Draft America: Spotlight

Terrell Buckley talks football and recalls his draft day experience

DraftAmerica recently spoke with former NFL standout Terrell Buckley, a 14-year veteran who made stops in Green Bay, Miami, Denver, New England, and New York. Buckley was often a fan favorite and now is the assistant strength coach at his alma mater of Florida State. His daughter is an up-and-coming high school golfer in the South Florida area, as recently featured in the Miami Herald. Buckley discussed several aspects of football with DA, including his draft day experience back in 1992 and…
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University of Miami baseball coach Jim Morris discusses Cincinnati Reds’ first-round pick Yasmani Grandal
University of Miami baseball coach Jim Morris recently spoke with DA about his former star catcher Yasmani Grandal. The switch-hitting backstop was drafted 12th overall by the Cincinnati Reds in this year’s MLB Draft.

DA: What was it like to coach a player as talented as Yasmani?

JM: When I first saw him play, I remember saying this guy’s outstanding, and he’ll probably never go to college because he’s too good. Because he could really catch and throw, and when I saw him he really hit we…
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Woodward Academy coach Jim Minor discusses the #8 pick in the 2010 MLB Draft, Delino Deshields, Jr.
Woodward Academy High School coach Jim Minor recently took the time to discuss his former standout Delino DeShields Jr., selected 8th overall in this year’s draft by the Houston Astros.

DA: I want to congratulate you on Delino being drafted.

JM: Well thank you. That’s real exciting to have a player chosen in the first round like that. It actually brought tears to my eyes, to be honest with you.
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Bishop Blanchet HS coach George Monica discusses No. 17 pick Josh Sale in a Q&A
DraftAmerica recently spoke with Bishop Blanchet HS coach George Monica about No. 17 overall pick Josh Sale, the outfielder taken by the Tampa Bay Rays.

DA: What’s it been like to coach Josh and see him grow in front of your eyes like that?

GM: He was a starter for us starting with his freshman year, so we got him for four years and he’s got about every school hitting record, both career and single season – or pretty darn close anyway. He worked very very hard, [and] it was tremendous…
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