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Mention names of senior football prospects in South Florida, and fans will rattle them off like a shopping list. Do the same for the juniors, and the response will surprise you.

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Because athletes are coming straight off the youth fields of this talented region ready to go and make an impact as ninth graders, by the time you are a junior, you are indeed a veteran.

As the Class of 2018 finally had the chance to put its foot on the ground last year, mega stars began to surface – and as we hit the 2016 season – these are now those household names that are helping to define football programs.

Since 1970, we have had the pleasure of watching and evaluating more football talent that anyone in the country. For 46 years, some of this sport’s finest began their careers on this athletic football fields – from Florida City to Collier City and everywhere in between.

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Having the chance to see thousands of football players firsthand from five feet away has truly made what we do the closest that you will come in being able to compare and evaluate prospects. Because we learned without the asset of having game film and information at our fingertips, old school has taught us to be the ears, eyes and every other sense that goes into the total recruitment of an athlete.

In addition to the lists that we put out each year, several times, we have been fortunate to promote and get out every player in South Florida – and beyond – no matter the star rating to college interest. So, singling out a few prospects in this top 75 junior listing, is nothing more than additional promotion for colleges to have the chance to see.

This listing will be repeated a number of times before this class signs on the dotted line in February of 2018

Here is our first look at the top 75 juniors:

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1. James Cook, RB, 5-10, 180, Miami Central
2. Patrick Surtain, Jr. CB, 6-2, 190, Plantation American Heritage
3. Andrew Chatfield, DE, 6-3, 225, Plantation American Heritage
4. Donovan Georges, OLB, 6-1, 225, Hialeah Champagnat Catholic
5. Elijah Moore, WR, 5-11, 170, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas
6. Robert Hicks, OLB/DE, 6-1, 225, Miami Booker T. Washington
7. Mark Pope, WR, 6-1, 170, Miami Southridge
8. Asante Samuel, CB, 5-10, 170, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas
9. Gilbert Frierson, DB, 6-1, 185, Coral Gables
10. Xavier Williams, WR, 6-1, 180, Hollywood Chaminade-Madonna
11. Nik Bonitto, DE, 6-5, 210, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas
12. Kevin Austin, WR, 6-3, 190, Coconut Creek North Broward Prep
13. Trenell Troutman, DB, 5-11, 175, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas
14. Dominick Watt, WR, 6-2, 190, Hollywood McArthur
15. Shaun Shivers, RB, 5-7, 160, Hollywood Chaminade-Madonna
16. Tyson Campbell, CB, 6-2, 175, American Heritage Plantation
17. Jaquan Beaver, LB, 6-0, 190, Miami Booker T. Washington
18. Delone Scaife, OL, 6-3, 275, Miami Killian
19. Nadab Joseph, DB, 6-2, 175, Miami Edison
20. Billy Joseph, LB, 6-1, 215, Miami Northwestern
21. Josh Jobe, DB, 6-2, 180, Miami Christopher Columbus
22. Miguel Edwards, DB, 5-11, 180, Coconut Creek
23. Kenny Bastida, LB, 6-2, 220, Deerfield Beach
24. Hunter Goetz, S, 6-2, 190, Charles W. Flanagan
25. Daquris Wiggins, WR, 6-2, 185, Miami Southridge
26. Davoan Hawkins, DE, 6-4, 230, Hollywood Chaminade-Madonna
27. Jason Swann, OL, 6-2, 280, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas
28. Ivan Thomas, WR, 6-3, 180, Miami Palmetto
29. Al Blades, CB, 6-1, 180, St. Thomas Aquinas
30. Antquan Kinsey, LB, 6-1, 185, Miami Booker T. Washington
31. Dawson Hill, RB, 6-0, 190, South Plantation
32. Cameron Davis, Athlete, 5-9, 190, Miami Carol City
33. D’Andre Ragin, OLB/DE, 6-2, 200, Miami Monsignor Pace
34. Johnny Ford, RB, 5-8, 165, Coral Gables
35. Arthur Brathwaite, LB, 6-1, 195, Pembroke Pines Flanagan
36. Sebastian Sainterling, OL, 6-3, 350, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas
37. Demeatrius Ivey Jr., CB, 6-2, 175, Homestead South Dade
38. Issac Lipscomb, WR, 6-2, 170, Homestead Keys Gate Charter
39. Randy Russell, DB, 5-11, 175, Miami Carol City
40. Marquis Williams, CB, 5-10, 170, Coconut Creek
41. Jordan Donaldson, RB, 5-10, 185, Miami Southridge
42. Malik Edwards, DE/DT, 6-0, 217, Miami Central
43. Herman Jackson, DB, 5-10, 160, Miami Southridge
44. Marlon Pelote, LB, 5-11, 185, Chaminade-Madonna
45. Nesta “Jade” Silvera, DL, 6-2, 275, Plantation American Heritage
46. Gregory Rousseau, ATH, 6-5, 205, Champagnat Catholic
47. James Head, DL, 6-5, 210, Miami Southridge
48. Kahric Bell, OL/DL, 6-6, 310, North Miami Beach
49. Miles Jones, Athlete, 5-9, 160, Plantation American Heritage
50. Rocky Shelton, LB, 5-11, 200, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas
51. Jordan Johnson, RB, 5-10, 185, Plantation American Heritage
52. Randy Charlton, DL, 6-4, 215, Miami Southridge
53. Darius Brown, ATH, 5-8, 160, Homestead South Dade
54. Jakyus Johnson, RB, 5-11, 202, Miramar Everglades
55. Bryand Rincher, DB, 5-9, 160, Sunrise Piper
56. Tyrik Robinson, LB, 5-11, 215, Champagnat Catholic
57. Terrell Perriman, WR, 5-9, 168, Miami Central
58. Eric “Dank” Smith, DB, 5-9, 160, Miami Norland
59. Jordan Dillard, WR, 6-4, 180, Miami Southridge
60. Irshaad Davis, DB, 5-9, 160, Miami Carol City
61. Daniel Barker, TE, 6-4, 230, Lauderdale Lakes Boyd Anderson
62. Zack Zambrano, OL, 6-3, 290, Plantation American Heritage
63. Dovran Ellington, S, 6-2, 175, Miami Dr. Krop
64. Traquan Butler, CB, 5-10, 175, Miami Killian
65. Trey Flowers, RB, 5-9, 205, Miami Palmetto
66. Divaad Wilson, CB/QB, 5-10, 159, Miami Monsignor Pace
67. Gabriel Aparicio , FS/CB, 6-1, 175, Miami Belen Jesuit
68. Chatarius Atwell, QB, 5-11, 170, Miami Northwestern
69. Lentivon Lesane, ATH, 6-1, 210, Hialeah Gardens Mater Academy
70. Gregory Franklin, LB, 6-2, 200, Miami Killian
71. Logan Giordano, DB/WR, 5-11, 165, SW Ranches Archbishop
72. Shaun Peterson, Jr., OLB, 6-2, 185, Davie Nova
73. Harrison Story, QB, 6-2, 185, Davie Western
74. Eric Scott, DE/OT, 6-2, 255, SW Ranches Archbishop McCarthy
75. Jack Fris, OL, 6-5, 300, Parkland Douglas

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