Six current collegiate stars from Broward County are:
QB Geno Smith, West Virginia
RB Gio Bernard, North Carolina
RB James White, Wisconsin
WR Rashad Greene, FSU
OL Brandon Linder, Miami
OL Jon Feliciano, MIami
Two quarterbacks in Broward County are already holding D-1 offers and interestingly both have been on the move already.
Formerly at Chaminade now University School Sean White has accuracy, poise, and the ability to get the ball down the field. A touch short at 6'1, White is thick at over 200 pounds and capable of throwing from outside the pocket. He holds around 6-8 offers already and has a ton of experience. He is more of a pro style QB, but has run some spread. Very coachable and he wants to be great. FILM
Formerly at Western and now St Thomas, Wade Freebeck is a 6'3 pro style QB that has impressed with his arm strength and accuracy. Freebeck had a terrific sophomore campaign and flashes for brilliance as a junior. He is very thin and will need to add weight before he is ready at the next level. UF had offered at one point and Freebeck seems well positioned to take advantage of the increased exposure in the Spring. FILM
It is not just Michel at American Heritage however as Isaiah McKenzie is another explosive play-maker in the backfield. He is as dangerous as any player in the state in the open field and is a big play waiting to happen. He may find a home in the slot at the next level. FILM
Another explosive play-maker is Deerfield Beach's Brandon Powell. At 5'8,175 he is short, but should carry some weight down the road. Like McKenzie when he is in space he is gone and Powell can really put his foot in the ground and scoot. Powell is an ideal fit in spread type offenses. FILM
St Thomas's Madre London has ideal size at 6'1, 200 and has been clocked at 4.61 electronic in the 40. He also has a great pair of hands and plays the slot naturally. The former Arkansas resident got acclimated to South Florida last year and with the graduation of Fred Coppet it should be his turn to carry the load. FILM
Hallandale's Paul Anderson is a power back that is at his best running downhill between the tackles. He takes some snaps at FB, however it is unclear if he will add that type of size for the next level. He has sneaky speed and is able to catch the ball out of the backfield. He will punish defenders as a lead blocker and Anderson seems to relish contact. FILM
It is all about opportunity for University School's LaJuan Hunt. With superstar sophomore Jordan Scarlett stealing a lot of the limelight it is easy for Hunt to fly under the radar. He is a very good, three down back that should end up in a spread type scheme. Consistent. FILM
St. Thomas's Corey Holmes absolutely lit up the UnderArmour Combine in Tampa posted a 4.46 laser 40, 35 inch vertical, and a blazing 6.72 3-Cone. Those are NFL combine numbers. He was brilliant in the state title game leading STA to victory. Obviously the sky is the limit here from an athletic standpoint, we would like to see him be a more consistent big play threat as a senior. Might be an ideal no. 2 receiver at the next level. Holmes shares a lot of similarities with Rashad Greene (FSU). FILM
Cypress Bay's Kadeem Goulbourne came very close to a state title last year and he appears to be Cypress Bay's top prospect next year. At 6'2+ he has good size and is very athletic. Cypress Bay likes to run the football so the opportunities are limited, but he produces when they call his number. Could also be a safety. FILM
Cardinal Gibbons has a pair of D-1 targets in Trevon Lee and Christian Blake. Lee has exceptional athleticism and speed. Over 6'0 he can play on the outside and stretch a defense. Lee should put up big numbers in 2013 with solid QB play. FILM Blake is thinner and more raw, but his length, ball skills, and running ability will get him plenty of looks. FILM
University School's Emmanuel Soto has plus hands and is an elite route runner. Soto has shredded many camps and combines with ability to create separation off his breaks. He lacks ideal speed to stretch the field and projects to be more of a possession type. FILM
Plantation's Ravian Pierce did not put up big numbers in the Colonel's run based attack, but he is very capable of doing that. At 6'3, 220 he has the athleticism to play safety and the speed to get down the seam. Pierce is ready as a blocker. Watching him in practice and warm-ups he has quality hands and plenty of room to fill out. He appears to be the state's top TE.
When we look at "Broward County" and "offensive line" St. Thomas is always a good place to start and 2014 is no different. At least three linemen are on the radar led by Ryan Crozier. The 6'4 Crozier had several games where he graded out as the top linemen (two D-1 seniors). He has a wide body and the feet to potentially play OT. No brainer as a guard. FILM Kai Absheer had a very solid performance at the Nike Combine in Miami and at 6'5, 296 (legit) he has prototype size at this stage. Absheer can be a little stiff, but he should be one of the more watched linemen in the state during the Spring. FILM Recruiting fans will recognize this last name: Nick Linder. His brother, Brandon, will be a three year starter at Miami. Nick is not blessed with the same size, but he does have a similar skill level. He will likely be recruited as a Center. FILM
Cardinal Gibbons has a pair of potential offensive tackles in Eric Lenzen and Kadeem Smith. At 6'6 Lenzen has ideal length at OT and really came alive during his junior season. He needs some weight and strength, but this is a prospect that has not gotten the attention he deserves. FILM At 6'3+ Smith played LT as a junior and has all the athleticism. He needs some weight and to be more consistently dominant. Smith has been on the radar for awhile is being watched closely by many BCS schools. FILM
Taravella's Siffo Pierre is largely unknown in recruiting circles, but he could end up being the top linemen in the county by the end of the season. At 6'4, 280 he has frame for 40 more pounds and should end up inside at guard. He reminds us a little of Dan Isidora from a few years back and Pierre is good in space. FILM
If you are looking for mammoth size Broward County has two freaks. Hollywood Hills Josh Deuyour is all of 6'9 and has trimmed down to 320ish. He is almost too big for high school defensive linemen. He still has a lot of work to do technique wise and flexibility wise, but he has shown the willingness to work. Northeast's Harry Dumervil is simply massive at 6'8 and 360+. He will surprise many people with how well he moves.