This past weekend NFL DRAFT -- displayed dreams coming true, as college football players from all levels were drafted into the National Football League. But, what you didn't see -- was the time and effort put in to select the right draft picks. Last season Generation Nexxt talent scouts: Joshua Martin, Darrien T. Green and Jerry Williamson along with input from staff members -- selected the finest 8th graders from: Dade, Broward and West Palm Beach. These guys earned prestigious honors such as: Maxpreps All-American, Player of the Year, All-State and All-County and here's a note, they combined for 61 verbal scholarships.
Generation Nexxt's QB award winner: Miami Booker T. Washington Daniel Richardson led Miami-Dade County in passing yards, passing touchdowns, completions and captured the 4A state championship. Offered by Florida International University. Miami Central Maurice Underwood finished #2 in Miami-Dade County (5A-Ind) classification in passing yards, passing touchdowns and completions. Offered by Florida A&M.
2016 QB nominees
Suniland Sundevils (MXYFL) - Brandon McDuffey Jr.
Miami Gardens Chiefs (FYFL) - Edwin Rhodes
Davie Broncos (AYFL) - Cody Hallman
Ft. Lauderdale Hurricanes (FYFL) - Dehron King
Tamiami Colts (PW) - Junius Phillips
Gwen Cherry Bulls (PW) - Jovan Ferguson
West Miramar (AYFL) - Henry Grey
Miami Gardens Chiefs (FYFL) - Vamir Cadet
North Dade Bulldogs (FYFL) - Travaris Lark
Generation Nexxt's Heisman Trophy winner - Miami Carol City RB Nayquan Wright earned (the highest classification) 1st Team All-Dade County and was a nominee for Player of the Year. Generation Nexxt's Ironman winner - Miami Central RB James Cook earned 3rd Team All-Dade and rushed for 178 yards and (3) touchdowns in the 6A State title game.
2016 Top 10 RB nominees
Tamiami Colts (PW) - Andre Stringfield
Miami Gardens Ravens (FYFL) - Dedrick Stanley
Gwen Cherry Bulls (PW) - Shamar Paul
Miami Gardens Chiefs (FYFL) - Tywan Cash
North Miami Beach (MXYFL) - Rayje Grant
Plantation Wildcats (AYFL) - Jahiem Grace
Mater Academy Charter (Middle School) - Takori Thurston
Palmetto Raiders (PW) - Henry Parrish Jr.
Belen Jesuit Preparatory (HS) - Don Chaney
Miami Southridge WR Mark Pope has already been awarded a 4star and holds (8) D1-FBS offers. Pope is perhaps the top freshman wide out in the country. Westminister Christian WR Kalani Norris finished Top 25 in receiving yards in (5A-Ind) classification and started every single game on varsity. Champagnat Catholic WR Breion Fuller holds six D1-FBS offers. Fuller finished the season ranked Top 25 in Miami-Dade (5A-Ind) classification in receiving yards.
2016 WR nominees
Liberty City Warriors (PW) - Baron Grant
Miami Gardens Chiefs (FYFL) - The'andris Freeman
Ft. Lauderdale Hurricanes (FYFL) - Jordan Cash
Coconut Groove (PW) - Grand Turner
South Miami (MXYFL) - Umir Ervan
Suniland Sundevils (MXYFL) - Ulises Sarria
Miami Gardens Vikings (FYFL) - Charles Roberts
Champagnat Catholic (HS) - Jonhquai Lewis
Miami Gardens (FYFL) - Charles Roberts
Gwen Cherry Bulls (PW) - Shamar Zaragoza
Florida City Razorbacks (PW) Jaden Francois
Christopher Columbus RB Darren Davis Jr. - Recorded over 1,100 all-purpose yards and scored eight touchdowns. Wright, Cook and Davis finished Top 35 in South Florida in rushing yards. Offered by Iowa State. University School School ATH Kenny McIntosh - Accounted for over 1,300 all-purpose yards & over 10 TDs. Holds seven D1-FBS offers.
Ft. Lauderdale Hurricanes (FYFL) - Ayden Henningway
Keys Gate Charter (Middle School) - Roderick Grissom
Florida City Razorbacks (PW) - Jaheim Jerry
Miami Gardens Chiefs (FYFL) - James Pierre
Northwest B&G Club (PW) - Corey Stanley
Miami Gardens Chiefs (FYFL) - Tyler Mackey
Ft. Lauderdale Hurricanes (FYFL) - Marvin Trowers
Miami Gardens Chiefs (FYFL) - Marc Britt
Pembroke Pines Bengals (AYFL) - Xavier Clark
Gulliver Prep (Middle School) - Amin Hassan
Nova High School - OL Lance Hollis and Belen Jesuit Preparatory OL Antonio Serrano started day one for their varsity football teams.
OL Jonathan Dennis
OL Jamar Fairweather
OL Isiash Walker
OL Jalen Reeves
OL Cheyenne Lecour
OL Ezekiel Figueroa
OL Coryiann Dunbar
OL Kerry Graham
OL Keimonee Green
OL Zachary Koehler
OL Alann Louis
OL Marcus Dumervil
OL Derrick Wright
Miami Central PK Jordan Nadelman helped the Rockets win yet another state title and started every single game at placekicker and punter.
PK Matthew Enriquez
PK Xavier Clark