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1989 had 4 Miami starters (*)
QB Craig Erickson- Boynton Beach
FB Leonard Conley- Tarpon Springs
WB Wesley Carroll- Ohio
TE Rob Chudzinski- Ohio
SE Randal Hill- Miami
FL Dale Dawkins- Vero Beach
OT Robert Amatucci- ?*
OG Rod Holder- ?*
C Bobby Garcia- ?*
OG Darren Handy- Miami
OT Leon Searcy- Washington DC
E Greg Mark- New Jersey
DT Cortez Kennedy- Arkansas
DT Russell Maryland- Illinois
LE Willis Peguese- Miami
WLB Maurice Crum- Riverview
MLB Bernard Clark- Tampa
SLB Richard Newbill- New Jersey
RCB Ryan McNeil- Miami
LCB Kenny Berry- Pahokee
FS Charles Pharms- Texas
SS Hurlie Brown- Rockledge
Good work fsukum but you have to include DelRay, Pompano, and Pahokee as SFLA. Still there is an idea that because um won a bunch of titles that the vast majority were from SFLA. They had a mix. When they exclusively went recently like 2008 they got a number of OK players.
How about the 2001-2003 teams? Being selective with the late 80's and early 90's teams actually is working against you as it is less relevant to today. Show me the 2001-2003 teams and then I may see more of a relevance.
Look back a page.
Upvote to kum for using facts to address my claim and doing it some serious damage.
Funny, I always just assumed those great Miami teams were like half SFL guys if not more. This is eye opening. I never knew how national their recruiting was.
This refutes powerfully the idea that you need to sell out to the street agents of SFL in order to have a great team in this state.
Good stuff. Also, shows that building a fence gets you a couple of playmakers every year, but doesn't build a whole team. I honestly thought you could take a SFL high school all star team and win national titles with that alone.
Not true at all. And I'm from S. Florida. Grew up there and played high school ball in S. Florida. So I definitely respect the talent. But saying S. Florida alone has more talent than the states of Texas and California combined is ludicrous. After you get past the first 25-30 or so players the talent level drops off even in S. Florida. If S. Florida was that damn deep, FSU, Miami, and UF wouldn't even have to leave the state or for that matter could do all their recruiting in Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach and compete with the rest of the country on the field. If all three did that they'd be posting 4-7 type records because once you get past the top 20-25 players or so down there the rest of those kids are going to FIU, Rutgers, UCF, West Virginia, and Syracuse.
Apparently, Rumbler--and welcome first poster--you are right, and my perception was somewhat off. I'm happy to learn that too.
I picked their most recent national championship teams (2001, 1991 and 1989) because googolplex stated that when Miami went on those "brief runs", they were littered with Miami area talent.
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You could, but Fish was adamant (in another thread) that Palm Beach County and Pahokee is not south Florida (Broward and Dade only). Those regions have been recruited by Dawsey.
Miami should have a good offense next season and still be weak on defense. After '13 and depending on how severe the sanctions are, they will be mediocre at best.
After NSD they were pumping this theme on their board to rationalize their SoFla recruiting misses. That over 50 percent of their 2001 roster not only wasn't from SoFla, they were from out of state.
Interesting, Welcome, and thanks. My cousin who lives in Homestead has offered similar sentiments. He also said some of the speed guys are often problems if they stray too far afield, and he believes many stay within their close support system, as they would have a lot of trouble functioning intellectually and emotionally outside of it. Not saying I totally agree, but will be watching more closely for this.
I want them to burn, sorta; but believe they won't, and soon will be a major thorn for us. Coupla years maybe.
The only problem witH that rationalization is that those former title teams signed ELITE out of state recruits. Lately, they've been signing marginal out of state talent (INSTATE TOO).
Shockey was from Oklahoma..
A heck of a lot of that has to do with the fact that here in Texas even the lower schools athletic departments are run like college programs.. If money was equal across the board I wonder how it would be
Thanks. A lot of names on the list. There's bound to be a mistake. But regardless, the point of the post remains.
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