High-SchoolPlayer-of-the-Year: Arnold

POY Potential: Top 5 Fla. football recruits

September, 19, 2011
The Gatorade Player of the Year Program honors athletes who meet comprehensive and exacting criteria in high school sports. Candidates are judged on athletic production and impact in the current season. Contenders also must demonstrate high academic achievement and exemplary personal character, including volunteerism, sportsmanship and community leadership. Senior status has no bearing on a candidate’s merit and selections are made independent of ESPNU's recruit rankings.

That being said, the state’s top five football recruits as ranked by ESPNU are sure to enter the 2011-12 Gatorade Football Player of the Year conversation at some point. Here they are …

Eddie Williams
nullESPNHSEddie Williams is Florida's No. 1 senior recruit
1. Arnold High (Panama City, Fla.) safety Eddie Williams

  • ESPNU 150 rank: 5
  • Height: 6-foot-3
  • Weight: 205 pounds
  • College: Alabama (verbal)
  • Testing results: 4.67 40-yard dash; 31.0 vertical jump
  • Traits: man coverage, zone coverage, ball skills, run support
  • ESPNU scouting report: “Williams is one of the elite overall prospects in this class and one of the best pure athletes as well. He is blessed with ideal measurables and versatility and could be an impact safety/OLB tweener or wide receiver at the next level. Is a tall and rangy athlete with lean muscle and long arms. Is fluid and flexible.”

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