Breaking Down Florida: The TE's

After Spring and many summer University camps it is becoming apparent that the Sunshine State is once again loaded and extremely deep for 2010. With well over 300 players expected to sign D-1 scholarships, SunStateFootball.com breaks down the players by position.

TIGHT ENDS

1. Gerald Christian: The Florida commit is a player who could play either TE or DE at the next level. He has excellent size and mobility while having enough speed to get down the field. He has the frame to carry more weight and will be a mismatch in the passing game. Christian has outstanding character off the field. Played more defense as a junior because of top 2011 prospect Nick O'Leary.

2. Michael McFarland: Outstanding athlete with a world of potential. He is another prospect who could play DE. The 6'6 UF commit has plus speed and figures to be a big time threat in the passing game. We would like to see more production as a senior and he needs to add strength and weight.

3. Charles Fashaw: Fashaw missed his junior year with an injury and has since transferred to Northwestern. Should have a big senior year playing with 2011 QB Teddy Bridgewater. He can be a dominating blocker and has the a lot of room to fill out a great frame. Was very impressive as a sophomore. Once he shows he is healthy, the offers should begin to pour in.

4. Neil Basford: Complete player who excels as a blocker and has a great feel in the passing game. He has adequate speed to get down the seam and plus hands. Basford holds offers from FSU, Arkansas, Illinois, Miami, South Carolina, and Virginia Tech.

5. Clive Walford: Pure projection. Walford is making his way over from the basketball court and flashed tools in the Spring Game. Has a long way to go in terms of technique(as expected), but his package of speed, athleticism, and frame should garner plenty of attention on the recruiting trail.

6. Beckett Wales: Hard nosed player who is a great receiver. He has outstanding feel in the passing game, sure hands, and plenty of speed. Very good blocker. He should be Trey Burton's favorite target as a senior.

7. Chad Hollifield: Outstanding receiver who should benefit from the transfer to North Florida Christian and QB Clint Trickett. He has a little Jeremy Shockey in him both in the way he plays the game(hard) and his tools in the passing game. Sure handed and can run outstanding routes.

8. Jonathan Garcia: One of the hardest working players in the state, Garcia is a chiseled 6'3, 230 who gets better every day. Has been very productive at both TE and DE. He has gotten faster as he has filled out. Will play MLB on defense in 2009 which should really help an already high game IQ. Excellent student.

9. Kendall Montgomery: Has played defense in the past, but this 6'6', 230 pounder has begun to open eyes at TE. He has an excellent QB throwing him the ball in 2009(Stephen Morris) and should improve every game. Will have an opportunity to rise up the rankings over the next six months.

10. Danny Meyer: One of the top lacrosse players in the country, Meyer is a pass catcher who does everything well. Lacks ideal size, but makes up for it with a keen understanding of the position. Should catch plenty of balls in 2009 from Marshyl Rothman.

OTHERS TO WATCH: Amari Williams, Garrett Secor, Charlie Cowley, Ken Shaw.


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