FLORIDA: Pre-Spring Hot 100: 61-70

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 61-70.

61. Nickell Robey, CB, 5-8, 160, Frostproof
The Skinny: One of the state's biggest play-makers, Robey could project to either side of the ball. Outstanding burst and deep speed, he is undersized, but highly productive and locked down Nu'Keese Richardson in a playoff game. Potentially a difference maker on special teams.
Recruiting: Robey holds many BCS offers including Florida, Tennessee, Michigan, Stanford, and Virginia Tech.

62. Brandon Denmark, DE, 6-4, 220, Tallahassee (Rickards)
The Skinny: A second team All Big Bend pick as a junior, Denmark put on a show at our Orlando combine. He showed off tremendous athletic ability and explosiveness and looks like he has the tools to develop into a major college prospect.
Recruiting: Denmark is still waiting for his first offer but don't expect that to be too much longer with the strong spring he's been having.

63. Alton Bailey, DT, 6-3, 275, Seffner (Armwood)
The Skinny: He put his name on the recruiting map with a dominating performance against Aaron Murray and Plant at the beginning of last season and he continued with a great junior campaign. He has an impressive combo of size, quickness, and strength inside and is one of the state's premier interior line prospects.
Recruiting: Bailey claims early offers from USF, FIU, and Alabama.

64. Roy Finch, RB, 5-8, 165, Niceville
The Skinny: A transfer from Oklahoma early last season, Finch quickly made his mark and was known around the Panhandle as one of its top players. He's a little on the small side but runs hard, has excellent speed, and can catch the ball well out of the backfield.
Recruiting: Finch claims an impressive early offer sheet including Tennessee, Oklahoma, Ole Miss, and Auburn.

65. Rashad Lawrence, WR, 6-2, 180, Orlando (Olympia)
The Skinny: One of the best performers in the greater Orlando area last season, Lawrence has ideal size and does a great job of finding openings in opposing defenses. He uses his size well and catches everything thrown his direction. He may lack elite speed but he can flat out play and is a mismatch against most corners.
Recruiting: Lawrence has early offers from Stanford, Duke, East Carolina, Middle Tennessee, and UCF.

66. Thomas Ryan, DE, 6-4, 240, Marathon
The Skinny: Rare DE with legit college size heading into senior year. High motor, productive, very physical, and has upside left as he begins to learn technique. Can get after the QB with good first step. Plays OT on offense.
Recruiting: Ryan recently committed to Vanderbilt over offers from Tennessee and Kentucky.

67. Josh Reese, WR, 6-0, 170, Miami (Central)
The Skinny: WR prospect who grows on you the more you see him. Smooth with ability to create separation, Reese also possesses outstanding hands. Not elite physically in any one area, but solid measurables across the board. Playing with Godfrey, Reese is one of the more experienced(refined) WR's in the country.
Recruiting: Reese holds offers from Florida, Florida State, Tennessee, USF, and UCF.

68. James White, RB, 5-9, 190, Ft. Lauderdale (St. Thomas)
The Skinny: James White flies a little under the radar due to sharing time with Gio Bernard in the St. Thomas backfield. Runs with a little more power than Bernard and has plenty of speed. He might fit best running in a traditional type offense where he can be a 20-25 carry back. Good hands. Will enter college with less wear and tear due to sharing time.
Recruiting: White holds offers from Clemson, Rutgers, Michigan State, and Boston College.

69. Ace Sanders, WR, 5-8, 165, Bradenton (Manatee)
The Skinny: Electric athlete with great moves in space. Outstanding acceleration with elite leaping ability. On the small side, so projects to the slot. Known to make big, clutch plays. Excellent punt returner. Tough for his size and plays with some swagger.
Recruiting: Holds an offer from USF. Father, Tracy, played at FSU and they have shown interest along with Clemson, Duke, and Wake Forest.

70. Cornelius Whitehead, WR, 6-1, 175, Mount Dora
The Skinny: You name it and Whitehead played it. He saw time at QB, RB, WR, and DB last season and also returns kicks and punts. He's a playmaker with good speed. His best position last season was probably running back but the kid's built and plays a lot like a wide receiver. He's very explosive and will be back at Mount Dora High to play his senior season.
Recruiting: Whitehead recently landed his first offer from UCF and committed to the Knights a short time later.

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