With a couple of camps already in the books this off-season, we will start taking a look at some of the guys who have stood out.
2023 LB/RB Keoni Denny (6’1” 215 lbs) – Sumner
We highlighted Denny during his outstanding junior season, and he has continued to impress everyone who sees him. His recruiting has taken off as he already holds offers from USF, WKU, WVU, Coastal Carolina, and FAU. He looks very natural on the defensive side of the ball. He is a versatile defender with excellent speed, instincts, and physicality. His skillset allows him to be an effective running back, but this dude has a future on the defensive side of the ball. He gets after it.
2024 OL Matthew Peavley (6’2” 275 lbs) – Venice
This 2021 State Champ lineman carries a 4.1 GPA and recently hit 405 on his bench press, as a sophomore. At camp, he was like a brick wall when it came down to 1-on-1s. Peavley is powerful and moves well. His films shows him pulling effectively and dominating defenders once he gets his hands on him. The guard plays with a great pad level and displays good footwork, physicality. I love that he finishes blocks with an emphasis. He has a very bright future.
2023 OL Hayden Ridgley (6’4” 315 lbs) – Manatee
Ridgley is another offensive lineman who stood out at camp. He is big and physical. He is also a strong kid who uses his hands well. He digs out defenders and finishes run blocks nicely. Manatee moves him around the line so he shows some versatility. He is probably a guard at the next level.
2024 QB Brendyn Colella (6’1” 175 lbs) – Wiregrass Ranch
Life after Rocco begins for the Bulls this off-season. They don’t have to look far, though. The offense will be in great hands if Colella wins a competitive QB battle this offseason. He has already proven to be a very capable signal-caller who can distribute the ball to his playmakers, and he has a few of those coming back also. He is a sophomore QB to keep an eye on.