Posted: 2:30 pm Tuesday, November 29th, 2011
By Matt Porter
Palm Beach Gardens left tackle Avery Young has been stacking up pancakes for nearly all of his senior season. It hasn’t gone unnoticed by the recruitniks who compile Rivals.com’s national rankings.
Young (6-6, 284, No. 1 on the PBGametime Big Board) comes in at No. 60 on Rivals’ end-of-regular-season list of the top 250 national prospects. He is the highest-rated prospect in Palm Beach County, the 12th-best offensive lineman in the country and the second-best offensive lineman in the state.
He’s not the only area player ranked.
Boynton Beach offensive lineman Jessamen Dunker (6-6, 315, No. 2 on the Big Board) is ranked No. 103 overall. Dunker, who has committed to Florida, is rated the 19th-best offensive lineman in the country and third in the state.
Palm Beach Central receiver/defensive back Angelo Jean-Louis (6-0, 185, No. 3 on the Big Board) is No. 129 in the nation. Jean-Louis, a Miami commit, is listed as an athlete, and is being recruited by Miami to play defensive back. Among nationwide prospects given the ‘ATH’ designation, Jean-Louis is eighth, and the No. 1 ATH in the state.
Dwyer left tackle Patrick Miller (6-7, 270, No. 4 on the Big Board) is ranked No. 218 in the country. Miller, an LSU commit, is rated 34th among offensive linemen and sixth among OLs in the state.
Young is the only player among the four who has not committed to a college. He is considering Oklahoma, Auburn, Florida, Georgia and Alabama, which visited him at school on Tuesday.
Tuesday, Alabama also checked in on juniors American Heritage’s Greg Bryant and Glades Day’s Kelvin Taylor, two of the state’s best running back prospects for next season. Both Taylor and Bryant are considering Alabama and Florida, among other BCS heavyweights.
Interesting tidbit: Good friend Jeff Greer, who spoke to Bryant for a story running in this week’s Post, reports Oklahoma is pushing the hardest for Bryant.
Taylor has stated a heavy interest in Florida and Alabama, and seems to have an interest in LSU.