Spring Preview: Palm Beach

Spring football starts in the less than a week in Florida, we have broken down the state into 11 regions and continue our preview today with Palm Beach County.


Palm Beach County
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Palm Beach County Facts: Just under 1.3 million people live in the county which makes it the third most populous county in the state. Cities include Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Delray Beach, and Belle Glade.

Schools play in virtually every classification in the state.

Florida Atlantic University is in Palm Beach County (Boca Raton).

Somewhere between 15 and 35 prospects will sign D-1 letters of intent on average.

Last State Title: 2009 Dwyer(4A), 2009 American Heritage-Delray(1A), 2009 Glades Day(1B)

Top 5 Teams

1. Dwyer

2. Glades Central

3. Atlantic

4. Pahokee

5. American Heritage-Delray

Top Spring Games

May 21. Dwyer at Palm Bay

May 27. Suncoast at Palm Beach Central

May 28. Westwood at Glades Central


Dwyer TE Nick O'Leary
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Top Prospects

Jacoby Brissett, QB, Dwyer: Big athlete(6'3, 240) that will need to develop at QB, but came a long way as a junior. Could easily move to TE down the road if he chose to. Brissett has multiple BCS offers.

Tre Mason, RB, Park Vista: Mason has the speed and quickness to be a big time back, he lacks ideal size right now, but has started to add some strength.

Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Glades Central: How many 6'6, 210 pound kids are out there? Ones with terrific natural tools? The answer is not many. While his future position will continue to be debated, there is no question he brings a unique skill set to the table.

Ezekial Turner, WR, Atlantic: The sun rises in the east, sets in the west, and Atlantic has athletes. This year Turner appears to be the best of the skill position talent, he has attracted plenty of BCS interest.

Herve Coby, WR, American Heritage-Delray: Coby has BCS offers from Minnesota, Vanderbilt, West Virginia, and Illinois. Coby has a good blend of size/speed, he can stretch the field vertically.

Nick O'Leary, TE, Dwyer: People are going to have time convincing us that there is a better TE in the country, O'Leary can do it all at 6'3, 230. He showed those skills when he went off in the State Title game as a junior.

Van Davis, OL, Royal Palm Beach: We saw Davis last summer and were impressed with his physical gifts, at 6'5, 270ish he looked to be an OT in the making.

Cody Preble, OL, Park Vista: Big offensive linemen that is an early commit to Wake Forest. Paved the way for one of the state's most productive run games.


Curt Maggitt, Dwyer
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Curt Maggitt, DE/OLB, Dwyer: Maggitt is a top athlete that will either blow up physically and stay at DE or settle in as an OLB at the next level. He has WR like athleticism which is what makes him such an intriguing pass rusher(along with production).

Jon Harris, DE, Boynton Beach: Harris has an ideal frame to work with at 6'5+, 200+, he needs to take the next step and start dominating as a player.

Robert Way, DE/OLB, Glades Central: Way should move back to OLB where he has the athleticism to flourish after a period of adjustment. He has been known to work out with the WRs at camps which speaks to his overall skill set.

Davonte Allen, DB, Glades Central: Two way performer that we believe has moved over to Glades Central for his senior year from Glades Day. He could play either way, but is a little more on the raw side as a WR.

Three Sleepers

Mike Matulis, OL, Park Vista: Another piece to the dominant running attack at Park Vista.

Jephette Matilus, LB, Atlantic: An early commit to Marshall, Matilus should see some BCS interest down the road.

Joe Eason, DB, Pahokee: Eason has the body to be a great DB, he is a little raw coverage wise and needs to have a big senior year.

Three for 2012

Jamie Wilson, ATH, Glades Central

Angelo Jean Louis, WR, Palm Beach Central

Evan Moore, QB, Lake Worth


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