Varsity Preps

Sunshine State Report, Edition V

Varsity Preps presents the Sunshine State Report, a look deeper into the talent pool available in the state of Florida. In this report, we’ll cover players capable of playing major college football from Pensacola to Key West, from Ft. Myers to Jacksonville, the Sunshine State Report will be a periodic feature that highlights three prep players ready to make an impact on the Division I level.

Andrew Soroh, 2014 S, American High

Hialeah, FL

HT: 6’2 WT: 190 40-YD: 4.5

Andrew Soroh was injured and wasn’t able to play his junior season. Otherwise, he probably would be sitting on multiple offers. Soroh played for the South Florida Express 7-on-7 team last spring, a fact that shouldn’t be ignored. He’s a punishing tackler with good athleticism and the frame to carry an extra 20 pounds. With a productive senior season, Soroh should grab some late offers. He’ll be a solid addition to the program that signs him.

Soroh on his first offer: “I went on a visit a few weeks ago to FIU. I had a good discussion with their staff early on my visit, and they told me that they wanted me to be a Panther and offered me.”

What FIU is telling him: “They’re saying I could possibly start as a freshman if I work hard and learn the system. They also like me at nickel corner, so I’d most likely get early playing time there.”

July 13th, Soroh attended the Clear Visions Clear Dreams camp an earned some more college interest. “Florida St. and Ohio St. had coaches there. I spoke with both programs and they both said that they’ll be requesting my senior film.”

College Camps: “I attended camps at FAUGeorgia, and Miami. At UGA, I was evaluated at corner and safety. The DB coach told me I’m a candidate to get a late offer because I can play both positions at a high level. At Miami, DB Coach Paul WIlliams said after camp that he’ll be visiting me during the season.”

Other programs interestedWisconsin and Georgia St.

What GSU is telling him: “I visited there on the 12th and 13th. The coaches really like me there and I’m expecting them to offer at some point.”

Decision Date: “I don’t have a firm timetable. I’m going to continue to let things play out this season and hopefully pick up a few more offers,” he said. “I’ll commit to the program that wants me, shows the most interest, and where I could get on the field early.”

 Gerald Nesbitt, 2014 DE, Ft. Lauderdale High

Ft. Lauderdale, FL

HT: 6’3 WT: 240 40-YD: 4.75

Last season, Nesbitt played LT at Dillard (FL). There’s no film currently for him at defensive end, but a camp trip this summer has created some interest in the senior end.

Current Offers: Western Kentucky and Florida A&M

Programs Interested: Georgia Tech, Rutgers, Wake Forest

What Georgia Tech is telling him: “I went to the camp and impressed their staff. I haven’t been offered yet, but they’ve kept in touch which is encouraging,” he said.

Georgia Tech camp: “It was a pure evaluation camp. I did well, my coaches thought I performed well, so we’ll see. I’d love to get an offer from them; Georgia Tech is my dream school.”

What Rutgers is telling him: “The staff wants my first game on film sent to them. If they like it, I could get an offer from them.”

What Wake Forest is saying: “Same thing with Rutgers, they want my first game’s film sent to them.”

Strength of his game: “It’s my speed and quickness, coming off the edge and causing havoc in the offensive backfield.”

2013 goals: “I’d like to be in the Top 5 for tackles and sacks in Broward County.”

Theo Hammonds, 2014 WR, Carol City

Miami Gardens, FL

HT: 6’4 WT: 205

2012 Stats: 17 catches, 200 yds., 3 TDs

Theo Hammonds is a big possession wideout searching for his first offer. He told Varsity Preps that he’s hearing from LSUFSUUCF, and FIU. He spoke about each program.

FIU: “I’ve been around the program a lot. They have a new coach and they’re trying to turn the program around. That might be something I want to be a part of.”

UCF: “I really would prefer not to redshirt and I’ve had that discussion with the UCF staff. I’m considering them because they’re interested.”

FSU: “I like the Seminoles the most. I like everything about them: the coaching staff, the facilities, and I like the chemistry on the team.”

LSU: “I’ve spoken to a couple of LSU coaches, they want me to visit. But I’m not sure where this is going to lead, but I’m definitely interested and it shows that I can play at a high level.”

College Camps: “I attended Al Golden’s camp, it was great. I got a lot of good extra work in and saw a lot of guys I’ll suit against this fall there. It was a great experience.

“I also attended camp at FIU. I worked with the staff there and they show me how to create separation from receivers and run better routes.”

Hammonds helped Carol City to win the Dolphins Passing Academy, in which the Chiefs earned the right to represent the Dolphins in Cleveland, OH. Carol City’s senior wideout had seven receptions and three touchdown catches in the tournament championship game to get to Cleveland.

2013 goals: “We need to take care of business and get back to the playoffs. I think we’ve improved enough to realize that goal.”

— Michael Bradley



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