Derik Abbott (Freedom HS in Orlando) showed up at the Jacksonville event on Sunday and threw the ball extremely well. At 5-foot-11 and 185, he lacks ideal size for a major college QB prospect but he has the arm to make all the throws, has good mechanics, understands the game very well, and is very competitive and has a leadership type personality. He looked like one of the best quarterbacks in the entire state of Floria on Sunday and should generate a lot of Div 1 interest this spring when college coaches come around.
Ronald Butler led Tallahassee Lincoln to the Class 4A state championship as a junior last season. He threw for 1,151 yards and 12 touchdowns. Butler was throwing darts on Sunday in Jacksonville. He throws a very catchable ball, has a nice high release, and is very athletic on his 6-2/185 frame. He's a proven winner, very athletic, and throws a very nice ball. He should develop into a BCS-caliber QB prospect later this year.
Carson Royal didn't even start as a junior at St. Augustine last season (he played behind all-state QB Kyle West) but he will this season and is primed for a big season. At 6-foot-2 and 190 pounds, Royal can make mostly all the throws, is very smart, and loves to compete. He's very coachable, always looking to improve, and should generate a lot of recruiting buzz this spring while playing for one of the state's premier teams.
Jonathan Strahl will be a three-year starter at Spruce Creek HS this fall and he looked very impressive on Saturday in Orlando, winning the QB MVP Award there. At 6-foot-2 and 175 pounds, Strahl threw a very good ball, developed good chemistry with all the various receivers, and looked to have an extra hop in his step. He seems like a good leader and should impress a lot of college scouts as his senior season gets closer.