31-40: The Ultimate Florida Top 100

Keyon Brown

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 31-40.

The Ultimate Florida Top 100


31) Keyon Brown

Class of 2014
Wauchula (Fla.) Hardee
Defensive End
6-3/240
FSU, Miami, Clemson, Georgia, Tennessee

Scout.com's take: Brown is an explosive pass rusher that is a terror coming off the edge. He has an elite first step and will pursue sideline to sideline to make plays. He has lined up at running back where he more than holds his own. He's just a terrific athlete. He lacks ideal length at 6-foot-2 and may be a better fit as a linebacker at the next level. Brown has a strong lower body and a wide array of pass rushing moves.


32) Trey Marshall

Class of 2014
Lake City (Fla.) Columbia
Safety
5-11/180
Committed to Florida State

Scout.com's take: There is a lot to like about Marshall. He is fast, physical, has good field awareness and a knack for being around the ball. He is a solid tackler, uses good form, attacks ball carrier from inside-out. Marshall is physical and takes on stalk blocks extremely well. He is very good in run support. Marshall does a good job in coverage, high points and battles for the ball very well. He plays hard and is always chasing the ball. He has good lateral movement, change of direction and ball skills.


33) Jacques Patrick

Class of 2015
Orlando (Fla.) Timber Creek
Running Back
6-2/210
Offers from Florida, FSU, Miami, Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Auburn, Clemson, Duke, Georgia, LSU, Ohio State, Michigan, Notre Dame, Penn State, and many others.

Scout.com's take: Patrick is so different than every back on this list. He's the big back in the state. He's the guy that runs with tremendous power. Patrick is not a speed demon but fast enough. It's not like he gets caught from behind when he breaks free. He has good feet and balance and knows how to run behind his pads. He's patient and when he wants to turn it on you better get out of his way.


34) Feleipe Franks
Projected
Class of 2016
Crawfordville (Fla.) Wakulla
Quarterback
6-4/190
Offers from Florida and Clemson.

Scout.com's take: Franks is the top rated quarterback among all the underclassmen in the state. He's your big, strapping pro-style signal caller with a big arm and a very bright future. For a younger quarterback he has pretty good footwork and mechanics although he's far from a finished product. Franks can throw with velocity and touch and he should be one of three or four potentially elite quarterbacks in the 2016 class.


35) Anthony Moten

Class of 2014
Ft. Lauderdale (Fla.) St. Thomas Aquinas
Defensive Tackle
6-3/292
Offers from Florida, FSU, Miami, Alabama, Arkansas, Louisville, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Ohio State, South Carolina, others.

Scout.com's take: At his size Moten has an ideal frame to work with and is capable of adding plenty of weight to his frame. He is a versatile lineman that could play as a traditional defensive tackle or fit on the line in the 3-4. He flashes greatness but needs to become more consistent in his effort. We like his explosiveness. Moten plays at one of the top high school programs in the country and should be able to make an immediate impact at the next level.


36) Kendell Gant

Class of 2014
Lakeland (Fla.) Lake Gibson
Safety
6-2/180
Committed to Georgia

Scout.com's take: Gant is a safety that has a great frame. He is long, he is lean, and he has a lot of room to add muscle on the next level. He has great ball skills and that is a real strength of his. He tracks the ball, he has good closing speed, and he has a knack for being in the right place at the right time. He will need to refine his coverage skills on the next level and add weight to be more physical against the run. Has great range.


37) Xavier Gaines
Projected
Class of 2016
Frostproof (Fla.)
Quarterback
6-3/207
Offers from Florida, FSU, Miami, and Ohio State

Scout.com's take: Gaines is big and athletic quarterback with an outstanding arm and athletic ability. He already has excellent size and speed and is a big time threat as a runner, whether by design or when things break down. He can extend a play and then do something to dazzle a defense. As a passer he has the tools and just need to put it all together. He has plenty of time to mature his game and is going to be quite the prospect when it's his turn.


38) Corey Holmes

Class of 2014
Ft. Lauderdale (Fla.) St. Thomas Aquinas
Wide Receiver
6-2/176
Committed to Notre Dame

Scout.com's take: Holmes has tested off the chart's athletically and has legitimate elite level talent. He is very similar to Rashad Greene who has carved out an excellent career at FSU (also St. Thomas product). Holmes possesses No. 1 type ability, but may be better suited in the no. 2 type role. Holmes has benefited from strong quarterback play and playing in a collegiate style system. We would like to see Holmes play more physical and fill out his quality frame.


39) Kendrell McFadden

Class of 2015
Hollywood (Fla.) McArthur
Safety
6-3/190
Offers from Florida, FSU, LSU, North Carolina, Texas A&M, and others

Scout.com's take: McFadden is a versatile safety that lines up everywhere on defense. He can roam centerfield or play in the box. You can walk him up like a linebacker or put him over the slot. There's so much this kid can do. He's big and long and has an enormous frame. There's no telling how big and jacked up McFadden can get in the next few years. He can run and hit and always seems like he's around the ball.


40) Richard Yeargin

Class of 2014
Ft. Lauderdale (Fla.) St. Thomas Aquinas
Outside Linebacker
6-4/225
Committed to Notre Dame

Scout.com's take: Yeargin is big and very long with a frame to bulk up and add a ton of weight. He possesses good short area quickness. This is an outside linebacker that plays with a burst and can locate the ball quickly. Yeargin shows good range. He's good at shedding blockers and getting to the ball. Yeargin does a nice job of playing in space, showing good feet and balance and the ability to stay with smaller players. He's a good pass rusher.

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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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