Cape Coral has produced some talent over the last five years. Taurus Johnson and Nate Allen both have played starting roles for the South Florida Bulls. Johnson just finished his career with 112 catches for 1,434 yards and 12 touchdowns. Allen has been a fixture in the secondary and made a key interception to set up a late field goal to beat Kansas earlier this year. Last year David Pasquale inked with Toledo. Numerous players have gone on to play football at the next level.
The 2010 class appears to be the best the school has produced. High quality offensive tackles are in short supply and Cape Coral has one in Dan Koenig. The 6'6, 255 pounder has a world of upside. He has had two brothers play for Oklahoma State on the OL and many believe he will be the best of the bunch. Calm, cool, and collected off the field, Koenig plays with the proverbial mean streak on it. Koenig is still 'young' physically, he probably has another inch or two left in him height wise. He needs some weight, but that should come easily with his frame. He is playing basketball to work on his footwork.
In two years of watching Cape Coral, Jaylen Watkins has lined up at QB, CB, S, and WR and excelled at each one. Watkins recently measured at 6'0, 166 and ran a 4.44 at the Under Armour Orlando Combine. After splitting time at quarterback last season, he will take over full-time duties in 2009. Watkins projects to DB at the next level, most likely corner. He has the size, quick hips, and make-up speed to be special down the road. As a sophomore he registered 7 interceptions when he saw extensive action at cornerback. He should get plenty of reps in the secondary for the Seahawks next year.
Spencer Boyd has been terrorizing defenses in Southwest Florida for the last two years at running back. He went for over 1,000 yards as a sophomore and despite missing some time as a junior, he was equally productive. Boyd has deep speed, is slippery in space, and has the ability to cut at full speed. He plays 'big'. He recently shined at the Army All-American Game combine for juniors in San Antonio. Boyd could project to cornerback at the next level where his physicality and fundamentally sound game would be assets. A spread-based attack is his best fit at running back because of his burst and quickness.
One more 2010 prospect to keep an eye on is wide receiver Larry Gary. Gary is a physical, possession type with hands. He made some nice strides as a receiver from sophomore to junior year and similar progress would bode well for the future. At 6'1, 185 he has the size that colleges are looking for. He might see some action on defense as well in 2009, perhaps at OLB.