One of the state of Florida's most exciting prospects is Jayron Hosley. Hosley, 5-10 and 170 pounds, is a four-star cornerback prospect from Del Ray Beach (Fla.) Atlantic High School that also makes plays on offense and special teams. In fact, he is one of the state's top kick returners. He already have five special team scores. Defensively, he has four interceptions.
"Returning kicks just comes natural to me," Holsey said. "I have played offense my entire life and that has helped me as a kick returner. A lot of it too is just an instinct thing. I hit the hole and run.
"I got better at cornerback too. I am jamming people better at the line of scrimmage and I play with better technique. It got a little frustrating this season because more teams were staying away from me."
Article Continues Below
Holsey may not have great size at the cornerback position but he plays bigger than 5-10.
"I am not that big but I can match up with anyone. I adjust to the size of the receiver but I also don't let it (size) intimidate me. After all, they are just another receiver. I man up and play my game."
Hosley is also a threat on offense. At times he plays (slot) receiver and even some running back.
"There are certain plays or certain times of a game where there are (offensive) plays for me. My coaches try and get me the ball out wide and let me do my thing."
Hosley has some good scholarship offers from teams like Georgia, South Florida, Louisville and Central Florida. So far he has one visit in the books. That visit was to Louisville.
"Right now I am starting to look at what schools I want to visit. It's the post season so it will happen soon. I think I want to visit USF, Michigan and Ohio State. I am not sure who else just yet.
"My coach is contacting FSU. I want to find out where I stand with them because we have been out of contact for a while.
"I went to the Florida game this past weekend and I talked with the coaches there. They need corners. We lost contact and I gave them my new cell. They say there still interested."
So who will it be in the end for Hosley?
"At the end my decision will be what's best for me. But I would lean toward a Florida school because I am a Florida guy. If not that's ok. I just want to play ball."
Atlantic is 10-0 on the season. They play Bayside in the first round of the playoffs this weekend.