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What Happened to the Top 30 FL HS Players Class of 2015?

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These were all highly recruited 4-star and 5-star players with offers from many of the elite programs.  A handful have been/were exceptional in college.  A relatively high percentage of them disappointed and/or struggled in some way, ie legal, injuries, subpar performance, etc.  A number left college early and may never get a college diploma...which is in line with NFL statistics that demonstrate the same.    


  • 5 were drafted into the NFL
  • 3 signed with NFL team as an undrafted free agent
  • 3 transferred to another college of lesser stature
  • 6 had problems and were suspended from/left their team
  • 3 of them only played in backup role this year
  • 3 were hampered by injuries


Class of 2015

1. Martez Ivey/5* OL-Apopka-starter for UF

2. Byron Cowart/5*DE-Armwood-starter for Maryland; transferred from Auburn in junior year citing limited playing time

3. Derwin James/5*S-Haines City-starter for FSU; left after junior year and was 1st round draft pick by LA Chargers

4. CeCe Jefferson/5*DE-Baker County-starter for UF; faced academic suspension this year

5. Kevin Toliver II/5*CB-Trinity Christian-played in 12 of 13 games as a junior at LSU; left after junior year and signed as an undrafted free agent with the Chicago Bears

6. Calvin Ridley/5*WR-Monarch-strong career at Alabama; left after junior season and was first round draft pick by Atlanta in 2018

7. Tavarus McFadden/5* CB/Amer. Heritage Plantation-starter at FSU; signed as undrafted free agent in 2018

8. Deon Cain/5* WR-Tampa Bay Tech-saw regular playing time at Clemson but faced 2 drug suspensions; left after jr season and was 6th round draft pick by the Colts; tore ACL in preseason

9. George Campbell/5* WR-East Lake-has seen limited playing time at FSU; has been hampered by injuries

10.Jacques Patrick/4* RB-Timber Creek-has seen limited playing time at FSU

11. Deondre Francois/4* QB-IMG-starter for FSU

12. Ray Ray McCloud/4* ATH-Sickles-saw regular playing time as WR at Clemson; left after jr season and was 6th round draft pick by the Buffalo Bills

13. Torrance Gibson/4* ATH-American Heritage Plantation-suspended by Ohio St, played in CC ball and then went to Canadian Football League

14. Mark Walton/4* RB-Booker T Washington-saw regular playing time for the Canes, but limited in jr season due to injury; left after jr season and was 4th round pick by the Bengals

15. Dexter Williams/4* RB-West Orange-has had successful senior season at Notre Dame

16. Abdul Bello/4* OL-Montverde Academy-has played in backup role at FSU

17. Da'vante Phillips/4*RB-Miami Central-suspended from FSU last year after getting in trouble with the law

18. Jordan Scarlett/4* RB-St Thomas Aquinas-has seen regular playing time at Florida; has decided to forego senior season and enter the NFL draft

19. Jeff Holland/4* LB-Trinity Christian-starter at Auburn; left after junior season and signed as undrafted free agent with the Broncos

20. Jake Fruhmorgen/4* OL-Plant- had 19 starts as FR & Soph at Clemson; sat out 2017 and transferred to Baylor, where he was 2nd string this year

21. John Burt/4* WR-Lincoln-Redshirted this year due to injury; was not projected as starter this year due to declining production

22. Tyrek Cole/4* CB-Miramar-dismissed from WVU in freshman year after getting in trouble with the law

23. Jovon Durante/4* WR-Miramar-saw playing time as Fr & Soph at WVU; transferred and sat out 2017; just completed successful season at FAU

24. Shawn Burgess-Becker/4* ATH-Monarch-transferred to UCF from Alabama; saw regular playing time at UCF

25. Ryan Davis/4* WR-Lakewood-just completed successful college career at Clemson, finishing with over 1500 career receiving yards

26. Garrett Williams/4* TE-The First Academy-started this year at Clemson

27  Devonaire Clarington/4* TE-Miami Booker T Washington-dropped out of Texas due to academic issues

28. Ronnie Harrison/4* S-Florida High-starter at Alabama; left after junior season and was third round pick by the Jaguars 

29. Jaquan Johnson/4* S Safety-Killian-just completed successful college career at UM; 2-time All-ACC second team 

30. Jalen Merrick/4* OL-New Smyna Beach- a fourth year junior at Arkansas this year, he was forced out of football due to recurring headaches

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