2019 First Coast Player Rankings
By Barry Every
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It’s time to take a look at some of the top prospects in the greater Jacksonville area for the class of 2019.
With offers going out earlier and earlier to underclassmen it’s time to take a look at some of the top prospects in the greater Jacksonville area for the class of 2019. Version 1.0 of the First Coast Player rankings starts off as a modest Top 25. This list will change significantly over the next two years because players physically develop at different times.
Starting the year off in the #1 spot is two-sport star Jeremiah Payton of Fletcher High School. Payton already boasts double digit offers which include schools like Florida, Georgia and Miami. The 6-foot-3, 180-pounds receiver already has the size and body control to create serious matchup problems for smaller defensive back. Payton averaged 12.4 points and 5.8 rebounds per game this past season for the Senators.
Making his entry at #2 is Trinity Christian wide out Isaiah Washington. Washington averaged 18.9 yards per catch last season and had a key touchdown grab in the Conquerors 5A State Championship win over Chaminade-Madonna. He currently has offers from Cincinnati and Southern Miss.
One of the most dominate sophomores in Clay County is running back Keshawn King of Oakleaf High School. In just ten games he ran for 1,351 yards and 16 touchdowns on just 136 carries. He also caught 18 passes for 196 yards and two scores. King currently has an offer from South Florida. He makes his entry at #3.
Jurial Caldwell of Robert E. Lee High School only played in seven games this past season but he definitely left his mark on the field. Caldwell caught 22 passes for 456 yards and eight touchdowns. Caldwell who comes in at #4 already has four offers; the biggest being from Auburn University.
Possibly one of the most versatile athletes in St. John’s County is Kenny Logan of Menendez High School. The two-way standout racked up 1,003 all-purpose yards while scoring seven touchdowns. Defensively he recorded 46 tackles and five picks. The #5 player in the 2019 First Coast Player Rankings won’t be a sleeper for long.
Again, the sole purpose of the player rankings is to expose as many prospects to college coaches at the FBS and FCS level as possible. If you feel a player has been missed send your video link via twitter to @BVEvery for evaluation. This list will be updated and expanded several times over the next two years.