The next wave of cornebacks in South Florida has the making to be one of the best of all-time. College football coaches has already jumped on board with these premier 14 and 15-year-old phenoms.
Doral Academy freshman corneback Timothy Burns, Jr., a two-year varsity starter, based on production — is the focal point of his recruiting class when you factor varsity film, stats, and the reputation around the city as a lockdown corneback.
Tonight will be the 82nd draft the NFL’s history. It has blossomed over the years into one of the biggest events in sports. It’s a time when prospects get rich while the fortunes of entire franchises ride on their ability to find the best of the best from the college football fields. There’s no doubt that the most talked about, needed and precious position involved in the draft every year is that of the quarterback. In so choosing one, it seems many a NFL team becomes blind to what it takes to be successful in almost any relationship.
Some of the top 7on7 teams in the country descended upon El Camino College in Los Angeles, California this past weekend to take part in the Adidas 7on7 national championships. It was a festival of athletic greatness, competition and pageantry as Adidas continues to insert themselves into the consciousness of the high school football market nationwide. Amongst it all was an outstanding effort by South Florida Express that netted them the national championship.
Over the next few months the NFL draft will take center stage as players head to Indianapolis for the combine and continue preparations for the actual draft at the end of April. For many college football seniors and even some early draft entires, the NFL won’t be an immediate possibility but some can find a home in the Canadian Football League aka CFL. Here are five major differences between the NFL and CFL.
When I was a kid growing up, we had something known as Cracker Jacks. Cracker Jacks was a box full of candied popcorn that was very tasty. The candied treat was only part of the allure of Cracker Jacks. What really drew people to the treat was what was inside. Inside the Cracker Jack box was a prize. It could be a tattoo, a magnifying glass or any other assortment of bite size toys to occupy an adolescent mind for hours (it was a simpler time then). That toy was everything and so that Cracker Jack box was important.
As some of you may know, GridironStuds.com is not the only thing I do. I also run All Eyes DB Camp and train defensive backs. I am often approached by parents of youngsters in the age range of 8-12 years old asking if I would train their child to be a defensive back. My immediate response is no. Of course I don’t ever just leave it at that. With that no comes the explanation that I only train individuals age 13 plus and I recommend that their child play a different sport in the offseason.