Saint Petersburg (Fla.) Northeast is home to several Class of 2008 prospects that have a chance to sign Division I-A scholarships when the time comes next year.
Linebacker Armando Sanchez was an All-Pinellas County selection as a junior.
"He's a stud," Assistant coach Ken Crawford, who handles recruiting for Northeast High School, said. "He led the team with 122 tackles and can run. He's a big kid and plays both ways at middle linebacker and quarterback. He doesn't come off the field and can run."
The 6-foot, 218-pounder currently has interest from South Florida, Stanford, Duke, Wake Forest, Central Florida and North Carolina State.
Running back Jeff Brinson is another Division I-A prospect at Northeast. The 5-foot-11, 203-pounder has totaled more than 2,500 yards during the past two seasons.
"He's a workhorse," Crawford said. "He doesn't get tackled. Like Armando, he's a weight room freak. He's also a good student with a 3.0 grade point average."
Brinson has a bench press max of 305 pounds, Sanchez 345.
South Florida, Central Florida, Ole Miss, North Carolina State, Iowa and Iowa State have expressed interest in Brinson.
Javontae Boyd is an intriguing prospect. He's a 6-foot-3, 290-pound defensive tackle/tight end with good athleticism.
"He's the starting center on the basketball team, he makes tons of plays (in football) and moves well sideline to sideline," Crawford said.
Kansas State, Iowa State, Central Florida and South Florida are among the programs showing early interest in Boyd, who will attend the Rivals.com Junior Day in Clearwater, Fla., next weekend.
Other potential Division I-A prospects at Northeast for 2008 include defensive lineman Pat Hanley. The 5-foot-11, 225-pounder likely won't go Division I-A at the position he plays now, but is athletic and versatile enough to play fullback in college.
"People just have to see how hard he plays and how nasty he is," Crawford said.
Outside linebacker Edwin Mercedes, linebacker Yoser Pachelo and defensive lineman Mike Flowers are three other college prospects in this year's Northeast class.