SunStateFootball Top 100: 31-40

Senior year film is in, the playoffs are over, and there is a little over a month til signing day, here is the final top 100 for the state of Florida. Today we continue with players ranked between 31 and 40.

31. OL Brent Benedict, Bolles

Benedict would be much higher on the list if it was not for a devastating leg injury suffered his senior year. He is expected to make a full recovery, but it does add some doubt. Benedict has all the tools to be top flight offensive linemen at the next level. Benedict is committed to Georgia.

32. CB Ricardo Allen, Mainland

Allen is a pure CB who has great instincts, hips, and quickness. Despite limited height, Allen plays physical and is a force on the edge. He is a man corner that can be left on an island or play in more zone heavy schemes. Allen is committed to Purdue, but is still being pursued by a number of programs.

33. QB Jeffrey Godfrey, Central

Godfrey is the most experienced QB in the state and that experience came in 6A Dade. He has a cannon for an arm. He lacks ideal height and will need some help schematically at the next level, more than likely playing out of a shotgun based offense. He can make all the throws and has the speed and athleticism to play CB or WR. He is committed to Central Florida and should have an opportunity to be a four year starter.

34. CB Cody Riggs, St. Thomas

Riggs is a pure CB with sub 4.5 speed, terrific instincts, and man cover skills. He should enter college ahead of the curve and be an early contributor. Riggs is a player with little risk, he should make an impact in the defensive backfield. He is committed to Florida.

35. WR/S Jonathan Dowling, Southeast

Dowling had a terrific junior season that saw him register 14 interceptions showing the type of range that is coveted on the recruiting trail. As a senior, he showed that he could also play WR where his plus hands and length can also be used. Dowling needs to add strength and weight. He is committed to Florida.

36. RB Gio Bernard, St. Thomas

Bernard had some injuries as a senior, but his two year production is still outstanding. Despite limited height, Bernard has some size to him and should be a 210+ back down the road. He is a fantastic inside runner with excellent vision, he can also get deep with solid speed. Bernard is a complete back that excels in the passing game and at blitz pick-up. He is committed to Notre Dame.

37. WR/DB Tre Boston, N. Ft. Myers

Boston is a terrific natural athlete that has made plays all over the field(and basketball court). He has established himself as one of the most versatile athletes in this class. We are starting to like what he brings to the table as a WR, although the 6'0 size is coveted as a CB. Boston is committed to Cincinnati, but will look around some since Kelly moved on to ND.

38. QB Clint Trickett, North Florida Christian

Trickett brings tremendous character, brains, and the state's most accurate arm to the table. There is a lot of untapped physical potential here as a few years in the weight room is just what the doctor ordered. He is not going to make a bunch of flashy plays, what he will do is make the plays he should...consistently. He is committed to Florida State.

39. WR DeJoshua Johnson, Pahokee

Johnson is perhaps the quickest player in the state, he has elite feet and has tremendous ability to make guys miss in space. His development as a WR was hurt by having to play QB and he needs to add some weight, therefore he will need some time. Confident player that shows no fear. Johnson is committed to Florida State.

40. FB Maurice Hagens, Tampa Bay Tech

Hagens is a horse with great size. He projects to FB, but he should be the type that is used offensively, particularly the passing game. Hagens has the tools and mindset to be an outstanding lead blocker. He should be used in single back sets as well as in the redzone. He was a huge part of TB Tech's success, including a win over state champion Plant. Hagens is committed to Miami.

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