Bryan Mann led his Glades Central team to a 12-0 start in 2005 before losing deep into the playoffs. Now the talented quarterback is preparing for a season in which he hopes ends with a state title.
"We have a lot of players coming back and I think we're going to be really good again," Mann said. "We just have to finish off the job this season."
Mann, 6-foot-2 and 190 pounds, threw for 2,500 yards last season and had 30 total touchdowns. One of the state's most productive quarterbacks last season, Mann is being recruited by a number of college programs.
"I have two offers -- Ole Miss and Auburn," he said. "My top five right now would be Ole Miss, Auburn, Louisville, Alabama, and Miami. I went to Junior Day at Miami and went to their scrimmage at the Orange Bowl on Saturday. Randy Phillips is from Glades Central and his brother (Tarus McKinley) is one of our receivers."
The talented signal-caller singled out one of those schools as his early favorite.
"I like Louisville the most," he said. "I just like their style. They have good coaches and they throw the ball a lot."
Mann plans on attending the Scout.com All-American Combine at FAU on May 13.
Weatherford has ties to the 'Ville'
Joe Weatherford has been busy preparing for the start of spring practice, which takes place on May 1.
"I've been throwing with my receivers," the Land O Lakes star quarterback said. "We got a transfer from wharton named Don Thomas so we should have a pretty good passing game again (last year's leading receiver, Develin Robinson, returns as well)."
Weatherford currently has two scholarship offers and mentioned four schools that he likes the most at this point.
"I'm still at those two -- UConn and FIU," he said about his offers. "I've been talking to Louisville. I'm focused right now on those three and UCF. I'm also thinking about taking a visit to SMU."
Weatherford, 6-foot-4 and 190 pounds, has Louisville at the top of his current list of favorites.
"I know the head coach kinda well," he said. "He used to be at Auburn and I met him when he was recruiting Andrew (Weatherford) a couple years ago. We've stayed in touch. They have a great offense for a quarterback and my mom went there and thinks it would be nice if I could too."
Weatherford and his two talented receivers plan on attending the Scout.com All-American Combine in Boca Raton on May 13.