Plant vs. Armwood Prospect Progress Report

It’s Plant-Armwood week–really nothing else needs to accompany that statement. However, we would like to dive a little deeper and check in on the progress of some of the prospects we’ve seen during the offseason.

QB – Kyle Trina (Jr) (5-9/176)
Trina has put up some pretty good numbers through the first four games after senior starter Rex Culpepper went down just before the season. Trina’s completed 23 of his 33 passes for 238 yards, five touchdowns and an interception. His best game thus far was against Hillsborough completing 11-of-13 for 122 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. Trina’s also rushed for 84 yards on 11 carries and a touchdown this season.

OL – Julius Jackson (Sr) (6-3/290)
It’s hard to quantify what an offensive lineman really means in this stats-dominated era, but when you can set-it-and-forget-it at the spot like the case with Jackson–there’s no shortage of security for your QB. Jackson’s continuing to progress this season showcasing the skills we saw when the pads were off. Whoever gets the services of this young man at the next level will be happier than they can possibly imagine.

OL – Felipe Fernandez (Sr) (6-4/314)
Fernandez is moving up on many recruiting boards and for good reason. Check that frame–then check the film from the camps this summer–then check his film through the first four games. You will then see why this young man is going to be an absolute beast for someone at the next level.

QB – Darrian McNeal (Jr) (5-10/175)
McNeal aka “Pickles” puts opposing defenses in a pickle when they see him with the ball in his hands. The junior signal-caller can get things done with his arm and his feet. McNeal thus far this season has completed 20 of his 36 passes for 413 yards with four touchdowns and two interceptions. He’s also rushed 29 times for 230 yards and added five touchdowns for the Hawks this season.

WR – Trevor Laurent (Sr) (5-9/165)
Laurent’s back following a season down in Punta Gorda at Charlotte High School. Before he left for down south, Laurent was one of the brightest prospects at the position and we feel he still doesn’t nearly get the love he deserves. So far this season Trevor’s caught nine passes for 193 yards and three touchdowns and has also added two tackles and two pass deflections.

LB – Kyheem Campbell (Sr) (5-11/190)
Let’s get this clear–Campbell isn’t THE SAME as another Armwood baller that’s now doing big things at Oklahoma–but when you think of this linebacker, think Eric Striker as a point of reference. Campbell’s made his presence known and in a major way for the Hawks totaling 25 tackles with three of those for losses, while adding four sacks, a QB hurry, two caused fumbles and a blocked punt through the first three games.