There were nearly 300 prospects at Cardinal Gibbons High School on Saturday morning to test at the annual Elite Scouting Services South Florida combine. Here are the prospects who stood out (in alphabetical order):
Alvonte Bell, DE, Everglades -- Bell measured out a shade under 6-foot-6 and 220 pounds and during testing he ran a 4.7 in the 40-yard dash. Bell is still learning the game and has a long way to go in terms of his technique, but he has as much raw talent as any pass-rusher coming out of South Florida this year. Expect a lot of recruiting action during the spring for this prospect.
Tyler Cogswell, QB, Plantation American Heritage -- I've seen Cogswell a handful of times since last February and he gets better each time. At 6-4, 200 pounds, Cogswell has the size and he's shown major improvements in his arm strength and release. He won't have eye-popping numbers in high school because superstar running back Sony Michel is in the backfield. However, Nebraska, Hawaii and Central Michigan have already offered and I think he'll have a few more come through before he makes a decision.
Kendrick Edwards, WR, Miami Norland -- Daryl Heidelburg, Norland's head coach, said that Edwards could be the next "Megatron". That's going to be a pretty tall order but the 6-5, 190-pound sophomore has the physical tools and the leaping ability to bolster Norland's passing game and help the Vikings recover from the loss of Duke Johnson.
Sandley Jean-Felix, OL, Boyd Anderson -- Off the hoof Jean-Felix looks like a future star and once you watch his 6-5, 295-pound frame on the move it's easy to see why he is among the top offensive linemen in the state. West Virginia, Texas Tech, Florida International and Middle Tennesseee have offered.
Jermaine Grace, LB, Miramar -- The linebacker ran under a 4.5 in the 40-yard dash and showed great versatility during the one-on-one drills. While there might be some questions about his height, there's little doubt about his ability and he showed Saturday why Miami, FSU, Florida, Nebraska, Penn State, Tennessee, Texas and several other programs have offered.
Clem Nealy, OL, Clewiston -- Nealy probably projects as a guard in college and the 6-4, 312-pound junior showed his strength on the weight bench and in the one-on-one competition. Nealy does a real good job of delivering the initial blow and is very aggressive and willing to mix it up. A strong spring should net Nealy some major college interest.
Devonte Peete, WR, Blanche Ely -- One of several promising young stars for Ely, Peete is a 6-5, 175-pound freshman who can get the ball at the highest point. Obviously he has a long ways to go in learning the nuisances of the position but this is a name worth remembering over the next few years.
Jordan Scarlett, RB, University School -- This Class of 2015 prospect averaged a little over 10 yards per carry as a freshman. At 5-10, 195 pounds Scarlett is already physically advanced for his age. Expect a 1,000-yard season from Scarlett as a sophomore. He ran 4.58 against the wind and a 4.49 with the wind at his back Saturday.
Lance Virgile, LB, St. Thomas Aquinas -- The 6-3, 220-pound junior received got his first offer from West Virginia last week and has a host of schools interested in seeing him during the spring. While his speed and physical tools are very good, he showed decent ability to cover receivers during the one-on-one drills.