Sunshine State Wide Receivers for 2013

The state of Florida has around 50 wide receivers that will sign D-1 letters of intent. The 2013 class will be no different as it appears to be as deep as any year, here are 10 of the top prospects at this early stage

Stacy Coley, 6'1, 180, Oakland Park Northeast

Coley has superstar potential in the mold of Sammy Watkins and Robert Woods. Exceptionally smooth with all the speed that he wants, this is a player that can make an immediate impact at the next level. His hands are elite and few players play the ball as well when it is in the air. His 6.65 3-Cone time at the UA Combine in Orlando was simply sensational. Perhaps the best part about Coley is that he has a lot of upside remaining as he fills out his frame and continue's working on his game. He has the talent to compete for the no. 1 overall spot in the state of Florida.

Coley Highlights(Soph)


Barnes is emerging as one the state's top play-makers
Geoff Vogt, Scout.com

Ahmad Fulwood, 6'3, 205, Jacksonville Bishop Kenny

Fulwood has picked up just about every offer in the Southeast because of his great size, speed, and play-making ability. Big WRs that can run are in hot demand and Fulwood appears to be one of the better ones across the country. Went to university camps last summer where he picked up an offer each time he competed. Fulwood should fill out to be 220+ down the road and is a player that can be a legit no. 1.

Fulwood Highlights

Rodney Adams, 6'1, 185, St. Pete Lakewood

Adams stock is on the rise after displaying the ability to get down the field and make plays. Capable of taking a short pass, making guys miss, and taking it to the house. Great body that will pack on the pounds in college. Adams is raw with his route running, but all the other attributes are there to be a difference maker down the road. Versatile player can line up all over the field. Could be a Safety as well.

Adams Highlights

Johnell Barnes, 6'0, 165, Fort Myers Dunbar

Barnes is nasty quick and a player that loves to compete. While he is on the light side today, he is very young for his class, and his father stands 6'5. The size will eventually come and then you are looking at an elite national receiver. Has the hips to play cornrback. Despite the size, he is a very physical player. Barnes is all about the upside down the road and few players have his ceiling. His work ethic is second to none and he takes the game very seriously.

Barnes Highlights

Alvin Bailey, 5'10, 175, Seffner Armwood

Bailey did it all for Armwood even taking a turn at QB and leading them to a state title. What he lacks in ideal size, he makes up for with pure play-making ability. More quick than fast, he makes guys miss in space. Bailey made big, impact plays virtually every game last year. Strong, he is not afraid of contact or going over the middle. Could be an ideal slot type at the next level.

Bailey Highlights

Jordan Cunningham, 6'1, 175, Ft Lauderdale University School

Cunningham has been on the radar a long time and he has attracted significant interest holding 20+ offers. Very productive and the go to WR for one of the state's top programs the past two years. Ran a 4.57 laser at the UA Combine in Orlando that surprised many. Projects to be more of a possession type on the field. Great hands. Cunningham plays the ball exceptionally well and is a very refined player due to terrific coaching. While he has not added a ton of weight(yet), he should be plenty big for the next level.

Cunningham Highlights

Kermit Whitfield, 5'8, 170, Orlando Jones (Commit to Miami)

Whitfield's 4.4 speed is his calling card. This is a player that will stretch the field at the next level. Quality hands complete the package. Whitfield needs to get stronger and become a more fluid athlete to reach his ceiling. Should make an immediate impact on special teams. Despite the size, he will go up for the football and is not afraid of the middle of the field.

Whitfield Highlights


Harris is a big target on the outside
Geoff Vogt, Scout.com

Shaquille Harris, 6'2, 195, Palmetto

Harris burst onto the scene last year as Palmetto was one of the surprise teams in the state. Excellent height with a perfect frame to add plenty of more weight, he is a physical no. 1 type with enough juice to get down the field. Soft hands. Harris stepped up in the biggest games, particularly in the playoffs. Way under the radar recruiting wise, he will have a big Spring that should see plenty of interest come his way. Love his ability to work every area of the field. Needs to continue working on his speed.

Harris Highlights

Janarion Grant, 6'0, 175, Dade City Pasco

Grant does it all for Pasco. He is an excellent kickoff and punt returner as well as offensive play-maker. Displays plus burst with make you miss potential in the open field. Good size at close to 6'0. Plus athlete. He just makes plays where ever he lines up. There is some question to where his ceiling is--we like him with the ball in his hands--but there is no doubt that this will be a player that can make an impact at the next level. Solidly built with more strength than he is given credit for.

Reggie Davis, 5'10, 175, Tallahassee Lincoln

Davis was the less heralded WR at Lincoln in the junior class(Taj Williams), but the more productive. Great straight line speed with a knack for making plays when they matter. Good hands and a keen understanding of the game complete the package. Davis should be able to stretch the field from the outside as well as help in the slot.

Davis Highlights


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