The Ultimate Florida Top 100: 81-90
Jordan Woods
Jordan Woods
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, 81-90. It’s a sophomore defensive end that headlines this group of ten.

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.


81) Jordan Woods

Class of 2016
Ocala Trinity Catholic
Defensive End
6-3.5/235
Offers from Florida, FSU, Miami, UCF, Duke, North Carolina, South Carolina, and others.
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My take: Already at 230-pounds Woods has established as one of the top defensive linemen in central Florida regarding of age or class affiliation. He gets off the ball well and establishes good leverage. When he does this Woods wins most battles. For a younger player he does a nice job using his hands as weapons, especially in tossing blockers off of him. If there’s an area of concern it’s his speed off the edge. But he still has a lot of [physical] maturing to do.


82) Trey Sneed
Projected
Class of 2016
Orange Park Fleming Island
Running Back
5-11/185
Sneed has early offers from Clemson, North Carolina and Cincinnati.
My take: Everyone talks about Jalen Buie in this class from the Jacksonville area but I like Sneed’s game a bit more, especially his size. He is very fast and elusive. He possesses excellent vision and he can quickly dart in and out of trouble.


83) Cecil Cherry

Class of 2015
Frostproof
Middle Linebacker
6-1/224
Committed to Tennessee
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My take: It’s easy to see why Cherry had an impressive early offer list before committing to Tennessee. He’s part of a younger group of prospects from Frostproof. This is an inside linebacker with good size already. He’s physical and can take on blocks. While Cherry does show he can play inside-out he’s best when things come his way. He also plays fullback and shows the ability to break long runs to the house.


84) Corey Martinez

Class of 2014
Tampa Catholic
Offensive Guard
6-4/302
Committed to Florida State
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My take: I always thought Martinez was a good, solid prospect but he was missing something… that nasty streak. He found it this season, as he played a much more physical and aggressive style. He’s always had size, athleticism and the footwork. I also love his versatility because he could play anywhere on the line of scrimmage. Look for Martinez to be a guard or center in Tallahassee.


85) Tavares Chase
Porjected
Class of 2016
Plant City
Wide Receiver
6-2/170
Chase has offers from UCF and Miami.
My take: Chase is a silky smooth athlete from Plant City that can really run. He shows good hands and the ability to take a short pass a very long way. He’s a guy that creates separation and can get behind a secondary. Chase is good in the air and can really high point the football. He’s also talented on the other side of the ball at safety. Chase is far from a refined product but he clearly is talented with a very high ceiling.


86) Denzel Ware

Class of 2014
Crestview (Fla.)
Defensive End
6-2/240
Committed to Kentucky
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My take: Ware has a lot of raw ability. He is athletic and can run well. He has very long arms for someone 6-foot-2. Ware has a quick first step coming off the ball. He also pursues the ball very well from the backside and shows the ability to play from sideline to sideline. He will need to continue to work on developing some pass rush moves and use his hands better when taking on blocks. He has some great tools to work with at the next level.


87) Chris Lamons

Class of 2014
Plantation
Cornerback
5-9/173
Lammons will sign with South Carolina or Wisconsin.
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My take: Lammons has made most of his plays at quarterback. He will transition to cornerback at the next level where he has shined on the camp circuit. He plays the game very physical and with the type of confidence that you love to see in young corners. Athletically he has the ability to match-up with top talent. Lammons lacks ideal size and has not logged the game reps of many of the top corners in the country. He could excel as a slot corner in college.


88) De’Amontae Jackson

Class of 2015
Citra North Marion
Middle Linebacker
6-0/235
Offers from FSU, Alabama, Auburn, Georgia Tech, Michigan State, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Miami and many others.
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My take: This is a young linebacker recruit that really packs a punch. He’s physical and can really hit. Jackson runs through people. At times he can be an explosive hitter. Jackson can play inside-out and get to the perimeter quickly. His height will be a concern for some but he’s still young and we have also seen 6-foot-0 linebackers have very successful careers on Saturdays and Sundays.


89) Tyree St. Louis
Projected
Class of 2015
Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy
Offensive Tackle
6-5/302
Offers from Florida, Georgia, Louisville, Kentucky, Tennessee and others.
My take: This is a big and athletic tackle prospect that transferred from Tampa Bay Tech to the IMG Academy. There’s no question that he has the size, talent and tools to quickly become a four-star prospect and one of the top offensive line prospects in the 2015 class. We will see how he progresses this fall and next spring at his new high school home. He has a nice frame, long arms and good feet. St. Louis has already received a handful of impressive offers.


90) Da’vante Phillips

Class of 2015
Miami Central
Wide Receiver
6-1/175
Phillips has offers from Florida, FSU, Miami, Alabama, Clemson, and others.
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My take: Phillips has good size and is above average speed. The best part of his game is his physical play and strength. He can make the tough catch look easy. Phillips gets in and out of his breaks quickly and is a good runner with the ball after the catch. And as a blocker he’s a very good asset on the perimeter in the run game. While he's still so young and raw, Phillips has enormous upside if he continues to work on his craft.

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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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