One school that almost always has their prospects fly somewhat under the radar until later in the recruiting process is Belle Glade (Fla.) Glades Central. Even head coach Larry Coffee acknowledges the reasoning behind it is that sits in the middle of the Everglades and the school gets little to no exposure that the Miami/Ft. Lauderdale schools receive. Last year the Pirates had three prospects sign Division I scholarships and the number could be equaled this year as well.
"Our biggest prospect this year is going to be Jeremy Terry," Coffee said. "He plays outside linebacker for us, but due to being a little on the thin side and the fact that he has such good speed, I think he'll play strong safety somewhere in college."
At 6-foot-1, 190 pounds and running the 40-yard dash in 4.5 seconds, Terry certainly has the vitals to play the position. He was hurt and sat out several games last season, but still managed to rack up 36 tackles as a junior.
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"He's a tremendous leader for this team," Coffee said. "He is a very quick and agile athlete and has a knack for making plays. He just moves really well on the field. He is also a very aggressive tackler and has a nose for the football. He loves to hit and is very good in coverage as well."
Colleges have already taken notice of Terry's abilities. He is already receiving interest from dozens of schools even though his highlight tape is not complete and is not in the hands of college coaches.
"On my desk right now he has mail from NC State, Rutgers, South Florida, Tennessee, Clemson, Duke, Wake Forest, Kansas State, Kansas, Indiana, Georgia Tech, Miami, Connecticut, Auburn and Iowa State," Coffee said. "I think after his film gets out and after he goes to some camps, he is going to have plenty of options."
Another defensive back, that may fly under the radar somewhat during the recruiting process is 5-foot-8, 155-pound cornerback Anthony Allen.
"I think some schools may shy away from him based on his size, but he is a great athlete," Coffee said. "He has good speed, but he is very quick and elusive. He has a motor that never stops and is very active on the field. He's just got that ability to make plays and is a natural born leader out there on the field."
A prospect who is on virtually no one's radar is quarterback Brandon Clentscale, due to the fact that he did not even start last year. However, Coffee feels he has the talent to turn some heads with a good summer camp tour and a big senior season.
"He is a big strong kid," Coffee said. "He has really good footwork and a great presence of mind. He's a lefty that throws a nice ball and has a really strong arm. He is also a very strong runner, but his best aspect might be that he is so aggressive and he isn't afraid to take a hit, so he doesn't try to rush anything."
The 6-foot-2, 210-pound Clentscale, along with Allen and Terry, plans to attend the NIKE camp in Miami on April 10 pending an invitation.