Florida: Pre-Spring Hot 100: 6-10

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 6-10.

6. Ivan McCartney, WR, 6-1, 165, Miramar
The Skinny: The state's most skilled wide receiver prospect, McCartney might not have blazing speed but he's an explosive player. He runs tremendous routes, has incredible hands, and is very well-schooled at how to find the openings in opposing defenses. He's the younger cousin of former south Florida prep standouts Isaac Bruce and Chad Johnson and McCartney's considered to be as good as both of those players were at this age.
Recruiting: McCartney claims offers from schools like Miami, Florida, Oregon, Ole Miss, and West Virginia. He calls Miami, Florida, Ohio State, Oregon, and West Virginia his current top five.

7. Lamarcus Joyner, S, 5-9, 165, Ft. Lauderdale (St. Thomas)
The Skinny: Elite athlete with an extra gear when the lights are on. Joyner is quick and packs a wallop when he arrives. Has produced in 6A Dade for three years, now will join the vaunted St. Thomas team as a senior. Could play CB, S, or WR at the next level. Almost certainly will make an impact on special teams immediately. Should get a lot of time at WR as a senior. Lacks ideal height at under 5'9.
Recruiting: Joyner has offers from everyone in the country and is a national recruit. Ohio State is said to lead over childhood favorite Florida State, but USC, Alabama, Georgia, and UF should be heavily involved up until signing day.

8. Christian Jones, LB, 6-3, 215, Winter Park (Lake Howell)
The Skinny: A dominating linebacker prospect, Jones runs extremely well for someone his size and can change directions and do all the things that a smaller linebacker can do. He's an explosive tackler with pretty good instincts. Some say, due to his size, that he'll grow into a defensive end but he has a lot of the physical tools you look for in a LB prospect.
Recruiting: Jones holds offers from all three major Florida programs in addition to schools like USC, Oklahoma, and LSU. His father and brother played at Florida State and the Noles appear to have the inside track at this point.

9. Eduardo Clements, RB, 5-10, 185, Miami (Booker T. Washington)
The Skinny: The state's most complete RB, Clements led Booker T. to a state title as a sophomore. Tough inside runner with some wiggle, Clements projects to be a feature back. Has outstanding hands, can slide out to the slot in some formations and be a weapon. Was not ultra productive as a junior, but that was due to an offense that limited his opportunities. Capable of running out of a variety of sets.
Recruiting: Clements holds offers from Miami, Florida State, Georgia, West Virginia, and Oregon. FSU was his childhood favorite, but Miami will be a factor with Booker T. having many connections to them. Georgia is the leading out of state suitor.

10. Brandon Linder, OL, 6-5, 275, Fort Lauderdale (St. Thomas Aquinas)
The Skinny: The state's most polished offensive line prospect, Linder plays with tremendous technique and you can quickly tell that he's extremely well-coached. He gets to the second level very well and has outstanding feet. He understands blocking schemes very well and has all the tools to develop into a top notch offensive lineman at the college level. He's capable of playing all five line positions, too.
Recruiting: Linder has the most impressive offer sheet of any offensive lineman in the state right now and he's been mentioning Miami, Notre Dame, and Florida as possible front-runners for awhile now.


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