Higdon's Top 25 in Florida for 2011

Rankings are what they are, someone's opinion on how good potential prospects will be at the next level. Having said that, I wanted to try and come up with my top 25 "high school football players" in the state of Florida heading into their senior season.

I am not taking into consideration how good or bad someone might be at the next level or how that particular recruit's game may or may not translate in college. I am simply saying I think these are the top 25 high school football players in the state of Florida for the class of 2011.

1. DT -- Tim Jernigan -- Lake City Columbia 6-2 280-pounds

2. DE/RB -- James Wilder -- Tampa Plant 6-1 3/4 217-pounds

3. WR/S -- Sammy Watkins -- South Fort Myers 6-1 195-pounds

4. RB -- Mike Bellamy -- Punta Gorda Charlotte 5-10 175-pounds

5. OT -- Tyler Moore -- Clearwater Countryside 6-6 290-pounds

6. S -- Ha'Sean Clinton-Dix -- Orlando Dr. Phillips 6-2 195-pounds

7. TE -- Nick O'Leary -- West Palm Beach Dwyer 6-4 215-pounds

8. DE -- Curt Maggit -- West Palm Beach Dwyer 6-3 205-pounds

9. RB -- Marlin Lane -- Daytona Beach Mainland 6-1 190-pounds

10. TE -- A.C. Leonard -- Jacksonville Ribault 6-2 230-pounds

11. LB -- Tony Steward -- St. Augustine Pedro Menendez 6-2 and 225-pounds

12. Ath -- Pop Saunders -- Deland 6-0 180-pounds

13. DE -- Ryan Shazier -- Plantation 6-3 205-pounds

14. LB -- Denzel Perryman -- Coral Gables 6-0 210-pounds

15. OL -- Bobby Hart -- Ft. Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas 6-4 280-pounds

16. QB -- Jeff Driskel -- Oviedo Hagerty 6-3 225-pounds

17. WR -- Kelvin Benjamin -- Belle Glade Glades Central 6-6 210-pounds

18. DE -- Anthony Chickillo -- Tampa Alonso 6-3 226-pounds

19. WR -- Rashad Greene -- Ft. Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas 6-0 175-pounds

20. S -- Wayne Lyons -- Ft. Lauderdale Dillard 6-0 196-pounds

21. TE -- Brandon Fulse -- Fort Meade 6-4 250-pounds

22. QB -- Teddy Bridgewater -- Miami Northwestern 6-3 180-pounds

23. WR -- Javares McRoy -- Lakeland 5-9 165-pounds

24. RB -- Demetrius Hart -- Orlando Dr. Phillips 5-8 185-pounds

25. RB -- Chevelle Buie -- Cocoa 5-7 165-pounds


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