Tracking Florida Kids – Ivy League

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By now, everyone knows how talented the state of Florida is when it comes to producing football prospects. But what many do not know is where many of these stellar athletes head after high school.

Over the past four-plus decades, we have tracked our Florida kids as they headed to nearly every state in the country – showcasing the many skills that they learned right here in the Sunshine State.

As we take you across the country once again this season, looking at conferences that may not get exposure when it comes to promoting their many players, we will spotlight the athletes who began their careers right here.

A conference that usually never gets the publicity is the Ivy League – where student/athletes put in the work in the classroom and the football field. Florida always represents in this conference, and this year is certainly no exception.

Check out the 55 athletes from Florida, playing in this prestigious conference:

BROWN BRUINS (5)
Stephen Fox, DL, Fr., Eagle Lake Lake Region
Kyle Johnson, WR, Jr., Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas
Benjamin Noury, DB, Fr., Spring Hill Springstead
Joseph Rettig, DL, So., Clearwater Central Catholic
Zachary Tronti, RB, Jr., Pone Vedra Nease

COLUMBIA LIONS (5)
Matt Dame, QB, Fr., Riviera Beach Suncoast
Tre Gabriel, WR, So., West Palm Beach Oxbridge Academy
Levi McQuinn, LB, Fr., Fort Myers
Oren Milstein, PK, Fr., Plantation American Heritage
Michael Murphy, DB, Fr., Tampa Plant

CORNELL BIG RED (4)
David D’Amelio, OL, So., Naples Barron Collier
Nickolas Null, PK/P, Fr., Bradenton Manatee
Frank O’Dowd, LS, Fr., Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas
Steven Rodriguez, RB, So., Hialeah Gardens Mater Academy

DARTMOUTH BIG GREEN (8)
Nigel Alexander, LB, Fr., Orlando Dr. Phillips
Jarius Brown, DB, Jr., Davie University School
Jon Marc Carrier, WR, Sr., Lutz Steinbrenner
Darius George, DB, Sr., Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons
Blake Orvis, TE, Sr., Orlando Boone
Nick Peart, DB, So., Plantation American Heritage
T.J. Simpson, DE, Fr., Tampa Berkshire Prep
Emmanuel Soto, WR, So., Davie University School

HARVARD CRIMSON (9)
Nico Amaro, DB, Jr., Pembroke Pines Charter
Patrick Bane, FB, So., Lynn Haven Mosley
Donovan Celerin, DB, Fr., Tampa King
Sean Hayes, LB, Sr., Merritt Island
Nima Khavanin, OL, So., Davie University School
John Kohlhoff, TE, Fr., Fort Myers
Frank Myslicki, PK, So., Fort Myers
Josue Ortiz, DE, Jr., Avon Park
Grant Sickle, DL, Fr., Riviera Beach Suncoast

PENN QUAKERS (7)
Greg Begnoche, OL, Fr., Delray American Heritage
Nathan Kirchmier, OL, Jr., Plantation American Heritage
Philip Parchment, OL, So., Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas
Tristan Peyton, LB, So., Fort Lauderdale Calvary Christian
Tyrone Quarterman, DL, Sr., Neptune Beach Fletcher
Nick Rittenhouse, TE, Jr., Cocoa Space Coast
Gerhard Williams, IV, OL, Jr., Fleming Island.

PRINCETON TIGERS (11)
Bradley Bourque, OL, So., Neptune Beach Fletcher
J.T. Broyles, OL, Fr., Fleming Island
Khalil Bryant, DL, Jr., Fleming Island
Richard Bush, OL, Jr., Tampa Plant
Todd Floyd, DB, Fr., Jacksonville Bolles
Rohan Hylton, LB, Sr., Ocoee
Steven Mejia, PK, So., Doral Ronald Reagan
Carter Mulroe, LB, Fr., Tampa Sickles
Scott Northcutt, LB, Sr., Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas
Ben Novello, DB, So., Tampa Berkeley Prep
Tavish Rice, PK, Fr., Miami Belen Jesuit

YALE BULLDOGS (6)
Charles Callender, DE, Fr., Miami Gulliver Prep
Quinn Dawson, TE, Fr., DeLand
Myles Gaines, WR, Sr., Tallahassee Lincoln
Blake Horn, PK, Jr., Davie Western
Joshua Keeler, DL, Fr., Orlando Bishop Moore
Sean Kissel, DE, Fr., Tampa Plant

Next: The Southern Conference is always a place to find Floridians. We will check them all out.

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