The Ultimate Florida Top 100: 61-70
Mason Cole
Mason Cole
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, 61-70. There are a few prospects in this group that could be new names for you.

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.


61) Mason Cole

Class of 2014
Tarpon Springs East Lake
Offensive Tackle
6-4/280
Committed to Michigan
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My take: Cole is a big framed offensive tackle prospect that can really move his feet well. He has long arms and plenty of room to bulk up and add mass. In pass pro Cole sets and slides well to keep defender in front of him. He has good balance. Cole is a solid run blocker who is more finesse than sheer power. He can get off the ball well, get to the second level and is quite adept at pulling because of the way he moves for a big man. Don’t be surprised if he ends up moving inside to guard in Ann Arbor.


62) Michael Smith

Class of 2014
Miami Northwestern
Outside Linebacker
6-2/200
Committed to Miami
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My take: Smith is an athlete that plays on the edge and he has shown that he is one of the best pass rushers in the state of Florida. He plays a physical game on the edge against the run. At this stage he is better suited to play closer to the line of scrimmage but he has flashed the athleticism to potentially play in space in more of a coverage role. Smith needs to get stronger and add weight.


63) Sh’mar Kilby-Lane
Projected
Class of 2015
Hallandale
Linebacker
6-2/217
KIlby-Lane has scholarship offers from LSU, Ohio State, Florida, FSU, Miami and others.
My take: Kilby-Lane has blown up of late; just check out his recent scholarship offers above. Simply, he’s a thumper. Kilby-Lane is a physical presence at linebacker. I mean he can really bring the wood. He’s a downhill guy that excels between the tackles. And you better have your head on a swivel because he’s a head hunter on special teams. This guy just loves contact. There are others that are bigger and run a little better, but this kid is a good player who will only get better.


64) Jake Bargas
Projected
Class of 2015
Boca Raton St. Andrews School
Tight End
6-4/230
Offers from Duke, FAU and others.
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My take: It’s early but it appears Bargas could very well be the top tight end in the 2015 from the Sunshine State. This kid can block, catch and can run. He’s athletic after the catch and can make something happen with the ball in his hands. Speaking of his hands, he can really catch the football.


65) Moise Alceus
Projected
Class of 2015
Coral Springs
Running Back
6-0/205
My take take: Alceus is a talented player who brings a ton of versatility to an offense. He can play running back, in the slot or be an outside wide receiver. He can run between the tackles and run with some authority. Alceus has the speed to take the perimeter and the quickness to make people miss in space. He has a great spin and shows the ability to change directions in a hurry. As a receiver this kid has great hands and is a yacker (yards after the catch). He’s not a big name yet but he will be. Mark my words.


66) Jason Strowbridge

Class of 2015
Deerfield Beach
Defensive End
6-4/241
Strowbridge has scholarship offers from Alabama, Louisville, USF, West Virginia and others.
My take: This is another elite defensive line prospect that made this list from South Florida. He’s not quite as quick as Jefferson or has powerful as Cowart but he’s a real presence up front. He’s got size and length. He’s plenty fast and athletic.


67) Feleipe Franks

Class of 2016
Crawfordville Wakulla
Quarterback
6-4/190
Offers from Florida, Georgia Tech, Mississippi State, Utah, North Carolina, Clemson and others.
My take: Franks is your tall, strapping pro-style signal caller with a big arm and a very bright future. For a younger quarterback he has pretty good footwork and mechanics although he’s far from a finished product. Franks can throw with velocity and touch and he should be one of three or four potentially elite quarterbacks in the 2016 class.


68) Dillon Bates

Class of 2014
Ponte Vedra (Fla.)
Outside Linebacker
6-3/225
Committed to Tennessee
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My take: Bates is a very good outside linebacker. He has good size at 6-foot-3 and speed 4.5 [forty]. He uses good leverage when taking on blocks. Bates gets off blocks well. He’s solid tackler who uses inside-outside leverage. He has speed to chase plays down from the backside coming off the edge. Bates always seems around ball and plays under control. He has great field awareness and play recognition. He can play versus run and pass. Bates does a good job in coverage of reading the quarterback and routes.


69) Kendell Sawyer

Class of 2014
Lehigh Acres East Lee County
Cornerback
6-0/180
Committed to USF
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My take: Sawyer was a jack of all trades in high school lining up at quarterback, running back, receiver and defensive tackle. It is at cornerback where his ceiling resides and he has Sunday potential due to great size (6-0), long arms, a perfect frame, and the speed to run with the swiftest receivers. He is very raw in the technique department and will need some time to learn the finer points of the position.


70) Devonaire Clarington

Class of 2015
Hialeah Champagnat Catholic
Tight End
6-5.5/220
Offers from Alabama, Florida, FSU, Miami, Georgia, Michigan, Notre Dame, Tennessee, USF, others
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My take: Clarington is a very unique talent. He’s close to 6-foot-6 and plays wide receiver. But his future will be as a tight end or hybrid. He just doesn’t run well enough to be wideout. Clarington does posses good hands and he is a very long player. Because of his size and length he’s a difficult matchup.

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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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