FLORIDA: Pre-Spring Hot 100: 81-90

Those at Scout.com who exclusively cover the state of Florida have put their heads together to come up with a pre-spring Hot 100 for the Class of 2010. Read on to see who's on the list from 81-90.

81. Gideon Ajagbe, LB, 6'2, 200, Miami (Ransom Everglades)
The Skinny: One of Florida's top natural athletes, Ajagbe has all the tools to play OLB. Ajagbe plays RB as well in high school and if he picks up an inch or two, could transition to TE where his natural gait and speed would see him getting down the middle of the field. He has large hands and a longer type stride.
Recruiting: Ajagbe claims offers from Florida, Florida State, Boston College, USF, UCF, Tennessee, and several others.

82. Marcus Shaw, RB, 5-9, 185, Arcadia (Desoto County)
The Skinny: One of the state's most productive running backs as a junior last season, Shaw is a playmaker on both sides of the ball. He might not have a great size/speed combo but he runs hard, plays with good instincts, and has been ultra productive at the prep level.
Recruiting: UCF and Tulane are the two schools who have offered him but others should be on the way very soon.

83. Keion Payne, CB, 5'11, 165, Ft. Lauderdale (St. Thomas Aquinas)
The Skinny: The Dillard transfer has had a great offseason including a stand out performance at the Tampa 7on7 tournament. Payne has lockdown outside corner skills where he shows the ability to mirror wideouts. Long arms and solid speed complete this package. Will team with Cody Riggs for one of the nation's top CB tandems in 2009.
Recruiting: Payne holds offers from Florida State, Georgia, and Ole Miss and should collect many more during the Spring and Summer.

84. Quayshawn Nealy, LB, 6-0, 205, Lakeland
The Skinny: The leader of a very tough Lakeland defense in 2008, Nealy leads by example. He's quiet but plays a big game. He covers the field very well with good speed and is always around the football.
Recruiting: USF was the first school to offer him but he's being watched by all the other Florida schools and more.

85. Brion Carnes, QB, 6'1, 185, Bradenton (Manatee)
The Skinny: Talented, experienced QB for one of state's top programs. Carnes has all the tools including a plus arm, size, and speed. When he is hot, he is impossible to stop. Has ability to get the ball down middle of the field and throws a great deep ball with plenty of air under it. Needs to be more consistent. Can get yards with his feet, but looks to throw the ball first.
Recruiting: Carnes is committed to USF, but will take some visits to other schools like FSU and perhaps Nebraska where relative Tommie Frazier starred in the 90's.

86. Leon Shorter, WR, 6-2, 170, Fort Pierce (Westwood)
The Skinny: With ideal size to be an outside receiver, Shorter has a big wingspan and he's a long strider. He attacks the ball well in the air and is always coming up with big plays. As he continues growing into his body, he'll become more physical. He might lack elite speed but the kid can flat out play and catches everything thrown his direction.
Recruiting: Louisville was his first offer but USF and a few others seem to be real close to pulling the trigger.

87. Greg Dent, CB, 6-0, 175, Belle Glade (Glades Central)
The Skinny: Dent excelled at CB as a junior. He has the size that colleges covet and speed to play on the outside. Dent will play more WR as a senior and could project there at the next level. Versatile athlete who is known to make big plays.
Recruiting: Has an FIU offer and should begin to pick up BCS offers in the Spring.

88. Shawn Corker, WR, 6-1, 180, Fort Lauderdale (Cardinal Gibbons)
The Skinny: One of the most productive receivers in south Florida last season, Corker has a nice size/speed combination. He can run under most balls and he's big enough to be an outside possession receiver type. After a strong junior season, he's performed well at every event he's been to this offseason so far.
Recruiting: Corker holds five offers already – UCF, FIU, Tulane, Wake Forest, and Duke.

89. Malcolm Jones, RB, 5-10, 175, Orange Park (Fleming Island)
The Skinny: One of the most explosive running back prospects in north Florida, Jones is capable of taking it to the house anytime he touches it. He specializes in getting to the outside, making people miss, and then outrunning everyone to the endzone – things he did quite often as a junior in 2008.
Recruiting: FIU is his only offer right not but several other schools will likely come through in early May.

90. Jeremy Hester, RB, 5-9, 175, Panama City (Arnold)
The Skinny: Rushed for 2,300 yards and 39 touchdowns. Hester has great acceleration and deep speed with a wide variety of open field moves. Should fit into a shotgun based spread attack. He has good hands out of the backfield. Size is only concern.
Recruiting: Hester claims two early offers from South Florida and Southern Miss and plans on camping at those two schools and Alabama.

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