Florida: Pre-Spring Hot 100: 1-5

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. We've finally reached the top so read on to see who's on the list from 1-5.

1. Jeff Luc, LB, 6-1, 245, Port St. Lucie (Treasure Coast)
The Skinny: At over 6'0 and more than 240 pounds Luc shows light feet and is a ferocious hitter. College ready in size and strength, Luc just turned 17 and has everything you want in a LB. Closes like a freight train. He can get sideline to sideline, back in coverage, and has shown hands on offense (TE). There really are not any questions about his game and that is why he sits at #1 in Florida.
Recruiting: Luc has offers from everyone in the country. He is and will be one of the most heavily recruited players in the country. The Big 3 figure to be involved with USC, Georgia, Notre Dame, and Alabama perhaps leading the way out of state.

2. Christian Green, WR, 6-2, 190, Tampa (Catholic)
The Skinny: Another in the long line of prep quarterbacks in this state who will switch to playing wide receiver in college, Green has everything you look for in a receiver prospect. He has ideal size to make catches all over the field. His soft hands enable him to grab most balls thrown to him. He looks almost effortless when running with the ball in his hands. It's rare to see a kid his size making people miss and making cuts at nearly full speed and he does it almost every time. He loves to compete, has excellent speed, and looks like he has the total package to become the next great prep receiver to come out of the state that produces them better than anywhere else.
Recruiting: Green has offers from nearly every major program in college football and says he's still very wide open with the recruiting process. He grew up a Florida State fan but keep an eye on USC, Florida, and others.

3. Corey Lemonier, DE, 6-4, 235, Hialeah
The Skinny: Dade County's top prospect in 2010, Lemonier is a prototype pass rusher from a school that has been churning out defensive linemen (Adewale Ojomo- Miami 2007, Corey Liuget- Illinois 2008, 2010 classmate Calvin Smith). Lemonier has an explosive first step and is college ready today. Long arms, closing speed, with a lot of skill, Lemonier has the athleticism to play OLB in a 3-4 scheme. Can't be handled one on one. Plays in arguably the toughest district and area in the state.
Recruiting:Holds offers from Miami, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Alabama, and Notre Dame. The hometown Hurricanes figure to be tough to beat.

4. Jonathan Dowling, S, 6-3, 185, Bradenton (Southeast)
The Skinny: One of the most physically impressive safeties you'll see, Dowling has a big time upside. He's long and rangy and covers ground as well as any safety you'll see at this level. He has incredible ball skills and those helped him pick off a state-best 14 passes as a junior last season. He's a rare explosive long-strider at this age and whenever the ball leaves the quarterback's hands, Dowling puts himself in position to make a play more often than not. While he might not be a Matt Elam hitting people, he's shown flashes of being physical but you still see a lot of Sean Taylor in his game. As he continues learning the game and physically maturing, he's only going to get better and that's amazing to think about.
Recruiting: After landing offers from Florida's Big 3 and many others, Dowling ended the recruiting process early when he committed to Florida.

5. Matt Elam, S, 5-11, 195, Palm Beach Gardens (Dwyer)
The Skinny: Elam has produced on both sides of the ball since he stepped foot on campus as a freshmen. Most likely projects to S, but could play WLB or RB at the next level. Tremendous package of athleticism, speed, and high game IQ. Defensively, Elam has corner skills with the ability to hit like a LB. Great anticipation and will break on the ball as well as anyone in the country at his size. Matt is the brother of NFLer Abram.
Recruiting: Elam was an early commit to UF and is as solid as they come.

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