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 11-20.
No. 20 Terrence Mitchell
, CB, 5-10, 165, Tampa Hillsborough: Often overlooked for talk as top corner in the state, Mitchell has everything that you want in a corner. Toughness, instinctive, speed and quickness make him what he is today. A player that has few weaknesses.
No. 19 Ivan McCartney
, WR, 6-2, 175, Miramar: Certainly warrants consideration as the top wideout in the state. Might be the top route runner in Florida this year and coupled with great hands makes him a hot commodity. Needs to add some weight but when he does look out.
No. 18 Leon Orr
(commitment), DT, 6-5, 305, New Port Richey Gulf: Orr gives everyone trouble when it comes time to rank. The reason, he is projected to play defensive tackle at the next level a position that he hasn't played often. No matter, with his size, speed and athletic ability you won't find a player anywhere in the country that measures up. He has all the intangibles that you want in a football player on and off the field and once he gets the time at defensive tackle he will certainly climb the rankings on a national level. He is a defensive tackle with the athletic ability of a tight end. Orr is an even better person off the field of play. He is a player that all Gator fans will learn to love.
No. 17 Chris Dunkley
, WR, 5-10, 160, Pahokee: CD gets my vote for the top "slot" wide receiver in the state. Wiggle, straight line speed and the ability to start and stop on a dime makes him a threat to take it the distance each and every time he touches the ball. Again, like most high school wide outs he will need to get bigger and stronger, but make no mistake about it, he might be the most dangerous player in Florida from the class of 2010.
No. 16 Ian Silberman
(commitment), OT, 6-5, 285, Fleming Island: The first Gator commitment for the class of 2010 and one of the cornerstones on the class. Silberman has everything you want from the offensive tackle position. Size, athletic ability, quick feet, long arms and great balance. Everywhere he goes people talk about how impressed they are with his ability. He was a must-get for the Gators.
No. 15 Louis Nix
, DT, 6-2, 310, Jacksonville Raines: Nix has been dominating at times, it's at other times when he has seemed to take some plays off. Make no mistake about it when his mind is right, and I believe it is heading into the summer, he will be a force. Nix looked much better during the spring than what many believed he would and is working as hard as he ever has. Another player that could soar into the top 10 before all is said and done.
No. 14 Brandon Linder
, OT, 6-6, 290, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas: Brandon Linder can play every position on the offensive line. His football awareness coupled with his athletic ability make him one of the most wanted offensive line players in America. The only reason people don't talk about him more often is because of the wealth of talent on his team.
No. 13 Chaz Green
, OT, 6-5, 290, Tampa Catholic: Tampa Catholic certainly has a one-two punch with a pair of Green's. Chaz has the kind of size you want from your offensive tackle position. Like most high school offensive linemen still needs to get strong but has plenty of time for that as most won't see the field in year one. Very agile and moves incredibly well.
No. 12 Delvin Jones
, DE, 6-4, 235, Miami Palmetto: Size, quickness and power is what makes Jones a dangerous player at this level. Young in terms of football experience, he has untapped potential as a player and a very high ceiling at defensive end and tight end.
No. 11 Jaylen Watkins
(commitment), CB, 6-0, 180, Cape Coral: It sounds crazy but Jaylen is under the radar a bit at No. 11. Yet again the Gators find themselves with another multi-talented athlete that can do a number of different things on the football field. Offense or defense Watkins has plenty of upside but it's in the defensive secondary where his home will be at Florida as a lock down corner. He is one of the top ten corners in the nation.