Thursday, October 18, 2018
Prep Sports Report

HomeTeam 25: Top football players in the class of 2019

Jaquaze Sorrells was pegged for stardom before he entered high school. In eighth grade, Sorrells already was a standout at football camps in his age group. Largo coaches were giddy at the thought of gaining such a prized potential prospect. Sorrells has delivered, wreaking havoc up front despite being consistently double-teamed. He is the lone area player selected and committed to playing in the next Under Armour All-American Game. The trenches are the primary spot for area recruits in the class of 2019. Plant's Will Putnam is considered the top prospect among offensive linemen, a position that boasts two of the top three area recruits for 2018: Berkeley Prep's Nicholas Petit-Frere and Cambridge Christian's Richard Gouraige. Here is our top 25 list with a sampling of offers.

1. DL Jaquaze Sorrells, Largo (6-3, 270): Alabama, Clemson, Florida, FSU, Miami.

2. OT Will Putnam, Plant (6-4, 280): Auburn, Georgia, Florida, Ohio State, Miami

3. CB John Dixon, Chamberlain (5-10, 170): Alabama, Auburn, Florida, FSU, Ohio State

4. RB Treshaun Ward, Tampa Bay Tech (5-10, 175): Kentucky, Missouri, North Carolina, USF

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5. WR Ahmarean Brown, Tampa Catholic (5-10, 165): Alabama, Michigan State, USF, Virginia Tech

6. TE Larry Hodges, Jesuit (6-2, 234): Committed to Miami

7. OL Ethan White, Superior Collegiate (6-5, 315): Florida, Iowa State, Louisville, Nebraska

8. LB Ricardo Watson, Armwood (5-10, 243): Florida Atlantic, Oregon, USF

9. OL Raymond Collins, Largo (6-4, 280): Cincinnati, Florida, Michigan, Toledo

10. ATH Jerjuan Newton, Clearwater Central Catholic ((6-0, 170): Boston College, Florida, Toledo, USF

11. QB Charlie Dean, Tampa Catholic (6-1, 197): Northern Iowa, Toledo, UCF, Western Kentucky

12. LB James Gordon, Plant City (6-0, 200): East Carolina, USF, Southern Mississippi

13. RB Jeromy Reid, Gaither (5-11, 190): Southern Mississippi, USF, Western Kentucky

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14. ATH Terence Doston, Hillsborough (5-10, 160): FAU, FIU, Troy, Tulane, Vanderbilt

15. LB Caleb Tate, Tampa Catholic (6-1, 198): Iowa State, Southern Mississippi, Toledo, Tulane

16. LB Brandon Gary, Clearwater (6-1, 240): Syracuse, USF, Virginia Tech

17. DB La'Darius Henry, Gibbs (6-3, 180): Committed to USF

18. DL Kennedy Roberts, Clearwater Central Catholic (6-3, 240): Akron, Bowling Green, Toledo

19. WR Chris Scruggs Jr., Superior Collegiate (6-2, 175): Florida, Louisville, Toledo, USF

20. DB Dane Belton, Jesuit (6-2, 183): Toledo, USF

21. WR Terrel Ferrell, Bloomingdale (6-1, 180): Southern Mississippi, USF

22. WR Dontavius Smith, Jefferson (5-7, 155): Florida A&M, Kentucky

23. WR Ja'quan Sheppard, Zephyrhills (6-1, 175): Samford, South Alabama, Southern Mississippi

24. RB Niko Duffey, Jefferson (5-10, 155): Bethune Cookman, Florida Atlantic, Syracuse

25. QB Tyler Riddell, Chamberlain (6-0, 171): Southern Mississippi