Scouting: Mainland (vs Miami Central)

Mainland High in Daytona Beach is loaded with college prospects and Scout was on hand for their opening game against Miami Central.

RB Marlin Lane, 2011: -- The Clemson commitment didn't have much running room in this one. Central did a nice job stacking the line early. He did have the first big play of the game via a punt return that set up Mainland's first potential touchdown drive. He later fumbled inside the five yard line as Mainland was going in for the game's first score. Lane, who ended up missing most of the second half due to cramps, is a big kid with a punishing running style. He has tremendous feet and balance, can catch the ball from the backfield, is a threat in the return game, and has some serious upside as a big time running back prospect.

WR O.J. Ross, 2010: -- Arguably the fastest player on Mainland's team, Ross wasn't able to get much going because of the struggles they had at quarterback. He caught a few slip screens but wasn't really ever able to get into full gear. He's also a threat in the return game. At 5-foot-10, Ross is an ideal slot receiver who will be looking to play faster and make more plays in the coming weeks.

WR Chevin Davis, 2010: -- A skilled route-runner who has a nice pair of hands, Davis was unable to get anything going in this game. Mainland's quarterbacks really struggled throwing the football but the receivers were getting open. Davis is 6-feet, runs pretty well, gets open, and is definitely a Div 1 WR prospect.

TE Amari Williams, 2010: -- A Louisiana-Lafayette commitment, Williams played on both sides of the ball. He's a good blocker at the end of the line, he can make plays in the passing game, and he can bring some pass rush on defense. He lacks ideal height at 6-1 but is a player and has already committed to a Div 1 program.

OG Garrett Clark, 2011: -- Mainland's top O-Line prospect, Clark played guard and does a lot of things well. He understands the game pretty well, plays with good leverage and knee bend at times, and has a solid build (6-4/280). He needs to keep getting stronger and learn to finish off his blocks better but he's coming along nicely and definitely looks like a future Div 1 OG prospect.

DT Kenneth Kirksey, 2010: -- Kirksey is Mainland's best D-Lineman and while he lacks ideal height (6-feet), he's very quick off the ball and is very strong at the point of attack. He had a tough task of going up against Tennessee commit Jose Jose at times but held up pretty well. He looks like a lower end Division 1 prospect.

LB Antwone McGuire, 2010: -- Pound-for-pound, he might be one of the best linebackers in the whole state. At 5-foot-8 and 185 pounds, McGuire played D-Line last season but was playing LB. He runs really well, he's an explosive tackler, seems to be around the ball a lot, and is also Mainland's emotional leader. He might lack ideal size but someone will take a gamble on him and be rewarded with a great football player with a big time motor.

CB Ricardo Allen, 2010: -- One of the best players on either side of the field this night, Allen lined up at strong safety for a good part of the night. He's a natural corner, cover guy but showed off his ability to come up and hit you. He smacked 200+ pound Brandon Gainer on a few plays. Allen has superb cover skills, he's physical, he runs very well, and just as a knack for coming up with big plays. He's one of the state's top cornerback prospects.

CB Quinn Bell, 2010: -- He plays all over the field for the Bucs. After starting the game at corner, the position he'll likely play in college, Bell (5-11/180) moved to quarterback and was able to ignite a spark for the Bucs thanks to his ability to make things happen with his feet. He has ideal corner size, pretty good speed, and some nice ball skills. He's a Div 1 corner prospect.

S Cortez Davis, 2011: -- After making an impact at safety as a sophomore last season, Davis lined up at corner for a good part of this game. He's very long (6-4/185), runs pretty well, and has decent ball skills. He has the look of a Division 1 free safety prospect.

PK Jonathan Linkenheimer, 2010: -- An offseason transfer from Bartram Trail High in Jacksonville, Linkenheimer showed off a Division 1 leg on this night. All of his kickoffs went into the endzone. He averaged over 40 yards per punt with some serious hang time. And while he connected on a 29-yard field goal, he also barely missed one from 52 out that had the distance to go 60+. At 6-foot-3, he's a big kid and looks like he's got one of the best legs of anyone we've seen outside of Michael Palardy in the 2010 class.

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