Jhony Faustin, Lely: No player played as many snaps as Faustin in this one. He was on the field for virtually every play, he lined up at CB, WR, and returned punts/kickoffs. The Purdue commit showed why he is one of the best athletes in Florida. His future is at CB where he should be a player who is ready to play early, he has natural cover and ball skills and is the type you can stick on an island. Jhony can get up at the line of scrimmage and play bump and run or sit back in zone, he will mix it up with the best of them. Purdue got a steal here.
Darion Hall, Lely: The Miami RB commit had the game's biggest play when he busted an 83 yarder to put Lely in the lead. Junior year, he consistently showed explosiveness with big plays. This year he was more of a tough, inside runner as he added some weight--he still had the big one and several 15+ carries. He has WR hands, which Miami will almost certainly make use of in Whipple's passing attack.
Donald Reseau, Lely: The S is being recruited by several MAC, Conference USA, and Sun Belt schools. At 6'0, 180 with sub 4.5 speed, Reseau adds some knockout punch, he will flat hit you. He leveled several Collier runners and had some outstanding coverage in the deep middle of the field. He gets better every game and has the tools to be a force down the road. Donald needs more reps, with that comes experience, he should flourish in a college program.
Makinton Dorleant, Lely: Gritty performance from the junior DB prospect, he played through what appeared to be a bad ankle injury. The 2011 prospect will be one of the top CB's in the state next year. At 5'11, with jets, Dorleant is the type of CB that all schools are looking for. He was going to be a big part of the offense in this one, but the ankle(which happened early) held him back. He will be the focal point of this team next year and should go both ways. We like his ability to flip his hips, turn, and reach top speed quickly.
Jeff Heuerman, Collier: The 2011 TE prospect did not get a lot of opportunities in the passing game, but made a great catch and run when he had the chance. At 6'4, 215, he is a physical specimen that has a world of potential, he probably has at least two more inches in him. Jeff is lean today, but has the type of frame to add significant weight and strength, he is already an excellent blocker with his long arms. As with all of the Collier team, he is fundamentally sound, knows his role, and can make big plays in the passing game. He currently has early offers from Michigan State, Purdue, and FIU.
Torrey Campbell, Collier: The 2011 athlete shared carries at RB, it was his 35 yarder where he blazed past Lely defenders on the outside that put Collier over the top in this one. Campbell has been a productive RB since his freshmen year at Palmetto Ridge, but he also played a lot of minutes at Safety in this one. He might get some looks at CB as well down the road. Bottom line, he is an intriguing athlete that has light feet and pure speed.
Romanthi Mathurin, Lely: He saved his best game for last, he had 7 catches for 179 yards and a TD in this one. Romy has plus size at 6'1 and has excellent hands. He is just starting to come into his own as a player, Lely was not very consistent throwing it this year, but he showed what he could do in this one. There is untapped speed potential here.
QB Sean O'Regan and WR Rodain Delus, Lely: O'Regan had his best game of his career, particularly through the first 2 and a half quarters. He has the required height and pretty solid arm, he lacks consistency. Delus made several great plays in this one. He is undersized at WR, but makes up for it with solid routes and hands. He is a lower division player.
Collier is the champion in one of the more hotly contested districts in the state---perennial state contender Naples and ultra talented Lely are teams 3 and 4 and thus out of the playoffs. They are not going to blow anyone away with size or speed, but this is an extremely well coached bunch that executes----they showed a lot of heart and fight on Friday night. They draw South Ft. Myers at home in round one----both coaches should congratulate themselves, they were wise enough to schedule each other in the kickoff classic, a game Collier won in a shootout---the teams will be familiar with each other. At 8-1, they play neighborhood rival Gulf Coast next week. This is their third straight trip to the playoffs and second straight district championship.
Disappointing year at Lely given the amount of talent on the team. However, the team had a coaching change a few weeks into the season and lost two games they were right there to win it----a late bomb against Lehigh and a poor 4th quarter for Collier did them in. They are literally 3-4 plays from not only in the playoffs, but an undefeated district record. The highlight of the year is a win in the Coconut Bowl vs. Naples. There will be a lot of new faces on the field next year, but Dorleant is a great player to build around.