2011 Prospects: PB/Treasure Coast Defense

A few weeks back we broke down some of the top players by position, here is a deeper look at the various areas around the state continuing with Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast.


Dwyer's Curt Maggitt is one of the best pass rushers in the state. He is undersized today, but should be able to add weight down the road. His explosive first step and athleticism could be used at OLB in the right scheme. Fort Pierce Central's Giorgio Newberry is another talented athlete, at 6'5, 225 he has the body to be a dominant defensive linemen. Newberry needs to work on getting off the ball better and using that athleticism to his advantage. A pair of Vero Beach DEs could see plenty of interest in the Spring. Cody Horstman and David Dixson are both in the 6'2-6'3 range with size at 220+. Park Vista's Junior Estelus, Dwyer's Keith Bowers, and Westwood's Demetris Anderson are the top DTs in the area.


Glades Central's Robert Way is a DE at the high school level, but might slide back to OLB. He has measured in at 6'1+, around 190 and is an absolute terror rushing the passing. Way certainly has the athleticism to make the transition. Palm Beach Gardens Jimelle Jones has put up some nice numbers at combines including a 4.35 shuttle and 33 inch vertical. Westwood's Wonderful Monds is a third generation talent in the area, he has safety athleticism with tremendous size(6'3, 200), Monds should see plenty of offers come his way. Suncoast's Tim Granger has good size at 6'2, 200, a lot of talented athletes have come out of Riviera Beach over the years. Dwyer's Leroy Kelson is yet another talented athlete from the State Champion Dwyer team, he will have his opportunity to shine in the Spring.


Treasure Coast has a couple of versatile DBs committed to Florida State. Keelin Smith has elite height for a CB at 6'2, he might project to the Safety spot down the road. Lamarcus Brutus is another versatile DB, Brutus should get his first look at CB, he is a physical player that could also play Safety down the road. Westwood has a pair of two performers in Wonderful Terry and Everette Jackson. Jackson should get looks at CB where he can use his athleticism, quickness, and toughness on the edge. We listed Terry with the offensive players yesterday, but his ceiling might be at CB as well. Dwyer's Darrell Hunter possesses pretty good size, he needs to get faster. Hunter should see an increased role with the departure of UF commits Matt Elam and Robert Clark. Port St. Lucie's Terrell Floyd is a physical CB, he has flown a little under the radar thus far, but should see his first offers in the Spring.

Davonte Allen can play WR or DB, he did not get a lot of opportunity as a junior at Glades Day on the offensive side of the ball, but he has the tools to be a big time weapon there. As a DB, he should attract even more attention. Vero Beach's Larry Franklin garnered some post-season accolades, at 6'2, 190 he has terrific size for a Safety. Our first Pahokee product is Joe Eason, it is a bit of a down year prospect wise for the Blue Devil's, but that should change in the Spring. Atlantic's Patrick Jean and Fort Pierce Central's Ladarius Hill are a couple more Safeties in the area will get plenty of looks.

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