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On The Radar: Season Series – Part Eight

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As you can see from the team standings throughout South Florida that we are certainly getting to the end of another season.

With district titles up for grabs and playoff spots still left to be awarded you can see so many of these quality athletes turning up their game. This is the time college coaches stand up and take notice of the football prospects getting it done when it counts.

Having the opportunity to see so many games live, you really get to evaluate these prospects from every aspect of the game – so when college coaches ask our opinions, we can tell them what positives each athlete is bringing to the game.

So many recent events at the high school and college level have centered around character – and that is something that makes or break any athlete. Everyone is looking for character people. And while some have been blinded by a fast 40-yard dash or a diving cash, the topic of character comes up often.

Believe it when people tell you that there are plenty of athletes who can run, catch, tackle and throw, but to do those things and have character go along with it, has truly become rare.

As the clock continues to run on this season, we bring you more and football players to keep an eye on. As we do each and every week during the course of a year, we add six new prospects to keep an eye on. Here are six more for this week:

2019 – Myles Bell, CB, 6-0, 160, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas: Bell is one of those sophomores who has a chance to be special. Not only does he have size and athletic ability, but he is following in the footsteps of his father, Grantis, who starred at Northeast High, West Virginia and in the NFL. Being surrounded by so many impressive football players the Raiders have on the roster, you can guarantee that Bell will be a prospect that will continue to keep St. Thomas in the spotlight. He has big-time potential and is always learning.

2017 – Keyondre Brown, LB, 6-1, 210, Pembroke Pines Flanagan: On a team loaded with defensive standouts, here is another athlete that many have overlooked this season. Brown has the size, quickness and tackling ability to play this position at the next level. He has learned so much over the past year about playing the position the right way. Brown has been a key player in a program that is looking to get back to Orlando and defend its Class 8A state championship. It will be interesting to watch this young man the rest of the way. He is indeed one that has the chance to be special.

2018 – Michael DiLiello, QB, 6-0, 170, Cooper City: On a team that has so many young players, many are overlooking this quality football player. DiLiello has proven that he has the talent and potential to be special for the Cowboys. He has good arm strength, reads the defenses very well and is not afraid to move the chains with his feet as well. Being a junior, he learned a lot about the position this season, and with one year and an offseason to continue learning, he is an athlete we all will be watching to see how he progresses over the next 6-7 months.

2019 – Demetries Ford, RB/CB, 5-9, 165, Miami Westminster Christian: Another of the talented young players in South Florida, here is a versatile football talent that first-year head coach Earl Little can build on. Whether it's as a running back, in the defensive secondary or on special teams, here is someone who is a quality player who will be one of the most highly recruiting athletes over the next two years. With a solid offseason, Ford is definitely a name that you will hear plenty about.

2018 – Seth McGill, QB/WR, 5-10, 179, Miami Central: After a stellar youth football career, this impressive athlete has turned into quite a weapon for the Rockets this season. No matter where the line him up, McGill always gets the job done. Special teams, quarterback, receiver or if this team needs a yard, here is the football player who is becoming one of the best all-around in South Florida. Make no mistake, he is the real deal and this football team believes he can be their go-to player.

2019 – Tyler Milord, OL/DL, 6-4, 275, Hialeah Gardens Mater Academy: For those who have said that we just do not produce enough talented big men, you may want to start watching some more football games. This impressive two-way performer has a chance to be very special; and as this year has been a season where he is learning and picking up valuable experience, look for the next two seasons to be very special. A lot will depend on Milord's offseason progress, but if you know head coach Rocco Casullo, he gets the most out of these athletes.


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