What I will do is use my 30 plus years of evaluating talent on the football field to give up a complete opinion on the top football players in the Class of 2005.
I hope you enjoy this rare look into the football players in the state from a firsthand:
PLAYER: Devin Giles
SCHOOL: Tampa Jefferson
www.floridakids.us PRE-SPRING RATING : 87.
THE SCOOP ON THIS FLORIDA KID: My most vivid memory of this young man came in the final game of his sophomore season when he he stepped in front of a pass and returned it for a TD in the 4A state title game against Palm Bay.
EVALUATION: "This is the kind of athlete that you seem to like more and more every time you see him play. He is a tall, lean player who has made a career of making the huge play for the Dragons.
Ask any coach who played against him the past two seasons and they will all tell you that he is physical, anticiaptes the play and learned to step up and support the run extremely well. Has outstanding (4.49-4.53) speed and is surprisingly strong. Has tested very well at every camp and combine he attended, and will continue to improve."
THE INSIDE STORY: To me, this is a player who seemed to make those around him better. Even his coaches will tell you that his experience has been a plus to those who have lined up with him throughout his career.
COACHED BY: Mike Simmonds
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