The Ultimate Florida Top 100: 31-40
Khairi Clark
Khairi Clark
National Recruiting Analyst
Posted Feb 3, 2014


How would a Florida Top 100 look if you combined the classes of 2014, 2015 and 2016? Here's my version of the Ultimate Florida Top 100, 31-40. Defensive tackle Khairi Clark leads the way. Following him are some surprise names here.

Welcome to the Ultimate Florida Top 100.

What is this list? It's a compilation of the top 100 football recruits from the Sunshine State if you combined the classes of 2014, 2015, and 2016.

Obviously there is quite a bit of projection when you mix in the sophomores and juniors with the seniors.

I did this prior to the start of the season. This is my version of the Ultimate Florida Top 100 right now.


31) Khairi Clark

Class of 2014
Hollywood Chaminade-Madonna
Defensive Tackle
6-2/323
Committed to Florida
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My take: Clark is a very strong interior defensive lineman. He overpowers many on his level with pure strength, but there is much more to like. He really anticipates the snap well, he fires off the ball quickly, and re-directs well for a big man. He pops up quickly at times, so he can play high, and he will need to work on his pad level as he works to get to college. He also can work on moves off the ball and disengaging skills. Clark has so much talent. He needs some refinement and has a chance to be a very good one down the line.


32) Travis Rudolph

Class of 2014
West Palm Beach Cardinal Newman
Wide Receiver
6-1/175
Committed to Florida State
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My take: I don’t know if there was a hotter wide receiver prospect of late than Rudolph. This is a kid that plays with so much consistency. He’s competitive, athletic and is always the playmaker. At this stage, Rudolph is a good route runner that separates well from defenders. He’s strong and physical.


33) DeMarcus Christmas

Class of 2014
Bradenton Manatee
Defensive Tackle
6-4/280
Committed to Florida State
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My take: Christmas had a super spring and summer because he came in lighter and stronger. This is a good athlete that gets off the ball and penetrates. He plays with good leverage, is strong, quick and at times just downright explosive. Christmas can take on and defeat double-teams. He's one of those tackles that can move the line of scrimmage and be a disruptive force on the inside.


34) John Burt

Class of 2015
Tallahassee Lincoln
Wide Receiver
6-4/170
Offers from Florida, FSU, Alabama, Louisville, LSU, Ole Miss, North Carolina, Ohio State, South Carolina, and others.
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My take: Lincoln’s head coach Yusuf Shakir said Burt has an opportunity to go down as the best Trojan player he has seen. That’s saying something considering the talent that has walked those hallways over the past two decades. Burt has elite size and speed and can beat you so many ways. Add his physical tools to his outstanding work ethic and you have the makings of a great football player. He’s not there… yet. When it’s all said and done it wouldn’t surprise me at all to see him add that fifth star.


35) Aaron Thompson

Class of 2016
Ft. Lauderdale Dillard
Defensive Tackle
6-3/240
My take: Wow, Bosa and Thompson will be coming out the same season and battle for top defensive linemen honors for the city of Ft. Lauderdale. I guess I’m getting a little ahead of myself. I haven’t seen this kid in person yet but I sure love his film. He’s quick, fast and very athletic. Thompson gets off the ball and up field. I will be really curious to see how he develops physically over the next two seasons.


36) Jacob Pugh

Class of 2014
Tallahassee (Fla.) Godby
Outside Linebacker
6-4.5/210
Committed to Florida State
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My take: Pugh is a very athletic, long, fast and disruptive. He rushes the passer well standing up or with his hand down. He bends, leans and dips his shoulder well coming off the edge. He chases and closes on the ball fast from the backside. Pugh can play from sideline to sideline. He bats down a lot of passes with his long arms and good instincts. He does a good job in coverage both in zone and man-to- man. He can take on blocks with better leverage versus the run.


37) Lamar Jackson

Class of 2015
Boynton Beach
Quarterback/Athlete
6-3/180
Offers from Syracuse, Utah State
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My take: This is a super athlete that could be a spread quarterback, wide receiver or safety at the next level. He’s got some serious speed and good size. Jackson is athletic. He’s a raw quarterback but has a strong arm. Like I said, in the right system and you may have something special. Jackson shocked quite a few folks in the playoffs when they played Central. He made more than his share of plays against a super defense that can run. Look for Jackson’s stock to explode over the next three months.


38) Duke Dawson

Class of 2014
Cross City Dixie County
Cornerback
5-11/185
Committed to Florida
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My take: Dawson is a physical cornerback prospect who displays great awareness in the secondary. He shows good skills in both man and zone schemes. Dawson does a nice job of reading quarterbacks and making plays away from his man. This is a recruit with good speed and quick feet who can flip his hips and cover. He anticipates well and can break on the ball. Dawson does to work on his strength.


39) Keyon Brown

Class of 2014
Wauchula Hardee
Defensive End
6-3/240
Committed to Georgia
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My take: Brown is an explosive pass rusher that is a terror coming off the edge. He has an elite first step and will pursue sideline to sideline to make plays. He has lined up at running back where he more than holds his own. He's just a terrific athlete. Brown should be an ideal fit in the Dawg’s 3-4 scheme as an outside linebacker. I thought he looked outstanding at the Semper Fi All-American Bowl last month.


40) D’Anfernee McGriff
Projected
Class of 2015
Tallahassee Leon
Athlete
6-3/220
Offers from North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Cincinnati, Kentucky and others.
My take: This kid is a very intriguing prospect. He’s big, athletic and boy can he run. McGriff plays quarterback but could project as quite a few different positions, depending on his development. Like I said, McGriff is an intriguing player.

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Jamie has been covering college football recruiting since 1992 and is entering his ninth year with Scout.com and FOXSports.com. He’s currently a National Recruiting Analyst and Manager for the state of Florida. Jamie is also covering the NFL Draft for the network.
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