Posted: 11:31 am Monday, August 23rd, 2010

ESPN 760’s watch list includes ten of area’s best players 

By Matt Porter

Updated Aug. 23, 10:12 p.m.
ESPN 760 is ramping up its coverage of high school football this season, so what better way to make a splash than to rank the top 10 local stars?

Kirk Herbstreit talks with Dwyer's Curt Maggitt (center) and Jacoby Brissett, at Monday's ESPN 760/PNC Bank College Football Kick-Off. (Allen Eyestone/The Palm Beach Post)

Kirk Herbstreit talks with Dwyer's Curt Maggitt (center) and Jacoby Brissett, at Monday's ESPN 760/PNC Bank College Football Kick-Off. (Allen Eyestone/The Palm Beach Post)

The radio station, in partnership with WPTV, released its 10 players to watch in Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast. Several players appeared at Monday’s Kirk Herbstreit College Football Kickoff, from 6-8 p.m. at the West Palm Beach Waterfront. The players were introduced to a crowd, shook hands with Herbstreit and received commemorative plaques.

It’s part of a big month for ESPN 760, which recently announced plans for a ‘Football Night in South Florida’ game of the week every Thursday during the season.

Here’s ESPN 760’s list:

    1. TE Nick O’Leary, Dwyer

    2. WR Kelvin Benjamin, Glades Central

    3. OL/DL Giorgio Newberry, Ft Pierce Central

    4. DE/OLB Curt Maggitt, Dwyer

    5. RB Tre Mason, Park Vista

    6. DB Keelin Smith, Treasure Coast

    7. DB LaMarcus Brutus, Treasure Coast

    8. QB Jacoby Brissett, Dwyer

    9. DE John Harris, Boynton Beach

    10. DB Terrell Floyd, Port St Lucie

Honorable Mention: OL Marcus Jackson, Vero Beach – OL Mike Matulis, Park Vista – OL Cody Preble, Park Vista – WR Ezekiel Turner, Atlantic – LB Jephete Matilus, Atlantic -DE/TE Robert Way, Glades Central -DB Rontavious Atkins, Pahokee – WR Herve Coby, American Heritage-Delray – OL Mike Romano, Treasure Coast – WR Davonte Allen, Glades Central – WR Terrance Floyd, Santaluces – DB Darrell Hunter, Dwyer – QB/DB Joe Eason, Pahokee – DL Demetris Anderson, Ft Pierce Westwood – QB/DB Jamarious Rowley, Glades Central – DL Keith Bowers, Dwyer – LB/RB Matt Visconti, Olympic Heights – DB J.T. Thornton, Glades Day – WR J’Rod Beard, Atlantic

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