2018 First Coast Player Rankings: Version 2.0
By Barry Every
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Version 2.0 of the 2018 Southern Pigskin First Coast Player Rankings sees its first expansion.
Version 2.0 of the 2018 Southern Pigskin First Coast Player Rankings sees its first expansion. There are seven new names, each bolded, pushing the First Coast Player Rankings from a Top 45 to a Top 52. Not only is their expansion we have some movement within the rankings.
The highest new entry at #30 is offensive lineman Cooper Hodges of Baker County. Hodges helped guide the Wildcats to a (9-2) record in 2016 with their only losses coming versus Madison County (11-1) and Clay (10-4). He has recently picked up offers from Central Michigan, Georgia State and Samford.
Defensive lineman Jacob Larson of Providence is the next highest new entry at #31. Larson was one of the leading tacklers for the Stallions last season while also doing double duty on the offensive front. He has recently picked up offers from Georgia Southern and South Alabama.
Coming in at #34 is all-purpose back Tymious Goodman of Clay. Goodman transferred in from Orange Park last year and only played five games as a junior. He did accumulate 330 all-purpose yards while scoring three touchdowns for the Blue Devils.
Receiver Karim Brown of St. Augustine comes in at #42. Last year Brown was the Yellow Jackets second leading receiver with 36 grabs for 504 yards and six touchdowns.
Robert E. Lee outside linebacker Dequan Jackson makes a move from #16 to #9 in the First Coast rankings. Jackson was the Generals seconding leading tackler a year ago with 79 stops and nine TFL’s. He is closing in on double digit offers.
Also making upward movement is offensive lineman Brad Cecil of Bartram Trail. Cecil moves from #17 to #11 in the latest player rankings. His recruitment has exploded with over a dozen FBS offers. Academics are surely not an issue as Cecil boasts several Ivy League offers.
Cecil’s teammate Parker Devine also sees upward mobility moving from #20 to #13. Devine led the Bears with six sacks last season to go along with 45 tackles and 13 TFL’s. He has gone over the double digit mark in FBS offers.
Nick Lewis of Bolles is one of the biggest linemen in the country. At 6-foot-8, 340-pounds he most likely projects at right offensive right tackle or as a behemoth guard. His recruiting has skyrocketed picking up seven FBS scholarship offers. Lewis jumps from #26 to #14.
Remember the sole purpose of the Southern Pigskin First Coast Player Rankings is to expose as many athletes in the region to college coaches across the country. If you feel we have missed a player contact us on twitter @SouthernPigskin or @BVEvery.
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