Posted: 1:43 pm Wednesday, February 9th, 2011
By Jeff Greer
Rivals has released its Class of 2012 Watch List of 250 national prospects, and four area juniors made the very, very early list.
Jupiter quarterback Tyler Cameron, Palm Beach Gardens tackle Avery Young, Palm Beach Central receiver Angelo Jean-Louis and Dwyer tackle Patrick Miller each made it. They are among the juniors that will be prominently featured at the top of the Class of 2012 Big Board that will be assembled in the coming weeks.
Cameron (6-4, 215) is one of 21 quarterbacks named. He has verbal scholarship offers from Boston College, FAU, Illinois, Louisville, Marshall, Rutgers and USF. He’s listed as a dual-threat quarterback, and he backs that up with his physical, downhill running style to match his cannon arm. He threw for 821 yards, seven touchdowns and seven interceptions as a junior. He also ran for 478 yards and six touchdowns in his injury-shortened season. The torn shoulder labrum in his throwing arm (left) is fully healed, and he’s played much of Jupiter’s basketball season this winter.
Both Young (6-6, 280) and Miller (6-7, 250) will be among the most sought-after linemen in America. Young already has verbal offers from Alabama, FSU, Oklahoma and many, many more schools. Young told Rivals before the 2010 season that he was a big fan of Oklahoma, and his coach Chris Davis said the tackle with an NFL frame was excited when he got an offer from Alabama, too.
Miller hadn’t received the same kind of attention as Young until much more recently, but his is equally as deserved. The tall and lean junior turned heads early on in Dwyer’s preseason practices, and he delivered with a Palm Beach Post All-Area First Team performance in 2010.
And then there’s Jean-Louis, who one area coach called “an absolute nightmare of an athlete.” Jean-Louis (6-0, 185) is listed as an athlete instead of receiver by Rivals, and will be a major target in the coming months. He’s already gotten offers from Clemson, FSU, Miami and Ohio State, among multiple others. He had 331 receiving yards and four touchdowns in 2010.