Varsity Preps

Elite 101 in Florida | Class of 2014 | 101-76

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.


101. DB Ryan Mayes | 6’1, 175 — Miami Northwestern — Mayes recently camped at Miami, earned an offer, and committed to the Hurricanes. He’ll most likely play safety in college. (NR)

100. DE Rohan Blackwood | 6’5, 210 — Nature Coast — Offers from Miami, Wisconsin, USF, and West Virginia among others. (NR)

99. DT Adam Torres | 6’5, 265 — Lake Mary — Owns verbal offers from Miami, FSU, Vanderbilt, South Carolina, and Kentucky. (NR)

98. WR Ryan Sousa | 6’0, 180 — Lake Nona — Committed to FSU. Quick, good hands. Very good after the catch. (NR)

97. DE Mike Smith | 6’3, 235 — Miami Northwestern — Committed to Miami. Also has offers from Clemson, FSU, and Tennessee. (NR)

96. WR DeSean Blair | 6’3, 180 — Sandalwood — Big target committed to Louisville. (NR)

95. CB Amani Oruwariye | 6’1, 180 — Gaither — Physical corner that’s also an asset on special teams. 21 total offers. (NR)

94. ATH Deionte Gaines | 5’8, 164 — Dr. Phillips — Very elusive athlete with four offers: South Alabama, Appalachian St., Cincinnati, and Arizona. (NR)

93. SS Tony Fields | 5’10, 207 — Godby — Talented secondary man with offers from Kentucky, Louisville, Ole MissTCU and others. Physical presence over the middle. (-39)

92. ATH Kendall Sawyer | 5’11, 175 — East Lee Co. — Has offers from FSU, Miami, Ole Miss, NC State, Louisville, Arkansas, West Virginia and several others. Prime candidate to move up on the next list. (NR)

91. QB Marvin Zanders | 6’2, 180 — Raines — Talented dual-threat QB with 12 offers, Missouri the favorite. (-19)

90. RB Trey Rodriguez | 5’9, 182 — Mainland — Speedy back with 13 offers. Wisconsin, Georgia Tech, Kentucky, and West Virginia interested. (-50)

89. OG Travaris Dorsey | 6’3, 314 — Raines He’ll play guard in college, committed to Florida since February. (NR)

88. RB Josh Hicks | 5’10, 180 — Palmetto  — All-purpose back committed to Rutgers. Tough to bring down for his size. (-29)

87. WR Darrell Langham | 6’5, 190 — Santaluces Community — Big possession wideout committed to Miami. (NR)

86. C A’lique Terry | 6’2, 285 — HialeahImproving interior lineman with offers from USF, Appalachian St., Cincinnati, and East Carolina among others. (-11)

85. WR Adly Enoicy | 6’4, 224 — AtlanticAuburn, South Carolina, Miami, and FSU have offered. Has outstanding size. Will he split out wide or put his hand down in college? (NR)

84. LB Xavier Preston | 6’2, 219 — Jensen Beach — Plays multiple positions, will most likely find a home at OLB on the next level. Louisville, NC State, Rutgers, West Virginia and USF have offered. (NR)

83. DE Trent Harris | 6’2, 223 — Winter Park — Has already developed a nasty spin move. Impressive offer list: Miami, FSU, Florida, Ohio St., and Georgia among others. (NR)

82. SS Andre Godfrey | 5’11, 180 — Miramar — Godfrey has a knack for making the big play, whether intercepting passes or jarring the ball loose over the middle. Physical safety that runs well. Louisville is the favorite, but also owns offers from UCLA, Kentucky, USF, and Utah, totaling 21. (NR)

81. WR Trevon Lee | 5’11, 170 — Cardinal Gibbons — Talented, quick receiver with a ton of offers. USC, Clemson, Purdue, Auburn, and Louisville among them, but Vanderbilt seems to be the favorite. (-29)

80. TE Ravian Pierce | 6’4, 215 — PlantationMiami, FSU, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, and Ohio St. have offered. Nicely put together prospect, great hands, is quick for a big man. Unfortunately there’s no film, but the consensus is he’s a big time player. (NR)

79. CB De’Eric Culver | 6’0, 180 — Godby — Good cover corner committed to Louisville. Plays big against good competition. (NR)

78. WR Kendrick Edwards | 6’6, 190 — NorlandMiami, FSU, South Carolina, and USF offers. Good route runner, not afraid to go over the middle, and a very effective red zone target. (-11)

77. RB Jonathan Vickers | 5’11, 212 — North Florida Christian — Very impressive offer list that included Notre Dame, Stanford, Wisconsin, FSU, Clemson, Alabama, and Vanderbilt among others. Good vision, uses his blocking well. Effective between the tackles. (NR)

76. WR Isaiah McKenzie | 5’8, 160 — American Heritage Plantation — Explosive return man and receiver. Also sees time at nickel corner. Unbelievable route runner, creates separation that defenders won’t be able to make up. Improved since his sophomore season. Offers from Notre Dame, Michigan, Cincinnati, and Kentucky among others. (-15)

— Michael Bradley