Lake City (Fla.) Columbia High School has some talented underclassmen. Everyone knows about running back Tiger Powell. Powell, 6-0 and 210 pounds, will be one of the better backs in the Class of 2010 from the Sunshine State.
"He will be a four-year starter," Columbia head coach Craig Howard said. "Tiger was the MVP of this team as a freshman. He has great vision, is a powerful runner that can break tackles and run away from people. Tiger is a down hill guy between the tackles. He also has great hands out of the backfield."
According to coach Howard Powell has a scholarship offer from Florida International and he's also receiving interest from Florida State, Florida, Georgia and others.
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Other prospects in the 2010 class for Columbia are Brach Bessent and Christopher Dickey. Bessent, 6-2 and 235 pounds, plays middle linebacker and has an early offer from East Carolina. Dickey, 5-10 and 175 pounds, plays cover corner. He's receiving early interest from LSU, Georgia Tech, Georgia and East Carolina.
Perhaps the top prospect on this team is Timmy Jernigan. Jernigan, 6-2 and 255 pounds, is a defensive line prospect that won't graduate until 2011. He unofficially has scholarship offers from a bunch of school.
"Let's put it this way, anyone that has seen him as offered him. I mean it's all unofficial because he's only a sophomore. This kid has NFL written all over him. He's so explosive, has a great get off and can get after the pass rusher. There is no doubt he will be one of the top players in his class."