'15 WR/S Jaye Miner: Florida Phenom
Jaye Miner (Photo Courtesy of BigCountyPreps.com)
Jaye Miner (Photo Courtesy of BigCountyPreps.com)
Scout.com Recruiting
Posted Jun 26, 2012
Mike Coppage

Football fans across the nation have high regard for the large amount of talented athletes produced by the state of Florida every single year. The Tampa area is home to '15 Wiregrass Ranch (Wesley Chapel, FL) safety/wide receiver Jaye Miner, a 6-3, 185-pound phenom with size and skills that belie his youth.

Wiregrass Ranch is a relatively new (founded well after 2000) high school in the ever-growing Sunshine State. The Bulls were winless (0-10) in 2011, but there were bright spots, such as the play of then-freshman athlete Jaye Miner.

"My dad is 5-11 and my mom is 5-3, so I don't know where I got my height from," Miner said. "I was the starting safety last year. I had 30-plus tackles and a bunch of passes broken up: at least five a game.

"I'm a really good tackler. I run down (opponents) in the open field, and I can come down and play linebacker. I might eventually switch to linebacker. I'm not sure if I'm a better wide receiver or safety. I think I'm good at both, but I have more experience at DB."

Miner is gets lots of mail from Florida State, and he lists the Seminoles, along with Oregon, Miami, Ohio State, Michigan, Alabama, LSU, Florida, Texas, SMU, Tulane and Georgia as his dozen favorite schools.

"I'm going to as many camps and combines as possible," said Miner, who will participate in an upcoming National Underclassmen Combine Ultimate 100, according to his dad (the NUC's "next step" up the ladder of competition from the initial National Underclassmen Combine and subsequent Five-Star Prospect Camp).

Those who shine the brightest in their respective age divisions at the Ultimate 100 are selected to move on to the NUC Top Prospect Camp held in Norman, Oklahoma.

"I'm doing the five-day camp at Florida State this summer," he said. "I already camped at Florida Tech. Their program starts football in 2013. They're showing a lot of interest."

Last year, Miner and his teammates lost in the season opener to cross-town rival Wesley Chapel HS, 20-6. The Bulls opens with Wesley Chapel again this fall (August 31st).

Stayed tuned to FOXSportsNEXT.com as we track Miner's recruitment over the next few years.

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