WR's a Plenty in Florida for 2012

Year in and year out, the state of Florida is the most heavily recruited state in the country. 2012 will be no different as the top programs from California to Georgia will recruit the state of Florida in hopes of landing the next superstar wide receiver.

Here are my top 12 wide receivers in no particular order for the class of 2012.

At 6-1 and 185 pounds, Tampa (FL) Berkeley Preparatory two-way standout Nelson Agholor is one of the most heavily recruited players in the 2012 class. He is without question on of the top wide receivers in his class but should settle in on the defensive side of the ball in college. Schools under consideration at this time Florida, Georgia, Notre Dame, South Florida and Southern Cal.

AT 5-11 and 175 pounds, Chris Black from Jacksonville (FL) First Coast is one of the most elusive wideouts in 2012. Black visited Gainesville week one and is currently considering Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Georgia and South Carolina.

At 6-0 and 170 pounds, Amari Cooper is another in a long line of pass catching specialists from Miami (FL) Northwestern.

One of the faster wide receivers in next year's class will be Groveland (FL) Southlake's P.J. Harris. Harris checks in at 6-0 and 170 pounds with legit 4.4 speed. He will take a long hard look at schools such as Florida, Florida State, Georgia, LSU and Miami. Harris could also play safety at the next level.

Miami (FL) Jackson's DeAndre Jasper is small in size but makes up for it with talent. Jasper is in that 5-9, 180-pound range and ended his sophomore season with 37 catches for more than 600 yards and 10 touchdowns.

At 6-2 and 185 pounds, wide receiver/cornerback prospect Avery Johnson recently announced his intentions to play for Les Miles and LSU. Johnson checks in from Pompano Beach (FL) Blanche Ely. He had 50 catches for 705 yards and seven touchdowns.

Angelo Jean-Louis could be special before it's said and done. The 6-0 and 185-pound wideout checks in from Wellington (FL) Palm Beach Central. He visited Gainesville week one and could make it back for week two. Early teams to consider Florida, Florida State, Miami, Ohio State and West Virginia.

One of the most interesting prospects for next year's class is Miami Beach (FL) standout quarterback Ricardo Louis. Louis could play wideout, safety or quarterback in the right system at the next level but for now I like him at the wide receiver position. At 6-2 and 200 pounds Louis has very good size and runs extremely well. He doesn't get as much attention as some of the other players on this list but he should. Early teams to watch are Florida, Georgia, LSU, Miami, Ohio State, South Florida, Tennessee and Central Florida.

One of the bigger wide receivers for next year's class is 6-3 and 211-pound D'Vario Montgomery. Montgomery checks in from Winter Park (FL) and is getting interest from numerous schools including South Florida, Central Florida and Wake Forest. Montgomery is very physical and also plays outside linebacker.

Latroy Pittman could be the top overall two-way player with his ability to play both wide receiver and safety. At 6-1 and 185 pounds, he has ideal size for both positions. Checking in from Citra (FL) North Marion, Pittman was getting attention from Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Maryland, Michigan and South Florida, all offered. Pittman decided to end the speculation and make his intentions known announcing for the Florida Gators.

Miami (FL) Norland star Brandon Snell checks in at 5-11 and 175 pounds and has gone seemingly under the radar. I liked his quickness and overall athletic ability he showed at Friday Night Lights and will be one to watch moving forward.

Another prospect who has not received a lot of public attention yet is Belle Glade (FL) Glades Central standout wide receiver Jamie Wilson. Wilson stands 6-0 and 175-pounds and is very athletic. Look for the Gators and Hurricanes to be in the mix for Wilson.
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