Polk County Prospect Report

A new feature on SunStateFootball.com will be weekly reports from talent rich Polk County. Here is this week's report from Garrett Radcliffe.

Polk County Prospect Report

2011 WR Javares McRoy (Lakeland)

McRoy continued to show his skill set as a do everything type player. He had two carries for 16 yards and two catches for 46 yards. One carry, a 5 yard end around, resulted in the only touchdown scored in the game, which was shortened due to lighting. McRoy also put a vicious hit on a Lake Gibson defensive end to spring free quarterback Tim Evans. As if running, blocking, and receiving were not enough for McRoy, he as added kickoff and extra point duties to his ever growing list of contributions.

2011 RB Steward Butler (Lakeland)

Steward Butler, a talented player who returns to Lakeland after one year with Oviedo, struggled to get anything going Friday night against the braves. He is a fast, talented running back, but there just were not many holes opened up by the Lakeland offensive line in the short quarter and a half game. If his sophomore year at Lakeland and junior year at Oviedo were true indicators, he should have a great season in the Lakeland offense as the linemen get better each week.

2011 DE Tedward Hamilton (Lakeland)

Tedward Hamilton continues to be a huge playmaker for the Dreadnaughts. Playing at the next level will most likely require a switch to LB, which would be more ideal for him at 6'0" 220 pounds. Hamilton recorded two big sacks on Lake Gibson quarterback Tom Ortiz in just one and a half quarters.

2011 RB Remi Watson (Lake Gibson)

The speedy and physical running back for the Braves struggled early on to establish any consistency, but in the second quarter he took over as the QB in the Wildcat offense and really shined carrying three times for 47 yards down to the Lakeland 10 yard line before the game was called due to lightning. Watson finished the night with 61 yards on eight carries and one catch for 4 yards.

2011 OT Errin Joe (Lake Gibson)

Errin Joe continued to show his abilities as a dominating run blocker. He successfully paved the way in the second quarter for speedy running back Remi Watson in the Wildcat. At 6'4" 295 pounds, Joe is a immense challenge for opposing defenses to deal with. It would have been interesting to see him match up against the speedy Tedward Hamilton for Lakeland.

2013 RB Adam Lane (Winter Haven)

The young running back that burst on the scene this summer, especially with his performance at Florida's Friday Night Lights Camp, had a sold outing. Lane amassed 68 yards on ten carries and helped setup one of the two touchdowns the Winter Haven Blue Devils would score. Lane is certainly one of the top running backs to watch in the county and across the state over the next three seasons.

2011 TE/DE Brandon Fulse (Ft. Meade)

Brandon Fulse provided excitement for the Miners Friday night verse Tenoroc by scoring a touchdown off a 51 yard pass and catch. Fulse, who plays both ways and is a super physical specimen, continues to excel at TE and will likely play that position at the next level.

2011 QB Justin Shafer (Lake Wales)

In a game that only consisted of one half, as coaches agreed to play substitutes and JB players in the second half under a running clock, Justin Shafer shined. Although he is a pretty much committed to baseball, Shafer showed why he is the top quarterback in the county and one of the better ones in the state. Shafer and the Highlanders took on a loaded Kathleen defense, which turned out to not be much of a problem for the 6'2" star. He completed 9 of 14 passes for 146 yards and one touchdown as the Highlanders defeated the Red Devils 15-7.

2011 OLB Gionni Paul (Kathleen)

Gionni Paul and the Kathleen defense have been pinned as the key to success for the Red Devils to reach the playoffs and hopefully win a state title. Things did not go well for Kathleen's defense as they gave up 205 total yards of offense in one half to the Lake Wales Highlanders.

2011 ATH Ronald Jones (Ft. Meade)

Ronald Jones, who plays QB along with many other positions for Fort Meade, had a huge night against the Tenoroc Titans. Jones completed 9 of 11 passes for 196 yards and three touchdowns. His touchdown passes were for 51 yards, 39 yards, and 18 yards. Jones is an explosive athlete with a great arm, but at 5'8" 160 pounds, he will most likely be a slot type wide receiver or speed back at the next level. He has received interest from Marshall, Georgia Southern, FAU, Citadel and Cincinnati, with offers coming from Georgia Southern, Citadel, and Marshall.

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