Target Snapshot: Henry Parrish ’20 RB Columbus HS, FL

On Thursday it was announced that 2020 Columbus High School running back Henry Parrish was offered by the Florida Gators.  This gave him the big three trifecta as he was already holding offers from Miami and Florida St.  Parrish has been on the scene for a while but he really came into common consciousness at the beginning of this season when he went crazy in his head to head battle with the six rated RB in the country Don Chaney Jr. from Belen Jesuit.

Parrish won’t wow you with measurables or dynamic runs.  That’s what you need at RB to be a heavyweight in recruiting cycles.  What Parrish does do on film is all the things you like to see out of a dependable running back.  While the fanbases love to see the explosive 80 yard runs,  the truth of the matter is that a guy that can move the sticks,  put you in manageable down and distance situations consistently plus catch the ball out of the backfield are as important.  This is exactly what Parrish brings to the table.  Playing in one of the toughest areas in the country in terms of high school football talent,  Parrish has managed to put together a pretty impressive highlight reel.

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Commit Quick: FSU Seminoles 2020 DB Isaiah Dunson

2020 cornerback prospect Isaiah Dunson from Tucker HS in Georgia committed to the Seminoles on August 23.  He is currently the 315th ranked prospect nationally,  26th ranked cornerback and 30th ranked player in the state of Georgia according to 247sports.  Tucker is a well known program in the state of Georgia that has a history of producing quality prospects.

Dunson has length at 6-2 and that shows up on film.  The first few clips on his junior highlight film feature him at wide receiver.  I have spoken on this in the past as it seems playing on the offensive side of the ball,  particularly at wide receiver,  can garner you a great deal of attention as a defensive back when it comes to getting ranked in high school.  One of the major reasons for that is because you will show up more on film at wide receiver.  It becomes easier to display your athletic skill when you have the ball in your hands.

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Commit Quick: Gators 2021 DB Clinton Burton Jr.

The Florida Gators recently picked up a commitment from St. Frances HS (Maryland) 2021 defensive back Clinton Burton Jr.  St. Frances gained attention down in the Sunshine State a couple of weeks ago when they handed perennial city of Miami power Central a 49-13 whipping in a nationally televised game.  St. Frances is the #1 ranked team in the country according to MaxPreps.

When you are a nationally ranked program like St. Frances,  it only stands to reason that many of the athletes on your team will get major attention and Burton has reaped the benefits of that.  Now firmly in his junior season,  Burton has collected 15 offers from some of the nations top programs like Alabama, Clemson, Michigan, Ohio St., Texas A&M and his choice,  Florida.  Here’s how I see this prospect.

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Map of US Shows What States NFL Players Hail From

By: Chad Wilson – Editor – GridironStuds Blog
Twitter: @GridironStuds

The NFL recent released the hometowns of all of the players on active opening day rosters and the results are in.  We are sure that the map will spark many debates as state residents bicker over which state has the best football, produces the most NFL talent and has the best athletes.

In terms of pure numbers,  the state of Florida takes the crown for 2016 as 239 NFL players come from the Sunshine State.  Coming in second was California with 220 and Texas is third at 214.  Florida, California and Texas benefit from size and excellent year round weather to help bolster their numbers.  In terms of smaller states that pack a punch, states like Louisiana (62), North Carolina (60), South Carolina (57) and Ohio (94) have some impressive numbers as well.

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4 Star 2017 Cornerback Marco Wilson Commits to Florida on GridironStuds Show

By: Chad Wilson – Editor – GridironStuds Blog
Twitter: @GridironStuds

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.

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’17 OL Mambuca Has A Big Body and A Brain to Match

By: Chad Wilson – Editor – GridironStuds Blog
Twitter: @GridironStuds

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.

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