Top 15 Ignite performers

As we start to end the 2012 Ignite Elite Showcase coverage, I took the time to ranked my personal top performers. Disclaimer: I did not see all 250 kids. Splitting time between 2 fields and running a growing showcase, I missed plenty of plays and several athletes. With that said, I did see some and many had outstanding skill and talent. Here are my Top 2012 Ignite Elite Showcase performers.


Shaquille Griffin, Lakewood, DB, 2013
Awesome speed with a big frame.  Shutdown the 1 on 1 session with athletic plays and skillful maneuvers.




Shaquem Griffin, Lakewood, DB, 2013
Not to be outdone by twin brother, Shaquem was a nightmare waiting to happen for the receivers. Consequently, same description applies here as above.




Pete Dinovo, East Lake, QB, 2013
The most accurate passer at the showcase.  Very consistent and made every throw with confidence.




Alvin Bailey, Armwood, ATH, 2013
Bailey proved why he was one of our top 49 players.  Ran the best routes I have seen him run in shorts and shirt.  Consistently separated from DBs and made tough catches.




Marquez Valdes, Lakewood, WR, 2013
Big receiver with a high ceiling to improve. Crisp route runner and great concentration.  Displayed the ability to get in and out of breaks.




Zach Benjamin, Tampa Catholic, WR, 2013
Had one of the best showcases and raised his stocked tremendously.  Surprise me with his physicality. 




Jordan Sherit, Hillsborough, DE, 2013
Rarely was Sherit stopped during 1 on 1s.  I only saw a few reps, but it didn’t take that many either.




Richard Benjamin, Tampa Bay Tech, ATH, 2013
Smooth.  Richard Benjamin looked very smooth last weekend.  Best I have seen in such an environment.




Artavious Scott, East Lake, WR, 2014
Scott won the WR MVP for the second year in the row as a freshman and sophomore.  He showed superb athleticism, speed and soft hands.




Vernon Hargreaves, Wharton, ATH, 2013
Hargreaves is a true athlete.  Only reason he is at the 10 spot is because we pretty much know what he is capable of. Worked primarily at WR last weekend, but still impressed with his talent and skill.




Aaron Banks, Plant, QB, 2013
Banks was sharp in 1 on 1s.  His timing was very good and footwork was clean.  Ball placement was great and he shows plenty of arm strength.




Ronnie Scott, Chamberlain, 2013, DB
So talented.  Made a big impression displaying playmaking ability and loose hips.




Isaac Tanner, Freedom, ILB, 2013
He really is a strong safety.  Covers well and good feet in the open field.




Andrew Matyk, Osceola, QB, 2013
Another good display for the Seminole QB.  Matyk threw great balls all night and did not show wasted steps in his footwork.




Austin Podurgiel, Countryside, OL, 2013
Came in as a “no name” and exited making a good impression on the coaches.  He displayed good technique and solid footwork.