20 in Broward

Broward County produces 45-55 D-1 signatures every year and 2012 should be no different. The County has produced legendary players like Michael Irvin, Lorenzo White, Corey Simon, and Sterling Palmer. Here are 20 to keep an eye on in 2012.

Avery Johnson, Ely

Ht/Wt: 6'1, 175

Position: Wide Receiver

Early Leader: Committed to LSU

Johnson is the brother of future top 10 pick in the NFL draft Patrick Peterson(CB- LSU). He possesses sub 4.45 straight line speed and has produced since his freshmen year at Ely. Johnson needs to add some weight and strength, but figures to make an early impact in Baton Rouge. Despite making an early commitment to LSU he is being pursued by many BCS schools.

Hamilton is one of top DLs in the country
Geoff Vogt, Scout.com

Jelani Hamilton, St. Thomas Aquinas

Ht/Wt: 6'4, 250

Position: Defensive End

Early Leader: FSU and Miami

Hamilton has terrific quickness and overall athleticism. He is still young physically with a frame that should fill out to 275+ down the road. Playing for one of the top programs in the country, he has good technique and has a good understanding of assignments. Should be one of the more coveted players in the state.

Tracy Howard, Miramar

Ht/Wt: 5'10, 165

Position: Cornerback

Early Leader: UF. Miami, FSU, LSU, and OSU chasing.

Howard is perhaps the top pure cover corner in the class. At 5'10, he has good height with solid speed. It is his natural cover skills that separate him from the pack, he has the ability to play on an island. Howard can get physical at the line of scrimmage and has competed against top WRs in practice at Miramar(4 BCS WRs have come through there).

Willie Bailey, Hallandale

Ht/Wt: 6'1, 165

Position: Defensive Back

Early Leader: Committed to Miami

The question with Bailey is whether he will be a CB or S at the next level. At 6'1, with terrific straight line speed, he is very intriguing as a potential CB. Does he have the hips? Only time will tell. He will need to add weight to play his natural position(S). Bailey makes some plays on offense as well.

Justin Ferguson, Flanagan

Ht/Wt: 6'1, 195

Position: Wide Receiver

Early Leader: Has FSU offer with more on the way

Ferguson plays the WR position like a RB and it is his physicality and natural size that make him a big-time prospect. He plays at a school off the beaten path, but put together a solid junior campaign. Ferguson has strong hands and is capable of making plays in traffic. He needs to continue working on his speed.

Isidora is an OG with great feet
Geoff Vogt, Scout.com

Danny Isidora, Cypress Bay

Ht/Wt: 6'3, 330

Position: Offensive Guard

Early Leader: Will land many BCS offers in the Spring

Road grader for team that thrives on running the football. He does an excellent job pulling and is terrific in space. He carries a lot of weight naturally, but needs to re-shape his body. Isidora has a very powerful lower body. It is possible that he gets a look at Center down the road. He is just scratching the surface of his ability.

Devonte Mathis, Miramar

Ht/Wt: 6'1, 195

Position: Wide Receiver

Early Leader: Has FSU offer and interest from a lot of BCS schools

Mathis has played mostly QB both at Miramar and Carol City, but figures to be a WR at the next level. He has a great frame, solid speed, and quickness. Could develop into a no. 1 type on the outside. Mathis should have the opportunity to develop as a WR during the 7on7 season.

Antonio Harris, South Broward

Ht/Wt: 5'10, 185

Position: Defensive Back

Early Leader: Unknown

Harris should end up one of the top defensive backs in his class. He has all the tools that you look for in a defensive back: size, speed and quickness. He also has pretty good instincts for a defensive back. His ceiling would be as a physical CB.

Traveon Henry, Pine Crest

Ht/Wt: 6'0, 200

Position: Running Back

Early Leader: Unknown

Is there something in the water at Pine Crest? Perhaps the state's top academic school, it has produced some athletes the last several years. Brandon Knight was one of the top 5 basketball recruits in the country and although DE Tevin Westbrook(UF) transferred for his senior year, he was at Pine Crest before. Henry has elite size and plenty of speed. He should get plenty of BCS looks during the Spring evaluation period.

Nacho Garcia missed his junior season due to injury, but has still attracted major attention on the recruiting trail
Geoff Vogt, Scout.com

Abraham Garcia, University

Ht/Wt: 6'5, 320

Position: Offensive Tackle

Early Leader: LSU, UF, OSU, and Miami all interest him

Garcia missed his junior year to injury, but has still attracted a ton of interest on the recruiting trail. He will be get a ton of looks in the Spring to see how he is doing. When healthy, few possess the upside that "Nacho" has. He has great feet and athleticism and a body made for major college ball.

Daniel Gray, Boyd Anderson

Ht/Wt: 5'10, 170

Position: Cornerback

Gray has one quality that can't be taught and that is elite speed. He is yet another top flight DB from Boyd Anderson, a school that has been churning them out the past three years. Gray showed some swagger at the UA combine where he locked down several top WRs. His pure speed is very intriguing and he should have a busy Spring.

John Buchanan, Cardinal Gibbons

Ht/Wt: 6'5, 260

Position: Offensive Line

Former TE who is now an OL, he grades out extremely well and has sound technique. He needs to continue filling out. Buchanan has not received the attention he deserves yet, but that should change soon. Should play OT, but could easily slide inside to OG down the road.

Brandon Butler, Boyd Anderson

Ht/Wt: 6'0, 175

Position: Defensive Back

Butler has been on the radar a long time getting a lot of minutes as frosh and sophomore in a loaded defensive backfield. He almost slid his recruiting up a year, but decided against it. While lean, he is physical and the athletic intangibles to be a difference maker. He should see his stock continue to rise.

Marshall Morgan, Archbishop McCarthy

Position: Kicker

Early Leader: Committed to Georgia

It is not often that a kicker would make this list, but Morgan is special with a cannon for a leg. Broward County has produced some outstanding kickers recently in Blair Walsh and Michael Palardy recently, Morgan might be better than both. Huge pick-up for the Bulldogs.

Davis is another top OLmen in the state
Geoff Vogt, Scout.com

Kameron Davis, Boyd Anderson

Ht/Wt: 6'4, 280

Position: Offensive Line

Davis has a lean build, but carries close to 280 pounds. He is built the right way and has solid athleticism. He has some work to do on his technique and could slide inside to OG at the next level. He needs to play with more a mean streak. He will garner significant BCS interest over the next couple of months.

Kevis Jones, Northeast

Ht/Wt: 6'3, 210

Position: Athlete

Former QB played all over the field in 2010. He could project to TE or perhaps OLB at the next level. Jones can run, he has a great frame, and possesses terrific raw athleticism. His best days are clearly a few years out. Great student.

Malcolm Lewis, Miramar

Ht/Wt: 5'11, 175

Position: Wide Receiver

While Mathis ranks a little higher, Lewis is the better WR today. He has good size, speed, and hands and is capable of making some big plays. Miramar has been churning out BCS WRs and he fits right into that mold. He should have a big tourney in Tampa for the Express.

Dami Ayoola, St. Thomas Aquinas

Ht/Wt: 5'9, 190

Position: Running Back

The next in a long line of outstanding STA RBs, Ayoola is a tough inside runner with enough juice to break off the big gain. A three down type back who can block and catch the ball, he should get more opportunity after the graduation of Rudock, Greene, and Dorsett. STA is very deep at RB with a pair of 2013 prospects nipping at his heels, he will be challenged daily.

Dinero Moss, Piper

Ht/Wt: 5'11, 185

Position: Defensive Back

Part of the prospect resurgence at Piper, Moss is perhaps their top talent(Kingston Santil and Barrington Morris are other 2012 prospects). He is a combo DB with athleticism and good natural size. Moss has a lot of explosion and plays the game physically on the edge.

Jeremy Glinton, Northeast

Ht/Wt: 6'1, 185

Position: Wide Receiver

Glinton has flown a little under the radar because of super soph Stacey Coley, but he is capable of making a name for himself. Has the size and speed to be a difference-maker, he just needs to continue developing his route running. He can stretch the field with his speed and has the toughness to go over the middle.

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