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."
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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.