What an exciting time of year. Whether you are a football player, fan or a coach, the feeling that you are receiving will last a lifetime.
As memories of days gone by in this football hotbed that is south Florida – these are the time that you recall so vividly. Times when going to football games and watching the best of the best. It is simply a time of year that nobody wants to trade.
Postseason football – where the names become more familiar in every round that passes – and the games become more competitive and important.
From Deerfield Beach to South Miami Heights, Goulds and Perrine, championship football fever is indeed in the air. You can feel it in every snap, tackle and kick. It’s a feeling that everyone loves and experiences every year.
In the middle of that explosion of talent and excitement are talented athletes who are on display. Football players that we get On The Radar for all to see.
This week, we have six more prospects to break down. Check them out.
2017 – Rashad Colson, DT, 6-5, 295, Miami Norland: When he began his career at Hialeah Miami-Lakes, everyone watched and projected what this impressive football talent would be like. Well, he just finished his high school career with the Vikings and his maturity has really given him a chance to make a major mark at the next level. Colson is a quality football player who really gets into the action and made himself valuable o both sides of the ball.
2018 – Cortland Faison, DE/OLB, 6-2, 180, Miami Northwestern: In a sea of tremendous football talent, here is an underclassman who heads into his final season with a lot of optimism. Faison is a versatile prospect who has the chance to really help this program in areas that they will need in 2017. Keep your eye on his progress during the offseason and into the spring, and watch the interest start to pick up. He is really someone to keep an eye on.
2019 – Juwan James, DT/FB, 6-0, 240, Miami Carol City: Like Colson, this quality talent headed out from Hialeah Miami-Lakes after his freshman season to join the Chiefs where his hard work and natural ability has the chance to make him very special for the future. This is an athletic and physical football player who just lacks experience – which he will pick up over the next two years. If he stays healthy, here is one of those talented prospects who can make a major impact.
2018 – Kyle Kaplan, QB, 6-2, 205, Coral Springs: As he leaves his junior season and heads toward his last year at the high school level, this season was extremely important for this quality football talent. As colleges are starting to watch more and more, the challenge has been set down for him to continue to raise the level of his game – by outworking some solid South Florida quarterbacks. Kaplan has the size, picked up valuable experience this year and will have some quality players around him for 2017. He’s a solid football player.
2018 – Jordan Riggins, S/RB, 6-0, 200, Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons: As many continue to look for the reasons why first-year head coach Matt Dubuc had so much success, it’s prospects like this. Someone who is athletic and hardworking and willing to give whatever it takes to help this program continue to grab the spotlight. Riggins is a versatile athlete who plays on both sides of the ball, giving the Chiefs a huge advantage of having players like this. As coaches watched him during the 2017 season, they were amazed at the way he approaches the game and the passion he has.
2017 – Tayshon Sessions, DE/LB, 6-2, 190, Hollywood McArthur: Here is a prospect that we have watched the past two seasons and were truly impressed at how much he improved and how much of an impact he made this season for the district champion Mustangs. He was yet another football player that was part of a front seven, regarded by many as one of the best in South Florida. His postseason exposure has helped him get additional exposure as colleges are still out there. Sessions is indeed one of the special football talents.