Posted: 3:44 pm Thursday, July 29th, 2010
By Matt Porter
Already stocked with speed and skill, this summer Glades Central added more of the same.
Incoming senior Tyrone Page transferred from Royal Palm Beach, giving the Raiders their second major addition of the offseason. In February, they picked up Glades Day wide receiver Davonte Allen, the top receiver for the Class 1B state champions.
The Raiders will use Page at running back and safety, where he’ll help fill the void left by West Virginia recruit Travis Bell.
Glades Central coach Jessie Hester called Page, who stands 5-foot-11 and 180 pounds and runs a 4.5 40-yard dash, a Division 1 prospect at defensive back.
“A guy who can play secondary with that type of speed — that’s a hot commodity, man,” said Hester. “You just can’t find those good DBs.”
Page has yet to receive an offer.
Three more schools looking at Allen
Hester said Allen picked up offers from USF, FAU and Buffalo. West Virginia and Marshall had already expressed interest.
“He’s such a nice physical specimen,” said Hester of the 6-foot-2, 190-pound wideout. “He’s proving to be a big-time receiver.”
Allen, who caught 22 passes for 352 yards and four touchdowns last season, will be part of a rotating cast of receivers that includes seniors Kelvin Benjamin (6-6, 230, No. 3 on the Big Board), Neville Brown and Jaqavein Oliver.
Another Glades Central wideout, junior Jamie Wilson, is getting a lot of looks because of his play in summer 7-on-7 tournaments. “Everybody’s gawking over him,” said Hester.
Buffalo interested in Way
DE/TE Robert Way (6-2, 185, No. 10 on the Big Board) picked up an offer from Buffalo. Syracuse and Marshall already contacted Way.
As a junior last season, Way set a Glades Central record with 24 sacks. The previous mark was set in 2001 by former UF and San Francisco 49ers defensive end Ray McDonald.