Once again this season, Pensacola had some game-changing players who made an impact during the pandemic and beyond. Among those stepping up this season included: Tarquise Duncan (Pensacola High), Gavin “Scooter” Grice (Pensacola Pine Forest), Elijah Larkins (Pensacola West Florida), Hershell Jefferson (Pensacola Escambia – PICTURED), Eldrick Robinson II (Pensacola Washington).

Posted On: 11/19/20 8:15 AM

Each year we say it over and over again about Florida’s Panhandle, and now, it looks like things may be changing.

Long hidden from the exposure that the rest of the state receives from college recruiters, here is an area that always found a way to produce talent, but it never seemed to attract college coaches to flock to this potential gold mine.

With more athletes from the area turning heads at camps and combines, and producing head-turning results during the season, more college coaches than ever have started to pay attention to Pensacola and much of the Panhandle – despite the lack of schools and being in the Central Time Zone.

With Escambia reaching the 6A finals a year ago – and several other schools making headlines, the spotlight is beginning to shine on many of the areas west of Tallahassee.

As we do throughout the year, we pay attention to every corner of the state – and once again today look in on five prospects.

2021 – Tarquise Duncan, DE/TE, Pensacola High. The first thing you think about when watching this young man play is raw, but strong and athletic

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