After each camp the Future Stars highlights some of the top performers at the camp.
The Future Stars are well represented in the first release of the 2015 national player rankings by 247 Sports including the #2 overall player Torrance Gibson of American Heritage High School. In addition to Gibson, Lorenzo Nunez(QB), Da’Vante Phillips (WR), Chauncey Rivers (DE) and Delvin Weems (RB) all rank in the top 20 nationally at their respective positions.
The entire list of Future Stars Alumni in the initial rankings for the class of 2015
Future Stars Class of 2015
#1 Ranked Dual Threat QB – Torrance Gibson (American Heritage HS)
#4 Ranked Dual Threat QB – Lorenzo Nunez (Harrison HS)
#4 Ranked Wide Receiver – Da’Vante Phillips (Miami Central HS)
#11 Ranked Defensive End – Chauncey Rivers (Stephenson HS)
#18 Ranked All Purpose Back – Delvin Weems (Sandy Creek HS)
#23 Ranked Dual Threat QB – Tucker Israel (Lake Nona HS)
#27 Ranked Cornerback – Duke Shelley (Tucker HS)
#38 Ranked Outside Linebacker – Robert Muschamp (Darlington School)
#41 Ranked Middle Linebacker – Jaye Miner (Wiregrass Ranch HS)
#42 Ranked Guard – Trey Dureoun (Parkview HS)
#60 Ranked Defensive Tackle – Javon Barnes (Stephenon HS)
#69 Ranked Running Back – Marquise Bryant (Dunbar HS)
#69 Ranked Wide Receiver – Dexter Carter Jr (Bolles School)
#114 Ranked Wide Receiver – Almonzo Brown (North Gwinnett HS)
As we approach signing day for the class of 2014, that means we are only 12 months away from the very first Future Stars Game Alumni graduating in the class of 2015. The Future Stars Game has numerous 4 and 5 star recruits that are on everybody’s radar. Players like Torrance Gibson, Chauncey Rivers, De’Vante Phillips and Lorenzo Nunez. But now we want to address some of the Future Stars Players that we feel are under-recruited.
- Yaquis “Duke” Shelley DB Tucker HS – How is one of the most explosive players in the state of Georgia on one of the best teams so overlooked. Prior to the 2011 season, Shelley had no offers and no real college interest. Then week after week he put on performance after performance on the biggest stages from interceptions, to kick and punt returns. Shelley is now rated a 4 star by some sources, but still not even listed on some recruiting sites. In the Rising Seniors All-Star Game, the director stated that Shelley was the best cover corner to ever play in the game which has seen the top Georgia players over the past 6 years. Current offers: Clemson, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Tennessee
- Trey Derouen OL Parkview HS – Currently standing 6-3 and weighing in at 309lbs we believe Trey is one of the best offensive linemen Georgia has to offer in the class of 2015. He is an excellent student, physical, and a great athlete. We feel that if Trey was at a school receiving more interest from college coaches, his offer list would be doubled. Current offers: Duke, Georgia Tech, Vanderbilt
- Tucker Israel QB Lake Nona HS – Tucker set a region record with 37 touchdown passes as a sophomore to go with 3700 yards passing and being named Florida 5A Player of the Year as a Sophomore. As a junior he only broke that record throwing for 40 TDs and almost 4000 yards. He did all of this while completing over 65% of his passes. Over his first three years in high school, he has thrown for 10,500 yards and 106 touchdowns. Current offers: Clemson, Florida
- Delvin Weems RB Sandy Creek HS – Playing for one of the top teams in the state Weems has produced some incredible numbers while sharing carries with another D1 prospect in the backfield. As a sophomore Weems rushed for 1,042 yards and followed that with 1,158 yards as a junior. He did all of this while averaging almost 9 yards a carry. He is extremely quick with excellent vision. No current offers
- Dexter Carter Jr RB Bolles School – Carter is an extremely quick all purpose back with big play potential playing against some of the best competition in Florida. He has produced some outstanding numbers in his sophomore and junior season averaging almost 9 yards per carry. Current Offers – Auburn, MTSU
- Chanin Hamilton RB Dooley County HS – Hamilton is a kid with sprinters speed making him a threat every time he touches the ball. He rushed for 1,358 yards as a sophomore leading his team to a state championship finals appearance. With his speed and play making ability, we expect his recruiting to really pick up. Current offers: UAB
- Nick Lundie WR Tucker HS – Lundie is a very physical 6-3 WR with good speed that loves to lay bone crushing blocks in the running game. Nick has always found a way to make a big play when his team needs it, whether in the passing game or big blocks in the running game. Including a hail mary catch at the end of the regular season game matching the #1 and #2 teams in the state at the time. Still, entering the Elite Junior All-Star Game last month Lundie had no offers. After several circus catches and one bone crushing block, in the all-star game, Lundie picked up 3 offers. Look for more to come. Current offers: Georgia State, Georgia Tech, Missouri
- Christian Bermudez RB Bolles School – Christian rushed for 1500 yards and averaged over 8 yards a carry as a junior for the Florida powerhouse. Standing 6’1 and 210lbs, Bermudez is your prototypical tailback, built for endurance with explosive athletic ability. No current offers.
- Jaye Miner S Wireglass High – Jaye is a 6-3 run stuffing safety that always seems to find himself around the ball. Jaye recorded 131 tackles his junior season and 20 tackles for loss. It was highlighted by a 25 tackle game in October. An excellent person on and off the field, look for Jaye to be a recruiting gem for some team. No current offers
- Bricen Terry RB Creekside High – Terry capped off a spectacular junior season by rushing for 143 yards in the state championship game leading his team to an undefeated season and Georgia state title. Terry has eclipsed the 1000 yard mark in both his sophomore and junior seasons, while splitting carries with D1 prospect Dexter Knox. Look for his numbers to explode in 2014 once he takes on a heavier load with Knox departing. No current offers.
Here is a look at the top Future Stars Game performances by positions.
1. Torrance Gibson (Florida 8th Grade 2011) – Gibson electrified the crowd in probably the most impressive offensive performance in FSG history. He was accurate as a passer, and his dynamic play making left fans talking for years to come.
2. Devin Black (Florida 8th Grade 2013) – The young signal caller directed one of the most explosive offensive performances any team in a Future Stars Game. He completed passes short, long and directed multiple scoring drives.
3. Daniel Richardson (Florida 6th Grade 2013) –Richardson was a dual threat that led his team with both his arm and his legs.
1. Trevor Smith (Georgia 6th Grade 2013) – Smith put on the most dominant rushing performance FSG has seen. He rushed for multiple touchdowns and seemed like a threat to score every time he touched the ball.
2. Andre Stringfield (Florida 6th Grade 2013) – Stringfield displayed amazing speed and agility while putting on a performance to be remembered. His big time runs kept his team in the game and kept the game interesting.
3. Rico Frye (Georgia 6th Grade 2012) – Frye put on a workhorse performance like none seen in an FSG event. He carried the ball with a purpose and seemed to take 3-4 defenders to bring him down every time.
1. Da’Vante Phillips (Florida 8th Grade 2011) – Phillips displayed the ability that would make him one of the top recruits in the country as he became the top target in the game. With superior athletic ability, he was dominant in the game.
2. Dakarai Mattews (Florida 8th Grade 2013) – Mattews wowed the crowd with acrobatic catches displaying incredible leaping and athletic ability. His concentration and hands were second to none.
3. Khalil Newton (Georgia 6th Grade 2011) – Newton displayed great body control and a desire to make plays on limited opportunities in the 2011 game.
1. Trey Dereoun (Georgia 8th Grade 2011) – The big road grading tackle was a dominant force in the run game.
2. Justin Ebiogbe (Georgia 6th Grade 2013) – Justin led a dominant rushing attack in the 2013 game. He was the anchor that led that attack
3. Taylor Montroy(Florida 8th Grade 2013) – Taylor was a leader on a line that put up the most impressive offensive performance in FSG history
1. Landon Rice (Georgia 8th Grade 2012) – No single defensive player changed a game more than Rice did from the defensive end position in the 2012 game. He seemed to make big plays on every defensive possession
2. Realus “Boo Man” George (Georgia 7th Grade 2013) – George led a defensive attack that pitched a shutout in the FSG. He controlled the line of scrimmage and walked away with the game MVP award.
3. Breon Dixon (Georgia 7th Grade 2012) – Dixon was a force at defensive end and highlighted it with one of the most memorable 4th down tackles for loss in FSG history.
1. Ronald Wilson (Georgia 8th Grade 2012) – Wilson was a tackling machine in the 2012 game. He was a leader on the field and seemed to be in on every tackle. He still stands as the only linebacker in FSG history to win the game MVP Award
2. Demerious Milton (Georgia 7th Grade 2013) – No linebacker has displayed better lateral movement and making plays from sideline to sideline like Milton did.
3. Riley Ware (Florida 8th Grade 2013) – Ware seemed to be all over the field in the 2013 game and finished plays with some punishing hits.
1. Jaymest Williams (Georgia 7th Grade 2012) – Williams was a game changer from the defensive secondary with big time interceptions, tackles and pass break ups. His size, speed and athletic ability were on full display.
2. Dequante Showers (Florida 8th Grade 2013) – Showers was arguably the best player on the field in the 2013 game. He made great plays on the ball and came up with some bone crushing hits on opposing receivers.
3. Thomas Prioleau (Florida 6th Grade 2013) – Thomas was all over the field making plays. He took it upon himself to single handedly keep Team Florida in the game defensively.
The Future Stars picked up a win in the Elite Junior Game sponsored by Score Atlanta, as participants in the 8th grade game against North Georgia Force All-Star team. The game was played prior to the high school All-Star game. The Elite Junior game was televised on CSS, with the 8th Grade showcase being played prior to the high school game and streamed live.
The Future Stars opened the game with a perfectly executed onside kick that was recovered by kicker John Cromer from Rome. Then Future Stars opened up the scoring with a 55 yard run off left tackle by Rico Frye of Starrs Mill Middle. The Future Stars offensive line did a good job in the first half controlling the line of scrimmage and opening holes for the first half running of Frye, Cole Gilley(Stars Mill) and KJ Phillips(Woodward Academy).
Though the Future Stars moved the ball well in the first half, a turnover and a couple of penalties kept them out of the end zone again for most of the first half. Future Stars mounted a drive at the end up the first half that was capped off by a 25 yard pass from Emory Jones of Heard County in Lagrange to Montavion Brooks from Jonesboro Middle School to put the Future Stars up 13-0 at the half.
The second half was dominated by the Future Stars defense as they ended with 4 interceptions, one each by Hunter Williams(Lee County Middle, Leesburg), Eddie Pride Jr(Pickneyville Middle, Norcross), KJ Phillips and another by Truth Daniels(Fayetteville Christian, College Park). The Future Stars lone score of the second half was called back on a beautiful stop and go from Nakia Davis of Atlanta to Ty Harrison of Rex.
The turnovers and defensive effort was led by a dominant performance from the defensive line and linebacker KJ Phillips. Jamarcus Chatman(Rome Middle) and Realus “Boo Man” George(Harper-Archer, Atlanta) each led the charge on the defensive line with multiple sacks each. Chatman and George were dominant on the DL not giving the Force quarterbacks time to sit in the pocket, constantly flushing them out the pocket and recording big tackles for losses on running plays.
With George and Chatman controlling the edges, Malik Astin(MD Roberts Middle, Rex) and DeAdrian Troupe(Stephenson Middle, Stone Mountain) controlled the middle and shut down the running game. The Force lone score came after a long punt return and a late hit penalty put them in the red zone. After a pass getting the Force down to the 1, the Future Stars defensive front stood up.
On first down Astin and George caught their running back for a 4 yard loss. On third and goal from the 6, Chatman picked up another huge sack back to the 16 yard line. On 4th and goal from the 16, Force score on a great throw and catch to the corner of the end zone to bring the score to 13-6 with 5 minutes left in the game.
The ensuing kickoff is kicked over the returners heads and picked up inside the 5 yard line by Frye. He looked to be in trouble, before breaking a tackle and returning the kickoff 55 yards and into Force territory. Future Stars were again forced to punt with Cromer punting a beauty that was downed inside the Force 5 yard line with a minute 30 seconds left in the game.
On the very next play, Future Stars got the 4th and final interception as Truth Daniels picked off the pass to seal the victory for Future Stars. Future Stars Director and Head Coach for this game, Valister Wilson expressed how proud he was of the kids coming together so fast and effectively for this game. Special thanks to the assistant coaches Mike Brooks, Chris Cromer, Chris Davenport, Ken Thomas, and Lemont Williamson
As the high school regular season comes to an end, we are proud of the performances of Future Stars Alumni from both Florida and Georgia. As you could tell from the field at Woodward Academy, there was some extremely talented kids in that 8th grade game in 2011. Now, college coaches have taken notice also, as the recruiting for these kids have really started to pick up. So, here is a quick look at the biggest recruiting names among the Future Stars Alumni and the class of 2015. Look for these current high school juniors to fill your favorite colleges rosters in the new future.
- Torrance Gipson(QB) American Heritage HS – The 5 star QB is rated at the #1 dual threat QB in the country. With over 16 offers currently, the top QB has focused in on a final 4 of Miami, Clemson, Florida State and Ohio State.
- Da’Vante Phillips(WR) Miami Central HS – the 4 star WR is rated as the #3 WR in the country. With about a dozen offers, Phillips has already committed to Florida.
- Lorenzo Nunez(QB) Harrison HS – The 4 star QB currently holds offers from Ohio State, Boston College Clemson, Kentucky and Tennessee. 247sports ranks Nunez as the #7 dual threat QB in the country.
- Chauncey Rivers (DE) Stephenson HS - The 4 star DE from Stephenson is currently committed to South Carolina, choosing the Gamecocks over 18 other offers. Chauncey is rated as the #11 weakside defensive end in the country.
- Duke Shelley (CB) Tucker HS – The 4 star CB has burst on the recruiting scene with an incredible junior season. Currently holding an offer from Clemson, his recruiting is picking up steam
- Trey Derouen (Guard) Parkview HS – The 3 star 310lb guard currently holds offers from Georgia Tech and Vanderbilt. Trey is rated as the #30 guard in the country by 247sports.
- Javon Barnes (DT) Stephenson HS – The 3 star DT is currently ranked as the 37th best defensive tackle in the country. Holding an offer from Boston College, the 300lbs DT recruiting is starting to heat up.
- Dexter Carter Jr (WR) Bolles School – The dynamic athlete is rated as a 3 star WR, and ranked the #50 WR in the country. Holding an offer currently from Auburn and MTSU his recruiting is picking up steam.
- Andre Brown (QB) Columbia HS – The 3 star dual threat QB has picked up offers from Duke and Kentucky.
- Marquise Bryant(RB) Dunbar HS – The explosive RB has committed to the University of South Florida.
The Future Stars has now opened up registration for the 2014 camps in Florida. We expect for Florida to have an even bigger and better experience with the Future Stars in 2014. The camps are run by the top high school , middle school, and youth coaches in the area. from these camps, coaches will pick players to represent the state in the 2014 Future Stars Game to be held in Bradenton in June of 2014
|Sat Feb 22||Miami||Gibson Park|
|Sat Mar 08||Bradenton||IMG Academy|
|Sun Mar 09||Palm Beach||Wells Rec Center|
|Sat Mar 15||Jacksonville||Sweetwater Park|
|Sun Mar 16||Orlando||Central Florida Fairgrounds|
|Sun Mar 23||Ft Lauderdale||Carter Park|
The Future Stars has now opened up registration for the 2014 camps in Georgia. We are expanding to new cities in 2014 to make sure we find the absolute best players in Georgia each year. In 2014 we will have Georgia camps in Marietta, Rome, Columbus, Albany, Fayetteville, Augusta, Savannah and Snellville. The camps are run by the top high school , middle school, and youth coaches in the area. from these camps, coaches will pick players to represent the state in the 2014 Future Stars Game. Stay tuned for the Florida dates to be announced next month
|Sat Mar 01||Cobb County||Pebblebrook HS|
|Sun Mar 02||Rome||Rome HS|
|Sun Mar 09||Albany||Monroe HS|
|Sat Mar 15||Fayette County||Sandy Creek HS|
|Sun Mar 16||Columbus||Carver HS|
|Sat Mar 22||Augusta||Grovetown HS|
|Sun Mar 23||Savannah||Savannah County Day|
|Sat Mar 29||Gwinnett||Cemetary Park|
The 2013 All Future Stars Team
|QB||3||Devin Black||Riverview||Florida 8th Grade|
|RB||3||Andre Stringfield||Miami||Florida 6th Grade|
|RB||9||Trevor Smith||Lithia Springs||Georgia 6th Grade|
|WR||7||Dakarai Mattews||Jacksonville||Florida 8th Grade|
|WR||13||Shaun Wade||Jacksonville||Florida 8th Grade|
|TE||88||Xavier Reddick||Powder Springs||Georgia 8th Grade|
|OL||52||Jimarco Witherow||Marietta||Georgia 8th Grade|
|OL||58||Justin Ebiogbe||Forrest Park||Georgia 6th Grade|
|OL||69||Cody Mercer||Jacksonville||Florida 8th Grade|
|OL||75||Jamarcus Chatman||Rome||Georgia 7th Grade|
|OL||77||Taylor Montroy||Ponte Verde||Florida 8th Grade|
|DL||34||Zach Sheffer||St Johns||Florida 7th Grade|
|DL||44||Realus “Booman” George||Atlanta||Georgia 7th Grade|
|DL||54||Malik Astin||Rex||Georgia 7th Grade|
|LB||1||Riley Ware||Cape Coral||Florida 8th Grade|
|LB||26||Juwuan White||East Point||Georgia 6th Grade|
|LB||26||Camron Carter||Conyers||Georgia 7th Grade|
|LB||41||Demerious Milton||Albany||Georgia 7th Grade|
|DB||4||Dequante Showers||Jacksonville||Florida 8th Grade|
|DB||9||Marlon Gaymon||Ft Myers||Florida 8th Grade|
|DB||10||LeAnthony Williams||Atlanta||Georgia 8th Grade|
|DB||18||Thomas Prioleau||Orlando||Florida 6th Grade|
|K||14||Hayden Hairston||Alpharetta||Georgia 6th Grade|
|Returner||9||Rico Frye||Jonesboro||Georgia 7th Grade|
|Athlete||3||Nolan Edmunds||Smyrna||Georgia 7th Grade|
|QB||12||Daniel Richardson||Miramar||Florida 6th Grade|
|RB||5||Colin Wilson||Green Cove Springs||Florida 8th Grade|
|RB||14||Terrell Wright||Jacksonville||Florida 7th Grade|
|RB||21||Marquis Mickens||Jacksonville||Florida 8th Grade|
|WR||6||Malik Route||Hampton||Georgia 8th Grade|
|WR||12||Darius Corbett||Riverview||Florida 8th Grade|
|WR||82||Cory Reed||Atlanta||Georgia 8th Grade|
|OL||66||Deshaun Osborne||Grovetown||Georgia 8th Grade|
|OL||69||Christopher Schacht||Tallahassee||Florida 7th Grade|
|OL||72||Demetrius Harris||Jacksonville||Florida 8th Grade|
|OL||73||Zachery Goodson||Douglasville||Georgia 7th Grade|
|DL||34||Vashon Watson||Middleburg||Florida 8th Grade|
|DL||41||Karruah Parkinson||Jacksonville||Florida 7th Grade|
|DL||71||Cayde Anderson||Fortson||Georgia 6th Grade|
|DL||91||DeAdrian Troupe||Lithonia||Georgia 8th Grade|
|LB||15||Derrick McLendon||Decatur||Georgia 6th Grade|
|LB||24||Rico Schnitzler||Orange Park||Florida 8th Grade|
|LB||45||Andrew Hallman||Davie||Florida 7th Grade|
|DB||4||Malik Brown||Jacksonville||Florida 6th Grade|
|DB||4||Chucky Dallas||Duluth||Georgia 7th Grade|
|DB||5||Malik Webb||Palmetto||Georgia 6th Grade|
|DB||7||Darrell Nichols||Mableton||Georgia 6th Grade|
|K||9||Nathan Robertson||Columbus||Georgia 7th Grade|
|Returner||4||Malik Brown||Jacksonville||Florida 6th Grade|
|Athlete||1||Avery Showell||Mableton||Georgia 8th Grade|
June 2011 at Woodward Academy in Atlanta, we saw the beginning of something big, something bigger than we ever imagined. We saw the beginning of the Future Stars Game. That Saturday not only was the birth of the Florida-Georgia Future Stars Game, but was also the coming out party for some elite talent that has now been synonymous with the Future Stars Game. Now, college coaches and football fans alike come to the Future Stars Game to witness firsthand the next crop of stars.
On that day Team Florida 8th Grade won in an exciting 23-8 game, led by the electrifying QB play of Torrence Gibson. Gibson made several amazing plays leading Team Florida that fans at American Heritage High School now gets to see on a daily basis. Gibson has indeed become a star, even using some highlights of the Future Stars Game in his personal highlight reel viewed by college coaches all over the country.
Gibson is currently a rising Junior that is considered one of the top quarterbacks in the class of 2015. He already holds offers from the biggest names in college football. Holding offers such as Notre Dame, Miami, Ohio State, Nebraska, Clemson and more, he is definitely one of the brightest “future stars”. Gibson says he currently has no favorites, so we can watch his recruiting play out over the next 2 years.
But, as Gibson can attest to, the goal of the Future Stars Game is to do more than present an all-star game. Its motto is to have a life changing experience for the kids. When asked what was his most memorable experience about the Future Stars Game, Gibson said “just hanging in the hotel with the team, playing and having fun”
Some of the biggest names you will see on the recruiting trail in the class of 2015 and 2016 played in the Future Stars Game. Some of the biggest recruits you will see over the next 2-3 years. In addition to Gibson, you have players like Tucker Isreal, 2015 QB from Lake Nona High School in Florida. Isreal was named 5A player of the year in Florida as a 10th grader. You have D’Vante Phillips of Miami Central, an explosive 2015 WR with offers already from Alabama, Clemson, Florida, Florida State and Miami.
On the Georgia side, you have 2015 defensive end from Stephenson High School, Chauncey Rivers. Chauncey currently holds 13 offers with his current top 4 being Florida, LSU, South Carolina, and Vanderbilt. Or a pair of 2016 prospect from Georgia that played in Future Stars Games as 7th and 8th graders, in Stephenson High School’s Khalil Ladler and Darlington School’s Landon Rice.
Ladler is a cornerback that some think may be the top defensive back prospect in the country in 2016. As a freshman, he already has well over a dozen offers to include Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, Michigan St, North Carolina, Mississippi, Vanderbilt and other. Rice is a dominant 6-5 and 245lbs defensive end that has recruiters all over the country clamoring for his signature.
Future Stars game provides fans a look into the future of high school and college football. It provides players with a lifelong experience. As Rivers stated, “my most memorable moment was when we first met the Florida team in the gym”. The Future Stars Game provides mentorship, counseling, recruiting support, a great experience, as well as the best middle school football game one can expect to see.
Don’t miss the 2013 game Saturday June 15th at The Bolles School in Jacksonville.