The Tampa Florida region features several of the state’s top prospects at a variety of positions across the board. With the season underway, Six Star Football is taking an inside look at the prospects college programs are looking at this season.
Here, Six Star Football takes a look at several ATH prospects to know in the 2021 class in the Tampa area.
Isaiah Doby, 5’10, 178, ATH, 2021, Bloomingdale @ayeee_doby
An all-around playmaker on both sides of the ball. He has great strength and speed and shows the ability to get up and make plays through the air. A WR who can find separation through his routes and creativity when the QB has to scramble. He’s an impressive safety as well, showing the ability to get to the ball and make strong, physical plays on the edge and in the middle of the field. Last season he recorded 103 tackles, setting a tone and looking to impose his will on opponents. He reports a 265 bench, a 415 squat, 4.5 40 and a 42 vertical. He currently holds offers from Finlandia University, Albright, Missouri S&T, St. Thomas University, Urbana and Judson University. Dobby has a 3.30 GPA and a 980 SAT score.
Jamari Gassett, 5’10, 160, WR/ATH, 2021, Tampa Bay Tech @JamariGassett18
Gassett is a promising athlete who can show up big as a receiver. He has great athleticism and terrific speed and can burn opponents with his quickness in routes and on his own. He can create after the catch and shows the ability to make high point plays look easy. Gassett is listed at 5’10, 160-pounds and is comfortable going up against any DB who is looking to match him up. He is terrific after the catch, able to make opponents miss and fake out opponents and avoid contact incredibly well. His elusiveness comes in handy as a return man, able to break away and score or make impressive moves in space. A University of Buffalo commit who shows a good upside. He also reports a 4.6 GPA.
Artez Hooker Jr., 5’9, 150, ATH/WR, 2021, Lakewood @artezhooker1
Another standout athlete who has a good upside as a receiver. Hooker runs hard and shows the ability to get up and make terrific catches through the air. He is listed at 5’9, 150-pounds and he plays quick and physical. He’s an explosive slot on offense who can zip around the field, make catches and then showcase his creativity after the catch. Hooker looks to stay on his feet and continue drives, the kind of player who can be handed the ball upright and then go to work down the field. Before committing to Buffalo, Hooker also held offers from Toledo, UAB, Coastal Carolina, Middle Tennessee, North Texas, UT Martin, Colorado State and FIU.
Antonio Jamison Jr., 6’1, 180, ATH, 2021, Chamberlain @Antoniojamiso13
A playmaker on both sides of the ball who can showcase his all-around athleticism and power. He is confident outside the numbers and can get up and bring down the ball and also cover receivers quite well. He is listed at 6’1, 180-pounds and he runs a 4.5 40-yard dash and is also an impact player on special teams. He runs hard and shows terrific awareness around the sideline. He can come up with big plays with the balls in his hands and is a tough and physical tackler. He currently holds offers from Campbell University, Tennessee State, Bowling Green, UT Martin and Albany State.
Jhaylen Murray, 5’11, 170, ATH, 2021, Clearwater @Jhaylen02
An intelligent leader and player who gets to the ball and can wrap up opponents and throw them out of bounds. He’s a physical prospect who has good hands and footwork and shows the athleticism needed to make a splash at the next level. He’s constantly looking for areas to improve and has good timing and solid rhythm to his game. He is good at making tackles on his own and he is also a smooth receiver as well. He has a 4.55 40-yard dash time, a 4.2 shuttle and has a 30” vertical and a 220 bench and a 405 squat.