The Ultimate Florida Top 100: 11-20

K.C. McDermott

How would a Florida Top 100 look if you combined the classes of 2014, 2015 and 2016? Here's my version of the Ultimate Florida Top 100, 11-20. Offensive tackle K.C. McDermott is joined by a handful of talented underclassmen here.

Welcome to the Ultimate Florida Top 100.

What is this list? It's a compilation of the top 100 football recruits from the Sunshine State if you combined the classes of 2014, 2015, and 2016.

Obviously there is quite a bit of projection when you mix in the sophomores and juniors with the seniors.

I did this prior to the start of the season. This is my version of the Ultimate Florida Top 100 right now.


11) K.C. McDermott

Class of 2014
Wellington Palm Beach Central
Offensive Tackle
6-6/296
Committed to Miami

My take: McDermott was an easy offer for colleges as an offensive lineman. He has great work ethic,is well educated as any offensive lineman, and self-driven. As a tackle he is a best as a run blocker. He can be a real mauler in the trenches using his natural power and strength. He also displays very good balance when engaged in contact. He can still work on his pass sets, flexibility, and his overall footwork. Expect McDermott to play early.


12) Derwin James
Projected
Class of 2015
Auburndale
Safety
6-1/199
Committed to Florida State

My take: James is an outstanding athlete that will remind many of former Polk County star Karlos Williams. He has elite size and a long frame. There's the possibility that he could grow and move up a level and play linebacker. Then again, James just may be that big, physical and athletic safety that can do it all. You can play him in or near the box or deep as a center fielder. This is an overall terrific player that excels in everything he does.


13) Jordan Scarlett

Class of 2015
Ft. Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas
Running Back
5-11/195
Committed to FAU

My take: Scarlett is as physically impressive as any one player you will see on this list with the exception of Byron Cowart. He can run with power and speed. Scarlett can catch the football. He's the complete package that has a chance to be a special player. He shocked the recruiting world by committing to nearby Florida Atlantic recently. Can the Owls hang on to this one?


14) Quinton Flowers

Class of 2014
Miami Jackson
Quarterback
6-0/210
Committed to USF

Scout.com's take: Flowers is one of the best all-around athletes in the state who is capable of lining up at three or four different positions at the next level. He will get a long look at quarterback because of a plus arm, great touch, and a knack for making big plays. If that position does not work out he can be a wide receiver in the mold of an Anquan Boldin. Bottom line - this is one of the Sunshine State's best players. Flowers is headed to USF and is the Bulls highest ranked commitment in their short football history.


15) Calvin Ridley

Class of 2015
Coconut Creek Monarch
Wide Receiver/Cornerback
6-2/170
Alabama, Miami, FSU, Louisville and a host of others have offered already.

My take: I was stunned to learn that there was a 2015 prospect at Monarch better than Shawn Burgess-Becker. Simply, they are two of the top recruits in the next class from the Sunshine State regardless of position. Like Burgess-Becker, Ridley is freaky on other side of the ball as a wide receiver or defensive back. He's just so darn athletic. He can run like a deer and has good size. Ridley has terrific ball skills and projects highly on offense and defense.


16) Travonte Valentine

Class of 2014
Hialeah Champagnat Catholic
Defensive Tackle
6-4/320
Valentine will sign with Miami or LSU on Wednesday.

My take: Valentine possesses rare athleticism for a jumbo athlete. At 6-foot-4, 320 pounds he has the potential to be a difference maker inside and a player that generates a ton of pressure in the backfield. This kid can push the pocket and will command a double team. Valentine needs to improve his technique including his pad level and ability to use his hands, but he is a rare physical specimen with Sunday potential. He would be rated even higher if his academics were in better standing.


17) Nate Craig

Class of 2016
Tampa Catholic
Wide Receiver
6-3/200
Offers from Clemson, Florida, FSU, Georgia Tech, Mississippi State, Ohio State, Rutgers, Tennessee, Wisconsin and others
My take: True story – I went to the Pasco/Robinson playoff game in November of 2012 and some kid I didn't know about stole the show with a great game. He was a big wide receiver that ran like a deer. Turned out it was Nate Craig. He was just as impressive this spring and fall. Right now I see him as the top rated prospect in the 2016 from Florida. He recently transferred from Pasco to Tampa Catholic.


18) George Campbell

Class of 2015
Tarpon Springs East Lake
Wide Receiver
6-4/190
Campbell was previously committed to Michigan and now open. He has offers from just about everyone in the country.

My take: Campbell has outstanding size, speed and measurable but what position does he play? He had a solid junior season but dropped too many balls. It's weird because he can make the hard catches look easy. He does a nice job of using his size to his advantage, especially with the ball in the air. He can box out and high point the ball. At the same time, he drops way too many easy passes. As a runner, he's smooth with long strides. He really does a nice job of stretching out a defense. His size, growth and development will play a huge hand is what position he plays. But he also needs to catch with a lot more consistency. Right now I see him more as an athlete than a wide receiver. He could very well end up on the other side of the ball as a safety or linebacker.


19) Kain Daub

Class of 2014
Jacksonville Sandalwood
Middle Linebacker
6-2/230
Committed to Florida State

My take: Daub is a big, physical, and imposing linebacker. He is constantly on the attack and is always looking to tackle through his opponent. He can play sideline to sideline and inside out. He has good agility and runs to the ball very well. He can work on his angles and his play in pass coverage and that's an area that is improving. He is best when playing down hill against the run. This cat is a big hitter.


20) Treon Harris

Class of 2014
Miami Booker T. Washington
Quarterback
5-11/170
Harris is committed to FSU but could flip to Miami, Florida or Auburn on Signing Day.

Scout.com's take: Harris is a play-maker at the quarterback position that is equally capable of beating you with his arm or feet. He has improved by leaps and bounds the past couple of years with his footwork and mechanics. He lacks ideal height and may have a higher ceiling as a wide receiver (terrific with ball in hands) or cornerback (brother, Brandon is an NFL corner). In the right college offense there's no reason why he can't be a successful signal caller on Saturdays.

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Jamie has been covering college football recruiting since 1992 and is entering his ninth year with Scout.com and FOXSports.com. He's currently a National Recruiting Analyst and Manager for the state of Florida. Jamie is also covering the NFL Draft for the network.
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