Mike's Eye: Florida: 26-30

Preseason football camps in Florida have kicked off. Spring games and camps/combines are now in the books so lets take a closer look at some of Florida's top prospects. In this installment, we look at who Mike Bakas believes are players 26-30.

26. POP SAUNDERS, 5-10, 180, Deland
As a prospect: There isn't a better cover corner anywhere in central Florida. He's very physical and was outstanding on offense, too. He's just a tremendous football player with good instincts and he shows up at his best in big games. He lacks ideal height and doesn't have blazing speed but he makes up for those things with his ability level.

Junior Year: Leading his team to the 6A state title game, Saunders had 1,634 rushing yards and 23 touchdowns. On defense, he was a shutdown corner.

Recruiting: He committed to Florida over Florida State, Clemson, Cincinnati, FIU, Mississippi, South Carolina, and USF. FSU is still hanging in there, though.

27. ROBENSEN THEREZIE, 5-10, 185, Miami Jackson
As a prospect: You name it and Therezie did it on the field for the Generals last season. He made an impact at running back, receiver, and in the secondary. He can play both corner and safety. He has the hips and foot speed to play corner but he's physical and rangy enough to play safety. Like Saunders, he lacks ideal height and great speed but he's still an excellent prospect.

Junior Year: This dual threat player had an amazing junior year. On defense, he registered 81 tackles, four interceptions and two forced fumbles. As an offensive player, he had 279 yards rushing and 239 yards receiving.

Recruiting: With no clear leader, Miami, Alabama, Tennessee, Florida and Auburn lead right now and all five have offered.

28. RYAN SHAZIER, 6-2, 205, Plantation
As a prospect: You won't find a player anywhere in south Florida who got after the quarterback more than Shazier last season. He is very skilled and making things happen in opposing backfields. However, due to his lack of size, he'll have to switch to OLB in college. Can he do it is the question on everyone's mind. It's tough to see the instincts but the size and speed and athletic combo suggest he'll be fine.

Junior Year: He had a great season with 87 tackles, 28 for loss, 19 sacks, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, and one blocked kick.

Recruiting: This Florida commit had many offers including ones from Alabama, Arizona State Florida State, Louisville, LSU, Minnesota, Ole Miss, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Rutgers, South Carolina, South Florida, Tennessee, Texas Tech, UCF, UCLA, USC, and Wisconsin.

29. KENT TURENE, 6-3, 225, Lauderdale Lakes (Boyd Anderson)
As a prospect: Turene has experience at both LB and D-End. He runs around pretty well for someone his size and is in on lots of plays. Will he outgrow the LB position? It's likely and then will he grow enough to be an effective DE? He's very good and very talented but somewhat of a tweener from an upside standpoint.

Junior Year: His junior year consisted of 120 tackles, 10 sacks, two interceptions, and forced fumbles.

Recruiting: Turene committed to USC over offers from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, LSU, Ohio State, Oklahoma State, and Tennessee.

30. JERRARD RANDALL, 6-2, 185, Hollywood (Chaminade Madonna College Prep)
As a prospect: There isn't a QB anywhere in the state who throws a more accurate ball than Randall. He flat out gets it there. He doesn't have prototype size or a rocket arm but he's very accurate, he's a tremendous athlete, and is a very good quarterback prospect with some nice upside.

Junior Year: As an all around productive player, he had 1,700 yards passing (14 touchdowns) and 1,074 yards rushing (18 touchdowns) totaling 32 touchdowns.

Recruiting: As an Oregon commit, he had offers from FlFAU, FIU, Florida State, Georgia, Georgia Tech, LSU, Michigan, Mississippi, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Rutgers and West Virginia.


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