With seemingly everyone coming out with their top kids in the state of Florida, I felt it was time for me to do the same. These are my top 50 players in the state of Florida from the class of 2010. I will release my list over the next five days, ending on Monday night heading into chat. I hope you enjoy my take on what the state of Florida has to offer. Today, take a look at 41-50.
No. 50 Kevin Nelson
, LB, 6-1, 220, Gainesville: Kevin Nelson is one of the most underrated players in the class of 2010. He has a great work ethic, a nice frame and looks like a great fit at the middle backer spot. He has good range but his strength is his ability to run the play down.
No. 49 Derek Owens
, CB, 5-11, 175, Jacksonville Andrew Jackson: One of the better run-stopping corners in the state, Owens has good cover skills and can play physical when he needs to. Owens is another player that plays both sides of the ball and could end up on the offensive side of the ball down the road.
No. 48 David Perry
, DE, 6-6, 235, Davie University School: Perry has as much upside as anyone in the top 10 but his lack of experience lands him at No. 48. He has incredibly athletic ability and a college type physical presence about him heading into his senior season. Perry could fly up the rankings before the season is finished.
No. 47 Richard Ash
, DT, 6-3, 265, Pahokee: Ash has a nice frame and shows a great deal of quickness and speed off the ball. He is a very coachable type of player that you want on your team. Just another very solid defensive lineman in the state.
No. 46 B.J. Butler
, DE, 6-3, 230, Kissimmee Osceola: Another multi-talented player that could end up on the offensive or defensive side of the ball. Has a chance to be a special type of player at the next level.
No. 45 Darion Hall
, RB, 6-2, 210, Naples Lely: Many are unaware of the fact that Hall has been on Gators' board for some time. Probably the most complete big back in the state with nice speed to go along with incredible power. Hall is the big back many teams desire. Hall will be one to watch as the year progresses.
No. 44 Josh Reese
, WR, 6-0, 180, Miami Central: There isn't much that separates Reese from some of the other elite wideouts in the state. He reminds me a bit of James Louis. An overall complete player that has the ability to separate himself from the defender and go get the ball.
No. 43 Devon Wright
, RB, 6-0, 185, Coral Springs Taravella: Wright, like David Perry, is young to the game of football and has great upside. A tough runner with good speed, balance and vision he is tough to bring down.
No. 42 Demar Dorsey
(commitment), S, 6-2, 180, Lauderdale Lakes Boyd Anderson: Demar Dorsey has been the focus of Gator fans everywhere over the past several weeks. One of the fastest players in the Southeast, he ran a sub-4.3 at a recent combine. He needs to gain weight but when he does could end up being a great safety prospect. Some want to push him to corner but with his great closing speed, I believe he'll excel at safety.
No. 41 Willis Wright
, WR/S, 6-1, 200, Miami Springs: Another relatively unknown player that is lost in the shuffle. Wright has the ability to play both sides of the ball at the next level. He is one to watch as his senior season unfolds.