SunStateFootball Top 100: 71-80

It is another outstanding class of athletes from the Sunshine State in 2011. Over 320 players are expected to sign D-1 scholarships on signing day and over 180 will go to the BCS level. SunStateFootball.com releases our final Top 100 continuing with 71-80.

71.. Corey Tindal

School: Lauderdale Lakes (Boyd Anderson)

Ht/Wt: 5'9, 175

Position: Cornerback

College: Committed to FIU

One of the top athletes in the state, whether it is on offense or defense Tindal makes plays. He has produced at a high level the past two years and possesses every tool that schools would want. The big question is where to play him, he probably ends up at CB. Tindal is explosive with deep speed. Very physical given his size.

72. Steward Butler

School: Lakeland (Lakeland)

Ht/Wt: 5'10, 175

Position: Running Back

College: Committed to Arizona State

Butler had a monster senior season where he ran right past Chris Rainey's records to the tune of 3,000 yards. He is a big play waiting to happen from the RB spot because of elite speed and vision. He has some difficulties in high school, including a junior year transfer to Oviedo, but that seems to be the in past. Butler should excel in the wide open Pac-10.


Rabasa figures to slide back to OLB at the next level
Chad Simmons, FoxSports.com

73. Anthony Rabasa

School: Miami (Columbus)

Ht/Wt: 6'3, 235

Position: Linebacker

College: Committed to Notre Dame

High school DE that will probably transition to OLB in the Irish 3-4 scheme. Rabasa has been one of Dade County's most consistent defensive performers the past three years. He has the athleticism to play in space and real knack for getting after the QB. Rabasa is relentless coming off the edge and few players get off blocks as well as he does. After a year learning the new position, Rabasa should be ready to make an impact.

74. Alex Dixon

School: Clearwater (Countryside)

Ht/Wt: 6'0, 180

Position: Cornerback

College: Committed to North Carolina

Big Corners are in short supply and Dixon is one of the best. He has the body, speed, hips, and physicality to leave UNC as a top two round draft choice in a few years. His ability to play the run is second to none. Dixon will need to work on his man coverage skills, he can freelance a bit in an effort to make plays.

75. Chevelle Buie

School: Cocoa (Cocoa)

Ht/Wt: 5'8, 165

Position: Running Back

College: Committed to Rutgers

Electric play-maker who has been one of the state's most consistent performers for school that is getting it done on the field(3 straight state titles). He does not possess great size nor does he test well speed-wise, but on the field in pads no one catches him and he shrugs off tackles. Play-maker who will be given the ball in a variety of ways at the next level.

76. Mike Matulis

School: Lake Worth (Park Vista)

Ht/Wt: 6'5, 290

Position: Offensive Tackle

College: Committed to South Carolina

Matulis has done exactly what you want to see a linemen do. He was solid as a junior, took a giant step in the Spring, and had an excellent senior season indicating that his future is very bright. He has elite size and his athleticism improves daily. Should find a home perhaps at RT where we would think he is starting sooner rather than later. There is still upside here.


Gallon had a big state title game
Geoff Vogt, FoxSports.com

77. Chris Gallon

School: Orlando (Dr. Phillips)

Ht/Wt: 6'4, 190

Position: Wide Receiver

College: MTSU, Memphis, FIU, Michigan

Gallon saved his best for last with an impressive performance in the state title game. He made a pair of big TD catches and has the size and speed to be a major factor. Once thought to perhaps grow into a TE, he appears to be a big outside WR at this point. While his speed is good, he needs to work on getting more explosive. If his grades are in order, he will see some BCS offers down the stretch.

78. Jeremy Cash

School: Plantation (Plantation)

Ht/Wt: 6'2, 185

Position: Safety

College: Committed to Ohio State

Cash missed some time his senior year because of injury so he was never able to put it all together on the field. He has coveted length, pure speed, and he likes to hit. Cash will need to improve his play in space and ball skills to reach his ceiling at Safety. He has the potential to grow into a LB down the road.

79. Alex Mut

School: Punta Gorda (Charlotte)

Ht/Wt: 6'3, 190

Position: Wide Receiver

College: Committed to South Florida

Four-year, two-way starter for Charlotte(along with Mike Bellamy), Mut does everything at a high level. He combines solid speed, excellent quickness, and elite hands with a frame that will fill out quickly in college. Very difficult to cover because of precise cuts(and route running) which translates to separation skills. It would surprise if he did not make an early impact at USF. Mut makes plays, a ton of them, and has a rare feel for the game.

80. Errin Joe

School: Lakeland (Lake Gibson)

Ht/Wt: 6'3, 285

Position: Offensive Guard

College: South Carolina, Florida State, Miami, Georgia Tech, Missouri

Dominant high school OT who lacks ideal height and length at that spot. Really dominant run blocker who is known to pancake all that get in his way. Joe could easily end up at OG at certain schools, but GT is listed above and he seems to be an ideal fit for their run-oriented attack. Few linemen have his body of work over the past three years.


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