Varsity Preps

Elite 75 in Florida | Class of 2014 | 1-25

Here’s the Top 25 for our Elite 75 in Florida. For 26-50, click here: Elite 75, 26-50 For 51-75, click here: Elite 75, 51-75

25. OL Trevor Darling  Miami Central 6’4, 300 — Verbally committed to Miami, should slide inside to play guard for the Hurricanes

24. CB Chris Lammons  Plantation 5’11, 170 — Versatile and athletic. Will play CB in college. His athleticism separates him from most of his peers. Offers from Miami, Florida, Ohio St., and Alabama among others

23. DT Demarcus Christmas  Manatee 6’4, 290 — Committed to FSU. Stopping the run is his specialty

22. LB Jacob Pugh  Godby 6’4, 215 — 19 total offers. Can play with his hand on the ground or standing up and is pretty good in pass coverage

21. CB Kyle Gibson  Seffner 6’1, 175 —  Big, physical corner with 12 offers. He’s an asset against the run, too

20. WR Ryshene Bronson  Dunbar 6’3, 180 — Big-time talent that’s dangerous after the catch. Eight offers including Miami, Florida, and Florida St. Verbally committed to the Gators

19. LB Jaboree Williams  Ft. Lauderdale 6’1, 217 — Offers from SMU and Memphis, but we expect many more to follow. Very physical linebacker, is great in coverage, sheds blockers with ease. Very talented football player

18. WR Artavis Scott  East Lake 5’10, 180 — Explosive receiver with 28 offers. Great return man, makes plays all over the field

17. LB Dillon Bates  Ponte Vedra 6’3, 220 — 22 offers. Big, athletic linebacker, solid fundamentals. Great in pass coverage

16. OT Mason Cole  East Lake 6’5, 275 — Tackle committed to Michigan

15. ATH Charles Nelson  Seabreeze 5’10, 170 —  11 offers including Miami. Dynamic in the return game

14. OG Isaiah Wynn  Lakewood 6’2, 272 — 16 offers including Vanderbilt and FSU

13. DE Keyon Brown  Hardee 6’3, 235 — Explosive pass-rusher with 13 offers. Miami is leading

12. LB Delvin Purifoy  Pensacola Catholic 6’3, 220 — Quick and physical linebacker committed to FSU

11b. DE Sharieff Rhaheed Muhammed  Ft. Pierce Central 6’4, 215 — Offers from LSU and Tennessee, only five total. Relative unknown, but expect him to burst onto the scene in a major way. Explosive defender

11a. RB Dalvin Cook  Miami Central 5’11, 190 — Committed to Clemson. Versatile athlete that could play multiple positions on the next level

10. OT Reilly Gibbons  St. Pete Catholic 6’6, 275 — 32 offers with Miami, Florida, and FSU in the mix

9. OT David Sharpe  Providence 6’6, 275 — Very few flaws in his game. Very athletic, no bad weight. 13 offers with Florida, Alabama, and FSU among those recruiting him

8. DT Khiari Clark  Chaminade Madonna 6’2, 317 — One of the very few elite defensive tackles in the state. 31 offers, Canes lead for his services

7. FS Trey Marshall  Columbia 6’0, 190 — Athletic and fast. FSU is in the lead for now

6. RB Joseph Yearby  Miami Central 5’9, 190 — Flipped from FSU to Miami. His game is similar to another Hurricanes RB, Duke Johnson

5. DT Travonte Valentine  Bayside 6’4, 295 — Explosive force upfront. Disengages quickly and makes plays in the backfield. 25 offers including USC, Ohio St., Miami, Florida, FSU, Clemson, and Oklahoma

4. LB Kain Daub  Sandalwood 6’3, 230 — Once verbally committed to LSU, he’s now considering FSU, Alabama, and Oregon. He’s a man among boys and a punishing tackler

3. WR Ermon Lane  Homestead 6’2, 190 — Most complete receiver in Florida. 21 offers with Alabama, Miami, Florida, and FSU in play

2. OT KC McDermott  Palm Beach Central 6’6, 285 — Will choose between Miami and Notre Dame. Very physical at the point-of-attack, never gets beat. Could play right away for the Hurricanes or Irish

1. RB Sony Michel  American Heritage Plantation 5’11, 210 — Down to five schools: Miami, Florida, FSU, Georgia, and Notre Dame. He can do it all: run, catch, and block. Tremendous work ethic and character. Will contribute right away no matter which program he chooses

— Michael Bradley

 

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