Florida: Pre-Spring Hot 100: 11-20

Those at Scout.com who exclusively cover the state of Florida have put their heads together to come up with a pre-spring Hot 100 for the Class of 2010. Read on to see who's on the list from 11-20.

11. Ricardo Miller, WR, 6-2, 200, Orlando (Dr. Phillips)
The Skinny: Physical specimen who is still a little raw. Has great speed at his size and projects to be a #1 WR type who is a go to guy. Has size to make tough catches over the middle. Has great hands, needs to work on his concentration. Very good blocker. Can get down the field and be a deep threat. Played at Dr. Phillips in Orlando as a junior. A player who has the tools to play on Sunday.
Recruiting: Miller committed to Michigan early and is done. He might even be headed up to Michigan to play his senior year at a high school right near the campus.

12. Jaylen Watkins, CB, 6-0, 170, Cape Coral
The Skinny: Talented athlete who has played all over the field. Had 7 picks as a sophomore at CB and 28 catches at WR. As a junior, he played more QB and S. Great speed, particularly at his size. Competitor. Ceiling would be at CB where his size, hips, and quickness project to be a lockdown outside corner type. Has great ball skills and will compete for the ball in the air. Could play S or WR as well.
Recruiting: Watkins holds offers from Miami, Florida, Florida State, LSU, Alabama, Tennessee, Ohio State, Michigan, and Wake Forest. UF appears to be the team to beat.

13. Louis Nix, DT, 6-3, 320, Jacksonville (Raines)
The Skinny: Physically, he was the most dominant junior defensive tackle in the state last season. He has impressive strength – both in his upper and lower body – and he used that very well to win a lot of head-on battles. Not only can he bull rush you all day long, he has a quick first step, runs backside pretty well, and just creates constant mismatches inside.
Recruiting: Nix made a commitment to Miami back on Thanksgiving day and still favors the Canes over offers from schools like Florida, Florida State, LSU, and Tennessee.

14. Chris Dunkley, WR, 5-11, 165, Royal Palm Beach
The Skinny: Super smooth glider with speed, quickness, and great one on one ability. Explodes out of cuts to create separation. Capable of getting down the field and producing big plays. Very competitive and should be a clutch performer at the next level. The hands are solid right now, it is one area for improvement. He tracks the deep ball as well as any player to come out of Florida in years.
Recruiting: Dunkley has offers from Miami, Florida, Florida State, Michigan, Georgia, South Carolina, Nebraska, Boston College, North Carolina, and Maryland.

15. Gerald Christian, DE/TE, 6-4, 230, West Palm Beach (Dwyer)
The Skinny: Talented big man who could project to DE or TE. As a TE, he has the frame, speed, and hands to be a weapon at the next level. Those skills translate to DE where he could also be a force. Showed great athleticism at the 7on7 event at LB where his coverage skills were top notch. Great character off the field, hard worker.
Recruiting: Holds offers from Miami, Florida, Florida State, Tennessee, LSU, Georgia, amongst others. Expected to join teammate Matt Elam at UF.

16. Gio Bernard, RB, 5-9, 200, Fort Lauderdale (St. Thomas Aquinas)
The Skinny: It's fun watching Bernard run the ball because he runs with such great instincts. He's like an old-school runner, always going downhill, always falling forward, and always seeing where the opposing players are coming from. He can catch the ball, he can block, he understands the game very well, and he has a terrific work ethic and approach. If he were a step faster, he'd be in the top 10 but still, he's a big time player and an outstanding college prospect coming from a great program.
Recruiting: Bernard claims early offers from Miami, Notre Dame, Auburn, Notre Dame, Oregon State, and several others but says he remains wide open with regards to recruiting.

17. Brent Benedict, OG, 6-5, 280, Jacksonville (Bolles)
The Skinny: Benedict might be the most explosive offensive line prospect in this year's class in the state of Florida. He's a true road grader who really gets after it. He fires out of his stance, uses his hands and feet very well, brings a lot of knowledge to the position, and has the ability to throw blocks 40 yards downfield. He's well-schooled coming from Bolles and could stake claim to being the state's No. 1 OL prospect.
Recruiting: Benedict has a big time offer sheet that includes Florida, Georgia, Miami, Notre Dame, South Carolina, and others. He denies having a leader but is originally from Georgia.

18. Todd Chandler, DT, 6-1, 285, Miami (Northwestern)
The Skinny: After forming with former five-star and current Hurricane Marcus Forston two seasons ago to dominate opposing offenses, Chandler missed a good chunk of his junior season because of a knee injury and never seemed to get back to 100-percent. He's at his best at the point of attack and clogging running lanes and he does that exceptionally well.
Recruiting: Chandler made an early commitment to Miami, choosing the Canes after he had also landed offers from schools like Florida State, LSU, and Florida.

19. Cody Riggs, CB, 5-9, 165, Fort Lauderdale (St. Thomas Aquinas)
The Skinny: Riggs is one of the better cover guys you'll find in this year's class of corners and he brings a lot of athleticism to the position. He can run with just about anyone and has some ball skills. He's a little on the short side at 5-9 but he can cover and has the tools to become a real good one in college.
Recruiting: Riggs claims a big list of offers including Miami, Notre Dame, Boston College, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, and Wisconsin. He denies having a favorite right now.

20. James Louis, WR, 5-11, 175, Delray Beach (Atlantic)
The Skinny: One of the top two way players in the Sunshine State, Louis could play either CB or WR. Had a tremendous junior campaign at WR. Has great speed and acceleration and is a play-maker with the ball in his hands. A threat to score every time he touches the ball. Has everything that a school covets in a top flight CB prospect. Third year in a row Atlantic has had a top flight DB recruit: Karnell Hatcher (2008 - LSU) and Jayron Hosley (2009 - VT).
Recruiting: Louis has offers from Miami, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, and LSU amongst others. Expected to be a classic Big 3 battle for his services with UF in the lead.

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