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Every year, when we take a look at some of the conferences across the country who are making an impact with the football talent from the Sunshine State, here is one of those conferences that always has a number of elite athletes making a difference.

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In addition to being a superb football-playing conference, which boasts 64 athletes from Florida, remember that this is also one of the best academic conferences in the nation as well.

Check out the student/athletes in the Patriot League:

Joe Lauro, S, So., Bradenton Manatee
Jake Lawton, LB, Jr., Orlando Bishop Moore
Andrew Owers, TE, So., West Palm Beach Cardinal Newman
Joe Schiano, DE, So., Tampa Berkeley Prep

Sage Attwood, QB, So., Cape Coral Ida Baker
Louie Berkowitz, OL, Fr., Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas
Marques Bruce, DB, Fr., Orlando Edgewater
Tyler Castillo, DB, So., Orlando East River
Josh Cerra, PK, So., Coral Springs Taravella
Kyle Diener, LB, Sr., Fort Lauderdale Pine Crest
Christian Hardegree, DB, Sr., Tampa Berkeley Prep
James Holland, RB, Jr., West Palm Beach King’s Academy
Nick Martinsen, TE, So., Palm Beach Gardens Dwyer
Zach Provin, OL, Sr., Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas
Winslow Robinson, DB, Fr., Tallahassee Chiles
Carmine Scarfone, QB, Fr., Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons
Grant Siegel, OL, Miami Gulliver Prep

Kevin Anderson, QB, Sr., Boca Raton
Alejandro Cardenas, PK, Jr., Miami LaSalle
Luke Medlock, QB, Jr., Neptune Beach Fletcher
Kendall Pearcey, RB, Sr. Lutz Steinbrenner
Jorge Solano, WR, Sr., Coral Springs Charter

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Christian Bermudez, RB, So., Jacksonville Bolles
Ryan White-Boyd, DB, Fr., South Plantation
J’Von Butler, LB, So., Melbourne Holy Trinity
Matthew Deal, LB, So., Tallahassee Maclay
Jethro Francois, DB, So., Lakeland Victory Christian
Jalen Goldwire, DB, Fr., Davie Western
Tommy Jesson, WR, Sr., Orlando East River
Myles Braxton-Johnson, WR, Sr., Bradenton Southeast
Jarrod Kelly, DB, Fr., Auburndale
Ramon Lyons, DB, So., Winter Garden West Orange
Michael McFarlane, OL, Jr., Frostproof
J.J. Mellutis, DL, Fr., South Fort Myers
Micah Smith, OL, So., Fort Lauderdale Westminster Academy
Jowan Watson, QB, So., Miami Gulliver Prep
Warren Wynn, LS, Jr., Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons

Daniel Bernard, OL, Jr., Coconut Creek N. Broward Prep
Dewayne Cameron, DL, Sr., Fort Lauderdale Pine Crest
Rory Costello, OL, So., Winter Park Trinity Prep
Richie DeNicola, WR. So., Ocala Trinity Catholic
Jackson Dennis, OL, So. Tampa Plant
Darrius Lacy, WR, Jr., St. Petersburg Northeast
Nick McBeath, LB, Jr., Miami Christopher Columbus
Jordan Montgomery, WR, So., Venice
Chris Riley, DB, Fr., Naples
Daquan Walker, RB, Jr., Clearwater Central Catholic

Chris Granjean, WR, So., Windermere
Stuart Hackleman, DL/LS, Fr., Fort Lauderdale Pine Crest
Draeland James, DB, Sr., Jacksonville Providence
Dmitry Smith, DB, Fr., Bradenton Southeast

Gatlin Casey, WR, Jr., Navarre
Colton Caslow, LB, Sr., Altamonte Springs Lake Brantley
Max Frankel, FB, So., Tampa Carrollwood
Evan Harvey, LB, Sr., Delray American Heritage
Sasha Kelsey, WR, Jr., Miami Christopher Columbus
Derek Knott, WR, Sr., Orlando Colonial
Davis Maxie, DL, Fr., Boca Raton Saint Andrews
Brady Mayes, QB, So., Tampa Berkeley Prep
Tyler Monaco, QB, Davie Western
Colin Nace, DL, Fr., Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas
Aidan O’Carroll, OL, So., Tampa Berkeley Prep
Drew Paulsen, TE, Jr., Tampa Jesuit
Marquis Wilson, DB, Fr., Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons

NEXT: The always-competitive Southern Conference – where Floridians are still making a difference.

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