11 in the I-75 Corridor

The I-75 Corridor includes Ocala and Gainesville as well as many surrounding towns. It appears to be a terrific year, particularly for skill position talent, here are 11 prospects to keep an eye on.

Kent Taylor, Land O Lakes

Ht/Wt: 6'5, 215

Position: Tight End

Early Leader: Close to 30 offers, all Big 3 offers

Taylor has been reeling in offers all over the country due to his elite frame and athleticism. With Stevie Weatherford at QB, Taylor hauled in 35 balls for 571 yards and 9 TDs last season and he is capable of more. Taylor's versatility is what really makes him attractive, he can be spread outside as a WR as well play on the line as a blocker. A lot of upside here.


Williams could play CB or S at FSU
Geoff Vogt, Scout.com

P.J. Williams, Ocala Vanguard

Ht/Wt: 6'0, 185

Position: Defensive Back

Early Leader: Committed to Florida State

Williams is one of the top athletes in the state. At 6'0, 185 he has 4.5 speed, quick hips, and plays the game physically. Those qualities could be used as either a Safety or Cornerback at the next level. Williams will play in the UnderArmour All-American game after being one of the top prospects at the Orlando combine.

Noor Davis, The Villages

Ht/Wt: 6'3, 215

Position: Linebacker

Early Leader: Recently has started adding major BCS offers, says he will take visits

Davis has blown up over the last month when his film got out. He has great size and displays terrific athleticism. He has the size that is coveted as an OLB. He does not play against top competition which appears to be the only knock on him at this point. He is an excellent student and a leader on and off the field.

Latroy Pittman, North Marion

Ht/Wt: 6'0, 195

Position: Wide Receiver

Early Leader: Committed to Florida

Top athlete that makes plays on both sides of the ball(WR/S). UF has recruited him as a WR. He has good size/speed and had a strong showing last summer at Friday Night Lights. Some schools have liked him better at Safety where they see a rangy Safety who can deliver some punch against the run.

Sean Price, North Marion

Ht/Wt: 6'3, 215

Position: Tight End

Early Leader: Considered open, holds BCS offers

Talented pass catcher that is still developing physically. Price has shown the ability to get down the seam as well as play outside as a WR. Price is still a little lean, but he also has the potential to make an impact on the defensive side of the ball as an OLB/DE.

D'Mauri Jones, Leesburg

Ht/Wt: 6'3, 185

Position: Wide Receiver

Jones had a terrific junior season which saw him become the featured player on offense. He is also a stand-out on the basketball court. His height, athletic tools, and hands should attract significant BCS interest. His school is off the beaten path a bit, but Jones should bring them in.


Brooks has great strength and quickness at the WR position
Geoff Vogt, Scout.com

James Brooks, Ocala Forest

Ht/Wt: 5'9, 195

Position: Wide Receiver

Brooks is on the short side, but he is very thick at 195 pounds. Exceptionally quick for that size he could bring an added dimension of physicality to the slot. He shined in Orlando two weeks ago where he used that physicality and explosiveness to create separation. BCS caliber prospect whose best days are still down the road.

Chris Bivins, Gainesville

Ht/Wt: 5'10, 170

Position: Defensive Back

Bivins will probably settle in as a CB at the next level where he has 4.5 speed, good hips, and shows some terrific ball skills. He likes to compete and really improved as a junior. USF appears to be in good shape early for his signature.

Reno Henderson, Ocala Vanguard

Ht/Wt: 6'4, 270

Position: Offensive Line

Henderson is a player who grew by leaps and bounds as a junior. He really started to dominate games and it is clear that he has put in a lot of work. He has added weight, but still has to a ways to go there. Henderson has the athletic tools to be excellent down the road, he should continue attracting attention through next season.

Jamie Gilmore, North Marion

Ht/Wt: 5'7, 175

Position: Running Back

Gilmore is on the short side, but he has a powerful build and elite quickness. He is a tough runner as well. Gilmore fits spread type offenses because he certainly can help as a slot type down the road.

Vegas Harley, Mount Dora

Ht/Wt: 6'1, 190

Position: Defensive Back

Small school superstar that played QB and RB as a junior, but figures to be recruited on the defensive side of the ball. He ran for over 1,800 yards and threw for more than 1,200. Harley has good size for a potential Safety prospect.


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