Sunshine State 2014 Wide Receivers

Around this time every year it looks like NEXT year's group of receivers in the Sunshine State will be better than the current group. Sometimes it happens, sometimes it doesn't. Here is a look at 10 receivers for 2014 that are already being heavily recruited.

Big Targets

Ermon Lane, 6'3, 185, Homestead

Lane excels on both sides of the ball, he is a good enough athlete to get a legit look at cornerback at his size (Safety no question). Very rare. As a receiver he steps up with big plays and excels despite a lack of great QB play. He has excellent ball skills and can use is his size in the red-zone. A recent growth spurt has Lane checking in at 6'3 and he might not be done growing.


Reynolds is a big play threat with good size
Geoff Vogt, Scout.com

Dwight Reynolds, 6'2, 175, Punta Gorda Charlotte

Reynolds might be the best pure athlete in this group. He does not have a ton of opportunity playing in a Wing-T offense, but he produces when his number is called. Also an excellent cornerback. This is an explosive athlete that is tough to handle in space. While lean, he is very strong. Only knock on Reynolds is that he is going to need some time in college to adjust to the offense. He has a twin brother, Dwayne, that is an outstanding safety prospect.

Ryeshene Bronson, 6'3, 175, Fort Myers Dunbar

Bronson made a verbal commitment to Florida a week ago and is the best deep threat on this list. This is a silky smooth athlete with all the speed you can ask for. He has made plays since he stepped foot on the field as a freshmen and had an outstanding Spring game. While he is capable of executing the entire route tree, he has a lot of work to do to get there. He needs to get stronger. There is a high ceiling here.

Tyre Brady, 6'3, 190, South Miami

Brady missed his sophomore season due to academic problems, but has gotten things squared away. He was very impressive in shorts this off-season displaying the type of tools that are special. He is excellent when the ball is in the air and has above average speed. He is going to be a physical presence down the road.

Kendrick Holland, 6'3, 175, Winter Haven

An injury to UF commitment Adam Lane opened up the door for this athlete to be the no.1 play-maker on offense and he delivered. He had 852 yards receiving with a 17.4 average as a sophomore and there is plenty of upside remaining. Holland needs to work on his speed, but his hands are as good as anyone in this class. He has the frame to add weight. Averaged 10 points and 11 rebounds in basketball.

Five More: Michael Clark, Rudy St. Germain, Isaiah Ford, Moral Stephens, Austin Roberts

Athletes


Jackson is both fast and physical
Geoff Vogt, Scout.com

J.C. Jackson, 5'11, 185, Immokalee

Jackson made a very early commitment to Florida State and has legit deep speed, this is a player that can really run. He has a thick, powerful build that is rare in a young player. Also doubles as a corner. Jackson has the potential to be a big play weapon with his speed and he is not easy to bring down. Jackson is a tireless worker and comes from a family of top players.

Artavis Scott, 5'11, 170, East Lake

There is very little that Scott cannot due with the ball in his hands. He is an explosive play-maker who also possesses a high level of skill. He understands the position and really plays like a prospect that is much older. Went for over 1,100 yards as a sophomore (does benefit from excellent QB play). Scott was one of the top performers at the IMG 7on7 in March and is approaching double digit BCS offers.

Jacob McCrary, 6'1, 180, Miami Coral Reef

First saw him in 2010 when he was listed as a junior wide receiver on the team roster, it turns out he was a freshmen. Very smooth play-maker than does everything at a high level. At 6'1 he is one of the bigger wide-outs we are listing in this athlete category. Should team with QB Nicodem Pierre (also 2014) to form the best duo in Dade County. Already reeling in offers.

Corey Holmes, 6'0, 175, St. Thomas Aquinas

Holmes is carrying the tag of the next great one from St. Thomas. He has always impressed at the camp level and now he needs to take it to the field. Should get plenty of opportunity as a junior with John O'Korn at the helm. Holmes is a natural athlete that gets easy separation in and out of his breaks. We have not seen him drop a ball.

Trevon Lee, 6'0, 170, Cardinal Gibbons

Lee has great speed, he can flat fly. He is expected to really take off as a junior and could be a player that gets a look at cornerback. However, he projects to being a big play weapon on the outside and should be one of Broward's best next year (hard to be THE best when Stacy Coley is three miles away). Lee needs to get stronger and work on the finer points of the position, but that should come with time. Notre Dame offered this week.

Five More: Jovan Durante, Raheem Murray, Johnnie Dixon, Tyre McCants, Chris Worton


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