With a 27-1 starting record and two State Championships, Marshyl Rothman has already had a tremendous high school career. Jupiter Christian is the odd's on favorite to make that a three-peat in December of 2009. Rothman will be tested next year against the likes of Glades Central and North Florida Christian, both on the road. Speaking of Glades Central, L.J. Thomas is a QB to keep an eye on. Thomas is 6'2 and throws a great deep ball. Not coincidentally, these two QB's will lead the all Palm Beach team at the 7 on 7 event in Tampa.
Another QB to keep an eye on is Eddie Sullivan. The 6'1, 185 pound gunslinger plays with confidence and has a live arm. Very accurate. Sullivan has good mobility in the pocket and is capable of picking up yards on the ground.
Glades Central's Antwan Chisolm is small in stature, but has great quickness. He had 540 yards in part time duty as a junior, those numbers should rise considerably in 2009. Will Powers is the most productive player in the state. Whether carrying it at RB or knocking people out at LB, Powers flat produces. Powers will likely play RB at the next level.
Two wide receiver's are garnering plenty of attention on the recruiting trail: Chris Dunkley(Royal Palm Beach) and DeJoshua Johnson(Pahokee). A little more than a handful of players can pick up the phone and commit to any of the 'Big 3'.....here are two of them. Dunkley is a smooth, skilled play-maker. Johnson is ultra quick and elusive.
Johnson also has two teammates to keep an eye on: Dennis Hall and Fred Pickett. Hall made a huge grab late in the State Championship game for the win. Pickett is transferring into Pahokee from Glades Central. Solidly built at 5'9, he has a lot of tools to work with. Greg Dent will see more time at WR in 2009, last year he played mostly in the secondary. Dent has great natural size to go with elite hands.
There are more? Yes. Jerome Thomas can match any player in this article athletically. At 6'0 close to 180 he is a very intriguing prospect. Lake Worth's Solomon Alberry is the tallest. At close to 6'2, he brings an added dimension. Terrell Williams had 11 touchdowns and over 500 yards receiving, he was one of the county's top producers.
Dwyer's Gerald Christian could play TE or DE in college. He has the skill set to excel at both and can pretty much name his college. Palm Beach Central's Shane McDermott is another player who has received some big offers. The interior line prospect is an upper tier athlete who is highly skilled.
Five Pahokee players are on the radar: Antonio Ford, Zachary Allen, Richard Ash, Willie Bowles, and Doral Willis. Allen is the smallest, but he is potentially the most versatile. He could play TE, DE, or OLB. It will be interesting to see how Ford, Ash, Bowles,and Willis are used in 2009. An embarassment of riches for a school with around 800 students.
Dwyer's Matt Elam might be the Sunshine State's top prospect. The UF commit is the total package who produces on both sides the ball. Safety will likely be his home at the next level, unless he grows out of it. Team mate Robert Clark is fast-fast. Clark has has all three gears and was highly productive as a junior.
Atlantic's James Louis could play WR or CB/S at the next level. The big-time play-maker caught 58 balls for 1,100 yards while picking off 5 passes on defense. At 5'11, he would be average size at WR, but very good size at CB.
Glades Central's Travis Bell has that prototype height at over 6'1. Bell has flashed brilliance in the past, now must be more consistent. Pahokee's Merril Noel has all the physicals and gets it done on the field. He will need to show that he can transition from S to CB.
Palm Beach Lakes Johnie Simon is a hitter with outstanding tools. At the next level, he is going to need to show the ability to play in space at S. American Heritage's Darius Milines has the height, he could play either WR or S. Peniel Jean plays at Palm Beach Central is a zone corner type. He can hit and has great athleticism.