Recruiting Florida: Big Wide Receivers

In a normal year the state of Florida signs 50 wide receiver prospects to D-1 National Letters of Intent. 2014 has been known as a strong year at this position, we take a look at the ten best "big receivers (6-foot-2 plus), where their ceiling is, who has landed them, and who is still available.

Top 10 Big Receivers (6-2 plus)

1. Ermon Lane, 6-2, 190, Homestead

Skinny: Lane grew up a Miami fan, was committed to Florida, and it now appears like FSU in the driver seat for his signature. His recruitment will go to signing day and he is widely considered not only the best big receiver prospect in Florida, but the best receiver prospect. Period.

Lane has Sunday potential and just needs to work on his consistency and playing hard every play. We feel like he can make an immediate impact in a complementary role.

2. Trayon Gray, 6-2, 200, Miami (Fl) Carol City (Committed to Miami)

Skinny: Gray was used as a wide receive as a junior and had a big year. As a senior he moved to quarterback where he was one of the most consistent play-makers in this talent rich county.

Gray is more on the raw side, but his thick frame, straight line speed, and natural play-making ability make him a prospect where after a year or two he could be among the nation's best. Gray could also end up as a Safety.

3. Tyre Brady, 6-3, 185, Homestead (Fl) South Dade (Committed to Miami)

Skinny: It was not Northwestern, Miami Central, Booker T. Washington, or Norland that had the best receiving core in Dade County, it was South Dade with Brady and Chris Worton. The Buc's ended the year with a state title win and Brady had a very solid senior campaign.

Brady is another upside type. He is a smooth, nimble athlete with excellent feet. The more weight he gains the tougher it will be to guard him 1on1. One thing he could improve is straight line speed.

4. Javon Harrison, 6-2, 185, Lakeland (Fl) Kathleen (Committed to Virginia Tech)

Skinny: A long-time VT commitment, both UF and FSU have flirted with Harrison over the past several months and it is likely he visits each again. The thought process is that he is waiting on FSU to offer.

We love his potential on both sides of the ball, but he seems to have attracted more interest on offense. Harrison has great leaping ability and a knack for going and getting the football.

5. Steve Ishmael, 6'2, 185, North Miami Beach (FL)

Skinny: Syracuse has targeted Ishmael from the get go and they appear to be the leader today. Miami recruited him for much of the process and recently FSU has inquired, but there does not appear to be room there. Ishmael remains one of the most under recruited kids in the state. It is worth noting that this high school has produced NFlers over the past decade.

Ishmael's value is that he is rock solid across the board. He has good size, can run, and makes the plays that he should. Excellent hands and ball skills.

6. Darrell Langham, 6-5, 185, Santaluces (Committed to Miami)

Skinny: Miami targeted Langham early and he made the early commitment. FSU is still speaking with him, but he has not been Tallahassee since the Miami commitment.

Langham has exceptional size, he has excellent feet, and flashes big-time potential. It is about filling out his frame and becoming a more consistent play-maker.

7. Marvin Zanders, 6-3, 180, Jacksonville (Fl) Raines (Committed to Missouri)

Skinny: Zanders committed to Missouri in early August and is set to be an early enrollee at Missouri. UF has upped their recruitment over the past month.

Zanders is a high school QB that will transition to another position in college, we feel it will be wide receiver (where Missouri has had great success with these plus sized types). He is a play-maker with the ball in his hands.

8. Gilbert Johnson, 6-3, 185, Homestead (Committed to Georgia)

Skinny: Johnson made an early commitment to Georgia and has been solid since his pledge. He did camp at a couple of other schools.

Johnson never had the chance to be "the guy" as he was saddled in a run first offense at Southridge as a junior and then on Lane's team as a senior. He has size and athleticism and is a prospect with a high ceiling.

9. Ryeshene Bronson, 6-3, 180, Fort Myers (Fl) Dunbar (Committed to USF)

Skinny: Bronson was committed to Florida, before de-committing and ending up at USF. He may take a visit or two in January but is considered a solid commitment at this time.

Bronson has an NFL ceiling as he is a smooth athlete with great speed. He did not get great QB play from a passing perspective, so his opportunities were limited. He needs to add weight, but once he does he will be very difficult to guard. In three years could vault up this list.

10. Stanley Clerveaux, North Miami (Fl) (Committed to USF)

Skinny: Clerveaux committed to USF in August and has been solid in his decision.

We love Clerveaux's confidence and ability to go get the football in the air. He will win many 1on1 match-ups. He does not have great speed and will need to learn to work the middle of the field. He should add 15-25 pounds in college.

Three More

11. Kendrick Holland, 6-3, 185, Winter Haven (Fl) (Committed to Virginia Tech)

12. Desean Blair, 6-3, 190, Jacksonville (Fl) Sandalwood (Committed to Louisville)

13. Trequan Smith, 6-3, 180, Village Academy (Fl) (Committed to UCF)

Overall Thoughts: This group----which is just PART of ONE position in the state of Florida--- shows the depth of talent in the state of Florida. All of these prospects have NFL potential and could develop into legit weapons at the next level. Will all of them do it? No, but the potential is there.

Miami looks like a big winner here with USF, Missouri, Georgia, Virginia Tech, and perhaps Syracuse all filling needs in Florida.

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