Fort Meade FL Miners loaded with young talent

Although Fort Meade High School in Polk County Florida is classified as a small school, there is no question they rank among the best when it comes to winning football games and producing talented football players.

Over the last ten seasons Mike Hayde has put his stamp on the Fort Meade High School program. In his ten seasons Mike has recorded over 100 victories and nine straight district titles and one State Championship in 2004. Just as impressive as the games that have been won there must be talented players behind those victories. Most recent of Hayde's standouts to make waves in college football will be Onterio McCalebb from the class of 2008. Onterio was a four star running back (recruited by U-M last January) that plans to enroll at Auburn University in January of 2010. In Hayde's class of 2007 was a receiver by the name of Larry Freeman. Who now plays for the South Carolina Gamecocks. In the class of 2003 Hadye had another player Andraus Grace Defensive tackles that verbaled to Florida State. In last but not least 2001 graduate Jemalle Cornelius was a four star wide receiver recruit that went on to play cornerback for the Florida Gators. Jemalle went on to win a National Championship at Florida and was later picked up by the Arizona Cardinals.

After a brief look at the past ten years of Fort Meade Football you could determine that Hayde has produced very solid talent and it appears that the future may be even brighter.

Starting with the Class of 2009

Tamorris Grace ( click ) 5-8 170 RB/CB. If you like big runs and explosives cuts look no further. When Tamorris hits a corner he is one running back that will not be caught from behind. Tamorris has great speed and balance and is a tough all around kid. Tamorris is a solid running back but may be an even bigger prospect at defensive back. Tamorris gets to the ball in a hurry and is a solid open field tackler. Tamorris will be a steal for whatever school he chooses.

Anthony Russell 5-11 170 WR/CB. Anthony is an outstanding athlete with excellent speed. Anthony could play slot or cornerback at the next level but appears his best fit could be at cornerback. He has solid ball skills, good strength, and runs well with receivers.

Treon Howard 5-10 165 CB. Treon is a solid cornerback who has great ball skills and is an outstanding open field tackler. This past summer he camped at California University and was awarded defensive back MVP at camp. Treon currently has Iowa State as his leader but is still open to all schools at this point.

Freddy Cortez - Kicker. One of Florida best kept secrets by far. Freddy is a two time all state kicker who has a big leg and will be a great pickup for a division one program.

Class of 2010

Jimmy Office ( click ) DT/MLB. Jimmy is one of the most disruptive defensive tackles in Central Florida. Jimmy plays defensive tackle and linebacker and has deceptive speed and is sometime is used at fullback. At defensive tackle he simply cannot be blocked. There is no question that Jimmy will be one of the top prospects for the class of 2010.

Tyler Blandin ( ) 5-11 160 CB. Tyler will be considered one of the state's best cornerbacks in 2010. Tyler has very good speed and not afraid to deliver a big blow. This off season for Tyler could play major benefit in his development depending on the time he spends in the weight room and some tutoring from former Florida Gator cornerback Jamell Cornelius who is now a coach on the Fort Meade staff.

Class of 2011

Ronald Jones (click and ) 5-7 150 ATH. Ronald aka ROJO is without question the one of the most exciting young athletes the state of Florida has to offer, Ronald is extremely quick and has great vision. Ronald has proven to be a star on the offense at wide receiver and is simply amasing on kick return. On the denfen side of the ball Ronald is very good in pass coverage and is a great open field tackler. Next season look for Ronald to take his abilities to the quarter back position. There is no question this young man has a bright future ahead of him.

Brandon Fulse ( click ) 6-5 240 DE/TE. Brando is without question already built like a major division one prospect. Brandon is 6-5 240 pounds and is very athletic with good hands and good feet. Brandon claims a 4.8 forty yard dash at this point Brandon is still very raw but make no mistake by the time he is a senior Coach Hayde will have him ready for the big stage.

Lakevin Camp ( click ) 5-10 175 RB/LB. Another young talent for Hayde, Camp is a very versatile young player. Camp has proven to be a tough runner with good speed but also shows the toughness and speed to excel at linebacker. After looking at his frame it appears he could grow into a solid prospect at outside linebacker.

Class of 2012

Maurice Russell LB. It is not too often that you talk about freshman playing an impact roll as a freshman on a varsity football team but Maurice truly has a chance to be special. Maurice plays with great intensity and has excellent size and strength. He has the right mentality and simply plays fast. There is no question he can be a great football player and another highly recruited prospect out of Hayde's program at Fort Meade High School.

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