Miramar – Fralon Warren Jr. was a backup quarterback for South Dade this year – while linebacker Sharron Chester was Carol City’s leading tackler.READ MORE: Coral Springs Police: 3 Separate Crime Scenes Tied To One Suspect
Last Saturday, these two South Florida football standouts stood next to each other with MVP trophies in hand after the Public came away with a 21-6 win over the Private team in the annual Tru Foundation Public vs. Private at the Ansin Sports Center.
While the win was indeed important for head coach Benedict Hyppolite (Carol City), who moved to 2-0 as an all-star coach, winning a year when he was at Hallandale, it was about spotlight the prospects, and those prospects certainly made it an interesting night for everyone involved.
“Great game and so well run,” Hyppolite said. “It was the perfect way to bring this senior season to an end. You never really know what you are going to get in these games, but I was pleased.”
While Warren didn’t play a lot of quarterback this year, this quality athlete did help the Bucs in a number of ways – but as great coaches will often do – Nathaniel Hudson got his athlete into the game as a quarterback – and he really turned it on.
Warren was hoping to get a look at the quarterback position in the game. He truly showcased his talents as a runner and passer. Warren completed 15-of-26 passes for 149 yards. He also did some damage with his feet as well, rushing for 49 yards on eight carries. For his efforts, he was named the game’s Offensive MVP as the Public stars.
Hyppolite and his staff knew they had perhaps one of the best kept secrets in Chester, who was the Chiefs’ leading tackler this season. He was in on nearly every play and even carried the ball out of the fullback position.
The exposure was indeed huge for both teams. There were a number of prospects on the Public team that turned some heads – in addition to Warren and Chester, the Public school team also featured these five prospects:
Chaii Bland, WR, Central. Played in the Miami-Dade vs. Broward Dolphins game Friday and then was truly one of the most productive players on the field as a slot receiver. Someone will get a big time playmaker.
Camron Davis, RB, Carol City. One of the most prestigious football players in South Florida, who is on his way to the University of Miami. Gifted football talent who loves to play the game, tremendous athlete.
Legend Moore, Athlete, Carol City. Easily one of the best athletes in all of Florida. He may turn out to be one of the best cover corners – when he isn’t play quarterback or receiver.
Kristallion Valentin, LB, Central. This was the Rockets leading tackler this past season. Ask anyone who has competed against him – this will be a steal for a college that lands him.
P.J. Williams, WR, Carol City. Here is one of those talents that has it all. With a visit to FAMU planned, someone is going to get a steal.
PRIVATE TEAM HAS ITS PROSPECTS, TOO
As the Public squad did their thing and showcased their athletes, head coach Anthony Collins and the Private team also had some quality prospects.
Here are five who continued to pop up:
Kirby Burns, LB, North Broward Prep. Rex Nottage had talked about this quality football player for two years – and after a tremendous performance in the all-star event, here is someone who has a chance to be very special.
De’sjuan Kearse, QB, Champagnat Catholic. From Flanagan to a state championship for one of South Florida’s most underrated prospects. This is certainly a talented young man who led the Lions to a 2A state championship.
Marcus Lodge, WR, Plantation American Heritage. From Mater Academy to a 5A state title this year with the Patriots, here is certainly a prospect that many continue to be impressed by.
Kayode Oladele, DE, Champagnat Catholic. With Auburn, Ole Miss and Miami in the mix, this Miami Edison transfer is indeed one of those athletes who has it all – and will continue to learn the game and be a major force.
Noah Pierre, DB, Champagnat Catholic. There were few prospects who made the impact this Indiana University-bound standout made this past season. Will be one of those elite players for the future.
The Private team’s only score came in the first quarter when Gulliver Prep’s CJ Calero scooped up a botched punt snap and rambled 25 yards for a score and 6-0 lead.
PRIVATE PROSPECT WATCH
Kevin Acosta, TE, Champagnat Catholic
Joshua Alexander, WR, American Heritage
Zeke Aexander, DE, Chaminade-Madonna
Eudens Antoine, DB, Monsignor Pace
Rodrique Bichotte, OL/DL. Monsignor Pace
Anthony Brown, DB, American Heritage
Kisean Bullard, WR, Monsignor Pace
Willie Bullock, DB, Champagnat Catholic
C.J. Calero, LB, Gulliver Prep
Terrence Crittenden, Jr., RB, Champagnat Catholic
Quinn Dempsey, QB, Chaminade-Madonna
Elvens Desarmes, DB, Monsignor Pace
Brandon Dominguez, LB, Doral Academy
Marquis Edwards, DB, Archbishop McCarthy
Dishon Gardner, DB
Andrew Hallman, S, Archbishop McCarthy
Ariel Garcia, DE, Doral Academy
Jordan Johnson, RB, American Heritage
Leon McClan, WR, Champagnat Catholic
Dwayne Menders, WR, Mater Academy
Justin Mendoza, DB, Christopher Columbus
Maxesien Michel, DE, Champagnat Catholic
Raphael Moise, OL/DL, Monsignor Pace
Brian O’steen, LB, Archbishop McCarthy
Kyvon Randolph, LB, Monsignor Pace
Drew Robinson, DL, Champagnat CatholicREAD MORE: Brightline Celebrates 3 Years Of Service As It Nears Orlando Extension Completion
Antoine Rolle, DB, Doal Academy
Francisco Salomon, LB, Monsignor Pace
Tyvonn Scott, DB, Champagnat Catholic
Ahmed Velez, OL, Westminster Christian
Joel Wilson, LB, American Heritage
Jahani Wright, WR, Champagnat Catholic
PUBLIC PROSPECT WATCH
Wilbeni Jean-Baptiste, OL, South Dade
Mark Carter, DB, Miami Carol City
Wendy Celestin, WR, Everglades
Quincy Cohen, Jr., DE, Hialeah
Devaughn Crawley, South Dade
Daniel Crenshaw, LB, Miramar
Christian Delcorro, LB, Hialeah Gardens
Prosley Dorcely, LB, Mourning
Terence “TJ” Evans, RB, Norland
Christopher Fuzeme, DB, Dr. Krop
Jonathan Galumette, DB, Barbara Goleman
Bryan Gonzalez, RB, Coral Park
Christian Gonzalez, OL, Hialeah Gardens
Gregory Grate, DB
Donnie Harrison, Jr., DB, South Dade
Jarquez Hill, LB, Dr. Krop
Jonathan Hurtado, WR, Carol City
Abdul Ibrahim, WR, Carol City
Isaac Joseph, DB, Coral Park
Tavares Ladler, LB, Miramar
Treyunn Lane, DB, Carol City
Cedrick Mesidor, WR, Dr. Krop
Hakeem Moise, DE, Miramar
Edward Moreno, PK, South Dade
Montrel Newton, Jr., Carol City
George Olayon, DB, Coral Park
Abner Petit, DE, Miramar
Kingsley Pierre, DE, Miramar
Andre Pinkston II, DE, Northwestern
Malik Poag, DB, Central
Rainier Prendes, Barbara Goleman
Kidron Moore-Shuler, WR, Central
Deion Smith, DB, Hallandale
Marc Starkey, Jr., DE, Miami Norland
Jalen Thelmas, OL, Central
Brayan Vergara, LB, Barbara Goleman
Dadrick Vickers, DB, Barbara Goleman
Volaskis Walkins, RB, Carol City
Jawuan Wilson, OL, Carol City
Kevin Woods, WR, Miramar
“I want to thank the players, coaches and parents for making this game possible,” CEO and Founder Mario Smith said to a crowd gathered at midfield after the game. “The athletes who took part in this game are all eligible and ready to go, so a game like this was huge.”
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