Jimbo Fisher at FSU looks to reel in a big class on Wednesday.In 2011 the state of Floridahad 344 high school kids sign FBS level scholarships. The ratio was 1 in 111kids that play high school football. Many kids signed in the SEC and not justwith the Florida Gators. Alabama, Auburn, Georgiaand LSU have traditionally made in roads with high school football players in Florida. This year willbe no different with just about every SEC school finding talent inside the Sunshine State.My top five impact prospects from Florida. Duke Johnson, running back Miami Norland. He is headed to Miami and is the most legit, natural running back I have seen from the high school ranks since Travis Henry at Frost proof. Duke took his team to consecutive title games and single handily delivered a state title to Norland High School. He was first team all state and at 59 180 lbs he plays much bigger than he looks. He is a one cut inside runner who can break the long one when he gets to the second level.Reminds me of: Travis Henry, Tennessee Tracy Howard, cornerback Miramar. His choice is coming down to the wire on signing day and one sign that he may be headed to Gainesville was his Gator chompin in the state championship game. He is a lockdown corner with a nose for the football. He had 10 interceptions as a senior including one in the state championship game loss to Tampa Plant. It looks like he will stay in state, but Miami got the last visit. We will find out Wednesday where he is headed.Reminds me of: Terrell Buckley,FSU Nelson Agholor, wide receiver Tampa Berkley Prep. He really burst onto the scene this season as an athlete who will play receiver at the next level. He possesses great hands, smooth route running and the ability to go take the ball from anyone in his path. He nearly rushed for a 1,000 yards as a sophomore and can do it in the return game as well. His team fell one game short of a state final appearance. I get the feeling he may be headed out of state. USC has had a lot of success in Tampa; Florida is in the mix as well as FSU.Reminds me of; AJ Green, Georgia.John Theus is the best offensive lineman in the state. 4. John Theus, offensive lineman TheBolles School in Jacksonville.Theus is one of the offensive lineman I have seen in along time. He is very physical, but also has themobility to block in space. Hisfootwork used mainly in a wing-t offensive systemallowed him to find linebackers and safetieswhile on the move. He is headed toGeorgia and Ithink he is ready to play as a true freshman. His team won another state titleand he has been in a program with some of the finest coaches in the state of Florida. Reminds me of: Chris Samuel, Alabama5.Leonard Williams, defensive tackle Mainland High School in Daytona.Williams is the new look defensive tackle that stands at 65 262 with room formore weight on his frame. In the past five years we are seeing taller biggerdefensive tackles versus the 90s where all tall guys were slotted outside. Hewill be a signing day decision whose dominant play at one of the big schoolsin Floridahas everyones attention. He played defensive end in high school, but Auburn, Florida, FSU, Miami and USC all wanthis services likely at tackle. Reminds me of: Glenn Dorsey, LSU.The NextFive:Chris Black(below) is an early entry and already on campus in Tuscaloosa for the Crimson Tide.NathanPeterman, Quarterback Fleming Island-Tennessee.DeonBush, Defensive Back, MiamiColumbus-Miami.JessamanDunker, Offensive Lineman, Boynton Beach-Florida.ChrisBlack, Wide Receiver, First Coast-Alabama.DanteFowler Jr., Defensive End, Lakewood-FSU.As ofMonday the only schools in the SEC without a committed player from the state ofFlorida were Arkansas,Missouri andTexas A&M. Check out my signing day blog with the best player that each SEC school will sign. Follow me on Twitter @bradyack.
Rating Florida's best HS prospects
January 29, 2012, 5:07 pm