TAMPA, Fla.- There are other potential Division I football prospects at Middleton High in addition to defensive lineman Moses McCray and running back Carlton Jones for the Class of 2008.
Defensive back/wide receiver prospect Jarryd Reid currently is getting interest from Central Florida, Pittsburgh and Georgia Tech. The 5-foot-11, 175-pounder, who also plays baseball, says that currently the Golden Knights are high on his list.
"I liked UCF," he said. "I liked the campus over there. It was big. I really want to stay in Florida and I will also be looking at what type of baseball program the schools have."
Reid played receiver for the first half of the 2006 season before switching to the secondary.
At least two Middleton assistant coaches raved about quarterback/wide receiver DeAndre Presley and his playmaking ability on the offensive side of the ball. Like Reid, the Golden Knights and Panthers have been showing Presley attention, along with Division I-AA program Florida A&M.
Garrett Jones is a versatile 6-foot, 245-pounder who can block and catch. He potentially could play H-Back (hybrid fullback and tight end) at the college level. Army, Air Force and Division I-AA Charleston Southern have been in contact.
Linebacker Dorrell Ford has a shot at reaching Division I-A. The 6-foot-1, 200-pounder is interested in Central Florida and South Florida, among others.
Underclassmen have potential
A couple of younger prospects also could make their way to Division I from Middleton High.
Class of 2009 two-way lineman Louis Polanco has the size and frame to play in college. The 6-foot-3, 270-pounder was a starter last season.
Outside linebacker Gregory Hickman started several games as a freshman last year. The 6-foot, 205-pounder is gifted, according to some of his coaches, and should develop into a Division I-A prospect over time.