Former UF verbal commitment Roderick Johnson lined up both sides of the ball playing OT and DT. The 6-4, 300 pound Johnson is built just about perfect and has good athleticism. It seems his future is on the offensive side of the ball and he has seen his recruitment take off over the past six months. Johnson was very solid on the OL in both pass pro and run blocking. He is raw in terms of technique which speaks to his ultimate upside as a prospect. A blind person could pick this young man out from the parking lot and he seems to possess the traits to be a multi year BCS starter down the road.
Greg Bryant is one of the top five running backs in Florida for the 2013 class. The former Oklahoma commit has good size (5-10, 195) and possesses great wiggle in the hole. He rarely gets tackled by the first player to reach him. He doubled as a CB where he looks physically like he could line-up from day one at the next level. Bryant has excellent burst, but lacks true deep speed so he figure to develop into a power back, he has great hands in the passing game and that will also be an asset for him down the road. He is being recruited as hard as Johnson right now and there is a very good chance that they end up at the same school.
A third senior, Marcus Davis, also figures to land at a BCS school. At 5-10, 175 he is the catalyst on offense from his QB position, but he will certainly move to either WR or CB at the next level. He is a loose athlete which makes us believe he can play CB at a high level, on the other hand he is so good with the ball in his hands he could end up as a slot. We were extremely impressed with his athleticism and think that he is one of the more under-rated prospects in the state after Thursday night.
A pair of sophomores will start to attract attention over the next year: WR Desmond Cain and OLB Josh Ward. Cain is an explosive athlete with all the tools. Ward has great length at 6-3 and just needs to add the pounds to become a BCS level recruit in a few years.
The Gatorade Player was not a senior (Duke Johnson) last year it was junior William Likely. The 5-8 dynamo can make plays on both sides of the ball. He has a little Greg Reid in him and we think he will line-up at CB at the next level. Despite being on the short side, he is very thick and tough as nails. It was not his best night on the field Thursday, but few players are as proven as Likely in the state.
Antwan Washington transferred into Glades Central to take over the QB duties, but he will be a WR recruit. At 6-2 with a strong build, he may need some time to develop, but the tools are there for him to be a starting caliber player down the road.
The junior class is represented by wide receiver Ronquavion Tarver. At 6-3 he has ideal size and is a tremendous athlete. He capitalized on his limited opportunities and could be very heavily recruited in a years time. Glades Central has produced an unbelievable amount of WR talent over the past 10 years including Santonio Holmes, Travis Benjamin, Kelvin Benjamin, and Deonte Thompson and there is little question that Tarver is the next in line. He has even better size than all but Kelvin Benjamin.