One of the other great features of the FNF Florida preseason magazine is all the player rankings and recruiting notes from around the state. It’s always interesting to see where Polk County athletes rank among the best in the state, and typically they fare pretty well.
For the 2012 edition, Polk players rated really high are somewhat sparse. The following four players are the only Polk seniors in the “Power 100”:
Stevenson and Swanson are also the only ones from Polk ranked in the top 10 at their position, with Stevenson coming in at #9 and Swanson at #10. Stevenson has committed to Florida State, while Swanson has committed to LSU. Carter and Lane are uncommitted as of now.
Lake Gibson also has two players in the top 50 for the class of 2014: QB Trey Congdon at #40 and S Kendall Gant at #43. So it definitely looks like Lake Gibson will have a lot of talent again, and we’ll have to see if that translates to the district standings.