Miami area standouts impress
Jermaine Grace
Jermaine Grace

Posted Feb 4, 2012


The South Florida Express, a traveling 7on7 team, held its tryout on Saturday and Scout was there for all the action. Several players stood out to Scout's Mike Bakas.

On a field full of talented players Saturday, here is a closer look at 15 of the best.

QB Akeem Jones -- The Miami Carol City standout has enough size, a big enough arm to make all the throws, and he's shown a lot of improvement since I saw him last spring. He looks like a BCS-caliber prospect and was the best QB prospect at the event.

QB Tyler Cogswell -- The American Heritage standout had a strong junior season and has ideal size college coaches look for. He was making nice throws all day and looks like a Division 1 QB prospect.

WR Dionte Taylor -- At the University School, Taylor was one of many pass-catching options. On a day like today, he really jumped out though. He's a talented receiver who just knows how to get open and make plays.

LB Wendell Dunn -- The Miami Palmetto standout has ideal size and can run really well. He looked very impressive today and should become a major college prospect.

LB Chris Herise -- After playing at Palmetto in 2011, he'll play at Central for his senior season. He had a very good day and almost has defensive end-like size for someone who can still move around like a linebacker. He's definitely one to watch.

LB Anthony Walker -- The Miami Pace standout can play safety or LB but was with the linebackers today and will likely play there in college. He's athletic and knows the game very well. He'll generate a lot of college interest this spring.

LB Josh Williams -- The Dillard High standout was good on the field in 2011 and good again today. He showed today why he has Division 1 in his future.

DB Quincy Wilson -- There wasn't a better prospect on the field. Only a rising junior at The University School, Wilson is a safety prospect who was very good at cornerback today.

DB Sojourn Shelton -- The Plantation High standout was outstanding in coverage. He loves to compete, too. He's only 5-foot-8 but can flat out play.

DB Jermaine Grace -- He plays mostly linebacker at Miramar but is athletic enough to play DB, which is what he did on Saturday. He already has BCS offers and looks to be a top notch prospect.

DB William Townsend -- He helped Miami Norland to a state title in 2011 and was excellent on this day. He's yet another future Division 1 player the Vikings will produce.

DB Adrian Baker -- The Chaminade standout has good length and he can turn his hips like a natural corner. He'll only get better as he adds more weight and strength. He looks like a college prospect.

DB Rashard Robinson -- He played at Deerfield but is now at Ely and looks like the next good one to come out of their secondary. He was impressive today.

DB Xavier Hines -- A small school standout at Belen Jesuit, he's very good in coverage and showed a lot of Division 1 skills today.

DB Simeon Thomas -- He's 6-foot-3 and can flat out cover. That's a rare combination and looks to be one of the area's top DB prospects in the 2013 class.



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