Potential linebackers are the story in the senior class at Hallandale. Aaron Plantt(6-foot-1, 195 pounds), Robert Alexander(6-0, 210), and Jeremy Derrick(6-1, 185) all have potential as next level linebackers. Plantt was the most active of the three and probably is the one that is potentially ready to play the earliest. Good size and athleticism and he finds the football. Alexander is built like a Greek God, but played with his hand on the ground as a defensive linemen. He will need to move back to MLB down the road. Derrick is long and lean, he might be ideally suited on the weak-side.
The junior class also had a trio of prospects to keep an eye on. Jon Jackson(5-11, 175) was the main Safety and he has all the tools to be a difference maker. Very fluid in space, he made some plays with the ball in the air. His size may be a bigger asset at CB. Running back Paul Anderson(5-11, 190) did not see much space, but his size/speed combination has him on the radar at this early time. We liked the way he ran between the tackles. Jon Battle(6-1, 170) is a potential S/OLB depending on his he fills out his long frame. The athleticism is there to play in space.
Sophomore offensive linemen Ronald Nielly(6-4, 270) has a bright future. He carries a lot of weight in his legs already and moves very well for a young linemen with mammoth size. He lined up at OT and did a great job against a very good defensive line. Cornerback Jalin Leandre(6-0, 185) is another sophomore with prototype size. He was physical at the line of scrimmage and can run. We look for some big things from him down the road.
It is not easy being a freshmen quarterback and starting, but Tyler Huntley did an admirable job. At 5-11, he is not physically ready yet, but he showed a live arm and the athleticism to buy some time with his feet.
Former FSU commitment Sojourn Shelton(5-8, 160) is the headliner of the Colonial's defense. One of the top cover corners in the state, Shelton has elite hips and anticipation. This was a physical game and Shelton stepped up against the run while batting down a couple of balls in coverage. He took a visit to Wisconsin after this Thursday nighter and the Badger's are certainly in the thick of it.
Defensive tackle Monty Nelson(6-1, 300) was very impressive. A big space-eater inside, he has some explosiveness and pass rush ability. We thought going into the game that he was one of the state's most under-rated DTs and definitely think that after it. He might be an ideal Nose Tackle at the next level. Several BCS schools are in hot pursuit of Nelson.
Junior Tight End Ravian Pierce(6-3, 215) headlines a solid group of prospect. Pierce did not get much opportunity in the game to showcase his talent, but it was clearly evident that this young men has it. Smooth with great hands, he is one of top two potential TEs in the 2014 class. He was a more than willing blocker and seems like he can fill out to 250+ down the road. He is athletic enough to line up at WR and dominate.
Quarterback Chris Lammons(5-10, 170) is an elusive athlete that will likely be a WR or CB down the road. He made some plays with his feet in this one. Linemen Zac Capron(6-2, 265) played mostly on the offensive line, but we could see him taking Nelson's place next year. Very light on his feet, he plays the game with some passion.
Freshmen defensive tackle Lakevis Taylor(6-1, 260) looks to be a big-timer for down the road.