BCP, March 12, 2019- Out of the vast amount of local talent on our BCP radar, here are just a little handful of ballers to jot on your notepad or log in your brain, that will find that next extra gear to progress their programs forward this upcoming 2019 season. CLICK HERE for more prospects.
Kobe Mays, 2020 Palmetto High WR- The workhorse mentality is strong with this one. This 6’2” 180-pound junior wide-out representing the 941, could catch a stick of butter if need be. Kobe high-points contested balls with his effortless vertical and is an animal after the catch; always hungry for extra yardage. He’s got a variety of routes in his arsenal that’ll make you dance off the scrimmage line, complementing his incredible ball skills and elusiveness in traffic. Mays foreshadowed big-time upside in his 2018 efforts, heavily contributing to the Tigers’ 9-4 season as he posted 493 yards on 28 receptions with 4 touchdowns to show for. Exciting production that benefits with age, lacing em’ up one last time as a senior leader for the red, black and white.
Weston Wolff, Venice 2021 TE/WR- Roll Tribe! Speaking of unfair talent, this lengthy, alpha receiver also possesses outstanding catch radius; courtesy of his 6’5” 195-pound frame, sticky mitts and elite football IQ. The student athlete is just as witty in the classroom too, posting an ACT score of 31 out of 36 (average score is 21 for scale)! Weston’s on and off-field efforts scream high ceiling for any program at the next level, but, as far as his 2018 achievements go, the Sarasota native set a tough bar for competitors to follow up. In 14 games played according to MaxPreps, the sophomore tacked on 805 yards on 70 receptions, averaging 11.5 (most receptions in his FL 2021 Class) and tallied 3TDs, assisting the Indians’ Class 7A regional champion status and impressive 12-2 overall record.
Isaiah Brown, 2020 Hernando WR/TE- Miss-match alert. This versatile 6’2” 227-pound athlete will cut you up on the gridiron and the court. Isaiah also has the ability to pave a new field line with your body if you find yourself alone in his vicinity with open real estate- sorry not sorry. Brown is a tenacious rising senior, itching to prove his scoring worth, that his human highlight reel so kindly displayed last year. In 10 games played as the MaxPreps data portrays, Isaiah accumulated 377 receiving yards on 27 caches, averaging 14 yards per catch and totaled 4 receiving TDs as a huge factor in the Leopards’ underlining 7-4 season accomplishments. From acrobatic catches to assuming his team player role this past season, he puts his body on the line for any program his name is apart of and it speaks volumes to his character as a player and young man. He stated he’s also willing to contribute on both sides if needed, when I chatted with him prior to this article. The nephew of the late and great Philadelphia Eagles’ defensive tackle, Jerome Brown, has football running strong in his veins and you better believe he’s going to flat out ball in any way possible for all of Hernando County and doubting opponents to witness.
Deon Silas, 2021 Steinbrenner RB/ATH- Slow feet don’t eat! Steinbrenner’s season success has been wavy in recent years but make no mistake, they breed some star-studded talent out of Hillsborough County and this 5’7” 170-pound stocky back is a sure product of that. Deon ran circles around defenses in his varsity debut as a FRESHMAN with his impeccable balance bursting through gaps and detrimental speed, defying short-stride odds. Silas amassed 527 rushing yards on 89 carries, averaging 5.9 YPC with 2 games in which he ran for 100+ yards (Riverview 140 yards on 19 touches with 2TDs, field day on Newsome 121 yards on 8 touches, 1 rush TD, 2 rec. TD) totaled 1,120 all-purpose yards and found the end zone three times on the ground and four times catching out of the offensive backfield! In his second season this year, the athlete put up 500 rushing yards on 121 carries, averaging just over 4 YPC, completed a 29-yard pass in the wildcat position, had a couple tackles in the mix, entered quadruple digits again with 1,198 all-purpose yards and tallied 8 rushing TDs and 2 kickoff-return TDs!
Vaughan Sixbury, BCP Contributor