Southern Florida loaded with top prospects

Originally Published: August 16, 2004
By Tom Lemming | Special to ESPN Insider
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Florida has to rank as the No. 1 state in the country for producing blue-chip football players. The northern part of the state produces a lot of talent, but the southern half produces even more. That is certainly the case for the Class of 2005, as southern Florida is overflowing with terrific prospects.

Harrison Beck
Strong-armed QB Harrison Beck committed to Nebraska.
The No. 1 quarterback in Florida is Harrison Beck from Clearwater Countryside. The 6-foot-2, 210-pounder has one of the strongest arms in the nation. Beck's a pocket passer with poise, courage and the ability to spot open receivers. He completed 63 percent of his passes last season, while throwing for 2,300 yards and 21 TDs. Beck committed very early to Nebraska, giving new head coach Bill Callahan the perfect QB for his West Coast offense.