10 Top Uncommitted 2014 College Football Recruits in State of Florida
The 2014 class in Florida is no different than previous groups, as it is full of talent. Many of the state's top recruits have committed to schools, but the state has so much talent that it still features some of the nation's top uncommitted prospects.
Florida is one of the most talent-rich places for football talent in the country. Many college programs have several assistants on staff who monitor this state, which has produced some of the best players the game has seen.
An offensive tackle may be raw, but this Florida native has huge upside. A powerhouse high school program has a defensive tackle that is a coveted prospect, plus several talented receivers are still available in the Sunshine State.
A 3-star outside linebacker from Fort Pierce Central High School, Sharieff Rhaheed is one of the most underrated players in the state.
Sure, he's light in the pants at just 202 pounds, but the 6'2" Rhaheed has excellent read-and-react ability, speed and range. He's an athletic defender who can anticipate plays, sift through traffic while tracking running backs in the box and beat bigger offensive linemen to spots by taking solid angles and using his speed.
Rhaheed has the potential to play all three downs, as he flashes upside in coverage. He will sign with Arkansas or Louisville, per 247Sports.
Ravian Pierce, TE
Ravian Pierce is a 3-star tight end who has the talent to produce big plays in the passing game. While he displays the willingness to block and help out in the running game, Pierce's value is as a receiver.
At 6'4" and 215 pounds, he has good quickness out of his stance to launch into his routes. Pierce can exploit matchups on linebackers due to his above-average separation quickness, and he also has great hands to pluck passes out of the air.
The Plantation High School prospect is expected to sign with Arkansas, according to the experts at 247Sports.
Quinton Flowers, ATH
As he plays quarterback for Miami Jackson High School, Quinton Flowers displays the traits of a future receiver. He stirs up some memories of another Florida native who played quarterback in high school: San Francisco 49ers receiver Anquan Boldin.
Flowers, who is 6'0" and 203 pounds, exhibits quicker-than-fast athleticism. He can be explosive with the ball, has solid strength and adequate speed. Nebraska, South Florida and Tennessee are just a few schools among others in the mix for the 3-star recruit, lists 247Sports.
Kendall Randolph, CB
He may not be the fastest cornerback in the country, but Kendall Randolph is one of the most instinctive. Tallahassee Lincoln is one of the top high school programs in Florida, so Randolph has played in some big games versus great competition.
The 5'11", 175-pounder has loose hips and great quickness at the line to mirror receivers. He plays with a good feel for routes when trailing his man, fights for the football at all times and the 3-star cover man has a subtle physical demeanor about him.
Georgia, Florida State, South Carolina and Louisville are in the hunt, reports 247Sports.
Moral Stephens, TE/WR
Moral Stephens is a 3-star prospect who can play receiver or tight end for an offense. He attends Taylor County High School, in Perry, Florida.
Stephens, who is 6'4" and 200 pounds, has solid quickness to release at the snap. He displays solid athleticism, uses his length well and possesses impressive hands. He can catch in crowds, win 50-50 passes and could be a terror in the red zone in college.
Stephens is expected to sign with Kentucky, according to the experts at 247Sports.
Tony James, RB
An electric player with the ball, Tony James is a 4-star running back from Gainesville who will make a ton of big plays in college.
He fits well in a spread offense that will consistently get him the ball in space.
The 5'10", 170-pounder is a speedster who can sharply cut to dodge defenders, wiggle out of tight spaces and surge upfield with a great burst. James runs a little bigger than his listed size, but he still prefers to elude more than challenge at the point of attack.
Note: James committed to Oregon, according to 247Sports, during the time of publish.
Anthony Moten, DT
St. Thomas Aquinas is another juggernaut high school program in Florida, and it is home to 4-star defensive tackle Anthony Moten.
Thanks to his great strength, the 6'4", 279-pound Moten is a force in the trenches. He can come off the ball hard at the snap, play big at the point of attack, anchor and make a mess. Moten pushes the pocket as a rusher to get to the passer, and flashes great athleticism and agility in pursuit.
Once he learns how to use his hands better he will become a solid player in college. Miami and South Carolina are his top schools, says 247Sports.
Johnnie Dixon, WR
A 4-star receiver, Johnnie Dixon has an impressive skill set. He attends Dwyer High School in Palm Beach Gardens, and has terrorized Florida defenses for quite a while.
Dixon, who is 5'10" and 187 pounds, can dart upfield off the line and shows outstanding separation quickness to detach from coverage. He has good hands, transfers quickly after the catch to make long runs and has no issues eluding defenders.
Miami, Alabama and Ohio State appear to be the favorites, according to 247Sports.
Travis Rudolph, WR
Travis Rudolph is a 4-star receiver who goes to Cardinal Newman in West Palm Beach. He has deceptive speed, but even better quickness on the field.
Rudolph, who is 6'1" and 185 pounds, can burst in and out of his breaks to separate from cornerbacks. He can work on the perimeter or in the slot, has solid hands and shows great run-after-catch skills. Rudolph can elude defenders, has good vision as a runner and can also return kicks and punts.
He is expected to sign with Florida, per the experts at 247Sports.
David Sharpe, OT
After a meteoric rise up recruiting boards during the spring, David Sharpe is now a 4-star recruit and one of the best offensive line prospects in the nation.
At 6'6" and 288 pounds, the former basketball player has light feet, great balance and impressive agility. He has some growing and refinement to do as a player, but with his athleticism, Sharpe could develop into a franchise left tackle.
He can rock back quickly, mirror rushers in space and also has the ability to get a hat on linebackers on the second level in the running game. He will sign with Florida or Georgia, according to 247Sports.
2014 Bleacher Report College Football Recruiting Heat Map
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Edwin Weathersby is the College Football Recruiting Analyst for Bleacher Report. He has worked in scouting/player personnel departments for three professional football teams, including the New York Giants and Cleveland Browns.
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