Booker T... still loaded

The more things change, the more they stay the same. There are a ton of changes this season for a Miami Booker T. Washington football team that won the national championship a year ago. One thing that won't change is the level of talent in the program. We could spend all day writing about all the talent, but here are five Tornadoes that are standouts and heading for college stardom.

Booker T. was part of the Florida Gators 7on7 tournament last week and finished with just one loss on the night, finishing a close second to Seffner Armwood. The tournament pits skill players against skill players from other schools and certainly Booker T always has its share of skill talent.

Here are five prospects that stood out and we talked to following the tournament.

WR Antonio Callaway

Callaway is a super quick twitch 2015 receiver that is fast and can make cuts without losing a bit of speed. It took all of one play to see just how athletic he is and why he has a Florida offer for quite a while. He's 5-foot-11, 180 pounds, and a guy that has a thick lower body that defies his quickness. He's fun to watch when matched up man-to man with defensive backs.

On the night Callaway lost count of how many touchdowns he caught, but it was plenty. He will be a huge target for the Tornadoes this year. He says that he gets his athletic ability from working out a lot every single day.

The Gators are the front runners right now.

"Florida is my top school because I like the program a lot," Callaway said. "They like how quick I move, that I am smooth, that I am perfect for the slot."

The Miami Hurricanes are a close second for Callaway who says that junior receiver Herbert Waters is related.

"Florida and Miami are the main two," he said. "Miami is coming hard. Miami is the home town. I like the school and the program."

Other schools are also stepping up and making noise in his recruitment. He says he is in no hurry to make up his mind.

"West Virginia offered, Mississippi State, Florida International, Cincinnati, and Bowling Green," he said. "I am just going to go through the recruiting process. I will probably go to signing day. It will be wherever I feel comfortable at."

CB Davante Davis

Davis is the big physical cornerback that the Gators like. He's 6-foot-2 and 180 pounds, isn't afraid to line up against anyone head to head and works his tail off on every play.

"I am a physical and competitive player," he said. "I started playing football when I was nine, but just started playing corner in my junior year. The college coaches like my size, everyone likes big corners."

Davis likes where his team is headed this off-season.

"With the work we put in, we should be able to repeat last year," he said.

Davis was offered by the Gators shortly after camp concluded after they watched him play on the night. He is not one to really talk about recruiting and who he is interested in at this point. He does know what he is looking for.

"I want to go to a school that I can play early and has good academics," he said. "I want it to feel like home."

CB Dontye Carrier-Williams

The 2016 cornerback already has five offers with Temple being the big one of the group. He's quick and runs very well, plays tight coverage and plays the game very smart. Williams enjoyed the tournament last week.

"There is a lot of competition," he said. "I'm having fun playing with my team. I'm doing pretty good. They have thrown my way a couple of times, but no completions."

Florida secondary coach Travaris Robinson has his eye on Carriere-Williams.

"Florida told me they will be watching me," he said. "They say I'm a baller and make plays on the ball. Hopefully I get an offer from them soon."

He's still got some time with two years until he shows up on a college campus to play.

"I'm going to keep it interesting and enjoy the recruiting process.," he said.

WR Shaquille Green

Lack of size is an issue for some college coaches at some positions and others can look past it for real ball players. That is what you get from the 2015 Green. Some big school could get a real gamer for a return man with Green who has his first offer from Marshall already. At 5-foot-7 and 160 pounds he is hard to get a hold of once in the open field.

Green says he and his teammates are all on the same page.

"I am doing well," he said of the tournament that night. "I've scored twice and just building chemistry with the team. We plan on being state champs and national champs again."

As a junior he played receiver, punt return and kick return. He had four touchdowns and 245 yards receiving."

That Marshall offer was huge for him. He likes what they bring to the table as far as fitting his style of play.

"It feels real good, a real weight lifted off of my shoulder," he said of the offer. "Marshall likes my speed, route running, and my physical ability. When I see them they are in the top five in passing and they like short receivers and know what to do with them."

His favorite team as a youngster was Miami and he says them , Appalachian State, and Cincinnati are showing a lot of interest as well.

WR Darius Scott

The 2016 receiver was a total unknown but showed up big last weekend. He scored double digit touchdowns with his quickness and speed. He showed fearless ability going over the middle of the field and in traffic and seemed to always find the end zone when he caught the ball.

He's not the biggest guy (5-foot-9, 164) and not much of a talker. He hasn't drawn a lot of interest from colleges yet, but that should change.

"That is just my game," he said about scoring so much and showing the quickness and speed on the field. "I just put a lot of hard work in with my coaches."

A Hurricane fan as a youth, Scott says his game is all about the speed.

"I am pretty shifty, I am fast, and I catch the ball well," he said.


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