2 per carry. Brown should battle again for the area rushing title in 2010.

2012 OL Prospect Colby Watson
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A third player will be hard for schools to miss, massive sophomore Offensive Linemen Colby Watson. The 6'5, 320 pounder is country strong, he looks ready to walk in and contribute from day one. Watson carries the reputation as a one of the most physical players in the panhandle, he is a road grader that excels in the Pine Forest run first attack. Watson should see some verbal offers coming his way in the near future. Sticking with the offensive linemen we headed to Navarre to check out Florida State commit Sterling Lovelady. Lovelady was scholastically busy, but the 6'2, 290 pounder is projected to play Center for the 'Noles. He is not the only prospect at Navarre, 2012 RB DeWayne Carter, and 2011 classmates LB Chris Stapleton, QB Colton Kane, and OL Dylan Unterbrink should see their share of interest. Kane has transfered in and was leading the team in an unofficial pick-up game of 7on7. He has excellent height at 6'2. Carter should be the main man at running back behind one of the better OLs in the state. Stapleton is a terrific LB, hard nosed, he received rave reviews not only from the Navarre staff, but several other area coaches.

Moving along Highway 98 we wanted to stop in and see DE Deiontrez Mount from Fort Walton Beach. The 6'5, 220 pound Mount was at the Florida Spring game and has offers from Minnesota, Louisville, and Iowa State. He certainly has high interest in UF, but is also hearing from Alabama, South Carolina, and Florida State. Mount has the frame to fill out to 250+, but also the athleticism to move back to OLB, this is what should make him highly coveted on the recruiting trail down the road.

2012 Athlete Eddie Williams
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Arnold's Eddie Williams is sure to be one of the top players in the country in 2012. The 6'3, 210 pounder plays QB, but is projected to Safety where he is already getting a ton of interest. Florida State, Florida, and Alabama all well aware of the talent and at this time Williams figures to end up at one of the three, Georgia, Clemson, and Southern Miss will try to change his mind. We thought he might want to play QB, but Eddie was pretty clear that his future resides on the defensive side of the ball. He is a terrific looking prospect that just oozes potential size and strength. Being so young it is really hard to know what the next several years hold for this talent. He is not alone in the class of 2012 at Arnold, Defensive Back Jamari Hughes is one of the fastest players in the area....and always has been. He holds several middle school records and sports a personal best of 10.81 in the 100(electronic). At 5'11, 188 Hughes we predict Hughes gets a ton of looks in the Spring. He favors Clemson, Florida, Tennessee, Alabama, and Southern Miss at this early juncture.

Arnold is going to get some love from the '305' as Flanagan (Dade County) transfer Andre Allen is now in Panama City. The 5'9, 175-180 pound Allen can play offense or defense and is yet another 2012 prospect that should see major college interest.

Calvin Pryor
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Moving down the coast we arrived at Port St. Joe to see Calvin Pryor. All of 6'1, 205 Pryor plays on both sides of the ball as a Running Back and Safety. Pryor holds offers from Florida State, Maryland, Louisville, Baylor, South Florida, and Stanford, he is hearing from Clemson as well. Pryor is committed to the defensive side of the ball for the next level, but we can certainly see why schools are looking at him for offense as well. He has the type of frame to carry 230ish down the road if he wanted. FSU is less than two hours away and the 'Noles have to be seen as the favorite at this time.

Our final stop was at Suwannee High School in Live Oak. It is hard to beleive that it has been 20 years since they were winning the 4th of four straight state titles, but it has been. New Head Coach Willie Spears is dedicated to getting them back to that level and his first stud is 2011 WR Andre Zander. Zander has only played one year of football(basketball player), but the 6'3 athlete has all the tools to be a great one. Zander is very raw, Suwanee ran maybe 3-4 pass patterns in 2009, so it will take some time for Zander to get up to speed. Coaches rave about his ability for a big athlete and he is sure to be heavily involved in the offense next year. Zander has no offers right now, we can't imagine he makes it through Spring without one. There are several young players in the pipeline who should emerge over the next year.

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