Posted: 2:29 pm Thursday, March 6th, 2014
By Anthony Chiang
The 2015 class has some catching up to do.
After three football players from Palm Beach County were included in the 2014 version of 247 Sports’ Top 247, none are included in the 2015 edition. Cardinal Newman wide receiver Travis Rudolph (43rd on the list), Palm Beach Central offensive lineman Kc McDermott (45) and Dwyer wide receiver Johnnie Dixon (76) were the county’s three representatives in 2014.
Wide receiver Tavares Martin, who recently transferred into Dwyer from John I. Leonard, is the area’s highest rated 2015 recruit. But the four-star recruit is listed as the 305th best prospect in the country and the 38th best prospect in the state, according to 247 Sports. Martin currently holds offers from Ohio State, Florida State, West Virginia and Miami.
Next on the list from Palm Beach County is Forest Hill running back Calvary Pugh, who is rated as the 333rd best prospect in the country and the 40th best prospect in Florida. The three-star recruit is still waiting on his first offer.
Meanwhile, Palm Beach Gardens linebacker Tevon Coney, Boynton Beach quarterback Lamar Jackson and Royal Palm Beach linebacker Charles Perry are next in line.
Coney, who holds a long list of offers including Miami, Florida and Ohio State, is rated as the 426th best prospect in the country and the 52nd best prospect in the state.
Jackson has caught the attention of many big schools, as he has offers from schools such as Nebraska and South Carolina. The dual-threat quarterback is ranked as the 438th best recruit in the country and the 55th best recruit in the state.
Finally, Perry is the 465th best prospect in the country and the 60th best prospect in the state. The 6-foot-2 linebacker is verbally committed to Miami, but schools are still pursuing Perry.
Although none of these players are among the top 247 recruits in the country according to 247 Sports, the county’s 2015 class has some time to change that.
About the Author
Anthony Chiang began his writing career in Gainesville at the University of Florida’s student-run newspaper. At The Independent Florida Alligator, he covered the school’s golf, volleyball, baseball, and football teams. The Miami native has also written for the Sun Sentinel and MLB.com, following the Tampa Bay Rays.