December 21, 2006

Florida North-South: Final Notes

LAKELAND, Fla.- The North and South teams worked out in helmets, t-shirts and shorts while making final preparations Thursday for the Florida Athletic Coaches Association North-South All-Star Game.

Here are a few notes of interest from the final day of practice.


Tampa Plant quarterback Robert Marve continues to impress throwing the football. He showed a very quick release Thursday morning and was even more accurate than he was on Wednesday. He's also a deceptively good runner and moves around the pocket well. His feel for the game is natural and seemingly getting better by the day.

On the recruiting front, the Alabama commit remains pledged to the Crimson Tide, but will take some official visits as Alabama's coaching search plays itself out. Miami (Fla.), Maryland and South Florida are three schools who could be factors for the four-star rated signal caller should he opt against joining the Tide.

A potential sleeper that has emerged this week is Clewiston defensive lineman Johnny Jones. The 6-foot-5, 250-pounder can play inside or outside and has a big frame and good athleticism. Jones posted a team-high 65 tackles for his high school team, which was a state runner-up this year.

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