The way Ridgewood coach Chris Taylor sees it he has three legitimate Division I prospects.
Garnering the most attention thus far has been Byronell Arline. The 6-foot, 230-pound back is getting attention from across the Southeast, Taylor said.
None of the three, which includes linebacker Ben Perry and lineman John Karakaris, has received an official offer they would consider.
Arline said only two schools, Louisville and UCF, have stayed hot on his heels, viewing him as a running back though neither has offered. Other schools are recruiting him as an athlete, which Arline considers somewhat of a turnoff at this point.
Arline has the ability to play both sides of the ball, though Taylor said he would be used sparingly - if at all - as an outside linebacker. The reason is simply to rest him between offensive possessions since Arline could touch the ball up to 40 times in a game.
Arline likely will garner more attention, and probably some firm offers, after he takes the ACT and receives a qualifying score. He was scheduled to take the ACT this summer but went to the wrong location, Taylor said.
Perry is waiting for offers as well, but the knock on him is his size. At 5-foot-10, 233 pounds, Perry needs to put on weight to be considered a more appealing interior linebacker.
Karakaris is a beefy lineman (6-3, 300) on the right side that Taylor attributes a good percentage of Arline's yardage.
"It's no secret we ran the ball to the right side more than the left," Taylor said. "Everyone knows we ran it about 70 percent of the time to the right, right behind Karakaris."
GIRLS BASKETBALL: Hudson's search for a coach is officially an annual event. The Cobras are searching for someone to replace Linda Chenard, who resigned this week citing a family illness and the need to devote more time to her personal life.
Now Hudson will look for its fourth coach in as many years.
"Yes, (the instability is) concerning," Hudson athletic director Linda McQuade said. "We like to keep our coaches here. We wanted her to coach this season."
McQuade hopes to have a coach in place by the start of the season.
The Pasco County basketball supplement paid $3,031 last school year.