61-70: The Ultimate Florida Top 100

Keith Gavin No. 64

What would a compilation of the top 100 recruits from the state of Florida look like if you merged the classes of 2014, '15 and '16? Here's a look at prospects 61-70.

The Ultimate Florida Top 100


61) Ryeshene Bronson

Class of 2014
Fort Myers (Fla.) Dunbar
Wide Receiver
6-3/180
Offers from USF, Arkansas, Auburn, Mississippi State, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and UCF.

Scout.com's take: Bronson has the size and speed that can't be taught. He tracks the ball down the field at an elite level and possesses an extra gear when needed. He needs to continue to get stronger to become the complete player that his talent dictates. We would like to see him become more of a threat in the middle of the field. This is the type of prospect that could flourish in the right system at the next level.


62) De'Amontae Jackson

Class of 2015
Citra (Fla.) North Marion
Middle Linebacker
6-0/235
Offers from FSU and Miami.

Scout.com's take: This is a young linebacker recruit that really packs a punch. He's physical and can really hit. Jackson runs through people. At times he can be an explosive hitter. Jackson can play inside-out and get to the perimeter quickly. His height will be a concern for some but he's still young and we have also seen 6-foot-0 linebackers have very successful careers on Saturdays and Sundays.


63) Dwayne Lawson

Class of 2015
Tampa (Fla.) Hillsbrough
Quarterback
6-5/207
Offers from USF, Indiana, Mississippi State, Purdue, FIU, and FAU.

Scout.com's take: Dwayne Lawson has been called the best quarterback Earl Garcia has ever coached. That's saying something considering his first star quarterback in the 1980's was Browning Nagle. Lawson is a big kid with a strong arm. He's smart and a hard worker. Lawson loves the game and loves to study the game. If you combine that work ethic with his skill set then you know why Garcia is so excited about this young man's future. We are too.


64) Keith Gavin
Projected
Class of 2016
Crawfordville (Fla.) Wakulla
Wide Receiver
6-3/205
Offers from Florida, FSU, Clemson and Vandy

Scout.com's take: Gavin will have a chance to really develop and shine over the next three seasons growing in the offense led by sophomore quarterback Feleipe Franks (No. 34 on list). Well, then again, that could very well depend on how much this 2016 standout develops physically over the short term. He's already a big receiver. But this is a young man with deceptive speed and athletic ability. Again, we will see how much bigger he gets over the next season or two.


65) Denzel Ware

Class of 2014
Crestview (Fla.)
Defensive End
6-2/240
Committed to Kentucky

Scout.com's take: Ware has a lot of raw ability. He is athletic and can run well. He has very long arms for someone 6-foot-2. Ware has a quick first step coming off the ball. He also pursues the ball very well from the backside and shows the ability to play from sideline to sideline. He will need to continue to work on developing some pass rush moves and use his hands better when taking on blocks. He has some great tools to work with at the next level.


66) J.C. Jackson

Class of 2014
Immokalee (Fla.)
Cornerback
5-11/185
Committed to Florida

Scout.com's take: Jackson has starred at the high school level since he stepped foot on campus as a freshmen. A wide receiver earlier in his career, Jackson is open to a move to cornerback at the next level. He can flat out run and should be a low 4.4 [forty] type down the road. He combines that speed with a thick, powerful frame. Jackson will need to work on the finer points of the position. He is raw in the technique department. Jackson can also play safety.


67) Jacon Pugh

Class of 2014
Tallahassee (Fla.) Godby
Outside Linebacker
6-4.5/210
Committed to Florida State

Scout.com's take: Pugh is a very athletic, long, fast and disruptive. He rushes the passer well standing up or with his hand down. He bends, leans and dips his shoulder well coming off the edge. He chases and closes on the ball fast from the backside. Pugh can play from sideline to sideline. He bats down a lot of passes with his long arms and good instincts. He does a good job in coverage both in zone and man-to- man. He can take on blocks with better leverage versus the run.


68) Kendrick Norton

Class of 2015
Jacksonville (Fla.) Trinity Christian Academy
Offensive Guard
6-2/280
Offers from Florida, FSU, Auburn, Georgia Tech, Indiana, Maryland, Missouri, North Carolina, Penn State and others.

Scout.com's take: Norton is an outstanding prospect both as an offensive and defensive lineman. He is explosive and physical on both sides of the ball. He is athletic enough to play offensive tackle but may be a tad short at a little over 6-foot-2 and 280-pounds. He has great feet and is a very good driver blocker. He bends well. While not as polished on the defensive side of the ball he can't be single block and is constantly creating a new line of scrimmage.


69) Johnnie Dixon

Class of 2014
Palm Beach Gardens (Fla.) Dwyer
Wide Receiver
5-11/190
Offers from Florida, Miami, USF Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Louisville, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Tennessee and others.

Scout.com's take: Dixon has some unique physical attributes. He has plus speed (4.4) and a very strong, durable frame. He has continued to add mass while not sacrificing speed. This is a potential big play weapon at the next level and Dixon will be able to stretch the field. He has a lot of potential over the middle. We would like to see him play bigger in all facets of the game. Dixon could also be defensive back down the road.


70) Darnell Salomon
Projected
Class of 2016
Hialeah (Fla.) Champagnat Catholic
Wide Receiver/Safety
6-2/180
Offer from LSU.
Scout.com's take: Just how impressive is this sophomore from South Florida? He earned a Tiger offer after camping with LSU over the summer. He has outstanding size and speed already and still has three years of high school football to play. There's no telling how good this kid can become. Salomon could star on both sides of the ball at wide receiver and safety.

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Geoff Vogt, Chad Simmons, Pat Burnham and Amy Campbell all contributed to this feature.

Jamie has been covering college football recruiting since 1992 and is entering his ninth year with Scout.com and FOXSportsNext. 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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