Posted On: 07/27/20 10:52 PM
With no off season and summer to use as a barometer for the upcoming season, positions at many schools will be wide open this season.
Make no mistake that the incoming freshmen (Class of 2024) and sophomores (2023) will have every opportunity possible to make a statement this coming season.
While spring football and the summer that follows is often a time when athletes use as an audition stage, we didn’t have that this year because of the Coronavirus.
In many states, especially Florida, spring football is just about everything. College coaches flock to schools daily to watch these athletes perform.
The summer camps have become where relationships are built and continued. That didn’t happen this year – and that’s why when football does finally return – everyone will have a better opportunity to play.
For the Class of 2023, there are some very impressive prospects. Here are 5 more of them:
Devin Colyer, WR, Orange Park Oakleaf. One of the up-and-coming receivers. One who is going to be very special for a program that continues to produce quality talent. What makes this young man so special is the separation he gets, the routes he runs for such an inexperienced player and the confidence that he is gaining. Keep your eyes on this impressive talent.
Chris Ficka, DL, Winter Garden West Orange. He may be young, but you can already tell that this is going to be someone very special. In his first year at the varsity level, he picked up so much about playing the offensive line. Great feet and extremely athletic. He has already shown at a few early off season events that he will be something to keep an eye on for years to come.
Dylan McClellan, LB, Tallahassee Lincoln. It’s always fun to watch these young prospects when they first play. You can tell that the talent is there, but you also realize that there is a growth period waiting to happen. That is what this quality football player is all about. He’s quick, instinctive and has a motor that never stops. Another name to remember – because he has everything that makes prospects very special.
Cameron Upshaw Jr., FS, Perry Taylor County. This is one of those players that they call an athlete, and after watching him perform, you can certainly see why. No matter where they line him up, he gets the job done, but let’s not forget that he will be one of the premier safeties in the state by the time he reaches his senior year. Tackling, covering and reading plays. He does it all. Is also one of the top special teams players as well.
Brayden Walker, Delray Beach American Heritage. We have already talked about this gifted playmaker, who many already consider one of the top prospects in the state. Whether he lines up as a linebacker or on the defensive line, there is no doubting that this is someone you have to account for on every play. Strong, quick and very athletic, the coaching staff loves this young man.
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