Varsity Preps

Across the Deep South, II

FLORIDA

— 2014 WR Rudolph St. Germain (6’2, 180, 4.5) of Palm Beach Central says he’s hearing from Louisville and Wake Forest. He’s a talented under-the-radar prospect that hauled in 15 receptions last season.

St. Germain said he’s still planning on which university camps to attend this summer. He says he’d like to hear from Miami, Florida St., and to continue to stay in touch with the Louisville Cardinals.

“I’d like to stay closer to home to play college football,” said St. Germain when asked which factors will be important to him in his decision making. “To be closer to home and have family support is huge for me.”

— 2014 CB Malik Kearse (6’1, 170, 4.5) of Monsignor Pace is another talented, under-the-radar prospect that currently is a part of the Florida Fire defensive secondary. He list no scholarship offers but reports he’s been in touch with Bowling Green and West Virginia. “I’d like to hear from MiamiFSUClemson, and Ohio St.

In 2012, he recorded three interceptions, seven pass deflections, and didn’t give up a reception all season.

Over the summer, he’ll camp at “AlabamaLSULouisvilleMiami, and Florida St.

He spoke about what he feels is the strength of his game. “I can cover anyone. I can sink my hips, explode out of my break and find the football. I’m getting better.”

Kearse spoke about the benefits of playing 7-on-7 football. “I’ve definitely improved my coverage. It’s really helped me be more comfortable with all types of coverage.”

He owns a 3.1 GPA and is anxious to get his recruitment going.

ALABAMA

— 2016 RB Kamaury Avery (5’11, 230, 4.75) of Wadley High in Alabama is a big, punishing back that rushed for 1178 yards with 13 touchdowns as a freshman starter.

He told Varsity Preps he’d like to hear from Alabama, Auburn, Florida, LSU, and Mississippi St. 

Avery currently bench presses 285 pounds, squats 495, and power cleans 265. He says he’s staying in shape by running hills and pushing a blocking sled.

He’s planning on attending several university camps this summer to kickstart his recruiting process. “I want to attend camps at Auburn and Alabama, hopefully a few more.”

The number one factor for Avery will be the quality of education a university can provide. “I have a 3.0 GPA, I’ll be taking the ACT in June,” he said. “I’m looking for a degree that will set me up after football is over.”

His goals are to rush for 1800 yards and 20 touchdowns this season.

GEORGIA

— 2014 CB/FS Ken Hike (6’1, 170, 4.5) of Columbia High in Decatur, Georgia owns verbal offers from Minnesota and Louisiana Lafayette. He says he’s hearing from Auburn, Georgia, and FSU.

“I will be visiting ULL shortly,” he said. “Minnesota has been in contact with my coaches and they speak often, but I haven’t had a chance to visit them yet.”

He’ll attend summer camps at Auburn and South Carolina.

Hike reports he’s visited Auburn for a Junior Day and he’s been invited to campus by Georgia Tech.

Last season, he recorded 20 solo tackles and two interceptions. He feels he has multiple strengths on the football field. “I think my awareness and speed are good, I break on the ball well and attack receivers. This offseason, I’ve been working on getting more physical with receivers.”

He’s planning on graduating and enrolling early to participate in spring practice next year. “I want to set myself up to contribute right away.”

Columbia’s talented defender would like to have a decision in place by the end of this summer.

Michael Bradley

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