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2011 WR Sammy Watkins (South Fort Myers)
The 5-star WR prospect made his presence felt from the opening kickoff with a return to the 48. The next play he took a short pass, beat the defender, then turned on the jets down the sideline for the TD. Later in the game he took a similar pass and this time went 60+, but it was called back on an illegal procedure penalty. He was fast last year when he tore through defenses for 1,000+ yards, he seems to have picked up a step or two. A scary thought. He showed his versatility in the "wildpack", lining up at TE, and returning kicks. Against Collier last year he housed a carry at RB, so he can do that too. He did not play any defense, but certainly will down the road. Could be the #1 player in Florida.
Recruiting Quote: "Since Dallas is going to throw for more than 3,000 yards, I want 2,000. The main goal is to get to states. I am going to take some officials during the season."
2011 Athlete Dallas Crawford
Crawford never left the field until the starters were pulled in the 4th quarter. He played QB and Safety while returning kicks with Watkins. He probably had 200 yards throwing and another 50 on the ground with a couple of TD passes. He is being recruited mainly as a DB and he was active in the secondary including a big hit on the sideline. His elite feet and quickness were on display when he eluded pressure and burst up the middle with a nasty cut to the outside that left a defender in his wake. Simply put, he is a great football player.
Recruiting Quote: "I am looking forward to my official visits, Miami, Michigan, and LSU will be three of them."
2011 WR Darryl Gary
Gary made a big play at WR with a 60 yard TD reception. 45 yards came after the catch on a scintillating run that used the entire width of the field. The transfer from Ida Baker has D-1 tools and should have a big senior year with Crawford at QB and Watkins drawing attention on the other side.
Look to future: 2013 OT Joe Fennell is certainly a player to keep an eye on. He already possesses terrific size and has the tools that you look for. 2012 RB Terrell Neal had a few nice runs in this one, almost breaking one. He is 6'0 with legit speed and will become better known as the season progresses. This is a talented team and there are a lot of players who could emerge this season.
2011 TE Jeff Heuerman
The Ohio State commit had an awesome night. He played both ways, mainly at TE on offense, but he was split out a bunch. On defense he was playing OLB/DE. It was on defense where he showed why his stock should be on the rise. He looked like a seasoned veteran out there and comfortable in space.
Recruiting Quote: "I'll be at OSU for the Miami game and then my official will be for Michigan. I am looking forward to seeing the guys in my class."
2011 DB Torrey Campbell
The Iowa commit stepped up to the challenge. After Watkins first score they moved Campbell on him and he did a very good job. Campbell had a nice break-up by the goal line and his 4.4 speed was able to match-up with Watkins. He got beat a few times, but considering he has been a RB up to this point, it was a very solid performance. He did not get much opportunity offensively, however he is a proven commodity there. Campbell's frame and speed can not be taught, it is just a matter of how long he needs to become a DB(where Iowa is recruiting him). Judging by tonight it won't be very long.
Recruiting Quote: "Go Hawkeyes."
2011 LB Joey Lohmann did not play due to injury.
Other prospects: 2013 Mike Heuerman will be one to watch. Jeff's brother is just a sophomore and still very young physically at 6'1, but he is an athlete and he is making plays on both sides of the ball. 2013 S Steven Dekevich is another promising prospect to keep an eye on.PHOTO GALLERY