Hidden Florida Talents Uncovered

There were some big names out at BadgerSport and New Level Athletics's passing camp in South Beach today, however, it was a few lesser known prospects who stole the show and served notice that they are among the Sunshine State's best.

A number of the Miami area's best were in South Beach Sunday as New Level Athletics and Badger Sport held a passing camp which featured drills, 1-1s and 7-7s. Here are some notes on the players who stood out.

Jeffrey Godfrey / QB / Miami Central
This kid has been one of the most talked about players in Florida since he burst onto the scene as a freshman. He has continued his strong play for the past two seasons and today, his talent was evident. He has a smooth release and a very strong arm. He can make every throw and effortlessly gets the ball downfield. He is a good athlete who can throw on the move, the only knock on him is that he is only about 6'0 tall. I think he is athletic enough to play another position, but in the right system, he could definitely play quarterback in college.

Delvin Jones / DE-TE / Miami LaSalle
Jones had 20 sacks a year ago and only ten receptions on offense, but don't let that fool you, he is a good prospect on both sides of the ball. He stands 6'6 and 225-lbs, but runs like a smaller kid. He ran nice routes, got separation from defensive backs and caught nearly every pass thrown at him. As a flex type tight end, he could be a matchup nightmare. A couple cornerbacks tried to come up and press him today and he simply pushed them over. Of course, we did not get to see him play any defense today, but he certainly has the build and athleticism to project onto that side of the ball as well.

Michael Lee Harris / WR / Miami Northwestern
Harris was the most impressive player to me on this day and many in attendance would agree. He effortlessly caught every pass that got near him. High, off the shoe strings, in traffic, Harris simply has some of the best hands and ball skills you will see in a wide receiver. He is quick and has a lot of shake, which helps him gain separation despite not being a true blazer. He says he does not have any offers yet, but that should change very soon.

Ivan McCartney / WR / Miramar
Chad Johnson's cousin has Ocho Cinco's build and some similar qualities in his game. He's a tall, 6'3 kid with a long, rangy frame. Today, he showed good hands and the ability to go high and catch the ball. He'll need to add some weight to his frame which will help him beat press coverage, but his height, athleticism and ball skills are plusses and it is easy to see why he already has a handful of early scholarship offers.

Lamarcus Joyner / CB / Southwest Miami
Coming into the day, he had a lot to live up to since he has double digit offers and from some big name schools. He proved to be more than just hype as he covered very well today. He has great feet and hips and of course, his famous straight line speed. He even lined up on offense and just flew past would be defenders. The only real knock on him is his height (5'9), but he covers so well, it rarely becomes an issue.

Other Players to Note
I thought Jakhari Gore looked quick and caught the ball well, as did relatively unknown Steven Green from Boyd Anderson. Joshua Reese has really good hands, he doesn't get as much separation as some of the other receivers, but he catches the ball well. Ted Meline started slowly but picked it up as the day went along before injuring his ankle. He is a taller kid who can run, he just isn't as natural with the ball in the air as some of the other receivers. Chris Dunkley was battling a flu bug, but he fought through it and got better as he went along.

One cornerback who did well as Tony Grimes; he had some trouble pressing against the much bigger Delvin Jones, but other than that, he stuck to the receivers. A younger kid to watch is Miami Northwestern's sophomore QB Teddy Bridgewater, who at 6'3, 170-lbs, looks a little like his predecessor Jacory Harris.

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