Scout on Campus: Armwood
Matt Jones
Matt Jones
South Recruiting Manager
Posted Apr 26, 2010

Seffner, Fla. – Sean Callahan has a number of prospects being recruited and Scout had a chance to visit him at Armwood High School recently. He breaks down his top prospects for you right here.

Armwood is one of the top programs in Florida year after year and Head Coach Sean Callahan took the time to talk with Scout about his top prospects when we visited his school recently.

He has a number of top prospects over the next couple of years and you can learn about them here.

Armwood Prospects
Josh Grady – 6-0/190 – QB - 2011
Callahan Said: "I have been coaching for 30 years and Josh is the best football player I have ever had. From academics to being competitive to making everyone around him better to being a football player, he is it. He has a 3.5 GPA in his core classes and he has scored a 1300 on his SAT and he is one of the most special people I have been associated with. He makes everyone look good and everyone plays hard for him, so those are two of his real strengths. He threw for 3,200 yards and 28 touchdowns last year and only three interceptions."

Recruiting: No offers yet for Grady, but he is hearing from schools like Georgia Tech, North Carolina, Oregon, Purdue, and Wake Forest. His top two at this time are North Carolina and Purdue.

Matt Jones – 6-3/215 - RB – 2012
Callahan Said: “Matt is pretty special and he is as good looking of a kid that you are going to see anywhere. He is a guy that we have some big plans for in the running and receiving end of our offense because we still have him for two more years. He looks the part and some think he may move to another position on the next level, but he is a running back because he can get small when he needs to, he can catch very well, and that is just his passion.”

Recruiting: Florida and Georgia has offered Jones according to him and Coach Callahan and he is hearing from a number of other programs like Alabama, Florida State, and South Carolina as well. He told Scout Georgia was his top school during the visit.

A.J. King – 6-1/170 – WR - 2011
Callahan Said: "A.J. is an explosive wide receiver who can run across the field or get vertical on defenses. He is another strong student for us with very strong hands, and he is a big track star here at Armwood for us as well. He averaged over 17 yards per reception in 2009 and he scored 11 touchdowns for us."

Recruiting: Florida State, Purdue, Wake Forest, and West Virginia are sending King the most mail, but he has yet to pick up an offer. When asked about his favorites, he named Miami, Notre Dame, South Carolina, and West Virginia.

Jermaine McKinney – 6-1/210 – LB - 2011
Callahan Said: "Juice really controls his own destiny, he is that good. He has the best instincts of any linebacker I have ever coached and you can see that with his 100 plus tackles, 27 tackles for loss, and 18 sacks in 2009. He is also a great athlete and he scored four times on defense as a junior as well. He is more raw than polished like a lot of Florida kids are. He has a lot of speed too, he is the second fastest kid on our team.”

Recruiting: Florida is actively recruiting him, but they have not offered him yet. That is his school if they offer. Michigan, Purdue, West Virginia, and some others have offered, but if he does well at Friday Night Lights this summer, he has a shot to earn a Florida offer.

Eric Striker – 6-1/190 – LB - 2012
Callahan Said: "Eric is a two sport guy for us here and he does not yet have the body of some of others at linebacker because of baseball, but he makes a lot of plays. He can really run, he has very good grades, he is a big hitter, and he understands the game of football. He finished with over 75 tackles last year with 17 tackles for loss, and 11 sacks as a sophomore."

Recruiting: Alabama, Iowa, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and USC are showing Striker attention early on in the process.

Cody Waldrop – 6-3/290 – OG - 2012
Callahan Said: "Cody is a big corn fed offensive lineman that plays very nasty on the field. He is a big kid that is strong, he moves his feet very well, and his film is about as good as it gets for offensive linemen. He is another definite top recruit in that 2012 class for us."

Recruiting: Waldrop is getting a lot of attention from Alabama and Georgia at this time and it is only a matter of time before offers begin to come in. He listed Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Tennessee, and Texas as his early top five.

Scout stays on the road and will be on many more campuses throughout the South, so look for more of these features.
Chad Simmons is the Recruiting Manager for the South Region and he can be reached at

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