In a much anticipated decision, 4-star cornerback Marco Wilson from American Heritage High School in Plantation, Florida committed to the Florida Gators on his father’s radio show (Gridiron Studs Show) on Monday.
Wilson’s final five schools were Georgia, Miami, Ohio St., USC and Florida. Wilson is currently in the top rankings at all the major recruiting companies despite missing his entire junior season recovering from a torn ACL. Wilson’s brother Quincy Wilson is currently a starting cornerback for the Gators having signed with Florida out of high school in 2014.
You’ve heard all of the stereotypes on football players. Get a guy in a big body and the automatic thinking is that all that time getting big left him little time to be smart. It takes a small mind to think that way but let’s be honest, there have been some who have made that type of thinking worthwhile. That’s not the case with this up and coming prospect out of Gulf Coast HS in Naples, FL.
Often times in the wonderful world of recruiting, the emphasis is on comparing a current player to one who had success in the past. Many times, those comparisons can be forced as “analysts”, reporters and bloggers feel it is absolutely necessary to engage in this practice to validate a recruit’s existence. However, coaches can be found doing this as well. A successful player can become an instrument of security as the blanket is to Lionus on the famed cartoon Peanuts.
You will often hear the term “broke his ankles” when hearing about a play that happened in the open field. There are some athletes on the gridiron that are uniquely talented in the area of juking defenders out of their socks and figuratively breaking their ankles. 2017 American Heritage Plantation, FL WR Laress Nelson is one of those athletes.
Change of direction is Nelson’s thing. Any defensive back looking to stay in front of him has their work cut out for them. Failing to stay in front of him likely means you are giving up a catch to the shifty prospect and then that’s where the fun really starts. Once Nelson has the ball in his hands, he is as hard as anyone to get a hand on. Forget about making the tackle, pulling his flag would be a tough task if that was the game being played.
Offense usually takes the stage during 7-on-7 games and tournaments as the rules are set up to highlight that part of the game of football. However, anyone who has coached 7-on-7 football knows that a strong defense will land you the trophy at any tournament.
This year’s version of the South Florida Express defense features a roster jam packed with very talented, well coached prospects that are eager to make a name for themselves amongst the large group of high skilled defenders on the 7-on-7 circuit. The physical gifts and football IQ will be on display by this version of South Florida Express stars as they are ready to dump ice water on the plans of overheated offenses.
The 7-on-7 season is here and the madness has begun as teams have held their highly publicized tryouts to gather their talent for the 2015 season. The most recognized 7-on-7 team in the country, South Florida Express has geared up for the new season and will feature many highly talented athletes that have garnered the attention of college programs from across the country.
The 7-on-7 game is an offensive game by nature and South Florida Express will have no shortage of weapons on that side of the ball this season. 2016 Hallandale quarterback Tyler Huntley will lead the way for the Express as their primary signal caller. Huntley currently holds eight division I offers including Louisville, Cincinnati and South Florida. Also calling signals for the Express this season will be 2017 Cardinal Gibbons QB Jake Allen (Rutgers offer) and new Booker T. Washington HS transfer Eric Walker.