Jefferson wins 3A State Title

Tampa Jefferson defeated Norland 44-34 on Friday afternoon in the Citrus Bowl for the 3A State Title. With over 10 D-1 prospects on the field, here is how some of those players fared.

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It all starts with Quarterback Quentin Williams for the Dragons. The senior was named "Mr. Florida" and has had a stunning three year career breaking many passing records along the way. As usual he got it done both running and throwing. Few throw a better deep ball and Williams can make all the throws. He will take his talents to Bethune-Cookman.

His job is made easier by an elite wide receiving group led by Andre Davis and Chris Moore. Both players went well over 1,000 yards for the year and made plays on Friday. Davis might have the some of the best ball skills this state has seen in awhile. He can't be covered one on one because of it. Moore is faster and really came into his own this season. Davis is undecided, while Moore will be heading to Cincinnati.


Davis is one the top WRs in the state
Geoff Vogt, Scout.com

The future is very bright with Adrian Jenkins(2012) and Aaron Jenkins(2013). Both players possess immense upside and will get their chance next year.

Demetrius Russell is the main threat running the ball and if not for the prolific passing game, he would certainly have a lot more yards. He seems headed to the 1-AA level.

Ramik Wilson was a stand-out on both sides of the ball. He caught 2-3 passes as a TE and also had a pair of sacks as an OLB/DE. He has a terrific, powerful build and has attracted a slew of BCS interest, but is still undecided on the recruiting trail. Tyriq McCord is a similar 2012 prospect. Not yet as big as Wilson, he flashed the athleticism, but will need to add weight this off-season. He is 6'2-6'3, around 200 pounds today.

Senior DB Rodney Mills had a pair of interceptions and is a physical presence back there. He is capable of playing on either side of the ball and has D-1 offers.

Miami Norland

Duke Johnson is everything for this team on both sides of the ball. He made his plays, but the only the second time this season, it was not enough. The junior Miami commit reminds me of Clinton Portis, just a straight football player. While he is an elite running back, he will get looks at DB as well. He had an interception there to get the Viking's back in the game.

Fellow junior and Miami commit Keith Brown has the size and tools to be special. He can run like the wind and made some plays. He needs to be more consistent and instinctive.

Junior's Brandon Snell(WR) and Teko Powell(DT) will both attract significant interest next year. Snell is probably a slot type where he can use his quickness and elite hands. Powell is a 6'2, 260 DT that is very active on both sides of the ball. As he continues to add weight, he will become more coveted on the recruiting trail.

The top seniors are DB Quincy Casimir and OT Pierre Maignan. Casimir has good tools and should end up signing at the D-1 level. Maignan is a big of a project because he lacks great size at 6'4, 250. He has excellent feet and athleticism though.

Congrats to both teams on excellent seasons.


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