St. Thomas Aquinas 2014 Quartet

St. Thomas Aquinas always has talent and they produce some of the top prospects in the state of Florida on a regular basis. They have a quartet of prospects in 2014 and you get a look at those guys here.

Rocky Casulo is the head football coach at St. Thomas Aquinas in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. and he coaches one of the top high school programs in the country. The Raiders have numerous FBS prospects in the 2013 class including five-star defensive lineman Joey Bosa who is committed to Ohio State.

Their 2014 class looks to be strong as well. Scout spoke with Coach Casulo recently about his top rising juniors and here is an early look at that quartet.

  • Al Harris - CB - 5-11/160

    Coach Casulo Says: "In our defense, we are always looking for that shut-down corner because of our aggressive scheme, and Al is that. He is like Cody Riggs and Marcus Roberson in the past and he has grown about 2-3 inches since December. He has become very confident, he has gotten a lot stronger, and having the bloodlines (Former Green Bay Packer Al Harris, Sr. is his father) is an asset too."

    Recruiting Notes: Purdue was the first school to offer and he will add many more over time. Florida is showing a lot of interest in Harris early on too. Florida, Florida State, and Miami are Harris' top three and he has been to each school for games.

    Scout's Thoughts: Harris is a very fluid corner with long arms, great feet, and a real understanding of the game. He will challenge for an early spot in the Scout300.

  • Corey Holmes - WR - 6-0/180

    Coach Casulo Says: "I see a lot of Rashad Greene in Corey. He is long, he is a great route runner, he has deceptive speed, he is a very hard worker in the weight room, and he is going to be a very good football player. He is going to be a big-time recruit and his length, speed, aggressiveness, and just a combination of all that make him one of the best out there."

    Recruiting Notes: Florida, Michigan, Rutgers, South Florida, and Wisconsin have offered Holmes. Michigan is a school Holmes likes early and North Carolina, Oregon, and USC are also high on his list right now. He plans to be at Florida for their Friday Night Light Camp in July.

    Scout's Thoughts: It is a very good year at wide receiver in the state of Florida and Holmes looks to be one of the top five at his position early on.

  • Mardre London - RB - 6-1/210

    Coach Casulo Says: "I see one of those guys that makes me think Big Ten running back. He is that big back and that loves to get in between the tackles and run tough. He is also great in our screen package because he catches the ball well and we use him some at H-Back too. He is very versatile and he can do a little bit of everything."

    Recruiting Notes: No offers yet for London, but Arkansas and Arkansas State have both mentioned offering him after he attends their camps in July. Boise State, North Carolina, South Florida, and some others are showing interest. Arkansas and Texas are two schools he likes early.

    Scout's Thoughts: London showed great hands in the spring game and he runs with good power too. He will be jumbo-back recruited to play running back and possibly H-Back on the next level.

  • Anthony Moten - DT - 6-4/264

    Coach Casulo Says: "We have an end, a nose, and a tackle, and we ask our guys to play all three, and Anthony is becoming more consistent at nose and at tackle. To play those positions, you have to do a lot - He has to come off the edge as a rusher, he has to be a zero shade, and he has to play the run at end. He has put on some weight, he had a good spring, and he is still growing. He is developing nicely."

    Recruiting Notes: Miami is showing a lot of interest and they are the only school to offer so far. They offered him after he camped there last summer. Clemson, Florida, and Florida State are showing early interest as well. Florida, Miami, and USC are his top three.

    Scout's Thoughts: Moten has grown a lot over the last 12 months and he could play five-technique in a 3-4 front or three-technique in a 4-3. He is a versatile DL that is solid against the run and pass.

    Chad Simmons is currently a National Recruiting Analyst for FOX Sports/Scout. He started with Scout in 2003 and then moved on to another Recruiting Service from 2004-2008 before returning to Scout the first of 2009 to become South Recruiting Manager.
    Twitter | Facebook | E-Mail

  • Scout Football Top Stories