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2016 Big Board breakdown: No. 1, Ahmmon Richards

  • 6:00 am Friday, April 24th, 2015 by Jodie Wagner
Ahmmon Richards

Each weekday leading up to the start of spring practice, we have released a new player from the top 10 of our Class of 2016 Big Board, breaking down each player’s game with an interactive graphic. Today, we’ve reached the top spot with Ahmmon Richards, a wide receiver at Wellington.

A tough receiver with tremendous athletic ability, Richards can make plays all over the field and isn’t afraid to catch the ball in traffic. While his offensive numbers were exceptional, he’s also an excellent defensive player who recorded five interceptions last season.

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2016 Big Board breakdown: No. 2, Zach McCloud

  • 6:00 am Thursday, April 23rd, 2015 by Anthony Chiang
Zach McCloud

Each weekday leading up to the start of spring practice, we’ll release a new player from the top 10 of our Class of 2016 Big Board and break down his game with an interactive graphic. Today, it’s No. 2, Zach McCloud, a linebacker at Santaluces.

This guy is a flat-out playmaker. He’s stellar against the run and he can cover backs and tight ends, too. But McCloud does his best work when he’s able to square up and hit somebody. You won’t find many linebackers who hit harder than McCloud.

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2016 Big Board breakdown: No. 3, Devin Studstill

  • 6:00 am Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015 by Jodie Wagner
Devin Studstill Big Board

Each weekday leading up to the start of spring practice, we’ll release a new player from the top 10 of our Class of 2016 Big Board and break down his game with an interactive graphic. Today, it’s No. 3, Devin Studstill, a defensive back at Palm Beach Gardens.

A hard-hitting safety with tremendous athleticism, the 6-foot-1, 185-pound Studstill has drawn plenty of attention from college scouts. He’s expected to play a key role on defense next season for the Gators, who graduated standout linebacker Tevon Coney.

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2016 Big Board breakdown: No. 4, Isaiah Johnson

  • 6:00 am Tuesday, April 21st, 2015 by Anthony Chiang

Each weekday leading up to the start of spring practice, we’ll release a new player from the top 10 of our Class of 2016 Big Board and break down his game with an interactive graphic. Today, it’s No. 4, Isaiah Johnson, a wide receiver at Dwyer.

At 6-foot-3, 210 pounds, Johnson is a big target who gives opposing defenses plenty of problems. His combination of size and athleticism has college coaches drooling over his potential. Right now, Johnson seems like he’s confident he will end up at Florida after an eventful recruiting process that included two decommitments. But he’s keeping [More]

2016 Big Board breakdown: No. 5, Devin Singletary

  • 6:00 am Monday, April 20th, 2015 by Jodie Wagner

Each weekday leading up to the start of spring practice, we’ll release a new player from the top 10 of our Class of 2016 Big Board and break down his game with an interactive graphic. Today, it’s No. 5, Devin Singletary, a running back at American Heritage.

Singletary was a key part of American Heritage’s prolific offense last season. A durable back who has speed and strength, the 5-foot-9, 195-pound junior averaged 10.7 yards per carry in 2014 and also scored 15 rushing touchdowns.

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2016 Big Board breakdown: No. 6, Travis Homer

  • 6:00 am Friday, April 17th, 2015 by Anthony Chiang

Each weekday leading up to the start of spring practice, we’ll release a new player from the top 10 of our Class of 2016 Big Board and break down his game with an interactive graphic. Today, it’s No. 6, Travis Homer, a running back at Oxbridge Academy.

With Homer’s mixture of strength and speed, his skill set has started to attract BCS programs. But some still wonder if he can put up big numbers against tough competition after Oxbridge Academy played in independent leagues the past two seasons. Homer will have an opportunity to quiet those doubters this season, as [More]

2016 Big Board breakdown: No. 9, Ja’kevious Vickers

  • 6:00 am Tuesday, April 14th, 2015 by Jodie Wagner

Each weekday leading up to the start of spring practice, we’ll release a new player from the top 10 of our Class of 2016 Big Board and break down his game with an interactive graphic. Today, it’s No. 9, Ja’kevious Vickers, a running back at Glades Central.

Vickers was one of the area’s top running backs last season despite having limited experience at the position. A converted safety/linebacker, the 5-foot-11, 195-pound Vickers rushed for more than 1,000 yards and played a key role in leading the revitalized Raiders to the regional finals.

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Tavares Martin still hoping to play Division I football after signing with junior college

  • 6:58 pm Monday, April 13th, 2015 by Anthony Chiang
West Virginia has pulled its offer to Dwyer WR Tavares Martin. (Post file photo)

Tavares Martin is still waiting.

Despite a tweet from Ellsworth (Iowa) Community College head coach Jesse Montalto announcing that Martin had signed with the program, the three-star Dwyer wide receiver is not sure he will end up at the junior college. [More]

2016 Big Board breakdown: No. 10 Da’Von Brown

  • 6:00 am Monday, April 13th, 2015 by Anthony Chiang

Each weekday leading up to the start of spring practice, we’ll release a new player from the top 10 of our Class of 2016 Big Board and break down his game with an interactive graphic. Today, it’s No. 10, Da’Von Brown, a cornerback at Royal Palm Beach.

It’s hard to find high school cornerbacks with better man-to-man coverage skills than Brown. Despite being 5-foot-11, he’s one of the most physical cornerbacks in Palm Beach County. Don’t be surprised to see Brown begin to draw big offers before the start of his senior season.

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