FLORIDA: Pre-Spring Hot 100: 71-80

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 71-80.

71. Darren Kitchens, S, 6'2, 205, Homestead
The Skinny: The first question with Kitchens is where he will play at the next level. At 6'2 and over 200 pounds he could project to either LB or S. He has the skill set to excel at either. With his speed and hitting ability, SS or Rover would be ideal. Kitchens is one of the more intriguing prospects in the Sunshine State for 2010.
Recruiting: Kitchens has a UCF offer, but is being evaluated by many BCS schools including local option Miami. A big Spring game could see his stock skyrocket.

72. Jared Haggins, QB, 6-0, 180, Lakeland
The Skinny: The leader of a Lakeland team that reached the Class 5A state championship game last season, Haggins is athletic and explosive enough to be considered a major prospect at another position. However, he showed a tremendous skill set at quarterback at the recent 7-on-7 Tournament in Tampa and can be considered a top notch prospect there as well.
Recruiting: Louisville, Auburn, Florida State, and FIU are among those who have already offered Haggins. He's the nephew of Florida State D-Line coach Odell Haggins.

73. Jeremy Davis, CB, 5'11, 165, Cape Coral
The Skinny: Davis is one of the fastest players in the state for 2010. He consistently runs in the 10.4 range in the 100(electronic) and has ripped off sub 4.4 40's. Davis, the younger brother of Phillip Buchanan, has the hips and ball skills that schools cove. He is also not afraid to mix it up. He played mostly offense as a junior at Ft. Myers, but should settle into the loaded secondary developing at Cape Coral.
Recruiting: Davis holds offers from Syracuse and West Virginia. Miami has shown a lot of interest. Look for him to be one of the guys that gets significant attention in the spring.

74. Shane McDermott, OL, 6-4, 265, Wellington (Palm Beach Central)
The Skinny: One of the most technically sound offensive linemen you'll find at this age, McDermott has an older brother playing at Colorado State right now. He moves his feet very well, he has a tremendous work ethic, and has a good understanding of how to play the position. He's an ideal center prospect for the college level.
Recruiting: McDermott made a recent commitment to the University of Miami, choosing the Canes over early offers from West Virginia, Cincinnati, UCF, USF, FIU, and others.

75. Rashad Knight, CB, 5-10, 180, Jacksonville (Trinity Christian)
The Skinny: You'll have a hard time finding a more physical corner prospect anywhere in the state this year than Knight. He's well-coached, understands the game very well, and has good ball skills. He has a lot of upside and with a strong spring he should continue climbing the recruiting charts.
Recruiting: Knight claims early offers from Syracuse, Illinois, Vanderbilt, Georgia Tech, and BYU.

76. Antonio Ford, DT, 6-3, 255, Pahokee
The Skinny: One of several linemen who are considered college prospects at Pahokee this season, we thought Ford looked the best on film during his junior season. He's a big kid with long arms, quick feet, and was pretty active inside. As he continues growing, his stock will continue to rise.
Recruiting: Ford claims early offers from West Virginia, FIU, Wake Forest, and Minnesota.

77. Kevin Nelson, LB, 6-1, 220, Gainesville
The Skinny: A real physical specimen, Nelson has a lot of what you look for physically for an inside linebacker prospect. He's very physical and runs pretty well. He's around the ball a lot and therefore brings a lot of upside to the table.
Recruiting: Early offers have come from UCF and Arkansas while several others are showing strong interest.

78. Fred Pickett, WR, 5'9, 165, Pahokee
The Skinny: Pickett had a lot of buzz entering his junior year at Glades Central, but merely had an alright campaign and has since transferred to Pahokee. He starred at the Tampa 7on7 where he was the consistent, big play weapon that he is capable of being. Pickett has great quickness, solid hands, and can run good routes.
Recruiting: Pickett holds offers from West Virginia and FIU.

79. Lynden Trail, DE, 6'6, 205, Miami (Booker T Washington)
The Skinny: Trail has the frame that excites colleges at DE, the question is to how much weight he can carry. He is capable of playing TE or DE at the next level. He can flat get after the QB and has an explosive first step. Recently, the weight has started to come, so he is clearly a player who could rise up the rankings with a strong senior year.
Recruiting: Trail has over a dozen offers including FSU, Georgia, Michigan, Ole Miss, South Carolina, USF, and Tennessee.

80. Vinny Mauro, LB, 6'1, 210, Ft. Lauderdale (St. Thomas Aquinas)
The Skinny: Mauro had a great junior campaign where he is a MLB who simply cleans up against the running game inside. The numbers don't jump off the page, but he has the frame and natural size that schools look for inside. Mauro may lack elite speed, but he works well inside the box with his quickness.
Recruiting: Mauro holds an offer from FIU, but more are on the way. His desire to be a Navy Seal might have Navy out in front but he's also listing Boston College, Notre Dame, Wisconsin, and Penn State. Talent wise, he is a BCS LB.

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