The "Super Six"

Super Bwoing, Granite Man, Magneto Man, Super Scuba, Elevator Man and Captain Whammo/Zammo made up the "Super Six." No one super hero was more important than the other. The State of Florida has its own version of the "Super Six" in this year's recruiting class.

Tim Jernigan, James Wilder, Sammy Watkins, Mike Bellamy, Ha'Sean Clinton-Dix and Nick O'Leary are the top six players in the state of Florida. All are currently ranked as five-star players, and Jernigan, Wilder and Clinton-Dix are all ranked as the nation's No. 1 player at their respective position of defensive tackle, linebacker and safety.

Watkins checks in as the nation's No. 3rd ranked wide receiver, O'Leary the No. 3 ranked tight end prospect and Bellamy rounds out the group as the No. 5 ranked running back in the land.

When I think of championship teams, the first thing that comes to mind is defense, not far behind is that big nasty defensive tackle Enter Tim Jernigan, the 6-3, 280-pound interior defensive lineman from Lake City (FL) Columbia. While the other five can make a strong case for the top player in the state of Florida for the 2011 recruiting class for me it's simple-Tim Jernigan controls the top spot.

Tim Jernigan is 1A and not far behind is James Wilder at 1B. The 6-2 and 217-pound running back, defensive end and linebacker checks in from Tampa (FL) Plant Senior. Wilder could play all three positions at the next level but wants to give running back a shot.

I have said it several times, deep down Wilder knows that his best chance at playing in the National Football League is on the defensive side of the ball. In talking with him and keeping up with his situation it's very clear that running back is his first love, I mean after all it's in his genes. Wilder has the ability to do just about anything he wants at the next level but I think ultimately he wants to do what gives him the best shot at the NFL.

Checking in at the three spot is the multi-talented athlete from Fort Myers (FL) South, Sammy Watkins. The 6-2 and 195-pound Watkins could play either side of the ball in college. Watkins is the No. 3 ranked wide receiver prospect in America and is clearly the top wideout in the state of Florida. As good as Watkins is as a receiver he could also be the top safety in the state with great size, speed, hands and the ability to read the quarterback.

The four spot is occupied by "Speedy," Mike Bellamy from Punta Gorda (FL) Charlotte. The 5-10, 175-pound tailback has blazing speed running 4.31 and terrific vision that allows him to hit that extra gear when the field opens up.

The nation's No. 1 ranked safety is Orlando (FL) Dr. Phillips safety Ha'Sean Clinton-Dix. Clinton-Dix checks in at 6-2 and 190-pounds and made a verbal pledge to head coach Nick Saban and Alabama. He shows great instincts, awareness and quickness while being able to maintain a physical presence. Clinton-Dix sits in the five hole in this version of the "Super Six."

Rounding out the "Super Six", but not least, is the 6-4, 230-pound Nick O'Leary from Palm Beach Gardens (FL) William T. Dwyer. O'Leary is physical and has great hands, route running and intensity that spreads throughout his teammates. O'Leary has mentioned five at the top with Florida, Florida State, Miami, USC and Georgia. Expect to see O'Leary sign with one of those five teams on National Signing Day.


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