FLORIDA: Pre-Spring Hot 100: 31-40

Ricardo Allen

Those at Scout.com who exclusively cover the state of Florida have put their heads together to come up with a pre-spring Hot 100 for the Class of 2010. Read on to see who's on the list from 31-40.

31. Ricardo Allen, CB, 5-9, 175, Daytona Beach (Mainland)
The Skinny: You'll have a hard time finding a more physical corner anywhere in the state this year than Allen, who also has excellent ball skills (six interceptions as a junior). He'll come up and hit you in the mouth, he has the hips to turn and run with any receiver out there, and he is ultra competitive. He might only be 5-9 but pound-for-pound you won't find a better cornerback in Florida this year.
Recruiting: Allen claims early offers from Clemson, Arkansas, and FIU.

32. Kenny Shaw, WR, 5-11, 155, Orlando (Dr. Phillips)
The Skinny: Arguably the best route-runner in the state for the Class of 2010, Shaw is quite gifted in that aspect. He has a tremendous feel for the passing game and actually out-produced his more heavily recruited teammate receiver (Ricardo Miller) last season. He has outstanding hands and knows how to beat just about any type of coverage at this level.
Recruiting: Shaw has an impressive list of offers that includes Florida State, Michigan, and Miami.

33. Ian Silberman, OL, 6-5, 260, Orange Park (Fleming Island)
The Skinny: You'll have a hard time finding a more athletic big man anywhere in the state this year than Sllberman. He has long arms, quick feet, runs extremely well, understands the game well, works hard, and is more polished than a lot of other linemen at this age. He has a lot of upside going to the next level so it's simply a matter of filling out his frame.
Recruiting: Silberman landed a few early offers including Florida and LSU but committed very early to the Gators and has since shut down the recruiting process.

34. DeJoshua Johnson, WR, 5-10, 150, Pahokee
The Skinny: The Muck's top prospect for 2010, Johnson has elite quickness and acceleration. Big time competitor. Johnson needs to add some weight. As a WR, Johnson has game changing potential, particularly working in space. Could be Pahokee's best option at QB in 2009.
Recruiting: Johnson holds offers from Miami, Florida, and Florida State as well as Michigan, LSU, Tennessee, and Alabama. FSU seems to be the frontrunner.

35. Sean Tapley, WR, 6-1, 180, Jacksonville (Raines)
The Skinny: A very talented wide receiver with a lot of polish, Tapley simply knows how to run routes and find the openings in opposing defenses. He's not flashy but he can flat out get the job done. He attacks the ball well, runs pretty well, and has a tremendous feel for the game.
Recruiting: Tapley landed an offer from South Carolina during the first part of his junior season and committed soon after. He has since been offered by Illinois and believes a few others are close.

36. Michaelee Harris, WR, 6-0, 175, Miami (Northwestern)
The Skinny: Harris had flashes of brilliance as a junior, but needs to be more consistent. At 6'0, 175 he has good size with potential to grow (Harris is real young for his grade). Athletically he is rock solid across the board. He has an elite pair of hands. With QB Teddy Bridgewater for a full season, Harris should have a breakout senior campaign and could rise up the rankings.
Recruiting: Has offers from Ole Miss, Miami, and Mississippi State. In state, UCF has offered. Miami will be tough to beat here.

37. B.J. Butler, DE, 6-3, 230, Kissimmee (Osceola)
The Skinny: Butler first popped onto the recruiting scene during his sophomore season when he helped his team reach the Class 5A state title game. Since then, he's been a major force on the field. He played mostly on the offensive side the ball, at QB and tight end, as a junior but is being recruited to play on defense in college. Athletically, with his size, he has everything you look for.
Recruiting: Butler claims offers from most of the top programs across the South, including Florida State, Florida, Georgia, and Alabama. He says he's leaning out of state and has the Bulldogs and Tide at the top of his current list.

38. Brandon Gainer, RB, 6-0, 195, Miami (Central)
The Skinny: Bruising, bigger back who gets better as game goes on. Gainer can catch the ball out of the backfield and has enough wiggle in space to be a threat. Ultra productive on the field. Can run inside or out, enjoys running over defenders. Not the fastest back, but has enough juice to make long runs. With Godfrey and Reese, Gainer is part of the explosive Central offense that has them one of the favorites in 6A for 2009. Rock solid in the classroom.
Recruiting: Florida State, USF, and UCF have offered in state. Michigan, Tennessee, Oregon, Clemson, and WVU are the leading out of state suitors.

39. Derek Owens, CB, 5-10, 165, Jacksonville (Jackson)
The Skinny: One of Jacksonville's top overall athletes, Owens gets it done on both sides of the ball. Projects to corner, where a team will get a guy who makes a ton of plays. Has ability to stick with WR's on crossing patterns and breaks as well as anyone on the ball. Owens will mix it up at the line of scrimmage. Has shown a lot of skill with the ball in his hands at WR.
Recruiting: Georgia, South Carolina, and Illinois have offered. Owens appears to be leaning to the Bulldogs.

40. Delvin Jones, DE, 6-4, 225, Miami (Palmetto)
Recruiting: Very difficult to find this athletic package. 6'4+, built solid, with great speed and smooth gait. Flashes great hands and wants to play WR as a senior. Very productive at DE as a junior with 20+ sacks at small school Lasalle. Jones is still raw football wise, but has the tools to be a first round NFL pick in 3-4 years.
Recruiting: UF offered in state. USC, Tennessee, Michigan, Ole Miss, South Carolina, and Oregon are other offers. Reportedly loves USC, so they figure to be the team to beat.

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