The 247Sports Rankings Council expanded the initial Top100 to the network’s first full Top247 for the Class of 2023 on Wednesday. For the full rankings, click here.
Multiple prospects with Miami offers were listed, including a plethora of South Florida prospects. When you think about the talent that resides in the tri-county area in this cycle, you have to start with the loaded group of wide receivers. Five of them made the cut.
Fort Lauderdale University School’s Brandon Inniss headlines the group, coming in at No. 10 overall and the top-ranked pass catcher in the class. He’s followed quickly by Miami Gulliver Prep’s Jalen Brown, who checks in at No. 26 overall and the position’s No. 3 player.
Inniss caught 28 passes for 637 yards and five touchdowns, while Brown caught for 500 yards, averaging 27.8 yards per catch, with eight touchdowns in a shortened season. He also added two more special teams scores.
Stranahan’s Hykeem Williams (No. 129), Miami Edison’s Nathaniel Joseph (No. 174) and Miami Northwestern’s Andy Jean (No. 194) round out the group. Each of them have UM offers after huge sophomore seasons.
Broward County also claims the top-ranked player at a defensive position. Deerfield Beach linebacker Jayvant Brown stays atop the rankings at his spot and is considered the No. 13 overall player in the class. As a sophomore, Brown earned first-team All-Sophomore honors from MaxPreps after leading the Bucks to a Tri-County title game against Columbus, where there was an argument for him being the best player on the field as a second-year.
Another local ‘backer recognized is Miami Killian’s Stanquan Clark, who is now considered an inside linebacker rather than a safety. Clark continues to grow and show that he can cover and make plays in the passing game while growing into a frame that makes him one of the nation’s top players at the position.
On the offensive front, South Florida carries a pair of running backs that are listed – Plantation American Heritage’s Mark Fletcher and Miami Gulliver Prep’s Sedrick Irvin Jr. Fletcher, who comes in at No. 188, ran for 1411 yards and 11 touchdowns for the 5A state champions. Irvin, at No. 195, ran for 552 yards and averaged nearly seven yards per carry for a Gulliver Prep team that played just six games.
Other local targets: Miami Florida Christian cornerback Antonio Robinson (No. 127), Miami Central defensive lineman Rueben Bain (No. 128), Miami Gulliver Prep edge and Florida State commit Lamont Green Jr. (No. 149) and Plantation American Heritage safety Daemon Fagan (No. 232).
More notable targets: Lakeland Lake Gibson cornerback Cormani McClain (No. 7), Bradenton IMG Academy edge Malik Bryant (No. 16), Leigh Acres running back Richard Young (No. 22), Florence (Ala.) cornerback Jahlil Hurley (No. 32), Melbourne Palm Bay edge Daniel Harris (No. 90), Munford (Ala.) safety Sylvester Smith, Tampa Jesuit linebacker Troy Bowles (No. 98), Tallahassee Lincoln linebacker Raylen Wilson (No. 112), St, Louis (Mo.) DeSmet tight end Mac Markway (No. 130), Kennesaw (Ga.) North Cobb quarterback Malachi Singleton (No. 153), Fort Pierce John Carroll edge Wilky Denaud (No. 192) and Orlando Dr. Phillips offensive lineman Payton Kirkland (No. 201).