FBU Freshman All-American Bowl top performers

NAPLES, Fla. – Every year Football University does a great job of identifying the best talent rising from the ranks of middle school to college level. The 2025 class group Monday night in Naples was no different.

The FBU Freshman All-American Bowl lived up to the hype with extraordinary players from both teams and on both sides of the ball giving a sneak peek at “sophomores” in fall 2022.

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Already an out-of-bounds impact player, Keylan Abrams is ready to make some noise to the next level with Texas’s DeSoto High School. Abrams took home the honors of Defensive Freshman All-American Bowl Player of the Game after being a constant presence in the Adizero team’s backfield all night.

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Indiana high school football fans are already familiar with receiver Gabriel Aramboles. Aramboles led his Westfield Shamrocks team during the 2021 season in receptions (41), yards received (605) and tied for the team’s record in touchdowns received (four). All of these skills emerged against his peer group taking home the co-offensive MVP for the match.

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When people start using the word “different” in a positive way when talking about football players, Donovan Johnson is one of those guys to list. Johnson already has a collegiate structure. His freshman season was completed at college level with Calvary Day, running 1,336 yards from 170 tote with 10 TDs. Proving he is a full back, he also got 14 passes for 129 yards.

His all-week work ethic and Monday night game performance earned him a ticket to the All-American Bowl.

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Winston Watkins stole the show with his commitment to Texas A&M before the match even started and then showed why the Aggies submitted the offer upfront by hauling passes and performing jet sweeps. Watkins came into play with five offers to build his recruiting curriculum as a third-grade student with Fort Myers’ (Fla.) Evangelical Christian.

During the 2020 season, he ran 30 times for 199 yards with a touchdown and received 25 record passes for 430 yards with two scores. If that wasn’t enough, he also played defense for the Sentinels and kicked against varsity competition.

His first season was spent with the IMG Academy honing his skills against some of the best 2022 and ’23 players in the country.

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What’s in Indiana water? Ife Adeoba is another player destined for collegiate glory as part of the 2025 class. On the biggest stage, the best splendor. On Monday night, Adeoba was always there to beat passes, put pressure on the quarterback and play behind the scrimmage line.

Already blessed with size and speed, seeing it grow on the grill over the next few years will be thrilling for Pike High School fans.

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Gavin Nix was another name repeatedly called Monday. The Florida linebacker showed up with a sack for a safety, a tackle for a loss and broke a pass.

Nix’s skills earned him a spot on Orlando’s Highland Prep roster during the 2021 season. He got his first offer from Miami on June 27 and visited UCF and Florida on game day.

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Brock Feinberg is another freshman who has already started his high school career earning a starting spot as a tight end / full-back for Wando High School in Mt. Pleasant (SC). Feinberg has had two big receptions in the game. One was the downfield which showed how he stretched the defense and the other was a flowing reception which showed his athleticism and hands. Another one to keep an eye on in the coming years.

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Playing as a quarterback, there is no hiding in the big games and both 3Stripe QBs have come to play. Playing for Palmetto High School during the 2021 season, Zander Smith threw for 1,509 yards with 11 touchdowns. Smith already has a collegiate facility with recruiting interest to follow the launch for Alabama and Clemson over the summer and pay a game day visit to Tuscaloosa this fall.

All-American Bowl pressure didn’t show for Nikolay “Niko” Boyce when he was leading 3Stripe. Boyce got varsity action with Napoli’s Barron Collier this fall, completing 14 of 19 passes for 126 yards while supporting senior Dylan McNamara.

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There are very good reasons why Alabama, Florida State, Miami and Oregon have already offered Davi Belfort … baby can play. There is an effortless movement for Belfort’s release with a Saturday arm driving the ball down. Belfort enlightened Florida 3A teams this season by throwing for 2,016 yards with 22 TDs as he ran 230 yards from 38 totes, scoring six more scores on the scoreboard.

A tall, armed quarterback in Texas, the Lone Star State produces them as if it were a state mandate and the latest offering is Beaumont’s Roy Thomas Jenkins. Jenkins turned the rock for Kelly Catholic, shattering the college team’s defenses for 2,216 yards with 28 touchdown passes. The Houston Cougars were the first to offer Jenkins.

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