|Posted by Maurice J. Smith Sr. on December 5, 2013 at 3:00 PM||comments (0)|
Jensen Beach High Jean Alexis is a 6'3-188 pound two sport star. Alexis was a First team all area selection as a junior in basketball averaging 13 points a game, 7 rebounds, 3 steals and 2 blocks last season. \As a senior he's averaging a double double on the hard wood thus far. this season. The two sport athlete is really looking to catch on with a Division I college and hopes to earn a scholarship not for his play on the hardwood but rather his skills on the gridiron.
Jean averaged 25 yards per catch for 781 yards for 6 TDs this past Fall. For his efforts he was selected first team all area by Next Level Sports Scouting and has generated heavy interest from schools such as Memphis, Purdue and Western Illinois. He has a 2.9 GPA and 17 composite on his ACT whic he will retake this Saturday.
Here is Jean Alexis Senior Highlights https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_qCctp0kUc
|Posted by Maurice J. Smith Sr. on November 30, 2013 at 11:10 PM||comments (0)|
Next Level Sports Scouting Players of the Year & All Area Team
Offensive Player of the Year - QB Sam Vaughn Sr. Fort Pierce Central, Sam is the first player to be named offensive player of the year in consecutive years. Congraulations Sam!
Sam Vaughn Highlights http://www.hudl.com/athlete/596569/
Defensive Player of the Year - Nico Sawtelle Jr. Jensen Beach, Congratulations Nico!
Nico Sawtelle's Junior Highlights https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EuUmf2vQGzE
Impact Player of the Year - Edwin Thomas Sr. Fort Pierce John Carroll. Impact POY is given to the most oustanding player who contributes in all three phases of the game. Thomas is the first two time Player of the year in this category. Players who have won this award, Albert Wilson (Georgia State), Justin Simmons, (Boston College) Congratulations Edwin!
Edwin Thomas Highlights http://www.hudl.com/athlete/o/1760495/highlights/66615377
Fort Pierce Central's Rashawn Shaw is the first player in the brief four year history of this All Area team to be named First team All Area three consecutiver years. Congratluations Rashawn!
First Team Defense
DB - Tate Williams Jr. Vero Beach Saint Edwards
DB - Mike Perceval - Sr. Fort Pierce Central
DB - Will Dawkins Sr. Vero Beach
DB - Tavon Lindsey Sr. Port Saint Lucie
LB - Xavier Preston Sr. Jensen Beach
LB- Nico Sawtelle Jr. Jensen Beach
LB - William Daceus Sr. Fort PIerce Central
LB - Tyler Horstman Jr. Vero Beach
DL- Patrick Bethel So. Vero Beach
DL - Rashawn Shaw Sr. Fort Pierce Central
DL - Chris Favoroso Jr. Jensen Beach
Utility - Brock Miller So. Vero Beach Saint Edwards
First Team Offense
QB - Sam Vaughn Sr. Fort Pierce Central
RB - Jason Pierre Sr. Vero Beach
RB - Uzziah Davis Sr. South Fork
WR- Alqwuan Vickers Sr. Fort Pierce Central
WR - Jean Alexis Sr. Jensen Beach
WR - Edwin Thomas Sr. Fort Pierce John Carroll
OL - Reche Thomas Jr. Vero Beach
OL - Stewart Reese So. Fort Pierce Central
OL - Marcus Norman Sebastian River
OL - Bobby Joe Garza Sr. Okeechobee
OL - Josh Ayala Sr. Fort Pierce John Carroll
Utility - QB Jordan Watkins Jr. Fort Pierce John Carroll
2nd Team Defense
LB - Blake Lucky Jr. South Fork
LB -Antonio Jones Davis Jr. Vero Beach
LB -Khalil Shaheed Sr. Saint Lucie West Centennial
LB - Chris Carvelli Sr. Martin County
LB - Sean Bowens Sr. Treasure Coast
DB Rhashaad Owens Sr. Fort Pierce Central
DB Kade Glenn Jr. Jensen Beach
DB Pierce Halleran Sr. Fort Pierce John Carroll
DL - Hunter Sciscente Sr. Fort Pierce Central
DL - Brian Carter So. Vero Beach Saint Edwards
DL - Dominic Jackson Jr. Treasure Coast
DL Matt Celidonio Sr. Fort Pierce John Carroll
Utility - RB Greg Green Sr. Fort Pierce John Carroll
2nd Team Offense
QB - Dalton Stokes Sr. Vero Beach
RB - Nic Cooper Sr. Sebastian River
RB - Adrian Minondo Jr. Okeechobee
WR - Nate Simmons Sr. Martin County
WR - Jimmy Williamson Sr. Vero Beach
WR - Dan Culumber Sr. Fort Pierce John Carroll
OL - Brandon Mailman Jr. South Fork
OL - Manny Guadalupe Sr. Vero Beach
OL - Nick Woodward Sr. Fort Pierce John Carroll
OL - Ted Hessing So. South Fork
OL - Austin Whitehead Jr. Treasure Coast
Utilitty - QB Alex Ogle Jensen Beach
KR - Ty Moring Sr. Port Saint Lucie High
Kicker - Jason Rivas Sr. Vero Beach
PR - Jaylen Wyatt Sr. Treasure Coast
LB Josh Pantaleon Fort Pierce John Carroll
RB Diqwon Harris Sr. Treasure Coast
LB Cullen Faley Sr. Vero Beach Saint Edwards
LB - Brandon Letcher Jr. Port Saint High
WR Nehari Crawford Jr. Fort Pierce Central
Ath. Eddie Neal Sr. Okeechobee
LB Jeremy Miret Sr. Fort Pierce John Carroll
WR Javonte Bagley Sr. Vero Beach
LB Cody Stripling Sr. South Fork
QB Colton Haggery Martin County
QB Stone Labanowitz Fr. South Fork
DL Quamayne Jones Sr. Fort Pierce Westwood
DB Avery Kizzy Sr. Vero Beach
Elijah Richardson Sr. Saint Lucie West Centennial
LB Sharieff Rhaheed Sr. Fort Pierce Central
DL Robert Parent Jr. Martin County
|Posted by Maurice J. Smith Sr. on November 29, 2013 at 11:20 PM||comments (0)|
Tampa Plant scored 17 unanswered points to close the door on Fort Pierce Central and advance to the state semifinals to face the Apopka Bluedarters.
Fort Pierce Central opened the scoring with a 3 yard TD
run from Billy Joilivert with 3:30 left in the first quarter. That would
be all the the Plant Panthers would allow as they shut out Cobras for the next three quarters. Plant was led by a stingy defense; anchoring that
defense was Texas Longhorns commit Andrew Beck and 2015 DL Kyle
Henderson 6'2-270. Henderson put on a show. VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=geluYFqk1Kg
secondary was impressive as well showcasing three division one defensive backs;
2015 Derrick Baity was the one who picked off Fort Pierce Centrals Sam
Vaughn early in the 4th quarter as the CObras were trying to cut into
the lead. The other two were Mazzi Wilkins a South Florida commit who shadowed
Cobras 2015 WR Nehari Crawford all night. and Wisconsin commit Austin Hudson was
all over the field equally impressive against the run and pass.
The Cobras defense was just as impressive led by Louisville commit Rashawn Shaw who was literally all over the field playing with relentless effort and pursuing the ball carriers side line to side all night as he recorded a game high 3 sacks and double digit tackles for the scond consecutive playoff game.
The Cobras offense was not able to
generate any big plays nor were they able to sustain drives as their
longest play from scrimmage was a 25 yard pass play from Sam Vaughn to
Nehari Crawford. They also missed a golden opportunity when Sam Vaughn threw a bomb right down the middle of the field to a streaking Mike McInnis but he dropped it. THe play play would have certainly put the Coobras in scoring position.
But one of the underlying stories of the game has to be the rash of injuries the Plant players suffered. They had players going down literally every other play. The Fort Pierce Central Cobras fans were not happy about it niether were Cobra coaches on their sideline. Seemingly everytime Fort Pierce Central would try to go uptempo on offense a Plant player would be fall prey to injury, EVERYTIME.
Patrick Brooks scored twice for the Plant Panthers once rushing the other on a screen pass as they were able to overcome a first quarter deficit to win and advance to State Semifinals over Fort Pierce Central 17-7.
|Posted by Maurice J. Smith Sr. on November 27, 2013 at 3:25 PM||comments (0)|
Patrick Bethel is a 2016 DE for the Vero Beach Fighting
Indians. Bethel is 6'3-240. Patrick's dad Randy confirmed the offers from Arkansas and Florida Atlantic.
Randy was a tightend for the Miami Hurricanes from 1986-'90. He went on to get drafted in the 10th round by
the New England Patriots. Check out Bethel's sophomore Highlights.
|Posted by Maurice J. Smith Sr. on November 26, 2013 at 4:00 PM||comments (0)|
Fort Pierce Central Cobras (10-1) vs Tampa Plant (10-1-1)
3rd round of FHSAA Playoffs
Overview: The Fort Pierce Central CObras (10-1) move into uncharted waters as they were able to overcome Goliath (Bradenton Manatee) 17-15 last week in the Regional semi finals. The Cobras are now expected to win this matchup and finally get past the Regional Final round. This is the Cobras third straight appearance in the Regional Finals. Their opponent on the other hand, Tampa Plant (10-1-1) is very fortunate to be here as the Panthers had to overcome a fourth quarter deficit and survive in overtime vs Orlando Dr. Phillips in order to win 24-23.
The Cobra's recieved national accalim this week from USA Today, ranking them as the 25th best team in the land.
But now they have to face Goliath's brother (from a tradition standpoint ) in Tampa Plant High School (10-1-1) who have won 4 state championships, the first of which was in 2006. Plant won championships again in 2008, 2009, and 2011 and were runners up in 2010. All under legendary coach Robert Weiner. Weiner is a QB guru. He has been invited several times to teach at the prestigous Highschool QB camp Elite 11.
While Fort Pierce Central's third year coach Josh Shaffer is a solid developer of QBs and is a great offensive minded coach as well, Weiner has been there and conquered that, winning four state titles. But there is no backing down now as no one expected the Cobras to be in this position again (Regional FInals) especially after losing so many key players to graduation.
Breaking down Tampa Plant: Offensively Plant will run a AIr Raid system similar to that which Vero runs minus the screens, more rollouts. Defensively Palnt runs a thirty front switching between a 3-3-5 stack and 3-4. Plant is going to try to throw the ball all over the yard from start to finish except for when they want to run it a few times. Then the ball normally goes behind Tennessee commit Ray Raulerson who is 6'5-275 who is the better of the two OT's Plant has when it comes to run blocking. The other OT is Junior All American Jake Fruhmorgen who has an offer from just about every college in the country.
If Plant is going to win this game they must maintain their composure and get into a rhythum offesively early and play sound football especially across the middle of the field on defense.
Players to Watch: 2014 RB Alex Jackson 2015 DB Derrick Baity, 2015 OT Jake Fruhmorgen, 2014 Mazzi WIlkins, 2014 LB Andrew Beck, 2014 WR Cam Winters
Breaking down Fort PIerce Central - The Cobras run a form of the Pistol offense and defensively the Cobras run a fifty front man free. The Cobras are going to allow there athletes to be athletes in the secondary playing press coverage a high percentage of the time. I think it's safe to say Alqwuan Vickers will be targeted just as many times as he was last game (12) but Junior WR's Shamar Pierre and Nehari Crawford have to step up because Vickers will be keyed on. If Centrral is goiing to win this game it has to be a total team effort. The Cobras have to force turnovers and convert them into points. Because with a potent passing attack like Palnt's the game is never over until the clock hits zero.
Players to watch: 2014 WR Alqwuan Vickers, 2014 QB Sam Vaughn, 2014, DE Rashawn Shawn2014 LB Sharieff Rhaheed, 2016 DE Greg SImmons, 2015 WR Nehari Crawford, 2016 OT STewart Reese, 2014 CB Mike Perveal, 2014 CB Rhashaad Owens
Who has the edge: Fort PIerce Central comes into a big game as the favorite having been here the past three years and knocking off perennial power Bradenton Manatee. Can the Cobras finally win a Regional Championship and make it to the State Semi FInals?
Video Highlights of Fort Pierce Centrals 17-15 win over
|Posted by Maurice J. Smith Sr. on November 22, 2013 at 10:50 PM||comments (0)|
Alqwuan Vickers seems to save his best performances for the biggest stage. Against Daytona Beach Mainland Vickers accounted for two TD's and 110 yards. During district play this year he accounted for 396total yards and seven TDs.
Vickers was lights out Friday night at Lawnwood Stadium on Calvin Tripplett field. Alqwuan Vickers had a career high in receptions and yards grabbing ten passes for 209 yards. I can't remember the last time a player from this area had a 200 yard receiving game!
Vickers set up the Cobras first scoring drive on a 41 yard reception which put the Cobras at the two yard line and two plays later QB Sam Vaughn punched it in from there making it 7-0.
And that would be the score heading into halftime as the Cobras played aggressive smothering defense all night even when their backs were against the wall. Manate was driving inside the Cobras 20 and the top ranked prospect in Next Level Sports Scouting #TheBig15 rankings came up huge, grabbing the interception and returning it 33 yards.
Manatee starting QB Josh Meyer hurt his leg after he was hit by Fort Pierce Central's Mike Perceval but was only out one play and shortly thereafter he sustained a shoulder injury while trying to make the tackle on Sharieff Rhaheed after Rhaheed made the interception and returned it 33 yards. That left Manatee in a bind as they had to use Temple commit Brodrick Yancy a wide reciever at QB. Yancy was erratic when throwing the ball at best.
The Hurricanes did managed a few big plays Missouri commit Trevon Walters did'nt play great but added a 19 yard TD.
Manatee's defense was ery solid with the exception of covering the seam route once the Cobras were in their empty set or doubles. Manatee had no answer. The Cobras offensive line deserves a lot of credit led by 2016 Stewart Reese, 6'5-300.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tuLSaU7Jyqw" target="_blank"> Fort Pierce Central Upsets Bradenton Manatee 17-15 Highlights
|Posted by Maurice J. Smith Sr. on November 21, 2013 at 8:35 AM||comments (0)|
Bryan Stork is a 2009 graduate of Vero Beach High who now
stands 6'4-300. But in high school Stork was a 50 pounds lighter and played tightend. Stork recieved
modest hype coming out of Vero with offers from FIU, Maryland, UCF and Syracuse. But Stork got a major
suprise when the Florida State Seminoles offered him. Stork immediately committed. After redshirting his
freshman year Stork has now started 36 games for Seminoles and has been named a semifinalist for
theBronco Nagurski Award, an award given to college football best interor linemen. Bryan is also a
favorite to win the Rimington Award, an award given to the nations top center. Stork anchors an offensive
line unit that has his team ranked #2 in the country. Bryan is a reminder that it's not where you but it's
what you do with your opportunity.
|Posted by Maurice J. Smith Sr. on November 20, 2013 at 11:25 PM||comments (0)|
Travonte Boles is a 2010 graduate of Vero Beach
who was as dominant a run block as you will ever see on film. Boles was not highly recruited coming
out of highschool. Schools such as Georgia State, Fordham, tThe Citadel and Western Michigan were
the only schools pursuing Boles, who stands 5'-11-295. Boles has managed to have a great collegiate
career starting 44 games out of 45 during his career at Western Michigan. Boles, now a senior has
racked up 156 tackles, 22 tackles for loss and 5.5 sacks. Boles should definitely put himself in position
to be invited to one of the senior bowl all star games. Travonte is a reminder of it's not where you go but
what you do with the opportunity given.
|Posted by Maurice J. Smith Sr. on November 20, 2013 at 10:45 AM||comments (0)|
Albert Wilson is a 2010 graduate of Port Saint Lucie
High. Wilson had scholarship offers from Bethune Cookman University, Fordham University and the
University of New Mexico as well as start up FCS program Georgia State. Wilson took a chance and
signed with Georgia State and is by all accounts the best player in school history. This season Georgia
State joined the Sun Belt conference making trhem a full fledged FBS program. As a freshman in 2010
Wilson shocked the nation by returning a kickoff and outrunning the defending national champions at the
time Alabama all the way to the endzone. Today Wilson is third in the nation in all purpose yards,
averaging 183 yards per game accumulating 1,832 yards in 10 games this season. The senior has set
school records in many categories thus far with two regular season games remaining in his career and
a great opportunity to play in one of the senior bowl all star games. Wilson looks to continue to chase the
stars. WIlson's stats on the for recieving are 57 receptions for 927 yards and 7 TDs. Albert is a reminder
to recruits that it's not where you go but it's what you do with the opportunity given.
|Posted by Maurice J. Smith Sr. on November 20, 2013 at 9:35 AM||comments (0)|
Khalil Mack a 2009 graduatte of Fort Pierce
Westwood, who was third in area in tackles, and second in area in sacks. Keep in mind coming out of
high school Mack stood 6'2 1/2, 220 whose primary postion was OLB. By season's end Mack had only
generated interest from one program, which was Liberty University a FCS program, the guy who recruited
Mack was Robert Wimberly. Wimberly ended up getting a job to coach linebackers at Buffalo shortly
before national signing day and invited Mack to follow. Long story short Khalil Mack had one scholarship
offer coming out of highschool from one coach Robert Wimberly. Mack who is considered by NFL
insiders to be a first round draft pick set the NCAA record last night vs Miami of Ohio with his 16th forced
fumble and is only 2.5 tackles for loss a way from breaking that NCAA record. Mack went from one offer
to NCAA college football hall of famer and arguably the best player ever to play at the University of Buffalo.
MAck is a reminder to all that it's not where you go but it's what you do with the opportunity given.
Wimberly only spent one season with Mack at Buffalo before heading to Kansas University for 2 years
and is now back at Liberty University for a second time in his second season.