National Signing Day: A look at Florida's top uncommitted players

Jon Santucci
Palm Beach Post

National Signing Day is Wednesday and several players on the USA Today Florida Network's top 100 remain unsigned.

Here are some of the players in the state who are expected to announce their college decision this week. 

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Monsignor Pace defensive lineman Shemar Stewart has narrowed his finalists to Georgia, Miami and Texas A&M.

Shemar Stewart (Monsignor Pace DL)

USA Today Florida Network top 100: No. 3

Finalists: Georgia, Miami, Texas A&M

Stewart, the only top 25 player on the USA Today Florida Network top 100 who hasn't signed yet, is one of the biggest prizes in the nation. Texas A&M has been considered the favorite for the 6-foot-6, 272-pound standout, but new Miami coach Mario Cristobal made Stewart a priority shortly after hired. Stewart visited Texas A&M last weekend and visited Miami this past weekend.

Gibbons defensive end Mason Thomas (7) celebrates a sack during the Class 4A State Championship game between Cardinal Gibbons and Cocoa at DRV PNK Stadium in Fort Lauderdale, FL., on Thursday, December 16, 2021. Final score, Gibbons 21, Cocoa, 19.

R Mason Thomas (Cardinal Gibbons DE)

USA Today Florida Network top 100: No. 29

Top offers: Iowa State, Kentucky, Miami, Oklahoma

Thomas had an outstanding senior year (19 tackles for loss, 12 sacks, 2 forced fumbles), helped Cardinal Gibbons win a second consecutive Class 4A state title and consistently has risen up recruiting boards as a result. Thomas was an Iowa State commit, but has taken official visits to Oklahoma and Miami that past two weekends.

Terrance Gibbs

Terrance Gibbs (Winter Park RB)

USA Today Florida Network top 100: No. 48

Top offers: Florida, Texas

Gibbs arguably is the most fascinating recruit in the 2022 class. The 6-foot, 190-pound Gibbs has been considered one of the premier running back recruits in the class of 2022 for a few years, but suffered a serious knee injury before his junior season. Gibbs didn't play last fall and was limited to only a few games in 2021, primarily at wide receiver. He was a Gators commit, but decommitted after Dan Mullen was fired. He visited Texas in December.

Forest's Jamarrien Burt (1) with the carry in first half action against Leon High School at Forest High School in Ocala, Florida, Friday, October 15, 2021.

Jamarrien Burt (Forest ATH)

USA Today Florida Network top 100: No. 62

Top offers: Oklahoma, Utah

Burt, a former Gators commit, saw his commitment pick up after the early signing period in December. The 6-foot-1, 175-pounder is an elite athlete who can make plays on both sides of the ball and is a physical presence on defense. He took official visits to Utah and Oklahoma in January. Those schools appear to be the clear front runners. 

AJ Johnson is a wide receiver from  Western High School in Davie.

AJ Johnson (Western WR)

USA Today Florida Network top 100: No. 73

Top offer: Indiana

Johnson, who played at Isidore Newman (Louisiana) with top 2023 quarterback Arch Manning in 2020, decommitted from LSU in August. He played in a handful of games for Western this season before suffering a shoulder injury. Johnson was offered by Indiana on Friday and took an official visit to Bloomington this past weekend. 

Ahmad Moten (99) of Cardinal Gibbons chases Cocoa QB Davin Wydner during the Class 4A state football championship Thursday, Dec. 16, 2021.

Ahmad Moten (Cardinal Gibbons DL)

USA Today Florida Network top 100: No. 74

Top offers: Iowa State, Miami, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee

Moten, a 6-foot-3, 290-pound lineman, is the younger brother of former Miami Hurricanes defensive lineman Anthony Moten. Ahmad Moten had a breakout season in 2021 and was one of the fastest rising recruits in the state. Moten has taken official visits to Iowa State, Tennessee, North Carolina, Oklahoma and Miami in the past two months.  

Boone offensive tackle Leyton Nelson

Leyton Nelson (Boone OT)

USA Today Florida Network top 100: No. 86

Top offers: SMU, UCF, Vanderbilt, Washington State

Top offers: Nelson technically still is a UCF commit, but he opted not to sign with the Golden Knights during the early signing period. He's been offered by SMU and Washington State in the past six weeks. 

Editor's note: Nelson committed to Vanderbilt on Tuesday 

Bolles linebackers Deklan Dougherty (10) and Jack Pyburn (44) and running back Kade Frew (8) lead their team onto the field before a high school football game  against St. Augustine on September 10, 2021. [Clayton Freeman/Florida Times-Union]

Jack Pyburn (Bolles DE)

USA Today Florida Network top 100: No. 94

Finalists: Auburn, Florida, Miami

Pyburn, who had a big senior year for the Bulldogs, was a Minnesota commit but decommitted shortly after the early signing period. He's seen his recruitment take off again during the past six weeks. This appeared to be a two-team race between Auburn and Miami before Florida secured a late visit and offered on Sunday. Pyburn, who will announce on Tuesday, called the Gators his "dream" offer. 

Editor's note: Pyburn committed to Florida on Tuesday. 

Other players to watch

Matt McCoy at practice

Matt McCoy (Creekside OT)

Finalists: Florida, Miami 

One of the first big signing day showdowns between new Gators coach Billy Napier and new Hurricanes coach Mario Cristobal will take place in St. Johns. The 6-foot-6, 285-pounder whose older brother Luther is a freshman defensive lineman at Minnesota, is a late bloomer who has more than 15 offers since September. McCoy visited Miami, UCF and Florida this month. 

Greg Delaine of Fort Myers runs after catching a pass on Friday, Aug. 27, 2021, at Fort Myers High School.

Greg Delaine (Fort Myers CB)

Top offers: Georgia Tech, Louisville, Mississippi State, Syracuse

Delaine was a Georgia Tech commit, but he did not sign during the early signing period and is expected to sign elsewhere on National Signing Day. The 6-foot-1, 170-pounder , tied for third in Southwest Florida with four interceptions last season.

Anthony Hankerson (2) of St. Thomas stiff-arms Rukeem Stroud (22) of Tampa Bay Tech on his way to scoring a touchdown during first quarter of the Class 7A state championship game at DRV PNK Stadium, Fort Lauderdale, FL  Dec. 17, 2021.

Anthony Hankerson (St. Thomas Aquinas RB)

Top offers: Colorado, FIU

Despite being on one of the most talented teams in the state, Aquinas' talented backfield of Hankerson and quarterback Zion Turner flew under the recruiting radar during the 2021 season. Hankerson has seen things pick up during the past few weeks with offers from FIU and Colorado. The 5-foot-9, 170-pounder visited FIU last weekend.

Editor's note: Hankerson committed to Colorado on Tuesday

Brady Denaburg (15) of Merritt Island warms up before the game against Miami Central at the Class 5A state championship at DRV PNK Stadium, Fort Lauderdale, FL  Dec. 17, 2021.

Brady Denaburg (Merritt Island K/QB)

Top offers: Air Force, Rhode Island, Syracuse

Denaburg led Merritt Island to the Class 5A state championship game this past season and has seen his recruitment pick up since the early signing period. Rhode Island is offering Denaburg the ability to kick and play quarterback; Air Force and Syracuse have offered him as a kicker.