Jabari Gorman is one of the top prospects in Florida, and the Miami Pace star has narrowed his list…
Mike's Eye: Florida: 21-25
21. DERRICK MITCHELL, 6-5, 265, Jacksonville (First Coast) As a prospect: Quality defensive linemen are hard to find at this level and whenever you have one that has the size and athleticism that Mitchell has, he's going to get recruited nationally. His size/strength/athletic combo is tough to match but you'd like to see him more active, making more plays. If he does that as a senior, his rating will go way up. Even still, with a solid DL coach in college, his upside is tremendous. Junior Year: He made second team All State his junior year. Defensively, he had 75 tackles, 22 tackles for loss, and nine sacks. Recruiting: Choosing to commit to Florida State, he also had very early offers from Auburn and Georgia Tech. 22. KARLOS WILLIAMS, 6-1, 205, Davenport (Ridge Community) As a prospect: It didn't take long for Williams to make his mark. He started at quarterback and safety as a 14-year old freshman and led his team to their best season ever. He's since developed into a top notch safety with ideal size, speed, and playmaking ability back there. He has excellent ball skills and will come up and be effective in run support as well. Junior Year: As a junior, he had 102 tackles, 16 for loss, three forced fumbles and two interceptions to end out a great season. Recruiting: He committed early to Florida State to join his brother, Vince Williams. Georgia, Georgia Tech, Miami, Michigan, South Florida, and Tennessee offered him as well. 23. D.J. PETTWAY, 6-3, 255, Pensacola Catholic As a prospect: One of the top pass rushers in the Panhandle part of the state, Pettway was excellent as a junior. He's very strong and physical at the point of attack and has the athleticism of a top pass rusher. He could grow into a tackle in college but you can't teach a lot of the elite tools he brings to the table as a prospect. Junior Year: Pettway registered 85 tackles and 12.5 sacks during his junior year. Recruiting: Out of his many offers, he committed to Alabama. Florida State, Louisville, LSU, Maryland, Miami, Ole Miss, South Carolina, Texas Tech and USC were among his other offers. 24. JABARI GORMAN, 5-11, 175, Miami (Monsignor Pace) As a prospect: You'll have a hard time finding a bigger playmaker in Dade County this year than Gorman. In addition to being a very good offensive player who came up with a number of big plays, Gorman is excellent on defense. He's a big play guy with pretty good athleticism. He's fast and athletic enough to play corner but could be be better suited to play free safety in college. Junior Year: As a junior he rushed for 300 yards and had 700 receiving yards as an offensive player. On defense, he had 80 tackles and four interceptions. Recruiting: He narrowed it down to three -- Alabama, Miami, and Ohio State and all three have offered. LSU offered, too. 25. JAVARES MCROY, 5-9, 165, Lakeland Senior As a prospect: In today's era of big receivers, it's rare for a kid his size to be listed this high up the charts. However, McRoy deserves it. He's often the best player on the field when Lakeland plays. He's very fast, extremely elusive, and runs great routes in the open field. He's an ideal slot prospect who could also return kicks and punts at the next level. Junior Year: He made First Team All WR for 5A classification as a junior. Recruiting: This Florida commit also held offers from Auburn, California, Florida State, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio State, Tennessee, and Texas Tech (where he first committed to).
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