FNL Top 10 Uncommitted 2011 Prospects

Fightin' Gators was on hand for the fifth edition of Friday Night Lights. After hours of going over our notes and thoughts on what we saw, Jason Higdon and Bob Redman came up with their top players from the class of 2010 and 2011 from the event. We would stack this group of prospects up with any other group out there. Here is a look at the 2011 group.

1. Samuel Watkins – Like the rest of this group, Watkins is just going into his junior year and this kid is built like a college freshman already. He has height and some muscle and is quick and speedy for his position. The younger brother of Gator commitment Jaylen Watkins has a chance to be a very special high school receiver over the next two years.

2. Mike Bellamy – It is our opinion that Bellamy will be the best running back in the South next season. Ultra elusive with big time speed and good size, Bellamy can catch the ball of the the backfield with ease and just looks effortless on the football field. He will put up monster numbers as a junior this year for Punta Gorda Charlotte.

3. LaMichael Fanning – Fanning is a beast of a defensive tackle from Georgia. He was a tough one for the offensive line to handle all night. At 6-7 and 270 already, he may end up on the offensive side of the ball, but he is already a stud on defense for the high school game.

4. Chris Johnson – They just don't make cornerbacks that look like this in high school, especially juniors. Johnson plays at nearby Ocala (FL) Trinity Catholic and is a great player already. We had no idea who he was when the night began and by the end of it, we were sold.

5. Javares McRoy – McRoy makes play after play and just can't be covered as a receiver. Size could be an issue, but he is a super athlete and a big time player from powerhouse Lakeland.

6. Teddy Bridgewater – You can just look at Bridgewater and see he oozes with athleticism. He may have been the best quarterback on hand, he also was a dynamite receiver who already stands about 6-3. Bridgewater will play receiver or quarterback in college, whichever he believes will get him to the pros. If it is at receiver, the Gators have a great shot because he loves the spread offense for his skills.

7. Kelvin Benjamin – A tall and very fast tight end that is more of a play making pass catcher than an on the line blocker. Benjamin is from Glades Central and his speed is apparent. He is good enough to be a receiver, but his height make him an excellent mismatch opportunity on offense as a tight end/slot receiver drawing linebackers and safeties who won't be able to play with his physical skills.

8. Nick Waisome – Waisome didn't have his best outing on the camp and combine circuit and he basically alluded that to us afterward. Still, he is as quick as they come and the crazy thing is with all of the press he has gotten this off-season,he has never played cornerback before and plays it now with intensity and aggression.

9. Andre Davis – Andre Davis is already 6-1 and 180 pounds heading into his junior season and the Tampa Jefferson star receiver is a bona fide star in the making. He played well Friday night and he knows how to use his size to his advantage as a receiver. Look for the Gators to recruit him hard as we move forward.

10. Clay Burton – The younger brother of Trey Burton, Clay isn't ready to get a scholarship offer from Florida just yet, but as a prospect just entering into the 11th grade he has size and can really move. Burton is about 6-4 and close to 200 pounds. He has a broad frame that can add weight and already has the speed to be disruptive as a pass rushing defensive end.


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