Today's Practice Report

My first stop was South Dade H.S., where I saw defensive tackle Daniel Perez. He's a very talented football player with a lot of upside on the field. At 6-2 and 270, he's also a state champion wrestler with excellent strength and quickness. However, before I continue on about him and his future, his coach says Perez carries a 1.8 core GPA and a 13 ACT, which makes him severely unlikely to qualify.

Then I made my way to Homestead H.S., which is gearing up for its jamboree tomorrow.

It's there that I saw the two best linebackers in the state of Florida. WOW.

Meet twins Tony and Antonio Grier.

At 6-foot-1 and 215 pounds, these kids are identical and so are their games.

They're both built exceptionally well. Nate Harris at Edison is a tremendous physical specimen, but these kids also pass the look test of an NFL 'backer. And remember, they haven't even turned 17 years old yet!

Both players are awesome on the football field. They both play with a tremendous passion and love to compete. They're both explosive tacklers with tremendous instincts and both are playmakers. They can make plays all over the field and can play any of the three LB positions. In a system like UM's where they can run free protected behind two massive tackles, each of them could become a dominating football player early at the next level.

They're better than Shevin or Torrence Marshall at this age, two former standouts from the Homestead area. In fact, I think they have just as much upside as Nate Webster and Marvin Jones.

Over 80 schools came by this spring and nearly every single college coach offered both of them a scholarship. If I were a college coach, I would have offered too.

Ahmad Brooks or Berkley Hutchinson might be the two best linebackers in the entire country, but they can't be much better than these two kids. The Grier twins have more upside than the Weaver twins in my opinion and are more natural linebackers. A third linebacker, Kevin Johnson, is also a mid level Div 1 talent.

As my tour through Dade County continues, the talent level here never seems to amaze me, even though it's the best it's been in the last 10-15 years right now. WOW!

Tomorrow, I'm off to watch an eight-school jamboree featuring Northwestern, Carol City, Jackson, Central, North Miami, North Miami Beach, American, and Norland. I should have reports on at least 10-12 major college prospects.

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