Three 2011 FSU targets were at the event and several more that could enter the radar at some point. The best player was Dwyer Tight End Nick O'Leary. There is really nothing more you can ask him to do, he just flat makes play after play after play. He displayed toughness, route running, and may have the best pair of hands in the state. O'Leary once again showed that he is a "go to" receiver and had several jaw dropping catches. He recently appeared at #4 on the SunStateFootball Top 100.....and he is probably under ranked. Total stud and it is thought that the Noles hold an edge over Miami, Alabama, and North Carolina.
Hard to believe that Plant's James Wilder would not be the best player out there, but that was just how good O'Leary was. Wilder did better than anyone guarding O'Leary on defense and showed soft hands on offense. He made some guys miss(it was flag) in space which is something you don't see often from a 6'2, 220 pounder. He has ridiculous tools to work with and we really like his competitiveness. Wilder is probably the most coveted prospect in Florida and he did nothing to deter that assessment on Saturday.
Dwyer's Jacoby Brissett is a Quarterback that is on the radar right now and holds an FSU offer. He had some terrific moments and possesses a legit arm. He looked in the 240 range weight wise at 6'3 which drew comparisons to Daunte Culpepper and Jamarcus Russell. Brissett threw some darts but also displayed good touch on the deep ball. He does not show a lot of emotion and there is some question as to his dedication to football(he certainly as an affinity for basketball). Bottom line, there are legit tools to work with here. Brissett appears to be a rare Quarterback that will take his time, perhaps waiting til signing day to announce. FSU and North Carolina seem to be in good shape.
Several other prospects that were in attendance were Dwyer DE Curt Maggitt, Plant QB Phillip Ely, Glades Central WR Kelvin Benjamin, 2012 Booker T. Washington DB Amos Leggett, 2012 Miramar CB Tracy Howard, and 2012 Glades Central WR Jamie Wilson. Maggitt has added some weight and looked extremely athletic out there, he probably showed enough to prove he can slide back to Outside Linebacker if he needed to. It is thought that UF leads.
Ely is incredibly accurate with great touch, however he is just 6'0 and does not have a huge arm. He is a straight winner though and his offer sheet is growing weekly. Benjamin had a great day once again showing that he can't be handled one on one. He showed a little more burst than he has in the past. He is expected to stay in-state. The 2012 crop was strong, both Leggett and Howard are elite DBs at this point. Wilson will be the next great one at Glades Central.
Miramar beat Glades Central in a close game in the final. Dwyer(to Glades Central) and Belen(to Miramar) were the semi-final losers. There is no love loss between Dwyer and Plant (Plant eliminating Dwyer two years ago in the playoffs) and they played an epic back and forth game in the quarters that saw Dwyer win on the final play. It is was a terrific event that was run to near perfection.
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