Spring Football - Dade Jamboree

Involving eight schools from around the county, this jamboree was loaded with talent.

Central - Athlete Darnell Jenkins can play. At 6-1 and 175, I like his athletic ability. He's very elusive in the open field and he plays at a very high level of excitement. He also is a dangerous return man. Although he doesn't have breaking speed (4.65 at NIKE), he's a mid to upper level Div 1 prospect.

American - Defensive end John Wood and defensive back Larry Anam both looked good, and are Mid Level Div 1 kids right now.

Norland - Although Kareem Brown didn't suit up, there was no mistaken who he was. At 6-3 1/2 and 270, Brown is the state's best defensive tackle prospect right now. Two-way lineman Terrell McGill is a mid level Div 1 prospect.

Carol City - Although big time cornerback Glenn Sharpe sat out as the Chiefs coaches rested a lot of seniors, this is still a talented team. Senorice Moss, the younger brother of Santana, also did not dress. Tight end Lanear Nixon (6-2, 215) dressed and played well. He's a good athlete and a smaller, lesser athletic version of David Williams. He's probably a mid level Div 1 prospect.

Jackson - Defensive back Dexter Jackson is a talented athlete who can run. He covers a lot of ground and is active. Defensive lineman Elvis Dumerville is short at 5-11 but active like his older brothers who are now playing at Syracuse and Louisville, respectively. Both are low to mid level Div 1 prospects. Antonio McKnight sat out due to track.

North Miami - Defensive back Glenn Holt is a Div 1 cornerback, but their best player is a junior defensive end whose name I am still researching.

Northwestern - Cornerback Travarious Bain sat out due to track, while linebacker Taurean Charles played well. Charles is a mid level Div 1 kid, not in the same league as a Nate Harris or especially Tony/Antonio Grier.

North Miami Beach - Safety Tommy Richardson surprised me with his size/speed combo and his athletic ability to make plays all over the field. He's a mid to upper level Div 1 prospect with a lot of upside. I saved the best for last --

Meet Max Jean-Gilles, 6-foot-5 and 335 pounds. Gilles is an absolute big timer. He's better at this age than Vernon Carey. He's better at this age than Antoine Mirambeau. He's better at this age than Mike Pearson. And he's better at this age than Jeff Faine. Simply put, he's the best offensive line prospect I've seen in years. A huge, massive kid who is every bit of 6-5. With a 3.7 GPA, he's very good inside the classroom. He's got all the talent in the world, average technique which when he has some, he'll be ready to play on Sundays. Best of all, he has the desire to reach his potential in the worst of ways. Big, big time.

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