The Skinny: Talented athlete who has led Venice to back to back District titles and an undefeated regular season in 2008. Has made strides as a passer including a big leap from sophomore to junior year, still room to improve however. He is the most dominant runner in the state from the QB position. Ran for 919 yards and 24 touchdowns. Threw for 1,399 yards and 12 touchdowns against just three interceptions. Has the athleticism to play elsewhere. High character, puts his team first.
Recruiting: Burton was an early commit to Florida last summer and is rock solid. He is actively recruiting other players to UF.
42. Nick Bracewell, QB, 6-3, 210, Mayo (Lafayette)
The Skinny: A 6-3 gunslinger, Bracewell has the size Division 1 programs like and he has one of the best arms of any quarterback in this year's class. He dominated the small school competition as a junior while throwing to Jamal Reid and looked excellent when we saw him earlier this spring. He's one of the state's best small school players.
Recruiting: Playing in the state's smallest classification, Bracewell's recruitment will naturally take a little longer to take off. He's still waiting for his first offer but we believe we'll land several offers when schools watch him live this spring.
43. Michael McFarland, TE, 6-6, 225, Tampa (Blake)
The Skinny: With rare athleticism for someone his size, McFarland played a number of positions on the field as a junior – quarterback, wide receiver, tight end, linebacker, etc. He was dynamite no matter where he lined up. Also an excellent basketball player, McFarland has all the tools to be considered the state's best tight end prospect.
Recruiting: He made a recent commitment to the University of Florida after they were one of the first schools to offer him.
44. Brian Robinson, S, 6-0, 180, Fort Lauderdale (St. Thomas Aquinas)
The Skinny: Part of one of the state's top secondaries last season and what will be again this season, Robinson has a mixture of impressive skills. He has the hips to turn and run in coverage and isn't afraid to help mix it up near the line of scrimmage in the running game.
Recruiting: Robinson has landed several early offers from schools like Miami, Alabama, Georgia, and West Virginia. He says Miami's his leader.
45. Tony Grimes, CB, 6-0, 175, Hollywood (Hollywood Hills)
The Skinny: Considered by some to be the state's most physical corner. Grimes will beat WR's up mentally and physically. Does not get beat 1 on 1. Has the ability to mirror WR's all over the field. Will come up in the run game and make his presence felt. Not spectacular athletically, but solid across the board. Grimes is a player who grows on you the more you see him and his competitiveness can't be taught.
Recruiting: Holds offers from Oregon, Ole Miss, Purdue, and Toledo. Grimes has stated his desire to stay in-state.
46. Spencer Boyd, CB, 5-10, 170, Cape Coral
The Skinny: Boyd has been one of SW Florida's top RB's the last two years where his blend of physicality and speed make him an ideal fit in their shotgun, one back offense. He is a weapon on kickoff returns. Projects to the defensive backfield where he has seen some time over the years. Locked down many a top WR at the 7on7's and will be better in pads. Has the smooth hips and high game IQ to be a lockdown CB at the next level.
Recruiting: Boyd has offers from Michigan, Notre Dame, Ole Miss, and Wake Forest amongst others.
47. Devon Wright, RB, 6-0, 190, Coral Springs (Taravella)
The Skinny: Broward County's leading rusher in 2008, Wright is a workhorse back with speed, agility, and power. Everyone in the stadium knows he is getting the ball and Wright continues to produce. Has great hands. Wright could play S at the next level. Not afraid to lower the shoulder and grind out yardage. One of the best between the tackles runners in the state. Complete.
Recruiting: Wright should have many BCS offers by the end of Spring but lists written offers from Boston College and FIU right now.
48. Jakhari Gore, RB, 5-8, 180, Miami (Columbus)
The Skinny: The younger cousin to former Coral Gables High standout Frank Gore, Jakhari ran wild on opposing defenses in Dade County last season. While he doesn't have great speed and isn't a big back, he runs very hard, makes a lot of people miss, and runs with good instincts between the tackles.
Recruiting: Gore claims an impressive early offer sheet that includes Florida, Miami, and Tennessee.
49. Javon Bell, WR, 5-11, 175, Jacksonville (Ribault)
The Skinny: One of the state's most productive wide receivers as a junior last season, Bell is an incredible leaper. He attacks the ball very well and really makes things happen after he gets it into his hands. He's not afraid to go over the middle either and has a lot of big play flair to his game.
Recruiting: Bell landed a very early offer from Illinois and has several other schools watching closely heading into the May evaluation period.
50. Willis Wright, S/WR, 621, 185, Miami (Miami Springs)
The Skinny: Physical two way player who could play WR or S at the next level. Reportedly he prefers WR to S. At WR, his size, physicality, and speed seperate him from the pack. Will go get the ball in traffic. He is dominant at the line of scrimmage. At S, he can cover like a CB and has outstanding anticipation.
Recruiting: Wright is rumored to want to stay local, so that puts Miami and FIU at the forefront. Has talent to compete anywhere.