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A new beginning

Playoffs ended senior careers, but Florida is loaded with talented underclassmen

Originally Published: December 23, 2011
By Corey Long | ESPN Recruiting Nation
The conclusion of the high school football season in Florida saw outgoing seniors such as Seffner Armwood running back Matt Jones and Miami Norland teammates Randy "Duke" Johnson and Keith Brown finish their prep careers with state championships. But last week there also were several underclassmen who established themselves as the top prospects in the years to come.

Miami's super sophomores

It was a tough day Saturday for Miami Central as a disastrous first quarter put the Rockets in a 16-0 hole they never could escape. But despite the 40-31 loss to Armwood, there is much hope for the future behind the legs of sophomore running backs Joseph Yearby and Dalvin Cook.

Joseph Yearby
Corey Long/ESPN.comSophomore Joseph Yearby ran for over 2,200 yards and 25 touchdowns this season.
With his 122 yards and two touchdowns in the Class 6A final, Yearby finished his season with more than 2,200 yards and 25 touchdowns. His totals are good enough for second in school history behind current Florida State freshman running back Devonta Freeman.

Corey Long

Reporter, RecruitingNation

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