I come from a small backwoods town right of off I-10 just a baby gators throw away from Tallahassee. But my small town breathes football.
When you drive threw this town(Which takes all of about 5 minutes). You would not think that some of the most dominant Highschool football players in the country reside here. But they do. This small school consistently beats much larger schools all the time.
Madison, Fl won the 2A state title last year and are returning mostly the same team. They open up the season against 5A Independence N.C. on ESPN. That team has 8 consecutive N.C. 5A state titles and had a 107 game winning streak going into last year.
But Madison has RB Chris Thompson who is coming of a great season where he rushed for 2,343 yards and 34 touchdowns. Thompson is committed to FSU.
Here is how Rivals has him ranked:
Rivals.com Rivals250 2009 Rivals.com all-purpose backs 2009 (3)
RB Rankings 2009: Best home-run threat (1)
RB Rankings 2009: Best in space (3)
Rivals.com Florida Preseason Top 100 2009 (17)
They also have Jacobbi McDaniels. A great DT who is the nations #8 overall player according to Rivals. He is also an FSU commit. Here is how rivals has him ranked:
Rivals.com Rivals100 2009 (8)
DT Rankings 2009: Quickest (1)
DT Rankings 2009: Best Athlete (2)
DT Rankings 2009: Best pass rusher (3)
Rivals.com defensive tackles 2009 (2)
Rivals.com Florida Preseason Top 100 2009 (1)
Our Fullbak Cory Akins is also awesome. He rushed for 1,732 yard and 22 touchdowns last season. He also runs a 4.45....That is one fast FB. He is considering FSU,Clemson,Auburn, and Indiana. Here is how Rivals ranks him:
Rivals.com fullbacks 2009 (6)
Also noteworthy, Seminole/Buccaneer Geno Hayes played for this school. As well as Seminole TE Charlie Graham.
Beware Gators, The next generation of Gator slayers is about to be on you.