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21 Players Named to Watch List for Scot Brantley Trophy to be Awarded by Ocala QB Club

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Former Gator, Tampa Bay Bucs & Forest (Ocala) LB Scot Brantley
Former Gator, Tampa Bay Bucs & Forest (Ocala) LB Scot Brantley

Aug. 16, 2018
For Immediate release
Contact: Buddy Martin buddymartinshow@gmail.com

The Ocala Quarterback Club has announced its first Watch List for the most outstanding football player/student/citizen to be nominated for The Scot Brantley Trophy in North Central Florida.

The basis of selection will be on a grading for qualities exhibited by Brantley, a member and leader on two state championship teams at Forest High School, All-SEC linebacker for the Florida Gators, and 10-year veteran of the Tampa Bay Bucs.

Those qualities include: On-field Excellence, Academics. Leadership, Athleticism, Commitment & Recommitment, Faith, Goal orientation, Character & Conscience.

A blue ribbon panel that includes former players, coaches and officials screened the nominees from high school coaches to authenticate their criteria for the most outstanding high school football player-student athlete-citizen in a six-county area.

The honoree will receive the Scot Brantley Trophy next spring to be presented by the 62-year-old Ocala QB Club and handed off by the former Florida Gator/Tampa Bay Buc/Forest High School Wildcat star himself.

The Scot Brantley Trophy Watch List

Candidates on the first Watch List from high schools in Marion, Alachua, Citrus, Levy, Sumter and Lake counties are:

Brian Mauer – QB – WESTPORT HIGH SCHOOL – TENNESSEE COMMIT
Brian Dillard – DB – LAKE WEIR – USF COMMIT
Corey King – RB – TRINITY CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL
Tucker Woods – LB – THE VILLAGES CHARTER SCHOOL
Maurice Goolsby – WR – DUNNELLON HIGH SCHOOL – FSU COMMIT
Cam Orth – QB – BUCHHOLZ HIGH SCHOOL
Trent Whittemore – WR/DB – BUCHHOLZ HIGH SCHOOL – FLORIDA COMMIT
Kelly Joiner – RB – SOUTHLAKE HIGH SCHOOL – USF COMMIT
Tre Davis – LB – NORTH MARION HIGH SCHOOL
Malik Pertee – DTM- VANGUARD HIGH SCHOOL – SOUTHERN MISS COMMIT
Markheem Glover – CB – VANGUARD HIGH SCHOOL
Tanner Sims – OL/DT – VANGUARD HIGH SCHOOL
Grant Aderholt – DT – FOREST HIGH SCHOOL
Luke Matthews – QB – GAINESVILLE HIGH SCHOOL – UF PREFERRED WALK ON/VALDOSTA STATE OFFER
Jaylen Kelsey – WR – GAINESVILLE HIGH SCHOOL – FAMU COMMIT
C.J. Strange – RB – WILLISTON HIGH SCHOOL
Kaheleil Jackson – QB – HAWTHORNE HIGH SCHOOL
Evan Bass – OL – SOUTH SUMTER HIGH SCHOOL
Jacob Fultz – OL – EUSTIS HIGH SCHOOL
Darnell Greenwood – RB – EASTSIDE HIGH SCHOOL
Hunter Pitts – DT – LECANTO HIGH SCHOOL

Brantley, a broadcaster and talk show host, is semi-retired in Ocala where he and his wife Mary live and work. Scot is an active member of the Ocala Quarterback Club, whose membership doubled last season.

Scot will be appearing at the Aug. 22 “Family Night with Megan Mullen” at CenterState Bank on Silver Springs Boulevard in Ocala.

(For ticket information go to Facebook The Ocala Quarterback Club or call 352-816-6313).

The Ocala Quarterback Club also announced that it will be present the inaugural Founders Award this fall in honor of the five people who pioneered the project in 1955: Doug Oswald and the late Trusten Drake, Dick Adams, Bob Matthews and Willard Ayres.

The Scot Brantley Trophy Committee: Todd Duffy, Captain.

Todd Swearingen, Chief Scout. Scouts: Mike McGinnis, Tony Mendola, Wally Wagoner, Chad Ritch, Joey Sorrentino, Tom Schmitz, Danny Williams

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