LAKELAND – Here are eight guys at the corner and the safety position that impressed us on the afternoon this past Sunday at Southeastern University. Three of the four counties from the BCP coverage area are represented in this special shoutout to the fellas that were out there ball-hawkin’ this weekend.
Alfonso Battle, Zephyrhills Christian (5-9/163) -2016
Battle is really starting to develop into a nice player on the island and has added some weight and strength to his game. Look for him to be a major factor in the equation for the Warriors’ success this fall season.
Devan Barrett, Tampa Catholic (6-1/190) -2017
Hard to forget about our #1-ranked player overall in the Class of 2017. Barrett made some nice plays, but most often times QB’s were trying to avoid this young man rather than go at him. We think that’s the ultimate sign of respect at this point.
Donte Glover, Blake (5-11/170) -2016
Glover’s battles with ZCA’s Issac Johnson were classic during 1-v-1’s. The two were feeding off each other’s intensity, with Glover getting some great work in versus the taller receiver. Glover’s personality fits the position as well with a confidence or swagger that’s infectious. Glover is also freakishly athletic which certainly helps his case on the island as well.
Brandon Frazier, East Bay (5-11.5/170) -2016
Speaking of confidence, Frazier was displaying some of the confidence that was needed for him to display the talent we knew he had. He’s got great size and good instincts, now it’s just time to step up and keep the momentum from this summer rolling along.
Lakendrick Staley, Seminole (5-9/148) -2016
Staley showed good hips and although his size is what it is, he’s got plenty of dawg in that frame that’s not afraid to take on the big jobs against WR’s.
Douglas Farmer, Land O’Lakes (6-2/202) -2016
Farmer’s frame is really nice, but what’s special about him is his ability to read and react to situations and get himself into the spot to make a pass breakup or the tackle.
Rashaad Stewart, Clearwater Central Catholic (6-0/160) -2017
The Marauders have a nice one on their hands as Stewart was impressive on Sunday. He’s got another year so let’s keep a close eye on this young man and watch him flourish this fall for CCC.
Duran Bell, Hillsborough (5-11/168) -2017
The Terriers are certainly happy to have this young man on their side and not someone else’s. Like many of the guys, once the light came on his game would takeoff to the next level. Needless to say we think someone’s found the switch and the light is shining.