Monday, April 30, 2012

Jordan Tucker Listed On Miami Herald High School Sports Blog Top 100 List

Leesburg High School #31 LB/TE Jordan Tucker

Florida Summer Class of 2013 - Top 100

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Over the next 18 month, you will see a number of prospects for the Class of 2013 in the state of Florida. 

Because there are as many as 375 Division 1 players in this class, there are a number of athletes who will be listed by different sources as a top prospect to watch. If you've followed recruiting in this state for any length of time, you will continue to find prospects right up until February 2013.

This listing is a starting point as we head into summer. With camps, combines, practices, 7-on-7 tournaments and games, many of these players will either play their way up - or down the list. Remember, if there are names not listed, this is the first of many updates the Miami Herald will make as we continue to cover the state with player evaluation and promotion of all players at every class! 

Thank you for making us one of the most valuable information sources for high school football in the state of Florida. It's something we've done for over 4 decades - when there was no internet or video to reference.

1. Derrick Henry, RB, 6-3, 220, Yulee

2. Stacey Coley, WR, 6-1, 175, Oakland Park Northeast

3. Laremy Tunsil, OL, 6-6, 280, Lake City Columbia
4. Greg Bryant, RB, 5-10, 200, Delray American Heritage
5. Richard Benjamin, WR, 6-1, 170, Tampa Bay Tech
6. Cord Sandberg, QB, 6-2, 186, Bradenton Manatee

7. Leon McQuay III, S, 6-2, 180, Seffner Armwood
8. Adam Lane, RB, 5-9, 205, Winter Haven

9. Jordan Cunningham, WR, 6-1, 185, Davie University

10. Sandly Jean-Felix, OL, 6-6, 295, Lauderdale Lakes Boyd Anderson
11. Quinton Powell, DE, 6-3, 220, Daytona Beach Mainland
12. Trey Daniels, LB, 6-2, 205, Cape Coral
13. Vernon Hargreaves III, DB, 5-10, 170, Tampa Wharton

14. Jamal Carter, S, 6-2, 195, Miami Southridge

15. Jayron Kearse, Athlete, 6-4, 185, Fort Myers Cypress Lake

16. Ahmad Fulwood, WR, 6-4, 190, Jacksonville Bishop Kenny

17. James Hearns, LB, 6-3, 225, Tallahassee Lincoln 

18. Joey Bosa, DL, 6-3, 230, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas

19. Matthew Thomas, LB, 6-3, 195, Miami Booker T. Washington

20. Nick Washington, S, 6-0, 182, Jacksonville Trinity Christian

21. Kelvin Taylor, RB, 5-11, 200, Belle Glade Glades Day

22. Marcell Harris, DB, 6-1, 195, Groveland South Lake

23. Matthew Dayes, RB, 5-9, 205, Weston Cypress Bay

24. Devin Washington, DE, 6-3, 220, Orlando East River

25. Travis Johnson, WR, 6-4, 200, Tampa Jesuit 

26. Tarean Folston, RB, 5-11, 190, Cocoa

27. Eric Carter, WR, 5-9, 175, Lakeland Lake Gibson

28. Fred Coppet, RB, 5-9, 180, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas
29. Daniel McMillan, LB, 6-1, 220, Jacksonville First Coast
30. Reggie Wilkerson, WR, 5-11, 170, Citra North Marion
31. Tanner Crow, OL, 6-4, 285, Panama City Arnold
32. Jamonte Jones, DB, 5-9, 175, Ocala Trinity Catholic

33. Jordan Sherit, DE, 6-3, 225, Tampa Hillsborough

34. Sojourn Shelton, DB, 5-9, 175, Plantation

35. Asianti Woulard, QB, 6-4, 200, Winter Park

36. Kermit Whitfield, WR, 5-10, 165, Orlando Jones

37. Terrance Alls, WR, 6-0, 170, Miami Dade Christian

38. T.J. Johnson, DB, 5-8, 170, Cape Coral
39. Lorenzo Woodley, RB, 6-0, 200, Miami Christopher Columbus

40. Ryan Green, RB, 5-9, 170, St. Petersburg Catholic

41. Demarcus Walker, DE, 6-4, 255, Jacksonville Sandalwood
42. Darryl Richardson, QB, 6-6, 215, Seffner Armwood
43. Damonte Jones, DB, 5-9, 175, Ocala Trinity Catholic

44. Cameron Livingston, WR, 6-2, 181, Ocala Vanguard

45. Taj Williams, WR, 6-4, 185, Tallahassee Lincoln

46. Deadrin Senat, DL, 6-1, 270, Immokalee

47. Reggie Davis, WR, 6-1, 180, Tallahassee Lincoln

48. Jordan Leggett, TE, 6-5, 220, Navarre

49. Tommie Young, RB, 6-2, 205, Madison County

50. Jordan Tucker, LB, 6-3, 200, Leesburg
51. Denver Kirkland, OL, 6-5, 300, Miami Booker T. Washington

52. Eric Harrell, RB, 5-10, 185, Orlando Dr. Phillips
53. Jesus Wilson, WR, 5-8, 175, Miami Christopher Columbus

54. Jaranta Lewis, QB, 6-0, 180, Weston Cypress Bay

55. Alvin Bailey, WR, 5-10, 175, Seffner Armwood

56. Larry Brihm, QB, 6-0, 200, Delray Village Academy
57. Arron Baker, LB, 5-10, 185, Belle Glade Glades Central

58. Corey Vereen, OLB, 6-3, 220, West Orange

59. Greg Abrams, DB, 5-9, 165, Lakeland Kathleen

60. Nick Internicola, DE/TE, 6-4, 230, Davie University

61. Monty Nelson, DT, 6-2, 310, Plantation
62. Alex Montgomery, WR, 6-2, 190, Weston Cypress Bay
63. Jeremiah Green, DB, 5-9, 160, Tampa Hillsborough
64. Xavier Richardson, WR, 6-3, 190, Immokalee

65. Jacquez Walker, WR, 6-4, 175, Cottondale
66. Corey Todd, QB, 6-3, 210, Naples First Baptist Academy
67. Peter DiNovo, QB, 6-3, 210, Tarpon Springs East Lake

68. Jordan Hawkins, DT, 6-1, 260, Jacksonville Wolfson
69. Austin Droogsma, OL, 6-3, 290, Gulf Breeze

70. E.J. McKenzie, WR, 6-1, 190, St. Cloud

71. Keith Kelsey, LB, 6-2, 204, Gainesville

72. Paris Bostick, S, 6-0, 195, Tampa Plant

73. Shykeem Pitts, WR, 5-11, 175, Davenport Ridge Community
74. Skai Moore, S, 6-2, 195, Davie University
75. Christian May, OL, 6-4, 265, Lakeland Christian
76. Ramsey Meyers, OL, 6-4, 305, Orange Park, Ridgeview
77. Artie Burns, DB, 6-1, 175, Miami Northwestern

78. Parker Boehme, QB, 6-2, 225, Jacksonville Sandalwood

79. Jermaine Grace, LB, 6-1, 195, Miramar
80. Montrell Bryant, WR, 6-1, 185, Hawthorne

81. D.J. Juste, DB, 6-1, 185, Port St. Lucie

82. Alton Meeks, QB, 6-3, 215, Orlando Boone

83. Keith Bryant, DT, 6-2, 260, Delray Atlantic
84. Marcus Clark, RB, 5-10, 175, Tallahassee, N. Florida Christian
85. Logan McNeal, OL, 6-3, 260, St. Petersburg Lakewood

86. Kennard Swanson, DT, 6-0, 225, Lakeland Lake Gibson
87. George Williams, LB, 6-1, 200, Hialeah
88. Jordan White, WR, 5-9, 170, Bartow

89. Joe Fennell, OL, 6-4, 290, South Fort Myers

90. Austin Logan, DB, 6-1, 175, Tallahassee Florida High
91. Travis Tucker, QB, 6-3, 175, Lakeland Tenoroc

92. Tyler Serpo, S, 5-10, 180, Clearwater Countryside
93. Jordan Mullis, QB, 6-2, 180, Baldwin

94. Tim Longmire, RB, 5-10, 185, Tallahassee Leon
95. Chris Thompson, WR, 6-1, 175, Gainesville

96. Mike Heuerman, TE, 6-3, 215, Naples Barron Collier
97. Hunter Murray, OL, 6-3, 331, Panama City Arnold

98. Walter Tucker, LB/RB, 5-11, 185, Plantation American Heritage

99. Juwan Brown, QB, 6-1, 175, Largo

100. Daryl Chestnut, RB, 5-9, 180, Miami Columbus


Miami Herald High School Sports Blog

Austin Walker MVP of the Week, September 16, 2011

Leesburg High School Jacket Football

  Most Valubable Player of the Week

Austin Walker


Austin Walker Defensive Player of the Week, September 9, 2011

Leesburg High School Jacket Football

Defensive Player of the Week

Austin Walker


2012 Spring Football Report, April 30, 2012

Leesburg High School Head Football Coach Randy Trivers.
By Gerald Lacey
Staff Writer
Carver Heights Quarterback Club
April 30, 2012

LEESBURG - Tomorrow is the official first day of FHSAA Spring Football practice for High Schools in the state of Florida. The Fightin' Yellow Jackets of  Leesburg High School will begin their spring football practice under second year head coach Randy Trivers in the next few days.

The Jackets will have to deal with the loss of D'Mauri Jones (Left 2012 University of Miami, FL signee) and (Right Noor Davis 2012 Under Armour High School All-American, 2012 Stanford University signee) this season. Davis and Jones led Leesburg to a 8-2 (2-2) in 2011 barely missing the playoffs.
Key Returnees: Jermaine Gasden, Jeremy Jones, Austin Walker, Lee Bennett, Anthony Miller, Bryant Benton, Demitric Blue, James Eldridge, Jordan Tucker, Chris Smith, Adriel Handsborough, Devonte Williams, Undra Mitchem Jr, Estader Maurepas, Cameron Jackson and Tyler Reed.

The Yellow Jackets return 30 lettermen off a squad that went 8-2 (2-2) in its first year of Class 7A football competition. Even with the loss of  Davis and Jones the Jackets are expected to make a strong push at its first District title since 2007 and its third since 1969.

Leesburg High School #31 LB/TE Jordan Tucker
Leesburg's defense will be led by LB/TE Jordan Tucker who is being coveted by the University of Florida, University of Central Florida, University of Miami (FL), University of South Florida, Florida State University, and University of South Florida too name a few. Tucker is a big play linebacker that will find his way to the end zone on the defensive side of the football. With a strong spring game performance, Tucker will see his list of choices of schools expand rapidly. Don't be surprised if you see him slip into the ESPNU150 list before seasons end.

The offense will be led by Undra Mitchem, Jr. who along with Tucker is listed on the Orlando Sentinel Super 60 watchlist. Mitchem will enter this season with two years of starting experience at quarterback on the varsity level under his belt.

Leesburg High School #23 DB Bryant "Mr. No" Benton
Demitric Blue, Bryant Benton, Lee Bennett and James Eldridge all sophomores last season saw extensive playing time in the 2011 campaign and will benefit from that in the upcoming season. Look for all four of these youngsters to have breakout seasons in 2012.

The offense will miss Jones big play ability and someone will have to step up to replace him and Roberts at wide receiver. Anthony Miller will be looked upon to lead the running game with the loss of Emanuel Nelson to graduation. When healthy he has shown the ability to be a big time playmaker in Trivers I formation offense.

Estader Maurepas and Chris Smith will help anchor a solid offensive line unit.

Leesburg High School #5 DB Jermaine Gasden, Jr.
DB Jermaine Gasden is becoming one of the best defensive backs in Central Florida. Look for him to have a outstanding spring and have a big impact in the 2012 season.

Tyler Reed will be bigger and stronger this spring and will anchor the defensive line for the Jackets with a strong spring and summer this guy will no longer fly up under the radar of college recruiters this upcoming season.

Austin Walker was a big factor in the 2011 campaign with his punting, special teams play and big play ability on defense. He should have no problem taking his game to the next level this season. Walker and James Eldrigde will keep the Yellow Jackets kicking game strong again this season.

Leesburg High School #9 P/LB Austin Walker
Although Leesburg is a undersized Class 7A team and the smallest school in their district they proved last year that they can play with the big boys going 3-2 against Class 7A opponents with both losses coming on the road to Orlando Maynard Evans and Clermont East Ridge. Both teams were district opponents and ranked in the Associated Press Class 7A Top Ten poll most of the season. The size of his team doesn't concern Trivers and his coaching philosophy.

"We need to step it up." said Trivers in a interview with Frank Jolley on the Daily Commercial Friday Nights Lights. "We are the smallest school in our district that might apply a little bit but there are only eleven guys playing on the field at the same time. So regardless of how many thousands of kids that you got or hundreds of kids you have, all that stuff. I mean you only field eleven so they are going to have eleven and we are going to have eleven."

"So the whole 6A, 7A, 8A all of that stuff, we really don't think about all that stuff," said Trivers. We just need to go out there and execute the plan that we put in place. Hopefully our coaches will coach well and our kids will play well" 

The Jackets had no problem handling its Lake and Sumter County opponents going 5-1 in 2011. The Jackets have had the past two seasons to learn Trivers college style system and he is hopeful that the Jacket Nation will see the results on the field this upcoming season.


Danny Trevathan: Little-known facts about the 2012 NFL Draft

The Denver Broncos won the Peyton Manning sweepstakes last month, which, not surprisingly, made Tim Tebow expendable, resulting in his trade to the New York Jets for fourth- and sixth-round picks in the 2012 NFL Draft.

So who'd the Broncos use those two picks on? Baylor center Philip Blake (fourth) and Kentucky linebacker Danny Trevathan (Leesburg High School, Leesburg Florida), (sixth).


Guy, Trevathan selected in NFL Draft's sixth round, April 30, 2012

Winston Guy and Danny Trevathan combined for 263 tackles in 2011. (Brett Marshall, UK Athletics)

Winston Guy and Danny Trevathan (Leesburg High School, Leesburg Florida) spent their entire senior seasons as Kentucky Wildcats alongside one another, flying to the football and leading the Southeastern Conference in tackles.

Fittingly, the two heard their names called just a few minutes apart in the 2012 NFL Draft. Guy and Trevathan were each selected in the sixth round of the draft, with Guy going to the Seattle Seahawks at 181st overall and Trevathan seven picks later to the Denver Broncos.

A year ago at this time, Guy was making the transition from safety to a hybrid role in Rick Minter's new Kentucky defense. He wasn't sure what implications the move would have on his professional future and whether it would prove beneficial to him and the team.

After an extremely productive senior season and now a selection in the NFL Draft, it's safe to say the change paid off. The 6-foot-1, 218-pounder made 120 tackles in 2011 and was the 14th safety selected in the draft. The Seahawks currently have four safeties on their roster, including Pro Bowler Earl Thomas. He will head to the Pacific Northwest looking to sustain the productivity of his final UK season, during which he made 120 tackles.

"He's very big and athletic," ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper said. "They moved him around a lot. He was not a true safety. He was basically a hybrid linebacker/safety combo...For a kid his size, runs pretty well, can cover the field, very long arms." READ MORE CLICK BELOW 


LB Trevathan has similar profile to Woodyard, April 30, 2012

No. 188 overall pick Danny Trevathan (Leesburg High School, Leesburg Florida) joins Wesley Woodyard as former Kentucky linebackers on the Broncos' roster, and both have similar descriptions coming out of Lexington: undersized players who rack up tackles but struggle to shed blockers.