Varsity Preps

Elite 101 in Florida | Class of 2014 | 1-25

Trayon Gray

After witnessing camps, multiple 7-on-7 practices and events, and watching games and practices last fall, I’ve arrived at this Top 101 list for Florida. After compiling an initial Elite 75 last spring, there was absolutely too much talent to keep the list at 75. Even at 101 prospects, there are still quality players out there that will make a difference for their teams on the next level.

To save you the trouble, I’ve shown the change from the initial Elite 75 lists. Key: NR = not ranked from previous list, UC = unchanged in ranking from previous list, +/- to show increased or decreased ranking from previous list. I’ve also linked the highlight film (if available) on the prospect’s school name

Elite 101, 26-50

Elite 101, 51 – 75

Elite 101, 76 – 101

25b. WR Ryshene Bronson | 6’3, 182 — Dunbar — Reopened his recruitment after committing to Florida. Holds offers from FSU, UF, and Miami. South Carolina and Auburn have also offered. (-5)

25a. OT Reilly Gibbons | 6’6, 280 — St. Pete Catholic — Adds to an already stacked haul for the Hurricanes along the offensive line, giving them three quality OL found in this Top 25. (-15)

24. ATH Trayone Gray | 6’2, 210 — Carol City — Underrated athlete that will play offense at Miami. He will be an emergency QB, and a WR or RB for Al Golden and company. (+6)

23. QB Sean White | 6’2,204 — University School — Shot up like a rocket, winning the Elite 11 competition, then committing to Auburn. (NR)

22. DT Anthony Moten | 6’4, 265 — St. Thomas Aquinas — Athletic defensive tackle committed to Florida. (+10)

21. ATH Treon Harris | 5’11, 180 — Booker T. Washington — He says he’ll get a shot to play QB at FSU. I think he’ll up a solid option at wideout. (+6)

20. DT Demarcus Christmas | 6’3, 285 — Manatee — The Seminoles continue to stack talented defensive lineman. (+3)

19. LB Jaboree Williams | 6’1, 217 — Ft. Lauderdale — Committed to Wake Forest, will enroll in January. THE most underrated player in the state. The Demon Deacons pulled a gem out of South Florida. Ended up with 18 offers. (UC)

18. OT Trevor Darling | 6’5, 300 — Miami Central — One of the three aforementioned beasts the Hurricanes will bring home along the offensive line. He’s raw, but you can’t teach size. (+7)

17. LB Dillon Bates | 6’3, 207 — Ponte Vedra — No surprise, the son of Bill Bates committed to Tennessee. (UC)

16. WR Artavis Scott | 5’11, 180 — East Lake — Explosive receiver committed to Clemson. (+2)

15. WR Corey Holmes | 6’2, 175 — St. Thomas Aquinas — Very talented wideout that will continue to wear the blue and gold on the next level for the Irish. (+18)

14. LB Jacob Pugh | 6’4, 221 — Godby — Pugh is another example to make one think FSU could be building a national championship caliber defense. (+8)

13. OG Mason Cole | 6’5, 275 — East Lake — Longtime Michigan commit. (+3)

12. DT  Khairi Clark | 6’2, 325 — Chaminade Madonna — One of the top defensive tackles in the state, he committed to Florida 48 hours after telling me he would commit at the Army All-American game. (-4)

11. OG Isaiah Wynn | 6’2, 270 — LakewoodGeorgia’s been on a roll in Florida. Not only do they have the top RB committed, they recently pulled in the top guard. (+3)

10. LB Delvin Purifoy | 6’2, 228 — Pensacola Catholic — Terrific linebacker committed to the Noles. (+2)

9. DE Keyon Brown | 6’3, 240 — Hardee — Another top player at his position in Florida who has the Georgia Bulldogs in front. (+4)

8. DT Travonte Valentine | 6’3, 287 — Champagnat Catholic — Very talented tackle committed to Miami. People close to Valentine are optimistic he’ll fully qualify academically. (-3)

7. LB Kain Daub | 6’3, 240 — Sandalwood — Another athletic freak who’ll wear the garnet and gold. (-3)

6. RB Joseph Yearby | 5’9, 177 — Miami Central — Verbally committed to Miami, but other top programs are in hot pursuit. (UC)

5. WR Ermon Lane | 6’2, 175 — Homestead — Has Florida surged ahead of Alabama and Miami here? (-2)

4. RB Dalvin Cook | 5’11, 192 — Miami Central — Committed to UF, but this race might not be over, either. (+7)

3. OT Kc McDermott | 6’6, 285 — Palm Beach Central — The Hurricanes undoubtedly will have one of the best offensive fronts in the country the next few years. (-1)

2. OT David Sharpe | 6’7, 275 — Providence — The Gators seem to be the favorite to land this outstanding talent. (+7)

1. RB Sony Michel | 5’11, 205 — American Heritage Plantation — Surprised many by choosing the Bulldogs. (UC)

— Michael Bradley

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