Plantation (Fla.) High School is turning into a hot bed for defensive back talent over the past few years. In the class of 2009, cornerback Brandon McGee signed with Miami and safety Vladimir Emilien headed north to Michigan. In the 2010 class, three-star cornerback Gilbert St. Louis has committed to play at UConn. Already, it looks as though the tradition will continue in the class of 2011.
Jeremy Cash spent most of his time at linebacker and running back during his sophomore season in 2008. This fall, he has moved back to safety and the scholarship offers have followed him there.
"Me personally I think I'm doing relatively well this season coming in at safety being a new position for me," Cash said. "It was a big transition but between hard work, dedication and good coaching, I've been able to show up and play well in games."
The move took some convincing for Cash but since the change was made, he has seen the benefits.
"At first I wasn't too happy about it because I never played safety before and I knew I wouldn't be too good at it," he said. "But in the end I figured that it would make me more versatile and colleges find that more appealing."
Clearly Cash had a good read on college coaches. Already the 6-foot-2, 185-pounder has picked up offers from Ohio State and Miami and it looks like another big offer may be right behind.
"Today Florida State told me they were offering," Cash said on Monday. "The coach came to the school today. I was in the middle of testing and coach came and got me out and said Florida State is here and said that sometime in the mail they'd be offering.
"It's always nice to be offered by a school, especially in your home state. Just the feeling of knowing that people know your name and know what kind of player you are, that's always good. I know the offer isn't official until I see it in the mail though."
Growing up in south Florida, Cash had always been a Hurricanes fan but the rivalry between Miami and Florida State has drawn his attention.
"As a young kid I always watched Hurricane football and they were always a big rivalry, especially in the late 90s and early 2000s," he said.
With some big opportunities already in, Cash is taking recruiting slow as he continues to find out which schools are interested in him as a player. He is also keeping focused on the season at hand.
"Honestly, I'm just taking it day by day, trying to make it through the season and let everything come in as it may," he said. "I think that if our team can actually come together as a team and play together as one unit, there isn't any team out there that can beat us."