Spring Preview: Treasure/Space Coast

Spring Preview:  Treasure/Space Coast

Spring football starts in the less two weeks in Florida, we have broken down the state into 11 areas and continue our preview with the Treasure/Space Coast Region.

Treasure/Space Coast
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Treasure/Space Coast Facts: Just over one million people live in the five counties that make up this region of the state. Cocoa, Titusville, Melbourne, Vero Beach, and Port St. Lucie are some of the bigger metropolitan areas.

Schools play in a wide range of classifications.

There are no D-1 Universities in this area, however it is under two hours to Central Florida in Orlando and FAU in Boca Raton.

On average, somewhere between 10-30 prospects sign with D-1 Universities.

Last State Title: 2009 Cocoa(2A)

Top 5 Teams

1. Cocoa

2. Westwood

3. Treasure Coast

4. Palm Bay

5. South Fork

Top Spring Games

May 28. Westwood at Glades Central

May 28. Fort Pierce Central at Apopka

May 28. Cocoa at Mainland

Top Prospects

Chevelle Buie, RB, Cocoa: Buie has led Cocoa to back to back State Titles. The electric runner has speed to burn and plays bigger than his size. He holds many BCS offers.

J.J. Keels, RB, Florida Air Academy: Terrific athlete that has tested off the charts. Sub 4.5 40 yard dash, excellent shuttle times, and a 38 inch vertical highlight this physical package. The level of competition is the only question.

Ronnie Anderson, Wonderful Terry, Everette Jackson, ATH, Westwood: Three athletes from Westwood that could play on either side of the ball. All three are D-1 caliber prospect and each has a slightly different game, Anderson is the most natural WR, Terry/Jackson sport more defensive experience.

Keelin Smith
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Marcus Jackson, OL, Vero Beach: Massive Miami commit that will play on the interior as a guard. Jackson is not the tallest prospect, but he has terrific punch at the line of scrimmage and dominating mind set in the run game.

Giorgio Newberry, OL, Fort Pierce Central: Elite size at 6'5, 248, the only question is whether he stays at DE or grows into an OT. Newberry is being courted by the Big 3 and will likely end up in-state.

Mike Romano, OL, Treasure Coast: Louisville commit that projects to the interior of the OL. Tough player.

Demetris Anderson, DT, Westwood: Just two years after Luther Robinson inked with Miami, Westwood has another top tier DT. Anderson has come on recently at the Nike Camps, at 6'3, 270 he has ideal size inside. He should attract a lot of colleges in the Spring.

Wonderful Monds, LB, Westwood: Third generation talent in the area, Monds probably projects to OLB where he has the frame and speed to be a difference maker at the next level. Monds will look to take the next step in 2010.

Keelin Smith, CB, Treasure Coast: FSU commit that could play either CB or Safety. Smith will get a first look at CB, at 6'2, 185 he is the big corner that is in high demand on the recruiting trail. He has consistently shown the ability to play CB at camps and possesses a high ceiling.

Lamarcus Brutus, CB, Treasure Coast: Like team mate Smith, Brutus is committed to FSU and could be a CB or S. Brutus is shorter at 6'0, but he is physical with outstanding athleticism.

Terrell Floyd, CB, Port St. Lucie: Another physical CB that will need to show the ability to stay with faster WRs. Floyd is excellent already in zone based schemes, he needs to show the man coverage skills. He has good size for a CB.

Larry Franklin, S, Vero Beach: Almost made the sleeper list, but his recruitment is starting to pick-up. Franklin is 6'1+ and a physical presence in the defensive backfield. Plays downhill from his Safety spot.

Five Sleepers

1. Mike Marseille, OL, Fort Pierce Central: It is not just Newberry at Central, this 6'5, 280 pounder is starting to get some attention of his own. He can play guard, the question is if he has the feet for OT.

2. Adrian Cox, Addophous Gordan, LB, Westwood: With Monds above, these two are 200+ pound LBs that have excellent mobilty. Both stand at about 6'0 and are better suited for MLB. One could get some looks at FB.

Larry Franklin

3. Cody Horstman, David Dixson, DE, Vero Beach: Pair of 6'3 DEs from the same school, technically sound players that show some ability to get up the field.

4. Richard Burrows, QB, Bayside: He has the size(6'3.5) and the athleticism(4.74 40, 34 inch vertical), Burrows should get a lot of looks this Spring.

5. Ricky Rivers, LB, Cocoa: Undersized LB that makes plays all over the field. He will either need to add weight or transition back to Safety.

Three for 2012

1. Travares Copeland, QB, Westwood

2. Markhail Bell, RB, Titusville

3. Alton Eliphair, DB, Palm Bay

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