By: Wells Dusenbury
When National Signing Day wrapped up two months ago, everyone set their eyes on the Class of 2013 and what looked to be a hotly contested recruiting season with top prospects like Greg Bryant, Kelvin Taylor and Will Likely. The problem is that most of the top players aren't waiting around to make their decisions.
Four of the top prospects have already made their decisions with American Heritage running back Greg Bryant choosing Oklahoma, Glades Day running back Kelvin Taylor committing to Florida, American Heritage offensive lineman Roderick Johnson selecting Florida as well, and Atlantic defensive tackle Keith Bryant pledging to Miami.
Despite all that, there's still plenty of remaining talent in Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast. Here are five players who should make some noise as we get closer to Signing Day.
Will Likely- Cornerback (Glades Central)
Big Play Will, as his head coach Roosevelt Blackmon calls him, is one of the top recruits in the country, with Rivals listing him as the 79th best prospect. The do-it-all junior has been offered by top programs such as Alabama, USC and Florida, among others and will have a wide range of possibilities to choose from. Likely was on a visit at LSU this past weekend.
Jaynard Bostwick- Defensive tackle (Centennial)
Bostwick is another player on every coach's wish list, with the junior already fielding offers from Oklahoma, Alabama and Notre Dame, among others. Centennial head coach Ron Parker said he doesn't think Bostick will rush a decision as he wants to take visits to his prospective schools. Parker listed Bostwick's top 5 as Miami, Alabama, LSU, Oregon, and South Florida.
James Looney- Offensive Lineman (Lake Worth)
Looney has offers from a number of schools so far, including Minnesota and Marshall. Lake Worth head coach Errick Lowe said Louisville, FSU and Stanford have also shown interest. Looney is also a top student and holds a 4.0 GPA.
D.J. Juste- Quarterback (Port St. Lucie)
Port St. Lucie dual-threat quarterback D.J. Juste has offers from FAU and Northern Illinois, among others, but also has interest from BCS conference schools as well. The question is whether he'll be a quarterback or wide receiver at the next level. Two coaches who have seen him play were split on where he should play at the next level, but both agreed he's an impact player in college.
Marcus Levy- Running back (Ft. Pierce Central)
The Cobras standout has offers so far from South Carolina, FIU and Massachusetts. The junior has had plenty of interest from other BCS schools and more offers will likely come as the year goes along.
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